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  • Current Affairs 31st July 2019

    Updated : 31-Jul-2019
    Current Affairs 31st July 2019

    Current Affairs 31st July 2019 - Important Points

    • 10 Monuments to be open for public from sunrise till 9 PM  - Union Culture and Tourism Minister of State
    • IN LCU L-56 introduced into Indian Navy on - 29th July 2019
    • Who launched 'Didi Ke Bolo’ campaign to address public grievances ? - Mamata Banerjee
    • Consumer Protection Bill 2019 passed on - 30th July 2019
    • World Hindu Economic Forum launches its Nepal Chapter in - Kathmandu

    Current Affairs 31st July 2019 - Dertails

    10 Monuments to be open for public from sunrise till 9 PM  - Union Culture and Tourism Minister of State

    Union Culture and Tourism Minister of State, Independent charge, Prahlad Patel declared that 10 centrally protected monuments across India will be open to public from sunrise till 9pm. Presently gates of most monuments are closed for visitors by 5:30 to 6 pm.
    Key Highlights
    Modification in timings will be effective for a period of three years.
    Extended timings will apply to-
    1. Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi
    2. Safdarjung Tomb in Delhi
    3. Rajarani Temple in Bhubaneswar
    4. Dulhadev Temple in Khajuraho
    5. Shekh Chilli Tomb in Kurukshetra
    6. Group of Monuments at Pattadakal, Karnataka
    7. Gol Gumbaj, Karnataka
    8. Group of Temples in Maharashtra (Markanda)
    9. Man Mahal in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
    10. Rani ki Baav, Paatan, Gujarat.
    Did you know?

    Suggestion to keep some tourist sites open till 9pm was first suggested by former Union Minister of State for Culture, and Tourism Alphons Kannanthanam who favoured that tourists should be specified maximum opportunity to visit heritage sites.
    Later a committee designed by Culture Ministry and Tourism Ministry to discourse suggestions coming in from states had debated 35 such monuments which were suggested to be kept open till 10pm for public. However, a decision was taken by committee to introduce fresh timings in 10 of sites in first phase and restrict time till 9pm.

    IN LCU L-56 introduced into Indian Navy on - 29th July 2019

    IN LCU L-56, the 6th indigenously built Landing Craft Utility MK-IV class ship was introduced into the Indian Navy on July 29th, 2019. The amphibious ship was introduced by Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Eastern Naval Command at a ceremony in Visakhapatnam.
    More about LCU 56

    • IN Landing Craft Utility L-56 is the 6th of the 8ht indigenously constructed Landing Craft Utility MK-IV class ships.
    • It is an amphibious ship, the primary role of which will be transportation and disposition of armoured vehicles, main battle tanks, troops and equipment from ship to shore and vice-versa.
    • The Landing Craft Utility L56 would be directed and based in Port Blair under the NAVCC in Andaman and Nicobar Command.

    • The indigenously outlined Landing Craft Utility L-56 portrays Indian Navy’s growing capability in becoming self-confident.
    • It was constructed by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd, Kolkata. With Landing Craft Utility L-56, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd has become the 1st shipyard in India to have constructed the 100th warship.
    • The naval ship’s making is in line with the ruling government’s ‘Make in India’ program. 
    • The Landing Craft Utility L-56 will enhance the maritime and HADR capability of Andaman and
      Nicobar Command, as the ship will be beneficial in conducting multiple operations.
    • The ship can be positioned for search and rescue missions, disaster relief operations, beaching operations, surveillance operations and coastal patrol along the Andaman and Nicobar Group of Islands.

    Who launched 'Didi Ke Bolo’ campaign to address public grievances ? - Mamata Banerjee

    CM of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee has initiated a political campaign known as ‘Didi Ke Bolo.’ All India Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee initiated this campaign with an objective to the next assembly elections in the West Bengal.
    Mamta Banerjee acknowledged in a press conference that above 1000 party workers will go to the different villages in succeeding 100 days to learn about local concerns. She also said that party will further finalise who will go to which village and when. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee also initiated a party helpline number and a website to reach out to the masses and address their grievances.
    More about Didi Ke Bolo campaign

    • In this initiative every citizen of West Bengal can straight-way contact CM. People can reach out to her by calling on a specific number.
    • Mamta Banerjee initiated a phone number 9137091370 and a website
    • One can drop his or her message, concern etc. on website or connect on given phone number with suggestions/problems.
    • Mamta Banerjee informed that with this platform she is just a call away from every citizen of West Bengal.

    World Hindu Economic Forum launches its Nepal Chapter in - Kathmandu

    World Hindu Economic Forum has initiated its Nepal Chapter which was initiated by Nepal’s Minister of State for Health and Population Dr.Surendra Kumar Yadav in Nepal’s Capital of Kathmandu. The programme was witnessed by large number of industrialists, business persons, traders, thinkers and other eminent personalities from Nepali society.
    More about World Hindu Economic Forum

    • It has been started by Swami Vigyananand.
    • World Hindu Economic Forum brings together financially effective elements within Hindu
      society including bankers, technocrats, investors, industrialists, enterprenures, professionals, economists, thinkers among others, so that each group can part their business knowledge, expertise and resources with their associated brethren to trigger creation of surplus wealth and make society affluent.

    Objective of Nepal Chapter:

    • To upsurge economic assistance between India and Himalayan state of Nepal.
    • To link Nepal with a worldwide network for its economic prosperity.
    • Economic tie is ground of longevity of any affiliation this is juried as Nepal’s 2/3rd external
      trade is with India and India is also the largest investor in Himalayan nation.
    • Following opening of Integrated Check Post at Birgunj, a city in Nepal, the India-Nepal trade
      has amplified, cost of doing business has minimised and ease of doing business has enhanced.

    Consumer Protection Bill 2019 passed on - 30th July 2019

    The Consumer Protection Bill 2019 that pursues to safeguard and enforce consumer rights was approved through a voice vote by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, July 30th, 2019. The Consumer Protection Bill pursues to establish the Central Consumer Protection Authority.
    The CCPA will take instant action on complaints filed by consumers. The authority will take action following a complaint is lodged by even a single consumer and it can also file a class suit. The bill was introduced on July 8th.
    The main aim of the Consumer Protection Bill is to comfort the process of addressing the grievances of consumers. 
    Consumer Protection Bill 2019
    The Consumer Protection Bill 2019 pursues to replace the Consumer Protection Act, 1986.
    The bill suggests setting up of a Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission and forums at the district, state and national levels for fast redressal of consumer complaints.
    Central Consumer Protection Authority

    • CCPA is a national level regulator dealing with issued linked to violation of consumer rights, unfair trade practices and false/misleading ads that are harmful to the interests of public and consumers. 
    • The Central Consumer Protection Authority deals with the rights of consumers as a class.
    • It will encompass an investigation wing led by a Director-General with powers of search and seizure. The District Collector is authorized to report to the Central Consumer Protection Authority regarding mass consumer complaints in the related jurisdiction.
    • Further, the Central Consumer Protection Authority has the power to order a recall of goods that are believed dangerous, hazardous/unsafe and to direct termination of practices that are unfair and prejudicial to the interests of consumers.
    • The Central Consumer Protection Authority also has the power to file complaints before the applicable Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum.
    • It can also levy penalties on producers and celebrity endorsers for ambiguous ads.

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