Thursday, 9 July 2020

July 9:Current Affairs

1)KARUR VYSYA PARTNER WITH STAR HEALTH ;


  • The Karur Vysya Bank has entered into a tieup with Star Health and Allied Insurance to provide health insurance products to its customers. 
  • Star health will provide cost effective insurance lroducts to the bank's customers. 

2)BUILDING NAMED AFTER SHYAMA PRASAD MUKHERJEE;



  • The new administrative and academic building of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), Jharkhand has been named after Bharatiya Jan Singh founder shyma prasad mukherjee on his birth anniversary. 
  • Mukherjee dedicated his life to the unity and integrity of the country. 

Did You Know? 

        He gave the call for one nation -one law and sacrificed his life in kashmir. 


3)INDIA, US HELD FORIEGN OFFICE CONSULTATIONS;


  • Foreign secretary Harsh vardhan shringla and US under secretary of state for political affairs David Hale held virtual foriegn office consultation on july 7.
  • They reviewed the entire gamut of engagements under the India-US comprehensive Global strategic partnership, including political, economic, commercial, regional and international cooperation. 

4)15th FC HELD MEETING WITH WORLD BANK ;



  • 15th Finance commission on 7th july 2020 held a meeting with world bank and its High Level Group (HLG) on health sector. 
  • The meeting was held for a better understanding of the contours of the country's health sector. 

Did You Know? 

        World Bank has successfully completed 20 year long partnership with Government of India in the area of HIV. 


5)INDIA &AFGHANISTAN SIGNED 5 PACTS;


  • India and Afghanistan have signed 5 agreements for developing educational infrastructure in four afghan provinces. 
  • The 5 Mou's are signed under the HICDP programme. 

Did You Know? 

        HICDP-Higm Impact Community Development Project. 


6)IOA ADOPTED A NEW IDENTITY ;


  • The Indian Olympic Association has adopted a new branding and visual identity, including an institutional and commercial logo. 
  • The decision to adopt a new identity was taken, on the occasion marking 100 years of participation of Indian athelets at the olympic games. 

Did You Know? 

        The IOA is planning to have a special launch event of the logo on independence day 2020.


7)WORLD'S FIRST GOLD PLATED HOTEL IN VIETNAM;


  • The world's first gold plated hotel has been opened in vietnam which features golden cutlery, cups, toilet seat and and infinity poot. 
  • The five star Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake hotel in Hanoi, vietnam cost £160 million to build. 

Did You Know? 

        Even the exterior of the building is covered in around a ton of gold. 


8)5 STATRUPS TO BUILD A PLATFORM ;


  • The ministry of Electronics and IT earlier in April 2020 invited local technology startups  to build a secure video conferencing platform. 
  • The government shortlisted 10 indian startups in june 2020 and it has now narrowed down to five sartups. 

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