1st July National Doctors Day:- They observed in the honored of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy (1st July 1882 – 1st July 1962), former West Bengal Chief Minister who was also a physician. Also honored with the Bharat Ratna in 1961.
New Zealand Banned the use of Plastic
- New Zealand officially banned single-use plastic shopping bags today. Under the new rules, thin plastic single-use shopping bags can no longer be supplied, but reusable carriers are allowed.
- If the companies break the rule they have to pay penalties of 1 lakh New Zealand dollar (67000 USD ).
US President Meet North Korean Lead Kim Kim Jong Un
Demilitarized Zone:- The DMZ, runs across the Korean Peninsula, is 248 kilometers long and the 4 kilometers wide. Created as a buffer at the close of the 1950-53 Korean War, it’s jointly overseen by the American-led UN Command and North Korea.
India signed a deal with Russia for acquiring the anti-tank missile Strum Ataka. For Indian MI-35 airforce choppers.
WHO self-care interventions for health
- By 2035 the world will face a shortage of health workers
- The ability of individuals, families, and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a health-care provider.
Central Educational Institutions (Reservations in Teachers’ Cadre) Bill-2019.
- The ensure the reservation in teaching positions in central institutions for person of SC/ST and EWS sections
- The bill considers college and University as Unit instead of Department or Subjects
- The bill replace the earlier ordnance on the matter.
- This bill came because more than 7000 vacant seats to be filled by ministry of HRD.
Jal Shakti Abhiyan
- To ramp up rainwater harvesting and water conservation. This carried out by 255 central level officers (IAS & Secretary rank )
- This campaign started in water-stressed 256 districts. Overall, 313 blocks with critical groundwater levels would be covered, along with 1,186 blocks with over-exploited groundwater and 94 blocks with low groundwater availability.
- Block and district-level water conservation plans would be drafted, and Kisan Vigyan Kendras would hold melas to promote better crop choices and more efficient water use for irrigation.
- Additional Jal Shakti Minister: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
1st July 2019 GST Day
- Celebrated 2nd anniversary. On 29th March 2017, Goods and Service Tax Act was passed in Parliament and the Act came into effect on 1st July 2017.
- Indian pro boxer Vaibhav Yadav became the World Boxing Council (WBC) Asia silver welterweight champion after defeating Thailand’s Fahpetch Singmanassak in the title bout held in Pattaya, Thailand.
- Spain claimed the Under-21 European Championship title after beating Germany 2-1 in Italy today.
- Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won the Austrian Grand Prix 2019, beating Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc.
- In Squash, India won a gold today as Veer Chotrani beat compatriot Yash Fadte to win the Under-19 title at the Asian Junior Championship in Macau, China.