22-26 July 2020 Current Affairs

India-Bangladesh NE Link | First Charging Plaza | Anti-tank guided missile | DP Singh Committee | North-East Railway |

Posted on Jul 26, 2020 08:46 IST in Current Affairs.

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1) In a historic development, the first trial movement of container ships from Kolkata Port to Agartala in Tripura via which Bangladeshi port was flagged-off during July 2020? – Chittagong (Marking a new landmark in maritime relations between India and Bangladesh on 23 July 2020 union shipping minister Mansukh Mandaviya virtually flagged off the first trial movement of container ships from Kolkata Port to Agartala in Tripura via Chittagong port in Bangladesh. This will cut transportation time and cost through land routes to India’s North-Eastern region. It takes over 1,200 km for goods to reach from Bengal to reach to reach the north east. Access to the Chittagong port will cut down the distance by almost half)

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2) India’s first ever EV (Electric Vehicle) charging plaza was inaugurated in which city during July 2020? – Delhi (Union Power Minister R K Singh on 20 July 2020 inaugurated India’s first public EV (Electric Vehicle) charging plaza at Chelmsford Club in Delhi. This plaza boasts 5 charging points, each with different specifications and has been established by the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) in collaboration with New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC))

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3) What is the name given to India’s anti-tank guided missile, the flight trial of which successfully conducted at the Interim Test Range (ITR) in Odisha during July 2020? - ‘Dhruvastra’ (‘Dhruvastra’ is the name given to India’s anti-tank guided missile, which was earlier known as HELINA, the short form of helicopter-launched Nag Missile. The flight trial of ‘Dhruvastra’ were conducted on 15 and 16 July 2020 at the Interim Test Range (ITR) in Odisha. Developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), this anti-tank guided missile meant to be launched from a helicopter. The name “Dhruv” in ‘Dhruvastra’ is derived from the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv, which will be equipped with the missile)

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4) The Human Resources Ministry (HRD) during July 2020 constituted a committee to frame guidelines to ensure that more students stay in India and continue their higher studies. Who is heading this committee? – DP Singh (UGC Chairman DP Singh is the Chairman of the committee constituted by the HRD Ministry to frame guidelines to ensure that more students stay in India and continue their higher studies. According to the HRD Ministry data in 2019 alone around 7,50,000 students travelled abroad to pursue higher studies)

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5) What is the name of the first Mars probe of China that was launched on 23 July 2020? – Tianwen 1 (Tianwen 1 is the name of China’s first mission to the red-planet Mars. It was launched on 23 July 2020 from Hainan Island's Wenchang Satellite Launch Center. It consists of an orbiter and a lander/rover duo, a combination of craft that had never before launched together toward the Red Planet. It is worth mentioning that China did launch an orbiter named Yinghuo-1 in November 2011 but it went into space with a Russian mission and the launch didn’t succeed)

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6) According to the announcements made by Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav during July 2020 Indian Railways is undertaking the mission to connenct all capitals of North-Eastern states to the rail network by which year? – 2023 (Indian Railways (IR) is working on connecting all capitals of North-Eastern states to the rail network by 2023. The capital connectivity of Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Meghalaya is under progress, while capitals of Assam, Tripura and Arunachal are already connected)

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7) Which airline is poised to become the first Indian budget airline to operate flights to the United States? – SpiceJet (During July 2020 Indian budget airline SpiceJet was designated as the Indian Scheduled carrier for flight services to the United States (US). It thus became the sole private Indian carrier and the first budget airline to operate services to the country. Currently, only the national carrier Air India is operating flights on India-US routes)

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8) Lalji Tandon, who passed away on 21 July 2020, was the Governor of which state? – Madhya Pradesh (Lalji Tandon, the Governor of Madhya Pradesh, passed away at the age of 85 on 21 July 2020. He was a former MP of Lucknow and was a very prominent BJP leader from Uttar Pradesh. Tandon was also a close aide of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee)

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