Current Affairs - July, 2020

High prices of pulses may affect nutrition security: Tata Cornell Study

According to a new study by the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition, New York, food habits during the COVID 19 may have shifted from diverse and nutritive diets to staple foods such as wheat and rice as the prices of vegetables, pulses and eggs rose sharply after the lockdown whereas those of cereals remained ..

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Detailed structure and activities of IN-SPACe released

The Department of Space has notified the detailed structure, roles and responsibilities of the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization (IN-SPACe), which will be engaged in the commercialization of the space-related activities in the country. Highlights This is a single-window agency which is going to permit and oversee activities by private sector right from building ..

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SIDBI, TransUnion CIBIL launch financial knowledge platform for MSMEs

The Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), in association with TransUnion CIBIL, has launched a comprehensive financial education and knowledge platform meant for the micro, small and medium enterprises functioning in the country. Highlights Known as MSMESaksham, this new platform will guide the MSME sector in search of seamless and quick access to finance ..

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Five Rafale fighter jets, built by Dassault Aviation of France, arrive at Ambala airbase

The first batch of the Rafale fighter jets has landed at the Ambala Air Base Station and was greeted with a special water cannon salute. This is the first western combat aircraft to join the Indian Air Force 23 years after the Sukhoi aircraft were imported. Highlights The French-manufactured Rafale multi-role combat jets covered a ..

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Deaths of hundreds of elephants in Botswana, in recent weeks

The government of Botswana is still in the dark regarding the deaths of hundreds of elephants in the country in the recent weeks and the investigation is still going on by the authorities. Highlights The government has already ruled out poaching and anthrax as the possible causes of deaths of the elephants. There is a ..

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