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Current Affairs Of 29 July 2020



Current Affairs Of 29 July 2020

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Current Affairs Of 29 July 2020


BANKING & FINANCE

IRCTC and SBI Card launched a Co-branded Contactless Credit Card on RuPay Platform 

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited(IRCTC) and SBI Card launched a co-branded contactless credit card, IRCTC -SBI Platinum Card on RuPay Platform to reward the frequent railway(train) travellers. 

Bharti AXA General Insurance Launched Crop Insurance Campaign, ‘Bohot Zaroori Hai’ for Farmers

Bharti AXA General Insurance has launched its crop insurance campaign,’Bohot Zaroori Hai’ for farmers in Maharashtra and Karnataka to encourage them about their yield protection and financial security.

About Bharti AXA General Insurance
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director– Sanjeev Srinivasan

SBI provided USD 16.20 million liquidity support for local businesses in Maldives as COVID-relief

On the occasion of Independence Day of the Maldives on July 26, 2020, the largest Indian public sector bank, State Bank of India (SBI) provided liquidity support of USD 16.20 million as a COVID-relief for the Government of Maldives to overcome liquidity shortage. 

About Maldives:
Capital– Male
Currency– Maldivian rufiyaa
President– Ibrahim Mohamed Solih

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

GoI funded 10 Broad Gauge Locomotives handed over to Bangladesh by Indian Railways in a virtual ceremony

Indian Railways handed over the specifically modified 10 railway broad gauge locomotives to Bangladesh, which will help in handling the increasing volume of passenger and freight train operations in Bangladesh. 

About Bangladesh:
Capital– Dhaka
Currency– Bangladeshi taka
President– Mohammad Abdul Hamid

PM Modi Launched High Throughput COVID-19 Testing Facilities at Kolkata, Mumbai & Noida

Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually launched three high throughput COVID-19 testing facilities at Kolkata, Mumbai and Noida to increase the test capacity by 10000 tests per day in each city.
About ICMR:
Director-General– Prof. Balram Bhargava.
Headquarters– New Delhi

India’s GDP boosts to 2.5% by AI : Report by ICRIER, Google & NASSCOM

About Nasscom:
Headquarters– New Delhi, India
President– Debjani Gosh.

India to set up Solar Power Plant in Sri Lanka

Under the aegis of International Solar Alliance(ISA) NTPC Ltd, Largest power generation utility of India plans to establish solar power plants in Sri Lanka as a part of the strategy to exhibit the presence of India in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) amid China’s attempt to attract nations into the “Belt and Road” initiative.

About International Solar Alliance(ISA):
Director General– Upendra Tripathy
Headquarters– Gurugram, Haryana

GAIL and CCSL signs MoU to partner in Compressed BioGas projects in India

GAIL(India) limited and Carbon Clean Solutions Limited (CCSL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the project development opportunities in the Compressed Biogas(CBG) value chain in India.

About GAIL (India) Ltd:
Chairman & Managing Director– Manoj Jain
Head Office– New Delhi

Home Minister Amit Shah Distributed 100 Electric Potters Wheels to Artisans of Gujarat

Under the ‘Kumhar Sashaktikaran Yojana’ of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) Union Home Minister Amit Shah distributed 100 electric potters wheels to 100 trained artisans of Gujarat in a programme at the Gandhinagar constituency through video conferencing from New Delhi.

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Indian oil and France’s Total formed 50:50 JV to make superior quality bitumen

Indian Oil Corporation(IOC) has formed an equal(50:50) Joint Venture(JV) with France’s Total S.A. to manufacture and market high-quality innovative bitumen derivatives and superior quality products like polymer-modified bitumen, crumb rubber modified bitumen among others for the growing road-building industry in India.


APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS         

Former Coal India chief Anil Kumar Jha to head Expert Appraisal Committee

the government has appointed former chairman of Coal India Ltd. (CIL), Anil Kumar Jha, as a member of Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) that deals with violation of environment rules.

Indian climate activist Archana Soreng becomes a member of António Guterres’s new Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change

The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres named Archana Soreng among 7 members to his new Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change.

Tata AIA Life Insurance Appointed Naveen Tahilyani as its new MD & CEO

Mr. Naveen Tahilyani was appointed as the new Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive officer (CEO) of the Tata American International Assurance (AIA). His appointment was under regulatory approval from Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI). 

Alok Misra Appointed as CEO and Director of MFIN

Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN), a Self-Regulatory Organisation (SRO) for the microfinance industry announced that Dr. Alok Misra will take over the present CEO, Harsh Shrivastava on 1st August 2020 as the New Chief Executive Officer(CEO) and Director.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Ram Vilas Paswan launched ‘BIS-Care’ App to Check the Authenticity of ISI and Hallmark Quality Certified Products

About BIS
Headquarters– New Delhi, India
Director General– Pramod Kumar Tiwari 

IMPORTANT DAYS

World Hepatitis Day 2020 – July 28

The theme of 2020 World Hepatitis Day is “Hepatitis-free future” focusing on prevention of Hepatitis B among mothers and newborns.

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

International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystems 2020  – July 26