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Current Affairs Of 11 July 2020



Current Affairs Of 11 July 2020

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Top Current Affairs Of 11 July 2020


INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Mean Average Global Temperature could rise by 1.5° Celsius in 5 years: WMO

The United Nations (UN) weather Agency, World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in its “Global Annual to Decadal Climate Update for 2020-2024” has forecasted that the annual mean global temperature is likely to be at least 1° Celsius above pre-industrial levels (1850-1900) in each of the coming five years (2020-2024) and there is a 20% chance that it will exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 Fahrenheit) in at least one year. Overall, it is very likely to be within the range 0.91 – 1.59°C.

About World Meteorological Organization (WMO):
Secretary-General (SG)– Petteri Taalas
Headquarter– Geneva, Switzerland 
Members– 187 Member States and 6 Member Territories

WHO sets up Independent Panel for evaluation of global COVID-19 response 

The Panel will be co-chaired by former Prime Minister of New Zealand Helen Elizabeth Clark and former President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

About WHO:
Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland
Director General– Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus 
Chief Scientist– Soumya Swaminathan

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

PM Modi Inaugurates Asia’s Largest Solar Power Project – Rewa Solar Project in Madhya Pradesh

Asia’s largest Solar Power project: Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power Project in Madhya Pradesh is inaugurated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, through video conferencing. It reduces emission equivalent to 15 lakh tonne of carbon dioxide per year.

About Madhya Pradesh:
Capital- Bhopal
Chief Minister- Shivraj Singh Chauhan

EESL Inked Agreement with NOIDA authority to Install EV Charging Units and Related Infrastructure

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has inked an agreement with the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (NOIDA) to install public EV charging stations & related infrastructure in order to promote the usage of electric vehicles.

About New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (NOIDA)
Chairman– Alok Tondon
Headquarter– Noida, Uttar Pradesh (UP)

Ministry of Culture Released the First five Re-printed Volumes of Mongolian Kanjur Manuscripts

Under the National Mission for Manuscripts (NMM), The Ministry of Culture has taken up the project of re-printing 108 volumes of Mangolian Kanjur. A set of First Five manuscripts were presented to Shri Ram Nath Kovind, the President of India on Guru Purnima (Dharma Chakra Day) on 4th July 2020.

Indian Navy Completes “Operation Samudra Setu” by repatriating 3992 Indian from 3 countries

Indian Navy has successfully completed its 55 days and 23,000 kilometers long ‘Operation Samudra Setu’, which was launched on May 5, 2020 as a part of the national effort to repatriate (bring back) Indian citizens from 3 countries of MaldivesIran, and Sri Lanka during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

T-Hub Partners with MeitY And Digital India to Lead Scale Up Program for Hardware Startups

T-Hub announced their partnership with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology(MeitY) and Digital India to lead the scale up program of Digital India for hardware and Internet of Things(IoT) startups and to support the startups with investments and market access.


BANKING & FINANCE

ADB Renews MoU with IEA to Scale up Collaboration on Energy Sector Sustainability and Resilience

Asian Development Bank (ADB) has renewed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with International Energy Agency (IEA) during IEA’s Clean Energy Transitions Summit 2020 with the aim to further increase the collaboration on sustainability with a focus on energy sector resilience in Asia and the Pacific.

About International Energy Agency (IEA):
Headquarters– Paris, France
Executive Director– Fatih Birol

ADB & Qatar-based EAA Foundation To Work Jointly For Quality Primary Education Project worth $100 million

ADB has entered into a 5-year agreement with Qatar-based Education Above All (EAA) Foundation to work jointly for project worth of $100 million to put at least 3.2 lakh out-of-school children, including refugees and internally displaced children into quality primary education.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will help India and 9 other Asian nations to ensure quality education for the out-of-school and at-risk children in the primary level.

IRDAI removes Rs 5 lakh cap on sum insured for Arogya Sanjeevani policies amid COVID-19

Arogya Sanjeevani, is a product for which all insurers are mandated to offer had a cap of Rs 5 lakh on the sum insured and the minimum cover for it was of Rs 1 lakh. The regulator has now allowed insurers to offer sum insured as low as Rs 50,000 with no upper limit. The sum insured has to be in multiples of Rs 50,000.

About IRDAI:
Headquarters– Hyderabad, Telangana
Chairman– Dr. Subhash Chandra Khuntia

Mastercard to Invest Rs 250 cr to Support SMEs in India Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Mastercard has announced that it will invest Rs 250 crore(USD 33 million) to support Indian Small and Medium Enterprises(SMEs).

About MasterCard:
Headquarters– New York, United States
Chief Executive Officer– Ajay Banga ( Michael Miebach will take over as CEO on January 2021)

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS 

Indian Battalion Wins the Annual UNIFIL Environment Award for 2020

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col awarded the annual environment awards of UNIFIL to 7 mission entities.

Nadaun Police Station of Himachal Pradesh declared as one of the best in India

Amit Shah, The Union Minister of Home Affairs announced the Annual Ranking of Police Stations for 2019 prepared by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India in the Director General of Police’s (DGP’s) conference.  Nadaun Police Station of Hamirpur District in Himachal Pradesh is ranked as one of the best Police Stations of India.

About Himachal Pradesh:
Chief Minister– Jai Ram Thakur
Governor–  Bandaru Dattatraya
Capital– Shimla (Summer) & Dharamshala (Winter)

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS   

SEBI Restructures Advisory Committee on Mutual Funds Under the Chairmanship of Usha Thorat

About Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI):
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chairman– Ajay Tyagi

Manipur’s Gyanendro Ningombam Named as officiating president of Hockey India, Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad Resigns

The Hockey India(HI) in its Executive Board meeting named Manipur’s Gyanendro Ningombam, who was senior vice-president in the federation, as officiating president till the end of September 2022 after Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad resigned on July 07, 2020 due to personal and family commitments.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

ISRO to Launch Brazil’s Amazonia-1 Earth Observation Satellite on PSLV

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is set to launch the Amazonia – 1 onboard the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) as a primary payload by August 2020. Amazonia -1 is Brazil’s first satellite for Earth observation – designed, assembled and tested in Brazil.

About ISRO:
Chairman– Dr.K. Sivan (Secretary of Department of Space(DoS))
Headquarters– Bengaluru, Karnataka

BOOKS & AUTHORS

A book titled ‘His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama: An Illustrated Biography’ Authored by Tenzin Geyche Tethong to be Released

The book is to be released in October 2020 and is published by Roli Books

STATE NEWS

Flipkart Signs MoU with Government of Karnataka to Promote Local Arts, Crafts And Handlooms

About Flipkart:
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Kalyan Krishnamurthy 
Chief Operating Officer (COO)– Sriram Venkataraman
Head Office– Bengaluru, Karnataka

Maharashtra Govt & SBI to Set up Stress Fund to Revive Slum Rehabilitation Authority projects

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

Manipur CM N. Biren Singh Virtually Inaugurates 5 Water Supply projects, worth Rs 48.39 crore and Rapid Antigen Detection Testing Centre 

About Manipur:
Capital– Imphal
Governor– Najma Heptulla