21st July 2020 Current affairs

Union Food Processing Minister Kaur Badal inaugurates "Zoram Mega Food Park" in Mizoram.

Harsimrat Kaur Badal has virtually inaugurated the “Zoram Mega Food Park” in Mizoram.Zoram Mega Food Park will benefit farmers, growers, processors, consumers and prove to be a big boost to the growth of the food processing sector in the North East Region.

Zoram Mega Food Park:

It will provide employment to 5,000 people and benefit around 25,000 farmers.

Park will get additional an additional investment of Rs250 crore 30 food processing units.

It will led to a turnover of about Rs. 500 crore annually.

It has dry warehouse of 3000 metric tonnes capacity and cold storage of 1000 metric tonnes.

Australian cricketer Barry Jarman passes away

He made his test debut in 1959. He became the first-choice wicketkeeper for Australia only after the retirement of Grout in 1966.

Jarman captained Australia in one test on the 1968 Ashes tour of England.

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports partners with UNICEF to promote volunteerism among youth

It will help to strengthen the Government of India’s resolution to mobilise 1 crore youth volunteers to attain the goals of Atmanirbhar Bharat. 

The partnership between the two will help the transition of youth of India from education and learning to productive work, skilling and being active citizens.

Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank launches “Manodarpan” for students

Manodarpan” is an initiative to ensure mental well-being of the students.

It covers a wide range of activities to offer Psychosocial Support to students for their Mental Health & Well-being.

This initiative is a part of the ATMANIRBHAR BHARAT ABHIYAN launched by the Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in May 2020.

India’s first public Electric Vehicle Charging Plaza inaugurated in Delhi.

It has been inaugurated by the Minister for Power, New & Renewable Energy, R.K Singh in New Delhi at Chelmsford Club.

The public EV Charging Plaza has been established by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) in collaboration with New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to make e-mobility ubiquitous and convenient in India.

CBDT signs MoU with Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, for sharing of data.

According to MoU, CBDT will share certain Income-tax Return (ITR) related information with MoMSME. The exchanged data will enable MoMSME to keep a check as well as to classify enterprises in Micro, Small and Medium categories as per the criteria.

MP Governor Lalji Tandon passes away

He was undergoing treatment since June 11 and passed away after a prolonged illness. During his treatment period, Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel was given the additional charge of Madhya Pradesh.

IRS officer P Praveen Siddharth appointed as Personal Secretary to President of India.

He is already serving as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the President’s Secretariat.

He will replace Vikram Singh, who has now been appointed Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Shipping.

India Business Council to host 45th India Ideas Summit 2020.

The Summit convenes business and government leaders for discussions on the future of the U.S.-India Partnership and the trends shaping globalization, trade and investment.

This year’s focus is on “Building a Better Future.

ICC T20 World Cup Australia 2020 postponed to 2022

It was scheduled to be played in Australia in October-November 2020, has formally been postponed to 2022 due to COVID-19.

ICC Board also decided to push the 2023 ODI World Cup in India to October-November 2023 from its designated window in February-March, 2023.

Veteran Odia Actor Bijay Mohanty passes away

He started his career with theatre as a performer.His performance in his debut film, Chilika Tire, earned him several awards including the National Film Award.

Delhi Cabinet approves “Mukhya Mantri Ghar Ghar Ration Yojana”

It will be launched in the next six to seven months and will be linked to Centre’s ‘one nation, one ration card’ scheme.

Presently subsidised ration is provided under the National Security, 2013 Act and this new programme would add to the benefits of the Act.

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