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Current Affairs Of 26&27 July 2020



Current Affairs Of 26&27 July 2020

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Current Affairs Of 26&27 July 2020


INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Indian-origin nurse Kala Narayanasamy in Singapore conferred with President’s Award

Indian-origin nurse Kala Narayanasamy(59) in Singapore has conferred with the President’s Award for Nurses for serving on the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic, who was among the five nurses (Tay Yee Kian, Patricia Yong Yueh Li, Alice Chua Foong Sin, Chin Soh Mun).

Hyderabad Ranked 16th in World’s most Surveilled Cities & China tops: Comparitech

As per the new analysis by Comparitech on the World’s Most Surveilled Cities, in 150 major cities across the globe, Hyderabad has positioned in 16th rank among  the list of top 20 cities with the maximum number of Closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance cameras. 

India ranked 3rd in gaining forest area in world; global employment in forestry led by India: FAO

In accordance with the latest Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) 2020 brought out by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN), India has ranked 3rd  among the top 10 countries that have gained in forest areas during 2010-2020. 

About Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO):
Director-General (DG)– Qu Dongyu
Headquarter– Rome, Italy

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

DST launched Rs 15 Crore fund to support India-Russia collaboration joint R&D and cross-country technology adaptation

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) under the Ministry of Science and Technology launched a joint India-Russia Joint Technology Assessment and Accelerated Commercialization Programme in partnership with Russia’s Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises (FASIE)

India extended medical assistance worth about USD 1 million to North Korea under WHO’s anti-tuberculosis programme

About Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK):
Capital– Pyongyang
Currency– North Korean won

First in the World: India builds electrified rail tunnel capable to run double-stack containers 

India builds one kilometer (km) long World’s first electrified rail tunnel that fits double stack containers. It cuts through Aravali mountain on the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC) near Sohna, Haryana.

First by Indian Government: World Class State of the Art Honey Testing Lab was e-inaugurated by Shri Narendra Singh Tomar at Anand, Gujarat

The testing lab was established by National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) in Anand, Gujarat with support of NBB (National Bee Board). 

IIM-Kozhikode start-up develops wearable device ‘Veli Band’

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM-K) based incubated startup Qual5 India Pvt.Ltd,has developed a wearable device called  ‘Veli Band’  which helps in maintaining social distancing by sending out an alarm in case of proximity with another person.

BANKING & FINANCE

RBI Signed USD 400 mn Currency Swap Facility for Sri Lanka

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has agreed to a USD 400 million currency swap facility for Sri Lanka, valid till November 2022. 

This will help Sri Lanka to meet its short-term international liquidity requirements and to boost its foreign exchange reserves following the economic crisis resulting from COVID-19.

About Sri Lanka
Capital – Colombo, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
Currency– Sri Lankan Rupee
President– Gotabaya Rajapaksa 
Prime Minister– Mahinda Rajapaksa 

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

RIL becomes world’s second most valuable energy company, overtaking ExxonMobil

Reliance Industries Limited(RIL) became the world’s second most valuable energy company, overtaking American oil giant ExxonMobil after its market capitalisation(m-cap) reached over Rs 14 lakh crore(14.1 trillion or USD 189.3 billion). Aramco tops the list. ExxonMobil has an m-cap of USD 184.7 billion.

About RIL:
Chairman & Managing Director (CMD)– Mukesh Dhirubhai  Ambani
Headquarter– Mumbai, Maharashtra

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS      

Late Arnab Chaudhry honored by Legend of Animation Award 2020: TMG

Arnab Chaudhuri posthumously awarded with The ‘Legend of Animation’ award, 2020. This award is instituted by the Toonz Media Group (TMG) as a part of the Animation Masters Summit (AMS), 2020 – Digital Edition.  


APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS        

MHRD sets up panel to form guidelines for more students studying in India headed by UGC chairman 

Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Union Minister of Human Resource Development announced that the ministry has set up a committee headed by UGC Chairman, D.P. Singh to form guidelines and suggest measures to ensure that more students study in India and there is a smooth transition for students returning from abroad due to COVID-19 situation.


OBITUARY

Tanzania’s former President Benjamin Mkapa dies 

About Tanzania:
Prime Minister- Kassim Majaliwa
Capital & Currency: Dodoma & Tanzanian Shilling


Eminent Danseuse Amala Shankar Passes Away at 101 in Kolkata


STATE NEWS

Lt. Governor, G.C Murmu announced the ‘Macadamisation Program’ for improvement of roads across J-K


TN government signed 16 MoUs worth Rs 5,137 crore with companies for employment creation

The Tamil Nadu(TN) government has signed 16 Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) worth Rs 5,137 crore to create employment opportunities  for over 6,555 people. 

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

5-day Sub-Tropical Fruit Expo 2020 was organised by Horticulture dept of Haryana 

About Haryana:
Capital- Chandigarh
Chief Minister- Manohar lal Khattar