Current Affairs – 2020

Top Current Affairs Today’s News Headlines-9 July 2020

Here are the Top Current Affairs Today’s News Headlines-9 July 2020 INDIA COVID-19: Navy’s Operation Samudra Setu to bring back Indians stranded abroad concluded New diplomats: David Pine, High Commissioner of New Zealand, Philip Barton, High Commissioner of UK, Akhatov Dilshod Khamidovich, Ambassador of Uzbekistan Veteran actor-comedian Jagdeep, Sholay’s Soorma Bhopali, passes away at 81 Read More…

Construction of Hindu Temple Blocked in Islamabad, Hatred towards Minorities on the Rise in Pakistan

Persecution of Minorities in Pakistan continues as this time the Islamic activists have blocked the construction of Shree Krishna Mandir- the first Hindu Temple in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad.  Located at the H-9/2 area of Islamabad, the foundation stone for the 1860 sq meter (20,000 sq ft) Shree Krishna Mandir was laid on 23rd June 2020. Read More…

Sri Lanka and Maldives becomes the First Two Countries from South-East Asia Region of WHO to Eliminate Both Rubella and Measles

Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO) has announced on 8th July 2020 that Sri Lanka and the Maldives have eliminated Rubella Virus. With this, Sri Lanka and the Maldives became the first two countries from the South East Asia Region of WHO to have successfully eliminated both the Measles and Rubella Virus. ContentsMeasles Virus Eliminated by Read More…

Odisha becomes First State in India to Use Space Technology & Artificial Intelligence for Safeguarding Government Lands

To monitor all Government lands in the state capital Bhubaneswar, web and mobile-based solution named ‘BLUIS’- Bhubaneswar Land Use Intelligence System was launched on 8th July 2020. The Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik launched BLUIS. BLUIS was launched due to the lack of adequate transparency and accountability in the current manual mode of mechanism Read More…

UltraTech Cement’s subsidiary Krishna Holdings to Sell its Entire 92.5% Stake from China’s Shandong Binani Rongan Cement

Subsidairy of UltraTech Nathdwara Cement (previously known as Binani Cement)- Krishna Holdings (Incorporated at Singapore) will sell its entire equity shareholding of 92.5 percent stake from China’s Shandong Binani Rongan Cement. The 92.5 percent stake is worth around USD 120 million (845 million Chinese RNB-Renminbi). UltraTech Nathdwara Cement is a subsidiary company of Mumbai based Read More…

INS Kesari covered 14,000 Km in 49 Days under ‘Mission Sagar’ to Extend India’s Helping Hand across the Indian Ocean

‘Security and Growth for All in the Region’ –Following this vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Indian Navy began ‘Mission Sagar’ to extend India’s helping hand across the Indian Ocean. The Mission Sagar was launched on 10th May 2020, and after 49 days, the mission was successfully completed on 28th June 2020 when INS Read More…

Cabinet Approves Developing of ARHCs for Urban Migrants/Poor under PMAY-U

To fulfill the vision of AtmaNirbhar Bharat, On 8th July 2020, the Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given approval for developing Affordable Rental Housing Complexes (ARHCs). These Affordable Rental Housing Complexes will be developed as a sub-scheme under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U) for the Urban Migrants/poor. ContentsBackgroundHow Read More…

Indian Navy Completes ‘Operation Samudra Setu’ by bringing 3,992 Indian Citizens back to Homeland

‘Samudra Setu’ meaning ‘Sea Bridge’, In an effort to repatriate Indian Citizens from overseas, the Operation Samudra Setu was launched on 5th May 2020 by the Indian Navy. The Operation Samudra Setu lasted over 55 days in which 3,992 Indian Citizens were brought back to their homeland by the sea route by the Indian Navy. Read More…