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INDIA

  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah to chair meeting with CMs of Haryana,UP & Delhi to review COVID-19 situation in Delhi-NCR.
  • Drug Discovery Hackathon jointly launched by Union Ministers Dr Harsh Vardhan and Ramesh Pokhriyal.
  • Delhi: CM Arvind Kejriwal inaugurates first Plasma bank of the country.
  • National Corona recovery rate reaches 59.51%; Three lakh 59 thousand 860 people recovered so far.
  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to visit Leh-Ladakh tomorrow.
  • Urban forests are the lungs of cities, acting as Oxygen bank and carbon sink, says Prakash Javadekar.
  • UNSC demands immediate cessation of hostilities in conflict zones to tackle COVID-19 pandemic

WORLD

  • Egypt reopens pyramids to tourists after virus closure.
  • Amid calls for resignation, Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli meets President Bidhya Devi Bhandari

 

CURRENT AFFAIRS: INDIA

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Delhi: Indian oil, NTPC Ltd, and SDMC signed MoU for Waste to Energy plant

  • A Memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed on Waste to Energy plant at Okhla, Delhi, between Indian Oil, NTPC Ltd and South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) on 30 June 2020.
  • Under the MoU, IndianOil, SDMC, and NTPC will jointly develop a demonstration Waste-to-energy Plant at Okhla landfill site in Delhi, using Gasification technology.
NTPC Ltd ServicesElectricity generation and distribution natural gas exploration, production, transportation and distribution
FoundedNovember 7, 1975; 44 years ago
OwnerIndian Government (51.02%)
IndustryElectric utility

GoI launched Accelerate Vigyan to strengthen scientific research mechanism

  • GoI launched Accelerate Vigyan to strengthen the scientific research mechanism. The new scheme was launched by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB).
  • The scheme aims to provide a single platform for research internships, capacity building programs, and workshops across the country.
  • The scheme aims to provide a single platform for research internships, capacity building programs, and workshops across the country.
Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) SecretaryProf Sandeep Verma
AffiliationsDepartment of Science & Technology

Estimated Rs 1,48,938 crore of food grains and pulses will be distributed from April to November 2020

  • The Department of Food and Public Distribution has estimated that food grains (Rice and Wheat) and pulses worth Rs 1,48,938 crore will be distributed under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana in the period between 8 months from April to November 2020.

GST Revenue Collection Improves significantly in the month of June 2020

  • Rs 90,917 crore is the gross GST (Goods and Services Tax) revenue collected in the month of June 2020. The amount Rs 90,917 crores is 91 percent of GST revenue collected in the month of June in 2019.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: INTERNATIONAL

Silicon Valley wants the US to follow India in banning Chinese app TikTok: Expert

  • WASHINGTON: Silicon Valley, the global IT hub, does not feel sorry for TikTok, which has been banned in India, and in fact wants the US to take a similar step against the popular Chinese app, according to a prominent Indian-American venture capitalist.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

India: RMRC lab, Assam becomes 4th to isolate COVID-19 virus strain

  • Indian Council of Medical Research’s (ICMR) Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) located in Lahowal in Dibrugarh district of Assam has successfully isolated the SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, virus becoming the fourth such facility in the country to achieve the feat. The other 3 hospitals that isolated the virus were:
    1. National Institute of Virology, Pune
    2. Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad
    3. Bharat Biotech, Hyderabad
Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) TypeEducation and Research institute
Parent institution
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
DirectorDr. Kanwar Narain
CampusUrban