Priti Patel has been appointed as Britain’s Home Secretary in the newly-unveiled Boris Johnson Cabinet. She has become the Britain’s first Indian-origin Home Secretary.
Priti Patel was born in the London borough of Harrow to Gujarati parents who fled Uganda in the 1960s. Her education was completed at Watford Grammar School for Girls.
Who is appointed as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to the Ministry of Home Affairs ?
Bipin Bihari Mallick
Ajay Kumar Bhalla
Ajay Kumar Bhalla has been appointed Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Bhalla will take over as Home Secretary from incumbent Rajive Gauba. Bhalla is currently serving as Power Secretary.
What is the name of the country to launch first-ever space war exercise ?
India to hold it’s first-ever simulated space warfare exercise in the last week of July, 2019. It has been named – IndSpaceEx. This exercise will basically be a ‘table-top war-game’, with all stakeholders from the military and scientific community taking part in it.
What amount of money has been sanctioned by ADB for power project in Tripura ?
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has sanctioned a Rs 1,925 crore project for upgradation of power generation and distribution in Tripura.
The amount was recently sanctioned to the Tripura State Electricity Corporation Limited (TSECL)."The project has been sanctioned for upgrading capacity of 63 MW Rokhia Project to 120 MW at an estimated cost of Rs 699.80 crore and modernising Gumti Hydro Electric Project at an estimated cost of Rs 1225.88 crore.
Rokhia project is located at West Tripura district whereas Gumti project is in Gomati district.
Whose Biographical book has been released today by PM Modi ?
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today released the book "Chandra Shekhar - The Last Icon of Ideological Politics." The book has been written by Shri Harivansh, Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha; and Shri Ravi Dutt Bajpai. The book release event was held at the Balayogi Auditorium, Parliament Library Building.The Prime Minister presented the first copy of the book to the Vice President of India, Shri Venkaiah Naidu.
By what amount DCC approves penalty on Airtel,Vodafone,Idea ?
The Digital Communications Commission, the telecom department's apex decision-making body, on Wednesday approved imposing cumulative penalty of Rs 3,050 crore on Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea for not providing points of interconnection to Reliance Jio.
By whom Nishagandhi Sangeetha Awards Conferred ?
Kerala Minister of Tourism presented the inaugural Nishagandhi Sangeetha Puraskaram to musicians Parassala
B. Ponnammal and T V. Gopalakrishnan in the Nishagandhi Monsoon Ragas Music Festival.
Nishagandhi Sangeetha Puraskaram is Instituted by Kerala Tourism, the award carries ?1.5 lakh in cash, citation and memento.
Who got CSR Journal Excellence Awards for the Category of Health And Sanitation ?
Yes Bank Ltd.
Aditya Birla Capital Ltd.
Mahindra & Mahindra
3rd Edition of the CSR Journal Excellence Awards honoured 6 firms for the best practices in Corporate Social Responsibility. The theme of the event was ‘India First’.
The winners of the awards are:
Tata Power won in the category “Education & Skill Training”.
ReNew Power won in the category “Women Empowerment & Child Welfare”.
YES Bank Ltd. won in the category “Health & Sanitation”.
Mahindra & Mahindra won in the category “Environment”.
Hindustan Zinc won in the category “Agriculture & Rural Development”.
Aditya Birla Capital Ltd. won in the category “Sports”.
First dragon blood-oozing tree founded in which state ?
Assam has added to India’s botanical wealth a plant that yields dragon’s blood — a bright red resin used since ancient times as medicine, body oil, varnish, incense and dye.
A trio of researchers led by Assam forest officer Jatindra Sarma has discovered Dracaena cambodiana, a dragon tree species in the Dongka Sarpo area of West Karbi Anglong.
This is for the first time that a dragon tree species has been reported from India.
Who maintains number one spot in ICC test and ODI Batting Rankings ?
Shakib Al Hasan
International Cricket Council has released the latest rankings of teams and players in different categories.
Men’s Team Rankings:
India topped the Test Team Rankings.
England topped the One Day International Team Rankings.
Pakistan topped the T20 International Team Rankings.
2. Men’s Batting Rankings:
Virat Kohli (India) topped the Test Batting Rankings.
Virat Kohli (India) topped the ODI Batting Rankings.
Babar Azam (Pakistan) topped the T20I Batting Rankings.
3. Men’s Bowling Rankings:
Pat Cummins (Australia) topped the Test Bowling Rankings.
Jasprit Bumrah (India) topped the ODI Bowling Rankings
Rashid Khan (Afghanistan) topped the T20I Bowling Rankings.
4. Men’s All-Rounder Rankings:
Jason Holder (West Indies) topped the Test All-Rounder Rankings.
Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh) topped the ODI All-Rounder Rankings.
Glenn Maxwell (Australia) topped the T20I All-Rounder Rankings.