Tuesday, 28 July 2020

July 28:Current Affairs

1)Dr. HARSH REPRESENTS INDIA AT SCO MEET;


  • Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Healand Family Welfare, digitally participated in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Health Minister's Digital Meet at Nirman Bhawan, on 24 july 2020.
  • The meet was chaired by Mikhail Murashko, Minister of Health of the Russian Federation. 

Did You Know? 

        The ongoing COVID crisis was the key topic of discussion. 

2)KARGIL VIJAY DIWAS:26 JULY 2020;


  •  India celebrated the 21st anniversary of the Kargil Vijay Diwas on 26th july 2020.
  • The Indian armed forces had defeated pakistan on 26 july 1999.
  • Since then, the day was celebrated as 'Kargil Vijay Diwas ' to rekindle the pride and valour of the soliders who took part in the operations Vijay. 

3)HIMA DAS DEDICATED UPGRADED GOLD MEDAL;


  • Hima Das has dedicated the upgraded gold medal og the mixed relay event at the 2018 Asian games to the corona virus warriors.
  • On 23 july, the silver medal that the Indian 4x400 mixed relay quartet of Mohammad Anas, M.R Pooovamma, Das and Arokiya Rajiv had won in Jakarta was upgraded to gold. 

4)NEW RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR E-COMMERCE FIRMS;


  • The government has notified new rules and regulations for e-commerce companies under the Consumer Protection Act 2019.
  • It  made it mandatory to display the 'country of origin' on their product stating that any non-compliance will attract penal action. 
  • The 'Consumer Protection (e-commerce ) Rules 2020 ' notified on 23rd july 2020  is a part of the Consumer Protection Act 2019.

5)HARYANA TO HOST FOURTH KHELO YOUTH GAMES;


  • Haryana will host the 4th Khelo Indian Youth Games.
  • Khelo India Youth Games is scheduled to take place after the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.
  • This was announced by Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and Haryana CM Manohar Lal.

Did You Know? 

        The games will be held at Panchkula in Haryana. 

6)CHINA LAUNCHES NEW MAPPING SATELLITE ;


  • China sent a new high resolution mapping satellite into space on 25 july from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the northern province of Shanxi.
  • The Ziyuan III 03 satellite was launched by a long march -4B carrier rocket.

Did You Know? 

        It was the 341st flight mission by the long march rocket series.

7)Dr. APJ ABDUL KALAM's DEATH ANNIVERSARY ;


  • The Nation remembers former president Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam on his death anniversary on 27 july 2020.
  • Popularly known as Peoples President and Missile Man of India, Dr.Kalam passed away in Shillong on 27 july 2015, while delivering a lecture to students. 

Did You Know? 

        He served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007.

8)MALDIVES CELEBRATED 55th INDEPENDENCE DAY;


  • The Maldives  celebrated its 55th Independence Day on 26 july 2020.
  • On december 16 th 1887, the Maldives became a protectorate. 
  • On 26th july 1965, an agreement was signed by the Maldives PM and the British Ambassador which ended the defence and external affairs of the Maldives. 

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