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Current Affairs Date: 31 July 2020

  • Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag, hockey stalwart Sardar Singh and Paralympic silver medallist Deepa Malik included in a 12-member committee constituted by the sports ministry to select this year’s National Sports Awards winners. Committee will be headed by Retired Supreme Court Justice, Mukundakam Sharma.
  • Former saurashtra cricket association coach and manager “Hasmukhbhai Joshi” Died on 30 July 2020. He was also known as “bababhai Joshi”. He was 85.
  • China completed 55th and final geostationary satellite in the constellation after all test. The Satellite is part of the third iteration of the Beidou system known as BDS-3. Now china completed of its BeiDou Navigation Satellite System. That could rival the US Global Positioning System.
  • Biocon board approved Tata Capital investment of Rs 225 crore for 0.85 percent stake in subsidiary Biocon Biologics. Now Biocon will hold 95.25 percent stake in Biocon Biologics.
  • Amazon will invest more than $10 billion to build  a network of 3236 satellite to provide high speed broadband internet service in around the world. amazon Inc. announced on 30 July 2020, after the approval of plan “Project Kuiper” from Federal Communications Commission’s. “Project Kuiper”, for the constellation of LEO satellites that will compete with the Starlink network being built out by Elon Musk’s SpaceX.
  • Three Chennai metro stations name will be change after the recommendation of a high-level committee.
  1. Alandur station-Changed name  ”Arignar Anna Alandur Metro”
  2. Central Metro– Changed name ”Puratchi Thalaivar Dr M G Ramachandran Central Metro”
  3. The Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus (CMBT) – Changed name ”Puratchi Thalaivi Dr J Jayalalithaa CMBT Metro.”
  • Former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui died at the age of 97. He was also known as “Mr. Democracy” for burying autocratic rule in favour of freewheeling pluralism.
  • Andhra University signed a MoU with INS Vishwakarma to award the PG Diploma in “Shipbuilding Technology” to Special Duty Shipwright Officers, on 30 July 2020.
  • Suraj Soman from “Chemical Sciences and Technology Division, CSIR-NIIST” Scientist of Pappanamcode  won “CSIR Young Scientist Award”. He got an award in Chemical Sciences category for his work on dye-sensitised solar cells (DSC). Dye-sensitised solar cells is a technology for indoor photovoltaics and building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV). This award will be presented on 26 september.