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Daily Current Affairs, 06th July 2019







1) International Day of Cooperatives: 6 July
•The United Nations observes first Saturday of July every year as International Day of Cooperatives.  The day is celebrated to increase the awareness of cooperatives. The event underscores the contributions of the cooperative movement in resolving the major problems addressed by the United Nations.

•Theme for 2019: COOPS 4 DECENT WORK.

2) Iraq’s Babylon listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO
•UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has listed Iraq’s Babylon as a World Heritage Site. Babylon is developed as a walled city of mudbrick temples and towers, constituting the Tower of Babel, and the Ishtar Gate. The city was the centre of the ancient Babylonian empire more than 4,000 years ago.

3) Army Chief releases Kargil Tribute Song


•Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has released a Kargil Tribute Song to honour, salute and pay homage to the Kargil martyrs and war veterans. The song has been composed by eminent Hindi lyricist Sammer Anjaan and sung by Shatadru Kabir.

•The song was released as part of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas to be celebrated on 26th of July.

4) Cabinet approves India-Maldives MoU for passenger, cargo services
•The Union Cabinet has approved the pact signed between India and Maldives to start passenger and cargo services via sea route. The MoU will pave way for ferry services between Maldives and India. The proposed ferry service would contribute in a big way to promote people to people contact and to boost bilateral trade.

5) Longest electrified railway tunnel in India commissioned
•The South Central Railway has commissioned the longest electrified tunnel of India. The tunnel which is between Cherlopalli and Rapuru stations is 6.6 km long, is built at a total cost of ₹460 crore. The horse shoe shaped tunnel is of 6.5 metres height with ballastless track and LED lighting provided at 10 metre intervals inside.

6) India’s first Design Development Centre launched in Gujarat
•India’s first Design Development Center ‘Fashionova’ was launched in the Textile city Surat.  The centre will promote the city in the field of the fashion design sector. It will also fulfill the business needs from co-working space, technicians, expert advises to cognitive workshops and exposure to the industry.

7) India ranked 86th in the Henley Passport Index 2019
•The Henley Passport Index 2019 have ranked the Indian passport on the 86th position with a mobility score of 58. The score points out that Indian passport holders can access 58 countries around the world without a prior visa. Japan and Singapore holds the top spot with a score of 189.

•The index includes 199 passports and 227 travel destinations including micro-states and territories.

8) Nasscom, NSDC launch Global Cloud Computing challenge
•Nasscom partners with National Skill Development Corporation to organise ‘World Skills India’s International Cloud Computing Challenge 2019’. Ten countries including India are participating in the competition, along with New Zealand, Belgium, Japan, China, South Korea, Russia, Oman and Ireland.

•“WorldSkills India” is an NSDC initiative launched in 2011.


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