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Current Affairs Of 16 July 2020


Current Affairs Of 16 July 2020


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Current Affairs Of 16 July 2020


INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

India joins Chile and FAO Co-Hosted the 2020 High-Level Political Forum Side Event – official launch of 2021 International Year of Fruits and Vegetables 

India and Chile joins the Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) of the United Nations(UN) and co-hosted the official launch of 2021 International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, the side event of 2020 High-level Political forum – “On the road to the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables 2021.

About Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO):
Director-General– QU Dongyu
Headquarters– Rome, Italy



NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ released PRAGYATA Guidelines on Digital Education prepared by MoHRD

Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Union Minister of Human Resource Development (MoHRD) released the PRAGYATA Guidelines on Digital Education to improve the quality of education, over a virtual platform from Delhi in the presence of Sanjay Dhotre, Minister of State HRD.


CoalMin to link mining plan portal with PARIVESH website

The ministry of coal is planning to link the mining plan portal with PARIVESH website, a single-window hub for online submission, monitoring, and management of proposals submitted to the Environment Ministry by project proponents to seek various types of environment clearances (EC).

About Ministry of Coal:
Union Minister of coal– Pralhad Venkatesh Joshi (Constituency: Dharwad, Karnataka)
About FICCI:
President– Sangita Reddy
Secretary General– Dilip Chenoy
Headquarter– New Delhi

Anji Khad bridge: Indian Railways’ 1st cable-stayed rail bridge, to connect Katra and Reasi in J&K

The Minister of Railways, Piyush Vedprakash Goyal, has announced that the India’s first cable-stayed Indian Railways bridge namely “Anji Khad Bridge” being developed by Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL), a Government of India undertaking, is all set to connect Katra and Reasi in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).



Poba Reserve Forest in Assam”s Dhemaji to be upgraded to wildlife sanctuary

The chief minister (CM) of Assam has announced the upgradation of Poba Reserve Forest, a vital biodiversity hotspot in Dhemaji district of Assam, as a wildlife sanctuary. The announcement was made during a meeting with senior officials of Lakhimpur, Dhemaji and Majuli districts at Jonai.

About Assam
Capital– Dispur
Governor- Professor Jagdish Mukhi

BANKING & FINANCE

NABARD disbursed Rs 2.51 cr grant assistance to SHGs & Rs 221.89 cr to support 298 watershed project in Karnataka

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) has disbursed Rs 2.51 crore of grant assistance to Self Help Groups (SHGs) for promotion, skill development and digitisation of records in Karnataka. This funding is a part of EShakti or Digitisation of SHGs an initiative of Micro Credit and Innovations Department (mCID) of NABARD. 

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

CBDT launched tool for banks, co-operative societies & post offices to ascertain TDS applicability rates on cash withdrawals

A new functionality of Income Tax Department namely “Verification of applicability u/s 194N” which is available on www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in since July 1, 2020 has now made accessible for banks, co-operative societies, and post offices through web-services by Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). 


ECONOMY & BUSINESS

AAI Signs MoU with BEL for Co-operation in Civil Aviation industry

Airports Authority of India(AAI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) through video conferencing.
About AAI:
Headquarters– New Delhi, India
Chairman– Arvind Singh
About BEL:
It is a Defence Public Sector Undertaking(PSU) 
Registered Office– Bangalore, Karnataka
Chairman & Managing Director– M V Gowtama

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS    

Indian teenager Soham Mukherjee in UAE makes Guinness World Record title 

Indian teenager Soham Mukherjee in UAE(United Arab Emirates), has made a Guinness World Record title with 101 One-Leg Hops over a Ruler, who managed to break the previous Guinness World Records title of 96 hops in 30 seconds.

Tata’s N Chandrasekaran and Lockheed Martin’s Jim Taiclet Receives USIBC Global Leadership Award 2020

Tata group chairman, Natarajan(N) Chandrasekaran and Chief Executive Officer(CEO) and president of Lockheed Martin Jim Taiclet to receive the US-India Business Council(USIBC) Global Leadership Award 2020


Mukesh Ambani now is the fifth richest man in the world: Hurun

According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) chairman & CEO Mukesh Ambani (63) is now the fifth richest man in the world worth 78 billion USD. He sustains as the wealthiest Indian and he is the only Asian Tycoon in the world’s top 10 richest people as of June 2020.

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS     

ADB Appoints Ashok Lavasa as its New Vice-President

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed Ashok Lavasa as its Vice-President for Private Sector Operations and Public–Private Partnerships, who is currently serving as one of the Election Commissioners of India(since January 2018). 

SportsAdda signs former Australian cricketer Brett Lee as Brand Ambassador

SportsAdda, news and information website for Cricket, Football and Kabaddi announced that they signed Former australian cricketer Brett Lee as its Brand ambassador.

ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS  

Google to Buy 7.73% Stake in Jio Platforms for Rs 33,737 Crores

Jio Platforms steps in its 14th deal with Google. Alphabet Inc’s Google to buy 7.73% stake in Reliance Industries Limited(RIL)’s Jio Platforms for Rs 33,737 crores.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Hyderabad International Airport Introduces India’s First Fully Contactless Car Parking

The GMR Hyderabad International Airport (GHIAL), introduced India’s first ever fully contactless airport car parking with contact less toll transaction for their passengers and visitors to provide a safe airport amid COVID-19. The NETC FASTag Car Park is a part of the “One Nation One Tag” – NETC FASTag programme of Indian Government.

OBITUARY

Former Goa health minister Suresh Amonkar passed away at 68

Former Goa health ministerSuresh Amonka passed away at 68 due to COVID-19 infection, while undergoing treatment at ESI hospital in Margao. He was born on May 15, 1952 in Amona, Goa.

IMPORTANT DAYS

World Youth Skills Day 2020 – July 15

Every year the United Nations(UN) World Youth Skills Day(WYSD) is globally celebrated on 15th July to highlight the importance of equipping young people with skills to provide opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship.