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Which of the following state governments has recently constituted an inter-district council?
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Who: Haryana
What: has constituted an inter-district council
When: published on 25th July 2018

Haryana Government has constituted an Inter District Council under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal which would act as continuous discussion forum for evolving a shared vision of developmental priorities of the State.

Giving details an official spokesperson of the Planning department said that Finance Minister, Development and Panchayat Minister, Urban Local Bodies Minister, All presidents of Zila Parishads, Mayors of Municipal Corporations and all Presidents of Municipal Councils or Committees at District Headquarters would be its permanent members.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

http://www.prharyana.gov.in/en/haryana-government-has-constituted-an-inter-district-council-under-the-chairmanship-of-chief
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The finance ministry recently recently approved infusion of Rs ________ crore in five state-owned lenders namely Punjab National Bank (PNB), Allahabad Bank, Corporation Bank, Andhra Bank and Indian Overseas Bank (IOB).
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Who: the finance ministry
What: has approved capital infusion of Rs 11,336 crore in five public sector banks
When: published on 18th July 2018

The government has approved capital infusion of Rs 11,336 crore in five public sector banks, including scam-hit Punjab National Bank, Corporation Bank and Andhra Bank, to help them meet regulatory capital requirements.

Punjab National Bank will get the maximum amount at Rs 2,816 crore, followed by Corporation Bank, which will see infusion of about Rs 2,555 crore. The others are Indian Overseas Bank (Rs 2,157 crore), Andhra Bank (Rs 2,019 crore) and Allahabad Bank (Rs 1,790 crore).

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/banking/finance/banking/government-announces-rs-11336-crore-capital-infusion-in-five-psbs/articleshow/65025707.cms
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Iran has recently announced that it is going to jointly manufacture Defence Equipment with ________________ and present them as a joint achievement of Muslim nations.
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Who: Iran
What: says to jointly produce defence equipment with Pakistan
When: published on 18th July 2018

Iranian top military commander said that Iran and Pakistan are seeking to jointly manufacture defence equipment, Press TV reported.

Major General Mohammad Baqeri, chief of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, made the remarks following a meeting with Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain in Islamabad.

Iran and Pakistan are working to jointly make defence products and present them as a joint achievement of the Muslim nations, Baqeri was quoted as saying.

In the meeting, Hussain and Baqeri underlined the importance of the Tehran-Islamabad ties in different areas, particularly in the defence sector.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

http://www.newindianexpress.com/world/2018/jul/18/iran-says-to-jointly-produce-defence-equipment-with-pakistan-1844968.html
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According to the IEEFA report, which of the following states has recently emerged the leading State for renewable energy in India this year?
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Who: Karnataka
What: emerged the leading State for renewable energy in India this year
When: published on 25th July 2018

With 27% of its power generation coming from renewable energy, Karnataka has emerged the leading State for renewable energy in India this year, pipping Tamil Nadu.

According to a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), the State reached 12.3 gigawatts (GW) of total installed capacity as of March 2018, having added 5 GW in 2017-18 alone.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/karnataka-pips-tn-to-become-top-state-in-renewable-energy/article24507060.ece
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How many persons of Indian origin have recently been named in the Fortune’s 40 under 40 list of most influential people in business?
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Who: 4 Indian origin persons
What: have been named in the Fortune’s 40 under 40 list of most influential people in business
When: published on 25th July 2018

Four persons of India-origin, including three women, have been named by Fortune among 40 of the most influential and inspiring young people in business under the age of 40.

Instagram co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, both 34, are tied for first place on the Fortune '40 Under 40' list.

Chief Finance Officer (CFO) of the US' largest automaker, General Motors Dhivya Suryadevara + comes in at the 4th spot, followed by Vimeo CEO Anjali Sud (14), co-founder and co-CEO of Robinhood Baiju Bhatt (24) and Female Founders Fund founding partner Anu Duggal (32).

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/4-indian-origin-persons-in-fortunes-40-under-40-list-of-most-influential-people-in-business/articleshow/65128138.cms
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Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 29thJuly, 2018
 
1. Haryana has constituted an inter-district council.
(Daily Current Affairs Capsule 29th July 2018)

Haryana Government has constituted an Inter District Council under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal which would act as continuous discussion forum for evolving a shared vision of developmental priorities of the State.

Giving details an official spokesperson of the Planning department said that Finance Minister, Development and Panchayat Minister, Urban Local Bodies Minister, All presidents of Zila Parishads, Mayors of Municipal Corporations and all Presidents of Municipal Councils or Committees at District Headquarters would be its permanent members.

2. The finance ministry has approved capital infusion of Rs 11,336 crore in five public sector banks.
(Latest Current Affairs Questions 29th July 2018)

The government has approved capital infusion of Rs 11,336 crore in five public sector banks, including scam-hit Punjab National Bank, Corporation Bank and Andhra Bank, to help them meet regulatory capital requirements.

Punjab National Bank will get the maximum amount at Rs 2,816 crore, followed by Corporation Bank, which will see infusion of about Rs 2,555 crore. The others are Indian Overseas Bank (Rs 2,157 crore), Andhra Bank (Rs 2,019 crore) and Allahabad Bank (Rs 1,790 crore).

3. Iran says to jointly produce defence equipment with Pakistan.
(Most Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers 29th July 2018)

Iranian top military commander said that Iran and Pakistan are seeking to jointly manufacture defence equipment, Press TV reported.

Major General Mohammad Baqeri, chief of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, made the remarks following a meeting with Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain in Islamabad.

Iran and Pakistan are working to jointly make defence products and present them as a joint achievement of the Muslim nations, Baqeri was quoted as saying.

In the meeting, Hussain and Baqeri underlined the importance of the Tehran-Islamabad ties in different areas, particularly in the defence sector.

4. Karnataka emerged the leading State for renewable energy in India this year.
(Latest Current Affairs MCQs 29th July 2018)

With 27% of its power generation coming from renewable energy, Karnataka has emerged the leading State for renewable energy in India this year, pipping Tamil Nadu.

According to a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), the State reached 12.3 gigawatts (GW) of total installed capacity as of March 2018, having added 5 GW in 2017-18 alone.

5. 4 Indian origin persons have been named in the Fortune’s 40 under 40 list of most influential people in business.
(Latest Current Affairs Questions and Answers 29th July 2018)

Four persons of India-origin, including three women, have been named by Fortune among 40 of the most influential and inspiring young people in business under the age of 40.

Instagram co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, both 34, are tied for first place on the Fortune '40 Under 40' list.

Chief Finance Officer (CFO) of the US' largest automaker, General Motors Dhivya Suryadevara + comes in at the 4th spot, followed by Vimeo CEO Anjali Sud (14), co-founder and co-CEO of Robinhood Baiju Bhatt (24) and Female Founders Fund founding partner Anu Duggal (32).

6. HCL Technologies Ltd surpassed Wipro Ltd to become India’s third-biggest software services firm.
(Top Current Affairs MCQs 29th July 2018)

HCL Technologies has surpassed Wipro to become India's third-largest software service provider in terms of dollar revenue.  The company clocked USD 2.05 billion topline in the April-June quarter, which is higher than Wipro's USD 2.02 billion revenue in the same period.

TCS and Infosys are the two IT giants that were ahead of HCL with revenues of USD 5.05 billion and USD 2.83 billion, respectively in Q1.

7. The five BRICS leaders has adopted Johannesburg Declaration at the conclusion of the BRICS Summit 2018.
(Today’s Current Affairs Questions and Answers 29th July 2018)

The heads of state and government of all five BRICS nations including Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa convened for the 10th BRICS Summit from July 25-27, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The theme for 2018 is ‘BRICS in Africa: Collaboration for inclusive growth and shared prosperity in the 4th Industrial Revolution'.

The summit saw the BRICS leaders come together and discuss various international and regional issues of common concern and adopted the 'Johannesburg Declaration' by consensus. The declaration reaffirms principles of democracy, inclusiveness and agrees to fight unilateralism and protectionism.

8. Odisha Chief Minister has inaugurated Rs 300 crore irrigation dam project.
(Current Affairs in Short 29th July 2018)

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has recently inaugurated the Rs 300 crore Rukura Medium Irrigation Dam project in Sundargarh district.
"This project will irrigate 5,800 hectare of agricultural field. An estimated Rs 300 crore has been spent for construction of Rukura project," Patnaik said after inaugurating the project.

Stating that irrigation is priority of his government, Patnaik said his promises to provide irrigation to additional 10 lakh hectare of land ahead of 2014 elections, will be fulfilled by 2019.

9. The parliament has passed Economic Offenders Bill, 2018 to help the government bring back fugitives involved in white-collar crimes to stand trial in India.
(Most Important Current Affairs Quiz 29th July 2018)

The Parliament has approved a legislation to help the government bring back fugitives involved in white-collar crimes to stand trial in India.

The fugitive economic offenders bill, 2018 will become law after the President’s assent and will empower the government to seize both local and overseas assets of alleged offenders, such as Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi, who chose not to return to India to face the law even after arrest warrants were issued.

This will help the government confiscate properties of fugitives even before they are convicted, said finance minister Piyush Goyal in his reply to the debate in Rajya Sabha.

10. 6th India-UK Science and Innovation Council (SIC) meeting was held in New Delhi.
(Daily Current Affairs and GK Questions 29th July 2018)

The 6th India-UK Science & Innovation Council (SIC) meeting held in New Delhi discussed a range of issues on S&T cooperation between the two countries .Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Science & Technology, Earth Sciences & Environment, Forests and Climate Change, India and Mr. Sam Gyimah, Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, UK led the Indian and UK delegations respectively.
 
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