05th July 2020 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam

Here is the daily GK update of 05th July 2020 covering the following news headlines: France, Mission Vriksharopan-2020, Coal India, Dharma Chakra Day.

Daily GK updates are incorporated with the important news that made the current affairs headlines for banking or other competitive exams. Daily GK Update is the complete bag of the important news that held all day long. One should have complete knowledge about the banking terms, current affairs news, etc. So, here is the GK update of 05th July 2020 to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt Current Affairs Quiz.

International News

1. Jean Castex appointed as Prime Minister of France

Jean Castex has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of France. The appointment of Jean Castex as the new french PM was made by the french President Emmanuel Macron. He has replaced the former french Prime Minister Edouard Philippe who resigned from the post ahead of a government reshuffle.

States News

2. UP Government launches “Mission Vriksharopan-2020” drive

A campaign “Mission Vriksharopan-2020” has been launched by the Uttar Pradesh government. Under this campaign, more than 25 crore saplings were planted on 5th July in Uttar Pradesh. The tree plantation drive was launched on the occasion of Guru Poornima and hence several people were seen planting saplings to pay respect to their mentors.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh: Yogi Aditya Nath; Governor: Anandiben Patel.

Agreements & MoUs

3. Coal India tie-up with NLC to develop solar and thermal power assets

Government-owned mining majors NLC India Ltd and Coal India Ltd have formed a joint venture. The joint venture company will develop solar and thermal power assets. Both the central public sector undertakings will hold equal 50:50 equity in the joint venture company. Coal India is the single largest coal producer worldwide and operates through 83 mining areas spread over eight states in India. NLC India Limited is a ‘Navratna’ government of India company in the fossil fuel mining sector in India and thermal power generation.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Headquarter of Coal India: Kolkata, West Bengal.
  • Pramod Agrawal is the chairman and managing director of Coal India Ltd.

Important Days

4. IBC celebrated “Dharma Chakra Day” on 4th July

Dharma Chakra Day was celebrated by the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC), under the aegis of Ministry of Culture on 4th July. This day commemorates Buddha’s First Sermon to his first five ascetic disciples at the Deer Park, Rsipatana in the present day Sarnath near Varanasi, UP. The day is also observed as Guru Poornima by both Buddhists as well as Hindus as a day to mark reverence to their Gurus.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Ministers of State (I/C) of Culture: Prahalad Singh Patel.

Miscellaneous News

5. Delhi Government launches e-learning portal “LEAD”

Delhi Government has launched an e-learning portal name as “Learning through E-Resources Made Accessible for Delhi (LEAD)”. The portal has been developed by the Delhi government and comprises of 10,000 instructional materials and course content for students of Classes I to XII. The Delhi government will also share its teaching-learning material on the digital platform “DIKSHA” through its e-learning portal “LEAD”. The portal will offer students access to textbooks, study material and course content as per the syllabus of the CBSE, NCERT and Delhi government’s curriculum online.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal; Governor of Delhi: Anil Baijal.

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