In this post you will learn about Current Affairs – Daily GK Updates, Today Important Questions Answers of 19th July 2017.
Culture on Cruise weekly festival launched by J&K govt at Dal Lake
The magnificent dal lake organized a weekly culture programme culture of the cruise which brought many artists from different fields on a common platform. various fields include artist from music, writers, poets and academics and includes many other performances, talks,forums and debates. various artist like Mohammed yaseen gundpuri,mohammed subhan shah, and Bashir Kotur also performed in the event.
18th July celebrated as Nelson Mandela day 18th July: Nelson Mandela International Day
on the eve of Mandela’s birthday on 18th July will be celebrated as International Mandela day. This year Mandela foundation will act against poverty, remembering Mandela’s devotion and sincerity towards a poor section of the society and promoting equality among all.mandela was a lawyer by profession and dedicated his entire life to the service of humanity.he was also the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
Amartya Sen published ‘Future of Indian Universities: Comparative and International Perspectives’
today at Rashtrapati Bhavan Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen published a book named “Future of Indian Universities: Comparative and International Perspectives” . First copy of the release was sent to President Pranab Mukherjee.this book is all about research work of scholars from india as well as other countries.main objective of this book is to compare the higher education and issues of indian institutions. this book is compiled by Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor of JGU University and is published by Oxford University Press.
Kolkata will hold Horasis Asia Meeting on 26-27 November to be held in Kolkata on 26-27 November
The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), together with the West Bengal government, will host a business meeting in the city named horasis asia meeting.its main aim is to highlight sustainable business practices in variety of fields mainly power and enegy. this meet will be for two days.as mamy as 500 delegates from over 65 countries wil show their presence in the event. will host Horasis Asia Meeting, a global business meeting, in the city in November. The two-day business meet, starting November 26, will focus on sustainable business practices in various areas, including power and energy. The event will be attended by over 500 delegates from over 65 countries.
I&B dept to Smriti irani , Urban development to Narender singh tomar
PM Modi assigned information and broadcasting dept to Smriti Irani after Venkiah Naidu in-charge of this ministry who was given NDA’s vice presidential candidature. Urban development was given to Narender singh Tomar which was also handled by Naidu. naidu sent his resignation from all his ministerial responsibilities.
SBI launched a website for home buyers
Largest Commercial bank of India SBI has launched “SBI Reality” an integrated web Portal www.sbirealty.in to facilitate home buyers. This website will help its customers to select their dream house from around 3000 SBI approved projects all over the country. These Projects run in 13 states and 30 cities which include metros semi metro and towns. At present, there are as many as 10 lakh homes units available on the website. It makes easier for the customers to compare the present and past records of prices for properties in various areas. It wil help customers in estimating an approx amount of loan they have to borrow.
Country’s First Bio Methane BUS developed by Tata Motors
Auto Major Tata Motors launched the country’s first Bio-CNG (bio-methane) bus. The bus was rolled out at the Bio-energy programme called ‘Urja Utsav’, which was organised by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. India’s first Bio-Methane bus was rolled out in the presence of Minister of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan and Minister of State with Independent Charge of Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines Piyush Goyal. The bus was designed by Tata Motors, which is India’s largest Commercial Vehicles manufacturer and the number one bus brand across the country. The bio-methane engines (5.7 SGI & 3.8 SGI) will be available for LCV, ICV & MCV buses.
GST Goods and Services Tax Council Hike on cigarettes Prices
GST Council has hiked the Compensation Cess rate on cigarettes to make the total tax incidence on cigarettes. This Step will increase the price of New cigarettes which manufactured after the GST regime.
Swami Smarananandaji Maharaj Appointed as President of Vedanta Movement
Swami Smarananandaji Maharaj was appointed as the 16th President of Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission. As on 18 June 2017, the president post was left due to death of Swami Atmasthanandaji Maharaj. These two organizations Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission are called as a core of a worldwide spiritual movement Ramakrishna Movement or Vedanta Movement.
APJ Abdul Kalam’s Memorial Hosted by PM Modi
PM Modi will host a memorial for former president Abdul Kalam on 27 july 2017 at his birthplace Rameshwaram. this was also announced by Union Minister of State for Road Transport Highways and Shipping Pon Radhakrishnan in Madurai. So our Prime Minister will come in Tamil Nadu in the last week of july 2017.