CURRENT AFFAIRS CAPSULE – 28 JULY 2019
- July 28, 2019
- Posted by: Team CP
- Category: Current Affairs Capsule
- A new India-UK bilateral scheme ‘UK-India Education Research Initiative (UKEIRI) Mobility Programme: Study in India’ has been launched on pilot basis to support Britain’s universities to collaborate with Indian partners and to facilitate students from United Kingdom (UK) to visit India during their studies. It is an initiative of the Universities UK International (UUKI) and British Council India.
- The 159th Income Tax Day was observed and celebrated by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and all field officers on 24th July, 2019 to commemorate the introduction of Income Tax (IT) in India for the first time by Sir James Wilson on 24th July, 1860. The day is also known as Aaykar Diwas. As a part of celebrations, Kardaata e-Sahyog Abhiyaan was launched by the Finance Department.
- The Government has issued directions to deal with wilful bank loan defaulters or fugitive economic-offenders. The Immigration Authorities can detain as well as prevent any person, including a wilful defaulter, from leaving India against whom a Look Out Circular (LOC) has been issued. The Bureau of Immigration has opened 83 LOCs till now at the behest of the bank. Fugitive Economic Offenders Act, 2018 has been enacted for effective action against economic offenders fleeing Indian jurisdiction.
- IAS officer Anshu Prakash has been appointed as the Secretary in the Department of Telecommunications in the Ministry of Communications. Senior IAS officer RS Shukla has been appointed as Secretary in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs while GV Venugopala will be the Member Secretary in the National Disaster Management Authority.
- Appointments Committee of the Cabinet extended the term of appointment of retired IAS officer Sanjay Kothari as the Secretary to the President Ram Nath Kovind. The extension has been made on co-terminus basis with the President or until further orders.
- The Lok Sabha has passed the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019 that seeks to amend the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, UAPA 1967. It empowers the government to designate an individual as a “terrorist”, if the person commits or participates in acts of terrorism, prepares for terrorism, promotes terrorism or is otherwise involved in terrorism. The bill also empowers the Director-General of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to grant approval for the seizure or attachment of property when the case is being investigated by the agency.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the book on former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar, titled ‘Chandra Shekhar- The Last Icon of Ideological Politics’, at Parliament Library Building in New Delhi. The book is written by the Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, Harivansh and Ravi Dutt Bajpai.
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Q1. ‘UKEIRI Mobility Programme: Study in India’ is a new bilateral scheme between India and _______
Q2. When was Income Tax (IT) introduced in India for the first time?
- 24th July, 1860
- 22nd July, 1857
- 25th July, 1852
- 27th July, 1850
Q3. How many Look Out Circulars (LOC) have been opened by Bureau of Immigration till now?
Q4. Who has been appointed as the Secretary in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs?
- Sanjay Kothari
- RS Shukla
- Anshu Prakash
- GV Venugopala
Q5. Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the book on former Prime Minister _______
- Atal Bihari Vajpayee
- Morarji Desai
- Chandra Shekhar
- Gulzarilal Nanda