Current affairs : 16 July Full Length Current Affairs PDF

Current affairs: 16 July Full Length Current Affairs PDF –

Supreme Court Collegium approved permanent appointment of 9 judges in High Court

  • The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended nine additional judges of Punjab and Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Calcutta High Court to be made permanent judges. 
  • The collegium has recommended the appointment of 7 additional judges of the Punjab and Haryana High Court as permanent judges of the High Court.
  • The judges include Justice Manjari Nehru Kaul, Justice Harsimran Singh Sethi, Justice Arun Monga, Justice Manoj Bajaj, Justice Lalit Batra, Justice Arun Kumar Tyagi and Justice Harnresh Singh Gill.
Vikram Duraiswami appointed as Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh


  • Vikram Duraiswamy has recently been appointed as the Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh. 
  • Duraiswamy, a 1992 batch IFS officer, is currently posted as Additional Secretary. 
  • He handles Bangladesh and Myanmar as well as international conferences and global organizations.
  • Earlier, he was looking into Indo-Pacific affairs. 
  • He has been India’s ambassador to South Korea until 2018. Duraiswamy will replace Rewa Ganguly Das as the new High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh.
India may have a population of 1.6 billion in 2048: study
  • Scientists have forecast that the population in India may increase to around 1.6 billion in 2048 and then it may decrease to about 1.09 billion, with a decline of 32 percent in 2100. 
  • According to the study, the population of working-age adults in India was 76.2 million in 2017, which will come down to around 57.8 crore in 2100.
  • The study, published in the journal The Lancet, used data taken from the ‘Global Burden of Disease Study’ and global, regional and national populations, their mortality, birth rates for 183 countries, including India, the United States, China and Japan.
Recession due to Corona epidemic will put pressure on companies in Asia-Pacific: Moody’s
  • Credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service said on 16 July 2020 that the global recession caused by the Corona virus epidemic will continue to pressurize non-financial companies in the Asia-Pacific region. 
  • He said that the negative credit trend will continue in the rest of 2020.
  • It said, however, that fiscal and monetary stimulus programs in both the advanced and emerging markets have helped stabilize the financial markets and provided temporary relief to companies.
  • Clara Lau, Moody’s Group’s credit officer and senior vice president, said, “Our guess is that it will take a long time to recover from this recession.
Qatar to start 2022 FIFA World Cup
  • The FIFA World Cup will last 12 days against the group stage of 2022, in which four matches will be played daily and knockout matches will be played in Qatar even after midnight if drawn in extra time. 
  • FIFA, the global body of football, released the program of the first such World Cup on 15 July 2020 which will be played in November and December.
  • FIFA said in a statement that after the teams are decided in the group, the possibility of a better time of the start of the match will be discussed for the spectators watching the matches at home and of course the stadiums will be allocated keeping in mind the Qatar audience.
  • The final will be held on December 18 from 6 pm in the Lucel Stadium with a capacity of 80 thousand spectators.
India got huge successpneumonia indigenous vaccine ready
  • The ministry said that this first vaccine of pneumonia developed completely in the country has also got approval from the Drug Controller General of India (DGCI). 
  • The first, second and third phase data of the clinical trial were made available to DCGI by the Pune-based company Serum Institute of India with the help of Special Expert Committee (SEC).
  • This vaccine will be injected. This vaccine is to be applied intramuscularly.
  • The ministry said that this vaccine will be used on a large scale to prevent pneumonia. According to a release by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, it is the first indigenously developed vaccine in the field of pneumonia.
India and EU finalize civil nuclear agreementknow in detail
  • India and the European Union have finalized this after 13 years of negotiations. 
  • Officials of the 27-member organization gave this information. 
  • The European Union is a strategically important region for India. T
  • he European Union was India’s largest trading partner in 2018.
  • The ADB said in a statement that ADB has appointed Ashok Lavasa as the vice president of the bank for private sector operations and public-private partnerships. 
  • They can handle this post only by resigning from the Election Commission. 
  • But now he will take the post of Vice President of ADB after the new order.
  • Prior to his appointment as Election Commissioner, Ashok Lavasa retired as Union Finance Secretary.
  • Prior to this, he was the Union Secretary of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation. 
  • The ADB appoints the vice president for three years, which can be extended for two more years.
Iran dismisses reports of exiting India from Chabahar railway project
  • Significantly, there is going to be a 400 billion dollar Mahadeal between Iran and China. 
  • It is believed that due to this deal, Iran has excluded India from the Chabahar project. 
  • This rail project is to be built between Chabahar Port to Jahedan.
  • Under this project, a railway project is to be built from Chabahar Port in Iran to Jahedan area. 
  • There is also a plan to extend this rail project to the Zaranj border of Afghanistan. 
  • According to the report, the project is to be completed by March 2022.

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