Current Affairs – July, 2020

Govt extends deadline for filing income tax returns till September 30

Considering current global pandemic COVID-19 the government of India on Wednesday for the third time extended the deadline for filing income tax returns for 2018-19 financial year for two months till September 30. Before this in March, the due date was extended from March 31 to June 30 for the first time and again in Read More…

CSIR Technologies for COVID-19 Mitigation Compendium

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on 23rd July 2020 launched a compilation of useful information about CSIR technologies for COVID-19 mitigation. He expressed his strong viewpoints on technological advancements and innovations undertaken by CSIR against COVID-19 and talked about how the country’s scientists and experts have contributed to the fight against the novel coronavirus. Read More…

Role of India-UN Development Partnership Fund in India’s COVID-19 Response

The India-UN Development Partnership Fund was established in the year 2017, with an ambitious agenda of promoting multilateralism and shared prosperity. It was formed with a dedication of supporting demand-driven, and transformational SDG (Sustainable Development Growth) projects across the developing countries while having an immense focus on least developed countries. The fund is supported and Read More…

Aerial seeding in Aravalli Region: Key Facts

Designed by IIT-Kanpur backed startup aerial seeding technique has been employed by the Haryana government to improve green cover in the Aravalli area of the state. The project is being carried on a pilot basis to rejuvenate the low vegetation density of Aravalli and Shivalik hills. Using this method plantation on 100 acres is planned Read More…

Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover: Important Facts

The third and final mission to the red planet of the month lifted off on Thursday 30th July at 17:20 IST from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. After covering a huge distance of 300 million miles the Mars Perseverance Rover is expected to land on 18th February 2021. The main objective of the Mars Read More…