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Current Affairs Of 14 July 2020


Current Affairs Of 14 July 2020

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Current Affairs Of 14 July 2020


INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

NITI Aayog presented India’s 2nd Voluntary National Review at UN’s High-Level Political Forum; held virtually

The theme of HLPF is “Accelerated action and transformative pathways: realizing the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development”.

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

NATGRID signed MOU with NCRB to access database that links around 14,000 police stations

The National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) to access the centralised online Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) database for getting details of First Information Reports (FIRs) and stolen vehicles. The project aims to go live by December 31, 2020.

About National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB):
Director– Ram Phal Pawar
Headquarters– New Delhi

Smart City Mission opens the registration for India Cycles4Change Challenge

The Smart City Mission of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs opened the registration for India Cycles4Change Challenge launched by Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State Housing and Urban Affairs .


BANKING & FINANCE

Visa Partners with Federal Bank to Deploy Visa Secure to the Bank’s Cardholders

Visa Secure will provide additional authentication layers for issuers and merchants to combat online frauds. 
About Visa:
Headquarters– Foster City, California
Chairman and CEO– Alfred F. Kelly, Jr.
About Federal Bank:
Headquarters– Aluva, Kerala
MD & CEO– Shyam Srinivasan

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

India’s annual median GDP growth in FY21 to contract 4.5%; Possibility of V shaped recovery: FICCI survey

About FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry):
Secretary General– Dilip Chenoy
President– Sangita Reddy
Headquarter– New Delhi

US remain India’s top trading partner in 2019-20 with Rs 8,875 cr bilateral trade

About Ministry of Commerce and Industry:
Union Minister– Piyush Goyal (Constituency- Maharashtra)
Minister of State (MoS)– Hardeep Singh Puri, Som Parkash

BSE signs MoU with IIT Alumni Council to Encourage Startups Listing and Develop a ‘High Investor Depth’ Platform 

The partnership will ensure transparency of the entity, improvement in governance, market discovery of share price, provide liquidity for private equity investors and enable retail participation.

Google Launches $10 Billion Digitization Fund in India

after a virtual meeting with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Alphabet Inc. Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai announced an investment of $10 billion (Rs 75,000 crore) in India which will be utilised in another five to seven years to digitize the Indian Economy.

Google will partner with CBSE and provide new initiatives to digitize classrooms.

It partners with Prasar Bharti, a public broadcasting agency for edutainment series for small and medium-sized business in the country.

About Google:
Headquarters- California, United States
CEO- Sundar Pichai
About CBSE:
Headquarters- New Delhi
Chairperson- Manoj Ahuja, I.A.S

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS     

IAA named ISRO Chief K Sivan As the Recipient of 2020 Von Karman Award

The International Academy of Astronautics(IAA) has announced Dr. Kailasavadivoo Sivan, Chief of Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) as the recipient of the 2020 Von Karman Award, the highest distinction of the IAA. 

The award will be presented to Dr.K.Sivan in March 2021 at Paris.

About International Academy of Astronautics (IAA):
Founder– Dr Theodore Von Karman
Headquarters– Paris, France

NTPC Wins CII-ITC Sustainability Awards 2019

NTPC Limited(formerly- National Thermal Power Corporation Limited) wins CII-ITC Sustainability Award 2019 under the category Corporate Excellence for Outstanding Accomplishment. 

About NTPC:
Registered Office– New Delhi, India
Chairman and Managing Director– Gurdeep Singh


Chhattisgarh’s Chief Minister Darpan Portal and Mobile App Receives Elites Excellence Awards 2020 by IT Institutions 

The Chief Minister Darpan Portal and Mobile app, which contains the details of the schemes of the Government of Chhattisgarh received the Elites Excellence Awards 2020 by the IT institution Elites Technomedia under the Digital India Initiative. 

About Chhattisgarh:
Chief Minister– Bhupesh Baghel
Governor– Anusuiya Uikey
Capital– Raipur

Sachin Awasthi is honoured as the Top Publicist in Global Humanitarian Award 2020 – London

Sachin Awasthi, the president of National Media Club and Founder of Shri Ram Seva Mission was honoured with the “Top Publicist” award in the Global Humanitarian Awards 2020 held as a webinar over a virtual platform in London.

About World Humanitarian Drive (WHD):
Founder & Chairman– Abdul Basit Syed
Headquarters– London, United Kingdom

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS       

Poland’s Incumbent Andrzej Duda Wins Presidential Election

Andrez Sebastin Duda of the Law and Justice (PiS) party won the Presidential Election of Poland with 51.2% of votes leaving behind Warsaw Mayor Rafał Trzaskowski (49% of votes).

About Poland:
Capital: Warsaw
Currency: Polish zloty

ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS      

Qualcomm Ventures buys 0.15% stake in Jio Platforms for Rs 730 crore

US-based Qualcomm Ventures, the investment arm of chipmaker Qualcomm Incorporated to invest upto Rs 730 crore in Reliance Industries Limited(RIL)’s Jio Platforms for 0.15% stake.

About Qualcomm Ventures:
Headquarters– California, United States
Senior Vice President & Global Head– Quinn Li

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Google relaunches Google Plus as Google Currents

Google, an Internet search giant has relaunched Google plus(shutdown on april 2019) as Google Currents, it helps to exchange documents and have meaningful discussion by enabling  leaders and workers to exchange ideas across the organization and collect valuable feedback & input from other people.

NITI Aayog’s AIM launched ATL App Development Module for school students & teachers nationwide; #TinkerfromHome

as a part of Atal Tinkering Lab (ATL) initiative of Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog has launched pan India “ATL App Development Module”, a free online course for school students and teachers on the lines of the Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi’s vision of AtmaNirbhar Bharat. Developed by NITI Aayog’s AIM and Indian startup, Plezmo, this course will comprise six project-based learning modules and online mentoring sessions.

About NITI Aayog:
Chairman– Narendra Modi
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Amitabh Kant 
Headquarter– New Delhi

SPORTS

Lewis Hamilton Won the Styrian Grand Prix in Spielberg

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes Driver won the Styrian Grand Prix(GP) in Spielberg, Austria with this win Hamilton has won at least one race of his 14-year career on the circuit.

OBITUARY

Veteran Gujarati Journalist, Columnist, Writer and Padma Shri Awardee Nagindas Sanghvi Passed Away at 100


Jack Charlton, England’s Former World Cup Winner passed away at 85


IMPORTANT DAYS

Malala Day 2020 –  July 12

The United Nations(UN) designated 12th July of every year as Malala Day, to commemorate the birthday of Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist and the youngest recipient of the Nobel prize for peace. In 2013 first “Malala Day: An Education for All Children” was celebrated.

STATE NEWS

MP Govt to Launch ‘Roko -Toko’, a Campaign for those who do not Wear Masks

Madhya Pradesh has announced to launch a campaign ‘Roko -Toko’, which means stop and campaign for those who do not wear masks. It is to ensure that all wear masks as the usage of masks is made mandatory in all public places in the state.