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- 1.1 GK Today 8th July 2017 Current Affairs and Updates – National
- 1.2 International Updates – 8th July 2017 Current Affairs
- 1.3 Latest 8th July 2017 Current Affairs – Banking and Economy
- 1.4 8th July 2017 Current Affairs – Science and Technology
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- GST to be one of the parts in syllabus of UP higher education
- India moves four places up to 96th position in world ranking of FIFA
- India on 23rd rank in cyber security index among 165 nations
- CBI raids Lalu Prasad Yadav, family
- The 12th G20 summit begins at Hamburg, Germany
- India, Israel launches technology fund
- France to ban sales of Diesel and Petrol cars by the year 2040
- Tesla building the world’s biggest Li-ion battery
GK Today 8th July 2017 Current Affairs and Updates – National
Anti-hijacking law comes into effect, Civil Aviation Ministry issues notification
The Civil Aviation Ministry notifies a new law of anti-hijacking. This law includes the death penalty for hijackers and also empowers the security forces for preventing a commandeered airliner to take off. It empowers the forces of security to immobilise an aircraft which is hijacked. Not only this, if there is any evidence which could be used as a missile for hitting a vital installation, this anti-hijacking law can also shoot down a hostile plane.
India declares itself free from pathogenic Avian Influenza
According to the recent reports, India has declared itself to be highly pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1 and H5N8) free country. After the surveillance in the states, no such shreds of evidence are showing its presence. The surveillance was carried out throughout the country since the operation was completed.
Govt. of Odisha signs EOI with IAAF and AFI to establish High-Performance Academy
An EOI (Expression of Intent) has been signed by the Government of Odisha with AFI (Athletics Federation of India) and International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF). The State Government would provide the infrastructure as well as support services that include medicine, facilities of physiotherapy and specialists, outdoor stadium, an international hostel for the athletes, coaches, and visit to foreign countries. Also, the Department of State Sports and Youth Services will provide funds.
International Updates – 8th July 2017 Current Affairs
France to ban sales of petrol and diesel cars by the year 2040
For meeting the targets under Paris Climate accord, France recently decides to ban the sales of petrol and diesel cars by the year 2040. This decision of France hailed as the beginning of the end for the dominance of Internal Combustion Engine of motor transport after more than a century.
Latest 8th July 2017 Current Affairs – Banking and Economy
Mercedes-Benz India records best ever sale in June quarter
Mercedes-Benz, one of the luxury car makers reports the best ever sales in India at 3,521 units in the month of April to June quarter. The company reports a growth of 18% as compared to the same period of the previous financial year.
8th July 2017 Current Affairs – Science and Technology
Indus OS signs partnership with Yes Bank to launch OS-integrated UPI platform
Indus OS has partnered with Yes Bank for launching OS-integrated Unified Payment Interface (UPI) platform in India. In addition to this, the users with Indus OS will now be able to use this payment platform on messaging, dialer interface on third party applications such as WhatsApp.
Defence Latest Updates – 8th July 2017 Current Affairs
Pakistan successfully test-fires ballistic missile ‘Nasr’
Pakistan has successfully test-fired a short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile ‘Nasr’ by saying that the missile would put cold water on the ‘Cold Start’ missile doctrine. The development of this missile is for use in a likely war with Pakistan.
Today’s Updates – 8th July 2017 Current Affairs – Sports
Manpreet Kaur clinches 1st gold for India in 22nd Asian Athletics Championship
Manpreet Kaur of India bags the 1st gold medal in the women’s shot put on the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship’s opening day. The 22nd Asian Athletics Championship DISHA held at Odisha.
Virat Kohli surpasses the Master Blaster for most tons while chasing
Virat Kohli has broken the record of Master Blaster of Indian Cricket Team Sachin Tendulkar for most centuries in ODI while chasing. This was the Virat Kohli’s 28th ODI century and out of which 18 have come while chasing.