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Current Affairs Of 18 July 2020



Current Affairs Of 18 July 2020

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Current Affairs Of 18 July 2020


INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

India’s CERT and Israel’s INCD inked MoU to expand cooperation in cyber Security

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), a unit of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, and Israel’s National Cyber Directorate (INCD). 

About Israel:
Capital– Jerusalem
Currency– Israeli Shekel
President– Reuven “Ruvi” Rivlin

2022 Dakar Youth Olympics by four years to 2026 : IOC

The International Olympic Committee(IOC) has postponed the 2022 Dakar Youth Summer Olympics by four years to 2026 due to Covid- 19  pandemic and would be the first Youth Summer olympic Games organized in Africa.

India Ranked 3rd in 2020 Global Manufacturing Risk Index; China Tops: Cushman & Wakefield 

In accordance with the “Cushman & Wakefield’s 2020 Global Manufacturing Risk Index (MRI)” India ranks third in the list of most-suitable locations for global manufacturing among 48 countries in terms of cost competitiveness and operating conditions. 

BANKING & FINANCE

NABARD Sanctioned Rs 795 crore to West Bengal for Reconstructing Infrastructure Damaged by Cyclone Amphan

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development(NABARD) has sanctioned Rs 795 crore to West Bengal to reconstruct infrastructure which was damaged by Cyclone Amphan(May).

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

First online NISHTHA programme launched for 1200 Key Resources Persons of Andhra Pradesh by MHRD

Union HRD (Human Resource Development) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Minister of State (MoS) for HRD Sanjay Dhotre have jointly launched the first online National Initiative for School Heads and Teachers Holistic Advancement (NISHTHA) programme for 1,200 key resources persons (KRPs) of Andhra Pradesh (AP), virtually from New Delhi.

Shipping Minister Mansukh Mandaviya virtually flagged off 1st container ship from Kolkata Port to Agartala via Chattogram port (Bangladesh)

Union Minister of State for Shipping (I/C) Mansukh Mandaviya flagged off the first trial container ship from Kolkata (West Bengal) to Agartala (Tripura) through Chattogram Port of Bangladesh in a virtual ceremony. 

NTPC signs MoU with NIIF to Explore Business Opportunities in Renewable Energy  in India

The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) signs the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Investment and Infrastructure Fund(NIIF), acting through National Investment and Infrastructure Fund Limited(NIIFL) to seek investment opportunities in areas like renewable energy, power distribution and other areas of mutual interest in India.

CBSE collaborates with IBM to integrate AI in High School Curriculum of 2020-2021

The Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE), announced integration of Artificial Intelligence(AI) in the high school curriculum for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

Harsimrat Kaur Badal virtually addressed the Digital Indo- Italian Business Mission on Food Processing’ 

Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, Harsimrat Kaur Badal addressed the opening session of two day long Digital Indo- Italian Business Mission on Food Processing held virtually. This webinar consisted of digital conferences; trade fair, and B2B (business to business) meetings where 23 Italian companies virtually exhibited their products and services for end users and other industry players in India.

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

ICRA projects India’s GDP to contract by 9.5% in FY21 from earlier 5%

ICRA Limited (formerly Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency) projects  India’s Gross Domestic Product(GDP) to contract by 9.5%(-9.5%) in FY2021 from 5% earlier forecasted as ongoing lockdowns in some states have affected the recovery seen in May and June.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

Oscar Winner Kate Winslet will Receive 2020 TIFF Tribute Actor Award on 45th Edition of TIFF 

The Toronto International Film Festival(TIFF), announced that Kate Winslet will be receiving the 2020 TIFF Tribute Actor Award at the virtual event of the 45th edition of TIFF. 

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS      

Gabon Appointed its First Woman Prime Minister: Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda 

Ali Bongo Ondimba, President of Gabon appointed Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda(56), as the First Women Prime Minister of Gabon succeeding Julien Nkoghe Bekale, On 16 July 2020. She is the sixth PrimeMinister under Bongo’s Presidency since 2009.

RBI Approves reappointment of Shyam Srinivasan as the MD & CEO of Federal Bank

The Reserve Bank of India(RBI) approved the reappointment of Shyam Srinivasan as the managing Director and Chief Executive officer of Federal bank Limited with effect from September 23, 2020.


ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS       

L&T Tech Services to Acquire 100% Stake in Orchestra Tech for about Rs 187 Crore

L&T Technology Services(LTTS), the engineering services arm of Larsen and Toubro Group, informed that it will acquire a 100 % stake in Texas-based Orchestra Technology(Tech). 
The acquisition is an all cash deal of USD 25 million, or about Rs 187 crores

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

IIT-M Incubated Start-up, Modulus Housing Developed a Portable Hospital Unit, ‘MediCAB’ to Treat COVID-19 Patients

Indian Institute of Technology Madras(IIT-M)-incubated start-up, Modulus Housing has developed a portable hospital unit, ‘MediCAB’, a decentralized approach to detect, screen, identify, isolate and treat COVID-19 patients. It can be installed anywhere within 2 hours by four people.

OBITUARY

Arjuna Awardee and Ace Para-Badminton Player Ramesh Tikaram Passed Away at 51

Arjuna awardee, para athlete and para-badminton player, Ramesh Tikaram passed away at 51 due to coronavirus in a Bengaluru hospital. He organized the World Cup for Para badminton in Bengaluru in 2002.

Maharashtra’s First Woman SEC Neela Satyanarayanan Dies

Neela Satyanarayanan (72), first woman Election Commissioner of Maharashtra and a praised Marathi author died of COVID-19 on July 15, 2020. 

IMPORTANT DAYS

Day of International Criminal Justice 2020 – July 17


STATE NEWS

Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat Inaugurated ‘Smriti Van’ on Harela festival

Uttarakhand Chief Minister(CM) Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurated ‘Smriti Van’ at Asthal village of Dehradun district in memory of late Jeet Singh Negi, famous folk singer of the state on the occasion of Harela festival.