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Current Affairs Of 23 July 2020


Current Affairs Of 23 July 2020

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Current Affairs Of 23 July 2020


INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

India, Maldives inked agreement for establishment of ‘Emergency Medical Services’ in Male

the Government of India (GoI) has signed an agreement with Ministry of Health of Maldives for the establishment of ‘Emergency Medical Services Unit’ at Baa Atoll Dharavandhoo Hospital in latter’s capital Male.  

India ranked among 10 worst countries for working people: ITUC Global Rights Index 2020

In accordance with the 7th edition of “International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) Global Rights Index 2020-The World’s Worst Countries for Workers”, India became the new entrant in the 10 worst countries for working people in the world, with a rating of 5 that states “No guarantee of rights”. The index ranked 144 countries on the basis of respect for workers’ rights.

Pakistan and China signed an Agreement for 700 MW Azad Pattan Hydel Power Project in PoK

Pakistan and Gezhouba Group Company Limited of China signed an Engineer Procurement and Contract EPC agreement for the 700 MW Azad Pattan Hydel Power Project on Jhelum River in the Sudhnoti District of Pakistan occupied Kashmir(PoK). 

BANKING & FINANCE

LIC-UBI announced corporate agency pact

Union Bank of India (UBI), after its amalgamation with Corporation Bank and Andhra Bank, has announced a corporate agency agreement with Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) to distribute latter’s policies.

FamPay launched India’s 1st numberless card, Famcard 

FamPay, India’s first Neobank for teenagers, in partnership with IDFC First Bank launched  India’s 1st numberless card, FamCard. FamPay with National Payments Corporation of India(NPCI) developed this card.  

About NPCI:
Registered Office– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Non Executive Chairman– Biswamohan Mahapatra
MD & CEO– Dilip Asbe

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

India’s GDP to contract by 6.1% in FY21: Nomura

About Nomura Holdings, Inc:
Headquarters– Tokyo, Japan
President and Group CEO– Kentaro Okuda

India’s HIL supplied 20.60 MT of DDT 75 % WP to South Africa for malaria control

HIL (formerly Hindustan Insecticides Limited), a PSU under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers has supplied 20.60 Metric tonne of DDT (dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane) 75 % Wettable powder (WP) to South Africa for their Malaria control program in three province adjoining Mozambique. 

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

Kannan C S Warrier of IFGTB, receives 2019 National Award of Excellence for Outstanding Research in Forestry from ICFRE

Kannan CS Warrier, Senior Principal Scientist (Scientist F) at the Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding (IFGTB) received the 2019 National Award of Excellence for Outstanding Research in Forestry from the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE).

Environmental activist Greta Thunberg won 1st edition Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity

A 17 years old climate activist from Sweden namely Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg became the first recipient of the inaugural (1st edition) Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity, awarded by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. 

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS  

Prof. R. Narayanaswamy of IIM Bangalore appointed as the Chair of the Technical Advisory Committee of NFRA

 R. Narayanaswamy, Professor of Finance and Accounting in Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore was appointed as the Chair of the Technical Advisory Committee(TAC) of the National Financial Reporting Authority(NFRA), independent accounting and auditing regulator set up by the Government of India.

Prakash Chandra Kandpal Appointed as MD & CEO of SBI General Insurance

Non-life insurer SBI General Insurance Company Limited announced that it has appointed Prakash Chandra(P C) Kandpal as its Managing Director(MD) and Chief Executive Officer(CEO), effective from July 20. He succeeds Pushan Mahapatra

About SBI General Insurance Company Limited
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Tagline– ‘Suraksha aur Bharosa Dono’

Roshni Nadar Becomes 1st Woman to Chair Listed Indian IT firm after taking over as HCL Tech Chairperson

Roshni Nadar Malhotra, India’s richest woman becomes the 1st woman to head a listed Indian IT company as she took over as the Chairperson of HCL Technologies from her father and billionaire Shiv Nadar(Founder & chairman). 

About HCL Technologies
Headquarters– Noida, Uttar Pradesh 
President & CEO– C Vijayakumar

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

DRDO Test Fires ‘Made in India’ Anti Tank guided Nag Missile named “Dhruvastra”

The Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO) conducted the flight trials of the HELINA (Helicopter-launched Nag Missile) anti-tank guided missile named “Dhruvastra” without Helicopter at the Interim Test Range in Balasore, Odisha.

Indian Army Gets DRDO’s Bharat – World’s Most Agile and Lightest Drone for Accurate Surveillance Along China Border

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) provides the drone named “Bharat” – indigenously developed by the Chandigarh based laboratory of DRDO, to the Indian Army to monitor the high altitude areas and mountain terrains along the line of actual control in the Easter Ladakh (China Border).

Russia for the 1st Time Successfully Conducted Flight Tests of the MGTD-20 Gas Turbine Engine made by 3D-printing

The flight tests were held at Kazalbash aviation center in Tatarstan. The production of the aircraft is scheduled on 2021-2022.

OBITUARY

Former Australian test cricketer Barry Jarman passed away at 84


STATE NEWS

Delhi Cabinet Approved Mukhya Mantri Ghar Ghar Ration Yojana,  doorstep delivery of ration scheme 


AP signs MoU with AMUL to help Women Self Help Groups and Boost Milk Cooperatives

The Government of Andhra Pradesh signed a MoU with AMUL (Anand Milk Union Limited) to empower women self-help groups(SGH) and to encourage the cooperatives in government sectors.

Haryana CM Launched E-Sachivalaya Portal, for Online Appointments with CM, Deputy CM and Various Heads of Dept.

Haryana Chief Minister(CM) Manohar Lal Khattar  launched e-Sachivalaya portal( https://esachivalaya.edisha.gov.in/ ), a digital platform to enable people to take online appointments for virtual meetings with the chief minister, deputy CM, ministers and other heads of various departments. 

Punjab Govt Signs MoU with IIT Ropar for Skill Development

The Punjab government signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar, for Skill Development in Chandigarh.