Current Affairs – July, 2020

Madhu Babu Pension Scheme: Transgenders to be included

On July 18, 2020, Odisha Government announced that transgenders are to be included under Madhu Babu Pension Yojana. Highlights Madhu Babu Pension Yojana is a social security scheme that was launched in the state of Odisha. Under the scheme, around 5,000 transgenders are to receive Rs 500, Rs 700 and Rs 900 per month as Read More…

India launches 5 portals to boost Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan

On July 17, 2020, Government of India announced that five portals are being developed by different organizations to promote innovation in India. This will help boost Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. Highlights The portals being developed are for specific sectors and are as follows BHEL for power sector CMFTI for manufacturing sector HMT for machine tools Read More…

India signs MoU to store strategic reserves of petroleum in the US

On July, 17, 2020, India and United States signed Memorandum of Understanding to begin discussions on storing petroleum reserves in the US soil. A virtual US-India Strategic Energy Partnership Ministerial was held between the Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan and Energy Secretary of US Dan Brouillette. Highlights The countries signed Read More…

Cochin Shipyard builds Autonomous Electric Ferries for Norway

The Cochin Shipyard has signed contract with ASKO Maritime AS of Norway to build two autonomous electric ferries. Highlights The project is to be partially funded by the Norwegian Government. The project aims to provide emission free transport of goods. It aims at emission free transport across Oslofjord inlet in Norway. About the Vessels The Read More…

India-Israel sign agreements on Cyber Security

On July 15, 2020, India and Israel signed agreements to expand their collaboration in dealing with cyber threats. The agreement was signed between Director General of Israel’s National Cyber Directorate (INCD) and India’s Ambassador to Israel Sanjeev Singla. Highlights The agreement also involved Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) that operates under Ministry of Electronics Read More…