Current Affairs - July, 2020

Govt. to spend ₹ 11.85 crore for funding 112 agri start-ups this year

The Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has announced that the government will fund 112 start-ups in the country in order to promote agricultural firms, with an amount of Rs 11.85 crores. Highlights The funds will be given to the start-ups selected by different knowledge partners and agribusiness incubators in the area of agro-processing, food technology ..

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6th BRICS Environment Ministers’ Meeting held

The 6th meeting of the BRICS Environment Ministers took place via video conferencing under the Presidency of Russia. All the BRICS nations, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa joined the meeting. Highlights The Union Environment Minister, Prakash Javadekar, represented India in the meeting along with the Ministers of the other BRICS nations. The Minister ..

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Anniversary of law against instant Triple Talaq observed as Muslim Women’s Rights Day

The Muslim Women’s Rights Day is observed on July 31 throughout the nation in order to commemorate the first anniversary of the law passed against instant triple Talaq within the Muslim community. The Union Ministers have also addressed the Muslim women through a virtual conference on this occasion. Background The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights ..

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Government puts import restrictions on colour television sets

The government has imposed restrictions on imports of colour television sets in an attempt to promote the domestic manufacturing of these items and also cut inbound shipments of non-essential items from countries like China. The Directorate General of Free Trade has changed the import policy for colour television sets as restricted from free. Highlights The ..

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Amazon plans to invest $10 billion to build satellite infrastructure

The Federal Communications Commission declared that Amazon might build its ambitious satellite internet system that is going to compete with SpaceX’s Starlink network. Amazon has also announced that it is going to invest more than $10 billion for this purpose in the years to come. Highlights The project by the e-commerce giant, named as Kuiper, ..

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