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Current Affairs One-Liner: 20th July 2022

Published on July 20, 2022
  • Committee:
    • The Centre has constituted a committee headed by former Union Agriculture Secretary Sanjay Agrawal to look into the issues of minimum support price (MSP), as promised to the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) in January.
  • Books and Authors:
    • Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami released the book 'Beyond the Misty Veil, Temple Tales of Uttarakhand' in English on the temples of Uttarakhand by Aradhana Johri (Retd. IAS) at Mukhya Sevak Sadan, Dehradun.
  • Apps and portals
    • Union Minister of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Narayan Rane launched ‘Repos Pay – a 'Mobile Electric Charging' platform and ‘Phy-gital’ - a Fintech Platform at the ‘Fuelling India 2022’ event in Mumbai.
      • ‘Repos Pay’ is a platform where one can order a Mobile Electric Charging Vehicle on the app and charge their vehicle. Repos Pay is an innovative financial platform that offers new ways for citizens to get involved in delivering clean energy to doorsteps and reap the benefits of the technologically powered payment solution.
      • ‘Phy-gital’ is a Fintech platform that will bring credit to fuel consumers (Buy Now Pay Later) through Technology. The energy fintech platform will facilitate a fuel-on-credit solution for bulk consumers.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 20th July 2022
  • Appointments
    • Vineet Saran, former Supreme Court judge appointed as BCCI (Board of control for cricket in India) ethics officer and ombudsman.
      • Vineet Saran will succeed retired Justice D K Jain whose term ended last year.
      • Vineet Saran has served as Chief Justice of Odisha high court, and as a judge in Karnataka and Allahabad high court.
  • Awards:
    • The National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM) has bagged the Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR Institute Award 2021 (in the Large Institute Category) for its overall performance.
  • Banking and Finance
    • Canara Bank raised Rs 2000 crore through issuance of Basel 3 compliant additional tier 1 bonds.
      • The bank received a total bid amount of Rs 5,719 crore and the bank will accept Rs 2000 crore at a coupon rate of 8.24 percent per annum.
      • On July 19,2022 Canara Bank issued 2000 bonds to 21 allottees.
      • Under Basel 3 capital regulations, banks need to improve and strengthen their capital planning process.
  • Obituaries
    • Renowned abstract artist Achuthan Kudallur passed away in Chennai.
      • He was a civil engineer by education, a full-time writer for Malayalam periodicals later turned into an artist. He started with figurative work and later moved to abstract art.
      • He received the Tamil Nadu Lalit Kala Akademi award in 1982 and the National Academy award in 1988.
  • Sports
    • (ISSF) World Cup in Changwon, Korea: India's Anish Bhanwala and Rhythm Sangwan win a bronze medal in 25m rapid fire pistol.
    • England all-rounder Ben Stokes announced retirement from ODI cricket. The first ODI between England and South Africa in Durham was his last ODI match.
    • West Indies opening batsman Lendl Simmons announced retirement from international cricket.
  • Important days
    • July 20 - International moon day: It is celebrated to mark the day (July 20, 1969) on which US astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to reach the moon.
      • Theme 2022: ‘Lunar Exploration Coordination & Sustainability’
    • July 20 - World Chess Day: World chess day is celebrated on July 20 every year to mark the day on which the International Chess Federation (FIDE) was established in 1924. Modern chess is believed to have been derived from 'Chaturanga' which originated in India.
  • National News:
    • Jawaharlal Nehru Port has become the first 100 percent Landlord Major Port of India having all berths being operated on the PPP model. The PPP model of investment in Indian ports has made remarkable progress in the last 25 years, beginning from the Jawaharlal Nehru Port, resulting in capacity addition and productivity improvement. JNP is one of the leading container ports in the country and is ranked 26th among the top 100 global ports.
    • JSW Steel has partnered with US-based Boston Consulting Group (BCG) with an ambitious target of reducing its carbon emission by 42 percent by 2029-30 versus the base year 2005.
    • L&T Technology Services has become the first technology company to publicly express its interest in the government's direct allocation of spectrum for captive 5G networks.
    • Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company is launching a new “payments in chat” feature on Instagram. With this new feature, users can purchase products from small businesses and track orders via direct messages on Instagram.
  • Urban Co-operative banks to have four-tier regulatory framework
  • Federal Bank launches online tax payment Service
  • Uttar Pradesh government to launch CM fellowship programme
  • Chhattisgarh government to procure cow urine from Farmers
  • S.Jaishankar to address high-level UNGA session

Question:

Q.1 What was the theme of International moon day?
a. People’s choice for wellness
b. ‘Lunar Exploration Coordination & Sustainability’
c. “early warning and early action”
d. "Vaccines work for all"

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