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Today Top Current Affairs 17 July 2020

Today Top Current Affairs 17 July 2020

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National

Shripad Naik initiated 5th edition of conference on Aerospace and Defence Manufacturing Technologies

Shripad Naik
  • On 15th July 2020, Shripad Yesso Naik ji has started off the 5th edition of conference on Aerospace and Defence (A&D) Manufacturing Technologies in New Delhi. The conference was held in the collaboration of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Tamil Nadu Technology Development and Promotion Centre (TNTDPC) and Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM). Read Full News Here

About Ministry of Defence:
Union Minister of Defence- Rajnath Singh
Minister of State Defence- Shri Shripad Yesso Naik

Defence Ministry cede capital procurement powers to Armed Forces

capital procurement powers
  • Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has decided to entrust capital procurement powers to Armed Forces. this decision came out after Meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council which was headed by Defence Mantri Rajnath Singh. due to this, the Armed Forces will get instant Capital Acquisition Cases upto Rs 300 crores to complete their emergent operational requirements. Read Full News Here

About Ministry of Defence:
Union Minister of Defence- Rajnath Singh
Minister of State Defence- Shri Shripad Yesso Naik

PM MOdi will address High-Level Segment of ECOSOC on 17th July

PM Modi
  • A High-Level Segment of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) session is going to be hosted on 17th july 2020. Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is going to address the session virtually at the United Nations in New York.

Highlights –

  • The annual High-level Segment includes a diverse group of high-level representatives from the govts, the private sector, civil society, and academia. Read Full News Here

To Support Startups with COVID-19 Solutions, Atal Innovation Mission Teams are with Ministries

  • Atal Innovation Mission(AIM), flagship initiative of NITI Aayog has made teams in order to find the potential startups with effcetive COVID-19 solutions and develop and scale up the solutions with Ministries and its partners.
  • The whole initiative was started off under the directions of Dr Vijay Raghavan, Principal Scientific Advisor to the Indian Govt and Dr Vinod Paul, Member Health of NITI Aayog.

About NITI Aayog:
Chairman– Narendra Modi
CEO– Amitabh Kant
Headquarters– New Delhi
Website – niti.gov.in
Formed – 1 January 2015

International

A new Trade Route between India and Bhutan

A new Trade
  • India and Bhutan has jointly opened a new trade route between Jaigaon in West Bengal and Ahlay, Pasakha in Bhutan to set up a new and easy connectivity and it will also help to boost trade between India and Bhutan during the COVID-19 Virus pandemic.

Jaigaon-Ahlay route:

  • With opening new route, it will increase a movement of industrial raw materials and goods from India country to Pasakha Industrial Estate. Read Full News Here

About Bhutan:
Prime Minister– Lotay Tshering
Capital– Thimphu
Currency– Bhutanese Ngultrum

To Provide Career Counselling to Young People, UNICEF India with SAP India

  • The United Nations International Children’s Fund(UNICEF) India is going to provide career counseling to young people that will help to improve their skills to boost employment opportunities for them. UNICEF has made partnership with SAP India for this movement. Read Full News Here

Military Level meeting held between India and China

Military Level meeting
  • In order to address the prevailing situation, India helds discussions with china using established military and diplomatic channels. Commanders from People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and Indian Army joined the meet from Indian side and meet was held at Chushul. Read Full News Here

Awards

International Press Freedom Awards 2020

  • The Committee to Protect Journalists(CPJ) has made an announcement of International Press Freedom Awards 2020CPJ has named for Journalists Shahidul Alam (Bangladesh), Iranian Journalist Mohammad MosaedNigerian Journalist Dapo Olorunyomi and Svetlana Prokopyeva from Russia. these four Journalists will be awarded with International Press Freedom Awards 2020 for their courageous actions. apart from this, lawyer Amal Clooney also has been kept in the awards list 2020 and will receive Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award 2020. Read Full News Here

Appointment

Prime Minister of Tunisia Elyes Fakhfakh resigns from post

 Elyes Fakhfakh
  • Prime Minister of Tunisia Elyes Fakhfakh has given his resignation from PM post and submitted to the President of Tunisia. His resignation came after a campaign to oust him in a vote of no confidence gathered momentum and to avoid more conflicts between state institutions in the nation. Read Full News Here

About Tunisia:
Capital– Tunis
Currency– Tunisian Dinar(TND)

Science and Technology

P7 Heavy Drop System for IL 76 aircraft :DRDO

  • DRDO has developed successfully P7 Heavy Drop System (HDS). this P7 Heavy Drop System (HDS) will have ability to drop military stores such as vehicles/ ammunitions/ equipments up to Seven(7)-ton weight class from IL 76 aircrafts. Heavy Drop System (HDS) is made of platform & specialised parachute system and become a part of the Indian Army. Read Full News Here

Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Conjugate Vaccine

  • The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare(MoHFW) has shared an information among public that Drug Controller General of India(DCGI) has provided its approval to launch India’s first fully indigenously developed vaccine against pneumonia named as Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Conjugate Vaccine. M/s. Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd based Pune, has developed this Vaccine. After granting permission by DCGI, Company will introduce vaccine domestically. Read Full News Here

Obituary

Cartoonist Avad Bin Hassan Jami passed away

  • 77 years old famous cartoonist Avad Bin Hassan Jami, has taken his last breath in Jamnagar, Gujarat. he was known as “Jami”. his cartoons had published in leading Gujarati daily newspapers and news magazines for the period of two decades.

Sports

Qatar ready to host FIFA World Cup 2022

  • FIFA has taken decision that the match schedule for World Cup 2022 will be hosted between 21th November and 18 December 2022 and Qatar will host FIFA World Cup 2022 tournament. Four matches will be played by teams in a day. matchs are to be played at Al Bayt Stadium, Qatar. Read Full News Here

State

117th birthday Anniversary of Ex CM of Tamil Nadu state K Kamaraj, celebrated as Educational Development Day

  • The former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Shri K.Kamaraj ji’s 117th birth anniversary has been observed as Tamil Nadu’s Educational Development Day. it aims to remind people about his contribution to boost the school education facilities of Tamil Nadu state. he was known as “King Maker”.
  • In the year 2006, The Tamil Nadu state Govt brought a development and celebration bill that highlighted 15th july as “Educational Development Day” in order to remember Perunthalaivar Kamarajar’s contributions. Read Full News Here

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