24th July 2020 Current affairs

Here are Current affairs/Short news for all including Bank exams,railways,ssc,upsc and state psc.Also we have provided Links to read full news,

Riva Ganguly Das appointed as Secretary East in MEA

India’s High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Riva Ganguly Das is appointed by the Government as the Secretary East, in the Ministry of External Affairs. She will succeed Vijay Thakur Singh after her retirement on 30th September this year.

Read full news- The Hindu

"Godhan Nyay Yojna” launched by Chhattisgarh govt

Chhattisgarh CM, Bhupesh Baghel has launched “Godhan Nyay Yojna”.

Under the scheme the state government will purchase cow dung at the rate of Rs 2 per kg. This scheme will turn cow dung into a profitable commodity.

The scheme also aims to make cow rearing economically profitable and to prevent open grazing in the state, as well as help with the problem of stray animals on roads and in urban areas.

The women self-help groups will then prepare vermicompost from it, which will then be sold at Rs 8 per kg to farmers, while the dung will be utilized for other products.

Read full news-TOI

MFIN appoints Alok Misra as its new MD and CEO

MFIN- Microfinance Institutions Network

HQ-  Gurgaon Delhi

This appointment will be effective from 1st August 2020.Dr Misra will take over the present CEO, Harsh Shrivastava, who has put down his papers after spending over 2 years at MFIN.

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Bank of Baroda rolls out ‘Insta Click Savings Account’

It is 100 per cent paperless digital self-assisted online savings account.

Insta Click Savings Account uses a new form of digital KYC (know-your-customer) and Aadhaar-based OTP (one-time personal identification number) authentication of the customer.It can be operated from the bank’s website, through mobile phone, IPad, laptop, and PC.

The product also offers customers a wide range of digital channels like mobile banking, Internet banking, UPI (unified payments interface), and debit card.

Read full news-The Hindu Business Line

Airtel Payments Bank partners NSDC to train rural youth on financial services

NSDC- National Skill Development Corporation

The collaboration has an objective to design & conduct focused skill development programs for rural youth and enabling them to adopt the tools to boost online banking and digital financial services.

MD and CEO of Airtel Payment bank - Smt. Anubrata Biswas.

MD and CEO of NSDC- Sir Manish Kumar

Read full news - The Economic Times

Turkmenistan gets observer status in World Trade Organization

Turkmenistan will now be able to reap the benefits of acquisition of the status as it would help the country to develop its economy, promote multilateral cooperation, attract foreign investment and develop international trade relations.

Turkmenistan has become the 25th observer of the organization.

DG of WTO- Roberto Azevedo.

Read full news-The WTO news

DRDO sets-up COVID-19 Testing Facility at DIHAR, Leh

The testing facility has been launched to improve the rate of testing to determine the Corona cases in the Union Territory of Ladakh. The testing facility having capability of screening 50 samples per day will also help in keeping close watch of the infected persons.

DRDO - Defence Research and Development Organisation

Chairman of DRDO -  Sir G Satheesh Reddy.

DIHAR - Defence Institute of High Altitude Research

Read full news - The Hindu

Largest Solar Power Plant of Indian Navy Commissioned in Ezhimala

It is a 3 MW Solar Power Plant which has been set-up in line with the Indian Government’s initiative of ‘National Solar Mission’ which aims to achieve 100GW of solar power by 2022.

Read full news- Dailyhunt

AIIMS Nagpur launched smart wristband to tracks Covid-19 patients

AIIMS  Nagpur has designed and developed a ‘smart wristband’ for effective tracking and monitoring of Covid-19 positive and suspect patients.tThe wristband is designed in collaboration with IIT Jodhpur and IIT Nagpur looks to overcome the limitations of existing online mobile apps used for tracking and monitoring coronavirus patients.

This device will operate on a technology that is more effective than the GPS system.

Tracking through mobile apps is limited to the quarantined person’s movement.

Read full news- Hindustan Times

'Pravasi Rojgar’ app to help migrants launched by Sonu Sood

Bollywood actor, Sonu Sood has launched ‘Pravasi Rojgar’ app to help migrants to find job opportunities across India.

The app features job opportunities from 450+ reputed companies related to construction, apparel, healthcare, engineering, BPOs, security, automobile, e-commerce and logistics sectors.

Support centres, with a 24-hour helpline, have been set up in seven cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Ahmedabad and Thiruvananthapuram.

Read full news-The Economic Times

Nicaragua becomes the 87th Country to sign ISA agreement

Republic of Nicaragua became the 87th country to sign the International Solar Alliance(ISA) Framework Agreement. The agreement was signed by the Permanent Representative of Nicaragua to the United Nations Jaime Hermida Castillo at the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations in New York.

Read full news- Dailyhunt

National Broadcasting Day celebrated on 23rd July

On this day in 1927, the first-ever radio broadcast in the country went on the air from the Bombay Station under the Indian Broadcasting Company.

Read full news - NewsonAir

Legendary Jazz Singer Annie Ross passes away

She was a popular jazz singer in the 1950s before crossing over into a successful film career.She was appearing in “Superman III,” “Throw Momma From the Train” and Robert Altman’s films “The Player” and the Oscar-nominated “Short Cuts.” In 2014, Ross released the album “To Lady With Love,” a tribute to Billie Holiday.

Read full news - The Economic Times

Eminent danseuse & choreographer Amala Shankar passes away

She was honored with the West Bengal government’s Banga Bibhusan award in 2011 for her contributions to art.Danseuse means a female ballet dancer.

Read full news - The Hindu

Amazon Pay partners with Acko General Insurance to sell auto insurance

With this agreement,Acko auto insurance will be sold on Amazon Pay,which is the payments unit of Amazon India, will help customers purchase insurance effortlessly and Amazon Prime members will get extra benefits including additional discounts.

Read full news- The Economic Times

Russia successfully holds flight test of 3D-printed aircraft engine.

Russia has conducted a successful flight test of an MGTD-20 gas turbine 3D-printed aircraft engine. The flight tests were held at Kazanbash aviation centre in Tatarstan. Its production is scheduled for 2021-2022.

Read full news - Wion news

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