Current Affairs : 25-07-2020 in English

Economy

  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) allowed ______ and rights entitlement (RE) transactions during the trading window closure period - Offer for sale (OFS).
  • According to a report by PWC and Payments Council of India (PCI), it is expected that India will contribute approximately 2.2 percent of the world’s digital payment market by – 2023.
  • Indian company that has entered into the top 50 most valued companies globally - Reliance Industries Ltd (48th).
  • Most valued company globally - Saudi Aramco (highest market cap of $1.7 trillion).

International

  • 87th nation that join the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Framework Agreement - Nicaragua.
  • On 23 July, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Health Minister's Digital Meet was chaired by - Mikhail Murashko (Russian Federation).
  • Winner of the prestigious international level World Veterinary Day Award for the year 2020, instituted by World Veterinary Association (WVA) for the best association - Indian Veterinary Association, Kerala.

National

  • For students who are seeking scholarship with study in India, the first-ever Indian Scholastic Assessment (Ind-SAT) Test 2020 was conducted by - Ministry of Human Resource and Development.
  • The Department of Science and Technology has launched the India-Russia Joint Technology Assessment and Accelerated Commercialization Programme, with amounting _____, in partnership with FICCI and FASIE of the Russian Federation - INR 15 Crore.
  • The Income Tax Department will share PAN (Permanent Account Number) and bank account details of any entity with 10 investigative and intelligence agencies under - NATGRID.
  • The Indian Railways is constructing the world's first electrified double-stack container tunnel near - Haryana's Sohna.

Persons in News

  • India’s first legislator from Karnataka’s Siddi community which traces its roots to Africa - Shantharam Budna Siddi.
  • New managing director and chief executive of Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) - Partha Pratim Sengupta.
  • New Health Secretary in the Union Health Ministry - Rajesh Bhushan (succeed Preeti Sudan).

Sports

  • New vice-president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) - Anita DeFrantz.
  • Football Writers' Association's (FWA) Footballer of the Year 2020 - Jordan Henderson (Liverpool captain).

State Current Affairs

  • Union Minister of Agriculture, NarendraSingh Tomar inaugurated the ‘World Class State of Art Honey Testing Laboratory’ established by National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) in – Anand (Gujarat).
  • To frame a solar power policy for the state, Maharashtra Energy Department has set up a committee which is headed by - Principal Secretary of the Energy Department.

Science and Technology

  • An ultra-rapid testing kit, that gives result within 30 seconds, has been developed by a joint collaboration of India and this country for COVID-19 - Israel.
  • This start-up has developed the first in-orbit Space Debris Monitoring and tracking system of India on the basis of Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) technology - Digantara Research and Technology (DRT).
  • NASA’s telescope mission that is likely to be launched in December 2023 from Antarctica - Astrophysics Stratospheric Telescope for High Spectral Resolution Observations at Submillimeter-wavelengths (ASTHROS).

General Knowledge

  • International Solar Alliance (ISA) – Launched: November 2015; Headquarters: Gurugram, Haryana, India.
  • Income Tax Department was founded in – 1860.
  • World Trade Organization (WTO) - Founded: 01 January 1995; Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) - Founded: 22 September 1974; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) - Founded: 08 August 1967; Headquarters: South Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • President of Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) - President of India.
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