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Current Affairs Of 15 July 2020


Current Affairs Of 15 July 2020

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Current Affairs Of 15 July 2020


INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

8.9% of the world’s population, went hungry in 2019: UN’s State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020

In accordance with the United Nations'(UN) annual report “The state of food security and nutrition in the world- Tansforming food systems for affordable healthy diets”, nearly 690 million people, or 8.9% of the world’s population, went hungry in 2019, an increase of 10 million since 2018 and of nearly 60 million since 2014. 

About United Nations
Headquarter– New York, United States (US)
Secretary General– Antonio Manuel de Oliveira Guterres


UNODC’s World Wildlife Crime Report: Pangolin Scale Seizure Jumped 10 times Between 2014 & 2018

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released its World Wildlife Crime Report stating that the Seizure of the scales of the Pangolins, the most trafficked wild animal in the world has increased 10 times between the year 2014 and 1018.


NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Ministry of Shipping approved Rs 107 Crore for Modern Firefighting Facilities in Haldia Dock, Kolkata

Mansukh Laxmanbhai Mandaviya, Union Minister of Shipping approved Rs.107 Crore to improve the firefighting facilities on five jetties of  Haldia Dock Complex of Kolkata Port. The modern firefighting facilities will enable safe and secure handling of petrochemical goods in the Haldia Dock Complex.

UNICEF, FICCI joined hands to Initiate “#Reimagine Campaign” to Support Vulnerable Populations and Children in India

About FICCI:
President– Sangita Reddy
Secretary General– Dilip Chenoy
Headquarter– New Delhi
About UNICEF:
Other name– United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund
Headquarter– New York, United States (US)
Executive Director– Henrietta Holsman Fore
UNICEF Representative in India– Dr Yasmin Ali Haque


BANKING & FINANCE

NABARD organised a ‘digital choupal’ to mark its 39th Foundation Day on July 13; 2 schemes each of Rs 5,000 cr announced

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has celebrated its 39th Foundation Day by organizing its first “digital choupal”, a video conference which brought together farmers from across the country who have been associated with NABARD in 7 development projects in rural.

About National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)
Chairman– G R Chintala
Headquarter– Mumbai, Maharashtra


IRDAI mandated insurance companies to launch ‘Corona Kavach’ & ‘Corona Rakshak’ amid increasing COVID-19 cases

Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has made it mandatory for 30 general and health insurers to launch short-term standard health policies for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) viz. Corona Kavach and Corona Rakshak, due to rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in India. 
Minimum entry age for both the policies will be 18 years and the maximum 65.

The Tenure range for both policies is between 3.5 months to 9.5 months.

About Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI):
Chairman– Dr. Subhash Chandra Khuntia
Headquarter– Hyderabad, Telangana


AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

Legendary Hockey Player Ashok Kumar, Honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award of  Mohun Bagan Football Club

About Mohun Bagan Athletic Club:
President– Swapan Sadhan Bose
Headquarters– Kolkata, West Bengal
Founded– 1889


Mukesh Ambani becomes World’s 6th richest man, after surpassing Elon Musk and Google founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page

the Bloomberg Billionaires Index has ranked Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd(RIL) as the World’s 6th richest man with a worth USD 72.4 billion after surpassing Elon Musk, co-founder & CEO of Tesla and Alphabet Inc co founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page.


APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS         

Hemang Amin, Appointed as the Interim CEO of BCCI

the Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) announced the appointment of Hemang Amin, the current Chief Operating Officer(COO) of Indian Premier League (IPL) as the interim Chief Executive Officer(CEO) following the resignation of Rahul Johri on 9th July 2020.


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

IIT Kanpur Develops ‘SHUDH’, UV Sanitizing Device to make Surroundings COVID free

The Imagineering Laboratory department of IIT Kanpur has developed an Ultraviolet (UV) sanitizing product, ’SHUDH’. SHUDH is a smartphone operated Handy UV Disinfection Helper. It helps to make the surroundings COVID free especially the highly prone places such as hospitals, hotels, malls, offices and schools.


ARAD and CARMEL – New Israeli Assault Rifles Are Set to Manufacture in India under Make in India Initiative

The latest Israeli Assault Rifles, Arad and Carmel, will be manufactured under the Make in India initiative in the PLR Systems Private Limited, established by Israel Weapons Industries(IWI) in 2017 as a joint venture with Punj Lloyd in Madhya Pradesh, India.


OBITUARY

Dutch Football Player Wim Suurbier Passed Away at 75



BOOKS & AUTHORS

A new book titled” If It Bleeds” authored by Stephen King released in India

The book published by Hachette India has centered on a bomb at Albert Macready Middle School. It is a sequel to his bestselling work, The Outsider.


STATE NEWS

Central Govt Provides Rs 1500 crore to Haryana for its Crop Diversification and Rejuvenate Ponds


  • Rs 500 crore to expand crop diversification under the ‘Mera Pani Meri Virasat’ scheme 
  • Rs 1000 crore to rejuvenate the ponds and treat water.
About Haryana:
Capital– Chandigarh
Governor– Satyadeo Narain Arya
Chief Minister– Manohar Lal Khattar


Nitin Gadkari Inaugurates and Lays Foundation Stones of 11 Highway Projects Worth Around Rs 20,000 crore in Haryana Virtually

Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises(MSMEs) Nitin Gadkari inaugurated and laid foundation stones of 11 Highway projects worth around Rs 20 thousand crore in Haryana through a web based program(video conferencing) presided over by Haryana Chief Minister, Manohal Lal