1. PM Modi Inaugurates New Headquarters Building of ASI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new Headquarters building of the Archaeological Survey of India in New Delhi. The new Headquarters building is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including energy-efficient lighting and rainwater harvesting. It will also include a Central Archaeological Library with a collection of about one lakh 50 thousand books and journals
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is a Government of India (Ministry of Culture) organization responsible for archaeological research and the conservation and preservation of cultural monuments in the country. It was founded in 1861 by the British Raj.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has given in-principle approval for the 39-crore rupees ‘Seema Darshan’ project for developing more infrastructure facilities from T-Junction to Zero Point at Nadabet near Suigam in Banaskantha district to instill patriotism through a unique Gujarat initiative for border tourism. The project being developed on Wagah Border pattern, entails an exhibition hall, a parade ground with an amphitheater for 5,000 people.
Om Prakash Koli is the present governor of Gujarat.
Sardar Sarovar Dam built on river Narmada is the largest dam in Gujarat state.
3. 1st India Tourism Mart To Be Held In New Delhi
The first India Tourism Mart will be organized in New Delhi in September 2018 to create a global tourism mart for India on lines of major international travel marts. The Mart will provide a platform for stakeholders in the tourism and hospitality industries to interact and transact business opportunities. Tourism Minister K J Alphons announced that the 3 days long event will boost the tourism sector in the country.
4. MoU on Defence Salary Package Signed Between Indian Army And SBI
An MoU was signed between the Indian Army and State Bank of India on the Defence Salary Package. The signing-in ceremony was chaired by the Director-General (MP&PS), Lt Gen SK Saini in Mumbai. The first MoU between SBI and the Indian Army was signed in 2011 and was renewed on 23 Feb 2015. This MoU will benefit a large number of serving and retired Army personnel who are having their accounts with SBI.
General Bipin Rawat is the present and 27th Chief of Army Staff of Indian Army.
5. Forbes Releases 2018 List of America's Richest Self-Made Women
Forbes released its fourth annual list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women. These 60 women, who have a record combined net worth of $71 billion, up 15% from $61.5 billion in 2017. Diane Hendricks, co-founder and chairman of ABC Supply, the nation’s largest roofing distributor, reclaims the top spot, with a net worth of $4.9 billion. Marian Ilitch, worth $4.3 billion, falls to the No. 2 spot. Kylie Jenner, who at not even 21 years old has built a $900 million cosmetics fortune with virtually no employees or capital. Kylie Cosmetics launched two years ago and has since sold more than $630 million worth of makeup.
Forbes- American Business Magazine, Founded in- 1917.
Headquarters- New York City, USA.
6. UN Security Council Adopts Resolution To Protect Children In Armed Conflict
The UN Security Council adopted a resolution 2427, aimed at a framework for mainstreaming protection, rights, well-being and empowerment of children throughout the conflict cycle. Resolution 2427, which won unanimous approval of the 15 members of the council, strongly condemns the recruitment and use of children by parties to armed conflict as well as their re-recruitment, killing and maiming, rape and other forms of sexual violence, abductions.
Antonio Guterres is the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
The UN Headquarters in New York, United States.
7. India, UK Sign Agreement On Exchange Of Experience By Legal Professionals
India and the United Kingdom signed an agreement on the exchange of experience by legal professionals and government functionaries for resolution of disputes before various courts and tribunals. The agreement was signed by Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and UK’s Secretary of State for Justice David Gauke in London. The MoU sought to enhance bilateral cooperation in legal affairs which would provide a framework for promoting greater cooperation between the judicial and legal professionals in both countries through the exchange of expertise and training.
United Kingdom Capital: London, Prime minister: Theresa May, Currency: Pound sterling.
8. NABARD Foundation Day: 12 July
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has completed 36 years of service to the nation and celebrated the 37th Foundation Day on 12th July. A national seminar on 'Collectivisation and Market linkages: Farmers Producers Organizations' was organized in Mumbai.
NABARD Founded on: 12 July 1982, Headquarters: Mumbai, Chairman: Harsh Kumar Bhanwala.
9. HDFC Securities Enable MF Transactions Through Facebook Messenger
HDFC securities announced the launch of Mutual Funds transactional capabilities on Facebook Messenger through their virtual assistant, Arya. A subsidiary of HDFC Bank, HDFC securities rolled out a theme called “The Pace of Innovation” which is structured to innovate and provide intuitive and relevant digital solutions to customers and this effort, is in line with the vision.
HDFC Bank- India’s largest private bank by market capitalization.
HDFC Bank Chairman- Aditya Puri, Headquarters- Mumbai.
Reserve Bank of India labeled HDFC Bank as ‘domestic systematically important bank’ - in other words, 'too big to fail'.
10. Spiritual Leader Dada Vaswani Passes Away
Spiritual leader Dada Vaswani passed away at the age of 99 in Pune, Maharashtra. He was chief of Sadhu Vaswani Mission in Pune that is named after his uncle TL Vaswani. Acclaimed as a humanitarian, philosopher, educator, orator and non-sectarian spiritual leader, Vaswani was also known for promoting vegetarianism and animal rights.