11 July 2018 Current Affairs

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M. Venkaiah Naidu becomes 1st Chairman of Rajya Sabha
Rajya Sabha has, for the first time in 76 years since it came into being, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a foreign counterpart for promoting inter-parliamentary dialogue. Venkaiah Naidu has become the first Chairman of Rajya Sabha to sign such an agreement when he inked an MOU with the visiting President of the Senate of the Republic of Rwanda, Bernard Makuza.

India climbs 3 spots to 57th in global innovation rankings
The Global Innovation Index (GII) has ranked India as the 57th most innovative nation in the world. The country has improved its ranking from 60th position last year.

Dhanlaxmi Bank appointed T. Latha as MD and CEO
Dhanlaxmi Bank Limited has appointed T Latha as the Managing Director & CEO. Her appointment will be for a period of three years.

Dr Ravi Mehrotra receives lifetime achievement award
Dr Ravi Mehrotra CBE, Chairman of Foresight Group International Ltd., received a lifetime achievement award at the Seatrade 30th Anniversary Award Ceremony held at the Landmark, London.

France become first finalists of 2018 FIFA World Cup
France defeated Belgium to reach the FIFA World Cup 2018 final for overall third time and the first time since 2006.

AP, Telangana & Haryana top rankers
Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, released the final rankings of States in Ease of Doing Business in New Delhi. The top rankers are Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Haryana. Jharkhand and Gujarat stood fourth and fifth respectively.

11 July: World Population Day
World Population Day was established by the then-governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989. The theme of WPD 2018 is ‘Family Planning is a Human Right’. This day seeks to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues.

Vice President Releases the book ‘Two Classical Plays from India’
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that there is a need to revive Theatre and make it a prominent form of education and entertainment.



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