Current Affairs

10 July, 2020


India Ranked 8th for Cancer Preparedness among 10 Asia-Pacific Countries; Australia Tops: EIU Report

In accordance with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report on “Cancer preparedness in Asia-Pacific: Progress towards universal cancer control”, India has been ranked eighth with an overall score of 51.6 for cancer preparedness among 10 Asia-Pacific countries.

PM Modi addresses inaugural session of 3-day virtual India Global week 2020 organized in UK

Prime Minister (PM) Shri Narendra Modi has addressed the inaugural session of 3-day (July 9-July 11) virtual India Global week 2020 based on the theme ‘Be The Revival: India and a Better New World’ organized in UK (United Kingdom) by India Inc. Group, the UK-headquartered media house, with the aim to connect global leaders and captains of industry to discuss aspects relating to opportunities in India as well as the global economic revival post-coronavirus (COVID-19).


Rajnath Singh e-Inaugurated Rs 43 cr Six Strategic Bridges in J&K; Built by Border Road Organisation

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated six strategic bridges in the border areas close to the International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) through video conferencing, from New Delhi. These were built in a record time by the Project Sampark of Border Road Organisation (BRO).

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Launches BLUIS, First of its Kind in India to Use Space Technology & Artificial Intelligence to Monitor Government Lands

The Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik, launched the Bhubaneswar Land Use Intelligence System (BLUIS), a flagship development of the General Administration and Public grievances departments.
ii.Odisha becomes the first state in India to use high resolution satellite imagery utilising space technology and artificial intelligence to monitor government lands.
iii.BLUIS is a web and mobile based solution to monitor the unauthorised change of land use and to prevent the encroachment of government lands,
About Odisha:
Chief Minister– Naveen Patnaik
Governor– Ganeshi Lal


Global economy to contract by 5.2 pc in 2020: D&B’s Country Risk and Global Outlook Report

In accordance with the Dun and Bradstreet’s (D&B) Country Risk and Global Outlook Report, which has covered 132 countries, the global economy is likely to contract by 5.2% in 2020. This is the biggest decline since the Second World War and a far stronger contraction than the 1.7% recorded in 2009 during the global financial crisis. As per report, the global economy will not reach pre-pandemic levels of activity again before 2022.

Tamil Nadu Tops Market Borrowings Among States in India With a Collection of ₹30,500 crore for 2020-21 : RBI

According to data from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Tamil Nadu (TN) has topped market borrowings among States in India with a collection of Rs.30,500 crore in the fiscal 2020-21(FY 21).
i.TN accounted for 17% of the borrowings through the issue of bonds (known as state development loans) & has been followed by Maharashtra ₹25,500 crore (14%), Andhra Pradesh ₹17,000 crore (9%), Rajasthan ₹17,000 crore (9%).


World’s No.1 Women Squash Player Raneem El Welily of Egypt Retired;India’s Joshna Chinappa ranked 10th

Raneem El Welily, the 31 year old Egyptian Squash player and world’s top ranking Women Squash Player announced her retirement ending her 18 year sports career.She is the 1st Arab woman to secure the world’s top ranking in any sport.
ii.Nouran Gohar of Egypt claims the No.1 ranking after the retirement of Welily.
iii.Joshna Chinappa, 33 year old Indian Squash player, entered the top 10 of the PSA world ranking


CCI approves Proposed Combination Involving Eros Plc, STX and Marco

The Competition Commission of India(CCI) has approved the proposed combination which involves Eros International Plc(Eros Plc), STX Filmworks Inc(STX) and Marco Alliance Limited (Marco).

IRDAI Constitutes 9-member Working Group Headed by Suresh Mathur to Look into the Possibility of Forming ‘Pandemic Risk Pool’

Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has formed a 9- member working group under the chairmanship of Suresh Mathur, Executive Director of Irdai to look into the possibility of setting up ‘Pandemic Risk Pool’ to deal with the various risks arising out of a pandemic -like health emergencies & recommend the structure and operating model for the Pool within 8 weeks.

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