Current Affairs - July, 2020

Andhra Pradesh Inks Pact with Amul

The Government of Andhra Pradesh has signed an agreement with the dairy cooperative Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Limited (GCMMF), the owner of the brand Amul, for the development and promotion of the dairy sector in the state. This agreement is going to assist the dairy farmers to get a better price by bringing in ..

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Indian-Origin Nurse Conferred with President’s Award in Singapore

An Indian-origin nurse in Singapore, Kala Narayanasamy was chosen for the President’s Award for nurses given to the medical professionals for serving on the frontline during the COVID 19 pandemic. As per the details released by the Health Ministry of Singapore, Narayanasamy was one of the five nurses to be honoured with this award. Each ..

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Iran-Iraq Bilateral Trade to be increased to $20 Billion

Iran and Iraq are interesting in increasing the bilateral trade value between them to $20 billion in the near future. The two countries are also going to implement all the earlier agreements in this regard, particularly connecting the Iranian Shalamcheh to the Iraqi Basra City via railway. Both the countries are also going to cooperate ..

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Drone Incubation Fund Allocation Slashed to Less than Rs 500 Crores

The Central Government has announced that its incubation fund, named as DISHA, aimed at the promotion of indigenous manufacturing of unmanned aerial vehicles, will be allocated less than Rs 500 crores, in the wake of the recession triggered by the COVID 19 pandemic. The fund was earlier allocated a sum of Rs 2000 crores but ..

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‘Covishield’ Vaccine to Start Trials in India

The Serum Institute of India is going to launch its first COVID 19 vaccine candidate for trials very soon in India. The vaccine has been named as ‘Covishield’. It has been developed by the Oxford University and pharmaceutical giant, AstraZeneca. The Serum Institute is going to apply for the license for trials of the vaccine ..

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