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Thursday, July 9, 2020

DAILY Current affairs 9 JULY 2020


DAILY Current affairs 9 JULY 2020
1. WORLD’S 2ND LARGEST & ASIA’S LARGEST DATA CENTRE
·        Uddhav Thackeray & Ravi Shankar Prasad, inaugurated the World’s 2nd Largest & Asia’s Largest Data Center‘Yotta NM1 Data Center’ of Yotta Infrastructure of Hiranandani Group at Panvel data centre park, Mumbai over a virtual platform.
·        Yotta NM1 is the first of five data centre buildings coming up at the Integrated Yotta Data Center Park.The NM1, Yotta’s largest data centre, received the fault tolerant tier IV certification of the Design Documents Certification from the Uptime Institute, USA.

2. US NOTIFIED UN OF ITS DECISION TO WITHDRAW FROM WHO
·        United States of America (USA), as a depositary of the 1946 Constitution of the World Health Organization (WHO),  has formally notified the UN of its decision of withdrawal from the global health body, WHO .
·        The US, which has been a party to the WHO Constitution since June 21, 1948 is the largest funder to the WHO, contributing more than USD 450 million per annum.
·        Notably, the US has to follow the withdrawal conditions including one year notice period and paying outstanding financial obligations, which were agreed at the time of joining the WHO.
·         In this regard, the US has to serve a 12-month notice period i.e. till July 6, 2021 and also needs to clear the current and past dues which currently owe the WHO around $200 million.


3. MALDIVES & SRI LANKA ELIMINATES RUBELLA & MEASLES
·        According to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) South East Asian Region (SEAR) office, Maldives and Sri Lanka were verified to eliminate  both measles and rubella, making them the first two countries in the WHO South-East Asia region to achieve beyond their 2023 target.
·        Maldives had reported cases of measles in 2009 and rubella in October 2015, on the other hand, Sri Lanka had reported cases of measles in May 2016 and rubella in March 2017.

4. AIIB RELEASES USD 50 MN TO L&T INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE
·        Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB) has released USD 50 million in the first tranche of assistance to L&T Infrastructure Finance Ltd(LTIF), to fund renewable Energy Projects in the country.
·        The released amount is part of a sanctioned USD 100 million External Commercial Borrowing(ECB) loan. 
·        This is the 1st loan of AIIB to a non-banking financial company (NBFC) in India.

5.  INDIA’S LARGEST BUTTERFLY
·        “Golden Birdwing (Troides aeacus)” from uttarakhand has surpassed the “Southern Birdwing (Troides minos)” after 88 years to become the largest butterfly in India.
·        The female species of the Golden Birdwing has a wingspan of 194 mm that is 4 mm larger than that of the Southern Birdwing with 190 mm wingspan
·        The smallest butterfly is the Quaker (Neopithecops zalmora) with a wingspan of 18 mm and forewing length of 8 mm. 

6. AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX
·        Finnland driver Valtteri Bottas with Mercedes won the Formula One (F1) season-opening Austrian Grand Prix (GP) , surpassing his Mercedes team mate and Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton.
·        The podium position winners held up a black t-shirt with “End Racism” captioned on it.

7. BOOK -‘MAHAVEER:THE SOLDIER WHO NEVER DIED’
·        The book, titled ‘Mahaveer: The Soldier who never died’ is authored by award winning author A.K. Srikumar & his wife, Rupa Srikumar.
·        The book is a patriotic story about the courage & selfless love of Jaswant Singh Rawat who is one of the legendary Garhwali soldiers fought  in Indo-Chinese battle of Nuranang in 1962 .


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