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Daily Current Affairs 05th July 2024, Important News Headlines (Daily GK Update)

National News

Indian Government Reshuffles Cabinet Committees in July 2024

Indian Government Reshuffles Cabinet Committees in July 2024

On July 3, 2024, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government reorganized eight important groups within the Union Cabinet. This happened after Modi was sworn in as Prime Minister for the third time in a row, which is a record.

IGNOU Launches MA Programme in Bhagavad Gita Studies

IGNOU Launches MA Programme in Bhagavad Gita Studies

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has announced the launch of a new MA programme in Bhagavad Gita Studies for the academic session 2024-2025. The course will begin in July 2024 and will be offered through open and distance learning (ODL).

International News

Keir Starmer: The Next British Prime Minister

Keir Starmer: The Next British Prime Minister

Keir Starmer, born in 1963 to a working-class family near London, is set to become Britain’s next Prime Minister. With a background in human rights law and public prosecution, he entered politics relatively late, becoming an MP in 2015.

States News

CM Mohan Yadav Launches ‘Lokpath Mobile App’ For Public

CM Mohan Yadav Launches 'Lokpath Mobile App' For Public

Bhopal, Chief Minister Dr. Mohan Yadav has said that our aim is to make all departments as accountable as possible towards the public. Lokpath Mobile App prepared by the Public Works Department is being launched with a view to continuously moving forward on the path of public welfare by adopting a more transparent and accountable working system towards the public.

Hemant Soren Sworn in as Jharkhand Chief Minister After Legal Ordeal

Hemant Soren Sworn in as Jharkhand Chief Minister After Legal Ordeal

Hemant Soren has returned as Chief Minister of Jharkhand, reinstated after a five-month hiatus that began with his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate. His reappointment follows a tumultuous period marked by political maneuvering within the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), which heads the state’s ruling alliance.

Appointments News

Justice Sheel Nagu Appointed Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court

Justice Sheel Nagu Appointed Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court

Justice Sheel Nagu has been appointed as the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, following a notification by the Centre on Thursday. Previously, Justice Nagu served as the Acting Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court after Chief Justice Ravi Malimath demitted office on May 24, 2024. His appointment comes after a Supreme Court Collegium recommendation and fills the position left vacant since Chief Justice RS Jha’s retirement on October 13, 2023. Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva has now been appointed as the new Acting Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court.

RBI Appoints Charulatha S Kar as Executive Director

RBI Appoints Charulatha S Kar as Executive Director

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has appointed Smt. Charulatha S Kar as Executive Director (ED), effective from July 1, 2024. Previously serving as Chief General Manager-in-Charge in the Human Resource Management Department, she brings over three decades of experience in various roles including Payment and Settlement Systems, Information Technology, and Government Banking. Smt. Kar has represented the RBI in several international forums and committees.

Dhirendra Ojha Appointed Principal Spokesperson of Government

Dhirendra Ojha Appointed Principal Spokesperson of Government

In a significant move to strengthen the government’s communication strategy, senior Indian Information Service (IIS) officer Dhirendra K Ojha has been appointed as the principal spokesperson of the central government. This appointment marks an important day in the realm of government communications, as it brings fresh leadership to crucial information dissemination roles.

Business News

Indiabulls Housing Finance Rebrands as Sammaan Capital Limited

Indiabulls Housing Finance Rebrands as Sammaan Capital Limited

Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd has undergone a transformation, rebranding itself to Sammaan Capital Ltd. This change reflects its shift from a promoter-led entity to a board-run, diversified financial institution. The rebranding, effective upon receipt of regulatory approvals, marks a significant milestone in the company’s 25-year journey since its inception as Indiabulls Financial Services Limited in 2000.

Summits and Conferences News

24th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit: Key Highlights

24th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit: Key Highlights

The 24th Meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) took place on July 4, 2024, in Astana, Kazakhstan. This important gathering brought together leaders from various countries to discuss regional cooperation and security issues.

Laos Gears Up to Host 57th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

Laos Gears Up to Host 57th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting

Laos authorities have discussed preparations for the 57th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and related meetings, scheduled to take place in the Laos capital Vientiane from July 21 to 27.

Schemes News

Smart Cities Mission in India Extended to 2025

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The Government of India announced a significant extension to one of its flagship urban development initiatives. The Smart Cities Mission, originally set to conclude on June 30, 2024, will now continue until March 31, 2025. This extension marks a crucial phase in India’s journey towards creating technologically advanced and livable urban spaces.

Books and Authors News

A book titled “Manoj Bajpayee: The Definitive Biography” by Piyush Pandey

A book titled "Manoj Bajpayee: The Definitive Biography" by Piyush Pandey

In the world of celebrity biographies, a new addition stands out for its raw honesty and inspiring narrative. “Manoj Bajpayee: The Definitive Biography” by journalist Piyush Pandey offers readers an intimate look into the life of one of India’s most respected actors.

Obituaries News

Robert Towne, Oscar-winning screenwriter of ‘Chinatown,’ Dies at 89

Robert Towne, Oscar-Winning Screenwriter of 'Chinatown,' Dies at 89

Robert Towne, the acclaimed screenwriter whose work shaped the landscape of American cinema in the 1970s and beyond, passed away on Monday, December 4, 2023, at his home in Los Angeles. He was 89 years old.

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