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Tokyo 2020 committee officially launches Olympic mascots

Jul 23, 2018
The name of the blue-checked Olympic mascot ‘Miraitowa’ is derived from a combination of the Japanese words for future and eternity and seeks to "promote a future full of eternal hope in the hearts of people all over the world".

NASA to launch Parker Solar Probe to touch the Sun

Jul 23, 2018
Parker Solar Probe will explore the corona, a region of the Sun only seen from Earth when the Moon blocks out the Sun's bright face during total solar eclipses.

Government launches Student Police Cadet Programme

Jul 23, 2018
The Student Police Cadet (SPC) programme was launched nationally on July 21 by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The SPC programme seeks to build a bridge between the Police and the larger community through school students by inculcating values and ethics in them through classes in school and outside.

GST Council cuts rate on 88 items, exempts Sanitary Napkins and Rakhis

Jul 23, 2018
Now, 5 percent GST will be levied on footwear having a retail sale price of up to Rs 1000 and Footwear having a retail sale price exceeding Rs 1000 will attract 18 percent GST.

Environment Minister inaugurates advanced system of air quality ‘SAFAR’

Jul 23, 2018
Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan has unveiled a state-of-the-art Air Quality and Weather Forecast System– SAFAR in New Delhi. First of its kind in the country, the system was developed indigenously in record time by Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune.

Sports Authority of India shortlists 734 youngsters for KHELO INDIA scholarship programme

Jul 23, 2018
The scholarship programme is designed to take care of expenses of the players including training, development, boarding and lodging and tournament exposure apart from the expense allowance.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 16 July to 22 July 2018

Jul 22, 2018
16 July to 22 July 2018: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise at ease. The week's updated quizzes cover the topics like Anti-Witch Hunting Bill, Paudhagiri Campaign and divisive Jewish nation-state law among others.

India-assisted emergency ambulance service launched in Sri Lanka

Jul 22, 2018
India-assisted emergency ambulance service was launched in Sri Lanka by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi through video conferencing from New Delhi on July 21, 2018. The service was earlier introduced in two provinces of Sri Lanka with grant assistance from India and it will now be expanded to the remaining seven provinces.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 16 July to 21 July 2018

Jul 21, 2018
A bill to amend the Right to Education (RTE) Act to abolish the 'no detention policy' in schools was passed in the Lok Sabha on July 18.

Top beverage companies launch buyback programme for PET bottles in Maharashtra

Jul 21, 2018
Top beverage companies including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Bisleri, have initiated a buyback programme for all PET bottles sold in Maharashtra. The companies are working with Gem Enviro to set up reverse vending machines, collection points and collection centres for PET waste bottles at several locations across the state.

Government defeats no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha with two-thirds majority

Jul 21, 2018
The no-confidence motion moved by Telugu Desam Party (TDP) faced a heavy defeat at the Lok Sabha on July 20. After a marathon 12-hour debate, the no-confidence, which saw support from many opposition parties including the Congress, was rejected by the majority of the house.

NASA launches toolkit to promote commercial use of satellite data

Jul 21, 2018
This new tool makes finding and using NASA satellite data easier than ever before, and aims to spark innovation among the entrepreneurial community and lead to further commercialisation of NASA technology.

India sees major reductions in HIV infections: UN

Jul 20, 2018
India has witnessed a major reduction in the number of new HIV infections, AIDS-related deaths and people living with HIV from 2010 to 2017 on the back of sustained and focussed efforts, as per latest UN report.

Current Affairs in Short: 20 July 2018

Jul 20, 2018
The inaugural ‘two-plus-two dialogue’ between India and the US will be held on September 6, 2018 in New Delhi. The announcement was made by the US State Department. The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary James Mattis will attend the dialogue.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 20 July 2018

Jul 20, 2018
The Reserve Bank of India has announced that it will shortly issue Rs 100 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, bearing signature of Dr Urjit R. Patel, Governor of Reserve Bank of India. The base colour of the note will be Lavender.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 20 July 2018

Jul 20, 2018
20 July 2018: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Ganga Vriksharopan Abhiyan, new note and UN report on HIV infections among others.

India, Japan hold 4th round of Maritime Affairs Dialogue

Jul 20, 2018
India and Japan held the fourth round of Maritime Affairs Dialogue in New Delhi on July 19. During the dialogue, key issues related to the Indo-Pacific region and maritime security were discussed. The meet was followed by the seventh round of the India-Japan Bilateral Consultations on Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Export Control.

Myanmar joins International Solar Alliance

Jul 20, 2018
The International Solar Alliance was launched jointly by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande on the first day of the COP-21 summit at Paris in 2015.

RBI to issue new Rs 100 denomination banknote, bearing a motif of ‘Rani Ki Vav’

Jul 20, 2018
The new banknote bears a motif of ‘Rani Ki Vav’ on the reverse, depicting the country’s cultural heritage. The base colour of the note is Lavender.

Rajya Sabha passes Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013

Jul 20, 2018
The Bill introduces the offence of giving a bribe as a direct offence. However, a person who is compelled to give a bribe will not be charged with the offence, if he reports the matter to law enforcement authorities within seven days.

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