Current Affairs – 2020

Rs 6,195.08 crore released to 14 States as Post Devolution Revenue Deficit Grant in July 2020

The Department of Expenditure (under Union Finance Ministry) has released a notice on 8th July 2020 as per which Rs 6,195.08 crore has been released to 14 states in the country. The amount released is as per the recommendation of the 15th Finance Commission. Under the Post-Devolution Revenue Deficit grant for Financial Year 2020-21, this Read More…

First Launch of China’s ‘Kuaizhou-11 (KZ-11)’ Rocket Failed, 3rd Rocket Launch Failure of the Year for China

After three years of delay, on 10th July 2020 the Solid-Fuelled Carrier Rocket of China- Kuaizhou-11 suffered a failure during its maiden flight. Kuaizhou-11 was originally planned to be launched in the first half of 2018, it was delayed due to an explosion during engine testing back in 2020. The rocket was launched from Jiuquan Read More…

Boeing Completes Delivery of 37 Military Helicopters to India

The United States-based multinational Aerospace Company- Boeing had completed the delivery of all 37 Military Helicopter in the month of June 2020 that were ordered by the Defence Ministry for the Indian Armed Forces in 2015. This was informed by Boeing through a news release statement on their website on 10th July 2020. Out of Read More…

Prime Minister e-Inaugurated 750 MW Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power Project

Through video conferencing, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has inaugurated the 750 MW Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Plant on 10th July 2020. To date, the 750 MW Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power Project is the largest single-site solar power project in Central India to date. Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power Project The Rewa Ultra Read More…

Unknown Pneumonia Reported From Kazakhstan by Chinese Embassy with Fatality Rate Higher than COVID-19

A health advisory warning has been issued on 9th July 2020 from the Chinese Embassy in Kazakhstan to Chinese Citizens in Kazakhstan and also to the authorities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China (It is the only Administered region or province of China that shares an International land boundary with Kazakhstan). As per Read More…

World’s First Reusable PPE Kits with Triple Viral Shield Technology launched

Indian Manufacturing Company- Loyal Textile Mills on 9th July 2020 launched the first of its kind in the world- reusable PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Kits. Along with reusable PPE kits, reusable garments and face masks with zero virus penetration were also unveiled by Loyal Textile Mills. The reusable masks, garments, and PPE Kits was launched Read More…

ADB renewed MoU with IEA for Energy Sector Sustainability and Resilience

Manila based Asian Development Bank (ADB) has renewed its 3-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in 2017 with the Paris based International Energy Agency (IEA). The renewed MoU was signed on 9th July 2020 for a period of 3 years. Contents2017 MoURenewed 2020 MoUInternational Energy Agency 2017 MoU The regional development bank-ADB signed the MoU Read More…

Cambodian NGO Receive ‘Development Marketplace Award’ from World Bank Group and SVRI

A WhatsApp chatline named ‘SMARTgirl Chatline’ was implemented by a Research Team from Cambodian NGO- KHANA Centre for Population Health Research. The ‘Smartgirl Chatline’ offered 24 hours response and support against gender-based violence to female entertainment workers in Cambodia. A cash reward of USD 100,000 was provided by the World Bank Group & SVRI- Sexual Read More…