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Facts- 9th-10th-11th July

  1. Amazon sets up first ‘Digital Kendra’ in Surat
    • CEO: Andy Jassy
    • Founder: Jeff Bezos
    • Founded: 5 July 1994, Bellevue, Washington, United States
    • Headquarters: Seattle, Washington, United States
    Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
    • The Ministry of Small Scale Industries and Agro and Rural Industries was created in October 1999. In September 2001, the ministry was split into the Ministry of Small Scale Industries and the Ministry of Agro and Rural Industries. The President of India amended the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961, under the notification dated 9 May 2007. Pursuant to this amendment, they were merged into a single ministry.
    • Ministers responsible: Narayan Rane, Cabinet Minister and Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma, Minister of State
  2. Twitter India names Vinay Prakash as resident grievance officer
    • CEO: Jack Dorsey
    • Founded: 21 March 2006, San Francisco, California, United States
    • Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States
    • Founders: Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone, Noah Glass
  3. Indian Railways opens first movable freshwater tunnel aquarium at Bengaluru station
    • Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Ltd. is a Special Purpose vehicle. IRSDC is a Joint Venture company of Rail Land Development Authority, RITES and Ircon International Limited. IRSDC was incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 on 12th April, 2012.
    • Headquarters: New Delhi
    • Key people: Pradeep Kumar; (Chairman); S. K. Lohia; (CEO &MD)
  4. LIC to have CEO and MD to Substitute Chairman
    • Chairperson: M R Kumar
    • Founder: Government of India
    • Founded: 1 September 1956
    • Headquarters: Mumbai
  5. Nitin Gadkari inaugurates country’s first LNG facility plant at Nagpur
    • Large scale production of bioethanol from Paddy Straw is underway in East Vidarbha which is known for Paddy cultivation.
    • The Minister also underlined the importance of ‘Flex engines’ which are capable of using both Petrol and Ethanol for transportation. He said a policy is under consideration by Central Government for mandatory installation of flex engine by automobile manufacturers in India.
  6. National Lok Adalat organized across J&K and Ladakh
    • Two Benches were constituted to take up the claim cases arising out of Motor Accidents and Workmen Compensation Act of various Insurance Companies as well matrimonial disputes, criminal compoundable cases, civil disputes and cases of land acquisition.
    • Lok Adalat (People’s Court) is one of the Alternative dispute resolution mechanisms in India. It is a forum where cases pending on panchayat, or at a pre-litigation stage, in a court of law are settled. It has been given statutory status under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987. Under this Act, the award (decision) made by the Lok Adalats is deemed to be a civil court case and is final and binding on all parties. No appeal against such an award lies before any court of law. If the parties are not satisfied with the award of the Lok Adalat (though there is no provision for an appeal against such an award), they are free to initiate litigation by approaching the court of appropriate jurisdiction.
    • The first Lok Adalat was held in Gujarat in 1982.
  7. Federal Bank CEO gets 3-year extension
    • Federal Bank Limited is a major Indian commercial bank in the Private Sector, headquartered in Aluva, Kochi. The bank has more than 1,200 branches spread across different states in India. It also has its Representative Offices abroad at Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Dubai.
    • CEO: Shyam Srinivasan
    • Founder: K.P Hormis
    • Founded: 23 April 1931, Nedumpuram
    • Headquarters: Mumbai
    • Founded: 1 April 1935, Kolkata
    • Governor: Shaktikanta Das
  8. Himalayan Yaks set to be insured
    • National Insurance Company Limited is an Indian government owned general insurance company. It is under the ownership of Ministry of Finance, Government of India. Its catchline is “Trusted Since 1906” in italic.
    • Headquarters location: Kolkata
    • Founded: 5 December 1906
    • Founder: Gordhan Das Dutia
  9. Zaila Avant-garde, 14, becomes first African-American to win Spelling Bee
    • The Scripps National Spelling Bee is an annual spelling bee held in the United States. The bee is run on a not-for-profit basis by The E. W. Scripps Company and is held at a hotel or convention center in Washington, D.C. during the week following Memorial Day weekend.
    • Inaugurated: 1925
  10. India, UK hold inaugural meeting of India-UK Financial Markets Dialogue
    • As two services driven economies, both sides agreed that there is significant scope for strengthening the financial services cooperation between India and the UK. They also concurred to continue to engage bilaterally on these areas in the coming months, in the run up to the next EFD and the beginning of negotiations for a future India-UK FTA, both expected to take place later this year.
    • Queen: Queen Elizabeth II
    • Capital: London
    • Prime minister: Boris Johnson
    • Currency: Pound sterling
  11. BRICS countries agree to Innovation Cooperation Action Plan proposed by India
    • BRICS is the acronym coined to associate five major emerging economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. The BRICS members are known for their significant influence on regional affairs. Since 2009, the governments of the BRICS states have met annually at formal summits.
    • Founded: June 2006
    • Headquarters: BRICS Tower
    • Founded at: UN HQ, NYC (UNGA 61st session); Yekaterinburg (1st BRIC summit)
  12. Giant pandas no longer endangered but still vulnerable
    • The giant panda, also known as the panda bear, is a bear native to South Central China. It is characterised by its bold black-and-white coat and rotund body. The name “giant panda” is sometimes used to distinguish it from the red panda, a neighboring musteloid.
    • Lifespan: 20 years (In the wild)
  13. Novak Djokovic wins 6th Wimbledon Trophy for record-equalling 20th Grand Slam crown
    • The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly known simply as Wimbledon or The Championships, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and is widely regarded as the most prestigious.
    • Founded: 1877
    • Editions: 134 (2021)
  14. Argentina beats Brazil 1-0 to win Copa America tournament
    • Copa América or CONMEBOL Copa América, known until 1975 as the South American Football Championship, is the main men’s football tournament contested among national teams from South America. It is the oldest still-running international football competition, as well as the third most watched in the world.
  15. NRAI’s Pawan Singh becomes first Indian jury member for shooting at Tokyo Olympics
    • A total of 26 jury members will officiate at the Olympics, of which six will be from Japan and the rest from other countries. Singh was the competition manager of the recent International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) World Cup in New Delhi and his work was appreciated by the ISSF. He has also worked as a Result Timing Score (RTS) Jury in different World Cups.
    • At the Tokyo Olympics, the Indian shooting team will have the highest number of 15 shooters to date, competing for 20 medals. Mr. Singh said he is glad that Indian Sports Shooter ElavenilValarivan and Swaroop Unhalkar have trained at his Gun for Glory Shooting Academy.
  16. Vice President receives first copy of ThummetiRaghothama Reddy’s book- Terrace Garden: Midde Thota
    • The book ‘Terrace Garden: Midde Thota’ gives an insight into the practical methods and techniques that can be adopted while cultivating a terrace garden. The Vice President urged the people with empty spaces at home to try cultivating gardening as a hobby.
  17. The Light of Asia: The Poem that Defined the Buddha
    • Ramesh was recently declared winner of the 2020 Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize for “A Chequered Brilliance: The Many Lives of VK Krishna Menon”. The award was shared by the US-based academician Amit Ahuja’s book “Mobilizing the Marginalised: Ethnic Parties without Ethnic Movements”.
  18. National Fish Farmers Day: 10th July
    • This annual event is celebrated to commemorate Professor Dr. Hiralal Chaudhury and his colleague Dr. Alikunhi for their contribution in achieving the successful induced breeding of major carps on 10th July,1957 at Angul in Odisha for the first time in the country.
  19. World Population Day: 11th July
    • The United Nations Development Programme’s Governing Council created World Population Day in 1989. On July 11, 1987, the population day was prospected in the public attention, i.e., the Five Billion Day, or the estimated day when the world’s population surpassed five billion people. Meanwhile, the day was further commemorated by the United Nations General Assembly in December 1990 with Resolution 45/26.