NATIONAL

Gujarat Government grants religious minority status to Jews:

• There are just 170 members of the Jewish community in Gujarat, of which 140 are     settled in Ahmedabad, while the remaining 30 are in other parts of the state
• The Synagogue Judah Hyam Hall is the only place of worship in Delhi for Jews
• Judaism originated in the Middle East over 3500 years ago
• Judaism was founded by Moses, although Jews trace their history back to Abraham.
• Jews believe that there is only one God with whom they have a covenant
• Judaism has a rich history of religious text, but the central and most important religious document is the Torah.
• Jewish traditional or oral law, the interpretation of the laws of the Torah, is called halakhah.
• Spiritual leaders are called Rabbis.
• Jews worship in Synagogues.

GUJARAT
• Capital: Gandhinagar
• Chief Minister: Vijay Rupani
• Governor: Om Prakash Kohli

UNESCO Heritage Site in Gujarat:
Rani ki vav, Historic City of Ahmedabad, Champaner-Pavagarh Archeological Park

First ever ‘India Tourism Mart’:

First ever ‘India Tourism Mart’ will be hosted in New Delhi from 16th to 18th September by the Ministry of Tourism in partnership with the Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism and Hospitality (FAITH). India Convention Promotion Board (ICPB) shall coordinate the whole event.

The objective of the event is to create an annual Global Tourism Mart for India in line with major international travel marts being held in countries across the world.

International

6th edition of biennial World Cities Summit held in Singapore:

• The 6th edition of the biennial World Cities Summit, the leading global platform to drive and connect innovators in sustainable integrated urban solutions, kicked off in Singapore.

• The summit is being held together with the Singapore International Water Week and the Clean Enviro Summit Singapore at the same venue.

• It will provide a unique integrated global platform to drive integrated urban solutions, connect global business experts, policy-makers, industry leaders and innovators through strategic collaborative efforts and cutting-edge technologies.

Singapore:
• Capital: Singapore
• Currency: Singapore dollar
• President: Halimah Yacob

Nickname of Indian Cities:

Bengaluru:
Electronic City of India , Garden City of India, Silicon Valley of India, Pensioners Paradise , Space City, Science city of India, IT Capital of India

New Delhi:
City of Rallies

Sports

Anju Khosla – Oldest Indian woman to complete Ironman Triathlon

Anju Khosla has become the oldest Indian woman to complete an Ironman Triathlon which is one of the toughest one-day sporting events.

Anju Khosla – Oldest Indian woman to complete Ironman Triathlon:
– Anju Khosla is 52 years old. She is a resident of New Delhi. She completed “Winning       Like Sourav: Think & Succeed Like Ganguly” by Abhirup Bhattacharya

Winning Like Sourav: Think & Succeed Like Ganguly:
This book speaks about Sourav Ganguly’s trust on talented youngsters that gained India one of its greatest cricketers of all times – Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

-Her first full Ironman Triathlon, in Carinthia, Austria, in 15 hours, 54 minutes and 54 seconds.

India’s Jhilli Dalabehera bags bronze in 2018 IWF Junior World Weightlifting Championships at Tashken

Jhilli Dalabehera bags bronze:
-Jhilli Dalabehera lifted 167 kg in the 48 kg category and won the bronze medal.
-Jhilli Dalabehera has become the second woman lifter after Saikhom Mirabai Chanu in   2013 to win a medal in the Junior World Championships.

About Indian Weightlifting Federation:
♦ Secretary General – Sahdev Yadav
♦ Location – New Delh

Finance and Economy

Vodafone-Idea merger gets govt’s conditional approval

On July 10, 2018, The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has conditionally approved the merger of Vodafone India with Idea Cellular, the largest M&A deal in the sector, which will displace Bharti Airtel from the No. 1 spot after over 15 years

Vodafone:
♦ Headquarters: London, UK.
♦ CEO: Vittorio Colao.

IDEA Cellular:
♦ Headquarters: Mumbai.
♦ CEO: Himanshu Kapania

One farmer one transformer’: scheme launched to reduce electricity losses from Aug 15

-The scheme is called “one farmer one transformer”.
-It will be launched on 15th August,2018.
-The objective of the scheme is to reduce electricity losses.

Things to Remember

-UNESCO Heritage Sites in Maharashtra:
Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves, Elephanta Caves, Kailasa Temple (Ellora).

-Nickname of Indian Cities:

Bengaluru:
Electronic City of India , Garden City of India, Silicon Valley of India, Pensioners Paradise , Space City, Science city of India, IT Capital of India

New Delhi:
City of Rallies.

Thought of the Day

“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.”

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