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Daily Current Affairs 15 July 2020

15th July current affairs capsule

Nationals

1-Indian railways to form into ‘green railway’ in mission mode by 2030.

Railway ministry has taken up a goal to convert Indian railways into green railways by 2030.

2-To provide safer journey Indian Railways has set in motion ‘Post COVID Coach’

To prevent the spread of COVID virus, The Indian Railways has launched a new state-of-the-art, ‘Post COVID Coach’.

Business and Agreements

1-Iran wraps up with India from Chabahar Rail Projects due to funding delay.

For the construction of the railway line from Chabahar port to Zahedan, along the Iran –Afganistan border, Iran has dropped India from the project due to delay in fundings from the Indian side.

2-Qualcomm Ventures becomes 12th Investor in Jio platforms; Invests Rs 730 Cr to acquire 0.15% stake.

Qualcomm Ventures, the investment arm of US-based wireless technology company Qualcomm incorporated has invested Rs 730 Cr in ‘jio platforms’ for a 0.15% stake in the company.

Appointments

1-Hemang Amin appointed interim CEO of BCCI

The board of control for cricket in India(BCCI) has appointed Hemang Amin, the Chief Operating Officer of the Indian Premier League, as the interim chief executive officer(CEO) of the Indian cricket board.

Awards

1-ISRO Chief K Sivan to be Conferred with 2020 Von Karman Award by IAA.

ISRO chief Dr Kailasavadivoo Sivam has been named as the winner of the 2020 Von Karman Award by the Paris-based International Academy of Astronautics(IAA).

2-Gurbux Singh and Palash Nandy to be conferred with Mohun Bagan Ratna Award 2020.

Hockey legend Gurbux Singh and former first-class cricketer Palash Nandy has been named for the Mohun Bagan Ratna Award 2020 by the football club Mohun Bagan’s executive committee.

Important Days

1-World Youth Skills Day:15th July.

The world Youth Skills Day(WYSD) is observed every year on July 15 as a day to recognize the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship, and to highlight the crucial role of skilled youth in addressing current and future global challenges.

Obituary

1-Acclaimed ceramic artist Jyotsna Bhatt passes away at 80.

One of India’s best known ceramic and pottery artists, Jyotsna Bhatt has passed away after suffering a stroke, She was 80.

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