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Current Affairs 24 July 2020

National Broadcasting Day 2020 – July 23

PM Narendra Modi Laid Foundation Stone for Manipur Water Supply Project

Kakrapar Atomic Power Project’s Unit 3 in Gujarat: India’s First 700 MWe unit to Achieve Criticality

PM Modi addressed virtual India Ideas Summit 2020; India-US negotiating UAV co-development programme

India to Have 60% Renewable Energy by 2030: R K Singh at Webinar On Energy Transition

Jitendra Singh Launched Restructured Scheme for PM’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration 2020 and Web Portal Virtually

India, Maldives signed contract for development of Geydoshu Mas Plant in Maldives’ Maradhoo and Hulhudhoo

Turkmenistan became 25th country with Observer Status in World Trade Organization

Nicaragua becomes the 87th Country to sing the International Solar Alliance Framework Agreement

Ravi Shankar Prasad Represented India in the G20 Digital Economy Ministers Virtual Meeting Hosted by Saudi Arabia

Airtel Payments Bank Partnered with NSDC to Skill Rural Youth for Financial Services Sector Jobs

Bank of Baroda Launched ‘Insta Click Savings Account’, 100% Paperless Digital Self-Assisted Online Savings Account

India’s GDP to contract by 6% in FY21: DBS

CBDT launched revised Form 26AS; Details of Specified Financial Transactions included

RIL becomes the 1st Indian company to reach Market Cap of Rs 13 lakh crore; Becomes 48th largest company in market cap globally

Mukesh Ambani, fifth-richest Man in the World with Net Worth $75 billion: Forbes Real-Time Billionaires List

The DG/RPF, Shri Arun Kumar, nominated as the Vice-Chairman of the UIC, security platform

CCI Approved Acquisition of Krishnapatnam Port Company Limited by Adani Ports and SEZ Limited

China Launches Tianwen-1: China’s First Rover Mission to Mars

ISL becomes 1st league in South Asia and 7th in Asia to join the World Leagues Forum

The book titled “The Pandemic Century”, by British Medical Historian Mark Honigsbaum

January 6 2020: World Day of War Orphans

March 9 2020: International commonwealth day

2021: International Year of Fruits and Vegetables

GEDCOL and NHPC signed MoU to develop floating solar power projects in Odisha

CIPET gets NABL accreditation for testing, certification of PPE kits

First-ever container ship “MV Shejyoti” from Kolkata via Chattogram port reaches Agartala

Current Affairs 25 July 2020

Prakash Javadekar virtually launched piloting of National Transit Pass System (NTPS); undertaken in MP & Telangana

Union Home Minister Launches Tree Plantation Campaign-2020 “Vriksharopan Abhiyan” of the Coal Ministry

The Navy’s largest Solar plant was inaugurated at the INA, Ezhimala

India’s maternal mortality ratio declined to 113 in 2016-18: Registrar General’s Sample Registration System (SRS)

Rs 8767 crore Approved for 81 projects under Special Window for Affordable and Mid Income Housing Investment Fund I

APSEZ Becomes the 1st Indian Port and 7th Port Globally to Sign Up for the Science-Based Targets initiative

India-EU, looking to develop the bio-tech to treat sewage water to the crops

HRD Ministry Conducts First Ever Ind-SAT Test 2020 Under its Study in India Programme

‘COVID-19 Law Lab’ Initiative launched to provide legal information worldwide

ADB and GCF join hands towards ‘green recovery’ on the impacts of COVID-19 disease

World’s largest 1st Global Fintech Fest held virtually; UPI AutoPay, RuPay commercial card & OCEN protocol launched

RBI Releases Report of Committee For Analysis of QR Code headed by Prof. Deepak B Phatak

Amazon Pay partnered with Acko General Insurance Ltd to offer auto insurance in India

ICICI Lombard in partnership with PhonePe launched Hospital Daily cash benefit

Mr. Partha Pratim Sengupta appointed as MD and CEO of IOB

Nitin Jairam Gadkari Launches Mentoring Platform ‘RestartIndia’ to Support MSME Sector

Mr. Sahil Seth appointed as honorary advisor for BRICS CCI

Space startup Digantara selected for SID incubation program by IISc

Sri Lankan Cricketer Sripali Weerakkody retires from International Cricket

A book titled “The Endgame” authored by Hussain Zaidi

Pi approximation day 2020: July 22

Punjab Cabinet Approved a USD 285.71 million project for canal-based water supply

Pravasi Rojgar app to help migrants find job opportunities: Sonu Sood

Veteran Odia Actor Bijay Mohanty passes away at 70

Current Affairs 27 July 2020

DST launched Rs 15 Crore fund to support India-Russia collaboration joint R&D and cross-country technology adaptation

India extended medical assistance worth about USD 1 million to North Korea under WHO’s anti-tuberculosis programme

Govt imposed restrictions on public procurement from countries sharing land border with India by amending GFRs 2017

First by Indian Government: World Class State of the Art Honey Testing Lab was e-inaugurated by Shri Narendra Singh Tomar at Anand, Gujarat

First in the World: India builds electrified rail tunnel capable to run double-stack containers

Hyderabad Ranked 16th in World’s most Surveilled Cities & China tops: Comparitech

Climate-friendly Cooling can cut 460 billion Tonnes of Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Cooling Emissions and Policy Synthesis Report

India ranked 3rd in gaining forest area in world; global employment in forestry led by India: FAO

RBI Signed USD 400 mn Currency Swap Facility for Sri Lanka

Gross NPA of banks may rise to 12.5% by March 2021: RBI Financial Stability Report

RIL becomes world’s second most valuable energy company, overtaking ExxonMobil

Late Arnab Chaudhry honored by Legend of Animation Award 2020: TMG

MHRD sets up panel to form guidelines for more students studying in India headed by UGC chairman

India’s 2018 Asian Games mixed relay medal upgraded to gold after Bahrain’s disqualification

Tanzania’s former President Benjamin Mkapa dies

Eminent Danseuse Amala Shankar Passes Away at 101 in Kolkata

Lt. Governor, G.C Murmu announced the ‘Macadamisation Program’ for improvement of roads across J-K

TN government signed 16 MoUs worth Rs 5,137 crore with companies for employment creation

5-day Sub-Tropical Fruit Expo 2020 was organised by Horticulture dept of Haryana

Indian-origin nurse Kala Narayanasamy in Singapore conferred with President’s Award

IIM-Kozhikode start-up develops wearable device ‘Veli Band’

Current Affairs 28 July 2020

India-European Union Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation renewed for next five years (2020-2025)

TRIFED Signed Tripartite MoU with IIT Delhi and Vijnana Bharati Under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan of MHRD

INDIA-UK’s 14th Joint Economic and Trade Committee meeting 2020 held virtually

Indian Air Force Commanders Conference: 22nd – 24th July 2020

Harsh Vardhan Participated Virtually in the SCO Health Minister’s Digital Meet chaired by Mikhail Murashko

22 million children from South Asia missed out on early childhood education due to COVID-19: UNICEF

Bank of Maharashtra joined hands with Uniken for Omni-channel security

Somalia’s Deputy Prime Minister Mahdi Mohammed Gulaid appointed as Interim Prime Minister

Tunisia’s Interior Minister Hichem Mechichi appointed as new PM; to form govt in 1 month

Croatian Parliament Approved New government Led by Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic after Election

Union Minister of Earth Sciences, Harsh Vardhan launched “Mausam” App for Weather Forecasts

China launched new high-resolution mapping satellite Ziyuan-III 03 from Shanxi

Haryana to host the 4th edition of Khelo India Youth Games 2021

Two time Oscar winner and actress, Olivia de Havilland passed away at the age of 104 in Paris, France

American Actor John Saxon passed away at 83

Popular Jazz Singer and actor Annie Ross passed away at the age 89 in New York

A new book “The India Way: Strategies for an Uncertain World” authored by External Affairs Minister Dr.S Jaishankar was published by HarperCollins, India

A new book titled “Quest for Restoring Financial Stability in India”authored by former RBI deputy governor Viral V.Acharya

82nd CRPF Raising Day: July 27

21st Kargil Vijay Diwas 2020 – July 26

Income Tax Day 2020 – July 24

Karnataka Cabinet Approved the New Industrial Policy for 2020-2025

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, launched a free website portal named ‘Rozgaar Bazaar’ for job seekers, employers

Road in Lucknow named after former MP Governor Lalji Tandon: UP

Current Affairs 29 July 2020

GoI funded 10 Broad Gauge Locomotives handed over to Bangladesh by Indian Railways in a virtual ceremony

PM Modi Launched High Throughput COVID-19 Testing Facilities at Kolkata, Mumbai & Noida

Govt released guidelines for 4 schemes to boost domestic manufacturing of bulk drugs & medical devices Parks

Central Govt. with World Bank decides to convert ravines of Chambal region into arable land

India’s GDP boosts to 2.5% by AI : Report by ICRIER, Google & NASSCOM6India to set up Solar Power Plant in Sri Lanka

GAIL and CCSL signs MoU to partner in Compressed BioGas projects in India

Home Minister Amit Shah Distributed 100 Electric Potters Wheels to Artisans of Gujarat

IRCTC and SBI Card launched a Co-branded Contactless Credit Card on RuPay Platform

Bharti AXA General Insurance Launched Crop Insurance Campaign, ‘Bohot Zaroori Hai’ for Farmers

SBI provided USD 16.20 million liquidity support for local businesses in Maldives as COVID-relief

Indian oil and France’s Total formed 50:50 JV to make superior quality bitumen

Former Coal India chief Anil Kumar Jha to head Expert Appraisal Committee

Indian climate activist Archana Soreng becomes a member of António Guterres’s new Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change

Tata AIA Life Insurance Appointed Naveen Tahilyani as its new MD & CEO

Alok Misra Appointed as CEO and Director of MFIN

Ram Vilas Paswan launched ‘BIS-Care’ App to Check the Authenticity of ISI and Hallmark Quality Certified Products

World Hepatitis Day 2020 – July 28

World Nature Conservation Day 2020 – July 28

International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystems 2020  – July 26

Current Affairs 30 July 2020

Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur tops Niti’s delta ranking of Aspirational districts for Feb-June 2020 in health sector

PFC signs an agreement with IIT- Kanpur for the Research, Training & ED in Smart Grid Technology

Green-Ag project launched in Mizoram to bring transformative change in the farm sector

5th Annual Meeting of Board of Governors of AIIB held virtually; Jin Liqun Reelected President of AIIB

Maldives launched 9 development projects under USD 5.6 million Indian Grant for HICDP

A 300-year-old temple, Sree Sree Joy Kali Matar temple reconstructed with Indian support in Natore, Bangladesh

ADB Approves 3 Million USD Grant to India to Support COVID-19 Response

National Awards for excellence in Earth System Science: MoES

ICRA Limited Appointed N. Sivaraman as MD and Group CEO ; Succeeds Naresh Takkar

CSIR’s CSIO along with AMESYS INDIA developed a microorganism decontamination box named ‘Suraksha’

Veteran Bollywood Actor Kumkum Passed Away at 86 in Mumbai

M Venkaiah Naidu virtually unveiled, Padi Bhavajaalalu Telugu version of Late S Jaipal Reddy’s Ten Ideologies book

Indian Origin Author Avni Doshi’s ‘Burnt Sugar’ on 2020 Booker Prize

International Tiger Day 2020 – July 29

World In Vitro Fertilization Day 2020 – July 25

UKIBC Signs MoU with Government of Gujarat to Strengthen Gujarat’s Industrial Development

Kerala announced new Chief Minister’s Entrepreneurship Development Programme to address working capital shortage

Assam: Guwahati gets “BANDICOOT” the first manhole cleaning robot in Northeast

Bombay Flying Club: India’s 1st DGCA-approved drone training school

‘Dare to Dream 2.0’ contest for innovators and startups launched: DRDO

Current Affairs 31 July 2020

Cabinet approved National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 by replacing NEP, 1986; HRD ministry renamed as Ministry of Education

CSIR, UBA-IIT Delhi and VIBHA Signs a Tripartite MoU to Adopt CSIR Technologies for Rural Development

1st five of 36 French Rafale fighter jets landed at Haryana’s Ambala Airbase

Dr. Harsh Vardhan released ebook titled “Standard Treatment Guidelines for the Management of Substance Use Disorders and Behavioural Addictions”

Defence Ministry of India and Indonesia agree to expand the military ties during Defence Minister Dialogue in New Delhi

Cabinet approves MoU between India and Zimbabwe on Traditional System of Medicine and Homeopathy

UNICEF Publishes First of its kind report on Health crisis: “The Toxic Truth: Children’s Exposure to Lead Pollution Undermines a Generation of Future Potential”

Narendra Modi & Pravind Jugnauth virtually inaugurated Supreme Court building in Port Louis, Mauritius

SABIC in Spain to Become World’s First Large Scale Chemical Production Plant to Completely Run on Renewable Energy

BOB Financial Solutions Limited ropes Fiserv, Inc for Digital Transformation

Praj Signed MoU with ARAI to Jointly Develop Advanced Biofuels Application technology

‘Aditya’, India’s First Solar Powered Ferry Bags the 1st ‘Gussies’ electric boat awards – Gustave Trouvé Award

DIAT Developed ‘Aashray’, the Medical Bed Isolation System to Combat COVID-19

Iran Launched the Underground Ballistic Missiles During ‘Great Prophet 14’ Military Exercise

Indian GM P. Harikrishna Finishes Second in Grandmaster Triathlon Tournament at Biel Chess Festival 2020

England Won the Final Wisden Trophy against West Indies by 2-1

Indian Domestic Player Rajat Bhatia Announces Retirement from All Forms of Cricket

President of West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee, Somendra Nath Mitra passed away at 78

World day against trafficking in persons – July 30

International Day of Friendship: July 30

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