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Current Affairs 04 July: Hemant Soren became the Chief Minister of Jharkhand for the third time, discussions took place between India and China regarding LAC

Current Affairs 04 July: Hemant Soren became the Chief Minister of Jharkhand for the third time, discussions took place between India and China regarding LAC


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Gujarat increased water capacity storage by 11,523 cubic feet. IAS Nikunj Srivastava became a senior advisor in the World Bank. Meanwhile, Smriti Biswas died at the age of 100.

Let us take a look at such important current affairs of today, which are important for students preparing for government jobs…

National

1. Hemant Soren again became the CM of Jharkhand: On July 4, Jharkhand Governor CP Radhakrishnan swore in Hemant Soren as the state’s chief minister. On Thursday morning, the governor invited the leaders of the INDIA alliance to form the government.

Hemant Soren became the Chief Minister of Jharkhand for the third time.

Hemant Soren became the Chief Minister of Jharkhand for the third time.

  • Former Jharkhand CM Champai Soren had submitted his resignation to the Governor on July 3.
  • Champai Soren remained the Chief Minister of Jharkhand for only 152 days.
  • After Arjun Munda and Shibu Soren, Hemant is the third leader to become the CM of Jharkhand.
  • Hemant was released from jail on June 28 after nearly 5 months.
  • The High Court granted him bail in the money laundering case related to the land scam.
  • Before his arrest on January 31, he had resigned from the post of CM.
  • Hemant Soren became CM for the first time on 13 July 2013.
  • On 29 December 2019, Hemant Soren was the head of the coalition government of JMM, RJD and Congress.

2. Gujarat increased water capacity storage by 11,523 cubic feet: On July 4, Gujarat created a water storage capacity of 11,523 lakh cubic feet in the 7th year of the water conservation campaign Sujalam Sufalam Jal Yojana (SSJY). Under this year’s campaign, 4,946 lakh cubic feet was created in Central Gujarat.

Gujarat's SSJY initiative aims to tackle drought and address water shortage in the state.

Gujarat’s SSJY initiative aims to tackle drought and address water shortage in the state.

  • Water storage capacity increased by 2,831 lakh cubic feet in North Gujarat.
  • Water storage capacity increased by 2,700 lakh cubic feet in Saurashtra-Kutch region.
  • Water storage was enhanced by 1,046 lakh cubic feet in South Gujarat.
  • 815 kilometres of big canals and 1,755 kilometres of small canals were also cleaned across the state.

International

3. Discussion between India and China regarding LAC: On July 4, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) was held in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. In this, Indian Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar represented India and discussed India-China issues.

Various issues were discussed between the two countries in Kazakhstan.

Various issues were discussed between the two countries in Kazakhstan.

  • The Line of Control (LAC) was discussed between the foreign ministers of the two countries.
  • Jaishankar stressed the need for early resolution of disputed issues in border areas.
  • The two leaders agreed to redouble diplomatic and military efforts to quickly resolve the disputed issues in the border areas.
  • 9 countries including India, China, Pakistan and Russia joined SCO.
  • SCO was formed in Shanghai in 1996 with the aim of preventing increasing tensions between bordering countries.

APPOINTMENT

4. IAS Nikunj Srivastava appointed in World Bank: On July 3, the central government appointed Nikunj Srivastava as Senior Advisor to the Executive Director of the World Bank. He has been appointed in place of Gujarat cadre IAS officer Rajeev Topno.

Nikunj Shrivastava is a 1998 batch IAS officer from Madhya Pradesh.

Nikunj Shrivastava is a 1998 batch IAS officer from Madhya Pradesh.

  • Nikunj Srivastava will serve on central deputation in Washington DC, USA for 3 years.
  • He is presently posted as Principal Secretary, Revenue and Mining Department, Government of Madhya Pradesh.
  • The Union Department of Personnel and Training has issued orders for appointment of 5 officers to Central Government posts abroad.
  • Ashutosh Jindal, a 1995 batch IAS officer of Tripura cadre, has been appointed Minister (Economic) in the Indian Embassy in Washington DC.
  • Hrishikesh Arvind Modak, a 2008 batch IAS officer of Manipur cadre, has been appointed as Advisor to the Executive Director of the World Bank.
  • Anshika Arora, a 2010 batch IAS officer, will serve as a consultant in India’s Permanent Mission to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva.
  • Ashutosh Salil, a 2010 batch IAS officer of Maharashtra cadre, has been appointed as Adviser (Industry & Engineering) in the Embassy of India in Brussels.

Obituary

5. Smriti Biswas died at the age of 100: On July 3, Bollywood veteran actress Smriti Biswas passed away in Nashik. She breathed her last at the age of 100 due to age-related problems. She was cremated on July 4 with Christian rituals.

Smriti Biswas was one of the famous Bollywood actresses in the 1940s and 50s.

Smriti Biswas was one of the famous Bollywood actresses in the 1940s and 50s.

  • Smriti was a top Bollywood actress from the 1930s to the 1960s.
  • She had worked in many films like ‘Nek Dil’, ‘Aparajita’ and ‘Modern Girl’.
  • Smriti debuted as a child actress in the Bengali film ‘Sandhya’ at the age of 10.
  • He worked in films of Guru Dutt, V Shantaram, Mrinal Sen, Bimal Roy, BR Chopra and Raj Kapoor.
  • Smriti retired from acting after marrying film director SD Narang in 1960.

TODAY’S HISTORY

History of 04 July: On this day in 1947, ‘The Indian Independence Act’ was presented in the British Parliament. Lord Mountbatten had prepared a complete plan for India’s independence, which was named ‘The Indian Independence Act’. It was passed on 18 July. India became independent 28 days later, i.e. on 15 August 1947.

While drafting 'The Indian Independence Act', Mountbatten had said that partition was the only way to liberate India.

While drafting ‘The Indian Independence Act’, Mountbatten had said that partition was the only way to liberate India.

  • In 2005, a new species of dolphin, the snubfin, was discovered in Australia.
  • In 1997, NASA’s Pathfinder space probe landed on the surface of Mars.
  • In 1986, Sunil Gavaskar created a record by playing his 115th cricket test match.
  • In 1963, freedom fighter Pingali Venkaiah, who designed the tricolor, died.
  • The Philippines gained independence from America in 1946.
  • Maharishi Vivekananda died in 1902.
  • Former Prime Minister of India Gulzari Lal Nanda was born in 1898.
  • The famous English novel ‘Alice in Wonderland’ was published in 1865.
  • In 1810 French forces occupied Amsterdam.
  • In 1776 the US Congress declared independence from Britain.

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