30 July 2016

World Day against Trafficking in Persons

·        World Day against Trafficking in Persons is an official United Nations observance held on July 30.It was established in 2013 by the UN General Assembly.

·        The observance focuses on raising awareness of human trafficking & the importance of stopping it.The day aims to raise awareness of the situation of those who have fallen victims to human trafficking and to promote and protect their rights.

Strategic Forces Command exempted from RTI ambit

·        The Strategic Forces Command, which forms part of the National Command Authority (NCA), has been added to the Second Schedule of the Right to Information Act (RTI), 2005, which exempts security and intelligence establishments from its purview.

·        A government notification said the Strategy Forces Command was being brought under sub-section (2) of Section 24 of the RTI. The NCA’s Executive Council, chaired by the National Security Adviser, gives inputs to the Political Council, which authorises a nuclear attack if need be.

·        The Political Council is chaired by the Prime Minister and advised by the Executive Council.

·        This mechanism is meant to ensure that the nuclear weapons are under civilian control. A Command and Control (C2) mechanism prevents their accidental or unauthorised use.

HP govt signs MoU with NTPC, NHPC for hydro engineering college in Bilaspur

·        The establishment of the first hydro engineering college in Himachal Pradesh will boost regional development and provide more job opportunities, Union Health Minister J P Nadda said.

·        He was speaking at an event where anMoU was signed between the Himachal Pradesh government and National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and National Hydel Power Corporation (NHPC) for setting up of the hydro engineering college in Bilaspur.

India to host international summit on tobacco-control

·        India will host a crucial global summit in Nov to eliminate the illicit trade of tobacco products.The summit is scheduled from Nov 7-12 in Noida will aim “to eliminate illicit trade of tobacco products.

·        About 1,000-1,500 delegates from 180 countries are expected to participate in the summit.The percentage of tobacco-related cancers is 30.1 of the population as a whole

Intex appoints Madhuri Dixit as brand ambassador for consumer durable products

·        Intex Technologies has appointed cinestarMadhuri Dixit as brand ambassador for its consumer durable products, including washing machines and refrigerators. The actor has been signed for a period of two years, a company release said.

·        In addition to Madhuri, Intex already has many other stars as its brand ambassadors for other product categories. For the mobile phones, the brand has FarhanAkhtar as the national brand ambassador, SudeepSanjeev for Karnataka, Mahesh Babu for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and Suriya for Tamil Nadu.

RajjatBarjatya, MD and CEO of Rajshri Productions no more

·        RajjatBarjatya, MD and CEO of RajshriMedia, passed away on Friday (July 29) at a hospital in Mumbai.

·        Cousin of filmmaker SoorajBarjatya, Rajjat took his last breath at 6:30 in the evening.

·        He had cancer and was admitted in Jaslok Hospital from last few days.

·        According to media sources Rajjat suffered from lukaemia in the past and survived the same.

Justice Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale sworn in as Chief Justice of Allahabad HC

Justice Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale was sworn in as the new Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court. He succeeds Justice D.Y. Chandrachud who was appointed judge of Supreme Court. He was administered oath of office was administered by Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik in Allahabad as per Article 219 of Constitution.

 About Justice Dilip Bhosale
  •  He was born in Mumbai in 1956. He was first appointed as judge of Bombay High court in 2001.
  • Later in 2012, he was transferred to Karnataka high court. Prior to his appointment as Chief Justice of Allahabad HC,
  •  he was serving as acting chief justice of High Court of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.