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Current Affairs Date: 23 July 2020

  • London-based Indian origin (a native of Maharashtra) street photographer Dimpy Bhalotia has won her the grand prize and photographer year of the award. The annual iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) were announced and winning photograph “Flying Boys” was shot on the iPhone X.The picture intends to capture the day-to-day activities of boys in Varanasi.
  • Flipkart Group Acquires WalMart India Private Limited, which operates the Best Price cash-and-carry business. Flipkart group announced on 23 July 2020 launches of Flipkart Wholesale, a new digital marketplace and acquisition of 100 per cent interest in Walmart.
  • PM Narendra Modi laid foundation stone for “Manipur Water Supply project” in Imphal and the 3,054crore rupees also announced for this project.
  • Naveen Tahilyani who quit Tata AIA Life Insurance again returned to TATA AIA and he will take over as CEO and MD from current CEO Rishi Srivastava, and Rishi Srivastava takes over as CEO, Group Agency Distribution, AIA Group, Hongkong.
  • MHA, India issued guidelines for 73rd Independence day, Celebration at Red Fort will be Limited to the PM speech, 21-gun salute, unfurling of national flag, national anthem and release of tricolor balloons. MHA also released guideline on State, District and Panchayat level. The Ministry also asked to different arms of the government to spread the message of “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” on August 15.
  • According to Supreme Court verdict, The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has issued the formal Government Sanction Letter for grant of Permanent Commission (PC) to women officers in the Army and she will also get command postings in all services other than combat.