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Today Top Current Affairs 07 July 2020

Today Top Current Affairs 07 July 2020

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State

1. In order to Supply Power Directly on the Railway Overhead Line, Indian Railways plans for Solar Plant in Bina

  • The Ministry of Railways has planned to set up solar power plants on its vacant unused lands on mega scale and decided to utilise solar energy for meeting its traction power requirements to be a complete ‘Green mode of transportation’.
  • With the help of Solar Power, it will give acceleration to the mission of Shri Piyush Goyal ji, the Union Minister of Railways to get ‘Net Zero’ Carbon Emission Railway.
  • The Railways of India will be as the first (1st) transport organisation that will be able to energy self- sufficient.

About Indian Railways:
Union Minister: Shri Piyush Goyal
Minister of State: Shri Angadi Suresh Channabasappa
Headquarters: New Delhi
Founded: 16 April 1853

About BHEL:
Chairman & MD: Nalin Singhal
Headquarters: New Delhi
Founder: Government of India
Founded: 1964

2. CBSE makes Partnerships with Facebook For Curriculum on Digital Safety, Augmented Reality

  • The HRD Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has announced that in order to launch a curriculum on Digital Safety and Online well-being and Augmented Reality (AR) for students and educators, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has made partnership with Facebook.
  • The main purpose of it is to ensure online well-being of students and teach them for the future of work.

About CBSE:
Headquarters: New Delhi
Chairman: Manoj Ahuja I.A.S
Founded: 1962

About Facebook:
Headquarters: Menlo Park, California, United States
CEO: Mark Zuckerberg
Founded: February 2004

International

3. SDG Index 2020

  • As per SDG index 2020, India has got 117th rank with a score of 61.92. it shows that India is facing a lot of major challenges in 10 of the 17 SDGs such as zero hunger, good health, gender inequality and so on.
  • However, Sweden country has got thr first place in the indexing which scores 84.72. 166 UN Member States were included to study under SDG index 2020.

4. 5 MoUs between India and Afghanistan

  • The Indian govt has signed 5 Memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with the neighbour country Afghanistan in order to make bilateral development partnership strong.
  • Objective – is to develop educational infrastructure in four Afghan provinces they are : Badakhshan, Nooristan, Farah and Kapisa.

About Afghanistan:
Capital: Kabul
Currency– Afghan afghani
President– Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai

5. INFORM Risk Index 2020

  • As per INFORM Report 2020:Shared evidence for managing crises and disasters, India has got 31st position with a score of 5.4.
  • Somalia country has topped in the indexing, it scored inform risk of 8.9. in the report, 191 countries were analyzed.

Banking

6. Digital Solution, ‘Loan in Seconds’

  • The private Bank YES Bank has introduced a digital solution named as Loan in Seconds. it will help for instant disbursement of retail loans. apart from this, it will also evaluate the loan applications in real-time and will help to remove the need for documentation.

About YES Bank:
Headquarters– Mumbai
MD and CEO- Prashant Kumar
Founder: Rana Kapoor
Tagline– Experience our Expertise
Founded: 2004

Appointments

7. NHRC installs 1-Member Committee to Assess Covid-19 Impact on Human Rights, K S Reddy will be as head of Committee

  • The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has established a 11- members committee that will work to study impact of coronavirus (Covid-19) on human rights of individuals. The president of Public Health Foundation of India Dr K S Reddy, has chosen as head of committee.

About National Human Rights Commission (NHRC):
Headquarters– New Delhi
Chairman– Justice H. L. Dattu
Formed: 12 October 1993
Headquarters: New Delhi
First executive: Ranganath Misra

Science and Technology

8. Reliance launches JioMeet

  • The Reliance Industries ownered by Mukesh Ambani, has introduced a video conferencing app named as JioMeetJioMeet will provide unlimited free calling and can be seen as a rival to Zoom.
  • Before launching JioMeet app, beta testing was done and later, Company made available the app across Android, iOS, Windows, macOS and web.
  • JioMeet will provide its support in HD audio and video call quality with up to 100 participants and will offer features such as screen sharing, meeting schedule feature and so on.
  • JioMeet will enable Calls for 24 hours and along with it, App will ensure encrypted and password-protected meetings.

9. IIT Roorkee Develops Unisaviour – Disinfection Box

  • The researchers of Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee(IIT-R) has developed the disinfection box named as UnisaviourUnisaviour box will be helpful to sterilise various personal belongings to minimise the COVID-19 transmission.
  • The team of researchers which was led by Prof. Soumitra Satapathi, Laboratory of Integrated Nanophotonics and Biomaterials, made this box.

Sports

10. Akash as India’s 66th Grandmaster

  • 23-year-old Akash has got new achivement of being 66th Grandmaster of India. On 5th July 2020, Akash earned his 3rd Grandmaster norm in the National senior chess championship in Majhitar (Sikkim).
  • however, his rating has dropped from Elo mark of 2500. to reach at rating, Akash has played five tournaments in the world in last three months. Akash has played in Wijk Aan Zee (The Netherlands), Copenhagen (Denmark), Prague and Liberec (Czech Republic).

Books

11. Urjit Patel, Ex RBI Governor wrote a Book titled ‘Overdraft: Saving the Indian Saver’

  • The Former governor of India’s Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Shri Urjit Patel has written a book titled ‘Overdraft : Saving the Indian Saver’. his books focuses on Non-Performing Assets (NPAs) realted issues that are affecting on Indian banking in last years and also its causes. HarperCollins India has published his book. it is expected that his book will be availble in the market by the end of this month.

Important Days

12. World Zoonoses Day 2020

  • Every year, People like to celebrate the day of 6th July as World Zoonoses Day across the world. the main purpose of this day is to emphasise and create awareness amongst people and make them teach to in order to take the right actions. apart from this, On 6th July 1885, Louis Pasteur administered first vaccination against a zoonotic disease.

State

13. Mission Organic Development Initiative & Greenhouse Project  

  • The Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh shri Radha Krishna Mathur has started off Mission Organic Development Initiative(M.O.D.I) and Greenhouse Project. it will aim to lead the Union Territory (UT) on a sustainable path, over a virtual platform from Raj Niwas, Ladakh.

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