Daily GK Update, 11 & 12 July 2020, Daily Current Affairs 2020

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National (Current Affairs)

India’s 2018 tiger census sets new Guinness Record as largest camera-trap wildlife survey

India's 2018 tiger census sets new Guinness Record as largest camera-trap wildlife survey

  • India’s tiger estimation for the year 2018 has entered the record books as it was awarded the Guiness World Record on 11th July for being the largest camera-trap wildlife survey.
  • In 2018, India had as many as 2,967 tigers in the wild, with more than half of them in Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka, according to that year’s tiger estimation report.
  • The paired camera traps were placed at 26,760 different locations across 139 study sites, which generated approximately 35 million photos, including 76,523 tiger and 51,337 leopard photos.

India’s First State-Level ‘E-Lok Adalat’ conducted by Chhattisgarh High Court

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  • Chhattisgarh has set a new milestone at the time of ongoing Covid-19 pandemic on 11th July with the state high court organizing nation’s first state level e-Lok Adalat and disposing nearly 2270 cases by resolving cases through mutual agreement through video conferencing.

Note: About Chhattisgarh

  • Chief minister: Bhupesh Baghel
  • Governor: Anusuiya Uikey
  • Capitals: Bilaspur, Raipur

Itolizumab’ Injection gets DCGI Approval for Treatment of Moderate to Serve ARDS Patients

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  • Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has given its approval to ‘Itolizumab’ injection for the treatment of COVID-19 patients with restricted emergency use only in case of moderate to severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) DCGI has made it clear that written informed consent of the patient will be required by the authorities before administrating the Itolizumab injection.

International (Current Affairs)

WHO sets up panel to review handling of COVID-19 pandemic

WHO sets up panel to review handling of COVID-19 pandemic

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced it is setting up an independent panel to review its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the response by governments worldwide.
  • The announcement on 9th July follows strong criticism by US President Donald Trump’s administration, which accused the WHO of being “China-centric”, and US formal notification on 7th July that it was withdrawing from the United Nations’s agency in a year’s time.
  • Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark and former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf have agreed to head the panel.

ADB & Education Above All joint Projects worth $100 million for quality Primary Education for Out-of-School Children

ADB & Education Above All joint Projects worth $100 million for quality Primary Education for Out-of-School Children

  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Qatar-based Education Above All (EAA) Foundation have signed an agreement to carry out $100 million in joint projects to put out-of-school and at-risk children into quality primary education.
  • Aim:  “The two organizations will implement projects in up to 10 countries to ensure that at least 320,000 out-of-school children, including refugees and internally displaced children, realize their right to a quality primary education.”
  • The 10 countries initially selected for projects are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, and Sri Lanka.

Tropical Storm Fay makes landfall in New Jersey

Tropical Storm Fay makes landfall in New Jersey

  • Tropical Storm Fay made landfall in New Jersey on 10th July amid heavy, lashing rains that closed beaches and flooded shore town streets, before weakening as it moved over New Jersey.

List of Cyclone/ Typhoon (Recently 2020)

  • Tropical Storm “Cristobal”: Louisiana, Mississippi Coasts. (US)
  • Tropical storm Amanda: El Salvador & Guatemala
  • Cyclone Nisarga: Maharashtra, Gujarat
  • Cyclone Amphan: West Bengal and Odisha
  • Cyclone Maha: The Cyclone Maha in the Arabian Sea has crossed Lakshadweep.
  • Cyclonic storm ‘Bulbul’: Bangladesh and West Bengal

People’s Action Party Registers Comfortable Win, Lee Hsien Loong second term the Prime Minister of Singapore

People’s Action Party Registers Comfortable Win, Lee Hsien Loong second term the Prime Minister of Singapore

  • Singapore voted on 10th July to elect the country’s 14th Parliament, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic and slowing economic growth.
  • In the election that had actually begun a day earlier — with voters abroad casting their ballots at the respective embassies in their country of residence — the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) romped home with 83 out of the 93 seats. With this win, Lee Hsien Loong will continue as the Prime Minister of Singapore.
  • Singapore became the 2nd Country in Asia to conduct National Polls in the times of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Earlier on 15th April 2020, South Korea became the first Asian Country by conducting its 21st Legislative Elections.

Note: About Singapore

  • Currency: Singapore dollar
  • Capital: Singapore

India will not run the World’s Emptiest Airport- Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport

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  • Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa has informed that on the request of his Government the Indian Government has agreed to not form a joint venture company with Sri Lanka for running the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport.

Banking and Financial

Sebi rejigs advisory committee on mutual funds headed by Usha Thorat

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  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has revamped its committee that advises the capital markets regulator on matters related to regulation and development of mutual fund industry. The 20-member advisory committee on mutual funds is headed Usha Thorat, former deputy governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
  • Earlier in 2013, the panel had 15 members and was headed by Janki Ballabh, former Chairman of SBI.

Note: About SEBI

  • Founded: 12 April 1992
  • Headquarters: Mumbai
  • Chairperson: Ajay Tyagi

Award

Indian Battalion Won the Annual UNIFIL Environment Award for 2020

Indian Battalion Won the Annual UNIFIL Environment Award for 2020

  • Indian battalion wins UNIFIL environment award. An Indian battalion stationed with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has won an environment award for a project that aims to decrease waste generation, reuse plastic, build green houses and compost pits.

Himachal Pradesh: Nadaun Police Station ranked as one of best Police Stations of India

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  • Nadaun Police Station ranked as one of best Police Stations of India. Nadaun Police Station of Hamirpur district in Himachal Pradesh has been ranked as one of the best Police Stations of the country. Certificate of Excellence was provided to this Police Station by Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

Note: About HP

  • Governor: Bandaru Dattatreya
  • Capitals: Shimla (Summer), Dharamshala (Winter)
  • Chief minister: Jai Ram Thakur

National Media Club President Sachin Awasthi bags the prestigious Global Humanitarian Award in London

National Media Club President Sachin Awasthi bags the prestigious Global Humanitarian Award in London

  • Sachin Awasthi President, National Media Club has and Founder of Shri Ram Seva Mission has been awarded the ‘Top Publicist’ honour and he is one of just 100 awardees belonging to 35 different countries and 7 continents. This Award was given through a webinar.
  • Awardee Sachin Awasthi firmly believes in the spirit of humanity. In his words, “Beyond any social work, you should first be human. It matters even if you are able to help a single human in need. Whenever I see suffering around, I never miss a chance to do my best to mitigate the suffering.”

Arunachal filmmaker’s ‘Chi Lupo’ wins Dada Saheb Phalke award 2020

Arunachal filmmaker’s ‘Chi Lupo’ wins Dada Saheb Phalke award 2020

  • A short documentary movie Chi Lupo, which is based on the custom of honey hunting among the Sherdukpen tribe of West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh, won the best documentary award at the 10th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival, 2020 in New Delhi.
  • Kezang D Thondok, an independent filmmaker, made the documentary. He hails from Rupa in West Kameng district and earlier worked as a crew member in the making of several regional films. However, Chi Lupo is his debut short documentary.

Sports

Gyanendro Ningombam named officiating president of Hockey India

Gyanendro Ningombam named officiating president of Hockey India

  • Former chief executive officer (CEO) of Manipur Hockey, Gyanendro Ningombam, has been named as the new officiating president of Hockey India by its Executive Board on 10th July.
  • Following the resignation of Mohd Mushtaaque Ahmad as the president of the Hockey India in July citing personal and family commitments.

Book and Author

A book titled ‘His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama: An Illustrated Biography’ Authored by Tenzin Geyche Tethong to be launched

A book titled ‘His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama: An Illustrated Biography’ Authored by Tenzin Geyche Tethong to be launched

  • A book titled ‘His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama: An Illustrated Biography’ is authored by one of the Dalai Lama’s closest aides and advisor of over 40 year, Tenzin Geyche Tethong. The biography is a memorable portrait of the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. The book is to be released in October 2020 and is published by Roli Books.
  • On the 85th birth anniversary of the Dalai Lama, the cover of the book was  announced by the publisher.

Important Day

10th July: National fish farmer Day

10th July: National fish farmer Day

  • Government of India back in 2001 declared 10th July to be celebrated every year as ‘National Fish Farmers Day’. The initiative of celebrating the Day was first taken by Mumbai’s Central Institute of Fisheries Education.

11th July: World Population Day

11th July: World Population Day

  • The United Nations Development Programme recommended the introduction of World Population Day in 1989, inspired by the public interest and awareness that was created by “Five Billion Day” on July 11, 1987 when the world’s population reached 5 billion.
  • World Population Day 2020 focuses on multiple challenges – health, economic and social – that people across the world are facing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Theme 2020: Putting the brakes on COVID-19: Safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls.

Revison July Important Day

  • July 1: Doctor’s Day & National Postal Worker Day
  • 2nd July: World Sports Journalists Day 2020
  • 6th July : World Zoonoses Day
  • 7th July: World Chocolate Day

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