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02nd July 2020 Current Affairs Headlines & GK Updates

02 July 2020 Most Important Current Affairs – Video Discussion

Important Days

India celebrates National Doctor’s Day on 1st July

The National Doctor’s Day is observed in India on 1st July. Indian Medical Association (IMA) commemorates the day every year to remember the invaluable work done by doctors and physicians and thank them for their dedicated service. The theme for National Doctor’s Day 2020 is “Lessen the mortality of COVID 19” and includes awareness about asymptomatic hypoxia and early aggressive therapy. The day also marks the birth and death anniversary of Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy.

National Chartered Accountants Day 2020

National Chartered Accountants Day or CA Day is observed on July 1 every year to celebrate the finding of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) by the parliament of India in 1949. Every year on the day of the establishment of the ICAI, CA Day is observed to honour the Chartered Accountant. The ICAI is the sole licensing and regulatory body for the financial audit and accounting profession in India, and its recommendations are followed by everyone – from the National Financial Reporting Authority to companies and accounting organizations.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of India Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • President of ICAI: CA Atul Kumar Gupta.
  • The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) was constituted on 01st October 2018 by the Government of India under Sub Section (1) of section 132 of the Companies Act, 2013.
  • Chairman of National Financial Reporting Authority: R.Sridharan.

National Postal Worker Day: 1st July

National Postal Worker Day is celebrated on 1st July. This day is celebrated to the recognition of postal workers across the world. National Postal Worker Day is a unique way to say ‘thank you’ to the postmen and all delivery personnel, as online shopping has become a lifeline for many of us.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Director-General of India Post: Arundhaty Ghosh.

National Headlines

HRD Minister launches World’s first ever online B.Sc. degree in Programming & Data Science

Human Resources and Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank virtually launched World’s first-ever online Sc. degree in Programming and Data Science. The programme has been prepared and offered by the Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Madras.

World Bank approves $500 million for STARS Program

The World Bank has passed a $500 million for Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States Program (STARS) to improve the quality and governance of school education in six Indian states namely Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, and Rajasthan. The program will help India in renewing focus on addressing the ‘learning outcome’ challenge. It will also help the students in preparing for the jobs of the future via a series of reform initiatives.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • President of World Bank: David Malpass.

State Current Affairs Headlines

Char Dham Yatra 2020 begins in Uttarakhand

Char Dham Yatra 2020 began in The four sacred Char Dham sites – Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri – shall open for the devotees.

Only residents of Uttarakhand will get the E-passes that will be valid only for the darshan at the temple during the visit to the shrine. Therefore, before heading to the temple for the darshan, devotees must visit https://badrinath-kedarnath.gov.in/ to obtain the E-pass.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath launches piped water project ”Har Ghar Jal” for Bundelkhand region

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath launched the ambitious piped water project  ”Har Ghar Jal” that means water to every house for Bundelkhand region.

The 12  projects for which the foundation stone was laid by the Chief Minister in Jhansi are part of the ”Jal Jeevan Mission” Har Ghar Jal, started by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Under the first phase of the project which costs 2185 crores the 3 districts of Bundelkhand region will be covered.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Governor: Anandiben Patel
  • Capital: Lucknow
  • Chief minister: Yogi Adityanath

GoI, Govt of TN & World Bank signs agreements for Housing projects

Government of India, Government of Tamil Nadu and the World Bank has signed an arbitration for two projects with a total cost of $250 million. These projects would be executed to help low-income groups in the state of Tamil Nadu get access to affordable housing. The two projects include $50 million Tamil Nadu Housing and Habitat Development Project and $200 million First Tamil Nadu Housing Sector Strengthening Program. The $200 million and $50 million loans from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) will have a maturity of 20 years including a grace period of 3.5 years.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu: Thiru Edappadi K. Palaniswami; Governor: Banwarilal Purohit.
  • President of World Bank: David Malpass.

Karnataka government launches portal “Skill Connect Forum”

Karnataka government has launched a portal called “Skill Connect Forum” to connect job seekers with employers on a common platform. It also provides job seekers information on available jobs. Any individual can register on the portal by uploading their details such as qualification, skill sets and other details. In the same manner, employers will also register on the portal which will match the requirement and availability.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Karnataka: B.S. Yediyurappa; Governor: Vajubhai Vala.

MP Govt launches ‘Hamara Ghar-Hamara Vidyalaya’ campaign

Madhya Pradesh government has launched “Hamara Ghar-Hamara Vidyalaya” to take care of academic regularity of the students during the Lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign will commence on 6th July 2020. Under this, the school bells are going to be heard within the student’s house and the teachers will begin the class of the students after the bell. It aims to provide a school-like environment for the children taught at their home through online classes.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

International News

Gudni Johannesson re-elected as President of Iceland

Gudni Johannesson has been re-elected as the President of Iceland. He has won his second four-year term as the president of Iceland in the presidential elections held recently. He won the presidential elections with 92% of the popular vote which is the second-largest win in Icelandic presidential elections. He worked as a history professor at the University of Iceland before taking office as President of Iceland in year 2016.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Capital of Iceland: Reykjavik.
  • Currency of Iceland: Icelandic Krona.

Agreements & MoUs

Swiggy partners with ICICI Bank for Digital Wallet

Swiggy has launched its digital wallet ‘Swiggy Money’ in partnership with ICICI Bank to provide users with a single-click checkout experience. Swiggy has used ICICI Bank’s ‘insta wallet service’ built on its cloud platform which allows the Foodtech to create a digital wallet instantaneously for customers. The service shall also be open to customers who do not bank with ICICI, who will, however, be required to provide details of a government ID to the bank.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Headquarters of Swiggy: Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  • CEO of Swiggy: Sriharsha Majety.
  • Headquarters ICICI Bank: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • CEO of ICICI Bank: Sandeep Bakhshi.

Banking & Finance

HDFC Bank launches ”e-Kisaan Dhan” app for farmers

HDFC Bank launched ”e-Kisaan Dhan” app for farmers across India to access a bouquet of agricultural and banking services on their mobile.

The app, which serves as a repository of knowledge and information for any individual engaged in farming, helps meet needs of the rural ecosystem.

The app will also provide value-added services, like mandi prices, latest farming news, weather forecast, information on seed varieties, SMS advisory, e-pashuhaat and Kisan TV.


Appointments

GoI extends KK Venugopal’s term as Attorney General of India

Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the extension of KK Venugopal’s term as the Attorney General of India. His term has been extended for a period of one year with effect from 1st July 2020. ACC has also approved the reappointment of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta for a period of three years. ACC has also appointed Chetan Sharma as the Additional Solicitor General (ASG) for Delhi High Court.


Summits & Conferences

36th ASEAN Summit virtually held in Vietnam

The 36th edition of the biannual ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)  Summit 2020 was held via video conferencing in Hanoi, Vietnam. with theme “Cohesive and Responsive ASEAN”. The main focus of the summit was on the COVID-19 epidemic response, post-pandemic recovery and further cooperation with partners.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • 10 ASEAN member countries: Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei, Cambodia, Myanmar (Burma), Laos.

Sports

Kiren Rijiju launches “NADA App” for athletes

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has launched the National Anti-Doping Agency’s first mobile app named as “NADA App” which aims to bridge the gap between NADA and the athletes by offering easily-accessible information on various aspects of sport, prohibited substances as well as dope-testing. The NADA app is expected to act as a one-stop guide for all anti-doping and medication related information. It also offers comprehensive information on commonly-prescribed medicines.


02 July 2020 Most Important Current Affairs – Video Discussion

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