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Weekly Current Affairs Of July 2nd week


INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

NITI Aayog presented India’s 2nd Voluntary National Review at UN’s High-Level Political Forum; held virtually



The theme of HLPF is “Accelerated action and transformative pathways: realizing the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development”.

Mean Average Global Temperature could rise by 1.5° Celsius in 5 years: WMO

The United Nations (UN) weather Agency, World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in its “Global Annual to Decadal Climate Update for 2020-2024” has forecasted that the annual mean global temperature is likely to be at least 1° Celsius above pre-industrial levels (1850-1900) in each of the coming five years (2020-2024) and there is a 20% chance that it will exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 Fahrenheit) in at least one year. Overall, it is very likely to be within the range 0.91 – 1.59°C.

About World Meteorological Organization (WMO):
Secretary-General (SG)– Petteri Taalas
Headquarter– Geneva, Switzerland 
Members– 187 Member States and 6 Member Territories

WHO sets up Independent Panel for evaluation of global COVID-19 response 


The Panel will be co-chaired by former Prime Minister of New Zealand Helen Elizabeth Clark and former President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

About WHO:
Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland
Director General– Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus 
Chief Scientist– Soumya Swaminathan

PM Modi addresses inaugural session of 3-day virtual India Global week 2020 organized in UK

Prime Minister (PM) Shri Narendra Modi has addressed the inaugural session of 3-day virtual India Global week 2020 based on the theme ‘Be The Revival: India and a Better New World’ organized in UK (United Kingdom) by India Inc.

India Ranked 8th for Cancer Preparedness among 10 Asia-Pacific Countries; Australia Tops: EIU Report


In accordance with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report on “Cancer preparedness in Asia-Pacific: Progress towards universal cancer control”, India has been ranked eighth with an overall score of 51.6 for cancer preparedness among 10 Asia-Pacific countries. 

New Admin and Academic block of Shree Mahadev Masta Chaturdev Campus Funded by India inaugurated virtually in Nepal 


The administrative and academic block of Shree Mahadev Masta Chaturdev Campus, constructed with the assistance of India under the Nepal-Bharat Maitri Development Cooperation programme at a cost of Nepali Rupees(NR) 35.11 million(around Rs 22 million or Rs 2.20 crore) was inaugurated in Nepal’s Mugu district through Video Conference(VC). 
Implementation– This construction was implemented by the District Coordination Committee, Mugu.
About Nepal:
Capital– Kathmandu
President– Bidhya Devi Bhandari
Prime Minister– Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli

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

NATGRID signed MOU with NCRB to access database that links around 14,000 police stations

The National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) to access the centralised online Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) database for getting details of First Information Reports (FIRs) and stolen vehicles. The project aims to go live by December 31, 2020.

About National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB):
Director– Ram Phal Pawar
Headquarters– New Delhi

Smart City Mission opens the registration for India Cycles4Change Challenge


The Smart City Mission of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs opened the registration for India Cycles4Change Challenge launched by Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State Housing and Urban Affairs .

PM Modi Inaugurates Asia’s Largest Solar Power Project – Rewa Solar Project in Madhya Pradesh

Asia’s largest Solar Power project: Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power Project in Madhya Pradesh is inaugurated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, through video conferencing. It reduces emission equivalent to 15 lakh tonne of carbon dioxide per year.

About Madhya Pradesh:
Capital- Bhopal
Chief Minister- Shivraj Singh Chauhan

EESL Inked Agreement with NOIDA authority to Install EV Charging Units and Related Infrastructure

Ministry of Culture Released the First five Re-printed Volumes of Mongolian Kanjur Manuscripts

Indian Navy Completes “Operation Samudra Setu” by repatriating 3992 Indian from 3 countries

Indian Navy has successfully completed its 55 days and 23,000 kilometers long ‘Operation Samudra Setu’, which was launched on May 5, 2020 as a part of the national effort to repatriate (bring back) Indian citizens from 3 countries of MaldivesIran, and Sri Lanka during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

T-Hub Partners with MeitY And Digital India to Lead Scale Up Program for Hardware Startups

T-Hub announced their partnership with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology(MeitY) and Digital India to lead the scale up program of Digital India for hardware and Internet of Things(IoT) startups and to support the startups with investments and market access.

Rajnath Singh e-Inaugurated Rs 43 cr Six Strategic Bridges in J&K; Built by Border Road Organisation

These were built in a record time by the Project Sampark of Border Road Organisation (BRO). 



  • Tarnah-I Bridge (160m)
  • Tarnah-II Bridge (300m)
  • Palwan Bridge (91m)
  • Ghodawala Bridge (151m) 
  • Pahadiwala Bridge (61m)
  • Panyali Bridge (31m)
About Border Road Organisation (BRO)
Director General– Lt Gen Harpal Singh
Headquarters– New Delhi

CBDT signed an MoU with SEBI for the Data Exchange

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the data exchange between the two organisations via video conference.

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Launches BLUIS, First of its Kind in India to Use Space Technology & Artificial Intelligence to Monitor Government Lands


The Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik, launched the Bhubaneswar Land Use Intelligence System (BLUIS), a flagship development of the General Administration and Public grievances departments.

About Odisha:
Chief Minister– Naveen Patnaik
Governor– Ganeshi Lal
Capital– Bhubaneswar 

IIT Alumni Council Signs MoU with CSIR-IGIB for Joint Research on COVID-19 & Patient Data Analysis


 The Alumni Council of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT AlumniCouncil) signed an agreement for joint research on COVID-19 and patient data analysis with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research – Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB).

IIT-H collaborates with NVIDIA to establish India’s 1st NVIDIA AI Technology Centre


Indian Institute of Technology – Hyderabad(IIT-H) collaborates with NVIDIA to establish  India’s first ‘NVIDIA Artificial Intelligence(AI) Technology Centre'(NVAITC) to speed up the research work on AI and its commercial purpose. 

About NVIDIA:
NVIDIA is a multinational technology company,
Headquarters- California, United States
Co-Founder, President and CEO– Jensen Huang

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. 

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

India’s annual median GDP growth in FY21 to contract 4.5%; Possibility of V shaped recovery: FICCI survey

About FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry):
Secretary General– Dilip Chenoy
President– Sangita Reddy
Headquarter– New Delhi

US remain India’s top trading partner in 2019-20 with Rs 8,875 cr bilateral trade


About Ministry of Commerce and Industry:
Union Minister– Piyush Goyal (Constituency- Maharashtra)
Minister of State (MoS)– Hardeep Singh Puri, Som Parkash

BSE signs MoU with IIT Alumni Council to Encourage Startups Listing and Develop a ‘High Investor Depth’ Platform 


The partnership will ensure transparency of the entity, improvement in governance, market discovery of share price, provide liquidity for private equity investors and enable retail participation.

Google Launches $10 Billion Digitization Fund in India


after a virtual meeting with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Alphabet Inc. Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai announced an investment of $10 billion (Rs 75,000 crore) in India which will be utilised in another five to seven years to digitize the Indian Economy.

Google will partner with CBSE and provide new initiatives to digitize classrooms.

It partners with Prasar Bharti, a public broadcasting agency for edutainment series for small and medium-sized business in the country.

About Google:
Headquarters- California, United States
CEO- Sundar Pichai
About CBSE:
Headquarters- New Delhi
Chairperson- Manoj Ahuja, I.A.S

Tamil Nadu Tops Market Borrowings Among States in India With a Collection of ₹30,500 crore for 2020-21 : RBI

According to data from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Tamil Nadu (TN) has topped market borrowings among States in India with a collection of Rs.30,500 crore in the fiscal 2020-21(FY 21).

Global economy to contract by 5.2 pc in 2020: Report

In accordance with the Dun and Bradstreet’s (D&B) Country Risk and Global Outlook Report, which has covered 132 countries, the global economy is likely to contract by 5.2% in 2020.


BANKING & FINANCE

Visa Partners with Federal Bank to Deploy Visa Secure to the Bank’s Cardholders

Visa Secure will provide additional authentication layers for issuers and merchants to combat online frauds. 

About Visa:
Headquarters– Foster City, California
Chairman and CEO– Alfred F. Kelly, Jr.
About Federal Bank:
Headquarters– Aluva, Kerala
MD & CEO– Shyam Srinivasan

ADB Renews MoU with IEA to Scale up Collaboration on Energy Sector Sustainability and Resilience

Asian Development Bank (ADB) has renewed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with International Energy Agency (IEA) during IEA’s Clean Energy Transitions Summit 2020 with the aim to further increase the collaboration on sustainability with a focus on energy sector resilience in Asia and the Pacific.

About International Energy Agency (IEA):
Headquarters– Paris, France
Executive Director– Fatih Birol

ADB & Qatar-based EAA Foundation To Work Jointly For Quality Primary Education Project worth $100 million

ADB has entered into a 5-year agreement with Qatar-based Education Above All (EAA) Foundation to work jointly for project worth of $100 million to put at least 3.2 lakh out-of-school children, including refugees and internally displaced children into quality primary education.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will help India and 9 other Asian nations to ensure quality education for the out-of-school and at-risk children in the primary level.

IRDAI removes Rs 5 lakh cap on sum insured for Arogya Sanjeevani policies amid COVID-19

Arogya Sanjeevani, is a product for which all insurers are mandated to offer had a cap of Rs 5 lakh on the sum insured and the minimum cover for it was of Rs 1 lakh. The regulator has now allowed insurers to offer sum insured as low as Rs 50,000 with no upper limit. The sum insured has to be in multiples of Rs 50,000.

About IRDAI:
Headquarters– Hyderabad, Telangana
Chairman– Dr. Subhash Chandra Khuntia

Mastercard to Invest Rs 250 cr to Support SMEs in India Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Mastercard has announced that it will invest Rs 250 crore(USD 33 million) to support Indian Small and Medium Enterprises(SMEs).

About MasterCard:
Headquarters– New York, United States
Chief Executive Officer– Ajay Banga ( Michael Miebach will take over as CEO on January 2021)

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


ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS  

Qualcomm Ventures buys 0.15% stake in Jio Platforms for Rs 730 crore

US-based Qualcomm Ventures, the investment arm of chipmaker Qualcomm Incorporated to invest upto Rs 730 crore in Reliance Industries Limited(RIL)’s Jio Platforms for 0.15% stake.



About Qualcomm Ventures:
Headquarters– California, United States
Senior Vice President & Global Head– Quinn Li

CCI approves Proposed Combination Involving Eros Plc, STX and Marco


The Competition Commission of India(CCI) has approved the proposed combination which involves Eros International Plc(Eros Plc), STX Filmworks Inc(STX) and Marco Alliance Limited (Marco).

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS 

IAA named ISRO Chief K Sivan As the Recipient of 2020 Von Karman Award

The International Academy of Astronautics(IAA) has announced Dr. Kailasavadivoo Sivan, Chief of Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) as the recipient of the 2020 Von Karman Award, the highest distinction of the IAA. 

The award will be presented to Dr.K.Sivan in March 2021 at Paris.

About International Academy of Astronautics (IAA):
Founder– Dr Theodore Von Karman
Headquarters– Paris, France

NTPC Wins CII-ITC Sustainability Awards 2019

NTPC Limited(formerly- National Thermal Power Corporation Limited) wins CII-ITC Sustainability Award 2019 under the category Corporate Excellence for Outstanding Accomplishment. 

About NTPC:
Registered Office– New Delhi, India
Chairman and Managing Director– Gurdeep Singh


Chhattisgarh’s Chief Minister Darpan Portal and Mobile App Receives Elites Excellence Awards 2020 by IT Institutions 


The Chief Minister Darpan Portal and Mobile app, which contains the details of the schemes of the Government of Chhattisgarh received the Elites Excellence Awards 2020 by the IT institution Elites Technomedia under the Digital India Initiative. 

About Chhattisgarh:
Chief Minister– Bhupesh Baghel
Governor– Anusuiya Uikey
Capital– Raipur

Sachin Awasthi is honoured as the Top Publicist in Global Humanitarian Award 2020 – London


Sachin Awasthi, the president of National Media Club and Founder of Shri Ram Seva Mission was honoured with the “Top Publicist” award in the Global Humanitarian Awards 2020 held as a webinar over a virtual platform in London.

About World Humanitarian Drive (WHD):
Founder & Chairman– Abdul Basit Syed
Headquarters– London, United Kingdom

Indian Battalion Wins the Annual UNIFIL Environment Award for 2020

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col awarded the annual environment awards of UNIFIL to 7 mission entities.

Nadaun Police Station of Himachal Pradesh declared as one of the best in India

Amit Shah, The Union Minister of Home Affairs announced the Annual Ranking of Police Stations for 2019 prepared by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India in the Director General of Police’s (DGP’s) conference.  Nadaun Police Station of Hamirpur District in Himachal Pradesh is ranked as one of the best Police Stations of India.

About Himachal Pradesh:
Chief Minister– Jai Ram Thakur
Governor–  Bandaru Dattatraya
Capital– Shimla (Summer) & Dharamshala (Winter)


APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS

Poland’s Incumbent Andrzej Duda Wins Presidential Election

Andrez Sebastin Duda of the Law and Justice (PiS) party won the Presidential Election of Poland with 51.2% of votes leaving behind Warsaw Mayor Rafał Trzaskowski (49% of votes).


About Poland:
Capital: Warsaw
Currency: Polish zloty

SEBI Restructures Advisory Committee on Mutual Funds Under the Chairmanship of Usha Thorat

About Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI):
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chairman– Ajay Tyagi

Manipur’s Gyanendro Ningombam Named as officiating president of Hockey India, Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad Resigns


The Hockey India(HI) in its Executive Board meeting named Manipur’s Gyanendro Ningombam, who was senior vice-president in the federation, as officiating president till the end of September 2022 after Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad resigned on July 07, 2020 due to personal and family commitments.

IRDAI Constitutes 9-member Working Group Headed by Suresh Mathur to Look into the Possibility of Forming ‘Pandemic Risk Pool’


About Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI):
Location– Hyderabad, Telangana
Chairman– Subhash Chandra Khuntia

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

Google relaunches Google Plus as Google Currents

Google, an Internet search giant has relaunched Google plus(shutdown on april 2019) as Google Currents, it helps to exchange documents and have meaningful discussion by enabling  leaders and workers to exchange ideas across the organization and collect valuable feedback & input from other people.

NITI Aayog’s AIM launched ATL App Development Module for school students & teachers nationwide; #TinkerfromHome

as a part of Atal Tinkering Lab (ATL) initiative of Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog has launched pan India “ATL App Development Module”, a free online course for school students and teachers on the lines of the Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi’s vision of AtmaNirbhar Bharat. Developed by NITI Aayog’s AIM and Indian startup, Plezmo, this course will comprise six project-based learning modules and online mentoring sessions.


About NITI Aayog:
Chairman– Narendra Modi
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Amitabh Kant 
Headquarter– New Delhi

ISRO to Launch Brazil’s Amazonia-1 Earth Observation Satellite on PSLV

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is set to launch the Amazonia – 1 onboard the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) as a primary payload by August 2020. Amazonia -1 is Brazil’s first satellite for Earth observation – designed, assembled and tested in Brazil.



About ISRO:
Chairman– Dr.K. Sivan (Secretary of Department of Space(DoS))
Headquarters– Bengaluru, Karnataka

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

Lewis Hamilton Won the Styrian Grand Prix in Spielberg

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes Driver won the Styrian Grand Prix(GP) in Spielberg, Austria with this win Hamilton has won at least one race of his 14-year career on the circuit.

Raneem El Welily, Top Ranked Women Squash Player, Announced Retirement


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


BOOKS & AUTHORS

A book titled ‘His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama: An Illustrated Biography’ Authored by Tenzin Geyche Tethong to be Released



The book is to be released in October 2020 and is published by Roli Books

IMPORTANT DAYS

Malala Day 2020 –  July 12



The United Nations(UN) designated 12th July of every year as Malala Day, to commemorate the birthday of Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist and the youngest recipient of the Nobel prize for peace. In 2013 first “Malala Day: An Education for All Children” was celebrated.


OBITUARY

Veteran Gujarati Journalist, Columnist, Writer and Padma Shri Awardee Nagindas Sanghvi Passed Away at 100



Jack Charlton, England’s Former World Cup Winner passed away at 85

Ivory Coast PM, Presidential Candidate Amadou Gon Coulibaly Passed Away

About Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire):
Capital: Yamoussoukro
President: Alassane Ouattara
Currency: West African CFA franc


Veteran Actor-Comedian Jagdeep passed away at 81 

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


STATE NEWS

MP Govt to Launch ‘Roko -Toko’, a Campaign for those who do not Wear Masks

Madhya Pradesh has announced to launch a campaign ‘Roko -Toko’, which means stop and campaign for those who do not wear masks. It is to ensure that all wear masks as the usage of masks is made mandatory in all public places in the state.



Flipkart Signs MoU with Government of Karnataka to Promote Local Arts, Crafts And Handlooms

About Flipkart:
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Kalyan Krishnamurthy 
Chief Operating Officer (COO)– Sriram Venkataraman
Head Office– Bengaluru, Karnataka

Maharashtra Govt & SBI to Set up Stress Fund to Revive Slum Rehabilitation Authority projects


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

Manipur CM N. Biren Singh Virtually Inaugurates 5 Water Supply projects, worth Rs 48.39 crore and Rapid Antigen Detection Testing Centre 

About Manipur:
Capital– Imphal
Governor– Najma Heptulla

Rajasthan Launches “Pure for Sure” Week Long Campaign to Ensure Purity of Dairy Products – July 8 – 14


About FSSAI:
Chairperson– Rita Teaotia
CEO– Arun Singhal
Executive Director– Rajeev kumar Jain
Headquarters– New Delhi

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