Current Affairs Daily Digest – July 10 2020
1. UAE to become first Arab nation send probe to Mars
The United Arab Emirates has decided to send a probe to Mars, in a first for the Arab world. The UAE’s Mars probe aims to provide a comprehensive image of the weather dynamics in Mars’ atmosphere and pave the way for scientific breakthroughs.
2. Govt launches AI-based ASEEM digital platform
The Ministry of Skilled Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) on July 10 launched Aatamanirbhar Skilled Employee Employer Mapping (ASEEM) digital portal which will help skilled people find sustainable livelihood opportunities.
3. India-EU Summit to be held in virtual mode on July 15
India-European Union Summit will be held in a virtual mode on July 15, 2020. The summit was scheduled to take place earlier this year but was postponed because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The 15th edition of the summit will be co-chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President of the European Commission Ursula Von der Leyen, and President of the European Council Charles Michel.
4. Rajasthan launches campaign to ensure purity of milk, dairy products
A week-long campaign has been launched in Rajasthan to ensure purity of milk and its products, state health minister Raghu Sharma said. Samples of milk and dairy products will be collected under the campaign ”Pure for Sure” from July 8-July 14, he said.
All the necessary equipments and facilities are being provided to all the food safety officers, he added.
5. Tamil Nadu tops market borrowings among States so far, in 2020-21
According to data from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Tamil Nadu has raised ₹30,500 crores in the fiscal 2020-21 and has topped market borrowings among States in the country.
Tamil Nadu, which has accounted for 17% of the borrowings done through the issue of bonds (known as state development loans), has been followed by Maharashtra ₹25,500 crores (14%), Andhra Pradesh ₹17,000 crores (9%) and Rajasthan ₹17,000 crores (9%).
6. Bangladesh launches “Digital Haat” for sacrificial animals
‘Digital Haat‘ platform has been launched by the government of Bangladesh for online sale and purchase of sacrificial animals ahead of the festival of Eid-Ul-Azha.
The platform has been launched to save the cattle farmers and traders from financial loss amid the Corona pandemic. It also aims to avoid crowding in order to stop further transmission of the COVID-19 in the country.
7. USAID & MNRE partners for clean energy development
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced a partnership for clean energy development. The partnership has been established between the USAID-supported South Asia Group for Energy (SAGE) and MNRE’s National Technical Institutions.
As per the partnership, SAGE will offer advanced technical knowledge on clean energy development to MNRE’s National Technical Institutions. SAGE will also help US in achieving its goals of Asia EDGE (Asia Enhancing Growth and Development through Energy) Initiative.
8. India ranks eighth for cancer preparedness among 10 Asia-Pacific countries: EIU
India has been ranked eighth for cancer preparedness among 10 Asia-Pacific countries, according to a new report.
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report on “Cancer preparedness in Asia-Pacific: Progress towards universal cancer control”, sponsored by Roche, examines the findings from the EIU’s Index of Cancer Preparedness.
9. Ivory Coast’s Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly dies
Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Ivory Coast’s prime minister and the governing party’s candidate for an October presidential election, died , just days after returning from two months of medical treatment in France.