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Daily Current Affairs 30 July 2018: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 30 July 2018. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 30 July 2018. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 30 July 2018 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Mumbai Weather Live App

  • Mumbai Weather Live App launched by The Union Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES).
  • This is a mobile application that to provide information on extreme weather events in Mumbai.

2. PRASHAD Scheme

  • National Mission on Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive (PRASHAD),Under the PRASHAD Scheme, 26 religious cities/sites in 19 States have been identified for development.
  • In these religious places the development in tourism related infrastructure through central financial assistance to the Central Agencies will be done.

3. Mission Satyanishtha

  • Indian Railways has launched a new programme titled Mission Satyanishtha to counter corruption.
  • Main objectives Mission Satyanishtha is to train every employee to understand need and value of ethics in personal and public life.

4. 81 investment projects worth ₹60,000 crore in Uttar Pradesh

  • Narendra Modi launched 81 investment projects worth ₹60,000 crore in Uttar Pradesh.
  • Jio and BSNL are investing ₹10,000 crore and ₹5,000 crore respectively for laying OFC Network.

International News

1. Indo Nepal Tourism Forum

  • A meeting of tourism Joint Working Group (JWG) between India and Nepal was held in Kathmandu and it was agreed to set up the Indo Nepal Tourism Forum to promote tourism.
  • Ramayana and Buddhist circuits to be promoted through common branding by India and Nepal

2. 1st Hindu candidate to win a general National Assembly seat in Pakistan

  • Mahesh Kumar Malani of the Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) has become the 1st Hindu candidate to win a general National Assembly seat in Pakistan.
  • Earlier this year, Krishna Kumari also had become the 1st Hindu woman to be elected to Pakistan’s Senate.

3. International Army Games 2018

  • International Army Games 2018 at Patriot Park in Moscow region was started by Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu.
  • The opening ceremony was attended by Indian Ambassador to Russia, Pankaj Saran.
  • Indian teams are taking part in two major competitions– Tank Biathlon event and Elbrus Ring competition.

Business News

1. 16-member committee to examine motor third party insurance pricing aspects

  • IRDAI has constituted a 16-member committee to examine motor third party insurance pricing aspects.
  • Head of this Committee is P. J. Joseph. The committee also made recommendations on the premium rates for 2019-20.

2. INFRA Icon Award

  • ONGC was awarded the INFRA Icon Award in the ‘Global Energy’ category.
  • The theme of the event was: ‘Smart cities envisages to take infrastructure development to a next level’.

3. Coal Production has increased by 105 MT

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  • Coal India Limited Coal production has increased by 105 MT during the last four years as compared to an increase of 31 MT during the period of 2010-11 to 2013-14 (4 years).
  • The opening of coal mines is a continuous activity which is undertaken regularly to meet the increasing demand of coal in the economy.

4. Two ‘Made in India’ tank engines are handed over to the Army

  • Nirmala Sitharaman handed over two high-power multi-fuel tank engines to Vice-Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Devraj Anbu.

Sports News

1. Mohun Bagan ‘Ratna’

  • ‘Mohun Bagan ‘Ratna’ award was conferred to former India international Pradip Chowdhury.
  • ‘Mohun Bagan ‘Ratna’ is the highest honour of Mohun Bagan club. It is a football club based in Kolkata.

2. Jordan Junior and Cadet Open 2018

  • India won 15 medals including two gold, three silver and ten bronze.
  • Jordan Junior and Cadet Open (Table Tennis) was held in Amman, Jordan.

3. Brazil reappointed Coach Adenor Leonardo Bacchi

  • Brazil reappointed Coach Adenor Leonardo Bacchi(Coach Tite) until the end of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
  • Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) is the national governing body for football in Brazil.

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