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Current Affairs 2020 - Today Latest Current Affairs News 1NATIONAL BRISKET DAY – On this day, Every year, National Brisket Day celebrates one of the nine primal cuts of beef. The Brisket comes from the breast or lower chest of beef or veal and when prepared correctly, renders both flavor and tenderness.

 

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INDIA

  • India records 6,566 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours; total stands at 1,58,333.

  • Taxi drivers bear brunt of unending lockdown.

  • Bengaluru cop catches two thieves, and the coronavirus from them.

  • After UP, Rajasthan restores 8-hour working in factories

WORLD

  • Bill Gates conspiracy theories viral in Africa.
  • Five coronavirus patients die in Bangladesh hospital fire.
  • Pakistan uses militant-tracking tech to hunt a virus

 

 

Current Affairs: INDIA

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Ola Electric acquires AppScooter maker Etergo, to launch 2-wheeler EV in 2021

Ola electric aims to build a suite of electric and smart urban mobility solutions for citizens with a focus on two and three-wheelers. Etergo BV has developed an all-electric state-of-the-art AppScooter, which has won multiple awards across the world for its innovative design and engineering. It uses a swappable, high energy battery that delivers a range of up to 240 km (149 miles).

ChairmanBhavish Aggarwal
HeadquarterBengaluru, Karnataka

 

NCLT gives nod to sell IL&FS’s 50% stake in GIFTCL to Gujarat government

The principal bench of National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has given its nod to sell 50 percent stakes in Gujarat International Finance Tec-City Co Ltd (GIFT City) held by crisis-hit Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS) to the Gujarat state government.

IL&FS HeadquartersMumbai, Maharashtra
IL&FS ChairmanUday Kotak
NCLT HeadquartersNew Delhi
NCLT Officiating ChairpersonJustice Bansi Lal Bhat

 

Rs. 20,050 Crore PMMSY detailed by Giriraj Singh:  Fish production target set to 220 LMT by FY24-25

On May 26, 2020, Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Giriraj Singh detailed the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) during a press conference in New Delhi. PMMSY was announced as a part of the Rs 20 Lakh crore Centre’s economic stimulus package in response to COVID-19 and received the Union Cabinet approval on May 20, 2020. It will be implemented for a period of 5 years i.e. from FY 2020-21 to FY 2024-25 in all states and Union Territories (UTs).

  • PMMSY is dedicated to the fishers, fish farmers, fish workers, fish vendors, and other stakeholders associated with the fisheries sector.
  • Importantly, the scheme is providing insurance coverage for fishing vessels, which is being introduced for the first time.
  • A booklet on PMMSY was also released during the conference.
Giriraj SinghMinister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying, and Fisheries

 

 

DST, Rajasthan in association with TRIFED, M/O Tribal Affairs organized Webinar on “Van Dhan Scheme: learnings for post-COVID-19” 

The Department of Science and Technology(DST), Government of Rajasthan in association with The Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India(TRIFED), under Ministry of Tribal Affairs & Ministry of(M/O) Tribal Affairs, Government of India has organized a webinar under Know Your Scheme-Lecture Series on “Van Dhan Yojana: Learning For Post Covid-19” to help the tribal people.

Rajasthan Capital Jaipur
GovernorKalraj Mishra
Chief ministerAshok Gehlot
Department of Science and Technology(DST) Founded May 1971
Subsidiary National Innovation Foundation – India

 

 

Current Affairs: International

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EU proposes 750 billion-euro coronavirus recovery fund

The European Union (EU) Commission has proposed a 750 billion-euro ($825 billion) recovery fund “European breakthrough” to help the bloc’s economy through the deep recession induced by the COVID-19 pandemic. It was announced by the commissioner Paolo Gentiloni. The aim is to tackle an unprecedented crisis.

Highlights:

  • The move comes as the EU plans to enter its deepest-ever recession as the impact from the COVID-19 pandemic ravages economies.
  • The plan comes following pressure from Italy & Spain. If EU member states accept the deal as drafted, Italy would receive €81.8 billion, over the next three years, and Spain would receive €77.3 billion.
  • Germany would receive €28.8 billion and France would receive €38.7 billion.
HeadquartersBrussels, Belgium
Founded Nov 1, 1993, Maastricht, Netherlands
FoundersGermany, Italy, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg
EU countries(28)

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden

 

 

Border row: ‘Don’t read too much into China’s statements’

NEW DELHI: The Army top brass kicked off an operational review of the overall security situation on Wednesday, even as the military assessment was that Chinese soldiers will have to unconditionally withdraw from Indian territory in eastern Ladakh for the “conciliator messages now emanating from Beijing to have any real meaning.

Defense sources said it would be a folly to “read too much”  into the statements made by the Chinese foreign ministry as well as its ambassador on Wednesday till there is actual de-induction of People’s Liberation Army soldiers who intruded 1-3 km into what India considers to be its territory in eastern Ladakh. “Words have to translate into an action on the ground,” said a source.

Current Affairs: Agriculture

Researchers discovered a new possibility to improve rice productivity

Researchers have identified a region in the genome of rice, which seems to have the potential for improving productivity. The study was conducted jointly by the Department of Biotechnology’s National Institute of Plant Genome Research (DBT-NIPGR), ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute (ICAR-IARI), ICAR-National Rice Research Institute (ICAR-NRRI), Cuttack and University of Delhi South Campus (UDSC).