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Current Affairs in Short: 8 July 2020

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An investigation launched to probe match-fixing allegations during the 2011 World Cup final has been dropped due to lack of evidence. 

Odisha’s civic bodies to receive funding of around Rs. 23,848 crore

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Out of the fund, PRIs will get a total amount of around Rs. 15,715.60 crore while the ULBs will get an amount of around Rs. 8,132.52 crore.

International cricket resumes with England vs WI test series after 116 days

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The last international cricket match was played on March 13 between Austalia and New Zealand behind closed doors. 

India ranks at 34th in Global Real Estate Transparency Index 2020

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The improvement in India’s ranking in the Global Real Estate Transparency Index is because of the progress in the country’s Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) framework which attracted greater interest from the institutional sector.

Coronavirus is Airborne? WHO acknowledges evidence of airborne transmission of COVID-19 

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New emerging evidence suggests that smaller exhaled particles can linger in the air and infect others. 

US govt formally notifies UN of decision to withdraw from WHO

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The United States government had earlier accused WHO of siding with China on the virus outbreak, which had originated in the Chinese city Wuhan in late 2019.

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for Coronavirus

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Bolsonaro had earlier played down the severity of the virus calling it a little flu.

Face masks, hand sanitisers no longer essential items

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The decision to not include face masks and hand sanitisers under the Essential Commodities Act has been taken after the consultation with the state governments.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 7 July 2020

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India and China have mutually agreed to disengage their troops at the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

Indian Railways to transform into ‘Net Zero’ carbon emission network by 2030

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The Railway Ministry has already started working on energy procurement from various solar projects. 

Current Affairs Quiz: 7 July 2020

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The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as 'conflict of interest' case, Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary and 75 percent reservation in private sector among others. 

Current Affairs in Short: 7 July 2020

2 days ago
Hand sanitizers and face masks are no longer essential commodities under the Essential Commodities Act 1955.

Registration for human trials of Indian vaccine for COVID-19 begins from July 7

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The two Indian vaccine candidates, namely COVAXIN and ZyCov-D will now be tested on 1,125 healthy volunteers in the two phases of the trials.

Virat Kohli under 'conflict of interest' scanner

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Many veteran Indian cricketers including Ganguly, Sachin and Rahul Dravid have had to relinquish multiple posts in the past after coming under the conflict of interest scanner.

Govt approves appointment of Injeti Srinivas as Chairman of IFSCA

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Injeti Srinivas, the 1983-batch IAS officer of Odisha cadre and the former Corporate Affairs Secretary will head the IFSCA for a period of three years.

Haryana Cabinet approves draft ordinance seeking to reserve 75 percent private jobs for local youth

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The candidates seeking to take benefit of the scheme will require a domicile certificate. 

Himachal first state with LPG connections in all the households: CM

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Himachal Pradesh government had also launched ‘Himachal Grihini Suvidha Yojana’ to cover those left out families in the state, who were not covered under centre’s Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana.

India, World Bank sign USD 750 million agreement for MSME Emergency Response Programme

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Under the MSME emergency response programme, the immediate liquidity and credit needs of nearly 15 lakh eligible MSMEs will be taken care of.

Assam’s Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary to get National Park status

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Once the sanctuary is given the National Park Status by the government, it will guarantee the protection of the flora and fauna and better management of Dehing Patkai.

India, China agree to completely disengage troops along LAC

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In the first sign of de-escalation, the Chinese Army has moved back its tents, vehicles and troops by 1-2 kms from Galwan valley.
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