13th July 2020 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam

Read the daily GK update of 13th July 2020. In today's GK Update we are covering the following news headlines: NITI Aayog, ATL App Development Module, UK, Singapore, e-Lok Adalat. Read the daily GK update for upcoming competitive exams in 2020.

| Updated On July 18th, 2020 at 10:12 am

Here is the daily GK update of 13th July 2020 covering the following news headlines: NITI Aayog, ATL App Development Module, UK, Singapore, e-Lok Adalat.

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 13th July 2020 to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt Current Affairs Quiz.

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National News

1. NITI Aayog presents Voluntary National Review 2020 report

  • India’s second Voluntary National Review (VNR) report has been presented by the NITI Aayog at the United Nations High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, 2020.
  • The VNR 2020 report has been titled as “Decade of Action: Taking SDGs from Global to Local” and it accounts for the adoption and implementation of the 2030 Agenda in India.
  • NITI Aayog has been authorized to examine the adoption as well as monitoring of SDGs at the national and sub-national level.
  • The High-level Political Forum (HLPF) is the foremost international platform to follow-up and review the progress on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NITI Aayog: Amitabh Kant.

2. NITI Aayog launches “ATL App Development Module”

  • “ATL App Development Module” has been launched by the NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) for school students nationwide. These modules have been launched in collaboration with Indian startup Plezmo.
  • ATL App Development Module seeks to sharpen the skills of school students and converting them from App users to App makers in the coming times.
  • Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) is also seeking to train school teachers in order to build capacities and acumen for App Development.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Executive Officer of Plezmo: Amol Palshikar.
  • CEO of NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India): Amitabh Kant.

International News

3. India becomes second-largest foreign investor in UK

  • India has become the second-largest source of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United Kingdom.
  • As per the new data released by the UK government in Department for International Trade (DIT) inward investment statistics for 2019-2020, India invested in 120 projects and created 5,429 new jobs in the UK. According to the data, United States delivered 462 projects and 20,131 jobs and hence remains the number one source of FDI for the UK.
  • In the standings, India was followed by Germany, France and China, and Hong Kong.

4. Lee Hsien Loong becomes Prime Minister of Singapore

  • Lee Hsien Loong has become the Prime Minister of Singapore after the ruling People’s Action Party won the General Elections held in the country.
  • With this, Lee Hsien Loong has won a fourth term as the Prime Minister of Singapore.
  • Lee Hsien Loong is the 3rd Prime Minister of Singapore.
  • The People’s Action Party is the ruling party in Singapore since independence in 1965.

State News

5. Chhattisgarh Government organises India’s first e-Lok Adalat

  • Chhattisgarh government has organized the first e-Lok Adalat of India amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The “e-Lok Adalat” was organized by the High Court and Chhattisgarh State Legal Services Authority and was inaugurated by P R Ramchandra Menon, the Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court.
  • The “e-Lok Adalat” was organized in order to bring relief to people and to reduce the pendency of cases amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh: Bhupesh Baghel; Governor: Anusuiya Uikey.

Awards & Rewards

6. NTPC wins CII-ITC Sustainability Awards 2019

  • NTPC Ltd has been awarded with the prestigious CII-ITC Sustainability Award 2019.
  • NTPC Ltd has been awarded under Outstanding Accomplishment in Corporate Excellence Category. It has also secured Commendation for Significant Achievement in Corporate social responsibility (CSR) category.
  • NTPC has been rewarded for its sustainability practices such as Girl Empowerment Mission (GEM) to benefit school going girls from underprivileged background to support in their overall development; Contractors’ Labour Information Management System (CLIMS) through which payment to contract labourers are being paid on the last day of the month at project sites.

Business News

7. Google to invest USD 10 billion in India

  • Google CEO, Sundar Pichai has announced a $10 billion for “GoogleForIndia Digitisation Fund”.
  • Under the fund, Google will invest roughly Rs 75,000 crore in India over the next 5-7 years.
  • The investment will be done through a mix of equity investments, partnerships and operational infrastructure in ecosystem investments.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • CEO of Google: Sundar Pichai; Headquarters: California, United States.

Sports News

8. Mercedes’s Lewis Hamilton won Styrian Grand Prix 2020

  • Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Britain) has won the Styrian Grand Prix 2020 at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria.
  • Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes-Finland) finished second while Max Verstappen ( Red Bull- Belgium) was third.

Obituaries News

9. Renowned cartoonist Avad Bin Hassan Jami passes away

  • Renowned Gujarati cartoonist, Avad Bin Hassan Jami passed away. He was popularly known as “Jami”.
  • Cartoons of Avad Bin Hassan Jami were published in Gujarati magazine “Abhiyan” for over two decades.
  • He had also worked in Gujarati newspaper Phhulchhab as a cartoonist.

Miscellaneous News

10. India’s Tiger Census 2018 sets new Guinness World Record

  • The fourth edition of the All India Tiger Estimation 2018 has created the Guinness World Record for being the world’s largest camera trap wildlife survey.
  • The All India Tiger Estimation is conducted every four years since 2006, by the National Tiger Conservation Authority with technical support from the Wildlife Institute of India.
  • These cameras surveyed an effective area of 121,337 square kilometres (46,848 square miles).
  • A total of 34,858,623 photographs of wildlife were captured by the 26,838 camera traps installed.

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