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Current Affairs Date: 29 July 2020

  • International tiger day 2020- 29 July
  • “UP Sunni Waqf Board” constituted trust to build mosque in Ayodhya. Name of trust is “Indo Islamic Cultural Foundation” and it will have 15 members.
  • The Asian Development Bank unveiled $1.5 billion COVID-19 package for India on 28 July 2020.
  • The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has announced the date of 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards, ceremony will be held in February 28, 2021 and   hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
  • The Biodiversity Management Committee (BMC) attached the ecologically sensitive Thudiyurulippara hill in the Pramadom grama panchayat as a biodiversity heritage site on the recommendations of the Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB).
  • ICRA (Credit Rating Agency) Appointed N. Sivaraman as MD and Group CEO.
  • Bollywood action director Parvez Khan died, he was 55. He was known for popular movie Andhadhun, Johnny Gaddaar and Bullett Raja.
  • CES (Consumer Technology Association) 2021, will not be held physically in Las Vegas, CSE to be held virtually 6-9 January , 2021 – will be an all-digital experience connecting exhibitors, customers, thought leaders and media from around the world.
  • Two school girls from Surat, Gujarat discovered a new asteroid with the help of SPACE-AIASC. New Asteroid which is a Near-Earth Object name is HLV2514. Both girls Vaidehi Vekariya Sanjaybhai and Radhika Lakhani Prafulbhai are students of “P. P. Savani Chaitanya Vidya Sankul” School.
  • The first batch of five Rafale jets landed in Ambala, Haryana, India on 29 July 2020. Water cannon salute to be given to the five Rafale fighter aircraft after their landing at Ambala air base in Haryana.
Cabinet Approves New National Education Policy 2020: Key Highlights of Changes
  1. The Ministry of Human Resource and Development (HRD) has been renamed as the Ministry of Education following an approval from the Union Cabinet. The name change was a key recommendation of the draft New Education Policy.
  2. NEP 2020 aims to increase the Gross Enrolment Ratio in higher education including vocational education from 26.3% (2018) to 50% by 2035. At least 3.5 crore new seats will be added to higher education institutions.
  3. National Assessment Centre – “PARAKH” has been created to assess the students.
  4. E-courses will be developed in regional languages, virtual labs will be developed and National Education Technology Forum is being created.