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Current Affairs 11 July 2020

Current Affairs 11 July 2020

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Current Affairs 11 July 2020 includes all newspapers such as The Hindu, The Economic Times, Business Standard, Times of India, PTI, Indian Express, and all Government official websites.

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1. World Population Day 2020
  • World Population Day is observed annually on 11 July to focus the attention on the urgency and importance of population issues.
  • 2020 theme : “How to safeguard the health and rights of women and girls now”.

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2. Grandmaster RB Ramesh Resigns As Chief Selector Of All India Chess Federation
  • Grandmaster R B Ramesh resigned from the post of the chief of Selection Committee of All India Chess Federation (AICF) protesting against interference in Indian team selection process for the online class Olympiad team by Bharat Singh Chauhan.
  • All India Chess Federation : Chennai.

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3. Rajnath Singh e-inaugurates six strategic bridges in Jammu & Kashmir
  • Rajnath Singh inaugurated six strategic bridges in the border areas close to the International Border and Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir through video-conferencing.
  • This was built in record time by the Project Sampark of Border Road Organisation.
  • Director-General of BRO : Lt Gen Harpal Singh.

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4. Rajasthan launches campaign to ensure purity of milk, dairy products
  • According to state health minister Raghu Sharma, a week-long campaign has been launched in Rajasthan to ensure purity of milk and its products.
  • Samples of milk and dairy products will be collected under the campaign ”Pure for Sure” from July 8-July 14.
  • Rajasthan Governor : Kalraj Mishra.

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5. Tamil Nadu tops market borrowings among States so far, in 2020-21
  • Tamil Nadu has raised ₹30,500 crores in the fiscal 2020-21 and topped market borrowings among States in India.
  • Tamil Nadu has accounted for 17% of the borrowings done through the issue of bonds, known as state development loans, according to data from RBI.
  • Tamil Nadu Chief Minister : Edappadi K. Palaniswami.

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6. Odisha Govt Introduces ‘BLUIS’ To Prevent Land Encroachment In Bhubaneswar
  • ‘BLUIS’ = ‘Bhubaneswar Land Use Intelligent System’.
  • Launched by Odisha govt.
  • It was launched to put a check on increasing number of land grabbing incidents.
  • It uses space technology and AI to monitor changes on Government lands & safeguard from encroachment.
  • Odisha Governor : Ganeshi Lal.
  • Odisha CM : Naveen Patnaik.

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7. CIDC initiates skill Development Programme in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  • CIDC = Construction Industry Development Council.
  • CIDC, established by the NITI Aayog, has initiated a skill Development Programme in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
  • To provide ‘Employment oriented training and Skill development’ for the marginalized section.
  • It is a 3- month course for the local youth and school dropouts.

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8. IRDA constitutes working group to explore a Pandemic Risk Pool
  • Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) constituted a nine-member working group.
  • It was constituted to study the possibility of creating a pandemic risk pool to come up with a long term solution to deal with economic fallouts of a future such pandemic.
  • The group is headed by IRDA’s executive director Suresh Mathur.

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9. IITH, NVIDIA to establish joint AI research centre
  • Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad is collaborating with NVIDIA, a multinational technology company, to establish India’s first ‘NVIDIA AI Technology Centre’ (NVAITC).
  • Aim to accelerate research on Artificial Intelligence and its commercial adoption.
  • NVIDIA Headquarters : California, United States.

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10. EESL inks agreement with NOIDA to promote electric vehicles & install charging stations
  • Energy Efficiency Services Limited, EESL signed an agreement with the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (NOIDA) to promote electric vehicles, install charging stations and related infrastructure.
  • EESL is the world’s largest energy service company.
  • Chairman of EESL : Rajiv Sharma.

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11. Asia Cup Cricket tournament postponed till June 2021
  • The Asia Cup Cricket tournament, which was scheduled to be held in September this year, has been postponed till June next year by the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) owing to an upsurge in COVID-19 cases in the region.
  • It was to be hosted by Sri Lanka.
  • Current Chairman of ACC : Nazmul Hassan.

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12. India ranks eighth for cancer preparedness among 10 Asia-Pacific countries
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report on “Cancer preparedness in Asia-Pacific : Progress towards universal cancer control”, sponsored by Roche, examines the findings from the EIU’s Index of Cancer Preparedness.
  • It ranked India at the 8th position.
  • Only Vietnam and Philippines were ranked after India.

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13. 15th meeting of India-EU Summit to be held in virtual mode on 15th July
  • The 15th meeting of the India-European Union Summit will be held in virtual mode on 15th July.
  • The Summit will be co-chaired by PM Narendra Modi, President of European Council Charles Michel and President of European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.
  • The 14th India-EU Summit was held in October 2017 in New Delhi.

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14. Ivory Coast’s Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly dies
  • Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Ivory Coast’s prime minister and the governing party’s candidate for an October presidential election, died just days after returning from two months of medical treatment in France.
  • He was considered as an ex-rebel leader.
  • Ivory Coast President : Alassane Ouattara.

So, these are all the latest important Current Affairs 11 July 2020.

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