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Daily Current Affairs, 08th July 2019

1) Indian Haj mission adopts Digital India, equality of women
•Indian Haj mission in Saudi Arabia adopts Digital India, equality of women. It aims to reach out to a large number of pilgrims as part of the Government of India’s initiative of Digital India.

•The App ‘Indian Haj Information System‘ developed by the consulate will receive feedback and grievances from Hajis. Another app E-MASIHA will retrieve pilgrims’ health information to apply appropriate treatment whenever he or she visits Indian medical facilities during Haj.

2) J&K govt approves Aadhaar-linked payment for pension disbursal
•The Jammu and Kashmir government approves Aadhaar-linked payment mode for pension disbursal. The aim is to distribute pension to the beneficiaries under various central and state sponsored schemes in order to ensure transparency and to avoid delay.

3) Bonalu festival kicks off in Telangana
•The annual Bonalu festival kicked off at the Jagadamba temple in historic Golconda Fort, Telangana. Bonalu is celebrated every year in the state during the first month of the monsoon season.  Bonalu is the “state festival” of Telangana.

4) Meghalaya fined Rs 100 cr for illegal coal mining
•The Supreme Court of India has directed the Meghalaya government to deposit the Rs 100 crore fine. The fine was imposed by the NGT for failing to curb illegal coal mining with the Central Pollution Control Board.

5) DRDO successfully tested Nag missiles in Pokhran
•DRDO successfully tested Nag missiles in Pokhran ranges. The system includes a third generation Anti-Tank Guided Missile, the NAG, along with the Missile Carrier Vehicle (NAMICA).

•The Nag Missile has top attack capabilities that can effectively engage and destroy all known enemy tanks.

6) Operation ‘Sudarshan’ launched along the Pakistan border
•BSF has launched the operation ‘Sudarshan’ to fortify the ‘anti-infiltration grid’ along the Pakistan border in Punjab and Jammu. It was launched on July 1 and will cover the entire 1,000-kms length of the India-Pakistan International Border.

•The Border Security Force is the primary force guarding this frontier as the ‘first line of defence’.

7) ISRO ties up with Russian agency to select, train Indian astronauts
•Indian Space Research Organisation has signed a contract with Russia’s Glavkosmosfor selection support, medical examination and space training of Indian astronauts. ISRO has planned to send two unmanned missions before the mission ‘Gaganyaan-1’.

8) Harideesh Kumar appointed as Director of IBPS
•B Harideesh Kumar has been appointed as director of Institute of Banking Personnel Selection for a period of three years. Earlier, he was the Executive Director of Canara Bank.

9) Nalin Shinghal appointed CMD of BHEL
•Nalin Shinghal has been appointed as the chairman and managing director of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited. He will replace Atul Sobti as the chairman and managing director of BHEL.

10) U.S. wins FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019
•United States wins FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 held in Lyon, France. They defeated the Netherlands with a scrore of 2-0. This is the 4th world cup title for the US’s women football team.

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