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Current Affairs 8 July 2020

Current Affairs 8 July 2020

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Current Affairs 8 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 8 July 2020
1. Ex-Corporate Affairs secretary Injeti Srinivas appointed IFSCA chairman
  • Former Corporate Affairs Secretary Injeti Srinivas was appointed the first chairman of International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA).
  • IFSCA is a unified authority for regulating all financial services in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • His appointment was approved for a period of 3 years.
Current Affairs 8 July 2020
2. Indian Railways sets up solar plant in Bina to directly power railway overhead line
  • Bina is located in Madhya Pradesh.
  • According to Railway Board Chairman V K Yadav, for the first time in the world, such a unique power plant has been installed.
  • Union Minister for Railways : Piyush Goyal.
Current Affairs 8 July 2020
3. NHRC forms expert panel to study COVID impact on human rights
  • The National Human Rights Commission has constituted an 11-member committee to study impact of Covid-19 on human rights and future response of the government.
  • The expert panel would be headed by Dr K S Reddy, president of Public Health Foundation of India.
  • NHRC Chairman : H L Dattu.
Current Affairs 8 July 2020
4. PM Modi to unveil Asia’s largest solar plant in MP on July 10
  • It will happen via video conferencing.
  • It is established in the Rewa district of Vindhya region of Madhya Pradesh.
  • It is one of the largest single-site solar plants in Asia.
  • Noor Complex is World’s largest concentrated solar power plant.
Current Affairs 8 July 2020
5. Indian Railways to transform itself as ‘Net Zero’ Carbon Emission Mass Transportation Network by 2030
  • It is endeavouring to be self-reliant for its energy needs by utilising its vacant land for renewable energy projects.
  • This would help in making Railways green as well as Atma-Nirbhar.
Current Affairs 8 July 2020
6. Israel launches reconnaissance satellite
  • Israel launched the latest in a series of reconnaissance satellites on the Shavit rocket.
  • Israel Aerospace Industries announced the successful launch of the Ofek 16 satellite.
  • It is an electro-optical reconnaissance satellite “with advanced capabilities.
  • Israel Capital : Jerusalem.
  • Currency: Shekel.
Current Affairs 8 July 2020
7. India, Afghanistan ink 5 agreements to develop educational infra in Afghan provinces
  • With the move seen as a reiteration of New Delhi’s support to Kabul at a time when the war-torn country’s peace process is confronting challenges.
  • Afghanistan President : Ashraf Ghani.
Current Affairs 8 July 2020
8. Indian Coast Guard & Indonesia Coast Guard sign MoU to boost maritime relations
  • This will enhance collaborative and cooperative engagements.
  • Director General of Indian Coast Guard : K Natarajan.
Current Affairs 8 July 2020
9. India’s First NPNT Compliant Drone Flight Successfully Completed
  • Quidich is proud to announce the successful completion of India’s First No-Permission No-Take off (NPNT) compliant drone flight on the A200 Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS).
  • The flight was carried out in a green zone identified by the DGCA.
  • It marks a breakthrough in online testing and permission systems.
Current Affairs 8 July 2020
10. YES Bank launches instant loan disbursement facility
  • YES Bank has launched a solution for instant disbursement of retail loans for the bank’s pre-approved liability account holders.
  • Called Loan in Seconds, the algorithm assesses a loan application in real-time and eliminates the need for documentation.
  • YES Bank MD and CEO : Prashant Kumar.
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11. MP: ‘Intzaar Aap Ka’ campaign started in order to attract tourists
  • Madhya Pradesh in order to attract tourists to the tourist places of the state ‘Intzaar Aap Ka’ (waiting for you) campaign has started on social media platforms.
  • It is inviting tourists for safe outing at various religious, natural & archaeological sites.
  • MP Chief Minister : Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
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12. Karnataka launches Weavers’ Sammaan Yojana
  • Karnataka CM B. S. Yeddyurappa launched Weavers Sammaan Yojana.
  • Under this scheme, 19,744 handloom weavers in the state will get annual financial assistance of Rs 2,000 through Direct Benefit Transfer.
  • The govt has allocated Rs. 10.96 cr for this.
  • Around 40,634 weavers registered with Seva Sindhu software.
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13. Earl Cameron: British film and TV star actor dies aged 102
  • Earl Cameron, one of the first black actors to forge a successful career in British film and television, has died aged 102.
  • Cameron first appeared on screen in the 1951 film Pool of London, in a rare starring role for a black actor.
  • He was the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).

So, these are all the latest important Current Affairs 8 July 2020.

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