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Monday, July 13, 2020

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 12-13 JULY 2020


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 12-13 JULY 2020

1. INDIA’S FIRST E-LOK ADALAT
·        Chhattisgarh State Legal Service Authority and the high Court organised India’s first e-Lok Adalat to ensure the administration of justice and to solve the financial crisis of the parties and lawyers amid COVID-19 pandemic.
·        The high court Chief Justice P R Ramchandra Menon inaugurated the e-Lok Adalat through video conferencing.
·        Lok Adalat is one of the alternative dispute grievance mechanisms or a forum where pending cases or disputes in the court of law are settled or compromised whereas e-lok adalat will be handled virtually.

2. BECOMING THE SECOND-LARGEST FOREIGN INVESTOR IN UK
·        According to the United Kingdom’s government’s figures released on 10 July 2020, India has become the second largest Forign Direct Investor in the United Kingdom (UK) after the United States in 2019, by investing in 120 projects and creating 5,429 new jobs in the UK.
·        India increased with a 4% FDI increase for the UK on 2018-19 with 1,852 new inward investment projects in the 2019/2020 financial year. 

3. 2020 DADA SAHEB PHALKE AWARD FOR ‘CHI LUPO’
·        An independent filmmaker, Kezang D Thongdok won the 2020 Dada Saheb Phalke Award for his documentary “Chi Lupo” – showcasing the practice of collection of honey from the perched rocky hilltops.
·        The documentary Chi Lupo portrays the customs and practices of the Shertukpen community.
·        The Chi in the title of the documentary refers to honey and Lupo refers to hunter. 

4. GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES ASEEM PORTAL
·        Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey , Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship(MoSDE) launched the Aatamanirbhar  Skilled Employee-Employer Mapping (ASEEM) portal, which maps the demand of skilled workforce to find available sustainable livelihood opportunities.
·        ASEEM is available as an online portal and mobile application developed and managed by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) in collaboration with Betterplace, a Bengaluru based company.

5. IAF RECEIVED LAST 5 AH-64E APACHE ATTACK HELICOPTERS
·        US based Aerospace Company Boeing, has delivered the last 5 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters to Indian Air Force (IAF) at the Air Force Station, Hindan, Uttar Pradesh.
·        This final 5 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters were part of a deal that was signed by Indian Government & Boeing in the year 2015 to deliver 22 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters .
·        Also the Chinook is a transport helicopter for carrying troops, artillery guns and other equipment.

6. BOOK-‘A SONG OF INDIA’
·        The book titled  ‘A Song of India’ authored  by Ruskin Bond  to be released on July 20, 2020, which will mark the 70th year of the author’s literary career.
·        The book is the 4th  installment in his memoir series(a written record of a person’s own life and experiences).
·         The book portrays his unknown life before he became a successful author.
·        His memoir series are, “Looking for the Rainbow” (2017), “Till the Clouds Roll By” (2017) and “Coming Round the Mountain” (2019).

7. WORLD POPULATION DAY 2020: JULY 11
·        Theme of 2020– The theme of 2020 is to safeguard the sexual and reproductive health care, protect the health and rights of women and girls, and end gender-based violence.
·        “Putting the brakes on COVID-19: Safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls’’


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