Current Affairs 5 July 2018
? 1. 2019 पर्यंत भारतात 40 मिलियन वायफाय वापरकर्ते जोडण्याचा गूगलचा संकल्प
? 1. Google aims to add 40 million WiFi users in India by 2019
Google’s public WiFi project aims to capture 40 million new users in India by 2019, a company executive has said. It will result in around $20 billion being added to India’s GDP, according to Google and research firm Analysys Mason’s study. They also revealed over 100 million users will spend an extra $3 billion annually on mobile broadband and handsets.
? 2. रशिया चीनमध्ये दोन आण्विक ऊर्जा प्रकल्प उभारणार
? 2. Russia to build two nuclear power units in China
Russia will build two nuclear power units in China which are expected to be operational by 2026 and 2027 respectively. Russia’s state nuclear power corporation Rosatom and China’s National Energy Administration signed a deal to build the two 1,200-megawatt units at the Tianwan nuclear power plant. Russia has built 35 nuclear power units around the world under intergovernmental agreements.
? 3. टोकियोमध्ये जगातील पहिले डिजिटल आर्ट संग्रहालय उघडले
? 3. World’s first digital art museum opens in Tokyo
The world’s first all-digital art museum has opened at the MORI Building Digital Art Museum in Japan’s Tokyo. It features around 50 kaleidoscopic installations triggered by motion sensors, which are projected across every surface of the 100,000-square-foot exhibit space with the help of lights. The museum appears to be a set of halls with black walls without the lights.
? 4. अमेरिकी अंमली पदार्थांचा अंमलबजावणी एजन्सीच्या प्रमुखपदी भारतीय वंशाची व्यक्ती (उत्तम धिल्लोन )
? 4. Indian-American appointed head of US drug enforcement agency
Uttam Dhillon, an Indian-American lawyer has been appointed the Acting Administrator of the US Drug Enforcement Administration. Dhillon, who holds a law degree from the University of California, became the first Director of the Office of Counternarcotics Enforcement in 2006. Dhillon last served as the Deputy Counsel and Deputy Assistant to President Donald Trump.
? 5. भारतीय क्रीडा प्राधिकरणचे नाव आता स्पोर्ट्स इंडिया: राठोड
? 5. Sports Authority of India to be renamed Sports India: Rathore
Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has revealed the name of Sports Authority of India will be changed to Sports India. Rathore added the body will be made leaner as “some posts won’t be retained after officers on them retire”. He further said that daily expenses of food for athletes will be raised and a committee for it is being formed.
? 6. महाराष्ट्रातील “मिलन तारे ” यांना 12 जणांचा जीव वाचवल्याबद्दल राष्ट्रीय पुरस्कार
? 6. Maharashtra fisherman who saved 12 lives at sea wins national award
A fisherman from Maharashtra will receive National Maritime Search and Rescue Award for saving 12 fishermen whose boat had capsized. Milan Shankar Tare was fishing off Satpati coast at night when he heard cries for help and noticed that the navigational lights visible from a boat earlier were missing. He immediately started moving in that direction and raised an alarm.
? 7. खरीप पिकांसाठी किमान आधारभूत किंमतीत वाढीस शासनाने मंजुरी दिली आहे
? 7. Govt approves hike in Minimum Support Price for kharif crops
The GOI has approved the raise in Minimum Support Price (MSP) for kharif crops in line with its budget announcement to ensure that farmers get at least 1.5 times of the production cost.
? 8. भारतीय शास्त्रज्ञांकडून 600 प्रकाश वर्षे दूर ग्रहाचा शोध
? 8. Indian scientists discover exoplanet 600 light years away
Indian scientists at Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, found a sub-Saturn or super-Neptune size planet about 600 light years away from the Earth. The discovery was made by measuring the mass of the planet using the indigenously designed “PRL Advance Radial-velocity Abu-sky Search” (PARAS) spectrograph integrated with 1.2 m Telescope at PRL’s Gurushikhar Observatory in Mount Abu.
? 9. चीनची कंपनी 2019 पर्यंत जपानमध्ये पूर्णपणे स्वयं–चलित बसेस लाँच करणार
? 9. Baidu to launch fully self-driving buses in Japan in 2019
Chinese technology giant Baidu has partnered with Softbank’s public-transportation subsidiary SB Drive to launch a self-driving bus service in Japan next year. Baidu is also working with Chinese automaker King Long to build the buses and has made 100 of them so far. The buses, which can seat 14 passengers, will come without a driver’s seat or a steering wheel.
? 10. भारतातील पहिल्या टॅक्सी अॅम्बुलन्स सेवेची सुरवात दिल्ल्लीतून
? 10. India’s 1st taxi ambulance service flagged off in Delhi
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari flagged off India’s first taxi ambulance services in Delhi, a service by a Gurugram-based startup Wagon Cab. The cabs are equipped with medical supplies and medically trained drivers. The drivers will approach accident victims as soon as they are notified and will get an additional ₹500 for every victim that they tend to.
? 11. सीव्हीजील: निवडणूक आयोगाने मॉडेल कोड उल्लंघनाची तक्रार करण्यासाठी अॅप लाँच केल.
? 11. cVigil: Election Commission launches app to report model code violations
The Chief Election Commissioner O.P. Rawat, along with the Election Commissioners Sunil Arora and Ashok Lavasa launched a mobile app, called ‘Cvigil’, for citizens to report any violation of the model code of conduct during elections.