1.Who has been awarded with the ‘Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity 2020’?
A. Greta Thunberg
B. Malala Yusufzai
C. Yara Shahidi
D. Jamie Margolin
2.India began its trial trans-shipment of goods from India to the North East through which port?
A. Mongla, Bangladesh
B. Chittagong, Bangladesh
C. Haldia, West Bengal
D. Farakka, West Bengal
3.The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) would lend $250 million to which country to help the country deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic?
A. Sri Lanka
4.With which country Maldives signed an agreement to establish “Emergency Medical Services” in Male?
C. United Kingdom
5.Who has been appointed as the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Karur Vysya Bank (KVB)?
A. Ramesh Babu Boddu
B. Ashwini Kumar Tiwari
C. Rajkiran Rai
D. Hemang Amin
6.SpaceX has successfully launched first military satellite “ANASIS-II” of which country?
B. South Korea
The 17 year old climate activist from Sweden, Greta Thunberg has been named winner of the inaugural Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity. She will receive a prize money of 1 million euro. She has been awarded for her efforts to mobilise younger generations to tackle climate change. She commenced a protest outside the Swedish parliament in 2018 and risen to global prominence, becoming the figurehead for a series of school strikes by children around the world. The Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity recognises the contributions of people, groups of people and/or organisations from all over the world in order to mitigate and adapt to climate change stand out for its novelty, innovation and impact.
India began its trial trans-shipment of goods from India to the North East through the Chittagong port of Bangladesh. India and Bangladesh signed an agreement to transit goods to north east via ports of Bangladesh. Indian transshipment goods will enjoy a stay of 28-day free-stay at the ports of Bangladesh according to international transshipment agreement. Chittagong port is one of the ports located on the String of Pearls geopolitical theory of the Chinese. The String of Pearls is located in the Indian Ocean. It refers to a network of Chinese military facilities from Chinese mainland to Port Sudan in Horn of Africa.
Significance: String of Pearls
The Beijing-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) announced that it would lend $250 million to Pakistan to help the country deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The project will be co-financed by the World Bank and will bolster a Pakistan government programme to strengthen health infrastructure, social safety nets, investment in human capital and economic growth. The AIIB has previously approved a loan of $500 million for Pakistan’s response to COVID-19. Both loans are part of the AIIB’s $10 billion funding facility to help public and private sectors fight the outbreak.
India and Maldives have signed an agreement for the establishment of ‘Emergency Medical Services’ in Male, Maldives. This service is one of the several small and medium projects that are being financed by India under grant assistance of around $20 million to the Maldives. The emergency medical service unit will enhance timely access to quality emergency care. The Emergency Medical Services will increase collaboration between disaster response agencies and healthcare facilities, especially during critical times of need in the country.
India’s role towards neighbours during COVID-19
Operation Samdra Setu
Karur Vysya Bank (KVB) has co-opted Ramesh Babu Boddu as an Additional Director and appointed him Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer for three years. The appointment of Ramesh Babu Boddu has been made for a period of three years from the date of taking charge. He will succeed PR Seshadri who resigned on 31st March 2020. Ramesh Babu Boddu has earlier served as Deputy Managing Director in State Bank of India and retired in April 2020.
SpaceX has launched South Korea’s first ever Military Communications Satellite titled ‘ANASIS-II’ by Falcon 9 rocket from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.The ANASIS II of South Korea was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, US in a Falcon 9 rocket. The satellite is to be placed at an orbit of 36,000 km. It will take two weeks for the rocket to reach the orbit.
Role of SpaceX
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