29th July 2020 Current affairs

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Road in Lucknow named after former MP Governor Lalji Tandon

The Lucknow Municipal Corporation has named a road and a crossing in the city after former Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon. The Chauk Chauraha will now be known as Lalji Tandon Chauraha and the Lucknow-Hardoi Road will be known as Tandon Marg.

India’s first solar ferry “Aditya” wins Gustave Trouve Award

The ferry was adjudged the world’s best electric boat in the category of ferries designed for paid passenger service

About “Aditya”

The ferry belongs to the Kerala State Water Transport Department (KSWTD) and has been plying on the Vaikkom-Thavanakkadavu route in Alappuzha district since January 2017.

Bangladeshi pacer Kazi Anik Islam gets 2-year ban for doping

Bangladeshi pacer, Kazi Anik Islam has been handed a 2-year ban by the national cricket board for failing a dope test in 2018. Kazi, who was Bangladesh’s leading wicket-taker in the 2018 U-19 World Cup, tested positive for Methamphetamine, a prohibited substance, during a National Cricket League game in the same year.


Premier League’s Golden Boot award - Jamie Vardy

Leicester City striker, Jamie Vardy has bagged the Premier Leagues Golden Boot football award after netting 23 goals across the 2019/20 season. He beat Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (22 goals), Southampton Danny Ings (22 goals), and Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling (20 goals) to grab the prestigious individual award.

5th Annual Meeting of Board of Governors of AIIB

The 5th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) was held virtually. Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman participated in the meeting. The round table discussion was held with the theme ‘AIIB 2030-Supporting Asia’s Development over the Next Decade’.

MoES National Awards for excellence in Earth System Science

With award, MoES aims to recognize the major scientific contributions made by eminent scientists/engineers in various fields of Earth System Science

MoES- Ministry of Earth Sciences

Complete List of Winners:

Life Time Excellence Award - Professor Ashok Sahni

National Award for Atmospheric Science & technology - Dr. S. Suresh Babu

National award for Geoscience & technology - N. V. Chalapathi Rao

National Award for Ocean Technology - Dr. M. A. Atmanand

Anna Mani award for woman scientist - Dr. Lidita D. S. Khandeparker

Young Researcher Awards - Dr. Indra Sekhar Sen

National Award for Ocean Science & technology - Dr. V. V. S. S. Sarma

Acculi Labs to develop “Lyfas COVID score”

Acculi Labs, a Bangalore based startup has been selected by Centre for Augmenting WAR with COVID-19 Health Crisis (CAWACH), an initiative by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) to develop “Lyfas COVID score”, a COVID risk assessment profile. 

Lyfas is an android application that captures the capillary pulse and blood volume change when individual keeps the index finger on the rear phone camera of a mobile phone for 5 minutes. It also derives 95 biomarkers with proprietary algorithms and signal processing techniques. It also utilizes the power of smartphone processor and smartphone sensors to record a bunch of body signals.

England bowler Stuart Broad becomes 7th bowler to take 500 Test wickets

England cricketer, Stuart Broad becomes 7th bowler to take 500 wickets in Test cricket. Stuart Broad achieved an elusive milestone on Day 5 of the third Test against West Indies in Manchester. Kraigg Brathwaite became Stuart Broad’s 500th-Test wicket.

Ministry of Earth Sciences has launched the “MoES-Knowledge Resource Centre Network

It has been launched under the Digital India initiative of Government of India.MoES has transformed the traditional libraries of the MoES system into a top-notch Knowledge Resource Centres (KRC). These KRCs will be linked with each other and integrated into the KRCNet portal. This portal would be a single point entry to the intellectual world of Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES).With this portal,MoES aims to set up a Total Quality Management (TQM) system by securing ISO certification for documenting MoES knowledge resources, its maintenance, easy retrieval and dissemination.

Archana Soreng named by UN chief to new advisory group

Indian climate activist, Archana Soreng has been named by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to his new advisory group comprising young leaders who will provide perspectives and solutions to tackle the worsening climate crisis, as the global body mobilizes action as part of the COVID-19 recovery efforts.

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