26th July 2020 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam

Here is the daily GK update of 26th July 2020 covering the following news headlines: DST, Anandiben Patel, President’s Award, Kemi Adekoya, Kumhar Sashaktikaran Yojana.

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 26th July 2020 to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt Current Affairs Quiz.

National News

1. DST launches programme for India-Russia S & T cooperation

  • India-Russia Joint Technology Assessment and Accelerated Commercialization Programme has been launched by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) in partnership with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises (FASIE) of the Russian Federation.
  • The programme will strengthen the Science, Technology and Innovation ties between India and Russia.
  • DST will fund up to Rs 15 Crores to 10 Indian SMEs/Start-ups for a period of two years.
  • The programme has been launched with the primary aim of connecting Indian, and Russian Science & Technology (S&T) led SMEs and Start-ups for joint Research and development (R&D) for technology development as well as for cross-country technology adaptation.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • President of Russia: Vladimir Putin.
  • Capital of Russia: Moscow; Currency: Russian Ruble.

Appointments News

2. President Kovind appoints Anandiben Patel as the Governor of MP

  • President of India, Ram Nath Kovind has appointed the Governor of Uttar Pradesh Anandiben Patel to discharge the functions of the Governor of Madhya Pradesh.
  • She has been appointed as the former MP Governor Lalji Tandon passed away recently.
  • Earlier on June 28, Patel was given the additional charge of Madhya Pradesh during the absence on leave of Governor Lalji Tandon. She has served as the former Chief Minister of Gujarat, she was the first female chief minister of the state.

Awards & Rewards

3. Kala Narayanasamy honoured with President’s Award in Singapore

  • Indian-origin nurse, Kala Narayanasamy in Singapore has been conferred with the President’s Award for Nurses for serving on the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Kala Narayanasamy, who is the Deputy Director of Nursing at Woodlands Health Campus, has been conferred with this award for utilising the infection control practices that she had learned during the 2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak, in the current pandemic.
  • The President’s Award for Nurses in Singapore recognises the efforts of nurses who have shown sustained outstanding performance and contributions to patient care delivery, education, research and administration.

Sports News

4. Indian team’s 2018 Asian Games silver medal upgraded to gold

  • The silver medal of the Indian 4×400 mixed relay team’s 2018 Asian Games, Jakarta has been upgraded to gold.
  • The medal was upgraded to gold following the disqualification of Bahrain squad that finished first in the 4×400 mixed relay final.
  • The Bahrain squad was disqualified as Kemi Adekoya of Bahrain has been handed a 4-year ban by the Athletics Integrity Unit for failing a dope test.
  • The Indian quartet of Mohammed Anas, M.R. Poovamma, Hima Das and Arokia Rajiv, who finished second behind Bahrain in the 4×400 mixed relay final have now become the first winner of the event. Also.
  • Indian runner Anu Raghavan has moved from fourth place to bronze medal position in the women’s 400 m hurdles following the disqualification of Kemi Adekoya of Bahrain.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • President of Athletics Federation of India: Adille J. Sumariwalla.

Miscellaneous News

5. Electric potter wheels distributed under “Kumhar Sashaktikaran Yojana”

  • Under the “Kumhar Sashaktikaran Yojana” of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), Union Home Minister Amit Shah distributed 100 electric potter wheels to 100 trained artisans in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • The step was an effort to empower and associate the marginalized potters’ community.
  • During the distribution of electric potter wheels, the minister assured the potters stating the arrangements made to help potters to sell their products, including tie-up with the Railways and proper marketing channels.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chairman of Khadi and Village Industries Commission: Vinai Kumar Saxena.

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