#1 Who is the author of the book “Chandra Shekhar – The Last Icon of Ideological Politics”?
The book titled ‘Chandra Shekhar – The Last Icon of Ideological Politics‘ has been authored by Rajya Sabha deputy chairman Harivansh and writer Ravi Dutt Bajpai. The book was recently launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Balayogi Auditorium, Parliament Library Building. It chronicles the journey of former PM Chandra Shekhar from his humble lower middle-class background to becoming one of the most prominent political icons of India.
#2 Securitypedia has been launched by which Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) of India?
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has launched a customised video interface – CISFTube – on the lines of YouTube and an on-line encyclopedia “Securitypedia” on the lines of Wiki pedia to update its personnel about security related issues, best practices in forces and latest technologies available across the world. Securitypedi dia” on the lines of Wikipedia to update its personnel about security related issues, best practices in forces and latest technologies available acros the world. Securitypedia is an on-line encyclopedia which incorporates a wide gamut of security related practices across the globe.
#3 Who is set to become the first ever recipient of Tribute Actor Award at TIFF 2019?
Veteran star Meryl Streep will become the first-ever recipient of the TIFF Tribute Actor award at the 44th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF-2019). She will receive the award in person on 9th September for her tremendous contribution to cinema, television and the stage spans five decades. Streep is a 3-time Oscar winner for ‘The Iron Lady’, ‘Sophie’s Choice and Kramer vs. Kramer. She previously scored an Emmy win for her leading role in HBO’s miniseries adaptation of ‘Angels in America’. The actor’s next film “The Laundromat”, about the Panama Papers scandal, is among the films that will be screened at the famed festival.
#4 Which Arab nation has recently launched its first Underwater Military Museum?
Jordan has recently launched its first Underwater Military Museum on the bed of Red Sea off the coast of Aqaba. The dive Site includes several tanks, an ambulance, a military crane,a troop carrier, an anti-aircraft battery, guns and a combat helicopter. The kingdom is hoping the 19 decommissioned pieces of military hardware, submerged at depths up to 28 metres (92 feet), will attract tourists to the already popular diving resort of Aqaba. The aim of the museum is to offer a new and unique museum experience where adventure-loving tourists can experience the interaction between sports, the environment and the display pieces.
#5 The GST Council has decided to reduce GST Rate on Electrical Vehicles from 12% to how much per cent? (
In a bid to promote electric mobility, the GST Council has decided to reduce GST Rate on Electrical Vehicles from 12% to 5% and on charger or charging stations for Electric vehicles from 18% to 5%. The new rates will come into effect from the 1st of August 2019. The Council also approved an exemption from GST on the hiring of Electric Buses by local authorities. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman held the meeting through video conferencing. This is the first GST Council meeting after the presentation of 2019 Union Budget in Parliament on 5th of July.