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Current Affairs Of 19&20 July 2020


Current Affairs Of 19&20 July 2020


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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

PM Modi delivers keynote address virtually at High-Level Segment of ECOSOC held at in New York, US

The theme of this 2020 ECOSOC HLS was “Multilateralism after COVID19: What kind of UN do we need at the 75th anniversary”.

About United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC):
President– Mona Juul
Headquarter– New York, United States (US)



Dharmendra Pradhan & Dan Brouillette co-chaired  2nd Meeting of India-US Strategic Energy Partnership (SEP) virtually

Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister of Steel Dharmendra Pradhan and United States (US) Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette co-chaired the 2nd  ministerial meeting of the U.S.-India Strategic Energy Partnership (SEP) virtually to review progress, highlight major accomplishments, and prioritize new areas for cooperation.

UN’s Global Multidimensional Poverty Index: India Record Largest Reduction in Number of People Living in Poverty

 The United Nations’ “the Multidimensional Poverty Index(MPI) 2020: Charting pathways out of multidimensional poverty: Achieving the SDGs” states that India records the largest reduction in the number of People living in poverty as around 273 million people moved out of the multidimensional poverty over 10 years.

About United Nations Development Programme (UNDP):
Administrator– Achim Steiner
Headquarters– New York, United States of America

India Remains as Lower-Middle-Income Economy: World Bank Country Classifications by Income Level 2020-2021

According to the New World Bank country classifications by income level 2020-2021India remains in the classification, Lower-Middle-Income Economy. In total 218 countries have been included in this classification.

About World Bank
Headquarters– Washington, D.C., United States
President– David R. Malpass

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Indian Navy Conducts Naval Exercises in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Indian Navy conducted major Naval exercises in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands led by Sanjay Vatsayan, Chief Rear Admiral of Eastern naval fleet as a display of strategic intents against China amid the current military conflicts in the Northeastern borders in Ladakh.
About Indian Navy:
Chief of Naval Staff (CNS)–  Admiral Karambir Singh
About Andaman and Nicobar Islands:
Lieutenant Governor– Devendra Kumar Joshi
Capital– Port Blair

Capitals of NE states to be connected through rail network by 2023

during a virtual interaction with the media, Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav has announced the connectivity of all capitals of North-Eastern states through rail network by 2023. Railways is already implementing a project in this regard. 

India Established Individual Bilateral ‘Air Bubbles’ with France, Germany and US

Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri informed that India has established individual bilateral ‘air bubbles’ with France and the United States(US). In addition to this, a similar arrangement with Germany has been established and Lufthansa will be operating the flights. This agreement allows countries’ airlines to operate international flights. 

About Air India:
Headquarters- New Delhi, India
Chairman and Managing Director– Rajiv Bansal


ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Centre’s fiscal deficit to increase to 7.6% & India’s GDP to contract by 5.3% in FY21: India Ratings and Research’s Report

About Ind-Ra:
Ind-Ra is a 100% owned subsidiary of the Fitch Group.
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Managing Director & CEO– Rohit karan Sawhney

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS   

UN announced the Laureates of 2020 Nelson Mandela Prize: Marianna Vardinoyannis & Morissana Kouyaté

Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, The President of United Nations General Assembly announced that Marianna Vardinoyannis, of Greece, and Doctor Morissana Kouyaté, of Guinea will receive the 2020 Nelson Mandela Prize. They will be recognised in the virtual ceremony on 20th July 2020.

South Central Railway’s Ongole Sub-Division Office Won Water Heroes Award for April 2020 from Jal Shakti Ministry

The Ongole Sub-Divisional Office of Vijayawada Division, Andhra Pradesh, South Central Railway has won the Water Heroes Award for the month of April, 2020 from the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India. The division is led by Pratham Agarwal, Assistant Divisional Engineer.
Water Heroes Award

Narendra Singh Tomar declared the 2019 ICAR Awards in 92nd ICAR Foundation Day

Narendra Singh Tomar, the Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare inaugurated the Virtual celebration of the 92nd Foundation day of Indian Council of Agricultural Research(ICAR) and declared the 2019 ICAR Awards from Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi.


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

PM SVANidhi app launched to provide digital interface for Lending Institutions (LIs); promotes digital access of micro-credit facilities by street vendors

 a mobile Application of Prime Minister Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) was virtually launched by Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) from New Delhi, in order to bring paper-less Microcredit facility for street vendors at their door steps and also to give impetus to the implementation strategy of the Scheme.


ICAT launched automotive technology e-portal ASPIRE

The International Centre of Automotive Technology(ICAT) has launched an automotive technology e-portal, Automotive Solutions Portal for Industry, Research and Education(ASPIRE)


SPORTS

FIFA World Cup 2022: to be held in Qatar at Al Bayt Stadium 

About FIFA:
President: Gianni Infantino
Headquarters: Zurich, Switzerland
Membership: 211 national associations.

OBITUARY

Civil Rights Veteran Rev. C.T. Vivian Dead at 95


IMPORTANT DAYS

Nelson Mandela International Day 2020 – July 18

The theme of Nelson Mandela International Day is “Take action, inspire change”

STATE NEWS

Government of Andhra Pradesh Announces Renewable Energy Export Policy 2020

 The State Government of Andhra Pradesh(AP) announced the Andhra Pradesh Renewable Energy Export Policy 2020, which permits the sale of power to the other states of India.The policy will be in force for the five years.

About Andhra Pradesh:
Chief Minister– Yeduguri Sandinti Jaganmohan Reddy
Governor– Biswa Bhusan Harichandan 
Capital– Amaravati