Current Affairs

9 July, 2020

International

Maldives & Sri Lanka are the 1st two countries in South-East Asia to eliminate Rubella and measles ahead of 2023 target: WHO

According to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) South East Asian Region (SEAR) office, Maldives and Sri Lanka were verified to eliminate both measles and rubella, making them the first two countries in the WHO South-East Asia region to achieve beyond their 2023 target.

US formally notified UN of its Decision to Withdraw from WHO; Serves Notice Period till July 6, 2021

the United States of America (USA), as a depositary of the 1946 Constitution of the World Health Organization (WHO), has formally notified the United Nations (UN) of its decision of withdrawal from the global health body, WHO .

National

USAID’s SAGE Partnered with MNRE’s National Technical Institutions for Clean Energy Development

US Agency for International Development (USAID)- supported South Asia Group for Energy (SAGE) has collaborated with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)’s National Technical Institutions to increase US-India collaboration for clean energy development.
i.MNRE Secretary, Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi and USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for Asia, Javier Piedra, launched the partnership during US-India Strategic Energy Partnership (SEP) meetings.

Prakash Javadekar Participated in 4th edition of the Ministerial on Climate Action; held virtually

The 4th edition of international meeting named “Ministerial on Climate Action (MoCA)” was held on July 7, 2020, which was co-chaired by European Union (EU), China and Canada. From India, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar participated in the meet.

Economy

NSDC Collaborates with Microsoft India to Provide Digital Skills to Indian Youth

The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has joined hands with tech giant company Microsoft India Private Limited to enhance the digital skills of the country’s youth.

Karur Vysya Bank Enters into Bancassurance Corporate Agency Partnership with Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance

Karur Vysya Bank (KVB), a Scheduled Commercial Bank in India has joined hands with Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance for bancassurance, under which KVB will market all retail and group products of Bajaj Allianz including savings, retirement, investment, protection and critical illness life insurance products through its 780 branches.

AIIB Releases USD 50 mn as 1st Tranche to L&T Infrastructure Finance for Renewable Energy

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB) has released USD 50 million in the first tranche of assistance to L&T Infrastructure Finance Ltd(LTIF), to fund renewable Energy Projects in the country.

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Miscellaneous

Mylab Discovery Solutions Launches ‘Compact XL’ India’s First Machine to Automate Manual Processes of Molecular Diagnostic Tests

Mylab Discovery Solutions, Pune based molecular diagnostics company has launched ‘Compact XL’- India’s first machine to automate the manual processes of molecular diagnostic tests like RT-PCR test for COVID-19 on 7th July 2020.

Luxury Ride Signs Singer Sukhbir Singh as its Brand Ambassador

Luxury Ride has signed singer Sukhbir Singh as its brand ambassador. He will soon be seen in a full-fledged marketing campaign besides being leveraged across its upcoming brand and product communication initiatives.

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