Current Affairs

25 July, 2020

International

‘COVID-19 Law Lab’ Initiative launched to provide legal information worldwide

The World Health Organization (WHO) along with other key bodies had launched COVID-19 Law Lab(www.COVIDLawLab.org).
ii.It is a database of laws that countries had implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

India’s maternal mortality ratio declined to 113 in 2016-18: Registrar General’s Sample Registration System (SRS)

In accordance with the “Special Bulletin on Maternal Mortality in India 2016-18”, released by the Office of the Registrar General’s Sample Registration System (SRS), the Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) in India has declined to 113 in 2016-18 from 122 in 2015-17 and 130 in 2014-2016 andd almost 100 deaths lesser than in the period of 2007-2009.
ii.States have been categorized into three groups namely, Empowered Action Group (EAG) States, Southern States and Other States during the survey.

HRD Ministry Conducts First Ever Ind-SAT Test 2020 Under its Study in India Programme

The Ministry of Human Resource & Development (MHRD) conducted the first ever Indian Scholastic Assessment (Ind-SAT) Test 2020 under study in India Programme on July 22, 2020. The exam was conducted in the proctored Internet mode by the National Testing Agency.

Ind-SAT exam is for admissions and granting scholarships in selective Indian universities for foreign students

Economy

ADB and GCF join hands towards ‘green recovery’ on the impacts of COVID-19 disease

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) agreed to partner toward the “Green Recovery”
This is to help hands for the people who are facing the harsh economic impact due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Sports

Sri Lankan Cricketer Sripali Weerakkody retires from International Cricket

A 34 years old Female fast bowler Sripali Weerakkody who represent for Sri Lanka in International Crickets has announced her retirement from all forms of Cricket.She played 89 ODIs and 58 T20Is.She totally picked 89 wickets in her career.

she became the first woman cricketer from Sri Lanka to qualify as a fitness trainer from the Australian Institute of Fitness.

Miscellaneous

Space startup DRT developed India’s first in-orbit space debris monitoring and tracking system

A Space start up namely Digantara Research and Technology (DRT) which has developed India’s first in-orbit space debris monitoring and tracking system that works on LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology has been selected by SID (Society for Innovation and Development) incubation program at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore.

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