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Top One-Line Headlines

INDIA

  • PM Modi inaugurates Asia’s Mega solar project in MP’s Rewa; says Solar energy is Sure, Pure and Secure.
  • COVID-19 recovery rate improves to 62.42 pct
  • UP imposes three day restrictions from 10 PM tonight; Lockdown in ten districts of Bihar begins today.
  • Gangster Vikas Dubey killed in an encounter near Kanpur in UP.
  • ICSE and ISC exam results for Class 10th, 12th to be announced at 3 PM today
  • Ayushman Bharat Scheme providing primary health care facilities to poor amid COVID-19 crisis.
  • Rajnath Singh reviews situation in eastern Ladakh with top officials
  • Nagaland reports 36 new COVID-19 positive cases; active cases stand at 428.
  • Central team to study COVID-19 situation in Tamil Nadu meets CM

WORLD

  • Rohingyas to remain at Bhashan char, Bangladesh.
  • Sri Lanka: 196 test COVID positive at a treatment & rehabilitation centre

 

CURRENT AFFAIRS: INDIA

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IIT Alumni Council signs Agreement with CSIR-IGIB

  • An agreement has been signed between the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research- Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB) and IIT Alumni Council.

Jammu & Kashmir: Six Strategic Bridges e-Inaugurated by Defence Minister

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has e-Inaugurated 6 strategic bridges in sensitive border areas of Jammu & Kashmir.
  • All the six bridges with strategic importance along the International Border and Line of Control were constructed in record time by working in extremely difficult weather conditions and terrains by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO).

Cabinet Approval: Uttar Pradesh ‘Startup Policy 2020’ 

  • For making the State more conducive for Startups, the State Cabinet of the Uttar Pradesh Government has given its approval to an independent and comprehensive ‘Startup Policy 2020’ on 8th July 2020.
  • Until the Startup Policy 2020, Uttar Pradesh did not have an independent and comprehensive Policy for the Startups in the state, policy for Startups was governed under the- Uttar Pradesh Information Technology and Startup Policy 2017.
  • The Uttar Pradesh ‘Startup Policy’ was prepared by the State Government with the help of NITI Aayog back in 2018. The Policy got the approval of the S

Ministry of Culture: First 5 Re-printed Volumes of Mongolian Kanjur Manuscripts Published

  • Under National Mission for Manuscripts, the Union Ministry of Culture will be reprinting all the 108 volumes of Mongolian Kanjur Manuscripts. Out of these 108 volumes, the Ministry has published the reprinted version of the first 5 volumes of the Manuscripts.
  • March 2022 is the expected and the targeted date chosen by the Union Ministry of Culture for publishing the reprinted edition of all the 108 volumes of Mongolian Kanjur Manuscript.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: INTERNATIONAL

China plans to build 6-8 Nuclear Reactors per year from 2020 to 2025

  • In March 2019, China reportedly had 46 nuclear reactors active. These 46 nuclear reactors provided a power capacity of 42.8 GW.
  • At the end of May 2020, the Nuclear Capacity of China was at 48.8 GW. By 2035, China Nuclear Energy Association has set a target to achieve about 200 GW nuclear power capacities either in operation or under construction.
  • By the end of 2020, China’s target for installed nuclear capacity was 58 GW, China Nuclear Energy Association has stated that it will fall short of the target as by the end of 2020 installed nuclear capacity will be 52 GW.

In Nepal – Broadcasting Ban on Indian News Channels

  • Except for the Indian State-owned Doordarshan’s news channel DD News, Nepal based Multi-System Operators have issued a broadcasting ban on all other Indian News Channels in Nepal.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: TECHNOLOGY

ISRO to launch Brazil’s Amazonia-1 Satellite in August 2020

  • The first earth observation satellite to be entirely developed by Brazil will be launch by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
  • The satellite is known by the name ‘Amazonia-1’. The exact launch date of Amazonia-1 hasn’t been confirmed yet by ISRO but as per media reports, the launch will take place next month (August 2020).
Amazonia-1Amazonia-1 was originally scheduled to be launched by AEB’s main satellite launch vehicle VLS-1 in 2018. But the launch with VLS-1 was canceled due to technical reasons. Amazonia-1 will now be launched as a payload of PSLV from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: ECONOMY

No GST on membership or admission fee: Maharashtra AAAR

  • Membership or admission fee collected by clubs cannot be termed as supply of service and therefore is not liable to goods and services tax (GST), the Maharashtra Appellate Authority of Advance Ruling (AAAR) has said.
  • The appellate body said that since the membership fee of the appellant – Rotary Club of Mumbai Queens Necklace – is used for meeting administrative expenditure and is not in lieu of any specific facility or benefits being provided, it does not fall under the ambit of taxation, and hence no credit against it can be availed.

Panel proposes new regulator for non-personal data: Draft report

  • NEW DELHI: India should set up a data regulator and require companies to disclose how they collect and store data devoid of personal details or which has been anonymised, a panel tasked to draw up such regulations has said in a draft report seen by Reuters.
  • As India moves to tighten policies on its citizens’ data held and processed by companies such as Facebook, Google and Amazon, it set up the panel last year to make recommendations on the regulation of “non-personal data”.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Vivo in Touch with Indian Govt on Customs Clearance: Official

  • “It is a continuous thing, and we are in touch with the government. There were hiccups, but things are improving.
  • There was such a huge backlog since the lockdown but overall we are starting to get our shipments for manufacturing,” Nipun Marya, director-brand strategy at Vivo India, told ET.