Current Affairs In English 27th July 2018

By: D.K Chaudhary
1. KTDC Launches Country’s 1st State-Run All-Woman Hotel 
i. The hotel named ‘Hostess’ was launched by Kerala Tourism minister Kadakampally Surendran. A flagship project of the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC). The hotel will come up within six months at the KTDC complex.
ii. Work on India’s public sector hotel run entirely by women for women is claimed to be the first such in the country. 
  • Kerala CM- Pinarayi Vijayan, Governor- Palaniswami Sathasivam.
2. Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog & MyGov Launches ‘Innovate India Platform’ 
i. R Ramanan, Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission and Arvind Gupta CEO, MyGov launched the “#InnovateIndia Platform”, a collaboration between the Atal Innovation Mission and MyGov, a citizen-centric platform of the Government of India.
ii. The #InnovateIndia MyGov-AIM portal creates the innovations platform for registering both grassroots and deep-tech innovators at a national level.
3. India Celebrates 19th Anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas 
i. India on July 26 celebrated the 19th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas to mark the success of ‘Operation Vijay’ and to remember the supreme sacrifice of the Indian soldiers who lost their lives during the 1999 India-Pakistan Kargil War.
ii. The Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman paid homage to the martyrs on Kargil Vijay Diwas at Amar Jawan Jyoti in New Delhi.
iii. Armed Forces personnel and families of soldiers who lost their lives in 1999 Kargil War paid their tributes at the Dras War Memorial in Jammu and Kashmir to commemorate the historic win. Operation Safed Sagar was successfully launched by Indian Air Force during Kargil war.

4. Odisha Government Launches ‘Green Mahanadi Mission’ 

i. The Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik launched the ‘Green Mahanadi Mission’.The CM launched the mission by planting a sapling on the bank of river Mahanadi during his visit to Boudh and Subarnapur districts in western Odisha.
ii. The main objective of the mission is to stop soil erosion on river banks and recharge the groundwater reserve.
  • Ganeshi Lal is the present Governor of  Odisha.
  • Hirakud Dam built over Mahanadi River is situated in Odisha.

5. Invest India and Business France Sign MoU to Promote Investment 

i. Invest India and Business France have signed an MoU to promote investment facilitation and cooperation between startups of India and France. 
ii. The goal will be to facilitate direct foreign investment by providing practical investment information to enterprises and support the companies.
  • Invest India is the official Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency of the Government of India, mandated to facilitate investments in the country.
  • Deepak Bagla is the MD and CEO Invest India.
  • Business France is an executive agency of the French government under the supervision of the Minister for Economic Affairs and Finance and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development.

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