Check out Today's Top 10 Current affairs for competitive exams-3rd August 2020.
India & UK tie-up for new Medicinal Research
India and UK have tied-up for five new medicinal research projects worth 8 million pounds. Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, The Minister of State for South Asia and the Commonwealth has announced the funding. It will help to tackle the anti-microbial resistance to support the combat against antibiotic-resistant bacteria and genes during his ‘virtual visit’ to India.
Narendra Singh Tomar releases booklet on 'Best Practices in Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme
Union Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Narendra Singh Tomar released a booklet on ‘Best Practices in Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme (DILRMP).
The DILRMP has 3 major components - (a) Computerization of land record (b) Survey/re-survey (c) Computerization of Registration.
The main aims of DILRMP are
to usher in a system of updated land records,
automated and automatic mutation,
integration between textual and spatial records,
inter-connectivity between revenue and registration,
to replace the present deeds registration and presumptive title system with that of conclusive titling with title guarantee.
Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri launches ARHCs Knowledge Pack
Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has released the Affordable Rental Housing Complexes Pack through Video Conferencing.ARHC as a sub-scheme under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) as part of Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. The objective of the scheme is to provide dignified and affordable rental accommodation to the urban poor and migrant workers.
Lewis Hamilton wins Formula-1 British Grand Prix 2020
Mercedes driver, Lewis Hamilton has won the Formula One British Grand Prix 2020 held at the Silverstone Circuit, United Kingdom.
World Sanskrit Day 2020 observed on 03 August
World Sanskrit Day, (also known as Sanskrit Diwas), is celebrated every year on Shraavanapoornima, that is the Poornima day of the Shraavana month in the Hindu calendar, which is also marked as Raksha Bandhan. In 2020, this day is being observed on 3 August 2020. The day commemorates the ancient Indian language of Sanskrit and aims to promote its revival and maintenance.
World Breastfeeding Week 2020:-1-7 August
The World Breastfeeding Week is marked every year in the first week of August, between 1 to 7 August to raise awareness on the importance of breastfeeding for mothers and infants.
The theme of World Breastfeeding Week 2020 is “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet”.
Kotak Mahindra Bank launches ‘Kona Kona Umeed’ Campaign
Kona Kona Umeed is a two-month-long campaign which provides huge offers and discounts to lift up hope and optimism among its customers in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Kona Kona Umeed campaign:
The bank will provide a range of offers and deals on its products including loans, savings accounts, current accounts, corporate salary accounts as well as Kotak debit cards, credit cards, and digital payments.
Kotak has tied up with over 100 brands to provide exclusive deals to its customers in categories such as shopping, essentials, personal care, education, fitness, health & wellness, kids & parenting, entertainment, cyber care & security, among others.
UP Cabinet Minister Kamal Rani Varun passes away
Cabinet Minister in the Government of Uttar Pradesh, Kamal Rani Varun passed away due to COVID-19. She was the minister of technical education in the state government. Kamal Rani Varun had also served as an MP twice. She was MLA from Ghatampur in Kanpur.
UAE becomes the 1st Arab Nation to open a Nuclear Power Plant
The United Arab Emirates became the first Arab country to open a nuclear power plant, Barakah Nuclear Plant(unit 1) in Abu Dhabi, got operational on 31 July 2020. The plant is powered by South Korean technology and is situated in the Al Dhafrah region of Abu Dhabi. It will produce 5.6 gigawatts of electricity and meet up to 25% of the UAE’s electricity needs.
CII organized “Easing Doing Business For Atmanirbhar Bharat” Conference
Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal has commenced the National Digital Conference on “Easing Doing Business for Atmanirbhar Bharat”. This conference is organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) with the Department for Promotion of Investment and Internal Trade (DPIIT) to improve the business environment of India.
Highlights of Conference
Major regulatory reforms are undertaken by the government across various indicators of doing business,
Identify a sustainable action plan for improving the business environment across sectors and states
Disseminate best practices from various states
Assess their on-ground implementation
Crucial policy issues requiring redressal
Top 10 current affairs
1)India & UK tie-up for new Medicinal Research
2)Narendra Singh Tomar releases
booklet on 'Best Practices in Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme'
3)Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri launches ARHCs Knowledge Pack
4)Lewis Hamilton wins Formula-1 British Grand Prix 2020
5)World Sanskrit Day 2020 observed on 03 August
6)World Breastfeeding Week 2020:-1-7 August
7)Kotak Mahindra Bank launches ‘Kona Kona Umeed’ Campaign
8)UP Cabinet Minister Kamal Rani Varun passes away
9)UAE becomes the 1st Arab Nation to open a Nuclear Power Plant
10)CII organized “Easing Doing Business For Atmanirbhar Bharat” Conference