13 July 2018 Current Affairs

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India’s GM crop area fifth largest in world
According to the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) latest ‘Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/ GM crops in 2017 report, India with 11.4 million hectares (mh) has world’s fifth largest area cultivated under genetically modified (GM) crops in 2017.

Vice President appoints Director General of ICWA
The Vice President of India and the President of ICWA, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has appointed Dr. T.C.A. Raghavan (IFS: 1982) as the Director General, ex officio Member-Secretary of the Council, ICWA.

Haryana tops states in per capita revenue collection under GST
Haryana has topped the states in per capita revenue collection under GST and has become fourth highest generator of e-way bills in the country. The state has also widened the tax base by 82.22 per cent, logging 19 per cent hike in revenue collections.

Industry growth slips to 7-month low of 3.2% in May 2018
According to the data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), factory output measured in terms of the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) has slipped to seven-month low of 3.2% in May 2018.

America’s Richest Self-Made Women 2018
Diane Hendricks, co founder and chairman of ABC Supply, reclaims the top position on Forbes 2018 list of America’s most successful women entrepreneurs, with a net worth of $4.9 billion. 20-yr-old Kylie Jenner youngest among US richest self-made women, with a net worth of $900 million.

Shri Piyush Goyal gives away awards
The Union Minister of Railways & Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal distributed awards to winning stations of Station Beautification competition in Rail Bhawan. Balharshah & Chandrapur Railway Stations of Central Railway have been awarded the first prize.

Hima Das to win gold in World Jr Athletics C’ships
Hima Das, 18-year-old from Dhing village in Assam is first Indian woman to win gold at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships.

Spiritual leader Dada Vaswani passes away
Dada Vaswani, spiritual leader and head of the Sadhu Vaswani mission, passed away at the age of 99 in Pune. Dada Vaswani is known for actively promoting vegetarianism and campaigning for animal rights.


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