Current Affairs – July, 2020

Unique Urban Forest inaugurated at the Office of CAG in New Delhi

Keeping in mind its community responsibilities towards the increasing cause of concern from the degrading Air Quality Index (AQI) in the National Capital over the years, an Urban Forest will be established in the Office Park of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) for India at New Delhi. The Urban Park was inaugurated on 2nd Read More…

Significant Decline in Trade deficit with China, from 53.56 billion in 2018-19 to 48.66 billion in 2019-20

Tensions escalated at the border between India and China from the last week of April 2020. The Galwan Valley clashes on 15th June 2020 have further intensified the call to boycott Chinese goods and products. However, there was already a significant decline in India’s trade deficit with China for the Financial Year 2019-20 (ending on Read More…

Drug Discovery Hackathon 2020 launched

For supporting the drug discovery process, a national initiative called Drug Discovery Hackathon 2020 was launched on 2nd July 2020. The initiative was launched by Ramesh Pokhriyal (Union Human Resource Development Minister) and Dr. Harsh Vardhan (Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare and Science and Technology). Objective of the Hackathon The objective of the Read More…

Defence Ministry Approves Purchase of 33 new Fighter Jets and Upgradation of existing 59 MiG-29 Aircraft

The proposal to acquire 33 new fighter aircraft was approved by the Ministry of Defence on 2nd July 2020. This will help the Indian Air Force in addressing the long-felt need for increasing its fighter squadrons. Along with the purchase of 33 new fighter aircraft, the existing 59 MiG 29 aircraft will also be upgraded. Read More…

17 days ‘Paudhe Lagao, Paryavaran Bachao’ Campaign in New Delhi from 10th July

A mega tree plantation drive has been announced by the Delhi Government on 2nd July 2020. The name of the campaign is ‘Paudhe Lagao, Paryavaran Bachao’ meaning ‘Plant Trees, Save Environment’. The campaign will begin on 10th July 2020 and will continue until 26th July 2020. Objective of the Campaign In the last few years, Read More…