One Liners – 17th July || Current Affairs

• World Day for International Justice (International Justice Day) – 17 July.

• World Emoji Day – 17 July.

• Home Ministry has liberalized the process for granting Long-term Visas to minorities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

• J K Rowling has announced her next book titled ‘Lethal White’.

• Amazon’s Founder Jeff Bezos became the richest man in recent history when his net worth crossed $150 billion.

• Undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather has been named the world’s highest paid celebrity by Forbes. Akshay Kumar at 76th place is the highest paid celebrity in India.

• Home Ministry will create a National Database of Arms Licenses System from April 2019 which will include the names of all arms license holder and will be issued a unique identification number.

• President Ram Nath Kovind has given his assent to Assam Witch Hunting (Prohibition, Prevention and Protection) Bill, 2015. The law will prohibit any person from calling, identifying or defaming any other person as the witch by words, signs, conducts or indications by making such offences as non-bailable, non-compoundable and cognizable.

• Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan laid the foundation stone of country’s first skill training institute in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha.

• India’s first Defence Incubator will come up in Hyderabad and will be housed at T-hub. The incubator will be funded through the Ministry’s innovation for Defence Excellence (iDEX) scheme.

• A team of experts from IIT Kharagpur and the University of Oxford has been selected for an award for exceptional research-led innovation to mitigate arsenic poisoning in the Ganga-Brahmaputra delta.

• Wrestler Vinesh Phogat won gold at the Spanish Grand Prix in Madrid.

• The UN General Assembly has elected Iceland for the UN Human Rights Council, filling the seat vacated by the US, which withdrew from UNHRC last month.

• ISRO has joined hands with J&K’s Directorate of Health Services-Kashmir to set up a telemedicine centre at an altitude of 12,700 feet to provide services to pilgrims en route to the Amarnath shrine.

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