Top 5 Current Affairs: 30 July 2018
Indian Railways launches ‘Mission Satyanishtha’
The Indian Railways launched ‘Mission Satyanishtha’ and a programme on Ethics in Public Governance, in a first-of-its-kind event, at a day-long function held at National Rail Museum, New Delhi on July 27, 2018.
The key objective of the Satyanishtha mission is to train every employee to understand the need and value of ethics in personal and public life and to deal with ethical dilemmas in life and public governance.
PM Modi launches projects worth Rs 60000 crore in Lucknow
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 29, 2018 launched 81 projects worth Rs 60000 crore in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
All these 81 projects are part of the 1045 MoUs that were signed at the Uttar Pradesh Investors' Summit that was held on February 21- 22, 2018. Within a few months of the Investors’ Summit, the investment proposals for 81 projects amounting to investment of about Rs 60000 crore have now materialised.
Pakistan Elections Results 2018: Imran khan’s party PTI emerges as single largest party
According to the Pakistan Elections results 2018 announced by the Election Commission of Pakistan on July 29, Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) with a total of 116 seats has emerged as the single largest party in the National Assembly.
While, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) bagged 64 seats and former President Asif Ali Zardari's Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) got 43 seats. Though PTI has emerged as the single largest party in the National Assembly, the party is still short of numbers to form the government on its own.
Fact Box: Assam’s National Register of Citizens' final draft
The Assam government released the second and final draft of the state’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) on July 30, 2018. The list incorporates names of 2.89 crore people out of 3.29 crore applicants.
However, the names of 40.07 lakh people have been left out. Their claims and objections will be taken up from August 30 to September 28.
Rajasthan Government on July 27, 2018 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a private trust Sohanlalji Buladeviji Ojha Gaushala Samiti to build its first 'Cow Sanctuary', a shelter for 10000 cows.
This move is the latest in a list of initiatives announced by the BJP government in the state for the protection of cows since it came to power in 2013.
In June 2018, the state government introduced a 20 percent surcharge on liquor to use the proceeds for protection of cows in the state.