Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 20 July 2017

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Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 20 July 2017

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20 July 2017

National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate and former Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind will be India's 14th President of the country. He defeated opposition's Meira Kumar, a former Lok Sabha speaker, winning more than 65 percent of the votes in the Electoral College. A total of 32 polling stations including the one in... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

20 July 2017

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik dedicated to the nation the state's longest bridge and named it after Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. It is  2.88 km bridge over the river Kathajodi will connect the state capital of Bhubaneswar with Cuttack reducing the distance between the two cities by 12 kilometres. He laid the foundation in... Read More

category: Business & Economy

20 July 2017

The Union Environment Ministry approved three projects for climate change adaptation in three states namely Rajasthan, Gujarat and Sikkim for funding under the National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC). In this regard, the National Steering Committee on Climate Change (NSCCC) headed by Environment Secretary approved the Detailed Project... Read More


20 July 2017

The Lok Sabha passed the Indian Institute of Information Technology Public Private Partnership (IIIT-PPP) Bill, 2017. The bill is used to grant institute of national importance status to IIITs on the lines of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and National Institutes of Technology (NITs). The bills define PPP as a partnership under... Read More

category: Defence

20 July 2017

The underwater Ghost nets posing threat to the marine ecosystem off Kerala coast. It may become a major threat to the natural habitat and breeding ground of underwater fish. Kerala state is well known for its Underwater fishing zone.

category: Important Days

20 July 2017

The Union Cabinet approves the signing of Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) in respect of tax matters between India and the BRICS countries namely, Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa. It aims to promote cooperation amongst BRICS Revenue administrations on common areas of interest in tax matters and capacity building and knowledge... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

20 July 2017

Veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions as a parliamentarian in the Lok Sabha.  Sharad Yadav received the Lifetime Achievement Award as a Rajya Sabha representative from Vice President Hamid Ansari at a function organised by the Lokmat Media Group to honour distinguished Lok Sabha and... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

20 July 2017

According to Forbes Middle East, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of State for Tolerance Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi topped a poll of the most powerful Arab women in Government. released a list of the top 100 most powerful Arab business women for 2017. The UAE represents the highest number of women with 18 followed by Egypt with 16 Ms Qasimi... Read More

category: International

20 July 2017

A group of seven Indian students bagged two awards at a robotics Olympiad organised by ‘FIRST Global’ in the Washington United States of America. Students from Mumbai won gold for Zhang Heng Engineering Design Award The Indian team also won a bronze for Global Challenge Match.

category: International

20 July 2017

Australia became the 35th country to join the International Solar Alliance (ISA), an initiative launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in November 2015 in Paris. The larger aim of ISA is to mobilise over $ 1000 billion by 2030 towards promoting solar power on all fronts generation and storage. India is contributing $1 million to the ISA fund... Read More

category: Defence

20 July 2017

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) launched ‘mAadhaar’, a new mobile application for syncing Aadhaar data on mobile phones. The app allows users to carry their unique Aadhaar information including name, date of birth, gender, address, and the linked photograph, on their smartphones. The app also allows users to lock... Read More

category: Business & Economy

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