Daily GK Update, 17 July 2020, Daily Current Affairs 2020

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Daily GK Update,  17 July 2020, Daily Current Affairs 2020:

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National (Current Affairs)

Govt aims to increase public health expenditure to 2.5% of GDP by 2025

Govt aims to increase public health expenditure to 2.5% of GDP by 2025

  • The Union Health Ministry has pushed for an increased expenditure on public health. In a meeting with the 15th Finance Commission, the Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, on 15th July highlighted that the government aims at gradually increasing the public health expenditure to 2.5 per cent of the nation’s GDP by the year 2025.
  • The Minister asserted that the outlay for primary health expenditure will also be made nearly two third of the total public health expenditure in the country. Reiterating the government’s target of the National Health Policy 2017, Dr. Vardhan emphasized on the importance of increasing the state’s health sector spending to nearly 8 per cent of their total budget.

Telangana Police Launch ‘CybHER’ Campaign To Tackle Cybercrime Against Women, Children

Telangana Police Launch 'CybHER' Campaign To Tackle Cybercrime Against Women, Children

  • Telangana Police on 15th July launched a month-long virtual awareness campaign ‘CybHER’ in the wake of cybercrime against the women and children in the state.
  • Swati Lakra, Additional DGP Incharge of Women Safety including ‘SHE Teams’ and ‘Bharosa’ for Telangana, “Women Safety Wing, Telangana Police has launched ‘CybHER’ campaign, to make cyberspace safe for women and children.”
  • SHE teams are constituted to handle eve-teasing cases and ‘Bharosa’ is the centre for assisting women to deal with legal matters and to provide shelter to victims of trafficking.

Note: About Telangana

  • Capital: Hyderabad
  • Governor: Tamilisai Soundararajan
  • Chief minister: K. Chandrashekar Rao

117th birthday Anniversary of Ex CM of Tamil Nadu  state K Kamaraj, celebrated as Educational Development Day

117th birthday Anniversary of Ex CM of Tamil Nadu  state K Kamaraj, celebrated as Educational Development Day

  • The former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Shri K.Kamaraj ji’s 117th birth anniversary has been observed as Tamil Nadu’s Educational Development Day.
  • Aim: it aims to remind people about his contribution to boost the school education facilities of Tamil Nadu state. he was known as “King Maker”.
  • In the year 2006, The Tamil Nadu state Govt brought a development and celebration bill that highlighted 15th july as “Educational Development Day” in order to remember Perunthalaivar Kamarajar’s contributions.
  • K Kamaraj served as 3rd Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and stayed at post for three consecutive tenures between 1954 and 1963.

Note: About Tamil Nadu

  • Chief minister: Edappadi K. Palaniswami
  • Capital: Chennai
  • Governor: Banwarilal Purohit

India-Israel sign agreements on Cyber Security

India-Israel sign agreements on Cyber Security

  • India and Israel signed agreements to expand their collaboration in dealing with cyber threats. The agreement was signed between Director General of Israel’s National Cyber Directorate (INCD) and India’s Ambassador to Israel Sanjeev Singla.
  • The agreement lays down cooperation in capacity building and mutual exchange of best practices in the field.

Note: About Israel

  • Capital: Jerusalem
  • Prime minister: Benjamin Netanyahu
  • Currency: Israeli Shekel

International (Current Affairs)

India ‘Air bubbles’ formed with US, France & Germany

India 'Air bubbles' formed with US, France & Germany

  • Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri announced that India is to resume operation of international commercial flights with France and US.
  • The Government of India has signed agreements with US, UK, France and countries in UAE. The Ministry of Civil Aviation has planned to bring down the air travel charges by 25%.
  • About: Under the agreements signed with the countries, United Airlines and Delta are to operation from the US. The Air France is to operate from France. No UK based airlines are to operate to India. Rather, Air India will fly to UK. Lufthansa of Germany will operate from Germany.
  • Air Bubble: Air Bubble is the term coined during COVID-19 times. It refers to transport and people connectivity between specific regions in the world. Especially between those regions where COVID-19 has been contained to similar levels. The scheme is being called as new avatar of “Vande Bharat Mission.

Banking and Financial

Icra sharply revises forecast, expects economy to shrink by (-) 9.5% in FY21


  • Credit rating agency Icra on 17th July sharply revised its forecast on the contraction in the Indian economy to (-)9.5 per cent for 2020-21 from its earlier assessment of (-)5%.

Note: India GDP projected F21

  • Moody-(-)4%
  • World Bank: (-3.2%)
  • ADB- (-)4%
  • UN- 1.2%
  • IMF- (-)4.5%
  • OECD- (-)3.7%

Instagram launches Shop with Facebook Pay support

Instagram launches Shop with Facebook Pay support

  • Instagram on 16th July launched its shopping feature to enable users to discover and make purchases on its platform. The Shop feature gives users an option to pay via Facebook’s payment app.
  • “We’re introducing Instagram Shop, a new destination in Explore that makes it easier to shop from brands and creators. Shop lets users get personalised recommendations, buy products from different brands and preview exclusive launches, all in one place.


Roshni Nadar Malhotra succeeds Shiv Nadar as HCL Chairman


  • Roshni Nadar Malhotra is the new Chairman of HCL Technologies, the company announced in a regulatory filing on 17th July. The 38-year-old succeeds her father Shiv Nadar.
  • Earlier, she was the Executive Director and the CEO of HCL Enterprise. Roshni is the only child of HCL’s founder, Shiv Nadar. In 2019, she was ranked 54th on the Forbes World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list. According to IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List (2019), Roshni Nadar is the richest woman in India.

Note: About HCL

  • CEO: C Vijayakumar
  • Founded: 11 August 1976
  • Headquarters: Noida


Committee to Protect Journalists announced, International Press Freedom Awardees 2020

Roshni Nadar Malhotra succeeds Shiv Nadar as HCL Chairman

  • The Committee to Protect Journalists has announced that the recipients of the 2020 International Press Freedom Awards include Shahidul Alam from Bangladesh, Mohammad Mosaed from Iran, Dapo Olorunyomi from Nigeria and Svetlana Prokopyeva from Russia.
  • All four journalists have faced arrests or criminal prosecution in reprisal for their reporting.
  • About Award: “Like brave and committed journalists everywhere, CPJ’s honorees set out to report the news without fear or favor for the benefit of their communities, their country, and the world.


IOC postpones 2022 Youth Olympic Games to 2026


  • The postponement of Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Dakar, Senegal in 2022 allows the IOC, the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and the International Federations (IFs) to plan their activities in a better way, which have been strongly affected by the postponement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 due to the ongoing  COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic had led to the postponements and cancellations of major international sports events and has had financial consequences of the global health crisis.
  • The reason for postponing the YOG in 2022 is because of the numerous operational challenges, which the IOC, NOC and IFs are facing due to the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics, 2020 to 2021.

Real Madrid’s 1st La Liga title without Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid’s 1st La Liga title without Cristiano Ronaldo

  • Real Madrid sealed its record 34th league title with a 2-1 win over Villarreal at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium on 16th July. The victory left Madrid seven points in front of second-place Barcelona with one round to go. Barcelona lost 2-1 to Osasuna at the Camp Nou Stadium.
  • French coach and football legend Zinedine Zidane has steered Real Madrid to a record 34th Spanish league title, an 11th overall trophy win under his leadership.

Important Day

17th July: World Day for International Justice 2020

17th July: World Day for International Justice 2020

  • World Day for International Justice 2020 It is also known as International Criminal Justice Day or International Justice Day. The day unites all those who wish to support justice, promote the rights of the victims, also help in preventing crime that threatens the peace, security, and well-being of the world.
  • 17 July is celebrated as World Day for International Justice because this day is the anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute in 1998.

Revision July Important Day

  • July 1: Doctor’s Day & National Postal Worker Day
  • 2nd July: World Sports Journalists Day 2020
  • July 6: World Zoonoses Day
  • 7th July: World Chocolate Day
  • July 11: World Population Day
  • July 15: World Youth Skills Day

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