Current Affairs

Current Affairs 2020 July 16

Former Australian Skipper Mile Jedinak announces retirement from Football. Ashok Lavasa appointed Vice President of Asian Development Bank. Central Govt provides Rs 500 crore to Haryana for its crop diversification.


Current Affairs 2020 July 3

VS Rao takes charge as VC of SRM University Andhra Pradesh. MK Aggarwal takes charge as new Chennai Police Commissioner. Baisali Mohanty Appointed United Nations Policy Officer.


Current Affairs 2020 July 4

04 July – Independence Day USA.  Theme 2020 “cooperatives for climate action”.  04 July - International Day of cooperatives (first Saturday of July).


Current Affairs 2020 July 5

Delhi Government launched an online portal ‘LEAD’. LEAD: Learning Through E-Resource Made Accessible For Delhi. Lt Gen SP Kochhar appointed as Director-General of COAI.


Current Affairs 2020 July 6

Himachal Pradesh Plans to provide 100% FHTC to all rural households by August. FHTC: Function Household Tap Connection Govt launched Aatmanirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge.


Current Affairs 2020 July 7

5 MoUs Signed between India and Afghanistan for developing educational infrastructure. Veena Pandita appointed as Chairperson JK BOSE for 2 more years. JK BOSE: Jammu Kashmir Board Of School Education


Current Affairs 2020 July 8

All customs stations would set up Turant Suvidha Kendras by July 15: CBIC CBIC: Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs World Bank provides $400 Million Loan for the Namami Gange Programme.


Current Affairs 2020 July 9

World’s 2nd largest data centre inaugurated in Mumbai. Priyanka Chopra appointed as Ambassador for Toronto International Film Festival. Ukhnaa Khurelsukh re-elected as Prime Minister of Mongolia.


Current Affairs 2020 July 10

11 July – World Population Day. Navy’s Operation ‘Samudra’ Setu to bring back Indians Stranded Abroad Conclusion. July 6 –July 10: Virtual Counter-Terrorism week.


Current Affairs 2020 July 11

China launched commercial communication Satellite “APSTAR-6D”. Cognizant India Chairman & MD Ramkumar Ramamoorthy Resigns. ADB Renewed MoU with IEA for energy sector sustainability and resilience.


Current Affairs 2020 July 12

Bajaj Allianz General Insurance launches Corona Kavach Policy. APSRTC likely to launch ‘Pratham’ mobile app on July 20; AIM – To encourage cashless transactions among passengers. APSRTC: Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. 


Current Affairs 2020 July 13

Chhattisgarh becomes 1st state to start e-Lok Adalats. Cartoonist Avad Bin Hassan Jami passes away recently. United Nations released Global E-Waste Monitor 2020 Report.


Current Affairs 2020 July 14

UNESCO’s included Danau Toba in North Sumatra as one of its global Geoparks. “It’s Between You” Campaign has been launched by WhatsApp. 209th UNESCO Executive Board Assembly Held in Paris, France.


Current Affairs 2020 July 15

15 July – World Youth Skills Day Theme 2020 – “Skills For Resilient Youth” Google announces 100,000 scholarships for online certificates.


Current Affairs 2020 July 2

World UFO day – 02 July. 4th phase of Vande Barath Mission Scheduled to Commence From 3rd July. Madhya Pradesh launches “Hamara Ghara - Hamara Vidyalaya” Campaign.


Current Affairs 2020 July 17

17 July – World Day for International Justice. Malini Parthasarathy replaces N Ram as Chairperson of the Hindu group. Tunisian Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh resigned.


Current Affairs 2020 July 18

18 July – Nelson Mandela International Day. India Coronavirus cases crossed the one million mark. India becomes 3rd country to cross 1 million Covid-19 cases.


Current Affairs 2020 July 19

Manipur Govt launches Educational Channel “Larik” on Jio TV. CBSE collaborates with IBM to integrate AI in high school curriculum of 2020-2021. CBSE: Central Board of Secondary Education


Current Affairs 2020 July 20

20 July – World Chess Day India Business Council to host 2020 India Ideas Summit on July 22. Odisha partners with Flipkart to promote Handloom, Handcrafts.


Current Affairs 2020 July 21

WFDSA released the Global Direct Selling – 2019 Retail Sales Report. WFDSA: World Federation of Direct Selling Association Indian Direct Selling Industry records USD 2.47 billion sales in 2019.


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


Current Affairs 2020 July 23

AIIB approves $250 million loan to Pakistan to fight COVID-19 impact. AIIB: Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank WADA suspends India’s National Dope Testing Laboratory for another 6 months.


Current Affairs 2020 July 24

Arun Misra appointed as CEO of Hindustan Zinc. Karur Vysya Bank appoints Ramesh Babu Boddu as MD and CEO. Book “Suraj Kade Marda Nahi” authored by Baldev Singh Sadaknama.


Current Affairs 2020 July 25

IIT Madras develops Technology to remove Haze Impact in Surveillance Camera Images. AIIMS Nagpur develops Smart Wristband to track COVID-19 positive patients. Govt sanctions Permanent Commission to Women Officers Indian Army.


Current Affairs 2020 July 26

26 July – Kargil Vijay Diwas India is celebrating the 21st anniversary of the Kargil Vijay Diwas. Central Railway Mumbai Division launched app “CheckIn Master”.


Current Affairs 2020 July 27

Mahdi Mohammed Gulaid appointed as acting Prime Minister of Somalia. Tata AIA Life Insurance has appointed Naveen Tahilyani as CEO and MD. Jason Holder becomes 3rd West Indies player to complete 2,000 runs and 100 wickets in tests.


Current Affairs 2020 July 28

28 July – World Hepatitis Day Theme 2020: Hepatitis-Free Future HIL Supplies 20.60 tonne of DDT to South Africa for Malaria Control Programme.


Current Affairs 2020 July 29

29 July – Global Tiger Day Union Environment Minister Prakash Javdekar releases 4th All India Tiger Estimation Report-2018. India to be home to almost 70% of the Global Tiger Population.


Current Affairs 2020 June 17

CBIC Chairman M. Ajith Kumar launched e-Office Application in all CGST. Deccan Development Society won the Biodiversity award of price Albert II of Monaco Foundation. Kyrgyzstan’s Prime Minister Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziyev resigns. 500 year old temple found submerged in Mahanadi River of Odisha.


Current Affairs 2020 June 2

Swiz launches the world’s first app “SwissCovid” with the Exposure Notification API of Apple and Google. Researches of CMFRI have found a rare bandtail scorpionfish in the Gulf of Mannar. SAI in collaboration with NSF launches India’s first online coaching program ‘Khelo India e-Pathshala’.


Current Affairs 2020 June 3

Indian energy exchange rolls out the real-time electricity market. PM Modi appoints committee for MSME loan implementation headed by Rajnath Singh. Tata Power acquires a 51% stake in Odisha’s TPCODL for Rs 178.5 cr. DRDO develops ‘Ultra Swatchh’ to disinfect PPE and other materials.


Current Affairs 2020 June 4

WHO launched ‘COVID-19 Technology Access Pool’ for equal access to Life-saving tech. Indian writer Kritika Panday wins regional award for Asia in 2020 Commonwealth short story prize. Uday Kotak takes over from Vikram Kirloskar is the new CII president. SANSA and NASA collaborate to support human space flight missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. 


Current Affairs 2020 June 5

Centre approved funds for implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in Odisha, Meghalaya, Assam, and Bihar. Indusind Bank rolls out India’s 1st    mobile app-based facility for opening current accounts. GAIL (India) Ltd and EESL signs MoU for the development of Trigeneration projects in India through VC.


Current Affairs 2020 June 6

‘The Great Reset’ 2021: WEF Davos summit. Indian economy likely to contract by 1.5% in FY21: RBI sponsored SPF survey.Akshay Kumar ranked 52nd, the only Indian on the list, Kylie Jenner tops: Forbes 100 world’s highest-paid celebrities 2020. SEBI rearranges its commodity derivatives advisory committee.


Current Affairs 2020 June 7

Amritsar included in Delhi- Katra expressway; Punjab stretch to be converted into Greenfield expressway. India loses 750 tigers during 2012-2019; Madhya Pradesh topped: NTCA Data. DPIIT revises public procurement order to encourage “Make in India” and enhance employment.


Current Affairs 2020 June 8

“Healthy and Energy Efficient Buildings” Initiative by the EESL and USAID. NABARD provides Rs 270 crore special liquidity facility to Assam Gramin Vikash Bank. American DFC to invest $350 million in India firms. UNADAP appoints 13-year-old Madurai girl Nethra as ‘Goodwill Ambassador to the poor’.


Current Affairs 2020 June 9

Poet and writer Javed Akhtar becomes the first Indian to receive Richard Dawkins Award 2020. Abu Dhabi investment authority invests Rs 5,683.50 cr for 1.16% stake in Jio platforms. 2020 world Archery field championships postponed to 2022 due to COVID-19.


Current Affairs 2020 June 10

World bank grants Rs 1,950 cr loans to West Bengal to tackle COVID – 19; Mamata Banerjee. PhonePe along with ICICI Lombard launches ‘first of its kind’ travel insurance, domestic trip insurance. RBI proposed draft frameworks for sale of loan exposure and securitization of standard assets.


Current Affairs 2020 June 11

MHRD & Fit India collaborates to produce series of special films to promote 10 indigenous sports of India. India becomes 2nd nation to have contact-free ATM cash withdrawals; Empays payment systems partners with MasterCard. ADB forms 8-member panel to find solutions for speedy recovery of COVID-19 in southeast Asia.


Current Affairs 2020 June 13

Madhya Pradesh becomes the top wheat procurer; pumps Rs 25,000 Cr to boost farmers. Global trade to decline further by 27% in Q2 after 5% decline in first-quarter: UNCTAD’s report. Kerala Startup ties up with SCTIMST to launch IoT based BIN -19 and UV SPOT: COVID-19.


Current Affairs 2020 June 15

Pankaj Tripathi becomes brand ambassador of Patna’s Khadi mall. Ministry of Health launches a CSIR National Healthcare Supply Chain portal ‘Aarogyapath’. India’s oldest first-class cricketer Vasant Raiji passed away at 100. International Albinism Awareness day 2020 – June 13.


Current Affairs 2020 June 16

RBI releases new frame work for financial market infra, retail payment system. RBI process to set age limit of CEOs, whole time directors of bank to 70 years. TPG, L Catterton bought 1.32% stake in Jio platforms for Rs 6441.3 crore. Union MoS of home affairs G Kishan Reddy launches ‘GermiBAN’ device to kill viruses.


Current Affairs 2020 June 1

UN extends arms embargo and other sanctions in south Sudan till May 2021. Mohandas Pai to chair the advisory committee on the service provider of IBBI. Arun Singhal becomes the new CEO of FSSAI. Indian long-distance runner Kiranjeet Kaur handed a 4-year ban for violation of the anti-doping rule.


Current Affairs 2020 June 18

India stands at 43rd position in 32nd edition of IMD’s competitive ranking 2020, Singapore tops. Serum institutes of India to supply pneumonia vaccine under supply agreement with UNICEF. Around 45 million people fall into acute food insecurity since February 2020 due to COVID-19: FAQ report. India Joined GPAI, 1st of its kind al initiative as founding member.


Current Affairs 2020 June 19

SEBI amends SEBI (SAST) Regulations, 2011 to enhance promoter’s shareholding.SEBI amends SEBI (SAST) Regulations, 2011 to enhance promoter’s shareholding. Karnataka Bank launches health insurance policy to cover COVID-19 in partnership with universal sompo general insurance company. ICICI home finance launches SARAL, affordable housing loan scheme. Karnataka Bank launches health insurance policy to cover COVID-19 in partnership with universal sompo general insurance company. ICICI home finance launches SARAL, affordable housing loan scheme.


Current Affairs 2020 June 20

India’s 1st ever climate change assessment – climate change tracker. India’s 2nd major driver of global energy consumption in 2019 after China: 69th edition of BP statistical review 2020. Centre approved funds for implementation of Jal Jeevan mission in Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Tripura.


Current Affairs 2020 June 21

India becomes non- Permanent member of UN Security Council. Theme 2020: “Yoga For Health – Yoga at Home”. Vikram Pawah appointed President of BMW Group India.


Current Affairs 2020 June 22

Indian Official attend 32nd Virtual EAG Plenary Meeting 2020 led by FATF. Odisha’s Raja Praba – Celebration of Menstruation and Womanhood. MoHUA signs MoU to engage SIDBI as implementation agency for PM SVANidhi.


Current Affairs 2020 June 23

CIL joined hands with NITI Aayog’s AIM to boost innovation ecosystem in India. IIT-Delhi, UN-WFP to offer research-based solution to storage, supply of food grains. PM Modi launched Rs 50,000 Cr Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan to boost employment and livelihood for migrant workers.


Current Affairs 2020 June 24

Centre approved funds for implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in Telangana & Odisha. Karnataka Bank launches ‘KBL Micro Mitra’ for MSMEs. Ministry of sports to establish 1000 District level Khelo India centres to engage former Champions.


Current Affairs 2020 June 25

India committed USD 10 mn to UNRWA over next years during extraordinary virtual Ministerial pledging conference. India became 12th largest holder of US govt securities with holdings of $157.4 bn in April end 2020; Japan tops. COVID-19 to push 120 Million children in to poverty in South Asian region: UNICEF Report.


Current Affairs 2020 June 26

NITI Aayog & ITF launch decarbonising transport project in India. Virtual conference of the Russia-India-China trilateral hosted by Moscow, Russia. Jitendra Singh e-inaugurates “Puneja Bridge” & “Devika Bridge” in J&K.


Current Affairs 2020 June 27

Karnataka becomes the first state to amend industries (facilitation) act for small, medium and large- scale industries. Union Government Granted Rs 500 Cr emergency funds Armed Forces of war preparedness. NITI Aayog launched behaviour change Campaign, ‘Navigating the New Normal’, and Website.


Current Affairs 2020 June 28, June 29

Nasha Mukt Bharat: Annual Action plan (2020-21) for 272 most affected districts E-launched by Rattan Lal Kataria. At 26th position, Bengaluru becomes India’s only city in top 30 Global Startup ecosystems ranking 2020 released by Startup Genome. Shri Mandaviya inaugurates India’s 1st ever virtual ‘Healthcare & Hygiene EXPO 2020’ organised by FCCI.


Current Affairs 2020 June 30

Centre sanctions additional Rs 1,691 Crore for road construction in J&K, Uttarakhand. Union HRD Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ virtually participated in G20 Extraordinary Virtual Education Ministers’ meeting. Uttarakhand develops India’s first Lichen Park to conserve Jurassic Era Plant in Munsiyar.


Current Affairs 2020 July 1

Government bans 59 Chinese mobile apps prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India.