Current Affairs – July, 2020

DAC: Powers delegated to process urgent capital acquisition up to Rs 300 crores

On July 15, 2020, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) empowered the Indian Armed Forces to decide on urgent capital acquisitions up to Rs 300 crores. The DAC was chaired by the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. Highlights The step of DAC will help Indian Armed Forces to meet their emergent operational requirement. The decision comes during Read More…

Tunisian Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh resigns

On July 16, 2020, the Tunisian PM Elyes Fakhfakh resigned. He presented his resignation to the President of Tunisia Kais Saied. Highlights The collapse of Mr FakhFakh’s Government within five months of its formation is to delay economic reforms. The country was hailing towards successful transition of democracy since 2011 revolution. Background The splits in Read More…

Facts Box: UN’s State of Food Security and Nutrition Report, 2020

The United Nations recently released the “State of Food Security and Nutrition” report. The report was prepared by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), World Health Organization (WHO), World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund). Highlights The report says that around 8.9% of the world population, that Read More…

WHO: 140 COVID-19 tests per day per million required

On July 15, 2020, the World Health Organization released its Guidance Note on Public Health Criteria to adjust Public Health and Social Measures. Under the guidance note, the organization advised comprehensive surveillance for suspected cases. Highlights By comprehensive surveillance, WHO advises that a country has to conduct 140 COVID-19 tests per day per million population. Read More…

India-European Union Summit held via video conferencing

On July 15, 2020, the 15th India-European Union Summit was held through video conferencing. The summit aims to strengthen ties between India and European Union. PM Modi addressed the summit. Highlights Under the Summit, India and European Union agreed to boost their ties in the areas of defence, trade and investment. They agreed to launch Read More…