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Current Affairs Of 4 July 2020



Current Affairs Of 4 July 2020

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Current Affairs Of 4 July 2020


INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

77.9% Russians Grant Putin Right to Extend His Rule Until 2036

The 78% Russian electorate have voted in favour of constitutional amendments that will allow 67 years old President Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036

About Russia:
Capital– Moscow
Currency– Russian Rouble
Prime Minister– Mikhail Vladimirovich Mishustin



NATIONAL AFFAIRS

DAC approves Rs 38,900 cr capital acquisition of equipment for armed forces; 33 fighter jets to be procured

Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has given its consent for the capital acquisition of various platforms and equipment required by the Indian Armed Forces, Army, Navy and the Air Force, worth Rs 38,900 crore.


Union HRD Minister and Union Health Minister Launched Drug Discovery Hackathon 2020 (DDH2020)

Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, the Union Minister of HRD(Human Resource Development) and Dr. Harsh Varadhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare and minister of Science and Technology launched the Drug Discovery Hackathon (DDH2020)  through an online platform in the presence of Shri Sanjay Dhotre, Minister of State(HRD).


NHAI to set up India’s 1st govt sponsored InvIT, Forms Committee to Appoint Senior Management for its Investment Manager Board

National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) is undertaking the establishment of India’s first government or semi government promoted Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvIT) under the Indian Trust Act, 1882 and Securities and Exchange Board of India (Infrastructure Investment Trusts) Regulations, 2014 to facilitate investment in the highway sector. 


BANKING & FINANCE

ADB Joins Network For Greening the Financial System as Observer

Asian Development Bank (ADB) has joined the Paris (France)-based Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) as an observer.

About Asian Development Bank (ADB):
Headquarters– Mandaluyong, Philippines
President– Masatsugu Asakawa
Membership– 68 countries



RBI conducted OMO of purchase and sale of G-secs for Rs 10,000 cr each; Borrowing facility to banks extended till Sept 30, 2020

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) conducted the simultaneous purchase of Government Securities (G-Secs), and sale of day treasury bills (DTBs) under Open Market Operations (OMO) for Rs 10,000 crore each as a part of “Operation Twist”.


HDFC Bank to Offer ‘ZipDrive’, an Online Instant Auto Loans to its Customers


HDFC Bank announced that it will offer ‘ZipDrive’, an online instant auto loan to its customers  in 1,000 cities. 
About HDFC Bank:
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Managing Director(MD)– Aditya Puri 

Kotak Mahindra Bank & Innoviti Collaborates to Offer EMIs on Kotak Debit Cards Swiped on Innoviti POS Terminals

To provide Equated Monthly Installments(EMI) billing options on Kotak Debit Cards which are swiped on Innoviti Point of Sale(POS) terminals. 

About Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited:
Registered Office– Mumbai,  Maharashtra
Managing Director & CEO– Uday Kotak


ECONOMY & BUSINESS

India’s External debt increased by 2.8% to $558.5 bn in FY20: RBI data

In accordance with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data, India’s external debt stood at $558.5 billion in March 2020, an increase of $15.4 billion or 2.8% as compared to the March 2019.


India’s GDP Likely to Contract by 6.4% in 2020-21 due to Lockdown: Care Ratings

About CARE Rating:
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Ajay Mahajan 


AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS       

Hardeep Singh Puri Launches Toolkit for 6th Edition of Annual Cleanliness Survey of Urban India ‘Swachh Survekshan 2021’

Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA),has launched the toolkit for sixth edition of the annual cleanliness survey of urban India ‘Swachh Survekshan (SS) 2021’conducted by MoHUA.

About Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs:
Headquarters– New Delhi
Secretary– Durga Shanker Mishra


Freya Thakral, Delhi School Girl Added to 2020’s Diana Award roll of Honours

the birth anniversary of Princess Diana, Freya Thakral, a 13 year old student of the British School New Delhi received the 2020 Diana Award for her humanitarian work towards the ragpickers of Delhi.


Kritika Pandey, became overall winner of the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

The commonwealth writers announced Kritika Pandey, the winner of asian region prize as the overall winner of the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize  for her story, “The Great Indian Tee and Snakes”. 


APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS



Sukhbir Singh Sandhu, Chairman of NHAI gets 6 months extension

Sukhbir Singh Sandhu, the Chairman of National Highway Authority of India gets a 6 months extension in his tenure as Chairman of NHAI.


ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS 

Intel Capital to buy 0.39% stake in Jio Platforms for Rs 1,894.50 crore 

US based Electronic chip maker Intel’s investment arm, Intel Capital to buy 0.39% stake in Reliance Industries Limited(RIL)’s Jio Platforms  for Rs 1,894.50 crore


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

IIT Kanpur Develops Virtual Classroom Aid, ‘Mobile Masterjee’

It is a classroom-to-home teaching setup, which enables students to record teachers’ lectures/instructions while using  smartphones. It is developed by the Imagineering Lab of IIT Kanpur.


Researchers Found Jupiter Like Planet :TOI-849b,  First Ever Planetary Core

TOI-849b was found in a survey of stars by NASA’s  Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS).


SPORTS

Lt Col Bharat Pannu Becomes First Indian To Secures Podium Position In International Ultracycling Race: Finished 3rd In 1st Edition VRAAM 2020

Lt Col Pannu finished with a total distance of 4086km in 12 days and a total elevation gain of 71,000 meters in a stationary bicycle in Pimple Nilakh, Pune.


OBITUARY

Veteran Bollywood Choreographer Saroj Khan Passes Away



STATE NEWS

Delhi Govt to Launch ‘Podhe Lagao Prayavaran Bachao’, a 17 day Campaign to Reduce Air Pollution

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai informed that a  17 day campaign ”Podhe Lagao, Paryavaran Bachao” (Plant Trees, Save Environment) will be launched from July 10 to July 26  from the National Highway(NH) 20 near ITO to reduce air pollution. During the campaign 31 lakh saplings  will be planted.


Dadasaheb Phalke and Sahitya Akademi Winner Ratnakar Matkari Posthumously Honoured by Maharashtra Government

The Natvarya Prabhakar Panshikar award comprises a citation, a memento and a cash prize of Rs.5 Lakh.

About Maharashtra:
Capital– Mumbai
Chief Minister– Uddhav Thackeray
Governor– Bhagat Singh Koshyari