Current Affairs:

Hamed Bakayoko named as Prime Minister of Ivory Coast Ivory Coast’s Defence Minister, Hamed Bakayoko has been named as the Prime Minister of the country.Bakayoko was presently serving as the as interim PM of the country since the sudden death of former Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly.Bakayoko was a founding member of the Rally of the Republicans (RDR) party and was also in charge of the party’s daily newspaper, Le Patriote.

Reliance Power and Japanese energy major JERA have signed an agreement with a group of banks for their new gas-fired thermal power generation project in Bangladesh.The signed agreement will provide full finance of about $642 million (approx Rs 4,798 crore) for a new 745 MW natural gas combined-cycle power project in Meghnaghat in Bangladesh. This is one of the largest funding tie-ups for a project in Bangladesh’s power sector. With this agreement, Reliance Power and JERA will focus on full-scale construction and aims to work steadily towards achieving commercial operation in 2022.The electricity generated from the 745 MW natural gas combined-cycle power project will be sold under a long-term power purchase agreement with the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB). 

Ministry of Tribal Affairs receives SKOCH Gold Award SKOCH Gold Award has been awarded to the Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) for its “Empowerment of Tribals through IT enabled Scholarship Schemes” project. The project was launched to show Government of India’s commitment to realize the dreams of Digital India and bringing transparency as well as ease in the delivery of services. The 66th SKOCH 2020 Competition was held with name “INDIA RESPONDS TO COVID THROUGH DIGITAL GOVERNANCE”.

Russia chaired 6th BRICS Environment Ministers’ Meeting The 6th BRICS Environment Ministers’ Meeting was held under the presidency of Russia.The Environment Ministers of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa participated in the meeting held via the video conference.

History on the Date:

(1936) XI Summer Olympic Games are opened by Adolph Hitler in Berlin

(1583) Humphrey Gilbert claims Newfoundland for the British crown – first English colony in North America and the beginning of the British Empire

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