One Liners – 19th July || Current Affairs

• Israel’s parliament today approved a controversial piece of legislation that defines the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people.

• The Turkish government has ended the nationwide state of emergency imposed following a failed coup attempt in July 2016.

• Hungary will withdraw from the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration agreement which will be adopted in December. Hungarian government which has opposed migration argued that the UN agreement could aid the flow of migrants to Europe and force countries to shelter them.

• India and Sri Lanka signed a MoU on a sanitation sector project under which 3400 toilets would be constructed in Batticaloa District of Sri Lanka. This project is part of GoI’s efforts to assist and cooperate with Govt. of Sri Lanka in people-oriented development projects.

• The heritage city of Udaipur has been ranked 3rd among a list of 15 best cities in the world by Travel + Leisure.

• ISRO has roped in three partners to help it assemble 27 satellites at a quick pace over the next three years. ISRO signed contracts with Alpha Design Technologies pvt. Ltd., Bharat Electronics Ltd. and Tata Advanced Systems Ltd.

• Jana Small Finance Bank announced the commercial launch of its banking operations. The small finance bank was earlier called Janalakshmi Financial Services and weathered huge losses on account of demonetization.

• Jammu & Kashmir’s first all-women branch of Jammu and Kashmir Bank was inaugurated by the First Lady Usha Vohra.

• Sun Pharma has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration for its INFUGEM injection which is used for the treatment of cancer.

• Scientists have discovered 12 new moons orbiting Jupiter, making the total number of natural satellites circling around Jupiter to 79.

• The Union Cabinet has approved a special package for 81 irrigation projects worth over Rs 13,000 crore in Vidarbha, Marathwada and other drought-prone areas of Maharashtra.

• India and US at the Homeland Security Dialogue have resolved to enhance bilateral cooperation in areas, including counter-terrorism, immigration and aviation security. Both countries are in process of firming up a list of terror fugitives and have agreed on names of individuals for global entry programme under Homeland Security Presidential Directive-6 Agreement.

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