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Current affairs of 8 July 2020



Current affairs of 8 July 2020


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Current affairs of 8 July 2020


INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

India rises one place to 34th in JLL’s 11th edition of the Global Real Estate Transparency Index 2020; UK tops

According to the 11th edition of the ‘Global Real Estate Transparency Index 2020’, which covers 99 countries and territories and 163 cities, released by Jones Lang LaSalle’s (JLL)India has improved by one place to 34th with a total score of 2.69 under ‘semi-transparent’ zone.

New School Infrastructure worth Rs 1.94 cr Funded by India inaugurated in Nepal via Video Conferencing

A new four-storey school building, developed with the Indian assistance of Rs 1.94 crore (Nepalese Rupees (NR) 31.13 million) under the Nepal-Bharat Maitri Development Cooperation programme has been inaugurated in Shri Saptmai Gurukul Sanskrit Vidyalaya, located in Ilam district of Nepal to boost the learning environment for students. 

About Nepal:
Capital- Kathmandu
Prime Minister– Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli
President– Bidhya Devi Bhandari 

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Indian Coast Guard & Indonesia Coast Guard sign MoU to boost maritime relations

In order to bolster the comprehensive strategic partnership between India and Indonesia, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and Indonesian Coast Guard (Badan Keamanan Laut Republik Indonesia).

About Indonesia:
Capital– Jakarta
Currency– Indonesian rupiah
President– Joko Widodo

New Building of IARI, Jharkhand named after Dr.Shyama Prasad Mukherjee

The new administrative and academic building of the Indian Agricultural research Institute(IARI),at Gouria Karma in Hazaribagh, Jharkhand is named after Dr.Shyama Prasad Mukherjee the founder of Bharatiya Jan Sangh, on the event of his birth anniversary.

Assam Government to Upgrade Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary to National Park amid Coal Mining Row

The government of Assam has decided to upgrade the 111.942 sq km Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary into a national park, located within the larger Dehing Patkai Elephant Reserve, following the National Board of Wildlife’s (NBWL) conditional clearance to a coal mining project by Coal India Limited (CIL) in the 98.59 hectares of Dehing Patkai Elephant Reserve.

About Assam:
Chief Minister (CM)- Sarbananda Sonowa
Capital– Dispur
Governor– Prof. Jagdish Mukhi

Central Govt approved funds for Implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) in Himachal Pradesh & Goa

during a video conference between Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh (HP) Jairam Thakur, Union Government has allocated Rs. 326.20 Crore for the effective implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) in Himachal Pradesh for FY 2020-21. Including the state’s share the total funds available for providing Functional Household Tap Connection (FHTC) is Rs. 371 Crore.

The government of India has allocated Rs. 12.40 Crore for FY20-21 to Goa on the basis of Annual Action Plan (AAP) presented by the state to the Ministry of Jal Shakti. The funds have been increased from Rs. 3.08 Crore. 

BANKING & FINANCE

Fino Payments Bank launches ‘Bhavishya’ Savings Account for Minors Aged between 10-18 years

Fino Payments Bank Limited  launched ‘Bhavishya‘, a savings account scheme for minors aged between 10-18 years. 

About Fino Payments Bank Limited:
Headquarters– Maharashtra 
MD and CEO– Rishi Gupta

Karur Vysya Bank Ties- up with Star Health Insurance For Bancassurance

About Karur Vysya Bank:
Headquarters– Karur, Tamil Nadu.
President & Chief Operating Officer(COO)- Natarajan Jagannathan
Tagline– Smart Way to Bank

Deutsche Bank and Google Cloud to Enter into a Multi-Year, Strategic Partnership

The partnership  focuses on redefining how the bank develops and offers its financial services. 

About Deutsche Bank:
Headquarters– Frankfurt, Germany
Chief Executive Officer(CEO)– Christian Sewing
President– Karl von Rohr

Liberty General Insurance launches ‘Liberty Assure’, an industry 1st service

The auto insurance customers who avail this service, are not required to pay the ‘Compulsory Deductible’ cost for every claim.

In addition to this no premium will be charged from the buyers to provide this unique cost-effective feature at the time of raising a claim/loss. 

About Liberty General Insurance:
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
CEO and Whole Time Director– Roopam Asthana

Ola Enters into a Strategic Partnership with PhonePe to Enhance its Digital Payments Experience for its Customers

This partnership will help Ola users to link their existing PhonePe account with their Ola account to make payments for future rides. 

About Ola:
Headquarters– Bengaluru, Karnataka
Co-Founder &Chief Executive Officer(CEO)– Bhavish Aggarwal 
About PhonePe:
Headquarters– Bengaluru, Karnataka
CEO– Sameer Nigam

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS

Sijo Kuruvilla George Appointed to Centre’s Committee on Science and Tech Policy

Sijo Kuruvilla George, CEO of startup village and founder of Re-think Foundation has been selected as a member of Central Government’s Expert Committee on Science and Technology Policy led by Harkesh Mittal (also heads the department of Science and Technology).

Govt Appoints Injeti Srinivas as the 1st Chairman IFSC Authority

Government appointed former corporate affairs secretary and IAS officer, Injeti Srinivas as the 1st chairman of the International Financial Services Centre Authority(IFSCA) for a 3 years term. 

Jayant Krishna is Appointed as the First India Based CEO of UKIBC

UK India Business Council(UKIBC) announced that Jayant Krishna has accepted the Invitation of UKIBC to become the Group’s new Chief Executive Officer(CEO) and became the first India based CEO of UKIBC. 

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

ICMR-NIV in Collaboration with Bharat Biotech Develops India’s First COVID-19 Vaccine – COVAXIN

Bharat Biotech India Ltd(BBIL) in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR) – National Institute of Virology(NIV)developed India’s first COVID-19 vaccine – Covaxin (BBV152 COVID vaccine). The vaccine is developed and manufactured by the BSL-3(Bio Safety Level- 3) high containment facility of BBIL.

SPORTS

Indian boxer Amit Panghal secures top spot in AIBA World Men’s Ranking 2020 in 52kg category; Manju world’s second best boxer in Women’s ranking

Amit Panghal has been ranked first in the world ranking of main elites of 52 kg weight category with a total of 1300 points. At the same time, Manju Rani has got the second place in women’s rankings in 48 kg with 1175 points.

About AIBA:
Headquarters– Lausanne, Switzerland
President– Gafur Rakhimov

OBITUARY

Two Times Oscar Winner, Ennio Morricone, Italian Composer Passed Away at 91

STATE NEWS

Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa Launched a Scheme “Weavers Samman Yojana”

Chief Minister of Karnataka B.S. Yediyurappa launched “Weavers Samman Yojana” to provide financial assistance of Rs 2000 for about 19,744 handloom weavers in the state, through Direct Benefit Transfer.

About Karnataka:
Capital: Bangalore
Governor: Vajubhai Vala

Haryana passed “Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Ordinance, 2020” to reserve 75% private sector jobs for locals

About Haryana:
Capital– Chandigarh
Governor– Satyadeo Narain Arya

Maharashtra CM Launches ‘Maha Jobs portal’, an online platform to Provide Employment Opportunities

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray launched the ‘Maha Jobs Portal’(https://mahajobs.maharashtra.gov.in/), an online platform to provide employment opportunities to local residents of the state by connecting job seekers with employers. 

Himachal Pradesh becomes first state with 100% LPG Connections

Himachal Pradesh has become the first state in the country where 100% households have liquefied petroleum gas(LPG) connections, announced by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while interacting with the beneficiaries of ‘Himachal Grihini Suvidha Yojana’ through video conferencing.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath inaugurates “Mission Vriksharopan-2020” to plant 25 crore saplings across UP

Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh inaugurated “Mission Vriksharopan-2020” in Kukarel Forest, Lucknow, on account of Guru Purnima, under which around 25 crore saplings of medicinal, herbal, environmental, fruit producing, shady, fodder plants of around 201 species will be planted across the state.

About Uttar Pradesh:
CM– Yogi Adityanath
Governor– Anandiben Patel
Capital– Lucknow

West Bengal CM launches “SelfScan” document scanning app 

Mamta Banergee, The Chief Minister of West Bengal launches “SelfScan” app developed by the state’s Information Technology department as an alternative to Camscanner (One of the chinese apps recently restricted in India)

Madhya Pradesh: “Intzaar Aap Ka” Social Media Campaign to Attract Tourists

“Intzaar Aap Ka” campaign is started by the Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board(MPTB), over the social media platform in Madhya Pradesh to attract tourists with taglines and the description of the tourism destinations of the State.

About Madhya Pradesh:
Chief Minister– Shivraj Singh Chauhan
Governor– Anandiben Patel
Capital– Bhopal