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INDIA

  • World’s largest COVID care centre: Delhi LG inaugurates 10,000-bed facility at Radha Soami Satsang Beas.
  • COVID-19 War Room to come up in national capital to keep eye on city’s fight against virus.
  • Atma nirbhar Bharat call to help country capitalise on its inherent strengths: Venkaiah Naidu.
  • Vikas Dubey’s main aide arrested, was present during firing at police when 8 cops were killed.
  • COVID-19: India sees record single-day spike of 24,850 cases, total tally mounts to 6,73,165.
  • PM calls on President Kovind; Briefs on national, international issues.
  • PM wishes countrymen on occasion of Guru Purnima; Says we must show respect to gurus who make life meaningful.
  • National Covid-19 recovery rate improves to 60.77per cent; 409,083 people recovered in country.
  • Rajasthan govt decides not to conduct UG, PG examinations of this year in all universities.

WORLD

  • China’s secrecy, deceptions and cover-ups allowed COVID19 to spread all over world: Donald Trump.
  • Bangladesh moves 7 places up in latest SDG index for year 2020.
  • China’s secrecy, deceptions and cover-ups allowed COVID19 to spread all over world: Donald Trump.
  • Donald Trump thanks PM Modi for US Independence Day wish, says ‘America loves India’

ECONOMY

  • Odisha: GST collection in June at 2,693.75 cr, Q1 mop up dips 35% due to lockdown
  • Finmin may review capital requirement of PSU banks after second quarter.
  • 4.27 crore e-way bills generated in June.
  • Nitin Gadkari: Centre is pro-industry, pro-development
  • Monthly wage loss from first 2 lockdowns Rs 34,000 cr: Study

CURRENT AFFAIRS: INDIA

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Union HRD minister launched Fit Hai to Hit Hai India for school children

  • Union Minister of Human Resource Development Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju launched the “Fit Hai To Hit Hai India” program under the Fit India campaign. The Fit India Talks sessions are being organized in association with the Sports Authority of India and the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
  • Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced that it would launch a new series of fitness sessions for school going children in the Fit India Active Day program under this campaign.
Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Officeholder Kiren Rijiju (MOS independent charge)
FoundedMay 27, 2000
DepartmentsDepartment of Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Department of Youth and Sports Development

President inaugurated Dhamma Chakra Day 2020 celebrations on 4th July

  • President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated Dhamma Chakra Day 2020 celebrations on 4th July 2020. The day is celebrated to mark Buddha’s First Sermon to his first 5 ascetic disciples at the Deer Park, Rsipatana in the present-day Sarnath near Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Dhamma Chakra Day is celebrated by Buddhists across the world as the day of Dharma Chakra Parvattana or “Turning of the Wheel of Dharma”. It is celebrated by the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC), under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture.
Dhamma Chakra DayDhamma Chakra day is the second most sacred day for Buddhists after the Buddha Poornima or Vesak. It is known as Asanha Bucha in Thailand and Esala Poya in Sri Lanka.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: INTERNATIONAL

Nepal becomes Lower-Middle Income Economy while Sri Lanka slips to Lower-Middle Income Economy

  • As per the 2020-21 World Bank’s Country Classification based on Income level, Nepal’s economy has moved to a higher category to become a Lower-middle Income economy while Sri Lanka’s economy has moved to a lower category to become a Lower-middle Income economy.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: TECHNOLOGY

NLC and Coal India to form JVC for Developing Solar and Thermal Power Assets

  • A Navratna Company of Govt of India – NLC India Limited has signed an agreement with a Maharatna Company- Coal India Limited to form a Joint Venture Company (JVC) for developing Solar and Thermal power assets.
  • In the Joint Venture Company, both NLC and Coal India will have equal 50:50 equity. This was informed on 3rd July 2020 by NLC India. Solar and Thermal power assets of 5000 megawatts (5 GW) will be developed by the joint venture company. The Joint Venture Company will be set up under the Ministry of Coal.
NLC Founded1956
OwnerGovernment of India
Power stationsNeyveli New Thermal Power Station, Barsingsar Thermal Power Station

CURRENT AFFAIRS: SPORTS

Virat Kohli under ‘conflict of interest’ scanner, Sanjeev Gupta writes to BCCI Ethics Officer

  • NEW DELHI: The Lodha Committee, while reworking the Constitution of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), had clearly mentioned that conflict of interest is an area that needs to be fought hard for better administration of the gentleman’s game.
  • And that has seen quite a few former cricketers, including current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, having to relinquish multiple posts. And now, current India skipper Virat Kohli’s position has been questioned by Sanjeev Gupta in a mail to Ethics officer DK Jain.
Virat Kohli Indian cricketer
BornNovember 5, 1988 (age 31 years), New Delhi
Bowling Right-arm medium

CURRENT AFFAIRS: ECONOMY

Odisha: GST collection in June at 2,693.75 cr, Q1 mop up dips 35% due to lockdown

  • The goods and services tax (GST) collection in Odisha has fallen by 7.86 per cent year- on-year to Rs 2,693.75 crore in June, amid slowdown in the economy due to the coronavirus crisis, an official said on Sunday.
  • The GST revenue was 2,923.47 crore in the year-ago month.

Finmin may review capital requirement of PSU banks after second quarter

  • The finance ministry may assess the capital requirement of public sector banks after the September quarter as there would be greater clarity about a spike in bad loans by that time, sources said.
  • There is widespread fear that non-performing assets (NPAs) of the banks will witness a surge due to the economic slowdown triggered by the COVID-19 outbreak and resultant lockdowns.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: DEFENCE

IED blast in J&K’s Pulwama leaves CRPF personnel injured

  • Srinagar: A CRPF personnel was injured in a low-intensity improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Pulwama district of Jammu & Kashmir on Sunday, police said. Security forces also detected and defused another IED in the district later, a police official said.
  • The official said the IED blast occurred at Gongoo area of Pulwama in South Kashmir this morning as security forces were passing through the area.