Current Affairs

13 July, 2020

International

India Moves up a Rank, Becoming the Second-Largest Foreign Investor in UK

According to the United Kingdom’s government’s figures released on 10 July 2020, India has become the second largest Forign Direct Investor in the United Kingdom (UK)after the United States in 2019, by investing in 120 projects and creating 5,429 new jobs in the UK.
i.The United States of America remains in top, followed by India, Germany, France, China and Hong Kong.

National

Chhattisgarh organises India’s first E-Lok Adalat

Chhattisgarh State Legal Service Authority and the high Court organised India’s first e-Lok Adalat to ensure the administration of justice and to solve the financial crisis of the parties and lawyers amid COVID-19 pandemic. The high court Chief Justice P R Ramchandra Menon inaugurated the e-Lok Adalat through video conferencing.

Union Minister Harsh Vardhan Releases White Paper by TIFAC on “Focused Interventions for Make in India Post COVID 19”

the Union Minister of Science and Technology Dr.Harsh Vardhan released a White Paper on “Focused Interventions for Make in India Post COVID 19” prepared by the Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) in New Delhi over a virtual platform.

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Miscellaneous

IAF Received Last 5 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters from US Aerospace company Boeing

United States (US) based Aerospace Company Boeing, has delivered the last 5 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters to Indian Air Force (IAF) at the Air Force Station, Hindan, Uttar Pradesh.These Apaches were deployed at the Leh air base amid stand-off with China in Ladakh.
ii.This final 5 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters were part of a deal that was signed by Indian Government & Boeing in the year 2015 to deliver 22 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters .
iii.In September 2015, India signed a $3 billion deal with Boeing for 22 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and 15 Chinook helicopters through the Foreign Military Sales programme of the U.S. government.
About Boeing:
Headquarter – Chicago, United States (U.S.)
Director – Robert A. Bradway

IHD India Receives ‘Development Marketplace Award 2020’ from World Bank and SVRI

Institute for Human Development (IHD), an Indian non-profit institution conferred with ‘Development Marketplace Award 2020:Innovations to Address Gender-Based Violence’ from World Bank Group and Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) for the project alcohol, intimate partner violence and household economy: an assessment of liquor ban in Bihar.
World Bank Group and Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) joint hands to support and provide fund for researchers and innovators in low- and middle-income countries to study the violence against women and to reduce the violence against them.

India’s 2018 Tiger Census – Largest Camera Trap Wildlife Survey sets Guinness Record

The 2018 tiger Census of India entered the Guinness Record book as the largest camera trap wildlife survey following the application sent to the Guinness Book of World Record.
ii.Guinness Book of World record cited that the fourth iteration of the survey conducted in 2018-2019 was the most comprehensive to date in terms of resources and data.
iii.The population of the tiger has increased 33% since 2014 that is from 2,226 in 2014 to 2967 in 2018 making India the safest and biggest habitat for the wild cats in the world.
About Ministry of Environment, ForestMoEF) and Climate Change:
Union Minister– Prakash Javadekar
Minister of State– Babul Supriyo

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