5th July 2018 Current Affairs


Election Commission of India launches “cVigil” Mobile App

  • The cVigil App is launched especially for the citizens to report any violation of the model code of conduct during elections.

  • This app will be made operational only where the elections are announced.

  • A Beta Version will be made available so that the public and the election staff can get accustomed to its features.

  • The app will be made operational for the upcoming Assembly Elections in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram and Rajasthan.

  • The Android App requires a smartphone with a camera, a good Internet connection and GPS

  • Through this app, the citizens can immediately report the incidents of misconduct within minutes of having witnessed such events.

Vishwas Patel appointed Chairman of Payments Council of India

  • The Payments Council of India on Monday announced the appointment of Vishwas Patel as its new Chairman.
  • Patel is currently the Director of Infibeam Avenues.
  • He will succeed Naveen Surya, who has been elevated to the post of Chairman Emeritus.
  • Patel has been associated with the council since it was started in 2013, and has been its Co-Chairman.

Defence Ministry approves construction of 17 New Baffle Firing Ranges

  • The Ministry of Defence has sanctioned the construction of 17 new baffle firing ranges in Military Stations/Cantonments/Training Establishments.
  • The approximate cost will be Rs. 238 crores.
  • The proposed baffle shooting ranges can facilitate firing from 300 to 500 metres.
  • Baffle firing ranges are covered shooting practice areas which prevent possible accidents due to stray bullet injuries.

World’s first all-digital art museum opens in Tokyo

  • The world’s first digital art museum opened to the public in Tokyo, Japan.
  • The MORI Building Digital Art Museum allows visitors to enter the artwork.
  • The museum has dark and seemingly empty rooms, with geometric constructions strewn about.
  • The kaleidoscopic art installations are triggered by motion sensors, and are projected on the rooms surfaces.
  • The artworks react to movement and touch, so the experience of each visitor is potentially unique.
  • The art exhibit is titled Borderless.

Cabinet approves DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2018

  • The Union Cabinet has approved the DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill 2018.
  • The bill is aimed at using DNA-based forensic technologies for court cases to strengthen the justice system in India.
  • One of the major aims of the bill is to ensure that DNA test results are reliable.
  • It also has in place protection of data from misuse or abuse in terms of privacy rights.

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