Current Affairs – July, 2020

Israel successfully launched its Intelligence Satellite Ofek-16 into LEO

On 6th July 2020, from Central Israel’s Palmachim Airbase Israel has successfully launched its intelligence satellite ‘Ofek-16’ into the Low Earth Orbit (LEO). This is the 12th Satellite launched by Israel under its Ofek family of satellites. The Ofek-16 Satellite was launched as a payload of the rocket- Shavit 2. Ofek-16 Satellite Ofek-16 is an Read More…

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Maha Jobs Portal launched by Maharashtra Chief Minister, Domicile Certificate Mandatory for Registration

The Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray has launched a portal on 6th July 2020 that will bridge the gap between the Industrial Units/Employers and the Workers (Domiciled: Skilled, Semi-Skilled and Unskilled). The name of the portal is ‘Maha Jobs’. Anyone can access the portal by visiting- ‘mahajobs.maharashtra.gov.in’. For registration in the Maha Jobs portal, Read More…

Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary to be upgraded into a National Park

After months of Controversy, the Assam State Government has decided for the up-gradation of the status of the Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary to National Park. The decision was taken on 6th July 2020 and was announced by the Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal. Controversy A protest campaign led by environmentalists was conducted through social Read More…

Sanskrit Vidhyalaya built by India in Nepal Inaugurated

Sanskrit Vidhyalaya built in Eastern Nepal’s Province No 1’s IIam district by India was inaugurated on 6th July 2020 through video conferencing. The name of the Vidhyalaya is ‘Shree Saptmai Gurukul Sanskrit Vidhyalaya’. The inauguration event was attended virtually by the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu (on behalf of Government of India) and was attended by Read More…

Nekar Samman Yojane launched by Karnataka Government

The Chief Minister of Karnataka B.S. Yediyurappa has launched a scheme for the weaver’s community in the state of Karnataka on 6th July 2020. The name of the scheme is ‘Nekar Samman Yojane’, which means Weaver Samman Yojana. As per the 4th All India Handloom Census (conducted in 2019-20), there are 54,789 handloom weavers registered Read More…