Daily Current Affairs 12th July 2020: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 12th July 2020. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 12th July 2020. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 12th July 2020 Current affairs test.

National News

1. ASEEM portal

  • Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has launched ‘Aatmanirbhar Skilled Employee Employer Mapping’ (ASEEM) portal.
  • Aim: To help skilled people find sustainable livelihood opportunities.

2. Top Market Borrowing State

  • According to data from RBI, Tamil Nadu has topped market borrowings among States.
  • Tamil Nadu has done 17% of the borrowings done through the issue of bonds.

Business News

1. Flipkart with Karnataka Govt.

  • Flipkart has tied-up with Karnataka Govt to promote arts, crafts and handloom sector of Karnataka.
  • Flipkart CEO: Kalyan Krishnamurthy || Head Office: Bengaluru.

Book Launch

1. Dalai Lama’s Biography

  • Book ‘His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama: An Illustrated Biography’ has bee authored by Tenzin Geyche Tethong.
  • Tenzin Geyche Tethong is one of the Dalai Lama’s closest aides and advisor of over 40 years.

Science and Technology News

1. Brazil’s Amazonia-1 satellite

  • Indian Space Research Organization will launch Brazil’s Amazonia-1 satellite which will help in monitoring and observing the deforestation of the Amazon region.
  • ISRO Director: K. Sivan || Headquarters: Bengaluru || Established: 1969.

Agreements and MoUs

1. US Agency for International Development and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

  • US Agency for International Development and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced a partnership for clean energy development.
  • Ministers of State (I/C) for New and Renewable Energy: Raj Kumar Singh.

Award, Rankings and Indexes

1. EU Green Building Leadership Award 2020

  • Headquarters of International Olympic Committee in Lausanne has been awarded the European 2020 US Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership Award.
  • International Olympic Committee President: Thomas Bach.

Sports News

1. New Hockey India president

  • Gyanendro Ningombam has been named as the new President of Hockey India replacing Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad.
  • Hockey India Headquarters: New Delhi.

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