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10th July 2020 Current Affairs Headlines

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International News

Maldives & Sri Lanka eliminate measles & rubella, ahead of 2023 target

According to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO), South-East Asian Region (SEAR) office, the Maldives and Sri Lanka were verified for having eliminated measles and rubella. Now, the Maldives and Sri Lanka are the first two countries in the WHO South-East Asia Region to achieve measles and rubella elimination ahead of the 2023 target.

The Maldives listed last endemic case of measles in 2009 and of rubella in October 2015, while Sri Lanka reported last endemic case of measles in May 2016 and of rubella in March 2017.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • President of Sri Lanka: Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
  • Prime Minister of Sri Lanka: Mahinda Rajapaksa.
  • Capital of Sri Lanka: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte.
  • Currency of Sri Lanka:  Sri Lankan rupee.
  • President of the Maldives: Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.
  • Capital of Maldives: Male; Currency of the Maldives: Maldivian Rufiyaa.

US formally announced its withdrawal from WHO

The United States has formalized to reverse from the World Health Organization (WHO) on July 6, 2021. The actual project of disengaging the U.S. from WHO began on July 6, 2020, with a letter signed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. It will take one year to go into effect.

In April, the US stopped funding to WHO as the Trump administration reviewed the ties. A month later, President Donald Trump announced the US was terminating the relationship.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Headquarters of WHO: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Director-general of WHO: Tedros Adhanom.

Bangladesh launches “Digital Haat” for sacrificial animals

‘Digital Haat’ platform has been driven by the government of Bangladesh for online business and marketing of sacrificial animals ahead of the festival of Eid-Ul-Azha. The program has been started to save the cattle farmers and traders from financial loss amid the Corona pandemic. It also aims to avoid crowding in order to stop further transmission of the COVID-19 in the country.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Prime Minister of Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina; Capital: Dhaka; Currency: Taka.

Agreements News

CBDT & SEBI signs MoU for data exchange

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has signed an agreement for data exchange. The agreement will facilitate the sharing of information and data between the two organisations on an automatic and regular basis.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Chairperson of CBDT: Pramod Chandra Mody.
  • Headquarters of CBDT: New Delhi.
  • Chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India: Ajay Tyagi; Headquarter: Mumbai.
  • Chairman of National Highways Authority of India: Sukhbir Singh Sandhu.

Appointments News

GoI extends Bansi Lal Bhat’s tenure as chairperson of NCLAT

The tenure of Justice Bansi Lal Bhat as the chairperson of National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has been extended by the Government of India. His tenure has been extended for three months or till further orders. He is also holding the post of Member (Judicial) at the appellate tribunal.


Science and Technology

‘Compact XL’ system for covid-19 tests lauched by MyLab

Mylab Discovery Solutions has originated the ‘Compact XL’ system for conducting a wide range of tests, including RT-PCR tests for COVID-19. This is India’s first device to automate the manual methods of molecular diagnostic tests such as RNA/DNA-based tests including COVID-19 RT-PCR tests.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Mylab Discovery Solutions Executive Director: Shailendra Kawade.
  • Mylab Discovery Solutions Managing Director: Hasmukh Rawal.
  • Mylab Discovery Solutions Headquarters: Pune, Maharashtra.

Obituaries

Veteran bollywood actor Jagdeep passes away

Veteran Bollywood actor-comedian, Jagdeep passed away. His real name is Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri, but he was popularly known as Jagdeep.

He was best known for his roles in films such as Sholay, Purana Mandir and Andaz Apna Apna. He was last seen in 2012 movie Gali Gali Chor Hai, in which he played the role of a police constable.


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