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Current Affairs Of 31 July 2020



Current Affairs Of 31 July 2020

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Current Affairs Of 31 July 2020


INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Defence Ministry of India and Indonesia agree to expand the military ties during Defence Minister Dialogue in New Delhi

the Defence Minister of India, Shri Rajnath Singh and the Defence Minister General of Indonesia Mr. Prabowo Subianto agree to expand the military ties during the Defence Minister’s dialogue held at New Delhi. 

About Indonesia
Capital – Jakarta
Currency – Indonesian Rupiah
President – Joko Widodo

Cabinet approves MoU between India and Zimbabwe on Traditional System of Medicine and Homeopathy

About Zimbabwe:
Capital– Harare
Currencies– United States (US) Dollar, RTGS (Real Time Gross Settlement) dollar
President– Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa

Narendra Modi & Pravind Jugnauth virtually inaugurated Supreme Court building in Port Louis, Mauritius

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth jointly inaugurated the new Supreme Court building of Mauritius in Port Louis through video conference. 

The Supreme Court building has been constructed with Indian grant assistance of US$ 30 million and is the first India-assisted infrastructure project within the capital city of Port Louis.

About Mauritius:
Currency– Mauritian rupee
High Commissioner of India to Mauritius– Tanmaya Lal

SABIC in Spain to Become World’s First Large Scale Chemical Production Plant to Completely Run on Renewable Energy

The Polycarbonate facility of SABIC in Spain, is set to become the World’s first large scale industry to completely run on renewable power on signing a major agreement with Iberdrola, an electricity utility company to secure power from solar power projects.

About SABIC:
CEO– Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan
Headquarters– Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

NATIONAL AFFAIRS
Cabinet approved National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 by replacing NEP, 1986; HRD ministry renamed as Ministry of Education
Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the first education policy of the 21st century i.e. National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 which has replaced 34 years old NPE, 1986. This was announced by Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Keshav Javadekar.

CSIR, UBA-IIT Delhi and VIBHA Signs a Tripartite MoU to Adopt CSIR Technologies for Rural Development

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research(CSIR), Unnat Bharat Abhiyan-Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (UBA-IITD) and Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA), New Delhi signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide access to rural technologies of CSIR for UBA and for the cooperation and actions in the area of UBA towards rural development of India.

About CSIR:
President- Narendra Modi
Vice President- Harsh Vardhan
Director General– Shekhar C. Mande
Headquarters- New Delhi

Dr. Harsh Vardhan released ebook titled “Standard Treatment Guidelines for the Management of Substance Use Disorders and Behavioural Addictions”

The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare (MoH& FW), Dr. Harsh Vardhan, released an ebook, titled ‘Standard Treatment Guidelines (STG) for the Management of Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and Behavioural Addictions’ virtually. 

BANKING & FINANCE

BOB Financial Solutions Limited ropes Fiserv, Inc for Digital Transformation

BOB Financial Solutions Limited(BFSL) has chosen Fiserv, Inc. to enable the digitization of their end-to-end card issuance and processing cycle and support the launch of several new and high-tech products including contactless credit cards, virtual credit cards among others.

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Praj Signed MoU with ARAI to Jointly Develop Advanced Biofuels Application technology

Praj Industries (Praj) and Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under which they will jointly develop advanced biofuels application technology for the usage in industry and transportation.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS   

Aditya’, India’s First Solar Powered Ferry Bags the 1st ‘Gussies’ electric boat awards – Gustave Trouvé Award

Aditya”, India’s first & largest Solar Powered ferry, won the Gustave Trouvé Award under the Excellence in Electric Boats Designed for Paying Passengers category.

Aditya built by Navalt Solar and Electric Boats is operating under the Kerala State Water Transport Department (KSWTD).

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

DIAT Developed ‘Aashray’, the Medical Bed Isolation System to Combat COVID-19

The Defence Institute of Advanced Technology(DIAT) has developed ‘Aashray’, the Medical Bed Isolation System to fight against COVID-19 pandemic by controlling the spread of infection released by the patient. It is a low cost, reusable solution.

The model of Aashray was manufactured by M/s Cleancore Solutions Pvt Ltd. Bhosari, Pune.

Iran Launched the Underground Ballistic Missiles During ‘Great Prophet 14’ Military Exercise

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a paramilitary force, launched the underground ballistic missiles from the depths of the Earth in a completely camouflaged way during the last day of ‘Great Prophet 14’(code name- “Payambar e Azam 14”) military exercise near Gulf waters.  

About Iran:
Capital– Tehran
Currency–  Iranian Rial

SPORTS

England Won the Final Wisden Trophy against West Indies by 2-1

England won the third and final Wisden Trophy test match against the West Indies by 269 runs and won the series by 2-1.


OBITUARY

President of West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee, Somendra Nath Mitra passed away at 78


IMPORTANT DAYS

World day against trafficking in persons – July 30

Theme for 2020World day against trafficking in Person as per United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is “Committed to the Cause: Working on the Frontline to End Human Trafficking”

International Day of Friendship: July 30