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WORLD HEPATITIS DAYOn this day, It is marked by the World Health Organization and various other organizations all over the world. It is to marked encourage actions, partners and public for greater response towards controlling Hepatitis.

GLOBAL TIGER DAY – On this day, celebrated as Global Tiger Day. The decision to celebrate the day was taken at the Saint Petersburg Declaration on Tiger conservation that was signed

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INDIA

  • Total recoveries from Covid-19 improves to 64.23%.
  • ED summons Rajasthan CM’s brother for questioning in PMLA case.
  • S Jaipal Reddy was popular across the political spectrum: M Venkaiah Naidu.
  • 32 lakh households provided with piped water post lockdown: Union minister.
  • NIA arrests Delhi University professor Hany Babu in Bhima Koregaon case

STATE

  • Puducherry: N R Congress general secretary V Bhalan died due to COVID-19 in UT
  • Odisha: Chief secretary holds review meeting on COVID 19 situation with district collectors, chief medical officers

WORLD

  • We will achieve a victory over coronavirus: US Prez Donald Trump

INDUSTRY

  • Over sevens lakh unsold housing units across eight cities: Report
  • Flipkart to offer 90-minute delivery in India
  • Mitsubishi stares at biggest operating loss in 18 yrs, to discontinue Pajero from next year

CURRENT AFFAIRS: INDIA

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Insolvency & Bankruptcy Board of India(IBBI): “Special Insolvency Resolution Framework for MSMEs” 

  • The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India Chief M S Sahoo announced that a special resolution framework for MSMEs is being prepared. GoI has already suspended several provisions of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) to tackle COVID-19 crisis.
  • It includes exemption of COVID-19 related debts. The GoI also passed the IBC (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 to prevent companies from being pushed into insolvency. The Sections 7, 9, and 10 of the IBC were suspended. The Insolvency Bankruptcy Code provides a time bound process to resolve insolvency.
Insolvency & Bankruptcy Board of India(IBBI)Agency
Regulatory agency executiveM. S. Sahoo, Chairperson
FounderParliament of India
FoundedOctober 1, 2016

UNs World Wildlife Crime Report: India one of the biggest supplier of Tiger body parts

  • The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime recently released the World Wildlife Crime Report. The report highlighted trafficking in protected species. According to the report Thailand and India are the main source countries for shipments seized in international trade of tiger parts.
  • The report says that India and Thailand source 82% of illegal shipment of tiger body parts. While identifying the nationality of the trafficker, 8% belonged to India, 145 to Vietnamese and 8% were from Indonesia. The highest number of traffickers were from China. China accounted to 29% of the traffickers.

Neighbourhood 1st Policy: India hands over Ten Railway Locomotives to Bangladesh

  • India handed over 10 Railway Locomotives to bolster its Neighbourhood 1st Policy.
  • India committed to Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina during her visit to India to provide broad gauge diesel locomotives to the country.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: INTERNATIONAL

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Due to Coronavirus Crisis: British Airways faces strike threat over job cuts

  • British Airways faces strike action over its plans to cut jobs, pay & conditions, the BBC reported on Tuesday, piling more pressure on the airline which has been hard hit by the coronavirus crisis & faced more disruption this week from new UK quarantine rules on Spain.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: DEFENSE

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 Indian Army opens Siachen Valley for the civilians amidst LAC stand off

  • The Indian Army announced that the Siachen Valley is to be opened for the civilians. The decision comes amidst Line of Actual Control stand off between india and china.
  • The Indian Army had opened the Siachen, world’s largest non-polar glacier and the highest battlefield in the world was taken in October 2019. When the order was passed, winter had begun and when the tourist season was nearly over.
  • Following the winter, India and China had tensed borders along the LAC. The Army Adventure Cell is to issue permits for Siachen area. Siachen is in the Galwan valley. The valley is one of the spots where the Indian and Chinese armies engaged.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: BUSINESS

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To boost Exports India to setup its own Cotton Warehouse in Vietnam

  • The Cotton Corporation of India(CCI) is holding surplus stocks of cotton. Next harvest season approaching, the CCI is trying to boost exports.
  • To export the current stocks, India will sign MoU with Bangladesh to export 1.5 to 2 million bales of cotton. One bale is 170 kilo grams.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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On India’s radar, 275 more Chinese apps list includes PubG, Resso

  • India has drawn up a list of 275 Chinese apps that it will examine for any violation of national security & user privacy, signalling heightened scrutiny and the possibility of more Chinese internet companies being banned in the country, according to people aware of the developments.
  • Last Month, the high-profile ban of 59 Chinese apps , including short video app TikTok, amid simmering geopolitical tensions between the two Asian giants.