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GK OF DATE : 14-07-2018

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Toray Industries (India) Private Limited, a Japanese major producing industrial products, has started the construction process for its new facility at Sri City in Andhra Pradesh. It is the 20th Japanese company in Sri city. The facility will come up on 85-acre land at an initial investment of about Rs.1,000 crore. The company will have two plants. A polypropylene (PP) spunbond plant that will produce advanced technical textile Meditech used in diaper manufacturing and an engineered plastics resin compounding plant that will make raw materials for electrical components in automobiles and electrical and electronic connectors.
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Sri Lanka announced that it will start hanging drug criminals. The step is taken after seeing the success of the Philippines drug war. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is ready to sign the death warrants of repeat drug offenders and deploy the military to tackle drug crime.
Image result for Vistara to buy 19 jets from Boeing, Airbus
Indian carrier Vistara has agreed to buy 13 Airbus A320neo family aircraft and six Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, at a combined value of $3.1 billion at list prices, as the Tata Sons-Singapore Airlines joint venture prepares to commence international operations. The airline will induct the A320neos between 2019 and 2023 and will use them for domestic and short-haul international flights. The Dreamliners will be delivered between 2020 and 2021 and will be deployed for medium- and long-haul flights.
Image result for Villas poses a threat to endangered Mediterranean monk seals
A colony of monk seals, the most endangered mammals in the Mediterranean, has found refuge in a string of caves along the coast of Cyprus. But villas on top of the caves are now posing a threat to their habitat. Their numbers diminished through centuries of being disturbed by fishermen, the mammals abandoned beaches over-exploited by humans. Urbanisation and tourism have been the key drivers of the seals' decline.
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A new report says that Industrial fishing for krill in the pristine waters around Antarctica is threatening the future of one of the world’s last great wildernesses.  A study by Greenpeace found industrial fishing taking place in the feeding grounds of whales and penguins, with vessels involved in oil spills and accidents. It also highlights incidents of fishing boats being involved in groundings, oil spills and accidents pose a serious threat to the Antarctic ecosystem.  A global campaign has been launched to create a network of ocean sanctuaries to protect the seas in the region. The commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources who manages the seas around Antarctica will decide on the sanctuary proposal at a conference in Australia in October.
Image result for Scientists discover world's oldest colours from Sahara desert in Africa
1.1 billion-year-old bright pink pigments extracted from rocks deep beneath the Sahara desert in Africa. The pigments taken from marine black shales of the Taoudeni Basin in Mauritania, West Africa, were more than half a billion years older than previous pigment discoveries. The fossils range from blood red to deep purple in their concentrated form, and bright pink when diluted.
Image result for Venkaiah Naidu becomes first Chairman of Rajya Sabha to sign MoU
The Rajya Sabha, for the first time in 76 years since it came into being, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Senate of Rwanda for promoting inter-parliamentary dialogue. Venkaiah Naidu became the first Chairman of Rajya Sabha to sign such MoU with the visiting President of the Senate of Rwanda Bernard Makuza. The MoU with 6 articles of cooperation seeks to promote Inter-Parliamentary dialogue, capacity building of parliamentary staff, organisation of conferences, forums, seminars, staff attachment programmes, workshops and exchanges. Facts About Rajya Sabha:- ♦ Rajya Sabha was duly constituted for the first time on April 3, 1952 and it held its first sitting on May 13, that year. ♦ The Rajya Sabha or Council of States is the upper house of the Parliament of India with a maximum of 250 members for six-year terms.
Image result for YouTube invests 25 million dollar to fight fake news
The investment is part of the $300 million Google News Initiative which was launched earlier this year in March, to help the media and to deal with fake news. YouTube will provide funding in about 20 global markets to support news organizations in “building sustainable video operations.”  YouTube will also add context to video search results about breaking news topics and include linked previews of news articles.
Image result for T Latha appointed as new MD, CEO of Dhanlaxmi Bank for three years
 
She has taken over from G Sreeram, who has retired from the office on July 1, 2018, on completion of his tenure. She has 35 years of banking experience with Punjab National Bank (PNB) and was in charge of credit operations dealing with large corporate credits.
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Indian drugs, specially cancer curing medicines, are in big demand in China. About 4.3 million people are diagnosed with cancer annually in China, according to a report of the state-run China Central Television. Beijing, which earlier announced a cut on import duties on over 8,500 Indian items, will relax taxes on more goods from India and other countries as its trade war with the US heats up. There is a popular movie 'Dying to Survive' about zero tariff imposition on anti-cancer medicines in China. The two countries slapped tariffs on each other's products to the tune of $70 billion last week.
Image result for Book titled 'Winning Like Sourav: Think & Succeed Like Ganguly' released
This book is written by Abhirup Bhattacharya and has an interesting story about Sourav Ganguly gambling on young players like Yuvraj Singh, Mohammed Kaif, Zaheer Khan, Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh to build the concept of 'Team India' and 'Men in Blue'. The author has previously wrote "Winning Like Virat: Think & Success Like Kohli".

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