Current Affairs : 18-07-2020 in English

Important Day

  • Nelson Mandela International Day - 18 July.

International

  • The European Union and India have decided at the 15th India-EU Summit to move ahead with the renewal of the Agreement on Scientific cooperation for the next - five years.
  • India has signed an agreement with this country to increase the collaboration between the two countries further in dealing with Cyber threats - Israel.
  • New President of Suriname - Chandrikapersad ‘Chan’ Santokhi.
  • India has established bilateral Air bubbles, which is a travel corridor between two countries that wish to reopen their borders, with the United States of America, France and - Germany.
  • Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terror group's leader who designated by the United Nations as a global terrorist - Noor Wali Mehsud.
  • Indian global recipient for the Solidarity Award at the annual UN SDG Action Awards 2020 for social transformation through initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic - Project Mumbai.

National

  • Coursera’s Global Skills Index 2020, India ranked - 34th.
  • Winner of the Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Krishi Vigyan Prothsahan Puraskar given by ICAR - Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Wyra, Khammam district, Telangana.
  • Winner of the Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award for outstanding Research in Agricultural Sciences 2019 under Natural Resources Management & Agricultural Engineering category - National Academy of Agriculture Research Management (NAARM), Hyderabad.
  • The Poba reserve forest in this state will be upgraded as a Wildlife Sanctuary - Assam.
  • India’s first cable-stayed Railways bridge that will connect Katra and Reasi in Jammu and Kashmir which is being developed by Konkan Railway Corporation Limited - Anji Khad Bridge.
  • Winner of the prestigious Golden Peacock National Training Award – 2020 in the category of National Training Award - Union Bank of India.

Persons in News

  • Winner of Swamy Sahajananda Saraswati Outstanding Extension Scientist Award of ICAR - Dr B.S. Sontakki (NAARM).
  • Re-appointed MD & CEO of the Federal Bank - Shyam Srinivasan.

Sports

  • FIFA World Cup 2022 will be played in – Qatar (first time in Arab region).

State Current Affairs

  • This state government has launched a campaign to provide online education to the students through animation videos - Punjab.

Science and Technology

  • Scientists at this institute noted that new bacteria are the first to use manganese as an energy source - California Institute of Technology (Caltech).
  • First SD-WAN solution that built natively on Microsoft Azure – Barracuda CloudGen WAN service.

General Knowledge

  • Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (In-CERT) - Founded: 19 January 2004; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Tangam is the minority group within the Adi tribe of - Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) - Founded: 16 July 1929; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) - Founded: 1911; Headquarters: New Delhi.
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