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Current Affairs Of 17 July 2020


Current Affairs Of 17 July 2020

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Current Affairs Of 17 July 2020


INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

India & Bhutan Opens New Trade Route to Improve Trade and Connectivity

India and Bhutan opened a new trade route between Jaigaon in West Bengal and Ahlay, Pasakha in Bhutan to establish easy connectivity and to increase trade between India and Bhutan amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

About Bhutan:
Prime Minister– Lotay Tshering 
Capital– Thimphu
Currency–  Bhutanese Ngultrum

UNICEF India Partners with SAP India to Provide Career Counselling to Young People

UNICEF India collaborates with YuWaah – UNICEF’s Generation Unlimited initiative to provide digital education and skills required for employment.

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

NITI Aayog & USAID Co-chaired Sustainable Growth Pillar Meeting; India Energy Modeling Forum Launched

During the meet, an India Energy Modeling Forum (IEMF) was launched which will provide a platform to examine important energy and environmental related issues, and facilitate exchange of ideas.

Defence Minister of State Shri Shripad Naik inaugurated 5th edition of conference on Aerospace and Defence Manufacturing Technologies

Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State Defence inaugurated the 5th edition of conference on Aerospace and Defence (A&D) Manufacturing Technologies in New Delhi. The conference was jointly organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Tamil Nadu Technology Development and Promotion Centre (TNTDPC) and Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM).

About Ministry of Defence:
Union Minister of Defence- Rajnath Singh
Minister of State Defence- Shri Shripad Yesso Naik

Defence Ministry Entrust Power to Armed Force to Make Emergency Purchase Worth Rs.300 crores

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) headed by Rajnath Singh, Minister of Defence has once again decided to entrusted the power to the armed forces to make an emergency purchase worth upto Rs.300 crores to meet the operational requirement.
About Ministry of Defence:
Union Minister– Rajnath Singh
Minister of State– Shripad Yesso Naik

15th India-EU (Virtual) Summit held virtually; co-chaired by Narendra Modi, Charles Michel & Ursula von der Leyen

India was represented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the EU was represented by Charles Michel, President of the European Council, and Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission.

Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya reviews deployment activities of Vallarpadam Terminal, Cochin Port

Mansukh Laxmanbhai Mandaviya, Minister of State (I/C) for the Ministry of Shipping reviewed the development activities of the Vallarpadam Terminal of Cochin Port which is proposed to develop as India’s first and Asia’s leading trans-shipment port to ensure that Indian cargoes are trans-shipped through Indian Port.

Govt to Increase Public Health Expenditure to 2.5% of GDP by 2025

In a meeting with the 15th Finance Commission the Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan highlighted that the government aims to gradually increase the public health expenditure to 2.5% of Gross Domestic Product(GDP) by 2025.

The government under the Aayushman Bharat programme proposes to establish 1.5 lakh health and wellness centres by 2022. 

Government has announced 4% health and education cess on personal income tax and corporation tax. Earlier it was 3%.

BANKING & FINANCE

NABARD Launched Development Projects worth Rs 44 lakhs in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development(NABARD) launched development projects of Rs 44 lakhs in Andaman and Nicobar Islands to strengthen the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative through rural entrepreneurship.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS   

The Committee to Protect Journalists Announced 2020 International Press Freedom Awardees

The Committee to Protect Journalists(CPJ) has announced that 4 Journalists, Shahidul Alam from BangladeshMohammad Mosaed from Iran, Dapo Olorunyomi from Nigeria and Svetlana Prokopyeva from Russia will be honoured with the 2020 International Press Freedom Awards for their courageous act. 

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS  

South American country Suriname elects Indian-origin ‘Chan’ Santokhi as President

Chandrikapersad “Chan” Santokhi (61), an Indian-origin former police chief has been elected as the president of Suriname, a country in South America. 

About Suriname:
Capital: Paramaribo
Currency: Suriname Dollar

ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS        

CCI Approved Acquisition of upto 58.92% Stake in HealthCare Global Enterprises Limited by Aceso

The Competition Commission of India(CCI) approved acquisition of upto 58.92% stake by Aceso Company Pte. Ltd.(Aceso) in HealthCare Global Enterprises Limited(HCG), under Section 31(1) of the Competition Act, 2002.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

DRDO developed fully indigenous P7 Heavy Drop System for IL 76 aircraft

As a part of Make in India programme, DRDO has developed P7 Heavy Drop System (HDS) which is capable of para dropping military stores ((vehicle/ ammunition/ equipment) up to 7-ton weight class from IL 76 aircraft [Ilyushin Il-76 or Gajraj (elephant king)].  

Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ E-Launched “Corosure” – World Most Affordable COVID-19 Diagnostic Kit Developed by IIT Delhi

Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, the Union Minister of Human Resource Development(MoHRD) E-launched the world’s most affordable Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) based COVID-19 diagnostic kit developed by the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi(IIT-D).

DCGI Approves India’s 1st Fully Indigenously Developed Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Conjugate Vaccine

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare(MoHFW) informed that, the Drug Controller General of India(DCGI) has given approval to India’s first fully indigenously developed vaccine against pneumonia, Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Conjugate Vaccine

Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) to construct world’s 1st fully automatic electric ferries for Norway’s ASKO Maritime

India’s largest commercial shipbuilder Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) has signed a contract to build the world’s first fully automatic electric vessel for ASKO Maritime, Norway. In this regard, CSL will construct and supply two autonomous electric ferries to ASKO Maritime, with an option to build two more identical vessels.

The value of two ships is Rs 125 crore, the cost does not include the value for two optional ships. The project, partially funded by the Norwegian Government, aimed at emission-free transport of goods across the Oslofjord, inlet in Norway.

About Norway:
Capital– Oslo
Currency‎– ‎Norwegian krone‎ (‎NOK‎)
Prime Minister– Erna Solberg

Obituary

Cartoonist Avad Bin Hassan Jami passes away


STATE NEWS

117th birth Anniversary of Former CM of Tamil Nadu K Kamaraj, observed as Educational Development Day – July 15

the 117th birth anniversary of the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu “King Maker” K.Kamaraj was observed as TamilNadu’s Educational Development Day  to remember his contribution to enhance the school education facilities of Tamil Nadu.

Telangana Police launch ‘CybHER’, Virtual Awareness Campaign to Tackle Cyber Crime against Women & Children

Women Safety Wing (WSW), Telangana Police along with Telangana Director General of Police(DGP) Mahender Reddy, IPS launched ‘CybHER’, a month-long virtual awareness campaign to make cyberspace safe for women and children.