Current Affairs

3 July, 2020

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DFPD estimated Rs 1,48,938 cr as cost for distribution of foodgrains and pulses under PMGKAY during April – Nov 2020

Department of Food and Public Distribution (DFPD) under Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has worked out estimated cost for distribution of food grains (Rice and Wheat) and pulses under PMGKAY, which will be Rs 1,48,938 crore approx for a period between 8 months from April to November 2020.

Dr.Harsh Vardhan Released the Good Clinical Practice Guidelines Handbook and Prospectus for FPIS of NBE

Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Dr.Harsh Vardhan with the Minister of State of Health, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, released the Good Clinical Practice Guidelines Handbook and Prospectus for Fellowship Programme for International Students (FPIS) of the National Board of Examinations (NBE) on a virtual platform.

SERB Launches ‘Accelerate Vigyan’ Scheme & Portal to Provide Single Platform to Boost High-end Scientific Research

The ‘Accelerate Vigyan’ (AV) scheme for research internships, was launched by the Union Government’s Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB).
Objective:- To encourage high-end scientific research and prepare scientific manpower which leads to research careers and knowledge based economy.

Indian marine fish landings rose 2.1% to 3.56mt in 2019: CMFRI; Tamil Nadu tops

In accordance with the report “Annual Marine Fish Landings in India for 2019” by Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), India’s marine fish production has increased marginally by 2.1% to 3.56 million tonnes (mt) in 2019 as compared to 3.49 mt in 2018.

Economy

ICICI bank Launched a Facility, ‘Insta Loans against Mutual Funds’, in Partnership with Computer Age Management Services

ICICI Bank launched ‘Insta Loans against Mutual Funds’, a facility in partnership with Computer Age Management Services(CAMS). The facility is an extension of the Insta Loan Against Shares(LAS).

GoI approved special liquidity scheme for NBFCs and HFCs through SBICAP as SPV

the Government of India (GoI) has approved a scheme for improving the short-term liquidity position of non-banking finance companies (NBFCs)/housing finance companies (HFCs) through a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) in the form of Special Liquidity Scheme (SLS) Trust set up by SBI Capital Markets Limited (SBICAP), a subsidiary of the State Bank of India (SBI).

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Miscellaneous

V Suryanarayanan Becomes the New MD of Chola MS General Insurance

The Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company promoted V Suryanarayanan, President and COO of the company as the New Managing Director (MD) with effect from 1st July 2020 succeeding SS Gopalarathnam.
i.SS Gopalarathnam, who joined the Murugappa Group in 1979 served the company for around 41 years in finance and marketing function retired on July 1st and Suryanarayanan will take over his position.

Shashank Manohar Steps Down as ICC Chairman, Imran Khwaja Takes Charge as Interim Chairman

Shashank Manohar stepped down as International Cricket Council(ICC) chairman after his two 2 year tenure(4 years). He is the first independent chairman.
ii.His tenure ended on July 1, 2020. Deputy Chairman Imran Khwaja will take charge as interim chairman until the next chairman is elected.

Mon District Administration received 3 SKOCH Awards in 65th SKOCH Summit

The District Administration of Mon, Nagaland received 2020 SKOCH awards under three categories in the 65th SKOCH summit from Sameer Kochar, Chairman of SKOCH group.

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