Current Affairs Daily Digest – August 01 2019
1. Hegde Kageri to be the next speaker of Karnataka assembly
Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri, Senior BJP MLA, has been selected to become the next speaker of Karnataka assembly. He was the only candidate to file his nomination papers for the post on 30 July. The place fell vacant after K R Ramesh Kumar quit on 29 July.
2. Cabinet approved the setting up of ISRO Technical Liaison Unit ITLU in Moscow
The Union Cabinet approved the setting up of ISRO Technical Liaison Unit (ITLU) in Moscow. The move comes as the India Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) cooperation with Russia on the Gaganyaan project, India’s human space mission programme. The process has been planned to be completed within six months from the date of approval.
3. CCD appoints SV Ranganath as interim chairman
Cafe Coffee Day Enterprises Ltd appointed SV Ranganath as interim chairman after the sudden death of its founder VG Siddhartha. Coffee Day also named Nitin Bagmane as interim chief operating officer (COO) approval by the board. The Cafe Coffee Day is an Indian chain coffee owned by coffee day global Ltd. It is headquartered in Bengaluru.
4. Kaleshwaram project secures Hyderabads water supply for the future
Hyderabad is facing any such issues in the foreseeable future even if there is low rainfall, all thanks to the Telangana government’s massive â‚¹80,190 crore Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project launched in June.
The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) supplies 462 million gallons per day (MGD) to the capital city from the Krishna (phase 1, 2 and 3) and Godavari (phase-1) projects, and the Osmansagar, and Himayat Sagar reservoirs. The two reservoirs put supply just 40 MGD of water. They were built close to a century ago to supply water to the city.
5. India, UK launch Innovating for Clean Air initiative in Bengaluru
India and United Kingdom launched two-year joint initiative- Innovating for Clean Air (IfCA) n Bengaluru, capital of Karnataka. It is aimed at providing unique air quality measurement system by integrating satellite and sensor data and support India’s transition to Electric Vehicles (EVs).
6. Motor Vehicles Bill gives govt power to regulate Uber, Ola
The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019, cleared by the Rajya Sabha gives power to the Centre to regulate app-based taxi hailing services to make customer’s cab ride experience smooth and hassle free.
In a first, the government has recognized and defined aggregators as digital intermediaries or marketplaces which can be used by passengers to connect with a driver for transportation, under the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, did not recognize cab aggregators as separate entity.
7. Ruhan Rajput honoured with ‘Entrepreneur of the Year Award, 2019’ for excellence in service sector
Ruhan Rajput, a renowned entrepreneur, co-founder and Director of Einfolge Technologies Pvt Ltd was awarded with the prestigious Entrepreneur Award 2019 at JW Marriot Hotel, New Delhi. He won award on 18 July in the category of ‘Entrepreneur of the Year in Service Business – BPO/KPO’.
8. Ellyse Perry hailed as ‘greatest female cricketer we’re ever going to see’
England’s most-decorated captain Charlotte Edwards already rates Ellyse Perry as the best women’s cricketer of all time, but expects her to set the bar even higher in the coming years.
Edwards, generally regarded as her country’s best ever player, first played against a 17-year-old Perry in 2008 when she was very much a bowler who batted. Fast-forward 11 years and the trajectory of Perry’s career is doing anything but dipping.
9. India Received Highest-Ever FDI Of Over $64 Billion In 2018-19
Riding on the foreign direct investment policy liberalisation and reforms in the last financial year, India received $64.37 billion in investments in 2018-19. According to a report by Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), it was up from $60.97 billion received in the previous financial year.
10. Aug 1-7 is celebrated as World Breastfeeding Week in over 120 nations
The first week of August is celebrated as World Breastfeeding Week in more than 120 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. It was first celebrated in 1992 by World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA). The theme for this year’s World Breastfeeding Week is – Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding: Now and for the future!