National

NITI Aayog To Organise India’s First Global Mobility Summit

The Government think tank Niti Aayog will hold on September 7-8 here the India’s first ‘Global Mobility Summit’. It will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The summit will help drive government’s goal for vehicle electrification, renewable energy integration and job growth and also speed up India’s transition to a clean energy economy.

‘MOVE: Global Mobility Summit’ will be organised in collaboration with various ministries and industry partners.

The six themes of the summit are: Asset utilisation and service, comprehensive electrification, alternative energy, reinventing public transit, logistics and goods transport and data analytics and mobility.

 

Behdienkhlam Festival Concludes In Meghalaya

The Behdienkhlam Festival of the Raij Tuber, one of the most colourful and the biggest festivals in the Jaintia Hills region concluded. It is celebrated by the Pnar (Jaintia) tribal community.

The celebration was held at the sacred place called the ‘Bear’ situated in the heart of Tuber village which is about 25 kilometers from Jowai

 

Election Commission Launches ‘CVigil’ App

The Election Commission of India has launched a mobile app cVIGIL,which citizens can use to confidentially report violation of election code of conduct. The ECI hopes the app will ensure a free and fair conduct of 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

 

NRL becomes first oil PSU to introduce online legal compliance

Assam’s Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL) has become the first oil public sector undertaking (PSU) to adopt an online legal compliance system by introducing ‘Legatrix’.

‘Legatrix’ is a one-stop solution for effectively managing the organization’s legal and regulatory compliances through monitoring control at the different level.

 

 

International

UNESCO Inscribed 4 Sites In World Heritage Sites List

The World Heritage Committee, meeting in Manama was held under the chair of Shaikha Haya Bint Rashed al-Khalifa of Bahrain, inscribed two cultural sites in Germany and Turkey as well as two mixed (i.e. both cultural and natural) sites in Canada and Colombia.

The new World Heritage sites, in order of inscription, are:

Cultural sites:

Gobekli Tepe (Turkey)

Naumburg Cathedral (Germany)

Mixed sites:

Pimachiowin Aki (Canada)

Chiribiquete National Park – “The Maloca of the Jaguar” (Colombia)

 

 

Economy and Finance

IndiaFirst ties up with Oxigen

IndiaFirst Life Insurance Company Limited has announced its tie-up with Oxigen Services India Pvt. Ltd., to establish the distribution of its insurance products at Oxigen retail outlets.

IndiaFirst Life Insurance Company Limited is a joint venture between Bank of Baroda, Andhra Bank and Legal and General (UK).

Oxigen is one of the leading providers of money transfers and prepaid recharges as low as Rs. 10.

 

 

India to host International Union of Food Science and technology 2018

The International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) has announced the five days 19th edition global event will be held in Navi Mumbai, India (in October 2018).

IUFoST is the global voice of food science and technology in association with Indian National Science Academy (INSA) as adhering body.

 

 

Sports

Aaron Finch posts 172 runs for the highest T20I score

Australian captain Aaron Finch (31-year) slammed 172 runs (76-balls) against Zimbabwe to register the highest-ever individual score in T20Is (own record of 156 runs) in Harare.

He smashed 10 sixes and 16 fours in his knock before getting out hit-wicket.

Finch and D’Arcy Short shared a 223-run opening stand, which is the highest ever partnership for any wicket in T20Is.

Currently, Chris Gayle holds the record for the highest score in T20s with the West Indian scoring 175 runs in the Indian Premier League 2013.

 

 

IOA announces 524-member contingent of athletes for Asian Games

The 18th Asian Games (Jakarta Palembang 2018) is a pan-Asian multi-sport event scheduled to be held from 18 August to 2 September 2018 in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang.

 

 

India Clinched The Kabaddi Masters Dubai 2018

India thrashed Iran to emerge champions of the six-nation Kabaddi Masters Dubai, in Dubai.

The Indian captain Ajay Thakur scored nine points and youngster Monu Goyat got six points,  leading the raid charts.

The six-nation invitational tournament was organised by International Kabaddi Federation in association with Star Sports and Dubai Sports Council

 

 

Awards

 National Maritime Search and Rescue Award

Milan Shankar Tare, a resident of Satapati village, will receive the National Maritime Search and Rescue Award, instituted by the National Maritime Search and Rescue Board.

He is a fisherman from adjoining Palghar district, who saved 12 people from a sinking boat.

The award consist of National Maritime Search and Rescue award, Commendation certificate and cash prize.

 

 

Important Days

America Independence Day – July 4

On 4th July  1776 the 13 colonies that were at war with the British, announced the US Declaration of Independence that stated that they regarded themselves as 13 independent states that are not ruled by the British.

 

 

Things to remember

Tag lines of some banks

South Indian Bank – Experience Next Generation Banking
Syndicate Bank – Faithful. Friendly
UCO Bank – Honors Your Trust

 

 

Thought of the Day

“Action is not a matter of right and wrong. It is only when action is partial, not total, that it is right and wrong”

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