Current Affairs 29th July 2019

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Current Affairs 29th July 2019

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  1. Rajya Sabha passed the Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2019

-The Rajya Sabha passed the Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The Bill aims the establishment of a Central University and Tribal University in Andhra Pradesh.

  1. National Digital Health Blueprint released

Union Health Minister released  National Digital Health Blueprint, bringing in the National Digital Health Eco-system that can ensure the availability of healthcare services on a wider scale.


  1. Centre cuts interest on GPF by 10 bps

  – Finance Ministry has cut the rate of General provident fund (GPF) by 10 basis points from 8% to 7.9%.


  1. Broadband Readiness Index for Indian States and Union Territories

  – The Department of Telecom (DoT) and the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) signed a MoU to develop a Broadband Readiness Index (BRI)for Indian States and Union Territories (UT).


  1. Ursula von der Leyen elected EU commission president

  – Ursula von der Leyen has been confirmed as the European commission’s first female President and the first German in the job for more than 50 years.

  1. President appoints Governors for Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh

  – President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Anusuiya Uikey as Governor of Chhattisgarh.


  1. The Sangeet Natak Akademi announces winners for 2018

  – The General Council have selected 44 artists from the field of Music, Dance, Theatre, Traditional/Folk/Tribal Music/Dance/Theatre, Puppetry and Overall contribution /scholarship in the Performing Arts for the Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards for the year 2018.


  1. 13th Meeting of India-UK Joint Economic and Trade Committee

  – 13th meeting of the India-UK Joint Economic and Trade Committee (JETCO) was held in London. Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Railways and Secretary of State for International Trade of the UK participated in the meeting.


  1. 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis C’ship begins

  – Odisha Governor inaugurated the 21st edition of Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship at the Jawaharlal Indoor Stadium in Cuttack, Odisha.