31st July 2020 – Current Affairs
Staff Reporter | 20-08-01

? The Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) in association with TransUnion CIBIL has launched ‘MSMESaksham’ – a comprehensive financial education and knowledge platform for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

? The International commercial passenger flights will remain suspended till August 31, 2020.

? Former J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s preventive detention was extended for another three months on July 31, 2020 under Public Safety Act.

? Turkey adopted a new social media law on July 29, 2020 that will require foreign social media sites to appoint a local representative to address authorities’ concerns. The law would allow Turkish authorities to remove content from platforms.

? The Films Division is planning to mark the 140th birth anniversary of Munshi Premchand and the 40th death anniversary of Mohammed Rafi with a documentary tribute. The documentaries, ‘Premchand’ and ‘Rafi – We Remember You’ will be streamed on Films Division Website and YouTube channel for free.

? Maharashtra has approved an ADB-funded Rs 1,000 crore project for boosting fruit and vegetable production in the state. The Maharashtra Agribusiness Network (MagNet) project, which has been approved, aims to help farmers across all districts in the state for the next six years.

? The Environment Ministers of the five BRICS countries participated in the 6th BRICS Environment Ministers’ Meeting on July 30, 2020. The video conference was held under the Presidency of Russia.

? The Bangladesh Government has released its first list of verified news portals. The nation’s Information Minister said that the registration of online news portals will be a continuous and ongoing process.

? Commonwealth Games medalist Babita Phogat and Kabaddi player Kavita Devi have been appointed as deputy directors in the Sports and Youth Affairs Department of Haryana.

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