India and The Gambia signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen and promote bilateral cooperation between the two countries in personnel administration and governance reform

  1. Defense Ministry introduces web based integrated system for sanction and disbursement of Defense Pension
  • Ministry of Defense has launched an integrated system, SPARSH [ System for Pension Administration (Defence) / System for Pension Administration (Raksha) / System for Pension Administration (Raksha) for automation of sanction and disbursement of Defense Pensions.] is applied. This web based system processes pension claims and credits them directly into the bank accounts of Defense pensioners without relying on any external intermediary. A Pensioners Portal is available for pensioners to view their pension information, access services and redress grievances related to pension matters. SPARSH [System for Pension Administration (Raksha)] envisages setting up of service centers to provide last mile connectivity to pensioners who are unable to access the SPARSH portal directly due to any reason. Apart from several offices of the Defense Accounts Department, which are already functioning as service centers for pensioners, the two largest banks dealing with defense pensioners- State Bank of India (SBI) and Punjab National Bank (PNB) Commonly chosen as the centre.
  1. Odisha government announces to provide cash funds to athletes who bring medals to Tokyo Olympics
  • Orissa government said Tokyo Olympics the medal has announced to provide cash to athletes who win get. Chief MinisterNaveen Patnaik gave this information in a virtual conversation with the people associated with the sports world. He said that his government would give six crore rupees to those who won gold medals . Rs 4 crore has been announced for the silver medalists and Rs 2.5 crore for the bronze medal winners . Shri Patnaik said that 15 lakh rupees will be given to each player of the state who will qualify for Tokyo Olympics. Dutee Chand is the leading runner from Odisha to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.
  1. Kerala government confirms mosquito-borne Zika virus infection for the first time in the state
  • Kerala government introduced mosquito-borne Zika virus for the first time in the state.infection is confirmed. State Health Minister Veena George said that Zika virus infection has been confirmed in a 24-year-old woman in the capital, Thiruvananthapuram. However, the patient’s condition is said to be stable. He was admitted to the hospital after showing various symptoms like fever, headache and red rash. After preliminary tests, the samples were sent to the laboratory of National Institute of Virology, Pune for further testing. 13 other people from Thiruvananthapuram are also suspected to be infected with Zika virus. The state’s pathology department is conducting further studies among local people. The symptoms of Zika are similar to those of dengue. These include fever, Rashes means rashes on the body and joint pain is included. In 2015, the Zika virus spread extensively in Brazil. At that time more than 1600 babies were born with deformities due to this virus. The first case of Zika virus was reported in India in January 2017. This virus can also be spread through unprotected physical contact and infected blood.
  1. Prime Minister himself Received the first copy of the book, ‘The Ramayana of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji’ by Smt. Baljit Kaur Tulsi Ji
  • The mother of eminent lawyer Shri KTS Tulsi ji to the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi . The first copy of the book ‘ The Ramayana of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji ‘ written by Smt. Baljit Kaur Tulsi Ji has been received. This book is published by IGNCA .
  1. India and The Gambia signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen and promote bilateral cooperation between the two countries in personnel administration and governance reform
  • The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances , Government of India, Ministry of Personnel , Public Grievances and Pensions and the Public Service Commission of the Republic of The Gambia , President’s Office on 8 July launched the Personnel Administration and Governance Reforms.Signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the renewal of The MoU has been signed by Mr. Sanjay Singh, Secretary on behalf of Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances and Mr. Lamin E. Singhateh, In-charge d’Affairs on behalf of H.E. Gambia Public Service Commission. It was attended by senior officials from the Gambian Public Service Commission, Ministry of External Affairs and Ambassador, Embassy of India, Senegal, which is accredited to The Gambia. The objective of the MoU is to strengthen and promote bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the field of personnel administration and governance reform.
  1. Delhi: Crime against women registered 63.3% increase in 2021
  • Data shared by Delhi Police shows that crime against women in the capital increased by 63.3% in the first 6 months of 2021 as compared to the crime rate in 2020happened. As per the data, rape cases have increased from 580 in June 2020 to 833 in 2021. The cases of molestation have increased from 733 to 1022. Abduction of women has increased from 1,026 to 1,580. Kidnapping cases increased from 46 to 159. Dowry deaths have also increased from 47 to 56. The heinous crime figure has come down from 2,436 to 2,315 as on June 12, 2021. In the first six months of 2021, seven cases of dacoity, 196 murder, 942 dacoity, 295 attempt to murder, 942 robbery, 35 rioting cases and seven kidnapping for ransom were registered in Delhi. The number of non-heinous crimes has increased by 8.5%. 1,20,980 cases of non-heinous crime were registered in 2021 as against 1,11,419 in 2020. A total of 493 cases of injury, 1173 cases of theft, 15,667 cases of motor vehicle theft and 938 cases of home theft were registered. In 2020, 421 injury cases, 839 cases of theft,
  1. Kaushik Basu honored with prestigious Humboldt Research Award
  • Indian economist Kaushik Basu ( Kaushik Basu ) to economics Humboldt Research Award ( Humboldt Research Award is awarded). The award was presented to him by Professor Dr Hans-Bernd Schfer from the Buserius Law School in Hamburg, Germany. Former Chief Economist of the World Bank, Basu is currently Professor of Economics at Cornell University. He also served as the Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India from 2009 to 2012 . Basu Padma Bhushan , the third highest civilian award in Indiaare also recipients. The prestigious award is sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and is presented each year to 100 recipients. The Humboldt Research Award honors scientists and economists around the world for their work. The award consists of prize money of 60,000 Euro and an offer to complete research projects for up to 12 months at a scientific institution in Germany.
  1. Indian Army names firing range after Vidya Balan
  • Indian Army ‘s K its a firing range named Bollywood actress Vidya ( Vidya Balan is named after). Vidya Balan firing range Jammu and Kashmir Baramulla district of Gulmarg ( Gulmarg is located). This decision has been taken in view of his contribution to Indian cinema. Earlier in the year, the actress and her husband Siddharth Roy Kapur attended the Gulmarg Winter Festival organized by the Indian Army.
  1. GI certified Madurai Mali and other flowers from Tamil Nadu exported to US and Dubai
  • To ensure that Indians living abroad have access to fresh flowers at home and temples , consignments of GI ( Geographical Indicators ) certified Madurai Malli and other traditional flowers such as button roses, lilies, chamanthi and marigolds were shipped from Tamil Nadu to the United States. and exported to Dubai . The flowers were procured from Nilakottai, Dindigul and Satyamangalam, Tamil Nadu by APEDA registered M/s Vanguard Exports, Coimbatore for the consignment. Collaborated by professors from the Department of Floriculture, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore to increase the adoption of packaging technology and exporters of flowers.
  1. Tele-Law Program Crosses 9 Lakh Beneficiaries Mark
  • Recently, the Department of Justice of tele-law program under the over nine million beneficiaries have crossed. The program connects the underprivileged and needy who are seeking legal advice from empaneled lawyers with the help of e-interface platform available at Common Service Centres. This program is currently being run in 633 districts. It covers 115 aspirational districts across 34 states and union territories through a network of 50,000 Common Service Centers. The tele-law program has witnessed a 369% increase in the number of beneficiaries seeking legal advice in the last one year. The program has the potential to promote an inclusive character of delivering justice and strengthening the rule of law.
  1. CII organized the Indo Pacific Business Summit
  • Confederation of Indian Industry ( CII ) first edition of Indo Pacific Business Summit) in partnership with the Ministry of External Affairs. It was inaugurated on July 6, 2021. Ambassadors and High Commissioners of various countries of the Indo-Pacific participated in this event. Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs, Riva Ganguly Das addressed the summit and emphasized on promoting trade facilitation in the Indo-Pacific by improving cross-border relations and trade infrastructure. He highlighted the importance of a free, open and rules-based Indo-Pacific in facilitating trade and connectivity across the region. He also highlighted the initiatives taken by India including building cross-border connectivity and infrastructure, promoting digital connectivity, Supply Chain Resilience Initiative and Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative.
  1. A new species of ‘moss’ in Antarctica named ‘Bryum bhartiensis’ after goddess ‘Saraswati’
  • Polar biologists from the Central University of Punjab have discovered a new species of plant in Antarctica . The specimens of this species were collected during the 2016-2017 expedition. After five years of study on these samples, scientists have finally confirmed this new species from Antarctica. Scientists have named this new species ‘ Bryum bhartiensis ‘ after the goddess ‘ Saraswati ‘ ( also known as ‘ Bharti ‘) . Know that plants need nitrogen along with potassium, phosphorus, sunlight and water to survive. Whereas only 1 percent of Antarctica is free of ice, in such a situation the biggest question was that ‘ Kai ‘ ( Moss)How did this particular species survive in this area in rock and ice? Scientists found in their study that this type of ‘moss’ is mainly found in areas where penguins breed in large numbers. Penguin feces contain nitrogen. As such, these plants basically survive on the feces of penguins, which helps them to survive in this specific climate. It should be noted that this discovery is important for the Indian Antarctica Mission, as it is the first time that a species of plant has been discovered since the mission’s launch in 1981. India’s first station in Antarctica was established in the year 1984, which was buried in the ice in the year 1990. Subsequently, two new stations – Maitri and Bharati were commissioned in 1989 and 2012 respectively, which are still functioning today.
  1. ‘Planet TOI-1231’ has better atmosphere than the smaller planets now known
  • In the search for life beyond Earth’s orbit, scientists have discovered a new exoplanet, which has a rich atmosphere. According to scientists, ‘ Planet TOI-1231 ‘ is 90 light years from EarthA distant red dwarf is orbiting the star. This planet has grown three and a half times the size of Earth and is 57 degrees Celsius hotter than Earth. As such, this planet has the best atmosphere compared to the smaller planets now known and this could be very important in the search for a new planet. This exoplanet has been discovered by NASA researchers. Despite being close to its orbit, researchers have found the planet to be relatively cold. The planet is habitable due to its size as well as its unique atmospheric composition, which gives scientists a unique opportunity to study it. Observation of this planet will give us new insights about the structure and formation of all planetary systems including our own solar system and will prove helpful in the discovery of a new planet similar to Earth. Exoplanet means any planet found outside our solar system, Which is orbiting a specific star. The first exoplanets were discovered in the 1990s and thousands of such celestial bodies have been discovered since then.
  1. INS Tabar participates in military exercise with Italian Navy
  • Indian Naval Ship Tabar ( INS Tabar ) recently participated in a military exercise with a frontline frigate of the Italian Navy . INS Tabar entered the port of Naples on 3 July as part of an ongoing deployment in the Mediterranean Sea with the Italian Navy. While returning, Tabar also conducted a maritime partnership exercise with ITS Antonio Marceglia in the Tyrrhenian Sea on 4 and 5 July. The exercise included several naval operations such as air defense procedures, communication exercises, replenishment at sea, and cross deck helo operations during day and night. The exercise was mutually beneficial to enhance interoperability and strengthen joint operations against maritime threats.
  1. Facebook launches newsletter platform “Bulletin”
  • Facebook ‘s Bulletin ( Bulletin has announced a set of) the publication and subscription tool, which aims to promote independent writers in America. The bulletin will include support focused on content creation, monetization and audience growth. It aims to integrate its existing tools to support writing and audio content – ​​from podcasts to live audio rooms – in one place.
  1. Record temperature recorded in Antarctica is 18.3 degree Celsius
  • The UN ‘s World Meteorological Organization said Antarctica a new record high temperature was recorded. On February 6, 2020, Esperanza Station (Argentine Research Center in Trinity Peninsula) experienced 18.3 °C . According to the United Nations agency, the high temperatures in Antarctica are the result of a large high pressure system, which creates “fohn conditions”, which are downward winds that cause significant surface warming. The previous record high temperature was 17.5 °C, recorded on 24 March 2015 at the same station.
  1. Government constitutes 25 member development council for cement industry
  • The government has constituted a 25-member development council for the cement industry . Punit Dalmia , Chairman and Managing Director of Dalmia Bharat Group and KC Jhanwar , Managing Director of UltraTech Cement , in the included. The council will suggest measures to eliminate waste, achieve maximum production, improve quality, reduce costs and standardize products. As per the order, the council will also make recommendations regarding full utilization of installed capacity and improving working conditions in the industry. In particular, the council will suggest less efficient units, training people and scientific and industrial research. Simultaneously, the Council will work on standardization of accounting and costing methods and practices. Also, the council will suggest ways to increase the productivity of labor. Dalmiya will be the chairman of the council. Other members of the council include Shree Cement Ltd. The Managing Director of HM Bangar, India Cements Ltd. Rakesh Singh, Executive Chairman of Birla Corporation Ltd. CEO of Pracheta Mazumdar, JK Cement Ltd. Madhav Krishna Singhania, Deputy Managing Director and Nilesh Narvekar, CEO, JSW Cement.
  1. Fitch Ratings estimates India’s GDP growth rate at 10% for FY22
  • Fitch Ratings has revised its GDP growth forecast for India to 10% in 2021-22 (FY22) . Earlier it had put a similar estimate at 12.8%. The reason for this cut is the slow recovery after the second wave of COVID-19. Fitch believes that rapid vaccination can support a sustainable revival in business and consumer confidence; However, without it, the economic recovery will be vulnerable to further waves and lockdowns.
  1. Olympic gold-winning hockey legend Keshav Dutt passes away
  • Hockey twice in the Olympic gold medal winner Keshav Dutt ( Keshav Datt died). He was part of India’s historic achievement at the 1948 Olympics, where they won their first gold medal since independence by defeating home team Britain 4–0 at Wembley Stadium in London . Before the 1948 Olympics, Dutt in 1947 hockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand ( Major Dhyan Chand had visited East Africa led). An integral part of the Indian team, Dutt also captained the Mohun Bagan hockey team in 1951–1953 and again in 1957–1958 .
  1. Indian Army Inaugurates War Memorial of Captain Gurjinder Singh Suri
  • 1999 Operation ” Birsa Munda ( Birsa Munda ) During the” martyr of Captain Gurjinder Singh Suri ( Captain Gurjinder Singh Suri ) on the occasion of the birthday, the Indian Army LOC (LOC) near Gulmarg in memory of Captain in War Memorialinaugurated. Lt Col, Tej Prakash Singh Suri (Retd), father of Capt Gurjinder Singh Suri, MVC (Posthumous) were also present on the occasion. Gurjinder Singh Suri was later awarded the Maha Vir Chakra (posthumously). Operation Birsa Munda was a punitive raid by the Bihar Battalion of the Indian Army against a Pakistani post in the month of November 1999. This was the time when Operation Vijay had stopped, but the Line of Control was still active with sporadic incidents of violence across the Line of Control. In a quick and carefully planned operation, the entire Pakistani post was destroyed, killing 17 Pakistani soldiers.
  1. First aircraft purchase agreement signed between VMAN Aviation and Airbus Helicopters based in GIFT City under the Self-Reliant India Campaign
  • The first aircraft purchase order was signed by a leasing company based in GIFT City ( Gujarat International Finance Tech ) as part of the Government of India ‘s self – reliant India campaign . Signing of Purchase Agreement between VMAN Aviation and Airbus Helicopters SAS ( Marignon , France ) at GIFT City, Gandhi Nagar at an event held at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, New Delhi under the chairmanship of Shri Pradeep Singh Kharola, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA). were done.
  1. Mumbai, Pune to host 2022 Women’s Asian Cup
  • The Women’s Asian Cup in India will be held in Mumbai and Pune after the Asian Football Confederation named Bhubaneswar and Ahmedabad as venues to reduce travel time for participants and ensure an “optimal environment” for a bio-secure bubble. removed. Mumbai Football Arena in Andheri Sports Complex and Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Balewadi, Pune have been selected as the new venues.