Current Affairs Current Affairs July 2019

 Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), is an initiative of NITI Aayog is all set to launch a new program for community innovation in New Delhi. The Director of AIM Mission is R Ramanan. The main purpose of this new initiative is to make innovation ecosystem socially inclusive as well as to ensure equitable distribution of infrastructure for innovation across the country to encourage the spirit of innovation.
This new program has been specifically designed for underserved, unserved regions of Tier 1 or Metro cities, Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities, Smart Cities, Aspirational districts, North-East, Jammu and Kashmir as well as the rural and tribal regions of India.This program will be jointly inaugurated by Union Minister of Human Resource and Development Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’  and Minister of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Steel Shri Dharmendra Pradhan.
Source: The Press Information Bureau

  The U.S. Embassy in Nepal has organized a South Asia Air Quality Tech Camp in Kathmandu. The aim of camp is to address political, social, and scientific facets of the problem and improve the ability of civil society, media, and other influencers to engage governments, empower the public and take action to improve air quality in South Asia.
Source: The DD News

  Rajiv Kumar, Secretary Financial Services in the Ministry of Finance, was designated as Finance Secretary. Rajiv Kumar will replace Subhash Chandra Garg was shunted out of the Ministry and posted as Secretary, Ministry of Power.
Source: The Hindu

 Eminent fashionista, social entrepreneur and philanthropist Priya Priyadarshini Jain has been felicitated with the prestigious ‘Indian Woman of Influence’ award at the House of Lords, the United Kingdom Parliament, London. Priyadarshini Jain for it also marked the grand launch of coffee table book on ’50 most influential Indian women worldwide’ featuring her as one of the most prominent personalities from India.
Source: The Business Standard

  Pakistan has opened a 1,000 year old Hindu temple in eastern city Sialkot for worship for the first time since partition on the demand of the local Hindu community. The Shawala Teja Singh temple, located in city’s congested Dhaarowal locality,some 100 km from Lahore, is more than 1,000 years old, according to the book ‘History of Sialkot’ by the late Rashid Niaz.
Source: The Indian Express

  The birth anniversary of a great novelist and celebrated storyteller Munshi Premchandis celebrated on 31 July every year. He was born on 31st July 1880 in Lamhi Villagenear Varanasi. Premchand’s stories confront the truth of this society underlining the importance of truth, justice and loyalty. His renowned stories includes ‘Kafan’, ‘Namak Ka Daroga’, ‘Panch Parmeshwar’, ‘Poos Ki Raat’ are timeless and ever relevant.
Source: The DD News

  Microsoft has acquired data privacy, governance service firm BlueTalon. BlueTalon helps enterprises set policies for how their employees can access their data. BlueTalon works with leading Fortune 100 companies to eliminate data security blind spots and gain visibility and control of data.
Source: The Times Now

  Former RBI Deputy Governor and Noted economist Subir Vithal Gokarn passed away. He had the distinction of being the youngest RBI Governor at the time. Gokarn was also Chief Economist of Standard & Poor’s Asia-Pacific and Chief Economist of CRISIL. He was appointed as Executive Director on the board of the IMF in 2015.
Source: The Hindu

   Infosys announced the launch of its state-of-the-art Cyber Defence Center in Bucharest, Romania. The Defence Center is an expansion of services delivered through the Infosys Digital Innovation Center. The Center will provide end-to-end, real-time, 24/7 cybersecurity monitoring and protection services to support European and global businesses on their digital transformation journey.
Source: The Business Standard

  The 22nd National Conference on e-Governance will be held in Shillong, Meghalaya. The theme of the conference is ‘Digital India: Success to Excellence’. The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), in association with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and the Meghalaya government will organise the 22nd National Conference.
Source: The Business Standard


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