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Current Affairs 20 July 2020

Current Affairs 20 July 2020
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Current Affairs 20 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.


Current Affairs 20 July 2020

1. Roshni Nadar, HCL is the first woman to head a listed Indian IT firm
  • Roshni Nadar Malhotra became the first woman to head a listed Indian IT company as she took over as the Chairperson of $8.9 billion HCL Technologies from her father Shiv Nadar.
  • Roshni, 38, is also the country’s richest woman and has now replaced her father who founded the company in 1976.
  • She featured in ‘World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’ list by Forbes.


Current Affairs 20 July 2020

2. Arunachal Pradesh plans 100% tap connections by 2023
  • Arunachal Pradesh Govt has decided to provide 100% tap water connections to all the households in the state by 2023.
  • Water treatment plants are being made an integral part of schemes to provide potable water under Jal Jeevan Mission.
  • Aim of the mission : 55 lts of water/person/day to every rural household.

Current Affairs 20 July 2020

3. Government Sets Up Single-Window Clearance for Aviation Sector
  • Civil aviation ministry has set up a single-window Investment Clearance Cell (ICC) mechanism to expedite various investment proposals in the domestic aviation industry.
  • The 10-member ICC will be headed by Amber Dubey, joint secretary in the aviation ministry.
  • Union Civil Aviation Minister: Hardeep Singh Puri

Current Affairs 20 July 2020

4. Capitals of NE states to be connected to rail network by 2023: Railway Board
  • Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav has said that all capitals of North-Eastern states will be connected to rail network by 2023.
  • Capitals of Assam, Tripura & AP are already connected.
  • In Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland & Meghalaya, the work is in progress
  • Katra-Banihal rail link project is to be completed by Dec 2022.

Current Affairs 20 July 2020

5. India lifted record 273 million out of poverty in 10 years: UNDP report
  • About 273 mn Indians moved out of multidimensional poverty b/w 2005-06 and 2015-16, as per UNDP & OPHI study.
  • Multidimensional poverty encompasses the various deprivations experienced such as poor health, lack of education, inadequate living standards etc.
  • Armenia, Nicargua, North Macedonia, India halved their MPI value.

Current Affairs 20 July 2020

6. South Central Railway’s Ongole Sub-Division Office bags WATER HEROES AWARD from Jal Shakti Ministry
  • Ongone Sub-Divisional Office of Vijayawada Division, Andhrapradesh, South Central Railway has been declared as winner in the “Water Heroes Award”.
  • It is a winner for the month of April, 2020 launched by Ministry of Jal Shakti.
  • Union Jal Shakti Minister : Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.

Economy & Finance

Current Affairs 20 July 2020

7. RBI issues Fair Practice Code guidelines for ARC
  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued a fair practices code for asset reconstruction companies (ARCs).
  • It is stating that these entities must follow transparent and non-discriminatory practices in acquisition of assets.
  • RBI Governor : Shaktikanta Das.


8. ArcelorMittal completes Rs 2,350-cr acquisition of Odisha Slurry Pipeline Infrastructure
  • ArcelorMittal is the world’s biggest steelmaker.
  • It has completed its Rs 2,350-crore acquisition of Odisha Slurry Pipeline Infrastructure, a crucial asset for its newly acquired 10-MTPA Essar Steel plant in Hazira, Gujarat.
  • NCLT had approved the ArcelorMittal resolution plan in March.


9. Nirmala Sitharaman discusses global economic outlook at 3rd G20 Finance Ministers meet
  • Sitharaman participated in the 3rd G20 Finance Ministers meet & discussed the global economic outlook held at Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) through video conferencing.
  • G20 Action Plan was reiterated aimed at coordinating G20 efforts to fight the pandemic.
  • G20 forum was bolstered after the 2008Financial Crisis.

Award & Honors


10. Marianna Vardinoyannis & Morissana Kouyaté win 2020 United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize
  • Ms. Vardinoyannis is the founder and president of two foundations dedicated to children, in the fight against child cancer.
  • Morissanda Kouyate, is a leading figure in efforts to end violence against women in Africa, including Female Genital Mutilation.
  • UN General Assembly President : Tijjani Muhammad-Bande.


11. Tara June Winch wins the Miles Franklin award 2020
  • ‘The Yield’, by Tara June Winch won the Miles Franklin award for 2020.
  • The award was set up by and named after Miles Franklin, who wanted an award for the “advancement, improvement and betterment of Australian literature”.
  • M Atwood & B Evaristo, were jointly awarded Booker Prize 2019.

So, these are all the latest important Current Affairs 20 July 2020.



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Current Affairs 23 December 2022

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Current Affairs 22 December 2022

Indian Navy launches INS Arnala; first ship of ASW SWC Project. Indian Navy gets fifth Scorpene Class submarine INS Vagir. Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs wins Platinum Icon in Digital India Awards 2022. Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs launches programme to create Impact Leaders in areas of ESG. Jaipur Pink Panthers beat Puneri Paltan in final match to win PKL 9 title.

Current Affairs 21 December 2022

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Current Affairs 7 December 2022

Hyderabad gets India's first real-time Gold ATM. CCI approves Bharat Biotech International-Eastman Exports deal. Adani Green becomes world’s largest wind-solar hybrid power developer with 450 MW Rajasthan plant. SBI’s personal loans portfolio crosses ₹5 lakh cr mark. Extensive exploration programme to find minerals stepped up in Rajasthan.

Current Affairs 30 November 2022

India - Malaysia joint military Exercise “Harimau Shakti -2022” commenced at Pulai, Kluang, Malaysia. Ministry of Power launches scheme for to procure aggregate power of 4500 MW to help states facing power shortage. Chennai-Based Space Start-Up Agnikul Cosmos sets up India’s first private space vehicle launch pad at Sriharikota. Bank credit growth accelerates to 17.2% in July-September quarter: RBI data. RBI asks Paytm to reapply for payment aggregator licence.

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