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Daily Current Affairs 16 July 2020
1-UNICEF India associates with FICCI to set in motion #Reimagine Campaign.
UNICEF India associates with the Socio-Economic Development Foundation(SEDF) of the federation of India Chambers of Commerce and Industry(FICCI), to co-develop #Reimagine Campaign.
2-Coal min to link mining plan portal with PARIVESH website
The Ministry of Coal is planning to link the mining plan portal with Parivesh website, a single-window hub for online submission, monitoring, and management of proposals submitted to the Environment Ministry by Project proponents to seek various types of environment clearances(EC).
3-Anji Khad bridge: India’s 1st cable-stayed rail bridge by Indian Railways to connect Katra and Reasi in J&K.
The Ministry of Railways, Piyush Vedprakash Goyal, has announced that India’s first cable-stayed Indian Railways bridge namely ‘Anji Khad Bridge’ being developed by Konkan Railway Corporation Limited(KRCL).
4-Poba reserve forest in Assam’s Dhemaji to be upgraded to a wildlife sanctuary.
The chief minister of Assam’Sarbananda Sonowal has announced the up-gradation of Poba Reserve Forest, a vital biodiversity hotspot in Dhemaji district of Assam, as a wildlife sanctuary. The announcement was made during a meeting with senior officials of Lakhimpur, Dhemaji and Majuli districts at Jonai.
1-In 2019 690 million people were starving from hunger, with the highest population in Asia: UN Report
As per the annual ‘state of food security and nutrition in the world’ reported by United Nation, almost around 690 million people went hungry in 2019.
1-Ashok Lavasa appointed as the new Vice-President of ABD.
Asian Development Bank(ADB) has appointed India’s Election Commissioner(EC) Ashok Lavasa as the Vise-President for private sector operations and public-private partnerships.
- Sachin Awasthi Honoured with the Prestigious Global Humanitarian Award 2020.
Sachin Awasthi, the president of National Media Club and founder of Shri Ram Seva Mission, has been awarded the ‘Top Publicist’ honour under Global Humanitarian Award 2020 by the London based World Humanitarian Drive(WHD)
2-Ved Parkash Dudeja, VC of RLDA, wins ‘Infra Business Leader of the year’
The vice-chairman of rail land authority(RLDA) has been awarded the coveted ‘Infra Business Leader of the year’ award 2020 by the rail Infra and Mobility Business Digital Awards(RIMBDA).
Books and Authors
1-Stephen King pens his new short fiction Novel ‘If It Bleeds’
Acclaimed American author Stephen Edwin King, has come up with his extraordinary collection of four new and compelling horror novels under the title ‘If It Bleeds’.
1-Former Australia Soccer team captain Jedinak retires from all games.
Asian cup –winning Socceroos captain Mile Jedinak has officially announced his retirement from all the game.
1-Wim Suurbier legendary dutch footballer passes away at 75.
Netherlands football legend and Ajax defender Wim Suurbier has passed away, He was 75.
2-Hawkins cooker’s non-executive Chairman Brahm Vasudeva passes away at 84.
Brahm Vasudeva, the former chairman of Hawkins cookers limited, has passed at the age of 84, after being in a leadership role for 52 years.