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Current Affairs Date: 27 July 2020

  • IAS officer K. Balasubramanian appointed as the Secretary of the Tamil Nadu State Election Commission.

  • Ponnamaravathi panchayat union in Pudukkottai district, tiruchi has introduced smart card to facilitate garbage collection on a trial basis in one ward. Residents have to scan the card while disposing of the waste. This will be adopted across whole panchayat soon.

  • The newly designed rake of Vande Bharat Express is expected to roll out of the Integral Coach Factory here around March 2023. In this multi-crore project comprises to make 44 “rakes” or 700-plus coaches.

  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) on 27 July 2020 launched the ODI Super League. Hosts India and the next top seven teams in the Super League will automatically qualify for the World Cup. Launched of ODI Super League mainly aims to add context to the 50-over format.

  • Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami inaugurated projects of the Highways and Minor Ports Departments, built at a total cost of ₹265.46 crore in various districts.

  • HDFC Bank chief executive and managing director Aditya Puri has sold shares worth Rs 842.87 crore of the private lender last week. Aditya Puri had emerged as the highest-paid Indian banker in FY2019-20 with a 20 per cent growth in gross earnings at Rs 18.92 crore. He had also earned an additional Rs 161.56 crore in FY2019-20 and Rs 42.20 crore in FY2019 by exercising his stock options.

  • Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Monday launched a scheme for distribution of face masks free of cost through ration shops. Under this scheme, two reusable face masks each would be distributed to 6.74 crore persons attached to 2.08 crore ration cards across the State.

  • The former Minister Raja Madan Gopal Naik passed away at ESIC Hospital in Kalaburagi on 27 July 2020. Madan Gopal Naik tested positive for COVID-19 & also suffering from pneumonia and heart-related diseases.

  • Bangladesh received 10 broad-gauge locomotives from India on 27 July 2020. The locomotives arrived at the Darshana station of Bangladesh after being flagged off at the Gede railway station on the Indian side.

  • Microsoft partnered with The National Basketball Association, an American men’s professional basketball league to put virtual fans on the stands of the NBA arena during each game. More than 300 virtual fans will appear live on the 17-foot-tall LED screens fixed on three sides of the arena during the NBA games starting July 30.

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