Daily GK Update, 20 July 2020, Daily Current Affairs 2020

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Daily GK Update,  20 July 2020, Daily Current Affairs 2020:

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National (Current Affairs)

Capitals of NE states to be connected to rail network by 2023: Railway Board

Capitals of NE states to be connected to rail network by 2023: Railway Board

  • Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav on 18th July announced that all the capitals of North-Eastern states will be connected to the rail network by 2023.
  • “We are implementing a project to connect all the capitals of North-Eastern states. The capitals of Assam, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh are already connected. In Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Meghalaya, the capital connectivity work is in progress. Manipur will be connected in March 2022, Mizoram in March 2023, Nagaland in March 2023, Meghalaya in March 2022 and Sikkim in December 2022.

J&K panchayat members to get Rs 25 lakh insurance for death due to militancy

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  • In a view to strengthening grass roots democracy by providing a sense of security to the elected members of local bodies, Jammu and Kashmir has approved an insurance cover of Rs 25 lakh to all the elected panchayat and Urban Local Body (ULB) members in case of militancy-related death.
  • This comes after a month when Congress sarpanch Ajay Pandita was shot dead by militants in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

FM Nirmala Sitharaman Attends 3rd G20 Finance Ministers And Central Bank Governors Meeting

FM Nirmala Sitharaman Attends 3rd G20 Finance Ministers And Central Bank Governors Meeting

  • Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman participated in the 3rd G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) meeting under the Saudi Arabian Presidency through Video Conferencing here to discuss the global economic outlook amid evolving COVID-19 pandemic crisis along with other G20 Finance Track priorities for the year 2020.

Note: About G20

  • Chairman: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (2020)
  • Founded: 26 September 1999

PM SVANidhi app launched to provide micro-credit facility for street vendors at their door steps

PM SVANidhi app launched to provide micro-credit facility for street vendors at their door steps

  • A mobile application of PM Street Vendor’s Atmanirbhar Nidhi, PM SVANidhi was launched in New Delhi to bring micro-credit facility for street vendors at their door steps.
  • Aim: Mobile App aims to provide user-friendly digital interface for lending institutions and their field functionaries for sourcing and processing loan applications of street vendors under the scheme. The  app is a step towards boosting the use of digital technology and will enable field functionaries to ensure maximum coverage of the scheme.
  • PM SVANidhi was launched by the government on 1st of June this year, for providing affordable working capital loan to street vendors to resume their livelihoods that have been adversely affected due to COVID-19 lockdown.

Uttar Pradesh launched ‘Navin Rojgar Chhatri Yojana’ for the Scheduled Castes

Uttar Pradesh launched 'Navin Rojgar Chhatri Yojana' for the Scheduled Castes

  • Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on 18th July launched ‘Navin Rojgar Chhatri Yojana’ for an all round development of the Scheduled Castes. He transferred a financial assistance of 17.42 crore online to 3,484 people under the ‘Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Swarojgar Yojana’ and interacted with some beneficiaries from Rae Bareli, Gorakhpur, Basti, Meerut, Azamgarh and Moradabad districts through video conferencing.
  • The chief minister said, “Economic equality becomes the basis of social equality. The society with one of its sections becoming strong while another remaining weak will not be able to become self reliant. It is necessary that there is a balance in the society and this balance should also be at the economic level.”

Note: About UP

  • Capital: Lucknow
  • Governor: Anandiben Patel
  • Chief minister: Yogi Adityanath

International (Current affairs)

At 273 million people, India records highest reduction in number of people living in poverty: UN

At 273 million people, India records highest reduction in number of people living in poverty: UN

  • About 273 million Indians moved out of multidimensional poverty between 2005-2006 and 2015-2016, according to a UN report, which noted that India has recorded the largest reduction in the number of people living in this category.
  • The data, released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), shows that 65 out of 75 countries studied significantly reduced their multidimensional poverty levels between 2000 and 2019.

Banking and Financial

GDP to contract by (-5.3%) in FY21, lowest in Indian history: India Ratings

GDP to contract by (-5.3%) in FY21, lowest in Indian history: India Ratings

  • Credit rating agency India Ratings and Research expects gross domestic product (GDP) to contract by (-5.3) per cent on a year-on-year basis in FY21.
  • This will be the lowest GDP growth in Indian history and the sixth instance of economic contraction, others being in FY58, FY66, FY67, FY73 and FY80; the previous low was negative 5.2 per cent in FY80.

Note: India GDP projected F21

  • OECD- (-)3.7%
  • RBI- (-)1.5%
  • SBI– (-)6.8%
  • CIRIS: (-) 5%
  • Fitch: (-) 5%
  • S&P- (-) 5%

Award

Marianna Vardinoyannis, Morissana Kouyate Announced Laureates Of UN Nelson Mandela Prize

Marianna Vardinoyannis, Morissana Kouyate Announced Laureates Of UN Nelson Mandela Prize

  • Marianna Vardinoyannis of Greece and Morissana Kouyate of Guinea were on 18th July announced the laureates of the United Nations 2020 Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize by General Assembly President Tijjani Muhammad-Bande.
  • About Marianna Vardinoyannis: Vardinoyannis is a Greek philanthropist and world advocate for human rights and the protection of children’s health and welfare. For more than 30 years, she has been fighting childhood cancer and for a world without borders in health, helping thousands of children to be cured.
  • About Morissana Kouyate: leading advocate on ending violence against women and girls in Africa.He carried out exceptional efforts in the fight against harmful traditional practices, particularly female genital mutilation.

Sport

Lewis Hamilton wins Hungarian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton wins Hungarian Grand Prix

  • Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Britain) wins third-consecutive Hungarian GP. Max Verstappen (Dutch-Red Bull) and Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes-finland) second and third respectively. Hungarian grand prix 2020 was third race of 2020 F1 Championship.

List of Winner 2020 F1 Race

  • Styrian Grand prix– Lewis Hamilton
  • Austrian Grand Prix– Valtteri Battas

Important Day

20 July: World Chess Day

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  • July 20 is celebrated as International Chess Day to honour the founding of the FIDE. Here’s taking a look at some World chess day history, meaning, etc.
  • Every year on July 20, International Chess Day is celebrated to honour the founding of the Federation Internationale des Echecs, also known as FIDES, in the year 1924.

 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
  • July 17: World Day for International Justice
  • July 18: International Nelson Mandela Day

Obituary

Civil rights leader Cordy Tindell Vivian passes away

Civil rights leader Cordy Tindell Vivian passes away

  • After decades of fighting for the freedom of Black Americans, civil rights leader Rev. Cordy Tindell “C.T.” Vivian died at 95 years old. He also led the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and became its interim president in 2012. He also helped in organizing the Freedom Rides to integrate buses across the south and trained waves of activists in non-violent protest.
  • Cordy Tindell Vivian was honored by the Barack Obama with the presidential medal of freedom in 2013.

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