23rd July 2020 – Current Affairs
Stuff Reporter | 20-07-24

? Greta Thunberg, a 17-year-old environment activist from Sweden, was named the winner of the first Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity. She is a founder of a school strike for climate and is known as one of the most influential environmental activists.

? Flipkart announced on July 23, 2020 that it has acquired parent company, Walmart Inc’s local Best Price wholesale cash-and-carry business. This will strengthen the e-commerce firm’s wholesale offerings, to compete better with Amazon.

? July 23rd marks the birth anniversaries of two great freedom fighters of India —Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Chandra Shekhar Azad.

? Amazon.com Inc’s Indian unit announced on July 23, 2020 that it will begin offering auto insurance, making India the e-commerce giant’s first market for the service.

? PM Narendra Modi on July 23, 2020 laid the foundation stone for Manipur Water Supply Project through video conferencing. The project aims to ensure freshwater household tap connections) in at least 1,185 habitations with 1, 42,749 households.

? Actor Sonu Sood launches ‘Pravasi Rojgar’ app to help workers find jobs.

? China launched its first ambitious Mars Rover Mission- ‘Tianwen-1’ on July 23, 2020 aboard Long March 5 rocket from Hainan Island’s Wenchang Satellite Launch Center.

? Govt. extends work-from-home exemption for IT & ITeS industry till December 31, 2020.

? The Indian Air Force has decided to procure HAMMER missiles from France to further boost its combat capabilities. The order is currently being processed by the government under the emergency financial powers given to the armed forces amid the India-China border standoff.

? Pune-based Serum Institute of India to make 1 billion doses of Oxford University’s COVID-19 vaccine.

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