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Current Affairs 12 July 2020

Current Affairs 12 July 2020

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Current Affairs 12 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. Paper Bag Day 2020
  • Paper Bag Day is celebrated on 12th July globally every year to make people aware about the use of paper bags that contribute to fight with climate change and environmental pollution.
  • In 1852, an American inventor, Francis Wolle, established the first paper bag machine.

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2. NITI Aayog organizes a virtual workshop to monitor performance of 29 select Global Indices
  • NITI Aayog organized a virtual workshop with 47 Central Ministries/Departments, chaired by Rajiv Gauba in furtherance of the Government’s decision to monitor the performance of 29 select Global Indices to drive reforms and growth in the country.
  • NITI Aayog CEO : Amitabh Kant.

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3. Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship launches AI-based ASEEM digital platform
  • To improve the information flow and bridge the demand-supply gap in the skilled workforce market, the MSDE launched ‘Atma-Nirbhar Skilled Employee Employer Mapping (ASEEM)’ portal.
  • To help skilled people find sustainable livelihood opportunities.
  • Union Minister for Skill Development : Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey.

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5. Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Facebook host webinar for sensitization of MPs on GOAL project
  • Ministry of Tribal Affairs hosted a webinar along with Facebook India in New Delhi for sensitization of Members of Parliament from Scheduled Tribe Constituencies on Going Online As Leaders (GOAL) Project.
  • Union Minister for Tribal Affairs : Arjun Munda.
  • Minister of State for Tribal Affairs : Renuka Singh Saruta.

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6. UP start-up policy aims 100 incubators and 10,000 start-ups in state
  • The Yogi Adityanath cabinet gave its nod to the Uttar Pradesh Start-up Policy 2020.
  • The start-up policy aims at setting up 100 incubators in Uttar Pradesh and at least one in every district and developing an ecosystem to set up at least 10,000 start-ups.
  • It plans to set up India’s biggest start-up incubator in Lucknow.

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7. ADB, IEA Renew Collaborative Agreement on Energy Sector Sustainability
  • The Asian Development Bank announced that it has renewed an MOU with the International Energy Agency (IEA) to scale up collaboration and advance progress on sustainability with an increased focus on energy sector resilience in Asia and the Pacific.
  • ADB President : Masatsugu Asakawa.

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8. Avg global temperature can rise by 1.5°C in next 5 years : WMO report
  • Global average temperatures may rise 1.5 degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels in the next five years, according to a recent World Meteorological Organization (WMO) report.
  • The name of the report is ‘The Global Annual to Decadal Climate Update’.
  • There is a 20 per cent possibility of the event.

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9. Mastercard to invest Rs 250 crore to help Indian SMEs amid COVID-19 crisis
  • Global leader in payment technology Mastercard announced an additional Rs 250-crore investment to help small businesses in the country, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • It is focussed on helping the small businesses go digital and support women entrepreneurs.
  • Mastercard CEO : Ajay Singh Banga.

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10. IRDAI gives its nod to Insurance companies to launch corona Kavach Health Insurance Policies.
  • The policy will cover medical expenses occurred due to coronavirus disease.
  • IRDAI Chairperson : Subash Chandra Khuntia.
  • HQ: Hyderabad.

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11. Irdai removes ₹5 lakh cap on sum insured for Arogya Sanjeevani policies
  • Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has allowed all general and health insurance companies to increase the sum insured on the standard health insurance product.
  • The product is called Arogya Sanjeevani beyond ₹5 lakh.
  • IRDAI Chairman : Subhash Chandra Khuntia.

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12. WHO sets up panel to review handling of COVID-19 pandemic
  • The World Health Organisation has set up an independent panel to review its handling of COVID-19 and the response by various governments.
  • Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark and former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to head the panel.
  • WHO Director General : Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

So, these are all the latest important Current Affairs 12 July 2020.

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