Current Affairs Updates (8th July 2019)

  • The operation code named ‘Sudarshan’ has been launched by the Border Security Force (BSF) to fortify Anti-Infiltration Grid along the Pakistan border in Punjab and Jammu. The massive exercise commenced on July 1, 2019.
  • Uttarakhand has been adjudged as one of the country’s five best performing states under the National Programme Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme aimed at addressing declining child sex ratio and issues of women empowerment.
  • The world’s largest burn and plastic surgery institute named Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute started its functioning in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • IPS officer from Odisha cadre, M Nageswar Rao, has been removed from his current post of Additional Director of CBI and appointed as the Director General of Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guard by Central Government.
  • The Indian Army will buy the Excalibur artillery ammunition from the US (United States) under the emergency procurement procedures.
  • The German icebreaker RV Polarstern, a hulking ship will set out for the Arctic mission. It will trap scientists for a year in ice in the Arctic Ocean to study the impact of climate change.
  • India’s Hima Das from Assam won her second international gold in women’s 200m race with a time of 23.97 seconds and VK Vismaya bagged silver with a time of 24.06 seconds at 2019 Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland.
  • At the 46th Edition of Copa America held between 14 June to 7 July 2019 at 6 venues, the host country, Brazil defeated Peru with 3-1 scores to clinch the Copa America Title 2019 in the finals held at Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • International Olympic Committee (IOC) has removed a ban on the Kuwait Olympic Committee (KOC) and permitted to compete in the 2020 Olympics.
  • The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu released a book titled ‘Vivekadeepini’, a summary of Prashnottara Ratnamalika written by Adi Shankaracharya, one of India’s greatest spiritual and literary geniuses.

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