Current Affairs – July, 2020

India-Russia Joint Technology Assessment and Accelerated Commercialization Programme

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) recently launched India-Russia Joint Technology Assessment and Accelerated Commercialization programme. The programme was launched in partnership with FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) and FASIE (Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises) of Russia Highlights The main objective of the programme is to connect startups Read More…

Global Forest Resources Assessment of FAO: India ranks third in raise in forest cover

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations recently released Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) report. According to the report, India ranked third among top 10 countries where forest cover has increased in the last decade. Highlights The Food and Agriculture Organization bring out the report once in every five years. The report assesses Read More…

Central Water Commission: 155% more water in reservoirs than 2019

The Central Water Commission (CWC) recently announced that reservoirs have 155% more water as compared to that of 2019. Highlights According to CWC, around 123 reservoirs were monitored. There are 66.372 billion cubic metres of water currently available in the reservoirs. This is 39% of total live storage capacity of the reservoirs. The states such Read More…

Facts Box: SWAMIH funds reviewed

The Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman recently reviewed the performance of Special Window for Affordable and Mid Income Housing (SWAMIH). Highlights Around 81 projects have been approved under the SWAMIH funds with an investment of Rs 8,767 crores. The fund was formed to complete stalled construction, mid-income housing projects, RERA-registered affordable projects. The fund has Read More…

July 26: Kargil Vijay Diwas

On July 26, 2020, India marked Kargil Vijay Diwas. The Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh paid tribute at National War Memorial. The day marks India’s victory over Pakistan in the Kargil war. Highlights On July 26, 1999, Indian Government culminated “Operation Vijay” and declared victory after three-month long battle in Kargil. Kargil War The Kargil Read More…