Current Affairs - July, 2020

Second draft of Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020 placed in public domain for suggestions

The second draft of the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP), titled as ‘Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020’ has been uploaded by the Ministry of Defence, Government of India, for inviting suggestions and comments from the various stakeholders and general public. Background The first draft of the DPP was published in April 2020 and then the deadline for ..

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Govt extends deadline for filing income tax returns till September 30

The government has extended the deadline for filing income tax returns for the fiscal year 2018-19 by two months till September 30. Reason The Central Board of Direct Taxes has announced this in view of the pandemic situation in the country and to ease the compliance aspect for the taxpayers in the country. The earlier ..

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Piyush Goyal inaugurates CII National Digital conference on Ease of Doing Business for Atmanirbhar Bharat

The Union Commerce Minister, Piyush Goyal, inaugurated the CII National Digital Conference on Ease of Doing Business for Atmanirbhar Bharat with the objective of promoting a single-window concept for investment related decisions in the country. Highlights The Minister has expressed the resolve that the government is committed to covering the length and the breadth of ..

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Emmy Awards ceremony to be held online due to pandemic

The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards will be held virtually this year due to the COVID 19 pandemic situation. This comes after the nominations have been announced for the prestigious awards for this year. Highlights The ceremony, which was to be held at Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, will now be shot from the homes of ..

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Union Health Minister launches Compendium on ‘CSIR Technologies for COVID-19 Mitigation’

The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan, has launched the ‘Compendium of CSIR Technologies for COVID 19 Mitigation’ and applauded the warriors against the disease in the country. Highlights The Union Health Minister has stated that the country is handling the COVID 19 situation effectively and also the recovery rate is ..

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