Current Affairs in Short: 6 July 2020

Jul 6, 2020
The Uttarakhand Police has issued a notice suspending Kanwar Mela due to COVID-19. The police has also requested the devotees not to come to Haridwar as the district's borders have been sealed. 

Is Coronavirus Airborne?: Scientists claim COVID-19 can spread through Air; Know what you can do to avoid it: Check Details

Jul 6, 2020
Coronavirus is Airborne: As per scientists, COVID-19 spreads through droplets expelled in air when a person sneezes, coughs or speaks. Know how Coronavirus originated and how you an avoid it if its airborne. 

PM Modi launches Atmanirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge

Jul 6, 2020
Atmanirbhar Bharat Innovation Challenge aims at encouraging tech & startup communities to create world-class 'Made in India' Apps. Under the challenge, innovators are invited to develop apps in eight categories.

India’s economic growth likely to contract 4.5% in 2020-21 due to COVID-19

Jul 6, 2020
The Department of Macroeconomic Affairs in its report underlined that the uncertainty around COVID-19 in the absence of vaccine poses a greater challenge.

Ennio Morricone, Oscar-winning music composer dies at 91

Jul 6, 2020
Ennio Morricone was the only second composer to receive an honorary award at the Oscars for his work.

Indian Army to give emergency orders for extreme cold weather tents for soldiers on LAC

Jul 6, 2020
The need for the tents is being felt as the deployment of soldiers on LAC is expected to be prolonged as the senior army officers expect that the standoff is likely to continue at least till September-October.

Bubonic Plague cases surface in China sounding alarm across the Globe: Know What is bubonic plague and How is it caused?

Jul 6, 2020
The Bubonic plague or Black death had caused one of the worst pandemics in Asia, Africa and Europe, killing at least half population of Europe in 14th century.

India, Afghanistan inks 5 MoUs for the development of educational infrastructure

Jul 6, 2020
The MoUs between the two countries have been signed for the development of educational infrastructure in 4 provinces of Afghanistan namely Farah, Nooristan, Kapisa, Badakhshan.

More than 25 crore saplings planted in a day in Uttar Pradesh on Van Mahotsav

Jul 6, 2020
Uttar Pradesh government identified 201 varieties of saplings for Van Mahotsav drive which includes Ayurvedic plants, fruits, and other environment-friendly variety.

Government blocks 40 websites of pro-Khalistan group, stops 'Referendum 2020’ 

Jul 6, 2020
The "Sikhs For Justice”, a pro-khalistan group was registering supporters for its demand for Khalistan.

Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel COVID-19 Hospital becomes operational in Delhi

Jul 6, 2020
Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel COVID-19 hospital is a temporary structure that has been built in a record time of 12 days by DRDO along with Health Ministry, Home Ministry, Tata Sons, Armed Forces, and other industry players.

India overtakes Russia, records world’s 3rd highest COVID-19 cases after US, Brazil

Jul 6, 2020
India overtook Russia to record the world’s third-highest COVID-19 cases on July 5th.

Elyments: Vice President launches first Indian social media super app

Jul 6, 2020
Elyments app has been created with the user’s privacy as a priority. The team members of the app stressed that the user’s data is stored in India and will not be shared with the third party without the user’s explicit consent.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 29 June to 5 July 2020

Jul 5, 2020
The week's updated quizzes cover topics such as new pandemic potential virus candidate, India's COVID vaccine and Padma Awards 2021 among others. 

Rapper Kayne West to run for US President

Jul 5, 2020
Kayne West announced his candidacy for US Presidential Elections 2020 with the hashtag 2020 Vision. 

Sports Ministry to launch Target Opium Podium Scheme for Junior Athletes

Jul 4, 2020
The Target Opium Podium Scheme (TOPS) will groom the junior athletes for 2024 and 2028 Olympics.

Iran nuclear site fire: Iran declines to disclose cause of mysterious fire at Natanz nuclear facility

Jul 4, 2020
As per the Governor of Natanz, Ramazanali Ferdowsi, the fire only damaged a building under construction within the complex and did not affect the main area of the nuclear facility. 

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 29 June to 4 July 2020

Jul 4, 2020
PM Narendra Modi has extended the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana till November 2020,

ISRO's Mars Orbiter captures image of largest moon of Mars

Jul 4, 2020
Phobos, the mysterious moon of Mars is believed to be made up of carbonaceous chondrites. 

PM in Ladakh: PM Modi meets soldiers injured in Galwan Valley clash, praises their bravery and valour

Jul 3, 2020
PM in Ladakh:  PM Modi stated that bravery is a pre-requisite for peace and those who are weak can never initiate peace.
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