Month: July 2020

Current Affairs 13 July 2020

🔶Chhattisgarh organises India’s first E-Lok Adalat

🔶India Moves up a Rank, Becoming the Second-Largest Foreign Investor in UK

🔶Union Minister Harsh Vardhan Releases White Paper by TIFAC on “Focused Interventions for Make in India Post COVID 19”

🔶India’s 2018 Tiger Census – Largest Camera Trap Wildlife Survey sets Guinness Record

🔶Kezang D Thongdok of Arunachal Pradesh wins 2020 Dada Saheb Phalke Award for ‘Chi Lupo’ – documentary on Honey Hunting

🔶Rotary Foundation Honours TN CM Edappadi K Palaniswami with Paul Harris Fellow Recognition

🔶IHD India Receives ‘Development Marketplace Award 2020’ from World Bank and SVRI

🔶BCCI Accepts CEO Rahul Johri’s Resignation

🔶Lee Hsien Loong becomes the third Prime Minister of Singapore, ruling PAP won the General Election 2020

🔶CCI approves Kubota’s 9.09% Acquisition of Escorts and Escorts’s 40% Acquisition by KAI

🔶Government launches ASEEM portal to support skilled people to find sustainable livelihood opportunities

🔶IAF Received Last 5 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters from US Aerospace company Boeing

🔶First Launch of China’s Kuaizhou-11 Carrier Rocket Failed;Telecommunication Satellite “APSTAR-6D” Successfully Launched

🔶Loyal Textile Mills in Collaboration with RIL and HeiQ Launched world’s 1st Reusable PPE with Triple Viral Shield Technology

🔶A Team of  Wildlife researchers rediscover ‘Ypthima watsoni’ butterfly after 61 years in Tripura

🔶A Book Titled ‘A Song of India’ Authored by Ruskin Bond to be Released

🔶National Fish Farmers Day 2020 – July 10, Government is set to Establishment of Fish Cryobanks

🔶Jharkhand Govt signs MoU with HDFC to Offer Digital Payment Solutions to its Traffic Dept

🔶World Population Day 2020: July 11

🔶United Nations Observes 2nd Counter-Terrorism Week from July  6- 10, 2020

Current Affairs 13 July 2020

🔶Chhattisgarh organises India’s first E-Lok Adalat

🔶India Moves up a Rank, Becoming the Second-Largest Foreign Investor in UK

🔶Union Minister Harsh Vardhan Releases White Paper by TIFAC on “Focused Interventions for Make in India Post COVID 19”

🔶India’s 2018 Tiger Census – Largest Camera Trap Wildlife Survey sets Guinness Record

🔶Kezang D Thongdok of Arunachal Pradesh wins 2020 Dada Saheb Phalke Award for ‘Chi Lupo’ – documentary on Honey Hunting

🔶Rotary Foundation Honours TN CM Edappadi K Palaniswami with Paul Harris Fellow Recognition

🔶IHD India Receives ‘Development Marketplace Award 2020’ from World Bank and SVRI

🔶BCCI Accepts CEO Rahul Johri’s Resignation

🔶Lee Hsien Loong becomes the third Prime Minister of Singapore, ruling PAP won the General Election 2020

🔶CCI approves Kubota’s 9.09% Acquisition of Escorts and Escorts’s 40% Acquisition by KAI

🔶Government launches ASEEM portal to support skilled people to find sustainable livelihood opportunities

🔶IAF Received Last 5 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters from US Aerospace company Boeing

🔶First Launch of China’s Kuaizhou-11 Carrier Rocket Failed;Telecommunication Satellite “APSTAR-6D” Successfully Launched

🔶Loyal Textile Mills in Collaboration with RIL and HeiQ Launched world’s 1st Reusable PPE with Triple Viral Shield Technology

🔶A Team of  Wildlife researchers rediscover ‘Ypthima watsoni’ butterfly after 61 years in Tripura

🔶A Book Titled ‘A Song of India’ Authored by Ruskin Bond to be Released

🔶National Fish Farmers Day 2020 – July 10, Government is set to Establishment of Fish Cryobanks

🔶Jharkhand Govt signs MoU with HDFC to Offer Digital Payment Solutions to its Traffic Dept

🔶World Population Day 2020: July 11

🔶United Nations Observes 2nd Counter-Terrorism Week from July  6- 10, 2020

Current Affairs 7 July 2020

🔶SBM Bank India Partnered with Mastercard to facilitate Real-time domestic & cross-border payments & remittances through ‘Mastercard Send’

🔶CBSE Partners With Facebook For Curriculum on Digital Safety, Augmented Reality

🔶DRDO to establish a research cell at IIT-H to meet the future defence technological requirements

🔶India Ranked 117th in SDG Index 2020, Sweden Tops: Sustainable Development Report 2020

🔶India-Afghanistan inked 5 MoUs for development of educational infrastructure in Afghanistan

🔶India Ranked 31st in INFORM Risk Index 2020 for Humanitarian crises & Disasters; Somalia Tops

🔶YES Bank Launches a Digital Solution, ‘Loan in Seconds’ for Instant Disbursement of Retail Loans

🔶NHRC Constitutes 11-Member Committee Headed by K S Reddy to Assess Covid-19 Impact on Human Rights

🔶Payments Platform Paytm to Acquire Raheja QBE General Insurance For $76 million

🔶Elyments – India’s First Social Media Super App Launched by the Vice President of India

🔶Israel Successfully Launches New Spy Satellite ‘Ofek 16’ into Space Using Shavit Rocket

🔶India’s First NPNT Compliant Drone Flight Successfully Completed by Quidich & Asteria Aerospace

🔶IIT Roorkee Develops “Unisaviour” – Disinfection Box to Sterilise Personal Belongings

🔶Akash Become India’s 66th Grandmaster

🔶Former RBI Governor Urjit Patel Authored a Book Titled ‘Overdraft: Saving the Indian Saver’

🔶Getting Competitive: A Practitioner’s Guide for India authored  by R C Bhargava, Chairman of Maruti Suzuki on Industrialising India

🔶World Zoonoses Day 2020: July 6

🔶3rd Anniversary of GST day 2020: July 1

🔶Ladakh LG RK Mathur E-Launches Mission Organic Development Initiative & Greenhouse Project

🔶Indian Railways Sets up Solar Plant in Bina to Supply Power Directly on the Railway Overhead Line

Current Affairs 6 July 2020

🔶Unique Urban Forest inaugurated at the Office of CAG : New Delhi

🔶Odisha Launches ‘Balaram’ scheme to provide Rs 1,040 crore credit to 7 lakh Landless Farmers

🔶M.V Asiatic Moon : A New Shipping Service b/w Kolkata Port & Chattogram Begins to Ease Indo-Bangla Trade

🔶Record 53.6 mt of E-waste Dumped Globally in 2019; China Tops: UN Global E-waste Monitor 2020 Report

🔶Tourism Sector Could Lose 1.2 Trillion USD Due To Covid Pandemic: UNCTAD Report

🔶Union HRD Minister and Sports MoS launched ‘Fit Hai to Hit Hai India’ webinar & ‘Fit India Talks’ Sessions for School Students

🔶PM Modi Launches ‘Aatma Nirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge’ for Techies, Start-up Community

🔶Edelweiss AMC to Launch Second Tranche of ‘BHARAT Bond ETF’ ; Target to Raise Rs 14000 crore

🔶Indian railways and RailTel signs Mou to provide video surveillance at 6,049 stations across country

🔶IndiaFirst Life Insurance Associates with BOB Financial to Offer COVID-19 cum Hospital Cash Cover to BOB Credit Cardholders

🔶NLC, Coal India to form 50:50 JV to develop solar and thermal power assets

🔶French President Macron Appoints Jean Castex as new Prime Minister

🔶KKR to Buy 54% Stake in JB Chemicals for about Rs 3,100 crore

🔶India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) Captured the Image of Mars’ moon Phobos

🔶China’s Badminton Player and 2 Time Olympic Champion Lin Dan Announces Retirement

🔶Delhi Govt Launches an E-Portal,‘LEAD’ for its Students

🔶Carl Reiner, Comedy Icon and ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ Creator, Dies at 98

🔶UT Administration launched Ladakh Food Security Scheme

🔶President Ram Nath Kovind Inaugurates Dharma Chakra Day 2020 Celebrations On July 4

🔶Rajeeva Swarup was appointed as the Chief Secretary of Rajasthan

🔶International Day of Cooperatives 2020 – 4th July (First Saturday of July)

🔶31st National Road Safety Week 2020: January 11 – 17

🔶UKIBC signed a MoU with MIDC for a sustainable business between UK & India

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🔷 ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission captures image of Mars’ biggest moon ‘Phobos’

🔷 Ram Nath Kovind Inaugurates Dharma Chakra Day 2020 Celebrations On July 4

🔷 ADB Becomes Observer for the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS)

🔷 Centre Extends Tenure of Sukhbir Singh Sandhu as NHAI Chairman for 6 Months Till January 2021

🔷 04 July : International Co-operative Day 2020

🔷 Theme 2020 : “COOPS 4 Climate Action”

🔷 Union Bank revamps Insurance distribution channels post merger

🔷 International Co-operative Day is held annually on the first Saturday

🔷 NPCI to set up Rs 500-crore Smart data centre in Hyderabad to handle digital transactions

🔷 Chinese Badminton Superstar Lin Dan Announces Retirement

🔷 HRD & Sports Ministry launched ‘Fit Hai to Hit Hai India’ webinar & ‘Fit India Talks’ Sessions for School Students

🔷 Delhi Govt Launches an E-Portal,‘LEAD’ for its Students

🔷 Ladakh launched “Ladakh Food Security Scheme”

🔷 KKR to Buy 54% Stake in JB Chemicals for about Rs 3,100 crore

🔷 IndiaFirst Life Insurance Associates with BOB Financial to Offer COVID-19 cum Hospital Cash Cover to BOB Credit Cardholders

🔷 NLC, Coal India to form 50:50 JV to develop solar and thermal power assets

🔷 M.V Asiatic Moon : A New Shipping Service b/w Kolkata Port & Chattogram ( Bangladesh )Begins 

🔷 PM Modi Launches ‘Aatma Nirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge’

🔷 Tourism Sector Could Lose 1.2 Trillion USD Due To Covid : UNCTAD Report

🔷 Union HRD Minister launches “Drug Discovery Hackathon 2020”

🔷 Zydus Cadila’s potential COVID-19 vaccine gets DCGI nod for human clinical trials

🔷 Russian President Vladimir Putin records victory in Presidential polls

🔷 Two-time Olympic badminton champion Lin Dan retires

🔷 S. P. Kochar takes over as COAI’s new DG after Rajan Mathews steps down

🔷 Sahiya didis in Jharkhand played important role in door-to-door Intensive Public Health Survey

🔷 Jean Castex appointed new prime minister of France

🔷 Botswana has world’s largest elephant population : Around 130,000

🔷 Demand for work under MGNREGA saw 21% jump last June 2020

🔷 Vice President to launch Elyments, the first Indian Social Media Super App

Current Affairs 4 July 2020

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DAC approves Rs 38,900 cr capital acquisition of equipment for armed forces; 33 fighter jets to be procured

Union HRD Minister and Union Health Minister Launched Drug Discovery Hackathon 2020 (DDH2020)

NHAI to set up India’s 1st govt sponsored InvIT, Forms Committee to Appoint Senior Management for its Investment Manager Board

77.9% Russians Grant Putin Right to Extend His Rule Until 2036

ADB Joins Network For Greening the Financial System as Observer

RBI conducted OMO of purchase and sale of G-secs for Rs 10,000 cr each; Borrowing facility to banks extended till Sept 30, 2020

HDFC Bank to Offer ‘ZipDrive’, an Online Instant Auto Loans to its Customers

Kotak Mahindra Bank & Innoviti Collaborates to Offer EMIs on Kotak Debit Cards Swiped on Innoviti POS Terminals

India’s External debt increased by 2.8% to $558.5 bn in FY20: RBI data

India’s GDP Likely to Contract by 6.4% in 2020-21 due to Lockdown: Care Ratings

Hardeep Singh Puri Launches Toolkit for 6th Edition of Annual Cleanliness Survey of Urban India ‘Swachh Survekshan 2021’

Freya Thakral, Delhi School Girl Added to 2020’s Diana Award roll of Honours

Kritika Pandey, became overall winner of the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

French PM Edouard Philippe Resigns, Reshuffle Expected

Sukhbir Singh Sandhu, Chairman of NHAI gets 6 months extension

Intel Capital to buy 0.39% stake in Jio Platforms for Rs 1,894.50 crore

IIT Kanpur Develops Virtual Classroom Aid, ‘Mobile Masterjee’

Researches Found Jupiter Like Planet :TOI-849b,  First Ever Planetary Core

Lt Col Bharat Pannu Becomes First Indian To Secures Podium Position In International Ultracycling Race: Finished 3rd In 1st Edition VRAAM 2020

Veteran Bollywood Choreographer Saroj Khan Passes Away

Delhi Govt to Launch ‘Podhe Lagao Prayavaran Bachao’, a 17 day Campaign to Reduce Air Pollution

Dadasaheb Phalke and Sahitya Akademi Winner Ratnakar Matkari Posthumously Honoured by Maharashtra Government

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Agricultural Experts Prof. Rattan Lal & Dr. Uma Lele from India Named by UN Chief to Scientific Group for 2021 Food Summit

DFPD estimated Rs 1,48,938 cr as cost for distribution of foodgrains and pulses under PMGKAY during April – Nov 2020

Dr.Harsh Vardhan Released the Good Clinical Practice Guidelines Handbook and Prospectus for FPIS of NBE

Indian marine fish landings rose 2.1% to 3.56mt in 2019: CMFRI; Tamil Nadu tops

SERB Launches ‘Accelerate Vigyan’ Scheme to Provide Platform for Research Internships

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Committee for reform in criminal law to start online consultation from July 4, 2020: MHA

GoI approved special liquidity scheme for NBFCs and HFCs through SBICAP as SPV

Pulitzer Prize Winner Siddhartha Mukherjee and Prof Raj Chetty Named among ‘2020 Great Immigrants’ Honourees

Shashank Manohar Steps Down as ICC Chairman, Imran Khwaja Takes Charge as Interim Chairman

Mon District Administration received 3 SKOCH Awards in 65th SKOCH Summit

V Suryanarayanan Becomes the New MD of Chola MS General Insurance

ICICI bank Launched a Facility, ‘Insta Loans against Mutual Funds’, in Partnership with Computer Age Management Services

Indra Mani Pandey appointed as Permanent Representative of India to UN and Others Organisations in Geneva

Karnam Sekar, Managing Director & CEO of Indian Overseas Bank Retires

US-based Carlyle Group to Acquire 25% Stake in Nxtra Data For $235 mn

IRDAI Sets Up 9-Member Panel headed by G Srinivasan to study suitability of Surety Bond issuance by Indian insurers

Indian Air Force & CSIO Have Develops Indigenous ‘Airborne Locust Control System’ on Two Mi-17 Helicopters

Swedish Institute of Space Physics to Return to Venus on Indian Space Mission Shukrayaan-1

Telangana amends state FRBM Act 2005; accepting govt’s decision to extend borrowing limit to 5% from 3%

West Indies Cricketer Everton Weekes Passed Away at 95

Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu Virtually Releases a Book “Future of Higher Education – Nine Mega Trends”

World Sports Journalists Day 2020: July 2

World Allergy Week 2020 – June 28 to July 4

Odisha Government to Implement an Initiative ‘Sabuja Odisha’ to Increase Green Cover through Extensive Plantation

“COPAL-19”app to track plasma donors launched

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Government Declares Entire Nagaland ‘Disturbed Area’ for 6 more Months Under AFSPA Act 1958

India, Japan Hold PASSEX Naval Exercise to Promote Understanding in Indian Ocean

India-Bangladesh form 50:50 Joint Venture Company for LPG Business in Bangladesh

NITI Aayog in collaboration with RMI released ‘Towards a Clean Energy Economy’ report

MoU Signed Between Indian Oil, NTPC Ltd, and SDMC for Waste to Energy Plant in Delhi

PM announced extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana till November, 2020

Giriraj Singh Launches the 1st Edition of “Matsya Sampada” – Fisheries and Aquaculture Newsletter

Central govt Implemented Amendments in the Indian Stamp Act, 1899 and Rules from 1st July, 2020

HRD Ministry Launches the World’s First Online B.Sc Degree in Programming and Data Science – Prepared by IIT Madras

Government to release commemorative stamp to honour former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao

UNGA President Tijjani Muhammad-Bande Launched ‘Alliance for Poverty Eradication’; India Joins as Founding Member

WTO Dispute Settlement Body Sets Up Panel Against India’s ICT Duties Based on EU’s Complaint

New Zealand Cancels the 2021 APEC’s Auckland Summit & Opts to Virtual Summit

Uganda, First African Country to Submit Results of REDD+ to UNFCCC

World Bank Approves USD 750 Million MSME Emergency Response Program for India

FDI Up by $19 bn in FY20; Portfolio Investment Down by $13.7 bn: IIP Data Released by RBI

HDFC Bank Launches ‘e-Kisaan Dhan’ App for Farmers

SAP India Rolls Out Global Bharat Program to Digitalise MSMEs

India’s AI enabled “MyGov Corona Helpdesk” wins two global award at 4th Annual CogX 2020

All Rounder Ravinder Jadeja Named the Most Valuable Player of India by Wisden

Rajkiran Rai G, Union Bank of India MD & CEO Term Extended for 2 years

Fitch Slashes India’s Growth Forecast For FY22 to 8%; Projects Contraction at 5% For FY21

Ravinder Bhakar Assumes Charge as CEO of Central Board of Films Certification

72nd National Chartered Accountants Day 2020: July 1

Shrikant Madhav Vaidya Assumes Charge as the Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation

Hindi Literature Writer Priyamvad’s New Book, ‘Bharatiya Loktanktra Ka Koras: Kuch Bisari Bikhari Dhwaniyan’ to Release in 2021

National Doctors Day 2020 – July 1

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Culture Ministry celebrating “Sankalp Parva” to plant trees from 28th June to 12 July 2020

Centre Sanctions Additional Rs 1,691 crore For Road Construction in J&K, Uttarakhand

1st Agreement for the 600 MW Kholongchhu Indo-Bhutan joint venture hydroelectric project Signed

Uttarakhand Develops India’s First Lichen Park to Conserve Jurassic Era Plant in Munsiyar

Union HRD Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ virtually participated in G20 Extraordinary Virtual Education Ministers’ Meeting

FATF’s first global report on illegal wildlife trade released; more zoonotic diseases in the future

India named in Switzerland’s top-3 partners for info exchange on tax matters: OECD’s Global Forum study

NASA Renames Washington HQ after Mary Jackson, first black Engineer at NASA

World Bank Approves $500 mn Under ‘STARS’ Project to Improve Education Quality in 6 Indian States

36th ASEAN Summit chaired by Vietnam held via video conference; 1st session on Women Empowerment in the Digital Age held

World Bank Enhances the financial Support for Ganga rejuvenation with $400 million through SNGRBP

Reserve Bank Extends Enhanced Borrowing Limit to Banks Under MSF Till Sept 30, 2020

24-time Grammy winner Popstar Beyonce to receive Humanitarian Award at the virtual 20th edition of BET Awards 2020

Micheál Martin Elected as the New Prime Minister of Ireland; Succeeds Leo Varadkar

Lazarus Chakwera Sworn in as Malawi’s New President

Anandiben Patel, Governor of UP is given additional charges as Governor of  Madhya Pradesh

Veteran Kannada Novelist Geetha Nagabhushan passes away at 78

Aleksandar Vucic, President of Serbia Declares the Victory of the Ruling Party in the Parliament Election

National Statistics Day 2020 – June 29

Gujarat Govt’s Online Aid ”At One Click” Initiative of Rs 1,369 Crore for MSMEs, Textile Industry

International Day of the Tropics – June 29

Former Germany striker Mario Gómez retired from soccer

V P Singh Badnore & Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates Battery Swapping Facility Quick Interchange Service virtually

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🔶Gudni Johannesson Re-elected as President of Iceland

🔶Nitin Gadkari publicized consolidated notification for classification and registration of MSME; MSME named as Udyam

🔶Harsimrat Kaur Badal virtually launched Rs 10,000 cr PM-FME Scheme; Operation Greens scheme extended to 18 more fruits, vegetables

🔶Dharmendra Pradhan Inaugurates Asia’s First Continuous Rebar Production Facility in Punjab

🔶GoI and World Bank Sign Agreement to Increase Access to Affordable Housing in Tamil Nadu

🔶5 years of PMAY (U), Smart Cities Mission (SCM) and AMRUT completed on June 25, 2020

🔶45.8 million Women Missing in India Over the Past 50 Years: UNFPA Report

🔶Government bans 59 Chinese mobile apps prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India

🔶Swiggy in Partnership with ICICI Bank Launches an Industry- First Instant Digital Wallet, ‘Swiggy Money’

🔶Former RBI Governor Chakravarthi Rangarajan Receives the First Prof. P. C. Mahalanobis Award on National Statistics Day

🔶KK Venugopal Reappointed as Attorney General of India for a Year & Tushar Mehta as Solicitor General for 3 Years

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🔶Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh launches NOC issuance portal for power, oil and gas projects

🔶Rijiju Launches NADA App to Help Athletes Stay Updated on Banned Substances

🔶Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs Launches Webportal for Street Vendors loan scheme ‘PMSVANidhi’

🔶Nitin Menon Becomes the 3rd Indian & Youngest Umpire to Enter ICC Elite Panel

🔶Liverpool wins the top-flight title in 2020 Premier League Championship

🔶International Day of Parliamentarism 2020: June 30

🔶International Asteroid Day 2020 – June 30

🔶Maharashtra CM Launches ‘Platina’, World’s Largest Convalescent Plasma Therapy-Cum-Trial Project

🔶Arvind Kejriwal Launched India’s First Plasma Bank for COVID-19 Treatment

🔶 Madhya Pradesh launches “Hamara Ghar-Hamara Vidyalaya” scheme

🔶CoM of Assam passes MSME Ordinance

🔶Goa Government Allots Land to 49 MSME Units to Set Up India’s First Marine Cluster

🔶Karnataka Chief Minister Launches a Portal, ‘Skill Connect Forum’ to Connect Job Seekers and Employers

🔶Madhya Pradesh to launch ‘Kill Corona’ campaign

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