Current Affairs Daily Digest – July 06 2020
1. PM to Inaugurate Asia’s Largest Solar Plant on 10th July
Through video conferencing, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi will be inaugurating the 750 MW Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Plant on 10th July 2020. This was informed on 5th July 2020 by the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan. To date, the 750 MW Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power Project is the largest single-site solar power projects in India and also in Asia.
2. 5 MoUs Signed between India and Afghanistan for Developing Educational Infrastructure
In Afghanistan’s Capital City Kabul, on 5th July 2020, 5 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) were signed under the High Impact Community Development Projects (HICDP) programme. The 5 MoUs consisted of Tripartite Agreements that were signed between the Government of India, Afghanistan’s Ministry of Economy and Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education.
3. U.P Chief Minister Inaugurates ‘Mission Vriksharopan-2020’
The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath has inaugurated a programme under which the State Government of Uttar Pradesh has set a target to plant more than 25 crore sapling across the state.
The name of the mega plantation programme is ‘Mission Vriksharopan-2020’. Yogi Adityanath planted 3 saplings at the Kukrail Reserve Forest’s Harishankari Vatika in Lucknow to inaugurate the Mission Vriksharopan-2020. He planted saplings of a Banyan tree, Ficus Virens and Ficus Religiosa.
4. World’s Largest COVID-19 Treatment Facility Inaugurated in New Delhi
10,000 bed Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre and Hospital (SPCCCH) was inaugurated in New Delhi on 5th July 2020. To date, SPCCCH is the World’s largest COVID-19 Treatment and Care facility. It was inaugurated by Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal.
5. ‘Intzaar Aap Ka’ Social Media Campaign by Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board
In order to attract tourists in the state, the Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board has started a social media campaign. The name of the campaign is ‘Intzaar Aap Ka’ meaning ‘Waiting for You’. The campaign will be conducted by describing the characteristics of the tourism destinations in Madhya Pradesh through photographs and videos.
6.Dr. Bishnu Prasad Nanda takes over as DG Railway Health Services
Dr. Bishnu Prasad Nanda has taken over as Director General Railway Health Services (DG RHS) Railway Board. He joined at the apex post of the Health Department in the Railway Board. Prior to this, Dr. Nanda was serving as Principal Chief Medical Director, Southern Railway.
7. Ennio Morricone, Oscar-winning music composer dies at 91
Ennio Morricone, Oscar-winning Italian film composer, passed away on July 6, 2020. He was 91. He had composed the score for ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,’ which is considered to be one of the most influential soundtracks in history.
8. India stands third largest contributor to e-waste in 2019, China tops: UN Report
A United Nations led report has found that India is the third largest contributor to e-waste in the world in 2019. As per the report titled ‘Global E-waste Monitor 2020’, the world dumped a record 53.6 million tonnes of e-waste in 2019. Of this, just 17.4 percent was recycled.
China was the biggest contributor to e-waste in the world, contributing 10.1 million tonnes of e-waste. United States was second with 6.9 million tonnes. India, with 3.2 million tonnes, was third.
9. World Zoonoses Day, 6 July 2017
World Zoonoses Day is held every year on July 6. The day commemorates July 6, 1885, when Louis Pasteur successfully administered the first vaccine against Rabies virus, a zoonotic disease.
Theme day – Raises awareness for the risk of zoonotic diseases.
Zoonoses are infectious diseases (virus, bacteria and parasites) that can be spread from animals to humans, and vice versa. Zoonoses can spread from direct contact with animals or indirectly, vector-borne or food-borne.
10. Carl Reiner, comedian, actor and director, 1922-2020
Reiner, who has died aged 98, acted on that advice. The performer, writer and comedy legend’s colourful career spanned seven decades and he continued writing during the coronavirus lockdown, in his 99th year.
Reiner was drafted into the US Army Air Forces in 1942, and entertained troops from Hawaii to Saipan with his performances until he was honourably discharged in 1946, having reached the rank of corporal.