20 July 2023 Current affairs: Staying well-informed about the latest current affairs is essential in our rapidly evolving world. As we delve into the month of July 2023, this article provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of the significant events that unfolded during this period. Explore the current affairs of July 2023, encompassing politics, economics, technology, and more, as we bring you up-to-date with the latest happenings around the globe.
To ensure easy access and reference, we offer a downloadable PDF version of current affairs July 2023 that contains valuable insights into the current affairs of July 2023 PDF. Whether you’re looking for detailed information or want to stay updated on specific topics, the July 2023 current affairs PDF is a valuable resource. It covers a wide range of subjects, including politics, economy, science, and global events.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to expand your knowledge and gain a deeper understanding of the significant events that shaped July 2023. Download the July current affairs 2023 PDF and stay informed about the latest happenings in this pivotal month.
Current Affairs of 20 July 2023 PDF | 20 July 2023 Current affairs
Indian shuttler Satwiksairaj Rankireddy set a Guinness World Record for the fastest badminton shot during the Korea Open 2023. Surpassing the previous record by 72 kmph, Satwiksairaj’s smash reached an astonishing speed of 565 kmph. He and his partner, Chirag Shetty, achieved a significant milestone as the only men’s doubles pair from India to win the BWF World Tour 1000 and be ranked inside the top 10 of the BWF World Ranking.
The 4th G20 Energy Transitions Working Group meeting, chaired by Pankaj Agarwal, the secretary of the Union Ministry of Power, took place in Goa on July 19, 2023. The meeting focused on priority areas such as ‘Enabling policies to accelerate e-mobility,’ ‘Promoting solar energy for universal energy access,’ and ‘DRE applications for achieving SDG7 goals.’
PhonePe Insurance Broking Services introduced health insurance plans with unique monthly subscriptions in India. This move aims to ease the burden by breaking down premium payments into manageable monthly installments, providing coverage of up to one crore rupees and allowing users to choose any hospital room. This initiative makes PhonePe the only platform in the country that enables customers to pay for insurance through UPI in easy installments on their app.
SBI plans to establish a new trustee company, a wholly-owned subsidiary, to manage the Corporate Debt Market Development Fund. This fund will act as a safety net to buy high-quality corporate debts during market stress, thereby instilling greater confidence in investors and improving the trading of these debts during tough market situations.
20 July Current affairs 2023 in English | 20 July 2023 Current affairs
Indian Naval ships INS Sahyadri and INS Kolkata arrived in Indonesia’s Jakarta for a joint Maritime Partnership Exercise with the Indonesian Navy. These ships are part of India’s indigenously designed and built stealth frigate and destroyer classes. Earlier, India and Indonesia concluded their bilateral Exercise Samudra Shakti-23 in the South China Sea.
A book titled ‘Tree & Serpent: Early Buddhist Art in India,’ authored by John Guy, is set to be released soon. The book, published by Mapin in collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) in New York, delves into the emergence of Buddhist art in southern India, showcasing over 125 objects, including rare sculptural masterpieces from the region.
India and the United States jointly launched a call for collaborative proposals on “Critical and Emerging Technology: Quantum Technologies and Artificial Intelligence for Transforming Lives.” The program, designed by the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum and the Secretariat for USISTEF, aims to foster technology innovation and entrepreneurship in commercially viable and socially relevant areas.
Ashok Leyland, a subsidiary of the Hinduja Group, secured orders worth Rs 800 crore from the Indian Army to deliver specialized vehicles to the defense sector. These vehicles include the Field Artillery Tractor (FAT 4×4) and the Gun Towing Vehicle (GTV 6×6), employed by the Artillery for towing light and medium guns, respectively.
20 July 2023 Current affairs in English
Singapore’s passport ranked as the most powerful in the world according to the Henley Passport Index 2023, with visa-free access to 192 travel destinations out of 227. In contrast, India’s passport ranked 80th with visa-free entry to 57 nations. Germany, Italy, and Spain shared the second spot with 190 visa-free destinations, while Japan slipped to third place with access to 189 destinations without a visa.
Nokia partnered with the Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) to establish a 5G skill development Center of Excellence (CoE) at Kaushalya – The Skills University in Gujarat. The CoE, located at ITI Kubernagar, focuses on training individuals in 5G technology skills, with the aim of offering job placements to at least 70% of learners within 4-6 weeks after completing the course. The President and CEO of Nokia is Pekka Lundmark.
Neeraj Akhoury was elected as the new President of the Cement Manufacturers’ Association (CMA), the apex body of India’s large cement manufacturers, while Parth Jindal was appointed as Vice President. Both were unanimously elected at the Extraordinary General Meeting of CMA, and ICI pledged its commitment to support infrastructure growth and sustainability in India.
Prof. T. Pradeep from the Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M), won the prestigious Eni Award 2023 for his research on advanced sustainable and affordable nano-scale materials for removing toxic contaminants from water. The Eni Award is considered among the top global honors for scientific research in energy and environment.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) retained India’s economic growth forecast at 6.4% for the current fiscal year (2023-24) and 6.7% for the next fiscal year (2024-25). The bank also projected a decline in inflation to approach pre-pandemic levels as fuel and food prices decrease. In addition, ADB forecasted 3.6% inflation for developing economies in Asia this year and 3.4% in 2024. India’s economy grew by 7.2% in the fiscal year 2022-23.