Current Affairs 2020 July 22

  • Delhi Govt raises income limit criterion to 1 lakh for providing Marriage Aid to poor.
  • GEDCOL, NHPC signs MoU to develop Floating Solar Power Projects in Odisha.
  • GEDCOL: Green Energy Development Corporation of Odisha Limited
  •  NHPC: National Hydroelectric Power Corporation
  • Himachal Pradesh Govt decided to increase the bus fare by 25%.
  • Men’s ICC T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia officially postponed.
  • ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 will be held October – November 2021.
  • ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 will be held October – November 2022.
  • ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 will be held in India October – November 2023.
  • India’s 1st Public Electric Vehicle Charging Plaza inaugurated in New Delhi.
  • UAE’s Mars Orbiter successfully launched by Mitsubishi Rocket.
  • 1st batch of 5 Indian Air Force Rafale likely to arrive in India by July End.
  • 3 day long Air Force Commanders’ Conference held in New Delhi; Theme 2020: “Indian Air Force in Next Decade”.
  • Human trials of COVAXIN for COVID-19 begin in AIIMS, Delhi.
  • Ashwini Kumar Tewari appointed as MD and CEO of SBI Cards and Payment Services.
  • Maharashtra becomes the 1st state to use drones to inspect Power Lines and Transmission Towers.
  • MSETCL will use 16 drones that will fly at a maximum height of 50 metres.
  • MSETCL: Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company Ltd
  • 3rd G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting held virtually.
  • FM Nirmala Sitharaman attended 3rd G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting.
  • It was organized under the Saudi Arabian Presidency.
  • Sumit Deb appointed CMD of National Mineral Development Corporation.
  • UAE became 1st Arab Nation to launch Space Mission to Mars.
  • Shiv Pratap Shukla appointed Chief Whip of BJP in Rajya Sabha.
  • Mathematician Conjeevaram Srirangachari Seshadri passed away.
  • PC Kandpal appointed MD and CEO SBI General Insurance.
  • Yogi Adityanath launched “Navin Rojgar Chhatri Yojana” for SC.
  • Tsering Namgyal appointed as President of Ladakh unit of BJP.
  • Odisha Govt launched Telemedicine Service at 41 Health Care Institutions.
  • Chhattisgarh Govt launches “Godhan Nyay Yojana”.
  • Defence Minister signs the agreement with BEML to procure 1,512 mine ploughs.
  • BEML: Bharat Earth Movers Limited
  • “Manodarpan” initiative to be launched by Ministry of HRD; AIM – Provide Psychological Support to the students for their mental well being.
  • Mukhyamanthri Ghar Ghar Ration Yojana launched in Delhi.
  • Gol partners with UNICEF to Achieve Atma Nirbhar Bharat.
  • Kabbadi player Bikshapathi Goud passes away.

Top 10 Richest People in the World, as of July 22, according to Forbes

  1. Jeff Bezos - $185.8 Billion
  2. Bill Gates - $113.1 Billion
  3. Bernard Arnault and family - $112 Billion
  4. Mark Zuckerberg - $89 Billion
  5. Mukesh Ambani - $74.7 Billion
  6. Warren Buffet - $72.7 Billion
  7. Larry Ellison - $72.7 Billion
  8. Elon Musk - $71.6 Billion
  9. Steve Ballmer - $71.4 Billion
  10. Larry Page - $69.4 Billion