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GA- 09 Jul 2018(July 9, 2018)

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Dear Aspirants,

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MHA to upgrade National Information Security Policy and Guidelines
  • The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is planning to upgrade National Information Security Policy and Guidelines (NISPG) to secure govt data and control access to it inorder to prevent sensitive information making its way to internet.
  • The upgraded and updated policy will cover issues pertaining to the Official Secrets Act.
  • MHA has been designated as the lead agency for the protection of the ‘Information’ in Cyberspace.

RBI cancels licence of Alwar Urban Co-operative Bank
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cancelled the licence of Alwar Urban Co-operative Bank in Alwar, Rajasthan as it is not in a position to pay its depositors in full as and when their claims accrue, among other reasons.
  • The present financial position of the bank leaves no scope for its revival.
  • The cancellation of the licence is effective from the close of business on Jul 5.

World’s largest mobile manufacturing factory inaugurated in India
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South Korean President Moon Jae-in inaugurated the New Mobile Manufacturing Plant of Samsung at Noida.
  • With the beginning of this New Plant India’s Make In India and Skill India Will get a major Push in the country.
  • Samsung has invested close to 5,000 Crore Rupees in this plant and aims to Manufacture 12 Crore Mobile Handsets annually which will result is massive job creation.

Govt to launch Global Housing Construction Technology Challenge
  • The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) will launch Global Housing Construction Technology Challenge as part of technology sub-mission of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U).
  • It aims to accelerate PMAY-U’s target of providing ‘housing for all’ as the scheme is moving at pace far slower than its rural counterpart.
  • MoHUA will invite ideas for innovative technologies for mass housing projects that can help build houses faster, cheaper and of better quality with sustainable green materials.
  • The selected technologies will be tried and tested to be found suitable to geographical conditions of six different urban areas selected across the country with varying terrains such as hilly, plain, or earthquake-prone etc.
  • Under PMAY-U, around 8 lakh houses have been constructed since its launch in Jun 25, 2015.
  • It does not even account for 10% of revised MoHUA target of providing 1.2 crore houses by 2022.
  • As against this, under rural component of the scheme, PMAY-Gramin, 48.26 lakh houses have been built, with pace almost on course of meeting target of 2.95 crore houses by 2022.

JEE (Main), NEET to be held twice a year
  • The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) announced that two of India’s most popular competitive exams, Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) (Main) and National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET), will now be held twice a year and over multiple days.
  • Both the exams will be conducted by newly formed National Testing Agency (NTA).
  • It will also conduct National Eligibility Test (NET).
  • All these exams were earlier conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
  • Henceforth, JEE (Main) for undergraduate admission into various engineering colleges will be held twice a year in Jan and Apr.
  • NEET for admission into medical and dental courses will be held in February and May.
  • All tests will be computer-based and practice modules will be made available on NTA website.

RIL becomes India’s largest tax payer in the private sector
  • Reliance Industries Limited has become India’s largest payer of Goods and Services Tax (GST), Excise and Customs Duty, and Income Tax in the private sector.
  • The company chairman, Mukesh Ambani highlighted that Jio’s subscribers grew from 124 million at the end of last year to 210 million at the end of FY18.
  • Reliance has become the first Indian company to record PBDIT (Profit Before Depreciation Interest and Taxes) of over $10 billion with each of our key businesses – refining, petrochemicals, retail and digital services achieving record earnings performance.

Six bids to supply 110 fighters for IAF
  • Six global aircraft manufacturers responded Indian Air Force’s (IAF) Request for Information (RFI) to supply 110 fighter aircrafts to replace its ageing fleet of MiG-21s and MiG-27s, which are being phased out of service.
  • Of the six bids received, Lockheed Martin F-16 and SAAB Gripen are single-engine fighters, while Dassault Rafale, Boeing F-18, Eurofighter Typhoon and United Aircraft Corporation MiG-35 are twin-engine fighters.
  • The bids now will be evaluated after which IAF will issue Request For Proposal (RFP) with exact specifications of aircraft to be procured.
  • The RFP is expected by early 2019.
  • It has not specified exact requirement of fighter jets, opening up contest to both single-and twin-engine jets.

Govt sets noise standards for airports across India
  • The Union environment ministry has issued a notification setting noise standards for all airports across the country.
  • The limits, however, exclude defence aircrafts, and those that are landing and taking-off.
  • Noise standards within the overall boundary for various airports are equivalent and applicable as ‘Industrial Zones’.
  • The noise limits specified shall replace and supersede the ambient air quality in respect of noise limits of existing zones: silence, residential, and commercial areas.
  • The rules state that busy airports — a civil airport with more than 50,000 aircraft movements per year (take-off or a landing) – should not exceed noise levels beyond 75 dB(A) Leq (decibels) during the day time (6am to 10pm) and 65 dBA during the night (10pm to 6am).
  • All other airports — an airport having more than 15,000 but less than 50,000 movements annually — should not exceed levels beyond 65 dBA during the day and 60 dBA during the night.
  • An airport noise zone is an area for each airport based on the master plan, which shall be defined as a noise contour for day and night period by the respective airport operator on the basis of existing rules from the ministry of civil aviation.

Mark Zuckerberg becomes third-richest in the world with net worth of $81.6 billion
  • Facebook Inc. co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has overtaken Warren Buffett as the world’s third-richest person, further solidifying technology as the most robust creator of wealth.
  • It was announced by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
  • Zuckerberg, who trails only Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates, eclipsed Buffett Friday as Facebook shares climbed 2.4 percent.
  • It’s the first time that the three wealthiest people on the ranking made their fortunes from technology.
  • Zuckerberg is now worth $81.6 billion, about $373 million more than Buffett, the 87-year-old chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Dominic Raab becomes new Brexit secretary after David Davis resigns
  • David Davis, who has been leading UK negotiations to leave the EU, has quit his role as Brexit Secretary.
  • The resignation is a blow to Mrs May as she seeks to win over Eurosceptic MPs to her proposed Brexit vision, which would form the basis of the UK’s position in on-going talks with the EU.
  • Dominic Raab, who campaigned for Leave during the UK’s 2016 EU referendum, has been promoted from housing minister to take over from Mr Davis.
  • The UK is due to leave the European Union on 29 Mar 2019, but the two sides have yet to agree how trade will work between the UK and the EU afterwards.

Anju Khosla – Oldest Indian woman to complete Ironman Triathlon
  • At the age of 52, Anju Khosla has become the oldest Indian woman to complete an Ironman Triathlon – one of the toughest one-day sporting events.
  • The New Delhi resident completed her first full Ironman Triathlon, in Carinthia, Austria, in 15 hours, 54 minutes and 54 seconds.
  • It comprises 3.86 km swimming leg, 180.25 km bike leg followed by a marathon (42.2 km), to be completed without a break.
  • In Austria, out of the 2,761 competitors, 2,315 crossed the finish line with Anju 38th out of 41 in her age category (W50).
  • Among women, she was 319th out of 336 athletes and overall 2,257th.

Jhilli Dalabehera bagged the bronze medal
  • Indian lifter Jhilli Dalabehera bagged the bronze medal in the 2018 IWF Junior World Weightlifting Championships at Tashkent.
  • She lifted 167 kg (75 kg + 92 kg) in 48 kg to finish third on the podium.
  • She is the second woman lifter after Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (in 2013) to win a medal in the Junior World Championships.

Dipa Karmakar wins gold in Gymnastics World Cup
  • India’s premier gymnast Dipa Karmakar clinched the gold medal in the vault event of FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup at Mersin, Turkey.
  • She scored 14.150 to win gold today.
  • She had topped the qualification also with a score of 13.400.
  • This is Dipa’s first medal in a World Challenge Cup.
  • She has been included in the 10-member Indian gymnastics team for the upcoming Asian Games.



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