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National News:

Madhya Pradesh emerges on top in implementing PM Svanidhi scheme:

  • Madhya Pradesh has emerged on top in implementing the Pradhan Mantri Street Vendors Atma Nirbhar Nidhi-PM Swa Nidhi scheme. The scheme is being implemented in the state to help the street vendors to continue their business.
  • Apart from urban street vendors, a scheme to provide interest free assistance of 10,000 is being implemented also for the street vendors of rural areas in the state.

Madhya Pradesh:             

  • Capital: Bhopal
  • Chief Minister: Shivraj Singh Chauhan
  • Governor: Lal Ji Tandon


NITI Aayog presents India’s second Voluntary National Review on Sustainable Development:

  • NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Dr Rajiv Kumar presented India’s second Voluntary National Review report titled ‘Decade of Action: Taking SDGs from Global to Local’ at the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, 2020.


Ministry of Tourism presents 41st webinar titled ‘NadiVigyan: A complete solution for spinal disorders’:

  • Ministry of Tourism presented a webinar on ‘NadiVigyan: A complete solution for spinal disorders’ under Dekho Apna Desh webinar series. The origin point of Nadi is called as Kandasthana which is the nabi (navel area) of the human body.


Madhya Pradesh government to run ‘Roko -Toko’ campaign for those who do not wear masks:

  • Madhya Pradesh government to run Roko -Toko (stop and campaign) for those who do not wear masks as the use of masks is mandatory. Selected voluntary organizations to provide masks for people who didn’t wear and will charge an amount of Rs 20/mask.

Madhya Pradesh:             

  • Capital: Bhopal
  • Chief Minister: Shivraj Singh Chauhan
  • Governor: Lal Ji Tandon


Madhya Pradesh government begins ‘Mera Ghar Mera Vidyalaya’ scheme to facilitate students:

  • Madhya Pradesh government has started Mera Ghar Mera Vidyalaya Scheme. Under the Mera Ghar-Mera Vidyalaya Scheme, children can now sit for classes in their homes.
  • The scheme aims to provide students with a school-like atmosphere at home. After the launch of the scheme, several teachers and staffers of the schools were seen delivering books and study material to the children.

Madhya Pradesh:             

  • Capital: Bhopal
  • Chief Minister: Shivraj Singh Chauhan
  • Governor: Lal Ji Tandon


Signature Global to invest Rs 225 cr in affordable housing project in Gurugram:

  • Realty firm Signature Global will invest Rs 225 crore over the next four years to develop a new affordable housing project in Gurugram, Haryana.
  • The project, comprising 852 units, will be developed under the Haryana government’s affordable housing policy.


  • Capital:Chandigarh
  • Chief Minister:Manohar Lal Khattar
  • Governor:Satyadev Narayan Arya
  • National Parks(NP):Sultanpur NP, Kalesar NP
  • Dance:Phag, Dhamal, Loor, Khoria.

International News:

Google announces $10bn investment in ‘digital India’:

  • Google will invest $10bn in India in the next 5 to 7 yrs. The investment will be made through the Google for India Digitization Fund & for building products and services for India, help businesses go digital, and use technology “For Social Good”.

Banking and Employment:

Rural unemployment at  four-month  low  on good rains, NREGA:

  • According to latest data from the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), the rural joblessness rate slowed to 34% from the previous week’s 7.78%.The overall unemployment rate, too, came down to 7.44% in the week to 12 July from 8.87%.


India’s GDP likely to contract 4.5% in FY21; FICCI survey:

  • Industry body FICCI’s latest Economic Outlook Survey has pegged India’s growth for 2020-21 at (-) 4.5 per cent as the country continues to see a gradual rise in financial stress.

FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry):

  • Headquarter: New Delhi
  • Secretary General: Dilip Chenoy
  • President: Sangita Reddy


Andrzej Duda wins Polish presidential Election:

  • Andrzej Duda, Poland’s conservative, populist incumbent, has narrowly won the Presidential Election. Duda who is backed by the ruling right-wing Law and Justice party (PiS), won 51.21 percent of the vote, liberal Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski, got 48.79%.


  • Capital:
  • Currency: Złoty.
  • President: Andrzej Duda
  • Prime Minister: Mateusz Morawiecki


Vidhu P. Nair appointed India’s next Ambassador to Turkmenistan:

  • Vidhu P. Nair has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Turkmenistan. Dr Nair is presently Director in the External Affairs Ministry. H H Kotalwar has been appointed as next Abassador of India to the Czech Republic.


Vikram Doraiswami appointed as India’s new envoy to Bangladesh and Rudrendra Tandon is India’s next envoy to Afghanistan:

  • Government has decided to appoint Rudrendra Tandon as the new envoy to Afghanistan. Tandon is currently the Indian envoy to ASEAN at Jakarta.
  • He replaces Vinay Kumar who has performed admirably with the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan after striking a deal with Taliban insurgents.
  • Vikram Doraiswami replaces Riva Ganguly Das, who is likely to take over as Secretary East at the external affairs ministry.

Acquisitions & Mergers

Visa Partners With Federal Bank For Rolling Out Visa Secure For E-Commerce:

  • Visa has announced its partnership with Federal Bank to roll out Visa Secure to the bank’s cardholders. Visa Secure is a global authentication program that uses the latest standards of the EMV 3DS (3D Secure)

Awards and Recognitions:

Hockey stalwart Ashok Kumar to receive Mohun Bagan Lifetime Achievement Award:

  • Ashok Kumar, a key member of India’s 1975 World Cup winning hockey team, will be conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the city’s iconic club Mohun Bagan on the occasion of its foundation day.
  • Mohun Bagan Day is celebrated every year on July 29. He is Son of hockey wizard Dhyan Chand.


Sachin Awasthi Bagged Prestigious Global Humanitarian Award In London:

  • Sachin Awasthi, the president of National Media Club and Founder of Shri Ram Seva Mission was honoured with the “Top Publicist” award in the Global Humanitarian Awards 2020 held as a webinar over a virtual platform in London.
  • The Global Humanitarian Award 2020 is instituted as a part of the “Honoring the Honorable” initiative of the World Humanitarian Drive (WHD).


Ved Parkash Dudeja receives ‘Infra Business Leader of the Year’ award:

  • Rail Infra and Mobility Business Digital Awards (RIMBDA) has selected Ved Parkash Dudeja, Vice Chairman, Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) as the Infra Business Leader of the Year for 2020.
  • Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) is a statutory authority under the Ministry of Railways.


ISRO Chief K Sivan to be Conferred with 2020 Von Karman Award By IAA:

  • ISRO Chief Dr Kailasavadivoo Sivan has been named as the winner of the 2020 Von Karman Award by the Paris-based International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). The award will be conferred upon K Sivan in March 2021 in Paris.
  • Prior to K Sivan, only two Indians have been the recipients of this award. They were Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan and R. Rao.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO):

  • Headquarters: Bengaluru
  • Founder: Vikram Sarabhai
  • Director: Kailasavadivoo Sivan


 Chhattisgarh’s Chief Minister Darpan Portal and Mobile App get award:

  • Mukhyamantri Darpan and mobile App which contains the details of all the flagship schemes of the Chhattisgarh government including the ambitious ‘Suraji Gaon Yojna’ has been awarded “Elites Excellence Awards-2020” at the national level.
  • The state of Chhattisgarh has been awarded this honour by the country’s prestigious IT institution Elites Technomedia under the ‘Digital India initiative’.

Sports News

Lewis Hamilton wins Styrian Grand Prix in Spielberg, Austria:

  • Lewis Hamilton won the Styrian Grand Prix from pole position to clinch an 85th career win and move within six of Michael Schumacher’s Formula One record. He finished a sizeable 7 seconds ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas.

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