Current affairs: 17 July Full Length Current Affairs PDF – DipuTony.in
Punjab government fixes rate for treatment of corona patients in private hospitals
- The Punjab government has recently fixed rates for the treatment of corona infection in private hospitals.
- Under this, in normal condition (without ventilator) isolation ward, oxygen, medical assistant, admission fees have been fixed at Rs 10 thousand. 9,000 for NABH accredited hospitals.
- A committee headed by former PGI director KK Talwar in the state has fixed the new fees. It includes isolation beds, ICU treatment and hospitalization fees on a daily basis.
Tunisia Prime Minister Alice Fakhfakh submitted her resignation to the President
- The Prime Minister of Tunisia resigned from his post on 15 July 2020 on the issue of conflict of interest.
- According to media reports, in fact, the Prime Minister had shares in a garbage disposal company and the same company also got a government contract of one crore 50 lakh euros.
- Political tussle lasted for several weeks after Prime Minister Ilyas Fakhfakh’s share in the company came to light.
- A government statement said that he has resigned keeping the national interest in mind and not creating difficulties for the country so that a new path can be opened to overcome the crisis.
World Snake Day was celebrated on 16 July
- Every year around the world, July 16 is celebrated as World Snake Day.
- Globally, World Snake Day is organized mainly to raise awareness about various species of snakes found around the world.
- On the occasion of World Snake Day, common people are motivated to know these reptiles and their contribution to the world.
- Significantly, the snake is considered one of the oldest living creatures in the world and it is mentioned in most civilizations of the world.
Maharashtra’s first woman Election Commissioner Neela Satyanarayan dies
- Nila Satyanarayana, who created history by becoming the first woman Election Commissioner of Maharashtra, died due to corona in a private hospital.
- Nila Satyanarayan, a 1972 batch IAS officer, held several important positions in the state government.
- In 2014, Nila Satyanarayan retired. Apart from the Election Commissioner, she was a proficient poetess, writer, singer, composer and music director who composed several Marathi films and some Bollywood songs.
Delhi government bans sale of scented tobacco products
- The Delhi government has banned the sale and storage of scented tobacco and mixed tobacco products for one year in the capital under the Food Safety and Standards Act.
- This order is being considered very important in view of corona infection.
- Gutkha is already banned in Delhi. According to Dr. BS Charan, in-charge of the state tobacco control cell, these days, tobacco is sold in betel nut mixed.
- Apart from this, tobacco is also being sold by mixing it with pan masala, cloves and cardamom, which people use a lot, while all these are harmful to health.
- This decision will ban the use of these products in Delhi.
UN declares Pakistan Taliban leader Noor Mehsud a global terrorist
- The 1267 ISIL and Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the United Nations Council put 42-year-old Mehsud on the sanctions list on 16 July 2020.
- India had surrounded Pakistan in the recent United Nations meeting and alleged that Pakistan is harboring terrorists.
- The Pakistan Taliban has been blamed for several suicide bombings, which have led to the killing of hundreds of innocent civilians.
- This organization is responsible for carrying out many suicide blasts. He is accused of killing hundreds of innocent civilians.
- TTP is responsible for many deadly terrorist attacks in Pakistan.
Construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya starts soon , Prime Minister Modi can reach Bhoomipujan
- Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust is going to hold a big meeting on 18 July 2020, so that there is no delay in construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya.
- According to Mahant Kamalnayan Das, the successor of Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, president of Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, time has been sought from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Bhoomi Pujan.
- Nripendra Mishra, former Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Modi and chairman of the construction committee of the temple trust, recently visited Ayodhya.
- He was accompanied by former Director General of BSF and KK Sharma, Security Advisor of Ram Janmabhoomi Trust.
- After the decision from the Supreme Court, the trust was formed to build the Ram temple.
India got huge success , pneumonia indigenous vaccine ready
- The ministry said that this first vaccine of pneumonia developed completely in the country has also got approval from the Drug Controller General of India (DGCI).
- The first, second and third phase of clinical trials were made available to DCGI by the Pune-based company Serum Institute of India with the help of Special Expert Committee (SEC).
- According to a release by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, it is the first indigenously developed vaccine in the field of pneumonia.
- Earlier, the demand for such vaccines was met to a large extent, but only foreign companies made the vaccine. This is the first time this has been done by a licensed company in the country.
Railways to have 100 percent electrification in next 3.5 years: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal
- Indian Railways will try to shake the target of becoming 100 percent electrification in the next 3.5 years and 100 percent net zero operator in the next 9-10 years.
- The Railway Minister has said that India has invested a lot in the transmission sector for the wide availability of the said area.
- The Railway Minister said that India is leading the international renewable community.
- Then, it was further stated that, renewable energy paves the way for progress and it is beneficial for the nation economically, with many environmental benefits.
- Railway Minister Piyush Goyal talked about the concept of one sun, one world, one grid.
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