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20th july 2020 current affairs


India ranks 3rd in Global Manufacturing Risk Index 2020

The annual Global Manufacturing Risk Index (MRI) report was released by the US-based property consultant Cushman & Wakefield, to rank the most suitable locations for global manufacturing among 48 countries in Europe, Americas, and the Asia-Pacific.

China and the United States retain the top two positions respectively in MRI 2020, while India has moved one place higher from the previous edition of the report, to rank third in MRI 2020.

World Chess Day celebrated on 20 July

United Nations celebrates World Chess Day globally on 20 July every year. The day marks the date of the establishment of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) in Paris in 1924.This year FIDE's motto is, "Teach someone how to play chess."

To celebrate the International Chess Day 2020 top chess personalities will participate in a high-level virtual event “Chess for Recovering Better”.


Veteran Civil rights leader Cordy Tindell Vivian passes away

Cordy Tindell Vivian who worked alongside the Rev Martin Luther King Jr, passed away. He also led the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and became its interim president in 2012.

ICAT launches an e-portal “ASPIRE”

International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) has launched any e-Portal named “Automobile Solutions Portal for Industry, Research & Education (ASPIRE)”The portal has been launched to improve the technological capability of Indian automotive sector with the help of exchange of knowledge & expertise, to make them self reliant and to enable the growth of automobile sector including overall socio-economic progress of the country.

Mobile App of “PM Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi” launched

It aims to offer user friendly digital interface to the Lending Institutions (LIs) as well as to their field functionaries in order to source and process loan applications to the street vendors under the scheme. The launch of the mobile app is a step towards boosting the use of digital technology and will ensure maximum coverage of the scheme.

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launched the PM SVANidhi scheme to provide affordable Working Capital loan to street vendors in order to enable them resume their livelihoods that have been adversely affected due to COVID-19 lockdown.

UAE launches “Hope” mission to “Mars”

A mission titled as “Hope” has been launched to “Mars” by the United Arab Emirates. With the help of mission, UAE aims to provide a complete picture of the Martian atmosphere for the first time, studying daily and seasonal changes. An unmanned “Hope” Probe blasted off from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center at 1:58 a.m. (UAE time) for a seven-month journey to the red planet and is expected to enter Mars orbit by February 2021, which also marks the 50th anniversary of the unification of the UAE.

The “Hope” mission to “Mars”, also called Emirates Mars Mission costed $200 million.

Eminent Indian mathematician C S Seshadri passes away

He was the founder and Director-Emeritus of the Chennai Mathematical Institute, an institute for the study of mathematics in India.He is known for his work in algebraic geometry. The Seshadri constant (in algebraic geometry) is named after him. He was a recipient of country’s third-highest civilian honour, Padma Bhushan in 2009.

German World Cup winner Footballer Andre Schurrle retires

The Germany forward player & World Cup winner, Andre Schurrle has announced retirement from football.He was star player in winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Lewis Hamilton wins 2020 F1 Hungarian Grand Prix 

He is British Mercedes Formula-1 driver.




Ashwini Kumar Tewari becomes new MD & CEO of SBI Cards

Hardayal Prasad who Resigned from the directorship of the company willing to take his voluntary retirement from the State Bank of India.

Ashwini Kumar ,MD & CEO will be valid till 2 years and this wil come in to effect from 1st of August 2020.



Hussain Zaidi pens new novel ''The Endgame''

S. Hussain Zaidi an Indian author and former investigative journalist.

His works includes Dongri to Dubai- Six Decades of the Mumbai Mafia, Mafia Queens of Mumbai, Black Friday, My Name is Abu Salem and Mumbai Avengers.


Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launches new scheme for Scheduled Castes.

Scheme named Navin Rojgar Chhatri Yojana is aimed to provide economic equality and social equality of all the sections of the society.

CM Yogi Adityanath also distributed financial assistance to 'Naveen Rojgar Chatri Yojna' and 'Pandit Deendayal Swarojgar Yojana' beneficiaries through online transactions.

UN General Assembly President Tijjani Muhammad-Bande Declared Nelson Mandela prize for 2020.

Greek philanthropist Marianna Vardinoyannis and Guinean doctor Morissana Kouyaté was declared as one of the laureates for the United Nations 2020 Nelson Mandela Prize.

Marianna Vardinoyannis saved thousands of children by working for 30 years in fighting against child cancer.

The Mandela Prize was established by a UN General Assembly resolution in June 2014 aimming to promote the principles of the United Nations,

Social transformation and celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela.

Nirmala Sitharaman discusses global economic outlook at 3rd G20 Finance Ministers meet.

The Minister Spoked at third G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) meeting held in Saudi Arabia through video conferencing.

The members of the G20 group are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia,

Saudi Arabia, South Africa, ​Republic o​f Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union (EU)


Rajat Mukherjee renowned bollywood director passess away due to kindey ailments.

Best Known for directing films like Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya and manooj bajpayee starer Road.


















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