• The Minister of State for Tribal Affairs launched the following campaigns for the Tribes of India in New Delhi.

  1. ‘Go Tribal Campaign’ of Tribes India launched to promote the use of tribal handicrafts, handicrafts and natural products.
  2. ‘Tribes India’ launched globally through Amazon Global Selling to step up Exports of Tribal Products.

  • ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ scheme will be available across the country from July 1, 2020. The scheme will allow portability of food security benefits according to which the poor migrant workers will be able to buy subsidised rice and wheat from any ration shop in the country as long as their ration cards are linked to Aadhaar.
  • University Grants Commission has approved a ‘Scheme for Trans-disciplinary Research for India’s Developing Economy’ to boost research culture in India. It will provide support to research projects that are socially relevant, locally need-based, nationally important and globally significant. An Advisory Committee has been set up by the UGC under the chairmanship of Prof Bhushan Patwardhan to oversee the entire scheme. Objectives of STRIDE:
  1. To fund multi institutional network high impact research projects in humanities and human sciences.
  2. To identify young talent, strengthen research culture, build capacity, promote innovation and support trans disciplinary research for India’s developing economy and national development.
  • Union Jal Shakti Minister has launched a water conservation campaign 'Jal Shakti Abhiyan' , with an emphasis on 1592 stressed blocks in 256 districts. The campaign will focus on five aspects: water conservation and rainwater harvesting, renovation of traditional and other water bodies, reuse of water and recharging of structures, watershed development, and intensive afforestation.
  • Prime minister has constituted a high powered committee of chief ministers for transforming Indian agriculture and raising farmers’ incomeMaharashtra chief minister will be the convenor of the committee. The committee has been asked to submit its report within two months.
  • Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh have launched the IInd phase of Communicable Disease Control and Dastak Abhiyan 2019. The campaign is launched to eradicate deadly Acute Encephalitis Syndrome and Japanese Encephalitis disease.
  • The Indian team lost to Pakistan in the final of the IBSF Snooker World Cup in Doha. India lost the summit clash by 1-3. Pankaj Advani and Laxman Rawat represented the Indian team in the world cup.
    • Unique Identification Authority of India has opened its first 'Aadhaar Seva Kendra' in Delhi and Vijayawada. These centres will provide the facility to apply for a new Aadhaar card or update the existing ones. These centres are similar to Passport Seva Kendras run by the Ministry of External Affairs.
    • India's first Design Development Center 'Fashionova' was launched in the Textile city Surat. The centre will promote the city in the field of the fashion design sector. It will also fulfill the business needs from co-working space, technicians, expert advises to cognitive workshops and exposure to the industry.
    • The South Central Railway has commissioned the longest electrified tunnel of India. The tunnel which is between Cherlopalli and Rapuru stations is 6.6 km long, is built at a total cost of ₹460 crore.The horse shoe shaped tunnel is of 6.5 metres height with ballastless track and LED lighting provided at 10 metre intervals inside.
    • The Hong Kong government has approved over $9 million for relief and rehabilitation work in cyclone-hit Odisha. The grants will benefit around 45,100 victims of "Fani cyclone" .
    • The Supreme Court of India has directed the Meghalaya government to deposit the Rs 100 crore fine. The fine was imposed by the NGT for failing to curb illegal coal mining with the Central Pollution Control Board.
    • The Jammu and Kashmir government approves Aadhaar-linked payment mode for pension disbursal. The aim is to distribute pension to the beneficiaries under various central and state sponsored schemes in order to ensure transparency and to avoid delay.
    • Assam Tourism Development Corporation will spent 150 crore rupees to develop the 316 locations under Axom Darshan.

    • Odisha government has decided to give monthly allowance of Rs 10,000 to Padma award winners of the state facing financial problems. The decision has been taken on the basis of the Culture Department's report on the economic conditions of the Padma award winners of the state.
    • Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers launched the Phase-II of the Direct Benefit Transfer of Fertilizer Subsidy. DBT in fertilizer subsidy is a step in the direction of bringing ease of living in the lives of farmers through use of modern technology and plugging leakages, pilferages and black marketing.
    • The Prime Minister unveiled the statue of former Prime Minister Sh. Lal Bahadur Shastriat the Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport in Varanasi.It is built by Northern Coalfields, a subsidiary of Coal India.
    •  News bulletin of the National Museum of Indian Cinema, brought out by the Films Division,was launched. This bulletin will give them a physical document to cherish and to get relevant information.
    • RPF launched “Operation Thirst” to crack down selling of unauthorised Packaged Drinking Water in the railway premises. During the operation, 1371 persons were arrested for selling of packaged drinking water of unauthorised brands.
    • GoI has waived off basic customs duty (BCD) on products imported for nuclear plants.“All goods for use in generation of nuclear power” and “all forms of uranium ores and concentrates for generation of nuclear power” will now have to pay no basic customs duty.

    •  Highlights of the state budget presented by Madhya Pradesh government:- Allocation of Rs 8,000 crore has been made to waive loans of 20 lakh farmers of the state.The grants for the Madhya Pradesh Waqf Board and the Haj committee have been hiked.A grant of Rs 132 crore has been proposed for the welfare of cows.
    • The Delhi government has announced that the Rajghat thermal power plant will be officially shut and turned into a solar park. A 5,000 KW of solar power will be produced at the45 acre plant site.

    • West bengal observes “Save Water Day” .CM Mamata Banerjee and eminent persons of different fields, School students took part in a Padayatra in Kolkata to spread the message of water conservation.CM announced that the Day will be observed in the state each year from now to create awareness among people to check misuse of water.
    • A total number of two thousand 437 sporting talents have been identified under the Khelo India Scheme. Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju informed.Under the scheme, the government provides financial assistance of about five lakh rupees per annum for a period of eight years.
    • The West Bengal Government has decided to construct 8 lakh 30 thousand houses under Bangla Abas Yojana for the people belonging to Economically Weaker Section. 
    • Agri-Business Incubation Centre has started in Chhattisgarh. The centre is set up by the Union Agriculture Ministry in the Indira Gandhi Agriculture University of Raipur.
    • Under "Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maandhan Scheme", total 30,85,205 persons have been enrolled. This voluntary and contributory pension scheme is  benefited for unorganized workers. Under this scheme assures the minimum monthly pension of 3000 rupees to the beneficiaries after attaining the age of 60 years.
    • GoI plan to increase the total production of coal in the country to 1 billion tone by 2022-23. Coal minister said that the gap between demand and supply of coal cannot be bridged completely as there is insufficient domestic availability of coking coal.
    • Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will launch a Jan Jagrukta Abhiyaan in Delhi to accelerate measures for prevention and control of Vector Borne Diseases like Malaria, Dengue and Chikungunya.
    • Union Health Minister released  National Digital Health Blueprint, bringing in the National Digital Health Eco-system that can ensure the availability of healthcare services on a wider scale.
    • The Department of Telecom (DoT) and the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) signed a MoU to develop a Broadband Readiness Index (BRI)for Indian States and Union Territories (UT). 
    • The Supreme Court of India has constituted a high powered committee to urgently frame and implement an emergency response plan for the protection of two Indian birds- Great Indian Bustard and the Lesser Florican. The 3 member panel constitutes Dr Deepak Apte, Dr Asad R Rahmani and Dr Dhananjai Mohan.
    • Maharashtra government increased financial aid to families of jawans martyred in war or war-like situations or conflict related to national security from Rs 25 lakh to Rs 1 crore. Personnel wounded in conflict will get monetary compensation ranging from Rs 20 lakh to Rs 60 lakh each, depending on the severity of their injury.
    • Uttarakhand will host the first ever Himalayan states conclave here on July 28 where the prime focus will be on sustainable development.
    • Google India and Tata Trusts initiative is aimed at facilitating digital literacy among women in rural India named "Internet Saathi". This initiative will be expanded to villages in Punjab and Odisha.
    • Union Minister of Human Resource Development released UGC Guide to Student Induction Programme “Deeksharambh” in New Delhi.
    • Culture Minister has inaugurated the architectural illumination of the historic Safdarjung Tomb in New Delhi. 
    • Sports Minister has launched the All India Football Federation’s Golden Baby Leagues handbook 2019-20. The launch marked the renaming of the ‘AIFF Baby Leagues’ to ‘AIFF Golden Baby Leagues’, with emphasis being laid for ages under 6 to under 12 both for girls and boys.
    • Raksha Mantri inaugurated the 1 kilometre long Ujh bridge in Kathua district and 617.40 Metre long Basantarbridge in Samba district of J&K. 1 Km long Ujh bridge is the longest bridge constructed by Border Roads Organisation(BRO).
    • Telangana Government and the World Economic Forum's Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network yesterday announced that they are set to launch an innovative project to deliver emergency medical supplies such as blood and vaccines via drones.This pilot project, called Medicine from the Sky, will run in partnership with the State Government and HealthNet Global Limited.
    • The number of districts in Tamil Nadu will go up to 35 as the government announced its decision to carve out Tenkasi district from Tirunelveli district and Chengalpet district from Kancheepuram district will become the 34th and 35th districts of Tamil Nadu.
    • Andhra Pradesh has become the first state in the country to reserve jobs for locals. The Andhra Pradesh Assembly passed the Andhra Pradesh Employment of Local Candidates in Industries/Factories Act, 2019. It reserves 75% private jobs across all categories in industrial units, factories, joint ventures as well as the project that are in public-private partnership (PPP) mode.
    • The government has set a target for the installation of Rooftop Solar projects of 40,000 MegaWatt by 2022 in the country.The projects include installation of solar panels on the rooftop of houses.

    •  Scientists in Bangladesh have developed a method to convert Jute fibre into low cost bio-degradable cellulose sheets named "Sonali".The Eco-friendly jute poly bags made up of Sonali can be used in garments and food packaging work and they are not harmful for human health.

    • JATAN: Virtual Museum software has been developed by Human Centres Design and Computing Group, C-DAC, Pune, Maharashtra for the Digitization of Archaeological Museum. JATAN is used for creating digital collections in various museums and digital archival tools that are used in background for managing National Portal.
    •  GoI has reconstituted the Group of Ministers (GoM) looking after the issues of how to prevent sexual harassment at workplace and strengthen legal frameworks. The GoM will be lead by Home Minister Amit Shah.
    • Researchers discover Dracaena cambodiana, a dragon tree species in the Dongka Sarpo area of West Karbi Anglong district in Assam.

    • Defence Minister launched dashboard of Department Defence Production (DDP), Ministry of Defence. The dashboard will help the Ministry to keep track of the major components of Defence Production, including defence exportsdefence offsetsIntellectual Property Rights and Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti. The dashboard is available for the general public at "ddpdashboard.gov.in".
    • ‘CARE4U’ the android-based app which will connect the caregiver to the elderly person. The app has been built by an interdisciplinary team of the institute of IIT Kharagpur. This app will inform the caregiver when the elderly person falls down with the exact location.
    • The Western Railway General Stores Depot (GSD) has become the first in Indian Railways to opened a heritage gallery of the printing and allied machines used in the Western Railway Printing Press since (1948) at Mahalaxmi in Mumbai. 

    • Chief Minister of odisha launched the revamped website of Odisha Tourism, odishatourism.gov.in. The website involves a pilot implementation of an e-commerce platform for Odisha handlooms and handicrafts by promoting state brands Boyanika and Utkalika.
    • Gujarat ranks on top in the installation of rooftop solar projects with an installed capacity of 261.97 megawatts.
    • Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh launched the statewide tree plantation programme ‘Clean-Green Arunachal Campaign 2019’ in Itanagar. 
    • Chandigarh received affiliation from the Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) after nearly four decades.

    • The Government of India begins the 7th Economic Census from Tripura. Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) will conduct the census.  It will be conducted after a gap of 5 years.
    • Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has invited Nepal to be the partner country for this year's 'Gita Jayanti Mahotsav 2019' scheduled to be held at Kurukshetra. He extended the invitation to Ambassador of Nepal to India Nilamber Acharya.
    • The rasagola, a popular dessert of Odisha, has received the geographical indication tag from the Registrar of Geographical Indication. 
    •  Odisha Chief Minister announced in the State Assembly that the Sachivalaya or Secretariat building in Bhubaneswar will now be called ‘Lok Seva Bhavan’. 

    • Jammu and Kashmir, District Administration Udhampur has launched a helpline, “Jeene Do”.The objective is to improve sex ratio and deal with defaulters of Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques PCPNDT Act under the Centrally sponsored Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme.  A Mobile Number 9469793363 has been dedicated to the public to register complaints regarding sex determination during prenatal checkups.