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Oliveboard's Free All India Live Test for IBPS RRB Officer 2020

Attempt Oliveboard’s Free All India Live Test for 2020 IBPS RRB Officer Exam preparation. Grab the chance and experience the exam environment before the actual exam.

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Oliveboard users improve their scores by +16 marks after 9 tests

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Prime Minister to address High-Level Segment of ECOSOC on 17 July

PM Modi will deliver keynote address virtually at this year’s valedictory session of High-Level Segment of the UN Economic & Social Council session in New York. 2020 theme- Multilateralism after COVID19: What kind of UN do we need at the 75th anniversary.

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Norway PM & UN Secretary General will also deliver address.

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France, US establish ‘air bubbles’ for flights to India

Air France & United Airlines will operate a limited number of international flights under ‘air bubble’ arrangements with India. Air bubble- travel corridor between 2 countries that wish to reopen their borders & re-establish connections with each other.

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Negotiations are underway with Germany & UK for air bubbles.

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Union Shipping Minister flags off first container ship from Kolkata Port to Agartala via Chattogram port

Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya flagged off the first trial container ship from Kolkata to Agartala through Chattogram Port of Bangladesh under the agreement on use of Chattogram and Mongla Ports for movement of India’s transit cargo through Bangladesh.

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Bangladesh Capital- Dhaka, Currency- Taka.

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India & EU agree to renew Agreement S&T Co-operation for 5 years

India and EU agreed to renew the Agreement on Scientific cooperation for the next five years, 2020-2025. PM Modi, European Council President Charles Michel & President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen were participated in the summit.

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15th India-EU Summit was held virtually.

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Two Indian-Origin Experts on UK PM's New Race Commission

Lord Ajay Kakkar- Indian-origin professor of surgery & Samir Shah-media person are among the members of a new Commission on Race & Ethnic Disparities, which will look at inequalities within UK society in areas such as health, education & criminal justice.

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Dr Tony Sewell will chair the new independent commission.

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CSL signs contract for construction of Autonomous electric vessels for ASKO maritime AS, Norway

Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), Kochi signed contracts for construction and supply of Two nos Autonomous Electric Ferry for ASKO Maritime AS, Norway with an option to build 2 more identical vessels. CSL is the largest commercial shipbuilder in India.

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ASKO is the subsidiary group of Norges Gruppen ASA.

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Tourism Ministry inaugurates ‘Development of Pilgrimage Amenities at Somnath, Gujarat’ under Prashad scheme

Tourism Ministry inaugurated the ‘Development of Pilgrimage Amenities at Somnath’ project. Sanctioned under the PRASHAD (Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive) scheme, it is completed with the cost of Rs. 45.36 crores.

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Tourism Ministry launched PRASHAD scheme during 2014-15.

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NTPC enters pact with NIIF to explore business opportunities in India

NTPC under the Power ministry has entered into a MoU with NIIF, acting through National Investment & Infrastructure Fund Ltd, to explore opportunities for investments in areas like renewable energy, power distribution among other areas of mutual interest.

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NTPC HQ-New Delhi, NIIF HQ- Mumbai.

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Union HRD Minister launches the first on-line NISHTHA programme for Andhra Pradesh

1st on-line NISHTHA (National Initiative for School Heads & Teachers) programme for 1200 Key Resources Persons of Andhra Pradesh was launched by Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriya ‘Nishank’ & Minister of State for HRD Sanjay Dhotre virtually in New Delhi.

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NISHTHA in face-to-face mode was launched on 21 August 2019.

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Rajya Sabha starts employee welfare scheme in Arun Jaitley’s name

The Rajya Sabha secretariat has launched an Employees’ Welfare Scheme called ‘Shri Arun Jaitley Financial Assistance for Group C Employees’ in the name of former Union finance minister Arun Jaitley, who was also the Leader of the House in the Rajya Sabha.

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He served as Union Finance minister during 2014-2019.

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KVIC opens footwear training center in Delhi for leather artisans

Khadi & Village Industries Commission has opened 1st-of-its-kind footwear training center in Delhi to train the marginalized community of leather artisans. It has been established with the technical knowhow of Central Footwear Training Institute, Agra.

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CFTI is a unit of the MSME ministry.

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SBI Cards appoints Ashwini Kumar Tewari as MD & CEO

SBI Cards and Payment Services has appointed Ashwini Kumar Tewari as Managing Director & CEO, as a nominee of SBI. Hardayal Prasad, the current Managing Director & CEO will cease to be at helm from July 31 after opting for voluntary retirement from SBI.

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SBI Cards had in March launched its IPO in the Indian markets.

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17 July: World Day for International Justice

International Justice is observed on July 17. It is celebrated on this day as it commemorates the historic adoption of the Rome Statute in the year 1998. The day is observed to give recognition to the emerging system of international criminal justice.

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This day is also known as International Criminal Justice Day.

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Prabhjeet Singh appointed as Uber India & South Asia President

Uber announced the appointment of Prabhjeet Singh as President Uber India and South Asia, tasked with overseeing the next phase of growth in the company’s mobility business and ensuring safety for riders and drivers across India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.

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Uber was launched internationally on December 2011.

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Avenue Growth signs an MoU with Haryana to provide employment and help youth earn & learn

Avenue Growth, India’s largest business growth platform signed a MoU with Govt. of Haryana to provide employment opportunities to the youth and give them a chance to Earn and Learn. Rachit Mathur is the Founder and CEO of Avenue Growth.

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Haryana CM- Manohar Lal Khattar.

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ICRA expects 9.5% contraction in FY21 due to COVID-19 lockdowns

The domestic rating agency ICRA has revised its forecast for contraction in India's GDP in FY21 to 9.5 percent from 5 percent it expected earlier, as continued lockdowns in some states have affected the recovery seen in May and June.

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It expects agricultural GVA to rise by 3.5-4% in FY21.

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Kerala tops the Registrar-General of India's ranking with the lowest Maternal Mortality Ratio

According to the latest Sample Registration System 2016-18 bulletin for MMR released by the Registrar-General of India, Karnataka’s MMR continues to be the highest among the 5 southern states. India's MMR stands at 113 per one lakh live births.

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Maharashtra-Second after Kerala. Assam- Highest MMR.