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Current Affairs Of 25 July 2020



Current Affairs Of 25 July 2020

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Current Affairs Of 25 July 2020


INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

‘COVID-19 Law Lab’ Initiative launched to provide legal information worldwide

The World Health Organization (WHO) along with other key bodies had launched COVID-19 Law Lab(www.COVIDLawLab.org). 

It is a database of laws that countries had implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

About WHO:
Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland
Director-General– Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus


NATIONAL AFFAIRS


Pravasi Rojgar app to help migrants find job opportunities: Sonu Sood

Actor Sonu Sood has launched an app “ Pravasi Rojgar” to offer support to workers in finding right job opportunities in various sectors across the country.This  initiative will be supported by community outreach in the villages to find the right employment opportunities for migrant workers in different parts of the country.



Prakash Javadekar virtually launched piloting of National Transit Pass System (NTPS); undertaken in MP & Telangana

Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Keshav Javadekar virtually launched the piloting of the National Transit Pass System (NTPS) from Indira Paryavaran Bhawan in New Delhi, as another step towards Digital India Movement. 

The pilot project will be functional in Madhya Pradesh (MP) and Telangana, and by this Diwali it will be operational in pan India.


Union Home Minister Launches Tree Plantation Campaign-2020 “Vriksharopan Abhiyan” of the Coal Ministry

The Union Home Minister Amit Shah launched ‘Vriksharopan Abhiyan’ the tree plantation campaign of the Coal Ministry in the presence of Shri Pralhad Joshi, Union Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs.


The Navy’s largest Solar plant was inaugurated at the INA, Ezhimala

the Vice Admiral Anil Kumar Chawal, Flag Officer Commanding-in-chief, Southern Naval Command (SNC), virtually employed the 3 MegaWatt (MW) largest Solar Power Plant at the Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Kerala. 


Rs 8767 crore Approved for 81 projects under Special Window for Affordable and Mid Income Housing Investment Fund 

Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman informed that so far Rs 8767 crore has been approved for 81 projects under Special Window for Affordable and Mid Income Housing (SWAMIH) Investment Fund .


APSEZ Becomes the 1st Indian Port and 7th Port Globally to Sign Up for the Science-Based Targets initiative

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ) becomes the 1st Indian port and 7th Port globally to sign up for the Science-Based Targets initiative(SBTi)

About APSEZ:
Head Office– Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Chief Executive Officer and Whole Time Director of APSEZ– Karan Adani


SPRING Project-India & EU Partnered to Purify Sewage Water in Ganga & Godavari Rivers

The IIT (Indian Institute of Technology), Banaras Hindu University (BHU) to develop a biotechnology based water treatment system for the purification of sewage water flowing into the rivers Ganga and Godavari through the SPRING Project


BANKING & FINANCE

ADB and GCF join hands towards ‘green recovery’ on the impacts of COVID-19 disease

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) agreed to partner toward the “Green Recovery”
This is to help hands for the people who are facing the harsh economic impact due to COVID-19 pandemic. 

About ADB
Headquarters– Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila. Philippines 
Membership – 68 countries
President – Masatsugu Asakawa



RBI Releases Report of Committee For Analysis of QR Code headed by Prof. Deepak B Phatak

the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) publicized the “Report of the Committee for Analysis of QR (Quick Response) Code” under the chairmanship of Prof. Deepak B. Phatak on its website for  comments / suggestions of various industry players.


Amazon Pay partnered with Acko General Insurance Ltd to offer auto insurance in India

Amazon Pay, the payments arm of Amazon India has partnered with Acko General Insurance Ltd to offer auto insurance for two and four-wheelers in India, a 100% paperless insurance plan

About Amazon:
Headquarters– Washington, United States
Founder & CEO– Jeff Bezos
About Acko General Insurance Ltd
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
MD & CEO– Varun Dua


ICICI Lombard in partnership with PhonePe launched Hospital Daily cash benefit 

ICICI Lombard in partnership with PhonePe has launched Hospital Daily cash benefit under its Group Safeguard Insurance policy, a sachet-based group insurance product.

It is a customized hospitalisation policy that allows PhonePe users to get an assured amount if they are hospitalised due to injury or illnesses(including COVID-19).

About PhonePe:
HeadQuarter– Bengaluru, Karnataka
Chief Executive Officer(CEO)– Sameer Nigam


APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS          

Mr. Partha Pratim Sengupta appointed as MD and CEO of IOB

Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) has appointed Mr. Partha Pratim Sengupta as its new Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and his tenure ends by December 31, 2022 or until further orders. 

Mr. Sahil Seth appointed as honorary advisor for BRICS CCI


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Nitin Jairam Gadkari Launches Mentoring Platform ‘RestartIndia’ to Support MSME Sector 

Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise(MoMSME), launched www.restartindia.com, a mentoring platform.It was initiated jointly by Muthoot Fincorp and INKtalks to support the MSME sector to restart the business across the nation.

BOOKS & AUTHORS

A book titled “The Endgame” authored by Hussain Zaidi

S Hussain Zaidi,a well known crime writer has recently written a novel named “The Endgame”.It was published by the HarperCollins India.The book speaks about the politics, betrayal, and unimaginable terror.

IMPORTANT DAYS

Pi approximation day 2020: July 22


STATE NEWS

Punjab Cabinet Approved a USD 285.71 million project for canal-based water supply  

The Punjab Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh approved a USD 285.71 million(over Rs 2,130 crore) project for canal-based water supply for Amritsar and Ludhiana cities through video conferencing. 

Obituary

Veteran Odia Actor Bijay Mohanty passes away at 70

Veteran Odia Actor Bijay Mohanty has passed away at the age of 70 years in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, who earned National Film Award in his debut film, Chilika Tire and famous for his negative roles in films including Samay Bada Balaban, Naga Phasa, Danda Balunga and Chaka Bhaunri.