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Current Affairs of 11 July 2018

Keshav Kishore, Published On:11-Jul-2018


1.        Jews get religious minority status in Gujrat

·      Gujarat government has granted minority status to Jews.

·      Gujarat has become third state after West Bengal and Maharashtra to grant religious minority status to Jews.

·      In India, the Synagogue Judah Hyam Hall is the only place of worship in Delhi for Jews.


2.        Launchpad Accelerator India

·      It is a mentorship program by Google that would aim to support Indian start-ups that deploy artificial intelligence and machine learning for the fulfillment of local needs.

·   This program will increase Artificial Intelligence (AI) ecosystem in India.

·    It is a three month accelerator which will provide a cohort of 8-10 Indian Start-ups. Start-ups would also get $1, 00,000 of Google Cloud Credits.


3.        India Tourism Mart

·      It will be hosted in New Delhi from 16th to 18th September.

·      It is first ever India’s tourism mart.

·      The objective to organize such mart is to create an annual Global Tourism Mart for India in line with major international travel marts.

·    It will provide a unique platform for all stakeholders in the tourism and hospitality to transact business.


4.        Marshallian Trinity

·      Marshallian trinity describes the three major reasons why firms belonging to the same industry tend to locate themselves close to each-other.

·      The first reason is to have access to a rich pool of labour.

·      The formation of clusters help suppliers the chance to specialize and achieve economies of scale.

·      The last reason is that new ideas or knowledge spread across firms that are located in the same region.


 Source: The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB





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