Top 10 Current affairs of 31st July 2020 for Competitive Exams
Sunil ydv SS awarded with Karamveer Chakra Award from UN and ICONGO
The founder and CEO of "SS Motivation", Sunil ydv SS was awarded “Karamveer Chakra Award” by the Global Fellowship Award instituted by the United Nations and International Confederation of NGO (iCONGO) at the ReX ConcLIVE hosted in IIT-Delhi.He received the award for his contribution to society through this Telegram Channel "SS Motivation". He builds social awareness and motivates people through his channel.
‘Bohot Zaroori Hai’ campaign launched by Bharti AXA general insurance.
‘Bohot Zaroori Hai’ for farmers in Maharashtra and Karnataka to encourage them about their yield protection and financial security. It includes Ahmednagar, Nashik, Chandrapur, Solapur, Jalgaon , and Satara in Maharashtra and Dharwad, Mysuru , and Kodagu in Karnataka.
Under this campaign:-
Bharti AXA General Insurance will ensure the farmers for a period of 3 years under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY).
Bharti AXA General Insurance has received Rs 800 crore worth crop insurance mandate from the governments of Maharashtra and Karnataka for 3 years.
Varun Sridhar has been appointed as CEO of Paytm Money.
He will replace former MD and CEO Pravin Jadhav. He will lead the launch and development of equity brokerage services for the firm, and grow existing products around mutual funds, national pension system and gold services, which the company offers.
Founder of Paytm:- Vijay Shekhar Sharma
President of Paytm:- Amit Nayyar.
Indian domestic all-rounder, Rajat Bhatia announces retirement from all forms of cricket.
He started his career with Tamil Nadu in 1999-2000 but played most of his cricket for Delhi.
Folk musician and Padma Shri awardee Sonam Tshering Lepcha passes away
He was awarded the Padma Shri for his contribution in the field of folk music.
IAS officer, Hardik Satishchandra Shah becomes new Private Secretary to PM Modi
He is presently serving as a Deputy Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). Last year, he worked as the PS to Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar.
N. Sivaraman appointed as MD and Group CEO for ICRA
ICRA- Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency.
ICRA has appointed N Sivaraman as its new managing director and group chief executive officer for three years. He succeeds former MD and Group CEO Naresh Takkar.
HQ of ICRA- Gurgaon, Haryana
"Aashray" developed by DIAT,Pune to combat Covid-19 pandemic
DIAT-Defence Institute of Advanced Technology
Aashray’, a medical bed isolation system has been developed by DIAT to combat COVID-19 by preventing or minimizing the spread of the virus.
Aashray is a low cost, reusable solution to maintain proper isolation of COVID-19 patients by creating a suction or negative pressure near exhale, further filtering and disinfecting the aerosol.
It costs approximately Rs 1lakhs= 10 beds and Rs 15000=for a single bed for home quarantine.
"mpay.me", a personal UPI payment link launched by MobiKwik.
Digital wallet company, MobiKwik has launched “mpay.me” UPI link service that allows users to send and receive money from any UPI payment app. This single link created using "mpay.me" can be shared anywhere to send and receive money and will work seamlessly on mobile and desktop.
MobiKwik Hq- Gurgaon, Haryana.
Malayalam Actor Anil Murali passes away
He was best known for his roles in movies like Lion, Balram vs Tharadas, Mahasamudram, Nerariyan CBI, July 4, Rock and Roll, Run Baby Run, Amen, Dolphin Bar, Ramaleela, Joseph, Nimirndhu Nil, Thani Oruvan, Kodi.