AspirantWorld One liners : 11th July

• ATL App Development Modules On July 10, 2020, ‘ATL App Development Modules’ was launched for school children across the country in line with the Aatmanirbhar Bharat initiative to transform school students from smartphone-based applications users into innovative smartphone-based applications developers.

• From February 2019 till COVID-19 began, the Reserve Bank of India ( RBI) has cut the repo rate by 135 basis points. That was shared by RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das while delivering his keynote address on July 11, 2020 at the 7th SBI Banking & Economics Conclave. Covid – 19’s Adverse Effect on REPO Points.

• India’s 2018 Tiger Census has made it to the Guinness Book of World Records to be the biggest wildlife trapping camera in the world. The fourth cycle of the 2018 All India Tiger Estimate, the results of which were announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the nation on Global Tiger Day last year, reported 2,967 tigers or 75 percent of the global tiger population.

• NTPC Singrauli NTPC Singrauli Unit 1, the oldest NTPC unit has emerged as the country’s top-performing unit in the first quarter of the financial year, according to data released by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). The station’s first unit began generating on 13 February 1982 and continues to serve the country with exceptional results.

• 63rd National Fish Farmers Day India celebrates 10th July every year as the “National Fish Farmers Day” to honor the fish farmers, aquapreneurs and fisherfolks in recognition of their accomplishments in the field and their contribution in the growth of the fisheries sector in the country.

• WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced the initiation of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (IPPR) to evaluate the world’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the historic 73rd World Health Assembly in May, Member States adopted a landmark resolution that called on WHO to initiate an independent and comprehensive evaluation of the lessons learned from the international health response to COVID-19.

• The Shipping Ministry has issued a draft of ‘Aids to Navigation Bill, 2020’ for suggestions from the stakeholders and public. The draft bill is proposed to replace the Lighthouse Act, 1927 to incorporate the best global practices, technological developments and India’s International obligations in the field of Aids to Marine Navigation. It also provides for identification and development of heritage lighthouses.

• This year’s World Population Day calls for global attention to the unfinished business of the landmark 1994 International Conference on Population and Development, which recognized that reproductive health and gender equality are essential for achieving sustainable development. World Population Day, which is annually observed on 11 July, seeks to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues.

• Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has launched Aatamanirbhar Skilled Employee-Employer Mapping (ASEEM) portal to help skilled people find sustainable livelihood opportunities. ASEEM portal will provide employers a platform to assess the availability of skilled workforce and formulate their hiring plans. The portal will map details of workers based on regions and local industry demands and will bridge demand-supply gap of skilled workforce across sectors.

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