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Current Affairs Of 22 July 2020



Current Affairs Of 22 July 2020

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Current Affairs Of 22 July 2020


BANKING & FINANCE

Harsh Vardhan Launched PNB’s Nationwide CSR Campaign to Fight COVID-19 Pandemic

Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Harsh Vardhan launched Punjab National Bank(PNB)’s nationwide Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) campaign to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by distributing face masks and sanitizers.

Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO) organized a social awareness campaign,‘Break the CORONA Chain’ on Ground zero in different states across

Surakshit Dada-Dadi & Nana-Nani Abhiyan campaign launched virtually by NITI Aayog to protect senior citizens during COVID-19.

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Power Minister RK Singh launched India’s 1st public EV Charging Plaza in New Delhi & RAISE initiative

India’s first public EV (Electric Vehicle) charging plaza inaugurated by RK Singh at Chelmsford Club in New Delhi in order to make e-mobility hassle free and convenient for the consumers.

Indian Navy hold PASSEX with US’s Nimitz carrier group in Indian Ocean Region

Indian Navy undertook a short joint naval Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with the United States (US) Navy near the Andaman and Nicobar (A&N) islands in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) to conduct maritime drills, against the backdrop of the India-China border standoff in Ladakh. 

Union HRD Minister Launched MANODARPAN initiative to provide psychosocial support to students for their Mental Health and Well-being

About Ministry of Human Resource Development:
Union Minister- Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’
Minister of State- Shri Sanjay Dhotre

Consumer Protection Act, 2019 comes into force

The Consumer Protection Act (CPA), 2019, which has replaced old Consumer Protection Act 1986 has came into force w.e.f. July 20, 2020 aiming to enforce and protect the rights of consumers, and provide an effective mechanism to address consumer grievances.

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Partners with UNICEF’s YuWaah to Mobilise 1 Crore Youth Volunteers to Achieve Goals of Atmanirbhar Bharat

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports(MYAS) signed the statement of intent with United Nations Children’s Fund(UNICEF)’s multi stakeholder platform – YuWaah to mobilise 1 crore youth volunteers in India to achieve the goals of Atmanirbhar Bharat.

CBDT, MoMSME Signs Formal MoU for Sharing of Data

the Central Board of Direct Taxes(CBDT) and the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises(MoMSME) signed the formal memorandum of understanding(MoU) for sharing of data related to income tax returns by the CBDT to the Ministry of MSME.

About Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises(MoMSME):
Union Minister– Nitin Jairam Gadkari
Minister of State–  Pratap Chandra Sarangi
About Central Board of Direct Taxes(CBDT):
Chairperson– Pramod Chandra Mody
Headquarters– New Delhi

Ministry of Defence signed with BEML to procure Mine Plough for Battle Tank T-90

 To boost Make in India Initiative of the Indian government, the Defence Acquisition Council(DAC) chaired by Rajnath Singh, Union Minister of Defence signed the contract worth Rs.557 crores with Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) for the procurement of 1,512 mine plough(MP) for the battle tank T-90 S/SK of Indian Army.


Ministry of Civil Aviation set up Investment Clearance Cell for Assistance and Clearance of Proposals

The Ministry of Civil Aviation(MoCA) has set up the Investment Clearance Cell(ICC), a single window clearance mechanism for assistance and clearance of investment proposals in the domestic aviation industry.

Prakash Javadekar: Government approved the Zonal Master Plan of Bhagirathi Eco-Sensitive Zone

 in the review meeting of “Char Dham Road Project” over a virtual platform, Prakash Javadekar, the Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change(MoEF&CC) informed the approval of the Zonal Master Plan (ZMP) of Bhagirathi Eco-Sensitive Zone by the Ministry Environment, Forest and Climate Change(MoEF&CC)

Rajya Sabha Launches Employees Welfare Scheme in Arun Jaitley’s Name:  “Arun Jaitley Financial Assistance for Group C Employees”

The Rajya Sabha Secretariat launched “Arun Jaitley Financial Assistance for Group C Employees”, an Employees Welfare Scheme in the name of former Union Minister of Finance, Arun Jaitley funded by his pension to his family. The scheme was formulated and approved based on the decision of Sangeeta Jaitley, wife of Arun Jaitley.

CBDT signs MoU with CBIC for smooth bilateral data exchange

Two tax policy bodies under the Finance Ministry: The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), signed A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a smoother data exchange between the two organisations. The MoU comes into force from the date of signing.

About Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT):
Headquarters- New Delhi
Chairperson- Pramod Chandra Mody
About Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC):
Headquarter- New Delhi
Chairman- M. Ajit Kumar

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS         

Ramesh Babu Boddu Appointed as MD and CEO of Karur Vysya Bank

He replaces P R Seshadri, who resigned in January 2020 citing personal reasons.

About KVB:
Headquarters– Karur, Tamil Nadu
Non-Executive Independent (Part-time) Chairman– N. S. Srinath

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

“BlackRock” an Android malware steals data

A new Android malware “BlackRock” has been discovered that steals data such as password and credit card details from 337 apps like Gmail, Amazon and more, which was discovered by mobile security firm ThreatFabric.

South Korea Launched 1st Military communications Satellite, ANASIS-II by Falcon 9 Rocket 

South Korea launched its first military communications satellite, Army/Navy/Air Force Satellite Information System 2(ANASIS-II)

ENVIRONMENT

A Team of Researchers from Singapore Discovered a New Species, ‘Bathynomus raksasa’ in Indian Ocean

A team of researchers from Singapore confirmed the discovery of a new species called ‘Bathynomus raksasa’(Described as “cockroach of the sea”). The scientists reported their findings in the biodiversity research journal ‘ZooKeys’. 

OBITUARY

Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon dies at 85

STATE NEWS

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy Presented Rs 9000 Crore Tax Free Budget for FY 20-21

About Puducherry
Capital– Pondicherry

Rajasthan Cabinet Approved ‘One-Stop Shop’ Scheme to Fast-Track Investments

Rajasthan Cabinet has approved ‘One-Stop Shop’ Scheme– OSS(earlier known as single window clearance system) to fast track investment and capacity expansion proposals by facilitating time-bound approvals and clearances

About Rajasthan:
Capital– Jaipur
Governor– Kalraj Mishra

Haryana Cabinet approved ‘Samadhan se Vikas’ to Recover External Development Charges dues

The Haryana Cabinet gave approval to the ‘Samadhan se Vikas’, a one-time settlement scheme for the recovery of long-pending dues on account of External Development Charges (EDC). It is modeled on the central scheme ‘Vivad se Vishwas-2020’. 

About Haryana:
Capital– Chandigarh
Governor– Satyadeo Narain Arya
Chief Minister– Manohar Lal Khattar