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Bijapur as a topper in the health sector : Niti
- As per delta rankings for aspirational districts, Bijapur has been as a topper during the period of February to June. the data has been released by the National Institution for Transforming India Aayog. Followed by Meghalaya’s Ri-Bhoi and UP’s Bahraich district has got the 2nd and 3rd places respectively.
More About NITI Aayog –
Official Website – niti.gov.in
Formed Date – 1 January 2015
Headquarters – New Delhi
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Amitabh Kant
Chairperson – PM Narendra Modi
An agreement between PFC and IIT- Kanpur for Research, Training & ED in Smart Grid Technologies
- The PFC (Power Finance Corporation) has announced about an agreement with Indian Institute of Technology- Kanpur (IIT-K). in Smart grid technology, the agreement’s main purpose is to offer training and research and Entrepreneurship Development (ED).
- This agreement will help to establish the infrastructure of the research and all development related to smart grid technology.
More About PFC (Power Finance Corporation) –
Headquarters location – New Delhi
Founded year – July 1986
Chairman & MD – Ravinder Singh Dhillon
5th Annual Meeting of Board of Governors of AIIB
- On 28th July 2020, Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Shri Mati Nirmala Sitharaman Ji joined the 5th edition of Board of Governors of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Annual Meet 2020 via video conference.
Maldives nation begins 9 development projects, costs of 5.6 million dollar
- The Indian Govt has issued Financial Assistance for High Impact Community Development Projects to Maldives nation. these Projects will be worth of USD 5.6 million. The Indian High Commissioner to the Maldives, Shri Sunjay Sudhir gave the cheque to Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid.
More About Maldives –
Capital – Malé
Currency name – Maldivian rufiyaa
President – Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
Vice President – Faisal Naseem
ADB Bank gave $3 Million to India to combat with COVID-19 Virus
- ADB Bank has given $3 Million (which is almost 22 crore in rupees) amount to India to combat with COVID-19 Virus on 29th July 2020. the Japanese govt has financed India with the amount.
More About Asian Development Bank (ADB) –
Where Headquarters – Mandaluyong, Philippines
President Name – Masatsugu Asakawa
Founded year – 19 December 1966
total Members – 68 countries
National Awards for excellence in Earth System Science
- Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) is going to introduce awards for scientists/engineers who are working hard in the fields of Earth System Science and who are motivating youngster and women researchers to be the part of Earth System Science. MoES Ministry has revealed Life Time Excellence Awards, awards for Atmospheric Science & Technology field, Geoscience & Technology; Ocean Science; and Ocean Technology/Polar Science.
|1||Life Time Excellence Award||Professor Ashok Sahni, Chandigarh||Geology, Vertebrate Paleontology and Biostratigraphy|
|2||Dr.Anna Mani award for woman scientist||Dr. Lidita DS Khandeparker, Goa||aquatic microbial ecology|
|3||National Award for Ocean Science & technology||Dr. VVSS. Sarma, Vishakapatnam and||Indian Ocean biogeochemistry|
|4||Young Researcher Awards||Dr.Indra Sekhar Sen, Kanpur and Dr. Arvind Singh, Ahmedabad||work in Earth System Science|
|5||National Award for Ocean Science & technology||Dr. M. Ravichandran, Goa||Ocean Data assimilation Implementation and operational ocean services Modelling|
|6||National award for Geoscience & technology||N. V. Chalapathi Rao, Varanasi||Conducting reasearch on mantle petrology and geochemistry|
|7||National Award for Atmospheric Science & technology||Dr. S. Suresh Babu , Thiruvananthapuram||–|
N. Sivaraman as MD and Group CEO of ICRA LTD
- ICRA Ltd company has selected Mr N. Sivaraman as next Managing Director (MD) and Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company. Sivaraman is going to start his services on 10th August 2020. he will serve for the period of two years and will take place of MD and Group CEO Mr. Naresh Takkar.
why need to know more About N. Sivaraman –
- Sivaraman has served as President and Wholetime Director at L&T finance (Larson and Turbo) company.
- at present, he is serving at the post of Chief Operating Officer at IL&FS and is going to complete his term on 31st July 2020.
Science and technology
Favipiravir launched by Hetero group for treatment of Covid-19 patients
- The Hetero group has made the launching of Favipiravir in India. The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has given clearance to the company to sell the product in the market. Favipiravir drug comes under brand drug ‘Favivir’ that is useful for the treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 patients.
International Tiger Day 2020
- Every year, International Tiger Day is considered on the day of 29th July. the main purpose of it is to create awareness about the decreasing Tiger’s population and need to make a lot of efforts in order to conserve them.
- in the year 2010, it was 1st time observed at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in Russia. along with it, a declaration was announced by the nations to make the tiger’s population double by the end of 2020.
1st manhole cleaning robot BANDICOOT in Guwahati Assam
- The Minister of Guwahati Development Department Shri Siddhartha Bhattacharya Ji has introduced 1st manhole cleaning robot named as “BANDICOOT”. BANDICOOT robot is an automatic sewer cleaning robot/device. due to this, Guwahati has become the 1st city in Northeast side who has manhole cleaning robot.
More About Assam State –
Statehood – 26 January 1950
Capital – Dispur
Largest city – Guwahati
State Governor – Jagdish Mukhi
State Chief Minister – Sarbananda Sonowal
State Dance – Bihu dance
State Bird- White-winged wood duck
State Flower – Rhynchostylis retusa
State Tree – Dipterocarpus macrocarpus
State River – Brahmaputra
86 years old Bollywood Actor Kumkum died
- 86 years old Veteran Bollywood Actor Kumkum has taken her last breath in Bandra, Mumbai. she was suffering from age-related ailments. Kumkum was born on 22nd April 1934 in Sheikhpura Bihar.
You Must read it –
- She started her career playing role in ‘Aar Paar’ movie and later, was seen in Pyaasa film but, she played in small roles.
- Later, she played roles in the films such as Mother India, Mr X in Bombay, Lalkaar, Naya Daur, Geet and Raja Aur Runk.