Dear Aspirants , In this article we are providing a summary of current affairs of the day . This will help you for preparation of general awareness sections of competitive (ssc /banking) exams. The questions of general awareness section are mostly from current affairs. So, Find the important events of the day described below.
ISRO first PAT conducted successfully :
The PAT (Pad Abort Test) was conducted at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. It marks the first step to qualify India’s indigenous Crew Escape System technology for launching astronauts into space.
Law Commission Recommended Regulating Betting :
The Law Commission recommended that gambling and betting on sports, including cricket, be allowed as regulated activities taxable under the direct and indirect tax regimes and used as a source for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). The commission’s report, ‘Legal Framework: Gambling and Sports Betting including Cricket in India’, recommends a number of changes in the law for regulating betting and generating tax revenues from it.
Language Census 2011: Surge in Hindi and English speakers; Tribal language speakers decline :
The Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India on June 26, 2018 released the 2011 Census data on Language and Mother Tongue. The Language Census 2011 represents an updated linguistic scenario. As per the 2011 Census data, there is a rise in number of Hindi speakers, however, speakers of South Indian languages and Urdu dropped down.
L. Narasimha Reddy appointed as CAT Chairman :
The Cabinet has approved the appointment of Former Chief Justice of Patna High Court, Justice L. Narasimha Reddy as the Chairman of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT).
25 countries in global banks :
China, UAE, Cyprus and significantly, Mauritius, along with 21 other countries have been tagged as “high-risk jurisdictions” by global banks acting as custodians for foreign funds which comprise the largest group of investors in the Indian stock market.
NSG , 1st Central Force To Opt for e-Ticketing Instead of Railway Warrant :
The National Security Guard will be the first central paramilitary force to opt for e-ticketing instead of the railway warrant under an agreement signed with the IRCTC. An MoU was signed between the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation and the NSG at the headquarters of the special force (New Delhi). This system will eliminate the need for carrying railway warrants by the NSG personnel.