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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

India & UK tie up for new 8 Million Pounds Medicinal Research

Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, The Minister of State for South Asia and the Commonwealth announced funding and tie up between the United Kingdom(UK) and India for five new medicinal research projects worth 8 million pounds (around Rs.78 crore) to tackle the anti-microbial resistance to support the combat against antibiotic resistant bacteria and genes during his ‘virtual visit’ to India.

About United Kingdom(UK):
Prime Minister– Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson
Capital– London
Currency– Pound sterling


NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Nitin Gadkari inaugurated upstream carriageway of Mahatma Gandhi bridge in Bihar

the two lanes are completed of the 4-lane bridge which is being renovated at a cost of Rs 1,742 crore

About Bihar:
Capital– Patna
Governor– Phagu Chauhan


Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri launches ARHCs Knowledge Pack and Launches mobile app of CREDAI 

Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Hardeep Singh Puri released the Affordable Rental Housing Complexes Pack through Video Conferencing on July 31, 2020.


Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ Launches India Report – Digital Education June 2020 prepared by  Department of School Education & Literacy

Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ Union Minister for Human Resource Development(HRD) launched the compilation India Report – Digital Education June 2020 prepared by the Department of School Education & Literacy under the Ministry of Human Resource Development on the innovative initiatives on remote learning through digital education.


AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS       

66th SKOCH Summit Awards: Ministry of Tribal Affairs receives SKOCH Gold Award for “Empowerment of Tribals through IT enabled Scholarship Schemes”

The SKOCH Awards were presented over a virtual platform at the 66th SKOCH Summit at New Delhi.  The 66th SKCOH 2020 Competition was entitled “India Responds to COVID Through Digital Governance” and the Ministry of Tribal Affairs(MoTA) participated in the “Digital India & E-Governance” 2020 competition.


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

India, Israel Collaborated to develop rapid testing for COVID-19 in under 30 seconds

About Israel:
Capital– Jerusalem
Currency– Israeli Shekel


OBITUARY

Sahitya Akademi Awardee Sa. Kandasamy passed away at 81 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu




BOOKS & AUTHORS

‘Greenlights’ the debut book authored by Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey


IMPORTANT DAYS

World Breastfeeding Week 2020 – Aug 1-7

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated annually in the first week of August (from 1st of August to 7th of August) around 120 countries in the World.

The theme for the year 2020 is, “Support Breast feeding for a healthier planet”.

STATE NEWS


Madhya Pradesh launched “Ek Mask-Anek Zindagi” public awareness campaign from August 1-15



Maharashtra Govt. Approved MagNet project worth Around Rs 1,000 crore to Help Farmers; 70% funded by ADB

About Maharashtra

Capital– Mumbai
Governor– Bhagat Singh Koshyari
Chief Minister- Uddhav Thackeray
About ADB:
Headquarters- Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippine
President-Masatsugu Asakawa


Haryana’s Forest department used drone for aerial seeding to increase green cover in Aravallis

In order to improve green cover in the inaccessible Aravalli area of Haryana’s Faridabad district, the Haryana forest department has used drone technology to shower 50,000 seeds pallets covered with a mixture of clay and compost. This ‘seeding drone’ is designed by an Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT)-Kanpur backed startup. 

About Haryana:
Chief Minister– Manohar Lal Khattar
Governor– Satyadev Narayan Arya
Capital– Chandigarh