Current Affairs for 1st July 2019
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India boycotts ‘Osaka Track’ at G20 summit
India, South Africa, and Indonesia have boycotted the “Osaka Track" on the “digital economy".
Countries boycotted the “Osaka Track"at the G20 leaders’ summit in Osaka.
It undermined “multilateral" principles of consensus-based decisions in global trade negotiations and denied "policy space" for digital-industrialization in developing countries.
NALCO to get President's award
Odisha-based Navaratna Company NALCO has been selected for President's award for utilization of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) fund in social development.
It started a scheme Aliali Jhia in 2015 to adopt and promote the poor and talented girls for education.
Under this scheme, 416 girls from BPL families of 66 villages in Anugul and Koraput district.s have been adopted by Company.
Chief Secretary of Haryana: Keshni Anand Arora
The Haryana government appointed senior IAS officer Keshni Anand Arora as the State’s new Chief Secretary on June 30.
Arora will replaces D.S. Dhesi, who retired on June 30, 2019.
She will be the 33rd cabinet secretary of Haryana since 1966 when it was carved out as a separate State.
Meenakshi Chaudhary was the State’s first woman chief secretary when she took charge in 2006.
Mining polluted rivers in Goa: Study
In Goa, iron ore mining has adversely impacted the sediments of rivers in the state, as per a study.
The study was conducted by the Marine Science Department of Goa University.
Researchers carried out detailed assessments of the impact of mining on the sediment cores of the rivers in Goa and also on the metal concentration in Zuari.
The rivers are Bicholim, Mandovi and Terekhol.
Jal Shakti Abhiyaan launched
Jal Shakti Abhiyan was launched across the country from 1 July 2019 to accelerate water harvesting and conservation measures.
The scheme is aimed at making water conservation and promotion of irrigation efficiency through asset creation and communication campaigns.
Over 250 officers have been appointed as in-charge of water-stressed districts in the Country.
Kohli scripted history
Kohli became the first captain in the history of the Cricket World Cup to score five consecutive fifties. Only Steve Smith of Australia has scripted this feat of scoring five consecutive fifties in the 2015 World Cup.
Mohammed Shami made a record by taking four wickets or more in three consecutive World Cup matches. This was held previously only by Shahid Afridi.
Dennis van de Pol conducting 7-day camp
Hockey goalkeeping trainer Dennis van de Pol of the Netherlands is conducting a 7-day special camp for nine Indian custodians from 1 July 2019.
The camp will be held at the Sports Authority of India center in Bengaluru and overseen by India's chief coach Graham Reid.
This is the first goalkeeping camp of 2019.
Wimbledon 2019 began
The iconic tennis championships Wimbledon 2019 began from 1 July 2019.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have been placed on one half of the draw after the Spanish superstar was seeded No 3 for the tournament.
World No 1 Ashleigh Barty, defending champion Angelique Kerber and 2018 runner-up Serena Williams are all in the top quarter of the draw.