One Liners – 30th July || Current Affairs

• World Day against Trafficking in Persons – 30 July. The theme of 2018: ‘Responding to the trafficking of children and young people’.

• Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Radha Mohan Singh launched the Meghalaya Milk Mission in Shillong. The mission will facilitate in achieving the Centre’s goal of doubling the farmer’s income by 2022 through the promotion of milk business in the state.

• The International Conference on strengthening economic ties between India and Vietnam was recently held at New Delhi. The aim of this conference was to enhance the bilateral economic partnership in the fast-approaching Asian Century for upholding economic prosperity not only in South-east Asian but the entire Asian region.

• Punjab based non-profit organization Patiala Foundation has been accorded ‘Special Consultative Status’ by the United Nations. The recognition confers a set of privileges on the NGO, which has been working in the field of livelihood, tourism and road safety.

• A team of doctors, from the Blood Bank of Kasturba Medical College Mangalore, came across a rare blood group and identified it as ‘pp’ or ‘p null’ phenotype. Immunohaematology work-up was performed by the tam and International Blood Group Reference Laboratory, Briston, the UK has confirmed it by doing a serological test. This is the first time that the p blood group null phenotype has been detected in India.

• Delhi Metro has become the first metro system in the world to go completely green. Delhi Metro has also secured the platinum rating for adherence to green building norms for its 10 residential colonies from the Indian Green Building Council.

• The Assam government has made it mandatory for its staff to take care of their elderly parents and differently-abled siblings who don’t have an income source. Employees found neglecting their dependent parents and siblings will face a 10% and 15% salary cut respectively.

• Rajasthan will soon have its first ‘cow sanctuary’, a shelter for 10,000 bovines spread over an area of more than 220 hectares in Bikaner district.

• Maharashtra’s women commission signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme for rescue and rehabilitation of women who are victims of sex trafficking, acid attack and domestic violence.

• Neeraj Chopra, who became the 1st Indian to win gold in the javelin throw at Commonwealth Games in April this year, won gold at the Savo Games in Finland today.

• In Wrestling, Bajrang Punia has won his second consecutive international gold at the Yasar Dogu International in Istanbul, Turkey. Indian wrestlers returned with 10 medals, including seven by women, from the ranking event. Pinki won gold in 55 kg category.

• ICC organized the ‘Sano Cricket Curry Festival’ in the Japanese city of Sano to promote cricket in the nation. A cricket match between the Japanese team and an Indian team was held at the event.

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