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Important Current Affairs 29th July 2017

Important Current Affairs 29th July 2017

Current Affairs 29th July 2017: NATIONAL NEWS

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi launches “Jiyo Parsi Publicity Phase-2” in Mumbai


Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Minority Affairs & Parliamentary Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said here that the NDA Government has been working with commitment to “inclusive growth” and “Antyodaya” to ensure prosperity, security and dignity of the last person of the society.
●    Addressing a large number of people from Parsi community and renowned personalities from various fields at the launch of “Jiyo Parsi Publicity Phase-2” at Mumbai, Shri Naqvi said that Parsi community has immense contribution in nation building and Parsi community has been a “role model” for other communities for its culture and traditions. 
●    The Parsi community has given so many great people who have been “architects of nation building”.
●    Shri Naqvi said that even though the Parsi community is a very small minority community in India, there is no doubt that the Parsi community is one of the most liberal, aware towards education and an example of “peace and harmony”.


Supreme Court ordered to establish family welfare court in every district


The Apex Court has issued a new set of guidelines with the objective of curtailing the misuse of Section 498A of Indian Penal Code. Section 498A was introduced to protect wives from cruelty at the hands of their husbands or his relatives.
●    A two- judge bench comprising of Justice A.K. Goel and UU Lalit has issued the following guidelines-
●    In every district one or more Family Welfare Committees be constituted by the District Legal Services Authorities preferably comprising of three members. The constitution and working of such committees may be reviewed from time to time and at least once in a year by the District and Sessions Judge of the district who is also the Chairman of the District Legal Services Authority.
●    The Committees may be constituted out of para legal volunteers/social workers/retired persons/wives of working officers/other citizens who may be found suitable and willing.
●    The Committee members will not be called as witnesses.
●    Every complaint under Section 498A received by the police or the Magistrate be referred to and looked into by such committee. Such committee may have interaction with the parties personally or by means of telephone or any other mode of communication including electronic communication.
●    Report of such committee be given to the Authority by whom the complaint is referred to it latest within one month from the date of receipt of complaint.
●    The committee may give its brief report about the factual aspects and its opinion in the matter.

Cabinet approves new wage code bill


The Union Cabinet on 26 July 2017 approved the new wage code bill that will ensure a minimum wage across all sectors by integrating four labour related laws.
●    The new Labour Code on Wages Bill will be consolidating the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, the Payment of Wages Act, 1936, the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 and the Equal Remuneration Act, 1976. 
●    The bill was approved by the Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
●    The proposed legislation is expected to benefit over 4 Cr employees across the country.
●    The new bill seeks to empower the Centre to set a minimum wage across all sectors in the country, which would have to be maintained by the states as well.
●    However, states will be able to provide for a higher minimum wage in their jurisdiction in place of the amount fixed by the central government.
 

Current Affairs 29th July 2017: GLOBAL NEWS

US to start installing chip in human body


Three Square Market — a developer of software used in vending machines — is offering all of its employees the option to get a microchip implanted between the thumb and forefinger. 
●    It’s quick, painless and the company will even pick up the $300 fee.  There’s no GPS tracking capability yet.
●    The company is expecting 50 of its employees to voluntarily sign up for the implants.
●    The RFID (Radio Frequency ID) chips would allow those employees who volunteer to participate in the program to open doors, pay for purchases, share business cards, store medical information, pay for stuff at other RFID terminals and login to their computers … all with a wave of the hand.
●    The program is also meant to be a real-life opportunity for Westby’s company to test and expand the technology for its own products. 
●    “We see this as another payment and identification option that not only can be used in our markets but our other self-checkout and self-service applications that we are now deploying, which include convenience stores and fitness centers,” another company executive said.
●    Three Square Market claims it will be the first company in the United States to implant chips in its employees.

Current Affairs 29th July 2017: SPORTS

Adam Peaty sets two 50m breaststroke world records in one extraordinary day


Adam Peaty surprised even himself after improving his own 50 metres breaststroke world record by almost half a second in one day at the world championships in Budapest on Tuesday.
●    The Olympic champion won 100m breaststroke gold on Monday’s second day and vowed there would be “something special” over one length on Tuesday. 
●    But even the 22-year-old did not expect what happened – a 0.47sec improvement on the world record of 26.42sec he set in winning the 50m title in Kazan, Russia in 2015.
●    Peaty clocked 26.10 in the morning heat, 0.44 ahead of his nearest rival, and improved his mark to 25.95 in the evening semi-final, 0.73sec clear of the field.
 

Current Affairs 29th July 2017: OBITUARY

N Dharam Singh, former Chief Minister of Karnataka, passes away


N. Dharam Singh, former Chief Minister of Karnataka, passed away on 27 July 2017 Bengaluru following a heart attack. He was 80.
●    Singh had served as the 17th Chief Minister of Karnataka. 
●    He headed the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government from May 2004 to February 2006.
●    Born on 25 December 1936, Dharam Singh Narayan Singh was an Indian politician.
●    He was a Member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly for seven consecutive terms and a Member of Parliament representing Bidar in the 14th Lok Sabha.
●    He began his long innings in politics as an Independent Corporator in the Kalaburagi district City Municipal Council by contesting against his own brother.

Current Affairs 29th July 2017: DAYS AND DATES

International Tiger Day 2017 observed


The 2017 International Tiger Day was observed on 29 July 2017. The day is held annually on 29th July to give worldwide attention to the reservation of tigers.
●    In 2017, the International Tiger Day would be celebrated with the slogan Fresh Ecology For Tigers’ Protection.
●    The goal of the day is to promote a global system for protecting the natural habitats of tigers and to raise public awareness and support for tiger conservation issues.
●    The day was founded in 2010 at the St. Petersburg Tiger Summit, with the aim to double the big cat population by 2022.
●    The seventh annual Global Tiger Day was celebrated in various ways around the world. Local events have been organized in Bangladesh, Nepal, and India as well as non-tiger-range countries such as England and the United States.
●    The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) continued its promotion of the "Double Tigers" campaign through investing in rangers.

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