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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

DAILY Current Affairs 8 JULY 2020


DAILY Current Affairs 8 JULY 2020
1. ASSAM GOVERNMENT TO UPGRADE DEHING PATKAI WS TO NATIONAL PARK
·        Assam has decided to upgrade the 111.942 sq km Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary into a national park which is located within the larger Dehing Patkai Elephant Reserve, spreading across the coal- and oil-rich districts of Upper Assam
·        Dehing Patkai, also known as Amazon of East.
·        It is also the place with the highest concentration of the rare endangered White Winged Wood Duck.

2. 1ST CHAIRMAN IFSC AUTHORITY
·        Government appointed former corporate affairs secretary and IAS officer, Injeti Srinivas as the 1st chairman of the International Financial Services Centre Authority(IFSCA) for a 3 years term.
·        IFSCA regulates all financial services in international financial services centres (IFSCs) in Gandhinagar.
·        The Union government had notified that it had  set up the IFSCA on April 27, 2020.The notification has  brought into effect certain provisions of the IFSCA Act, 2019, in relation to its functioning.

3. MCA EXTENDS TENURE OF CHAIRPERSON OF NCLAT
·        The Ministry of Corporate Affairs(MCA) has extended the term of Justice(Retd.) Bansi Lal Bhat, as the acting chairperson of National Company Law Appellate Tribunal(NCLAT) by 3 month, effective from June 15.
·        Bansi Lal Bhat also holds the post of Member (Judicial) at the appellate tribunal. 


4. JAYANT KRISHNA IS APPOINTED AS CEO OF UKIBC
·        UK India Business Council(UKIBC) announced that Jayant Krishna has accepted the Invitation of UKIBC to become the Group’s new Chief Executive Officer(CEO) and became the first India based CEO of UKIBC.
·        He will assume office from 3rd August 2020 succeeding the current CEO Richard Heald.
·        Richard Heald will take charge as the chairman of the Group from 1st September 2020

5. AIBA WORLD MEN’S RANKING 2020
·        The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has released the world rankings 2020 for women’s and men’s boxing, as per which Indian amateur boxer & World championships silver medallist Amit Panghal (24) has been ranked first in the world ranking of main elites of 52 kg weight category with a total of 1300 points.
·        At the same time, Manju Rani has got the second place in women’s rankings in 48 kg with 1175 points.

6. HARYANA TO RESERVE 75% PRIVATE SECTOR JOBS FOR LOCALS
·        The Haryana state Cabinet, under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, has passed the draft “Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Ordinance, 2020” to provide 75% reservation for the residents of Haryana in private sector jobs having salary of less than Rs 50,000 per month in companies, Societies, Trusts, Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) Firms, partnership firms etc. situated in Haryana.

7. “MISSION VRIKSHAROPAN-2020” TO PLANT 25 CRORE SAPLINGS
·        Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh inaugurated “Mission Vriksharopan-2020” in Kukarel Forest, Lucknow, on account of Guru Purnima, under which around 25 crore saplings of medicinal, herbal, environmental, fruit producing, shady, fodder plants of around 201 species will be planted across the state.
·        Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath planted saplings of a Banyan tree, Ficus Virens and Ficus Religiosa in Harishankari Vatika at Kukrel Forest, Lucknow.


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