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Current Affairs Date: 22 July 2020

  • Madhubani painting artist Remant Kumar Mishra, also known as the ‘mask man’ of Bihar.Mr. Mishra distributed 650 masks with hand painted Madhubani (also known as Mithila painting) motifs among district.
  • International Press Freedom Award 2020 winners:
                Shahidul Alam-Bangladesh photojournalist
                 Mosaed – freelance journalist
                Olorunyomi – Co-founder, CEO, and publisher of the Nigerian newspaper Premium Times
              Prokopyeva (regional correspondent for the U.S. Congress)-funded broadcaster Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Russia, known as Radio Svoboda.
    (Note- Above all are arrested or detained for his/her journalism.)
              Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award Winner(presented annually to an individual who has shown extraordinary and sustained achievement in the cause of press freedom)-      Amal Clooney specializes in public international law, international criminal law, and human rights.
    (Note- In 2017 Burton Benjamin Memorial Award renamed to Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award )
  • Addressing India Ideas summit, Pentagon official said, U.S. and India are negotiating a co-development programme for the air-launched unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). This summit was organised by the US-India business council on 22 July.
  • United Arab Emirates launched its first Mars mission. Mission named as “Hope”. The Hope Probe launch from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center on 20 July 2020. The Emirates Mars Mission has cost $200 million and aims to provide a complete picture of the Martian atmosphere.
  • Hungarian Grand Prix 2020 race held in Hungaroring in Budapest on, July 19. In this race have 70 laps of the 4.381km and the winner of this race was Lewis Hamilton.
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