Daily Current Affairs (English) - 02.07.2018

NATIONAL

SURESH PRABHU LAUNCHES MOBILE APP REUNITE TO TRACE MISSING, ABANDONED KIDS

Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu today launched a mobile application called ReUnite which helps to trackandtrace missing and abandoned children in India. Speaking on this occasion the Minister appreciated the work being done by the NGO,Bachpan Bachao Andolan and Cap gemini for developing this app.

About ReUnite app

  • The app is multi user where parents and citizens can upload pictures of children, and provide detailed description like name, birth mark, address, report to the police station, search and identify missing kids.
  • The photographs will not be saved in the mobile phone's physical memory.
  • Amazon Rekognition, web facial recognition service, is being used to identify missing kids, according to a statement by the commerce ministry.
  • The app is available for both Android and iOS.
  • Non-government organisation Bachpan Bachao Andolan and Capgemini have developed this app.

Bachpan Bachao Andolan: Bachpan Bachao Andolan is an India-based movement campaigning for the rights of children. It was started in 1980 by Nobel Laureate Mr. Kailash Satyarthi. Its focus has centred on ending bonded labour, child labour and human trafficking, as well as demanding the right to education for all children. It has so far freed more than 83,000 children from servitude, including bonded labourers, and helped in their successful re-integration, rehabilitation and education.Nobel Peace Prize Laureate for 2014, who was appalled by the plight of child slavery across South Asia. 


GOVT TO LINK 22,000 RURAL MARKETS TO THE E-NAM PORTAL

The Centre today announced that 22,000 rural markets would be linked to the Electronic National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) by 2020 as part of its drive to double the income of farmers. The e-NAM is a pan-India electronic trading portal, a network of the existing Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) mandis to create a unified national market for agricultural commodities. The portal provides a single window service for all APMC related information and services.

SPORTS

AUSTRALIA WINS CHAMPIONS TROPHY HOCKEY

World Champions Australia defeated India 3-1 via shoot-off after both teams were locked at 1-1 in regulation time to clinch its second consecutive Champions Trophy hockey title here. It was a keenly-contested battle between the two finalists of last edition but once again Australia came out on top in the shoot-out to clinch its 15th Champions Trophy title. India, however, had to contend with a consecutive runner-up finish after failing to get past the Kookaburras in what was the 37th and final edition of the tournament.


LEE CHONG WEI WINS HISTORIC 12TH MALAYSIA OPEN TITLE

Malaysian veteran Lee Chong Wei beat young Japanese shuttler Kento Momota 21-17, 23-21 to grab the Malaysia Open title for a historic twelfth time. The home favourite Lee executed a sensational attack strategy that left the rising star Momota confused and flat footed. In the women's singles final, top seed Tai Tzu Ying from Taiwan saw off China's He Bingjiao 22-20, 21-11. Lee, 35, triumphed in 71-minutes to avenge his defeat to Momota, 23, in the semi-finals of the Asian Championships in April. The defeat brought an abrupt end to Momota's 21-match winning streak.

APPOINTMENT

S. RAMESH

Shri S. Ramesh has taken over as Chairman, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs [CBIC], on superannuation of Smt. Vanaja N. Sarna. Prior to his elevation, he was Member (Administration) in the Board.