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Current Affairs 18 July 2020

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Current Affairs 18 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. International Nelson Mandela Day
  • International Nelson Mandela Day is observed on 18 July every year.
  • The day celebrates Mandela’s life and legacy in a sustainable way that will bring about the needful changes.

Current Affairs 18 July 2020

2. SBI Cards appoints Ashwini Kumar Tewari as MD & CEO
  • SBI Cards and Payment Services has appointed Ashwini Kumar Tewari as MD & CEO, as a nominee of SBI.
  • Hardayal Prasad, the current Managing Director & CEO will cease to be at helm from July 31 after opting for voluntary retirement from SBI.
  • SBI Cards had in March launched its IPO in the Indian markets.

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3. Prime Minister to addresses High-Level Segment of ECOSOC on 17 July
  • PM Modi delivers keynote address virtually at this year’s valedictory session of High-Level Segment of the UN Economic & Social Council session in New York.
  • 2020 theme : ‘Multilateralism after COVID19: What kind of UN do we need at the 75th anniversary.’
  • Norway PM & UN Secretary General will also deliver address.

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4. Union Shipping Minister flags off first container ship from Kolkata Port to Agartala via Chattogram port
  • Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya flagged off the first trial container ship from Kolkata to Agartala through Chattogram Port of Bangladesh.
  • It is under the agreement on use of Chattogram and Mongla Ports for movement of India’s transit cargo through Bangladesh.
  • Bangladesh Capital : Dhaka.
  • Currency : Taka.

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5. Two Indian-Origin Experts on UK PM’s New Race Commission
  • Lord Ajay Kakkar , an Indian-origin professor of surgery & Samir Shah-media person are among the members of a new Commission on Race & Ethnic Disparities.
  • The commission will look at inequalities within UK society in areas such as health, education & criminal justice.
  • Dr Tony Sewell will chair the new independent commission.

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6. CSL signs contract for construction of Autonomous electric vessels for ASKO maritime AS, Norway
  • CSL = Cochin Shipyard Limited.
  • CSL, Kochi signed contracts for construction and supply of Two nos Autonomous Electric Ferry for ASKO Maritime AS, Norway with an option to build 2 more identical vessels.
  • CSL is the largest commercial shipbuilder in India.
  • ASKO is the subsidiary group of Norges Gruppen ASA.

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7. Tourism Ministry inaugurates ‘Development of Pilgrimage Amenities at Somnath, Gujarat’ under Prashad scheme
  • It has Sanctioned under the PRASHAD scheme, it is completed with the cost of Rs. 45.36 crores.
  • PRASHAD = Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive.
  • Tourism Ministry launched PRASHAD scheme during 2014-15.

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8. NTPC enters pact with NIIF to explore business opportunities in India
  • NTPC = National Thermal Power Corporation.
  • NIIF = National Investment & Infrastructure Fund.
  • Investments in areas like renewable energy, power distribution among other areas of mutual interest.
  • NTPC HQ : New Delhi.
  • NIIF HQ : Mumbai.

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9. Union HRD Minister launches the first on-line NISHTHA programme for Andhra Pradesh
  • NISHTHA = National Initiative for School Heads and Teachers Holistic Advancement
  • NISHTHA, the 1st on-line programme for 1200 Key Resources Persons of Andhra Pradesh.
  • It was launched by Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriya ‘Nishank’ & Minister of State for HRD Sanjay Dhotre virtually in New Delhi.
  • NISHTHA in face-to-face mode was launched on 21 August 2019.

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10. Rajya Sabha starts employee welfare scheme in Arun Jaitley’s name
  • The Rajya Sabha secretariat has launched an Employees’ Welfare Scheme called ‘Shri Arun Jaitley Financial Assistance for Group C Employees’.
  • The scheme is named after the former Union finance minister Arun Jaitley, who was also the Leader of the House in the Rajya Sabha.
  • He served as Union Finance minister during 2014-2019.

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11. France, US establish ‘air bubbles’ for flights to India
  • Air France & United Airlines will operate a limited number of international flights under ‘air bubble’ arrangements with India.
  • Air bubble is a travel corridor between 2 countries that wish to reopen their borders & re-establish connections with each other.
  • Negotiations are underway with Germany & UK for air bubbles.

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12. India & EU agree to renew Agreement S&T Co-operation for 5 years
  • India and EU agreed to renew the Agreement on Scientific cooperation for the next five years, 2020-2025.
  • PM Modi, European Council President Charles Michel & President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen were participated in the summit.
  • 15th India-EU Summit was held virtually.

So, these are all the latest important Current Affairs 18 July 2020.

18 July 2020 Current Affairs, in Hindi / हिंदी में 18 जुलाई का करेन्ट अफेयर्स पडे।

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