Friday, 10 July 2020

July 11:Current Affairs

1)IITH, NVIDIA TO ESTABLISH A RESEARCH CENTRE;


  • IIT Hyderabad is collaborating with NVIDIA, to establish India's first NVIDIA AI technology centre to accelerate research on artificial intelligence and commercial adoption. 
  • An event held on july 9, 2020 to mark the commencement of operations of this centre. 


2)YPTHIMA WATSONI BUTTERFLY REDISCOVERED ;


  • In Tripura, a team of wildlife researchers has rediscovered "Ypthima Watsoni" butterfly commonly known as 'Looped three -ring' after 61 years. 
  • It was founded near a village called phuldungsei in Jampui hills under the North Tripura district. 

Did You Know? 

        The species was last seen in 1958 in manipur. 


3)750MV SOLAR PROJECT AT MP's REWA;


  • PM Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation a 750 mv solar project set up at Rewa in Madhya Pradesh. 
  • The Rewa project will reduce carbon emission equivalent to about 15 lakh ton of CO2 per year. 

Did You Know? 

        The project was situate inside a solar park, the solar park was developed by the Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited. 


4)15th MEETING OF INDIA-EU SUMMIT ON JULY15;


  • The 15th meeting of the India -European  Union summit will be held on 15th july 2020.
  • The summit was co-chaired by PM Narendra Modi, and President of European Council Charles Michel and President of European Commission Ursula Vonder Leyen. 


5)INDIA'S LARGEST BUTTERFLY ;


  • A Himalayan butterfly named "Golden Birdwing" is the India's  largest. 
  • This record was earlier held by southern birdwing for 88 years. 
  • With a wingspan of 194mm, the female of the species is marginally larger than the southern birdwing that Brigadier William Harry Evans, a british military officer recorded in 1932.

6)CIDC INITIATED SKILL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME;


  • Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC) has initiated a skill development programme in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 
  • It will provide Employment oriented training and skill development for the marginalized section. 

7)NEW SPECIES OF FAN-THROATED LIZARD DISCOVERED ;


  • A new species of Fan -throated lizard has been discovered from the barren lands of northern Karnataka's Bagalkot district. 
  • The new species has been named 'Sitana dharwarensis' derived from the Dharwar Carton a piece of earth crust. 

8)GLOBAL REAL ESTATE TRANSPARENCY INDEX 2020;


  • India's real estate industry gas registered one of the largest improvements globally and regionally in Jones Lang Lasalle's (JLL)biennial Global Real Estate Transparency Index(GRETI). 
  • The position of some Asian countries are Mainland China(32nd), Thailand(33rd), Indonesia (40th), Philippines (44th), and Vietnam(58th). 

Did You Know? 

        India ranks 34th globally on the index. 

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