Hello and welcome to exampundit. Here are the important Daily One Liner Current Affairs 8 and 9 July 2018. These are important for the upcoming SBI PO & SBI Clerk Exams.
- Union Industries Minister Suresh Prabhu and South Korean Trade Minister Kim Hyun-Chong signed agreements on trade and commerce.
- Karnataka Bank Ltd has introduced ‘Cash@PoS’ facility through its network of 13,100-plus Point of Sale (PoS) terminals installed at various merchant establishments throughout the country.
- A ministerial panel formed by the Goods and Services Tax Council on July 8, 2018 recommended that there shall be no additional tax incentives for digital transactions for a year, citing revenue considerations.
- The Reserve Bank has set the ‘ways and means advances’ (WMA) limit at Rs 700 bn for the central government for the July-September quarter, up from Rs 600 bn in the previous quarter.
Note: ‘WMA’ are temporary advances given by the RBI to government to tide over any mismatch in receipts and payments.
- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has accorded approval for lining project of the Sone canal in Shahbad-Bhojpur region of Bihar.
- The Haryana Excise and Taxation Department has identified a total of 6,091 value-added tax (VAT) dealers in the state having arrears over Rs 5 lakh and uploaded the photographs of the defaulters on its website.
- The Telangana government has allotted 200 acres to three different women entrepreneurs’ associations in the state, Industries and IT Minister K T Rama Rao said on July 6, 2018.
- Samsung has opened the world’s largest mobile factory in Noida, India. The factory will be officially inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting South Korean President Moon Jae-in on July 9, 2018.
- The Maharashtra government will implement India’s first plastic buyback scheme for PET bottles and milk pouches from July 11 to ensure recycling, The Times of India reported.
- Maharashtra State government on Friday launched an online portal ‘Pavitra’ for recruiting teachers. The move aims to ensure that only meritorious candidates get jobs and education institute owners do not demand bribes from the aspirants.
- The higher education department of Rajasthan has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Microsoft to provide free digital training to students in Rajasthan.
- On 6 July, the Uttar Pradesh Police signed an MoU with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for crime mapping analytics and predictive systems, an official spokesman said.
- India and South Korea on Monday signed five Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) in the field of Science and Technology, an official release said here.
- The 17th World Sanskrit Conference will be held from July 9-13, 2018 at Vancouver, Canada. The conference will be inaugurated by Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar.
- The Himachal Pradesh government on July 7, 2018 issued a fresh notification banning the use of thermocol cutlery across the state.
- The 2nd meeting of the joint working group on tourism cooperation between India and Nepal has concluded in Kathmandu.
- India and Bhutan have reaffirmed their resolve to further strengthen and enhance co-operation between the two countries in all areas of mutual interest.
- Anchor Electricals Private Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation on Monday announced appointment of Vivek Sharma as the company’s new Managing Director to spearhead its electricals business.
- Former Information and Broadcasting secretary Uday Kumar Varma has been appointed as a member of the Broadcasting Content Complaints Council, a self-regulatory body for general entertainment channels.
- Dipa Karmakar, one of India’s leading gymnasts, scripted history on July 8, 2018 by becoming the first Indian gymnast to win a gold medal in the vault event of the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup at Mersin, Turkey.
- Satyarup Siddhanta has become the second Indian mountaineer after Malli Mastan Babu to climb Mt Ojos del Salado, the highest volcano in the world.
- US officials have ordered DNA tests on ‘under 3,000’ detained children who remain separated from their migrant parents in an effort to reunite families at the centre of a border crisis.