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Indian Navy do Exercises in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
- On 17th July 2020, the Navy of india has done its major Naval exercises in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. this exercises aimed to show of strategic intents against China during the current military conflicts in the Northeastern borders in Ladakh.
About Indian Navy:
Chief of Naval Staff (CNS)– Admiral Karambir Singh
About Andaman and Nicobar Islands:
Established – 1 November 1956
Lieutenant Governor– Devendra Kumar Joshi
Chief Secretary – Chetan Bhushan Sanghi
Capital– Port Blair
All NE states’s Capitals will be connected via rail network by 2023
- The Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav ji has made an announcement that the connectivity of all capitals of North-Eastern states via rail network may be completed by the year 2023. Railways has started off a project in this regard.
- Connected capitals of State – Assam, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh have been connected via railways. Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Meghalaya states capitals are being connected by railways. Manipur is expected be connected in March 2022, Mizoram in March 2023, Nagaland in March 2023, Meghalaya in March 2022 and Sikkim in December 2022 via railway.
India begins Individual Bilateral ‘Air Bubbles’ with France, Germany and USA
- Shri Hardeep Singh Puri ji has announced that India has made individual bilateral ‘air bubbles’ with France and the United States(US) countries. moreover, as per according to arrangements, Germany has also come ahead to start international flights and Lufthansa also is to start international flights. This agreement makes allowence to countries airlines to start its operations again.
- Apart from this, India is also trying to set up agreements with UK, so that, both nation can operate 2 flights a day between Delhi and London. United Arab Emirates(UAE) is in list to make similar arrangements till 26th July, 2020.
- United States America – Under agreement, American carrier United Airlines is going to operate 18 flights from 17th July to 31st July.
- France – As per agreement, Air France is going to operate 28 flights between 18th July and 1st of August between airports Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Paris.
- air bubble – air bubble is called a bilateral arrangement that aims to make establishment of regulations and restrictions so that countries will be able to operate international flights.
2nd Meeting of India-US Strategic Energy Partnership (SEP)
- The Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister of Steel Shri Dharmendra Pradhan ji has chaired 2nd ministerial meeting of the U.S.-India Strategic Energy Partnership (SEP) with United States (US) Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette. the meet aims to review progress, focus major accomplishments, and give priorities to new areas for cooperation.
During Meet many MoUs were signed between India and US
- MoU for cooperating on strategic petroleum reserve
- Solar Decathlon of india
UN’s Global Multidimensional Poverty Index
- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has released its Multidimensional Poverty Index(MPI) 2020 on 16th July 2020 with the help of Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI). Multidimensional Poverty Index(MPI) 2020 is a Charting pathways out of multidimensional poverty. as per index, India has registered a record biggest reduction in the number of People living in poverty. almost 273 million people comes out of the multidimensional poverty in the last 10 years.
India has been as Lower-Middle-Income Economy : WB (World Bank )
- As per New World Bank country classifications by income level 2020-2021, indian Country has been as Lower-Middle-Income Economy. it includes 218 countries of thw world in this classification.
- The World Bank defines countries into four income groups they are : low income , lower-middle income, upper-middle income, and high-income economies.
2020 Nelson Mandela Prize to Marianna Vardinoyannis and Morissana Kouyaté
- Marianna Vardinoyannis, of Greece, and Doctor Morissana Kouyaté, of Guinea are going to be hounred with 2020 Nelson Mandela Prize, announced by The President of United Nations General Assembly. thwy will bw given awards during a virtual ceremony which will take place on 20th July 2020.
President– Tijjani Muhammad-Bande
President Elect– Volkan Bozkir
Headquarters– New York
Founder: United Nations
ICAR Awards 2019 declared
- Shri Narendra Singh Tomar has made inauguration of Virtual celebration of the 92nd Foundation day of Indian Council of Agricultural Research(ICAR) and also declares ICAR Awards 2019 from Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi.
- Hyderabad based National Academy of Agriculture Research Management (NAARM) has achieved four awards in different categories.
Science and Technology
In order to provide digital interface for Lending Institutions (LIs), PM SVANidhi app is launched
- The Secretary of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), shri Durga Shanker Mishra has commenced Prime Minister Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) app. it aims to offer a paper-less Microcredit facilities for street vendors at their door steps and it will also offer impetus to the implementation strategies of the Scheme.
- The app will help to provide easeness the sourcing and processing of loan applications of street vendors under the Scheme by providing user friendly digital interface for Lending Institutions (LIs) and their field functionaries such as Banking Correspondents (BCs) and Agents of Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs)/ Micro-Finance Institutions (MFIs).
Noted mathematician C.S. Seshadri passed away
- The Noted leaders of Indian mathematics Shri C.S. Seshadri has taken last breath at the age of 88. He started his career as first batch of graduate students at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR). he was Inspired by David Mumford. then, he made his involvement in with geometric invariant theory and moduli.
Civil Rights Veteran Rev. C.T. Vivian, no more
- The Rev. Cordy Tindell Vivian has taken his last breath at the age of 95 at his residence in Atlanta on July17, 2020. He was a author and also served as American minister. also, he had served as as head of the organisation co-founded by the civil rights icon. under SCLC, he worked as national director of affiliates. in the year 2012, he was chosen as interim president of SCLC.
Nelson Mandela International Day 2020
- The day of 18th July is observed as Nelson Mandela International Day across the world. it is also known as Mandela Day. the main purpose of this day is to honour Nelson Mandela. Mandela was the South Africa’s first black president and been as Nobel Prize winner, and anti-apartheid icon.
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.
Renewable Energy Export Policy 2020
- The Andhra Pradesh(AP) State Govt has introduced Andhra Pradesh Renewable Energy Export Policy 2020. it will have aim to permit sale of power to the others states in India. The policy will be in operation for the five years period.
- The main purpose of this policy is to utilize the unused potential and to attract private investments so that can the economy be boosted and generated more revenue to the State government.
About Andhra Pradesh State –
Chief Minister (CM)– Yeduguri Sandinti Jaganmohan Reddy
Governor– Biswabhusan Harichandan
State Dance – Kuchipudi
State Mammal – Blackbuck
State Bird – Parrot
State Fish – Mudfish
State Flower – Jasmine
State Fruit – Mango
State Tree – Neem
State Sport – Kabaddi