Current Affairs This Week (01-07-2018)

  • Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz: modern day binary system
    He was a German polymath and philosopher who occupies a prominent place in the history of mathematics and the history of philosoph. His most notable accomplishment was conceiving the grand ideas of differential and integral calculus independently and simultaneously with Isaac Newton’s similar conceptions.
  • Mahalanobis distance, Feldman–Mahalanobis model
    Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis was an Indian scientist and applied statistician. He is best remembered for the Mahalanobis distance, a statistical measure, and for being one of the members of the first Planning Commission of free India. He made pioneering studies in anthropometry in India.
  • 27 June: Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day
    United Nations has designated June 27 as Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day through its resolution 71/279. The first such day was observed in 2017 while 2nd UN Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day has been celebrated on June 27, 2018.
  • Gujrat:topped the 1st Delta ranking released in June 2018
    Gujarat’s Dahod district topped the first Delta ranking released today by NITI Aayog that captures incremental improvements of Aspirational districts on health, education and other development parameters.
  • June 29: Statistics Day
    The 12th National Statistics Day (NSD-2018) is celebrated on June 29 at the National level in India with theme “Quality Assurance in Official Statistics” to create public awareness about the importance of statistics in socio-economic planning and policy formulation, and to acknowledge the contribution of Late Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis.
  • June 26: International Day
    The United Nations’ (UN) International Day in Support of Victims of Torture is observed every year on June 26 to speak out against the crime of torture and to honor and support victims and survivors throughout the world.
  • Yousaf Saleem: 1st-ever visually impaired judge of Pakistan
    Yousaf Saleem, who belongs to Lahore, has been sworn-in as the first-ever visually impaired judge of Pakistan. He was among 21 judges who took the oath to be sworn in as a civil judges on June 26, 2018. Yousaf is the son of a charted accountant and is visually impaired by birth.
  • “Liquid Based Cytology (LBC)”
    For screening cervical cancer, a new Liquid Based Cytology (LBC) technique ‘Direct to Slide’ has launched in Tamil Nadu. The LBC technique would help in detecting cervical cancer during the pre-cancerous stages.
  • Oxytocin: Government of India (GoI) has recently banned
    The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has restricted the manufacture of Oxytocin formulations for domestic use to public sector only from 1st July 2018.Bbanned the import of Oxytocin and its formulations. misuse is widespread in the dairy industry, where livestock are injected with oxytocin to make them release milk at a time convenient to farmers.
  • Pallavi Durua: India’s first Tribal Queen
    Pallavi Durua, who belongs to Odisha’s Koraput district, has been crowned as the India’s first “Tribal Queen” at the Adi Rani Kalinga Tribal Queen competition held at Utkal Mandap.
  • June 26:Day against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking
    To raise awareness of the major problem that illicit drugs represent to society. The theme for 2018 is: “Listen First – Listening to children and youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and safe”.
  • Deepika: won gold medal in the women’s recurve event
    In Archery, Deepika Kumari clinched a gold medal in the women’s recurve event at stage three of World Cup in Salt Lake City.She defeated Michelle Kroppen of Germany 7-3. With the win, the four-time World Cup final silver medalist has automatically qualified for the Archery World Cup Final to be held in Samsun of Turkey later this year.
  • No Toilet, No Bride
    Dharampal, the Sarpanch of Godikan village panchayat in Haryana, has passed a ‘No Toilet No Bride’ resolution to ensure the safety and well-being of its womenfolk. .Godikan panchayat has become the 1st panchayat in the country to marry off girls only to families who have a toilet in their house.
  • First edition of naval exercise ‘Coordinated Patrol’
    The naval forces of India and Bangladesh will conduct the joint patrol exercise “Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT)” in the Bay of Bengal. The purpose of the Lanba’s visit is to consolidate bilateral defence relations between India and Bangladesh and to explore new avenues for naval cooperation.
  • Kim Jong-pil
    Founder of South Korea’s spy agency. The spy agency is widely-known as the “perennial No. 2 man” in modern Korean politics. He also served as prime minister twice from 1971–1975 and from 1998–2000.
  • June: 23 International Widows’ Day (IWD)
    To give special recognition to the situation of widows of all ages and across regions and cultures. The day is an opportunity for action towards achieving full rights and recognition for widows – too long invisible, uncounted and ignored.
  • TN Bar Council gets its first transperson member
    The first transperson in the State to have enrolled in the Bar Council, she completed her law degree in 2007 from the Central Law College in Salem.
  • Bacteria develop resistance without exposure to antibiotics
    The IISER Pune team found E. coli coped better when exposure to complex, unpredictable environment continued for 100 days. The environment where bacteria such as E. coli thrive can be complex with different stresses being present at the same time and changing unpredictably at different time scales — daily or seasonal.
  • ‘Flying brain’ on its way to space station
    A science fiction-inspired robot hardwired to assist astronauts, launched from Florida early on Friday to become the first personal, artificial intelligence-powered companion in space.



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