27th July 2018 Current Affairs


NITI Aayog and MyGov launch “Innovate India Platform” as part of Atal Innovation Mission

  • The Innovate India portal will serve as the common point for all the innovation happening across the nation.
  • Innovate India is an innovations platform for registering both grassroots and deep-tech innovators at a national level.
  • The Innovate India platform is open to all Indian citizens, who can view, comment, share, and rate the innovations on the platform.
  • MyGov is a citizen centric platform of the Government of India.

Vodafone-Idea merger gets final Govt approval

  • The Union Government has given its final approval for the mega merger of Vodafone and Idea Cellular.
  • This will create the country’s largest mobile operator, with 35% market share and around 430 million subscribers.
  • The parties will now approach the Registrar of Companies (RoC) for stipulated filings for approval.

West Bengal Assembly passes resolution to rename state ‘Bangla’

  • The West Bengal Assembly has passed a resolution to change the name of the state to ‘Bangla’ in three languages: Bengali, English and Hindi.
  • Education Minister Partha Chatterjee moved the resolution which was unanimously passed.
  • In August 2016, the Assembly had passed a resolution to change the name to ‘Bengal’ in English, ‘Bangla’ in Bengali, and ‘Bangal’ in Hindi, but the Centre turned it down.

India celebrates 19th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas

  • President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and PM Narendra Modi led the nation in paying homage to the martyrs of Kargil on 19th Kargil Vijay Diwas.
  • Kargil Vijay Diwas is held on July 26th every year.
  • The day marks the victory of the Indian forces over Pakistan in the hills of Kargil and the success of India’s Operation Vijay in 1999.

KTDC launches country’s first state-run all-woman hotel

  • India’s first public sector hotel, run entirely by women for women, was launched by Kerala Tourism minister Kadakampally Surendran.
  • The Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) hotel is named Hostess.
  • It will come up in six months at the KTDC complex at the main bus station in the heart of the city.
  • The KTDC’s aim is to create top class facilities for visitors, with security features and facilities of global standards at affordable rates.

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