Check out Today's Top 10 Current affairs for competitive exams-1st August 2020
6th BRICS Environment Ministers’ Meeting held virtually.
Russia chaired the 6th BRICS Environment Ministers’ Meeting. The Environment Ministers of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa participated in the meeting held via the video conference. Union Environment Minister, Shri Prakash Javadekar represented India in the BRICS Environment Ministers’ Meet. India will host the next meeting in 2021.
Hamed Bakayoko becomes Prime Minister of the Ivory Coast.
Ivory Coast‘s Defence Minister, Hamed Bakayoko has been named as the Prime Minister of the country. He was presently serving as the interim PM of the country since the sudden death of former Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly.
Lee Teng-hui, former president of Taiwan passes away.
Former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui passed away. He served as president of Taiwan from 1988 to 2000. He was also regarded as the “father of Taiwan’s democracy”.
NASA & ULA launched Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Mission to Red Planet.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has launched the “Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission” with United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket to the Red Planet “Mars”.It was launched from Space Launch Complex 41, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Reliance Power and Japanese energy major JERA signs loan agreement for Bangladesh’s power plant.
Reliance Power and Japanese energy major JERA have signed an agreement with a group of banks for their new gas-fired thermal power generation project in Bangladesh. According to the agreement, $642 million finance will be provided for the
new 745 MW natural gas combined-cycle power project in Meghnaghat in Bangladesh.
SIDBI & TransUnion CIBIL launches portal “MSMESaksham”
Small Industries Development Bank of India and TransUnion CIBIL launched a one-stop knowledge portal named “MSMESaksham”.
MSMESaksham is a comprehensive financial education and knowledge platform for MSMEs and will support them in managing their credit obligations. It will provide MSMEs quick access to finance and empower them by making them financially aware and loan-ready so that timely and affordable financial support is realized.
Rajya Sabha MP leader Amar Singh passes away.
Rajya Sabha MP and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh passed away.
He was elected to the Rajya Sabha in the year 2016. His constituency was Uttar Pradesh.
SKOCH Gold Award awarded to the Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA).
SKOCH Gold Award has been awarded to the Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) for its “Empowerment of Tribals through IT-enabled Scholarship Schemes” project. The project was undertaken to show the Government of India’s commitment to realize the dreams of Digital India and bringing transparency and ease in the delivery of services. MoTA integrated the 5 Scholarship Schemes with DBT Portal under the guidance of DBT Mission in order to align with the larger vision of ‘Digital India’.
Atal Innovation Mission inaugurates 'AIM-iCREST' Program
Atal Innovation Mission has inaugurated 'AIM-iCREST', in partnership with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Wadhwani Foundation. AIM-iCREST is an Incubator Capabilities enhancement program for a Robust Ecosystem focused on creating high performing Startups.
Telangana launches iMASQ mobile Covid-19 testing centers.
Telangana government has rolled out mobile COVID-19 testing centers in containment zones and low-income group residential areas across the state. Buses are built with ‘Intelligent Monitoring Analysis Services Quarantine’ (iMASQ) technology by Hyderabad-based Vera Smart Healthcare.