Daily Current Affairs Update – 5th July 2016

GK Eduwrap 5th July

 

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National – Across the India:

 new Ministers of State

1. Nineteen new Ministers of State (MoS) were inducted in the Union Council of Ministers in a major expansion.

 

These new ministers were administered oath of office and secrecy by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

This was the second expansion of the NDA government led by PM Narendra Modi. Of the 19 new ministers, 17 are from the BJP, one each from Apna Dal and RPI.

 

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2. The Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) at Nhava Sheva in Raigad District of Maharashtra has become the first port in India to implement logistics data bank tagging system of containers.

 

The first of its kind system has been launched as part of ‘Ease of Doing Business’ initiatives implemented at JNPT Port.

It focuses on document, time and cost reduction for the benefit of trade.

 

3. India is going to host meet of the heads of anti-narcotics agencies of BRICS nations to discuss issues related to narco-terrorism and money laundering.

 

This meet will be held ahead of the eighth annual Summit of BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa nations scheduled in October 2016.

 

Sports:

 B Sai Praneeth

1. B Sai Praneeth, Ace Indian shuttler has won the 2016 Canada Open Grand Prix Badminton title in the men’s singles category.

 

In the final match played at Calgary Praneeth defeated Lee Hyun II of South Korea by 21-12, 21-10 score.

 

 

Appointments & Resignations:

 M V Dhekane

1. M V Dhekane, Noted scientist has assumed the office of Director of ISRO Inertial Systems Unit (IISU), Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala).

 

Earlier he also had various significant positions in ISRO at VSSV such as Deputy Director, Control, Guidance & Simulation Entity, Chief Controller and Associate Director (R&D)

 

2. Sudarshan Sen has been as Executive Director of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

 

He will replace NS Vishwanathan who was elevated as Deputy Governor of RBI.

 

Science & Technology:

  NASA’s Juno spacecraft

1. NASA’s Juno spacecraft has successfully entered into the orbit of Jupiter on 4th July 2016 and started orbiting solar system’s most massive planet.

 

The spacecraft was launched by NASA as part of its New Frontiers program in 2011 to study Jupiter’s composition, gravity field, magnetic field, and polar magnetosphere.

Juno will have mission life of 20 months from July 2016 to Feb 2018.

 

2. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has given its approval to extend New Horizons mission to investigate a mysterious object deep in the Kuiper Belt.

 

It will investigate a mysterious object known as 2014 MU69 located deep in the Kuiper Belt.

 

3. Researchers from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium have built a super-sensitive electronic nose comprising of chemical sensors metal-organic frameworks (MOFs).

 

It has ability to detect pesticides and nerve gas in very low concentrations by analyzing their chemical makeup.

 

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