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25th July 2020 Current Affairs


ASPEZ signs up for Science-Based Targets initiative

APSEZ- Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd

APSEZ Becomes the 1st Indian Port to Sign Up for the Science-Based Targets initiative.

After this signing,APSEZ has committed to set up science-based emissions reduction targets across their entire value chain.

It will help in keeping global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

About Science based Target initiative-

The Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). It encourages the best practices in science-based target setting and independently evaluates the companies’ targets.

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Partha Pratim Sengupta appointed as new MD & CEO of IOB

IOB- Indian Overseas Bank

GoI has appointed Partha Pratim Sengupta as the new MD and CEO of IOB.

He will replace Karnam Sekar, who retired from the post of the MD and CEO at IOB on June 30, 2020.




Sri Lankan all-rounder Sripali Weerakkody retires from International Cricket

Sri Lankan bowling allrounder, Sripali Weerakkody has announced her retirement from International Cricket with immediate effect.She played her last international game in 2018 and scored 722 runs and 58 wickets in ODIs, and 209 runs and 31 wickets in T20Is.

Naveen Tahilyani appointed as MD & CEO of Tata AIA Life Ltd

He will take over from the current CEO Rishi Srivastava, who has been appointed as CEO, group agency distribution, AIA Group, Hong Kong.

BRICS CCI has appointed Sahil Seth as honorary adviser

Sahil Seth has been appointed as an honorary adviser to the steering committee for the BRICS Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) young leaders.His tenure is for the period 2020-2023.He is presently serving as the Deputy Commissioner of Mumbai Customs.



Karnataka govt approves Karnataka Digital Economy Mission.

The Mission was aimed to promote over 7,000 start-ups, e-commerce, and other gig economy companies in the State.

Karnataka Digital Economy Mission or new company will be incorporated under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013 with the Government of Karnataka holding 49% and the remaining 51% by the industries and other stakeholders.

According to Registrar General’s Sample Registration System (SRS) India’s maternal Mortality ratio declined to 113 in 2016-18

The Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) in India has declined to 113 in 2016-18 from 122 in 2015-17 and 130 in 2014-2016 and almost 100 deaths lesser than in the period of 2007-2009.

Kerala has the lowest MMR of 43,while Punjab has a maximum MMR of 129.

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