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Current Affairs Quiz: 2 July 2020

Jul 2, 2020
The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as 2027 Asian Cup bids, Padma Awards 2021, new Stamp Duty rules and Russian referendum among others. 

World Bank sanctions USD 400 mn for rejuvenating Ganga

Jul 2, 2020
World Bank releases a statement mentioning that the assistance will help in strengthening the management of the river basin which is home to some 500 million people.

Current Affairs in Short: 2 July 2020

Jul 2, 2020
PM Modi’s account on Weibo went blank on July 1st after his profile photo, posts and comments were removed from the handle.

Delhi CM inaugurates India's first Plasma Bank: Who can donate plasma and how?

Jul 2, 2020
Plasma Bank: To donate plasma, the eligible people can contact the state government at 1031 or WhatsApp at 8800007722.

Australian PM launches mega-billion 10-year defence plan amid rising tension in Indo-Pacific

Jul 2, 2020
The Australian Prime Minister asserted that it is not just China and the United States that will determine that Indo Pacific stays on a path for free and open trade.

Indra Mani Pandey appointed as India’s Permanent Representative to United Nations, Geneva

Jul 2, 2020
Indra Mani Pandey currently has been serving as an additional secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and is expected to take up his new position shortly.

Stamp Duty Rules 2020: Centre introduces new rationalised collection mechanism of stamp duty, See full details

Jul 2, 2020
All mutual fund transactions will be liable for stamp duty and the new system has only standardized the charges across states and the manner of collection of stamp duty.

India’s ‘MyGov Corona Helpdesk’ bags two international awards at CogX2020

Jul 2, 2020
MyGov Corona helpdesk has won the awards under the ‘People’s Choice COVID-19 Overall Winner’ and ‘Best innovation for COVID-19 Society’ categories.

Russians approve new constitutional reforms, Vladimir Putin may stay as Russia’s President till 2036

Jul 2, 2020
The constitutional reforms include changes that would allow Russian President Vladimir Putin to run for another two six-year consecutive terms after his current term expires in 2024.

RBI conducts OMO, Operation Twist for Government Securities: What is OMO & Why RBI conducts Open Market Operations

Jul 2, 2020
RBI conducts OMO or Operation Twist for sale & purchase of Government Securities of Rs 10000 crore each. RBI is conducting Open Market Operations (OMO) to infuse liquidity in market. Know here what is OMO, Why RBI conducts OMO and other details.

SERB launches ‘Accelerate Vigyan’ Scheme to strengthen scientific research

Jul 2, 2020
The primary objective of the 'Accelerate Vigyan' scheme will be to encourage high-end scientific research and to prepare scientific manpower that can lead to research careers and knowledge-based economy.

Current Affairs Quiz: 1 July 2020

Jul 1, 2020
The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as MSME registration, new scheme for cashless treatment of road accident victims and new pandemic potential virus candidate among others.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 1 July 2020

Jul 1, 2020
The Central Government plans to acquire more lethal version of Spice-2000 Bombs with an aim to strengthen its military capabilities.

Madhya Pradesh govt launches ‘Kill Corona’ campaign

Jul 1, 2020
For the ‘Kill Corona’ campaign in Madhya Pradesh, more than 11,400 teams will be carrying out door to door survey from July 1 to July 15.

RBI defines conditions for govt’s special liquidity schemes for NBFCs and HFCs

Jul 1, 2020
RBI has now laid out eligibility criteria for such special liquidity scheme and it includes registered microfinance institutions (MFIs), NBFCs and HFCs under the respective laws.

Current Affairs in Short: 1 July 2020

Jul 1, 2020
Bollywood actors Hrithik Roshan and Alia Bhatt are among the 819 people invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 

Government declares entire Nagaland disturbed area till December-end

Jul 1, 2020
Nagaland has been under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act for almost six decades.

SDMC, NTPC Ltd. and Indian Oil sign MoU for Waste to Energy Plant in Delhi

Jul 1, 2020
Under the MoU, Indian Oil, NTPC, and SDMC will come together to develop a demonstration Waste to Energy Plant at Okhla landfill site with the use of Gasification Technology.

World Bank approves $750 million fund to support India’s MSME Sector

Jul 1, 2020
By including this new MSME project, the World Bank has till date committed $2.75 billion to support India’s emergency COVID-19 response.

India plans to acquire lethal version of Spice-2000 bombs

Jul 1, 2020
The Indian Air Force plans to acquire more lethal version of the bombs now as a part of the emergency financial powers granted by the centre amid the border tension with China.
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