Weekly Current Affairs 15th to 21st July 2020

Published on Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Weekly Current Affairs 15th to 21st July 2020

International News

UNICEF and SAP India to Offer Career Counselling

  • The United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) India has partnered with SAP India which is a software company to provide career counselling to the youths of India.
  • The initiative was launched on account of World Youth Skills Day.

National News

#Reimagine Campaign launched by UNICEF India and FICCI

  • The campaign will provide support to the most vulnerable population and children due to current pandemic COVID-19 and its aftermath in India.

‘Digital Choupal’— NABARD

  • The ‘Digital Choupal’ was conducted by video conference and was participated by various entities with whom NABARD has signed projects.

Indian Railway’s Mission ‘Green Railway’

  • Indian Railways has decided to accomplish its mission of ‘Green Railway’ by 2030.
  • Under this mission, Indian railways have decided to achieve net-zero carbon emission.

‘Corosure’ Test Kit for Coronavirus—IIT Delhi

  • IIT Delhi has developed a low-cost testing kit for the COVID-19.
  • The kit is named as ‘Corosure’ and it is considered to be the world’s most affordable corona testing kit.

‘PRAGYATA’ Guidelines for Online Digital Education

  • Union HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has released a set of rules, guidelines to be followed for conducting online digital education.

Development Projects in Andaman & Nicobar Island—NABARD

  • The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has decided to launch development projects in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
  • The development projects are launched for worth Rs 44 lakhs.

CIPET Accredited to Test and Certify PPE Kits

  • The CIPET comes under the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers.
  • After conducting an online audit of the PPE Testing kits, NABL has granted the accreditation to CIPET.

KURMA Mobile App—To Track and Conserve Indian Turtles

  • Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar has lauded and appreciated a mobile application to track, report and conserve the Indian turtles.

Zoram Mega Food Park—Mizoram

  • The Zoram Mega Food Park was inaugurated at Mizoram.
  • It was inaugurated by Union Food Processing Minister, Harisimrat Kaur Badal.

Index and Ranking

Global Manufacturing Risk Index 2020

  • Cushman & Wakefield has released Global Manufacturing Risk Index (MRI),2020.
  • As per the ranking released, India is stood at the third position in the Global Manufacturing Risk Index 2020.

Global Skill Index 2020

  • The report of Global Skill Index 2020 was made by ‘Coursera’, which is the world’s largest online learning platform.
  • In terms of data science domain scenario, India has received rank at 51st Position in global view and 12th rank position in terms of Asia Pacific region view.


‘Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients’—Report by TIFAC

  • An autonomous organisation under the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India namely Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), has released a report which describes the list of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) which are in need of prioritized manufacturing and the associated advantages.

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