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Current Affairs Of 21 July 2020

Current Affairs Of 21 July 2020

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Current Affairs Of 21 July 2020


Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman attended 3rd G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting virtually

As a part of Finance Track for the G20 Leaders Summit 2020, which is to be hosted by Saudi Arabia at the end of 2020, on July 18, 2020, the 3rd G20 (Group of Twenty) Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) meeting was held virtually on July 18, 2020.

Indian direct selling industry records USD 2.477 bn sales in 2019, ranked 15th globally: WFDSA‘s report

In accordance with the report of “The Global Direct Selling – 2019 Retail Sales” by the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA), India was ranked 15th in global direct selling industry with sales of USD 2.477 billion in 2019. 

The ranking has been topped by the United States (US) which contributed 20% of the global direct selling industry with sales of USD 35.21 billion, followed by China with 13% contribution at 2nd rank, and Korea and Germany with 10% contribution each at 3rd position.


Indian Railways to launch 1st set of private trains by 2023, all 151 by 2027

In accordance with the initial timeline drawn by the railways, it has planned to roll out 151 private train services by 2027 on 109 pairs of routes across the country. In this regard, Indian Railways is ready to introduce 12 trains in 2022-23, 45 in 2023-2024, 50 in 2025-26 and 44 more in the next fiscal, taking the total number of trains to 151 by the end of FY 2026-2027. 

Maharashtra becomes the 1st State to use drones to inspect power lines and transmission towers

Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company Limited(MSETCL) has started to use drones for aerial surveillance and inspection of extra high voltage(EHV) power transmission lines and towers. 


SBI Cards and payment services appointed its new MD & CEO in Ashwini Kumar Tewari

About SBI
SBI is the Largest bank in India with 23% market share asset. 
SBI Cards and payment services are the country’s second-largest credit card issuer. 
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chairman– Rajnish Kumar 


Hope Mission: UAE became 1st West Asian & Arab Nation to Launch Space Mission to Mars; Took off from Japan

Also known as Al-Amal or Emirates Mars Mission, this $200 million mission will be the first to study both Martian climate viz. diurnal (daily) and seasonal cycles.

About United Arab Emirates (UAE):
Capital– Abu Dhabi
Currency– UAE Dirham

CSIR-CMERI, Durgapur Introduced COVID Protection System(COPS) with IntelliMAST, TouF & 360° Car Flusher for Workplace

 Dr. Harish Hirani, Director of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research – Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute(CSIR-CMERI), Durgapur introduced the COVID Protection System(COPS), a collection of technologies for workplace, which includes, contactless Solar Based Intelligent Mask Automated Dispensing Unit cum Thermal Scanner (IntelliMAST), Touchless Faucet (TouF) and 360° Car Flusher.

Prakash Javadekar hails KURMA mobile app as unique tool for conservation of Indian Turtles

Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Information & Broadcasting hailed KURMA, a mobile based application contributing towards conservation of Indian turtles, as a unique tool for tracking and reporting Indian turtles and tortoises.

About Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change:
Union Minister– Prakash Javadekar
Minister of State(MoS)– Babul Supriyo
About Ministry of Information and Broadcasting:
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar


Formula One Champion, Mercedes Lewis Hamilton Won the Hungarian Grand Prix 2020; won this Title for 8th Time

Formula One Champion Mercedes Lewis Hamilton(British) won the Hungarian Grand Prix(GP) 2020 held at the Hungaroring in Mogyoród, Hungary. This is his 8th time to win this title. 


CS Seshadri, Padma Bhushan Awardee & Renowned Mathematician Passed Away at 88

John Lewis, Civil Rights Movement Pioneer and Longtime Congressman of U.S, Dies at 80


Shakthiya Akademi Awardee Baldev Singh Sadaknama Authored a book ‘Suraj Kade Marda Nahi’ (sun never dies)

Shakthiya Akademi Awardee Baldev Singh Sadaknama has authored a book ‘Suraj Kade Marda Nahi’ (sun never dies). The book portrays many aspects of freedom fighter Udham Singh. The book is published by Unistarbooks.

Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu Released the Book Tangams: An Ethnolinguistic Study Of The Critically Endangered Group of Arunachal Pradesh

The book titled The Tangams: An Ethnolinguistic Study of the Critically Endangered Group of Arunachal Pradesh was released by Prema Khandu, the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. The book is published by Centre for Endangered Languages(CFEL), Rajiv Gandhi University and Himalayan Publishers, New Delhi.

About Arunachal Pradesh:
Capital: Itanagar
Governor: B.D. Mishra


1st World Chess Day celebrated on July 20, 2020

This day also marks the 95th Anniversary of the International Chess Federation (FIDE – Fédération Internationale des Échecs).


Tamil Nadu Government Signed 8 MoUs worth Rs 10,399 crore with Industrial Groups for Employment Creation

About Tamil Nadu:
Governor– Banwarilal Purohit
National Parks(NP)– Gulf of Mannar Marine NP, Guindy NP, Mudumalai NP, Mukurthi NP, Indira Gandhi NP.

Harsimrat Kaur Badal E-Inagurates First Operationalized Mega Food Park of Mizoram: Zoram Mega Food Park

Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Minister of Food Processing Industries(MoFPI) e-inaugurated the First operationalized mega food park of Mizoram, Zoram Mega Food Park, in Khamrang Village in Kolasib District, Mizoram, promoted by M/s Zoram Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd, which will provide direct and indirect employment to more than 5000 people.

Odisha Government included Transgender Community under Madhu Babu Pension Yojana

The official notification of The Department of Social security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities(SSEPD) informed that, Odisha Government has included the transgender community under Madhu Babu Pension Yojana(MBPY), a social security scheme by amending to Rule 6 of the Madhu Babu Pension Rules 2008. 

Yogi Adityanath launched “Navin Rojgar Chhatri Yojana” for Scheduled Castes

Yogi Adiytyanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh over a video conference launched “Navin Rojgar Chhatri Yojana”, an all-round development scheme for the Scheduled Castes(SC) and to provide financial assistant to support people to become self-dependent.