Current Affairs – July, 2020

Maharashtra’s First Woman Election Commissioner passed away

On July 16, 2020 the former IAS officer and the first woman election commissioner of Maharashtra Smt Neela Satyanarayan passed away. The 1972 batch officer was admitted at the Seven Hills Hospital, Mumbai after she was diagnosed with COVID-19. Highlights Neela Satyanarayan retired in 2014. She has penned more than 150 songs. Also, she has Read More…

Conference on Defence Manufacturing Technologies and Aerospace inaugurated

On July 15, 2020, the Union Minister of State for Defence Shri Shripad Naik inaugurated the conference on Defence Manufacturing Technologies and Aerospace. Highlights The conference is being held to promote Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan and Make in India initiative. The conference is held under the theme Theme: Empowering India with Atma Nirbhar Bharat Mission Read More…

Indo-Italian Business Mission on Food Processing inaugurated

On July 15, 2020, the Union Minister of Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated the Digital Indo-Italian Business mission on Food Processing. Highlights The event is to be held for two days. During the event, trade fairs, digital conferences and back to back meetings are to be conducted. Around 23 Italian companies are to Read More…

WHO, UNICEF: “Sharp Decline in Vaccination”

On July 15, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) released data on alarming decline in number of children receiving vaccines. Highlights Around 14 million children missed out measles and DTP3 (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Petrussis) vaccine. Most of them live in Africa. Two-thirds of them live in Brazil, Read More…

Fourth round of India-China border talks concludes

On July 16, 2020, the 15-hour long India-China border talks concluded at 02:30 AM. The senior military commanders of the countries held discussions on the Indian side of the border in Ladakh. Highlights The commanders mainly discussed the de-escalation at Depsang and Pangong Tso. There was no statement from Indian side as several more rounds Read More…