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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

India to set up first coal trading exchange

As India is the world’s second-largest producer of coal, it has decided to set up its first coal trading platform -a sort of ‘Coal exchange’, where a large number of sellers and buyers can get together to trade coal as a commodity.

About Coal India Limited (CIL):
Headquarters– Kolkata, West Bengal
Chairman-cum-Managing-Director (MD)- Pramod Agarwal


56 schools destroyed in 2015 earthquake to be reconstructed in Nepal by Govt. of India

The Embassy of India and the Central Level Project Implementation Unit (CLPIU) of the Ministry of Education, Nepal signed 7 Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) for re-building 56 higher secondary schools.

About Nepal
President- Bidhya Devi Bhandari 
Capital– Kathmandu 
Currency– Nepalese rupee (1INR= 1.60 Nepalese Rupee)


INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

MOU between India and Denmark Energy Cooperation 

To promote strategic intervention in the power sector, a MOU was signed between India and Denmark.

India, China hold top military-level talks in Maldo, Ladakh 

The meet was held to restore status quo as on April 2020 end, which was effected by border standoff in eastern Ladakh in May 2020.

About ITBP:
Director General– Surjeet Singh Deswal
Headquarter– New Delhi
About China:
Capital– Beijing
Currency– Renminbi
President– Xi Jinping

BANKING & FINANCE

World Bank grants Rs. 1,950 cr loans to West Bengal to tackle COVID – 19: Mamata Banerjee

According to the Chief Minister (CM) of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee, the World Bank (WB) has granted  loan worth of Rs. 1,950 crore to the state for tackling coronavirus (COVID-19)  situation and developmental work.

PhonePe along with ICICI Lombard launches ‘first of its kind’ travel insurance, domestic trip insurance

Flipkart-owned digital payments platform PhonePe along with ICICI Lombard, the non-life insurance company launched ‘first of its kind’ travel insurance, domestic multi-trip insurance 

About PhonePe:
Registered Address– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chief Executive Officer(CEO)– Sameer Nigam
About ICICI Lombard:
Registered Address– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Managing director(MD) & CEO– Bhargav Dasgupta

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Indian economy to contract by 3.2% in FY20; World Bank GEP report June 2020: Deepest recession since WWII

World Bank in its latest edition of the Global Economic Prospect(GEP) June 2020 analytical chapters report,  downgraded its projection of India by 3.2% for FY20 from 4.2% projected in FY19-20(year ending in March 2020)


Recykal partnered with UNDP, HCCB for plastic waste management Project Prithivi

IT giant Mindtree in partnership with HCCBPL and UNDP launched Project Prithvi which is operational in 28 cities across India and plans to roll out in 50+ cities across India by 2020.
As part of this partnership, Recykal will leverage its cloud applications, mobile applications to raise consumer awareness on segregation and recycling. 

Indian GDP to contract 5% in FY21: S&P Global Ratings

S&P Global Ratings predicted that Indian economy will shrink 5 per cent in FY21 and the fiscal stimulus worth 1.2 percent of GDP will not be enough to provide significant growth support.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

Indian Entrepreneur Renjith Kumar honoured with “NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal”


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

IIT-Guwahati’s students develop mobile app “Flyzy”

A group of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Guwahati students has developed a mobile application called “Flyzy” for seamless and contactless air travel.The aim of the mobile app is to provide contactless boarding, keeping in mind the easier baggage drop, manageable parking, better shopping experience.

Scientists discover new star Kepler-160 & planet KOI-456 that are ‘mirror image’ of Earth and Sun

According to the research published in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics, a team of scientists led by the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Gottingen (Germany) have discovered a new planet named KOI-456.04 & its host star called Kepler-160 by using Kepler Space Telescope.


Thane engineer develops world’s first ‘Internet-controlled’ robot ‘Coro-bot’ for COVID-19 hospitals

23-year old Thane engineer, Pratik Tirodkar,  founder of a start-up PNT Solutions, Dombivali developed the world’s 1st ‘Internet-controlled’ robot named  ‘Coro-bot’ to address the needs of the hospitals treating COVID-19 patients. 

About Maharashtra
Capital– Mumbai
Chief Minister– Uddhav Thackeray
Governor– Bhagat Singh Koshyari

DIAT Develops “ANANYA” nanotechnology based disinfectant spray to fight COVID-19

The Defence Institute of Advanced Technology(DIAT), Pune developed “ANANYA” water based disinfectant spray with nanotechnology assisted formulation. This can be used by the general public and healthcare workers and can be used for individual and large scale purposes.
ANANYA:
i.The toxicity level of the spray is negligible to humans and it stays effective for more than 24 hours.
ii.The spray can be stored and used for more than 6 months.

SPORTS

AIU banned Gomathi Marimuthu, Tamil Nadu’s Track and Field athlete for 4 years due to doping

Athletics Integrity Unit(AIU) bans Gomathi Marimuthu, 31-year-old athlete from Tamil Nadu who won the gold medal for 800m in the 2019 Asian Championship, in Doha, Qatar for 4years from 17th May 2019 to 16th May 2023 after testing positive for banned substances. 

About AIU:
Head– Brett Clothier
Headquarters– Monaco 


OBITUARY

Former Union Water Resources minister Arjun Charan Sethi passed away at 79



Former footballer Hamza Koya passed away at 61