Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Latest Current Affairs 2020 for Banking, SSC, UPSC & All Competitive Exams - 29th July

1. The Union Cabinet on Wednesday (July 29) decided to change the name of Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD). What is the new name?

Ministry of Human Capital
Ministry of Human Capital Development
Ministry of Education and Development
Ministry of Education
2. Earth Sciences Minister of India on July 27, 2020 launched a mobile application named ‘Mausam’ which will provide nowcasts, city-wise weather forecasts, and other warnings. The app ‘Mausam’ has been designed and developed jointly by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM). Who is the Earth Sciences Minister?
Dr. Harsh Vardhan
Prakash Javdekar
Ravi Shankar Prasad
Piyush Goyal
3. India handed over _____diesel locomotives to Bangladesh on July 27, 2020. The move will provide the neighboring country mobility solutions for both the intra-country and inter-country movement. The virtual event of handing over the locomotives was flagged off in the presence of Railway Minister, Piyush Goyal and his Bangladeshi Counterpart Md Nurul Islam Sujon, External Affairs Minister, S. Jaishankar and his Bangladeshi counterpart, AK Abdul Momen and Suresh Angadi, Minister of State for Railways.
4. Kumkum, best known for her roles in films like MotherIndia, Kohinoor & NayaDaur, passed away on Tuesday, 28th July 2020 at her residence in Bandra, Mumbai at the age of 86. What was her original name?
Ilma Faraz
5. The five Rafale fighter jets that land in India on Wednesday morning will resurrect the Number 17 Golden Arrows squadron of the Indian Air Force. It will take the IAF’s squadron strength to 31. When all the 36 Rafale jets are delivered by 2022, it will take it to 32 squadrons, still well below the 42 squadrons of the sanctioned strength. The state-of-the-art 4.5 Generation Rafale jet can reach almost double the speed of sound, with a top speed of 1.8 Mach. With its multi-role capabilities, including electronic warfare, air defence, ground support and in-depth strikes, the Rafale lends air superiority to the Indian Air Force. In which Air Base these jets landed?

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