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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.

Indian-origin nurse Kala Narayanasamy in Singapore conferred with President’s Award

Indian-origin nurse Kala Narayanasamy(59) in Singapore has conferred with the President’s Award for Nurses for serving on the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic, who was among the five nurses (Tay Yee Kian, Patricia Yong Yueh Li, Alice Chua Foong Sin, Chin Soh Mun).

Hyderabad Ranked 16th in World’s most Surveilled Cities & China tops: Comparitech

As per the new analysis by Comparitech on the World’s Most Surveilled Cities, in 150 major cities across the globe, Hyderabad has positioned in 16th rank among  the list of top 20 cities with the maximum number of Closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance cameras. 

India ranked 3rd in gaining forest area in world; global employment in forestry led by India: FAO


In accordance with the latest Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) 2020 brought out by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN), India has ranked 3rd  among the top 10 countries that have gained in forest areas during 2010-2020. 

About Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO):
Director-General (DG)– Qu Dongyu
Headquarter– Rome, Italy

‘COVID-19 Law Lab’ Initiative launched to provide legal information worldwide

The World Health Organization (WHO) along with other key bodies had launched COVID-19 Law Lab(www.COVIDLawLab.org). 

It is a database of laws that countries had implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 


About WHO:
Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland
Director-General– Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

India, Maldives signed contract for development of Geydoshu Mas Plant in Maldives’ Maradhoo and Hulhudhoo

India and Maldives inked an agreement to set up Geydoshu Mas Plant (Neighborhood Fish Processing Plants) at two islands in the Addu city of Maldives namely Maradhoo and Hulhudhoo. 

About Maldives:
Capital– Male
Currency– Maldivian rufiyaa

Turkmenistan became 25th country with Observer Status in World Trade Organization


Turkmenistan became the 25th country who was granted observer status in the World Trade Organization (WTO) enabling the nation to establish permanent residence at WTO headquarter in Geneva, Switzerland and monitor it’s proceedings. 

About World Trade Organization (WTO):
Director-General– Roberto Carvalho de Azevedo (Retire on August 31, 2020)
Members– 164 countries and 25 Observer nations

Nicaragua becomes the 87th Country to sing the International Solar Alliance Framework Agreement


The Republic of Nicaragua became the 87th country to sign the International Solar Alliance(ISA) Framework Agreement, an initiative to promote sustainable energy, led by India.

About International Solar Alliance(ISA):
Director General Upendra Tripathy
Headquarters– Gurugram, Haryana
About Republic of Nicaragua:
President– Daniel Ortega
Capital– Managua
Currency– Nicaraguan Cordoba Oro (NIO)

Ravi Shankar Prasad Represented India in the G20 Digital Economy Ministers Virtual Meeting Hosted by Saudi Arabia


About G20 or Group of Twenty:

Chairman– Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud 
Current Presidency– Saudi Arabia

India, Maldives inked agreement for establishment of ‘Emergency Medical Services’ in Male

the Government of India (GoI) has signed an agreement with Ministry of Health of Maldives for the establishment of ‘Emergency Medical Services Unit’ at Baa Atoll Dharavandhoo Hospital in latter’s capital Male.  

India ranked among 10 worst countries for working people: ITUC Global Rights Index 2020


In accordance with the 7th edition of “International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) Global Rights Index 2020-The World’s Worst Countries for Workers”, India became the new entrant in the 10 worst countries for working people in the world, with a rating of 5 that states “No guarantee of rights”. The index ranked 144 countries on the basis of respect for workers’ rights.

Pakistan and China signed an Agreement for 700 MW Azad Pattan Hydel Power Project in PoK

Pakistan and Gezhouba Group Company Limited of China signed an Engineer Procurement and Contract EPC agreement for the 700 MW Azad Pattan Hydel Power Project on Jhelum River in the Sudhnoti District of Pakistan occupied Kashmir(PoK). 

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. 

DST launched Rs 15 Crore fund to support India-Russia collaboration joint R&D and cross-country technology adaptation

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) under the Ministry of Science and Technology launched a joint India-Russia Joint Technology Assessment and Accelerated Commercialization Programme in partnership with Russia’s Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises (FASIE)

India extended medical assistance worth about USD 1 million to North Korea under WHO’s anti-tuberculosis programme


About Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK):
Capital– Pyongyang
Currency– North Korean won

First in the World: India builds electrified rail tunnel capable to run double-stack containers 


India builds one kilometer (km) long World’s first electrified rail tunnel that fits double stack containers. It cuts through Aravali mountain on the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC) near Sohna, Haryana.

First by Indian Government: World Class State of the Art Honey Testing Lab was e-inaugurated by Shri Narendra Singh Tomar at Anand, Gujarat


The testing lab was established by National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) in Anand, Gujarat with support of NBB (National Bee Board). 

IIM-Kozhikode start-up develops wearable device ‘Veli Band’


Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM-K) based incubated startup Qual5 India Pvt.Ltd,has developed a wearable device called  ‘Veli Band’  which helps in maintaining social distancing by sending out an alarm in case of proximity with another person.

Pravasi Rojgar app to help migrants find job opportunities: Sonu Sood

Actor Sonu Sood has launched an app “ Pravasi Rojgar” to offer support to workers in finding right job opportunities in various sectors across the country.This  initiative will be supported by community outreach in the villages to find the right employment opportunities for migrant workers in different parts of the country.



Prakash Javadekar virtually launched piloting of National Transit Pass System (NTPS); undertaken in MP & Telangana

Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Keshav Javadekar virtually launched the piloting of the National Transit Pass System (NTPS) from Indira Paryavaran Bhawan in New Delhi, as another step towards Digital India Movement. 

The pilot project will be functional in Madhya Pradesh (MP) and Telangana, and by this Diwali it will be operational in pan India.



Union Home Minister Launches Tree Plantation Campaign-2020 “Vriksharopan Abhiyan” of the Coal Ministry

The Union Home Minister Amit Shah launched ‘Vriksharopan Abhiyan’ the tree plantation campaign of the Coal Ministry in the presence of Shri Pralhad Joshi, Union Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs.



The Navy’s largest Solar plant was inaugurated at the INA, Ezhimala

the Vice Admiral Anil Kumar Chawal, Flag Officer Commanding-in-chief, Southern Naval Command (SNC), virtually employed the 3 MegaWatt (MW) largest Solar Power Plant at the Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Kerala. 



Rs 8767 crore Approved for 81 projects under Special Window for Affordable and Mid Income Housing Investment Fund 

Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman informed that so far Rs 8767 crore has been approved for 81 projects under Special Window for Affordable and Mid Income Housing (SWAMIH) Investment Fund .



APSEZ Becomes the 1st Indian Port and 7th Port Globally to Sign Up for the Science-Based Targets initiative

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ) becomes the 1st Indian port and 7th Port globally to sign up for the Science-Based Targets initiative(SBTi)

About APSEZ:
Head Office– Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Chief Executive Officer and Whole Time Director of APSEZ– Karan Adani



SPRING Project-India & EU Partnered to Purify Sewage Water in Ganga & Godavari Rivers

The IIT (Indian Institute of Technology), Banaras Hindu University (BHU) to develop a biotechnology based water treatment system for the purification of sewage water flowing into the rivers Ganga and Godavari through the SPRING Project

PM Narendra Modi Laid Foundation Stone for Manipur Water Supply Project

About Manipur:
Governor– Najma Akbar Ali Heptulla 
Chief Minister– N Biren Singh
Capital– Imphal

Kakrapar Atomic Power Project’s Unit 3 in Gujarat: India’s First 700 MWe unit to Achieve Criticality


The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited(NPCIL) announced that, Unit-3 of Kakrapar Atomic Power Project(KAPP-3), India’s First 700 MWe (megawatt electric) and indigenously developed Pressurised Heavy Water Reactor(PHWR) in Surat, Gujarat achieved its first criticality – initiation of controlled and sustained nuclear fission reaction.

About Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited(NPCIL):
Chairman & Managing Director– Satish Kumar Sharma
Head Office– Mumbai, Maharashtra

India to Have 60% Renewable Energy by 2030: R K Singh at Webinar On Energy Transition 


About Ministry of Power and Ministry of New & Renewable Energy(MNRE):
Minister of state (IC)– Raj Kumar Singh

Jitendra Singh Launched Restructured Scheme for PM’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration 2020 and Web Portal Virtually


Purpose of restructuring– To recognize the performance of the District Collectors with regard to outcome indicators, economic development, peoples’ participation and redressal of public grievances.


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.

RBI Signed USD 400 mn Currency Swap Facility for Sri Lanka

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has agreed to a USD 400 million currency swap facility for Sri Lanka, valid till November 2022. 

This will help Sri Lanka to meet its short-term international liquidity requirements and to boost its foreign exchange reserves following the economic crisis resulting from COVID-19.


About Sri Lanka
Capital – Colombo, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
Currency– Sri Lankan Rupee
President– Gotabaya Rajapaksa 
Prime Minister– Mahinda Rajapaksa 

ADB and GCF join hands towards ‘green recovery’ on the impacts of COVID-19 disease

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) agreed to partner toward the “Green Recovery”
This is to help hands for the people who are facing the harsh economic impact due to COVID-19 pandemic. 

About ADB
Headquarters– Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila. Philippines 
Membership – 68 countries
President – Masatsugu Asakawa




RBI Releases Report of Committee For Analysis of QR Code headed by Prof. Deepak B Phatak

the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) publicized the “Report of the Committee for Analysis of QR (Quick Response) Code” under the chairmanship of Prof. Deepak B. Phatak on its website for  comments / suggestions of various industry players.



Amazon Pay partnered with Acko General Insurance Ltd to offer auto insurance in India

Amazon Pay, the payments arm of Amazon India has partnered with Acko General Insurance Ltd to offer auto insurance for two and four-wheelers in India, a 100% paperless insurance plan

About Amazon:
Headquarters– Washington, United States
Founder & CEO– Jeff Bezos
About Acko General Insurance Ltd
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
MD & CEO– Varun Dua


ICICI Lombard in partnership with PhonePe launched Hospital Daily cash benefit 

ICICI Lombard in partnership with PhonePe has launched Hospital Daily cash benefit under its Group Safeguard Insurance policy, a sachet-based group insurance product.

It is a customized hospitalisation policy that allows PhonePe users to get an assured amount if they are hospitalised due to injury or illnesses(including COVID-19).

About PhonePe:
HeadQuarter– Bengaluru, Karnataka
Chief Executive Officer(CEO)– Sameer Nigam

Airtel Payments Bank Partnered with NSDC to Skill Rural Youth for Financial Services Sector Jobs

About Airtel Payments Bank:
Headquarters– New Delhi, India
Managing Director(MD) and Chief Executive Officer(CEO)– Anubrata Biswas
About NSDC:
Headquarters– New Delhi, India
MD & CEO- Manish Kumar

Bank of Baroda Launched ‘Insta Click Savings Account’, 100% Paperless Digital Self-Assisted Online Savings Account


About BoB:
Headquarters- Vadodara, Gujarat
MD and CEO– Sanjiv Chadha
Non-Executive Chairman- Hasmukh Adhia

LIC-UBI announced corporate agency pact

Union Bank of India (UBI), after its amalgamation with Corporation Bank and Andhra Bank, has announced a corporate agency agreement with Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) to distribute latter’s policies.

FamPay launched India’s 1st numberless card, Famcard 


FamPay, India’s first Neobank for teenagers, in partnership with IDFC First Bank launched  India’s 1st numberless card, FamCard. FamPay with National Payments Corporation of India(NPCI) developed this card.  

About NPCI:
Registered Office– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Non Executive Chairman– Biswamohan Mahapatra
MD & CEO– Dilip Asbe


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.

RIL becomes world’s second most valuable energy company, overtaking ExxonMobil

Reliance Industries Limited(RIL) became the world’s second most valuable energy company, overtaking American oil giant ExxonMobil after its market capitalisation(m-cap) reached over Rs 14 lakh crore(14.1 trillion or USD 189.3 billion). Aramco tops the list. ExxonMobil has an m-cap of USD 184.7 billion.


About RIL:
Chairman & Managing Director (CMD)– Mukesh Dhirubhai  Ambani
Headquarter– Mumbai, Maharashtra

India’s GDP to contract by 6% in FY21: DBS 

As per the report of DBS(Formerly,  Development Bank of Singapore), Singaporean brokerage, India’s Gross domestic Product(GDP) will contract by 6%(-6%) in FY21 as the economy is yet to stabilise the COVID -19 infection curve and the due to the caseload in the economically key states. 

RIL becomes the 1st Indian company to reach Market Cap of Rs 13 lakh crore; Becomes 48th largest company in market cap globally


Globally, Saudi Aramco is the company with the highest market cap of $1.7 trillion, followed by Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and Alphabet.

India’s GDP to contract by 6.1% in FY21: Nomura

About Nomura Holdings, Inc:
Headquarters– Tokyo, Japan
President and Group CEO– Kentaro Okuda

India’s HIL supplied 20.60 MT of DDT 75 % WP to South Africa for malaria control

Kannan C S Warrier of IFGTB, receives 2019 National Award of Excellence for Outstanding Research in Forestry from ICFRE

Kannan CS Warrier, Senior Principal Scientist (Scientist F) at the Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding (IFGTB) received the 2019 National Award of Excellence for Outstanding Research in Forestry from the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE).

Environmental activist Greta Thunberg won 1st edition Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity

Prof. R. Narayanaswamy of IIM Bangalore appointed as the Chair of the Technical Advisory Committee of NFRA

 R. Narayanaswamy, Professor of Finance and Accounting in Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore was appointed as the Chair of the Technical Advisory Committee(TAC) of the National Financial Reporting Authority(NFRA), independent accounting and auditing regulator set up by the Government of India.

Prakash Chandra Kandpal Appointed as MD & CEO of SBI General Insurance

Roshni Nadar Becomes 1st Woman to Chair Listed Indian IT firm after taking over as HCL Tech Chairperson


Roshni Nadar Malhotra, India’s richest woman becomes the 1st woman to head a listed Indian IT company as she took over as the Chairperson of HCL Technologies from her father and billionaire Shiv Nadar(Founder & chairman). 

About HCL Technologies
Headquarters– Noida, Uttar Pradesh 
President & CEO– C Vijayakumar


APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS    

MHRD sets up panel to form guidelines for more students studying in India headed by UGC chairman 

Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Union Minister of Human Resource Development announced that the ministry has set up a committee headed by UGC Chairman, D.P. Singh to form guidelines and suggest measures to ensure that more students study in India and there is a smooth transition for students returning from abroad due to COVID-19 situation.

Mr. Partha Pratim Sengupta appointed as MD and CEO of IOBIndian Overseas Bank (IOB) has appointed Mr. Partha Pratim Sengupta as its new Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and his tenure ends by December 31, 2022 or until further orders. 


Mr. Sahil Seth appointed as honorary advisor for BRICS CCI

    

The DG/RPF, Shri Arun Kumar, nominated as the Vice-Chairman of the UIC, security platform

the DG of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) Shri Arun Kumar, has been nominated as the Vice -Chairman of the Security platform of the Paris – based Union UIC from July 2020 to July 2022

This was intimated by the DG (Director General) of UIC (Union Internationale Des Chemins/International Union of Railways) Mr. Francois Davenne, to the Chairman of Railway Board, Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav.

ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS       

CCI Approved Acquisition of Krishnapatnam Port Company Limited by Adani Ports and SEZ Limited  


The Competition Commission of India(CCI)  has approved the acquisition of Krishnapatnam Port Company Limited(KPCL) by Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited(APSEZ). The proposed combination envisages acquisition of equity shareholding and full management control of KPCL by APSEZ

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).

Late Arnab Chaudhry honored by Legend of Animation Award 2020: TMG



Arnab Chaudhuri posthumously awarded with The ‘Legend of Animation’ award, 2020. This award is instituted by the Toonz Media Group (TMG) as a part of the Animation Masters Summit (AMS), 2020 – Digital Edition.  

Mukesh Ambani, fifth-richest Man in the World with Net Worth $75 billion: Forbes Real-Time Billionaires List


Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) Chairman & CEO Mukesh Ambani (63), became the world’s fifth-richest man in the world with an estimated wealth of 77.3 billion USD, according to the real-time ranking of billionaires by Forbes


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

Nitin Jairam Gadkari Launches Mentoring Platform ‘RestartIndia’ to Support MSME Sector 


Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise(MoMSME), launched www.restartindia.com, a mentoring platform.It was initiated jointly by Muthoot Fincorp and INKtalks to support the MSME sector to restart the business across the nation.

China Launches Tianwen-1: China’s First Rover Mission to Mars


About China:
President– Xi Jinping
Capital– Beijing
Currency– Renminbi

DRDO Test Fires ‘Made in India’ Anti Tank guided Nag Missile named “Dhruvastra”

The Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO) conducted the flight trials of the HELINA (Helicopter-launched Nag Missile) anti-tank guided missile named “Dhruvastra” without Helicopter at the Interim Test Range in Balasore, Odisha.

Indian Army Gets DRDO’s Bharat – World’s Most Agile and Lightest Drone for Accurate Surveillance Along China Border


Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) provides the drone named “Bharat” – indigenously developed by the Chandigarh based laboratory of DRDO, to the Indian Army to monitor the high altitude areas and mountain terrains along the line of actual control in the Easter Ladakh (China Border).

Russia for the 1st Time Successfully Conducted Flight Tests of the MGTD-20 Gas Turbine Engine made by 3D-printing

The flight tests were held at Kazalbash aviation center in Tatarstan. The production of the aircraft is scheduled on 2021-2022.

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.

ISL becomes 1st league in South Asia and 7th in Asia to join the World Leagues Forum


The Hero Indian Super League (ISL) joins the World Leagues Forum (WLF), the association of Professional football leagues. It is the first league from South Asia and seventh in Asia to join the WLF.

BOOKS & AUTHORS

A book titled “The Endgame” authored by Hussain Zaidi


S Hussain Zaidi,a well known crime writer has recently written a novel named “The Endgame”.It was published by the HarperCollins India.The book speaks about the politics, betrayal, and unimaginable terror.

The book titled “The Pandemic Century”, by British Medical Historian Mark Honigsbaum


The Pandemic Century, A History of Global Contagion from the Spanish Flu to Covid-19”, by the british medical historian Mark Honigsbaum covers 10 outbreaks in the past 100 years, dating from the Spanish Flu (1918) to the present day Coronavirus (2019). The book is published by Penguin Publishers.

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




Pi approximation day 2020: July 22


National Broadcasting Day 2020 – July 23



OBITUARY

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

Tanzania’s former President Benjamin Mkapa dies 

About Tanzania:
Prime Minister- Kassim Majaliwa
Capital & Currency: Dodoma & Tanzanian Shilling


Eminent Danseuse Amala Shankar Passes Away at 101 in Kolkata


Veteran Odia Actor Bijay Mohanty passes away at 70


Veteran Odia Actor Bijay Mohanty has passed away at the age of 70 years in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, who earned National Film Award in his debut film, Chilika Tire and famous for his negative roles in films including Samay Bada Balaban, Naga Phasa, Danda Balunga and Chaka Bhaunri.

Former Australian test cricketer Barry Jarman passed away at 84

State news

Lt. Governor, G.C Murmu announced the ‘Macadamisation Program’ for improvement of roads across J-K


TN government signed 16 MoUs worth Rs 5,137 crore with companies for employment creation


The Tamil Nadu(TN) government has signed 16 Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) worth Rs 5,137 crore to create employment opportunities  for over 6,555 people. 

About Tamil Nadu:
Governor– Banwarilal Purohit
National Parks(NP)– Gulf of Mannar Marine NP, Guindy NP, Mudumalai NP, Mukurthi NP.

5-day Sub-Tropical Fruit Expo 2020 was organised by Horticulture dept of Haryana 

About Haryana:
Capital- Chandigarh
Chief Minister- Manohar lal Khattar

Punjab Cabinet Approved a USD 285.71 million project for canal-based water supply  


The Punjab Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh approved a USD 285.71 million(over Rs 2,130 crore) project for canal-based water supply for Amritsar and Ludhiana cities through video conferencing. 

Delhi Cabinet Approved Mukhya Mantri Ghar Ghar Ration Yojana,  doorstep delivery of ration scheme 


AP signs MoU with AMUL to help Women Self Help Groups and Boost Milk Cooperatives


The Government of Andhra Pradesh signed a MoU with AMUL (Anand Milk Union Limited) to empower women self-help groups(SGH) and to encourage the cooperatives in government sectors.

Haryana CM Launched E-Sachivalaya Portal, for Online Appointments with CM, Deputy CM and Various Heads of Dept.

Haryana Chief Minister(CM) Manohar Lal Khattar  launched e-Sachivalaya portal( https://esachivalaya.edisha.gov.in/ ), a digital platform to enable people to take online appointments for virtual meetings with the chief minister, deputy CM, ministers and other heads of various departments. 

Punjab Govt Signs MoU with IIT Ropar for Skill Development

The Punjab government signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar, for Skill Development in Chandigarh.

GEDCOL and NHPC signed MoU to develop floating solar power projects in Odisha


The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) through video conference with The Green Energy Corporation of Odisha Limited (GEDCOL) to develop floating solar power projects with a total capacity of 500 Megawatts (MW) in the state of Odisha.