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Current Affairs 1st August to 31st August

Current Affairs 1 August to 7th august 2020

🔶AIM launched ‘AIM-iCREST’, in partnership with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Wadhwani Foundation

🔶Piyush Goyal Inaugurates CII National Digital Conference on “Easing of Doing Business for Atmanirbhar Bharat”

🔶Prakash Javadekar represents India in 6th BRICS Environment Ministers’ Meeting

🔶SIDBI, TransUnion CIBIL launched financial knowledge platform ”MSMESaksham” for MSMEs

🔶Craft Silicon & PayU Partnered to Advance Digital Loan Repayment

🔶Kotak Mahindra Bank Launched a Two-Month Campaign, ‘Kona Kona Umeed’ with Offers, Discounts

🔶MobiKwik Launched, a Personalized UPI Payment Link

🔶Reliance Power, JERA ink loan agreement with banks for new power plant in Bangladesh

🔶Ivory Coast’s Defence Minister Hamed Bakayoko Appointed as PM

🔶Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd Appointed Former RBI Governor Urjit Patel as Additional & Independent Director

🔶Varun Sridhar is appointed as the New CEO of Paytm Money

🔶TATA Capital Growth Fund invests 30 Million USD for 0.85% Stake in Biocon Biologics

🔶Mars 2020 mission: NASA’s Mars rover ‘Perseverance’ launched to seek signs of ancient life

🔶Folk musician and Padma Shri awardee Sonam Tshering Lepcha died at 92 in Kalimpong, West Bengal

🔶Former Taiwan president, Lee Teng-hui dubbed as “Mr. Democracy” passed away at the age of 97 in Taipei City, Taiwan

🔶Malayalam Actor Anil Murali passed away at the age of 51

🔶World Ranger Day 2020 – July 31

Current Affairs 3 August 2020

🔶Nitin Gadkari inaugurated upstream carriageway of Mahatma Gandhi bridge in Bihar

🔶Narendra Singh Tomar Released Booklet on ‘Best Practices in Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme’

🔶M /o MSME launched programme under “Gramodyog Vikas Yojana” to benefit artisans manufacturing Agarbatti

🔶Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri launches ARHCs Knowledge Pack and Launches mobile app of CREDAI

🔶Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ Launches India Report – Digital Education June 2020 prepared by  Department of School Education & Literacy

🔶India & UK tie up for new 8 Million Pounds Medicinal Research

🔶66th SKOCH Summit Awards: Ministry of Tribal Affairs receives SKOCH Gold Award for “Empowerment of Tribals through IT enabled Scholarship Schemes”

🔶India, Israel Collaborated to develop rapid testing for COVID-19 in under 30 seconds

🔶German Footballer Benedikt Howedes retires at 32

🔶Sahitya Akademi Awardee Sa. Kandasamy passed away at 81 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu

🔶‘Greenlights’ the debut book authored by Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey

🔶World Breastfeeding Week 2020 – Aug 1-7

🔶AP Governor cleared three State-capital Bills and CRDA Repeal Bills 2020

🔶Jitendra Singh Laid Foundation Stones Virtually & E- Inaugurated Various Construction Works under PMGSY-II in J&K

🔶Madhya Pradesh launched “Ek Mask-Anek Zindagi” public awareness campaign from August 1-15

🔶Maharashtra Govt. Approved MagNet project worth Around Rs 1,000 crore to Help Farmers; 70% funded by ADB

🔶Haryana’s Forest department used drone for aerial seeding to increase green cover in Aravallis

🔶Bollywood action director Parvez Khan passes away at 55

🔶Pawan Hans launches Helicopter service in UttaraKhand:UDAN scheme

Current Affairs 4 August 2020

🔶Nitin Gadkari Approves the Khadi Agarbatti Aatmanribhar Mission Proposed by KVIC to Generate Employment and Achieve Aatmanribhar Bharat

🔶Union Minister of Health, Harsh Vardhan: Completion of Pan-India 1000 Genome Sequencing of SARS-CoV-2

🔶Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon (Software) 2020 Launched by Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ Virtually

🔶Union Minister Harsh Vardhan launches ‘Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan 2020-21’

🔶BOB Financial Solutions Partnered with Innoviti Payment to launch the New Credit Card EMI offering on POS Terminal

🔶IFSCA Set Up Expert Committee headed by Pradip Shah to Suggest Ways to Develop of International Retail Businesses

🔶Mohamed Irfaan Ali becomes the President of Guyana8Rajiv Gandhi International Airport gets additional Thermal screening system

🔶Formula One Champion, Mercedes Lewis Hamilton Won British Grand Prix 2020; won this title for 7th Time

🔶Central Government gave nod to Indian Premier League 2020 in UAE

🔶Former Samajwadi party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh dies at 64 in Singapore

🔶Minister of Technical Education of U.P, Kamal Rani Varun died at the age of 62

🔶Former AP Minister P Manikyala Rao died at 59 due to COVID-19

🔶Bihar CM Nitish Kumar Released a Book Titled “Siyasat Mein Sadasyata” Authored by State Assembly Speaker Vijay Kumar Choudhary

🔶A book, titled “Vishesh: Code to Win” authored by sportswoman-turned-author Nirupama Yadav: published by Bluerose

🔶World Sanskrit Day 2020 – August 3

🔶First Muslim Women Rights Day Obeserved on August 1 2020

🔶Andhra Pradesh CM  Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy  launched cybercrime awareness programme ‘E-Raksha Bandhan’

🔶Government of Rajasthan Approves 5% Reservation in Judicial Service for MBC

🔶Rajesh Kumar appointed as Manipur Chief Secretary

🔶India withdraws from Women’s World Team Squash Championship 2020

Current Affairs 5 August 2020

🔶MoD releases draft Defence Production and Export Promotion Policy 2020; aimed at $5 bn export by 2025

🔶IIT Kanpur and DAR & PG sign agreement with MoD for using AI, ML to address grievances

🔶Listed entities get 3 years to meet criteria of minimum 25% public shareholding

🔶Four more States/UTs linked with One Nation One Ration Card scheme; taking total to 24

🔶For the 1st time in India Railways uses NTC machine for track construction

🔶Canara Bank Partnered with 3 insurers to Provide Individual Short-Term Corona Kavach Policy

🔶National Bank of Bahrain Selects Infosys Finacle to Digitally Transform its Transaction Banking Business

🔶Sunil ydv SS received the Karmaveer Chakra of United Nations and iCONGO at ReX ConcLIVE

🔶RBI Approved Sashidhar Jagdishan as Next MD & CEO of HDFC Bank; will Succeed Aditya Puri

🔶IIT Madras with Helyxon Developed First of Its Kind Remote Patient Monitoring Solution for COVID-19

🔶A health assistant robot “Rakshak” designed by the Mumbai Division of Central Railway

🔶A COVID prevention kiosk named “UV Baggage Bath” inaugurated at Bengaluru railway station

🔶Nobel Peace Prize Winner John Hume Passed Away at 83

🔶Padma Bhushan Awardee & Former Arunachal Pradesh Governor Ram D Pradhan passes away

🔶Government of AP Signs MoU with Hindustan Unilever Ltd, P&G and ITC to Support Economic Empowerment of Women

🔶DNHDD Launched E-Gyan Mitra Mobile Application for Online Education

🔶Two-day international webinar on ‘Lokmanya Tilak – Swaraj to Self-Reliant India’: ICCR

🔶Axis Bank unveils AXAA ,an AI powered conversational banking IVR

Current Affairs 6 August 2020

🔶Prahlad Singh Patel virtually inaugurated 1st golf course of Mizoram, “Thenzawl Golf Resort”

🔶eVIN to Strengthen Immunisation Supply Chain, reached 32 States & UTs

🔶Uttarakhand to develop India’s first snow leopard conservation centre in Uttarkashi forests

🔶Northern Railway runs the first-ever Vyapar Mala express train for small traders5India contributed USD 15.46 mn to India-UN Development Partnership Fund of UNOSSC

🔶Aditya Birla Health Insurance Launches New Services and Products for COVID-19

🔶Airtel Announced the Multi Year Strategic Collaboration with Amazon to Tap Startups and SMB

🔶US conducted test flight of unarmed Minuteman 3 missile

🔶CPCB Developed COVID19BWM App to Track Biomedical Waste: Recommended by SC

🔶New twighopper species named Cladonotus bhaskari after Kerala researcher Dhaneesh Bhaskar

🔶Polar Bears in Arctic will become extinct by 2100: The Study published in Nature Climate Change

🔶Spanish Footballer Iker Casillas announces retirement at 39

🔶Former Maharashtra CM, Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar passed away at 88 in Pune

🔶Father of Modern Indian theatre & Padma Awardee Ebrahim Alkazi Passed Away at 94

🔶William English, co-creator of computer mouse, passes away aged 91

🔶Union Ministers Gajendra Singh Shekhawat & Smriti Irani Launch the book ‘Swachh Bharat Kranti’

🔶World Lung Cancer Day 2020: August 1

🔶International Plastic Bag Free Day 2020 – July 3

🔶Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar launched Parivar Pehchan Patras

🔶Haryana Minister Anil Vij Launches “Works Management System” Web Portal to its ULBs

Andhra Pradesh Government signed an MoU with ISB to drive economic growth of the state

🔶A device named “AJO-Neo” developed : SNBNCBS

🔶KVIC and ITBP sign MoU to supply mustard oil

Current Affairs 7 August 2020

🔶India extended US$18 mn Line of Credit to Maldives for expansion of fishing facilities at MIFCO

🔶UN’s Policy Brief: Education during COVID-19 and beyond: Around 23.8 Million Children May Drop Out of School Due to the Impacts of COVID-19

🔶Airtel Payments Bank partnered with Bharti AXA General Insurance to offer “Smart Plan Shop Package Policy”

🔶Global remittances may lose $108.6 bn in 2020: ADB

🔶FutureBrand Index 2020: Reliance Industries Ranked 2nd Biggest Brand after Apple on Top

🔶Indian Express Journalist Dipankar Ghose and PARI, a Non-Profit Journalism Website Bags Prem Bhatia award 2020

🔶‘Moothon’ and ‘Son Rise’ wins awards at 20th edition of New York Indian Film Festival

🔶Manoj Sinha appointed as Lt Governor of J&K; Succeeds Girish Chandra Murmu

🔶Ajay Tyagi, Chairman of SEBI gets Another 18 Months Extension

🔶Win Trade Fantasy Sports(WTF) appoints Suresh Raina, Harmanpreet Kaur as global brand ambassadors

🔶Oman India Joint Investment Fund II Acquired 1.63% stake in DCB Bank

🔶Indian Railways introduces OHE Inspection app for real-time monitoring

🔶Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction novelist Shirley Ann Grau died at 91

🔶Yatish Yadav’s new book ‘RAW: A History of India’s Covert Operations’ offers a peek into the exploits of Indian spymasters

🔶Hiroshima Day 2020 – August 6

🔶Haryana Govt launched Mahila Evam Kishori Samman Yojana & Mukhya Mantri Doodh Uphar Yojana for state’s girls & women

🔶Chhattisgarh govt launched Shaheed Mahendra Karma Tendupatta Sangrahak Samajik Suraksha Yojana for tendu leaves collectors

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh launches ‘Pride of Punjab’ partnership of State Govt, YuWaah for youth development

🔶India’s first mobile RT-PCR COVID lab was inaugurated by Karnatka’s Medical Education Minister Dr. K Sudhakar in Karnataka

🔶Sahakar Cooptube NCDC Channel launched : Narendra Singh Tomar

🔶Foundation Stone of Indian Institute of Management Sirmaur laid: Himachal Pradesh

Current Affairs 8 August to 14th August 2020

🔶India’s first ‘Kisan Rail’ flagged off from Devlali Railway Station of Maharashtra

🔶PM Modi Addresses Conclave on Transformational Reforms in Higher Education under NEP

🔶IBBI amended Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Liquidation Process) Regulations, 2016

🔶NHAI signs MoU with IIT Delhi Strengthen data-driven decision making

🔶First Time in Indian Ocean Region UNESCO Recognises Two Coastal Villages of Odisha as Tsunami Ready

🔶Simplilearn and NSDC Announce Collaboration to Upskill Professionals in Digital Skills

🔶FAO Introduce New Platform to Reduce Global Food Loss and Waste

🔶Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa registers landslide victory in Sri Lankan Parliamentary elections

🔶Highlights of Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on August 4-6, 2020

🔶Exim Bank extends USD 250 million line of credit to Mozambique

🔶ADB signed USD 200 mn financing deal with Reliance Bangladesh LNG and Power Limited for 718 mw power plant in Bangladesh

🔶Former J&K Governor GC Murmu appointed as 14th CAG; Replaces Rajiv Mehrishi

🔶Prof. Pradeep Kumar Joshi appointed as UPSC chairman

🔶PNB Housing Finance appoints Hardayal Prasad, Former SBI Card Head as New MD and CEO

🔶LIC acquired 4.23% Stake of YES Bank

🔶Ministry of Jal Shakti  launched a New Version of the India Water Resources Information System

🔶SAI with CISCE and CBSE launches Khelo India mobile app Online Training Programme for PE Teachers & Principals

🔶Writer and activist Sadia Dehlvi dies aged 63

🔶Veteran CPM leader and former West Bengal Transport Minister Shyamal Chakraborty passed away at 76

🔶Padma Shri awardee and prominent cultural historian and exponent of Mewati gharana Mukund Lath passes away at 82

🔶“Amazing Ayodhya” – A new book to tell the history of Ayodhya

🔶6th edition of National Handloom Day is observed on August 7, 2020

🔶Maharashtra Became the First State to Partner with Google India to Provide Learning Tools for Schools

❇️ 10th August

♻️ World Biofuel Day
विश्व जैव ईंधन दिवस

🔹 Theme : Biofuels Towards Atmanirbhar Bharat

🔹 Black Revolution :
Petroleum Production

🔹 Significance :
The big day is geared toward decreasing dependency on biofuel and adopting different sources of vitality and efficient administration of fuels. 

🔹 The Day is being observed by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas since 2015.

🔸 India and US sign MoU to develop strategic petroleum reserve

🔸 Petroleum Minister, & Tamil Nadu CM Inaugurates CBG Plants in Tamil Nadu

🔹 British Petroleum to set up Global Business Service Centre in Pune

🔸 In which type of rocks are coal and petroleum found – Sedimentary

🔹 Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP) – Dehradun, Uttarakhand

🔘 Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas
Cabinet Minister :Dharmendra Pradhan ( RS : MP : Madhya Pradesh )
Secretary : Tarun Kapoor

Current Affairs 10 August 2020

🔶Harsh Vardhan presided the signing of MoU between CSIR and FSSAI for Collaborative Research and Information Dissemination

🔶Ramesh Pokhriyal Inaugurates Two Day Global Conference on Reimagining and Transforming the University Organised by O.P. Jindal Global University

🔶IBBI amends the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Voluntary Liquidation Process) Regulations, 2017

🔶SEBI revised IFSC guidelines, 2015’ eligibility, shareholding limit for clearing corp at IFSC

🔶IIT-Kharagpur Researchers Bags Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Awards 2020 for Clean Energy Research

🔶Government Forms Panel Under RoDTEP Scheme for Exporters to be Headed by G K Pillai

🔶Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Irani launches Mobile App & Backend Website for Handloom Mark Scheme

🔶Delhi Airport develops ‘Air Suvidha’ portal for all international arriving passengers across India

🔶IIT Guwahati, in collaboration with Imperial College London, develops nanoparticle ‘meta-grid’

🔶SII Partnered with Gavi and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to accelerate the manufacture & Delivery of COVID-19 vaccines for India

🔶ICC Retains India as the Host of 2021 Cricket World Cup & Australia to Host 2020 World Cup in 2022

🔶Former MP Nandi Yellaiah died due to COVID-19 at 85  in Telangana

🔶78th Anniversary of Quit India Movement – August 08, 2020

🔶Meghalaya Cabinet Approves Policy on Reservation of Seats for Women in Village Employment Councils

🔶Flipkart signs MoU with the U.P. Government under  ODOP scheme

🔶Gujarat Announced New Industrial Policy 2020

🔶DIAT, Pune wins first prize in Smart India Hackathon 2020

Current Affairs 11 August 2020

🔶PM Narendra Modi Launched Submarine Cable Connectivity to Andaman & Nicobar Islands (CANI)

🔶PM Launched Financing Facility of Rs.1Lakh crore Under Agriculture Infrastructure Fund & Rs 17000 Cr As 6th Installment of PM-KISAN

🔶Piyush Goyal and Pralhad Joshi Dedicated the Railway Museum at Hubballi to the Nation Over Video Conference

🔶Def. Minister Rajnath Singh Restricted Import of 101 defence items

🔶PM inaugurated Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra;Launched ‘Gandagi Mukt Bharat’ – Week Long Campaign

🔶IBBI Amended Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) Regulations, 2016

🔶PCA to Name Mullanpur Stadium After Late Maharaja Yadavindra Singh

🔶Central Government Extends the Credit Guarantee Scheme to Large Firms & Self Employed

🔶International Financial Corporation to Invest Rs.75 Crore in Endiya Partners Fund II

🔶SBM Bank India Collaborated with InstaReM to Enhance Outbound Remittance Experience from India

🔶NPCI Launched Omni-Channel Loyalty Platform, ‘nth Rewards’

🔶Walter Roger Martos Ruiz Becomes New Prime Minister of Peru; Succeeds Pedro Cateriano

🔶Mohamed Ould Bilal Appointed as Prime Minister of Islamic Republic of Mauritania

🔶Capital India Finance Appoints Harsh Kumar Bhanwala as Executive Chairman

🔶IIT Kanpur in Collaboration with Agnys Waste Management Pvt. Ltd Developed Indigenous Seed Balls, ‘BEEG’ for Farmers

🔶Max Verstappen Wins F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix 2020

🔶Former Indian Football player Laishram Manitombi Singh Dies at 39

🔶Books Titled ‘Corona Kavithakal’ ‘Republic Day 2020’ and ‘Thus Speaks the Governor’ Authored by Mizoram Governor Released

🔶World Biofuel Day 2020: August 10

🔶International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2020 – August 9

🔶Nagasaki Day 2020 – August 9

🔶Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel Announced the Launch of “Indira Van Mitan Yojana” To Support Forest Dwellers

🔶Chhattisgarh’s Jagdalpur Became the First Municipal Corporation of India to Provide Forest Land Right Certificates to Urban People

🔶Bihar State Pollution Control Board Signs MoA with IIT, Delhi for air quality management

🔶Andhra Pradesh Signed an MoU with the Boston Group to Setup Centre at Visakhapatnam

🔶Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar launched Anti Bullying Campaign of Faridabad Police over Social Media

Current Affairs 12 August 2020

🔶Rajnath Singh Launched DPSUs and OFB’s Modernisation Projects During Atma Nirbhar Week (Aug7-14, 2020)

🔶India, Maldives Inked Contract for Development of 5 Eco-Tourism Zones in Addu atoll of Maldives under HICDP

🔶Prakash Javadekar Launched the Booklet on Best practices of Human-Elephant Conflict Management in India and Beta Version of “Surakhsya”

🔶Govt Abolished Cotton Advisory Board; Notifies Change in Status of Textiles Research Associations

🔶Union Minister of MSME Nitin Gadkari Addressed “India@75 Summit – Mission 2022” Organised by CII

🔶NTPC Group achieves 100 Billion Units (BU) power generation mark

🔶Power Finance Corporation Signed MoA with UP to Construct 2 Modular Operation Theatre Rooms

🔶IC-IMPACTS 2020 Research Conference held Virtually on Aug 6-7, 2020

🔶Bangladesh Decided to Construct a Monument for the Indian Soldiers Killed by Pakistan in the 1971

🔶Paytm Launched India’s 1st Pocket Android POS Device, ‘Paytm All-in-One Portable Android Smart POS’

🔶South Indian Bank obtained RBI’s in-principle Nod to Set up Non-Financial Subsidiary

🔶BSE signs MoU with two Akola based Bullion Trade Association for Deepening Commodity Derivatives Market in India

🔶Journalists Nitin Sethi and Shiv Sahay Singh Bagged Asian College of Journalism Award 2019

🔶Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab Government Steps Down

🔶Finance Minister Launched Online Dashboard for Information on National Infrastructure Pipeline

🔶Scientists Identified 77 New Species of Butterflies in Matheran Near Mumbai

🔶New Plant Species “Ardisia ramaswamii” of Genus Ardisia Identified by JNTBGRI Named After M S Ramaswami

🔶Former Minister & YSRCP Veteran leader Penmatsa Sambasiva Raju Passed Away

🔶Prakash Javadekar Released Ebook, ‘Connecting, Communicating, Changing’ Chronicling the Vice President’s 3rd year in office

🔶“Our Only Home: A Climate Appeal to the World” – A Book by Dalai Lama to release in November

🔶World Lion Day to be observed virtually on August 10, 2020

🔶Gujarat Launched Mukhya Mantri Kisan Sahay Yojana Replacing PMFBY to Compensate Crop Loss of Farmers for FY21

🔶Himachal Pradesh gets approval from Centre for projects worth Rs 7922.69 Crores

🔶Assam CoM approves “Assam Non-Government Education Institutions (Regulation of Fees) Rules 2020”

🔶Mumbai becomes first city in India to have female icons on traffic signals

Current Affairs 13 August 2020

🔶DAC Approved Procurement of Approx Rs 8,722.38 cr for Armed Forces under Atmanirbhar Bharat

🔶Narendra Singh Tomar Launched Krishi Megh, KVC ALUNET & Online Accreditation System for Agricultural Institutions

🔶MCA Secretary, Rajesh Verma Released Report of the Committee on Business Responsibility Reporting (BRR)

🔶Atal Innovation Mission in association with Dell Technologies launched the 2nd Edition of Student Entrepreneurship Program

🔶MoTA: The Nine ‘Tribal Freedom Fighters’ Museums to Recognise the Tribal Freedom Fighters will be Completed by 2022

🔶Gajendra Singh Shekhawat Launched the Swachh Bharat Mission Academy

🔶Russia Becomes 1st Country to Register COVID-19 Vaccine, ‘Sputnik V’

🔶Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko wins sixth term with 80% of votes

🔶Reliance Foundation partnered with USAID to Launch the W-GDP WomenConnect Challenge Across India

🔶Mukesh Ambani becomes 4th richest man in world: Bloomberg Index

🔶Centre Formed committee for procurement, administration of COVID-19 vaccine; Headed by Dr VK Paul

🔶Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson of ICRIER think tank resigns; Pramod Bhasin becomes the New Chairman

🔶CCI Approved Proposed Combination Pertaining to JV Formation between Honda Motor and Hitachi

🔶 HALs Two Light Combat Helicopters Deployed for Operations at Ladakh

🔶Skyroot Aerospace, India’s 1st Private Aerospace Company to Test Fire 1st of its Kind Upper Stage Rocket Engine Named “Raman”

🔶Renowned Urdu Poet Rahat Indori passes away at 70

🔶Veteran Sports Journalist GK Menon Passed Away at 93

🔶International Youth Day 2020 – August 12

🔶World Elephant Day 2020 – August 12

🔶Goa signs MoU with NSDC for setting up World-Class Skill Development Institute

🔶Delhi Gov Signed an MoU with IIT-Bombay and Tata Projects Limited for Smog Tower

🔶Guidelines for grant of authorization for bulk and retail marketing of petrol and diesel simplified: Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas

🔶LIC unveils ‘Special Revival Campaign’ to revive lapsed policies

Current Affairs 14 August 2020

🔶PM Narendra Modi Launched “Transparent Taxation – Honoring the Honest” platform of IT department

🔶India Extends an Assistance of USD 1 Million to Antigua and Barbuda’s COVID-19 Response

🔶First-of-its-kind Katra-Delhi Express Road Corridor to be completed by 2023

🔶Daughters have Equal Birthright to Inherit Property with Retrospective Effect: Supreme Court

🔶Goa’s Moira bananas, Harmal Chillies, Khaje gets GI tag

🔶Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Committed USD 25mn to Expand Unified Champion Schools to 6 countries Including India

🔶RBI Mandates System-based Asset Classification for Urban Co-operative Banks (UCBs)

🔶Federal Bank Partnered with Fiserv, Inc. to Support Launch of their 1st Independent Credit Card, ‘Federal Bank Credit Card’

🔶Ammunition Factory Khadki, Pune Handed Over 40 mm Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL) to BSF

🔶Israel Successfully tested its Arrow-2 Ballistic Missile Interceptor

🔶NASA’s TESS Completed Primary Mission, Finds 66 New Exoplanets & around 2100 ‘candidates’

🔶Israel shares AI-based technology, high-end equipment with AIIMS to help combat COVID-19

🔶World Organ Donation Day 2020: August 13

🔶International Left handers Day 2020: August 13

🔶Punjab CM Amarinder Singh Launched ‘Punjab Smart Connect Scheme’ to Provide Free Smartphones for more than 1.74 Lakh Students

🔶Odisha Cabinet Approved 20 Proposals including 4 Mega Drinking Water Projects

🔶Goa Signed a First of its Kind Tripartite MoU with GIZ India and Siemens Limited to Provide German Vocational Training in ITIs

🔶West Bengal Govt Launched ‘Karma Sathi Prakalpa’ scheme to Provide Soft Loans, Subsidies to Youth

🔶Andhra Pradesh CM Launched “YSR Cheyutha” scheme to ensure sustainable livelihood for women

🔶Telangana launched AI for Agricultural Innovation Program in Collaboration with C4IR & WEF, India

🔶Odisha to Promulgate Ordinance to Enhance Punishment for Non-Compliance of Covid-19 regulations

🔶Manipur Observed its Patriots’ day 2020 on August 13

🔶Microwave device ‘Atulya’ to disintegrate novel Coronavirus unveiled : Nitin Gadkari

🔶“Atma Nirbhar App Innovation Challenge” winners announced: Govt

Current Affairs 15 August to 21 August 2020

🔶Def Minister Rajnath Singh Launched 15 Products Developed by Defence PSUs and OFB

🔶Rajnath Singh Launched Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation Virtually

🔶National Health Authority Approves to Integrate Health Schemes of Central Ministries with Ayushman Bharat Scheme

🔶MoS for External Affairs: India Signs MoU with Nigeria on Space Cooperation

🔶India Granted USD 500 mn Aid for Maldives Connectivity Project & USD 250 mn as Budgetary Support

🔶India aims to Achieve Zero Road Fatalities by 2030: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

🔶Odisha retains Top Position in Implementation of AMRUT Scheme

🔶About 818 million Children Across the World Lack Basic Hand Washing Facilities at their Schools: WHO & UNICEF Report

🔶European Union to Provide 1.65 million euros in Humanitarian Aid Funding to Support Victims of South Asia Floods

🔶RBI Tightens Norms for Core Investment Companies; Formation of Group Risk Management Committee Mandated

🔶HDFC Bank Virtually Launched ‘Shaurya KGC Card’, a First-of-its-Kind Card for Indian Armed Forces

🔶SBI rolls out “KCC (Kisan Credit Card) Review option” for Farmers

🔶Former RBI Deputy Governor Subhash Sheoratan Mundra Appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd

🔶Indian Cricketer Harbhajan Singh Appointed as Brand Ambassador of eBikeGO

🔶Indian Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel “Sarthak” launched; Manufactured by Goa Shipyard Limited

🔶IIA discovers He-enhanced star among Omega Centauri

🔶IIT Ropar Developed “UVSAFE”, UVGI Based Room Disinfection Device

🔶IIT Delhi Found WHO listed Priority Pathogens in the Waters of River Yamuna

🔶Veteran Malayalam Poet and Drama Writer Chunakkara Ramankutty Passed Away at 84

🔶Assam Government to Launch ‘Orunodoi’ Scheme to provide Financial Assistance

🔶Delhi Govt Signed MoU with Bloomberg Philanthropies to Enhance Road Safety

🔶TERI launches Early Warning System for Guwahati

Current Affairs 16 August 2020

👤 Kaushik Khona Appointed As Its Chief Executive Office Of GoAir

👤 G P Garg Takes Charge As SEBI’s Executive Director

👤 M Ravikumar Appointed As New Principal Chief Medical Director Of Southern Railway

🔶 Congress Announced The Launch Of A New Video Series Titled ” Dharohar “

🔶 I&B Ministry Launched A Magazine Titled ” New India Samachar “

✅ I&B Ministry :  Information And Broadcasting Ministry

🔶 National Digital Health Mission Was Launched By PM Narendra Modi 

✅ National Digital Health Mission Will Be A ” Completely Technology-Based ” Initiative

✅ It Comes Under The Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana

✅ Under National Digital Health Mission , Every Indian Will Get A Health ID Card

✅ Ministry Of Finance Has Approved A Budget Of 470 Cr For The National Digital Health Mission

🔶 Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Launches SRIJAN Portal For Indigenization In Defence Sector

🔶 Arunachal Pradesh Launches Entrepreneurship Development Programme

🔶 CRPF Launches Organ Donation Campaign In Collaboration With AIIMS , Delhi

✅ CRPF : Central Reserve Police Force

🔶 Maharashtra’s 1st Tele-ICU Facility Inaugurated At Bhiwandi Hospital

🤝 TERI & NDMA Launched A Flood Early Warning System For Guwahati 

✅ TERI : The Energy And Resources Institute

✅ NDMA : National Disaster Management Authority

🔶 ” Amma COVID-19 Home Care Kit ” Launched By Tamil Nadu

🔶 IOA Launches ” Ek India Team India ” Digital Campaign 

✅ IOA : Indian Olympic Association

🔶 Gujrat HC Launches e-Services For Filing Cases , Knowing Status

🔶 Jharkhand Govt Launched ” Mukhyamantri SHRAMIK ” Scheme

✅ AIM : Providing Work For 100 Days A Year Within 15 Days Of Receiving An Application

🔶 NCW Launches ” Empowering Women Through Legal Services ” Campaign

✅ NCW Has Launched The Campaign In 8 States

✅ NCW : National Commission For Women

🔶 NITI Aayog Launches AI Modules For School Students

🔶 Ministry of AYUSH Launched ” AYUSH For Immunity ” Campaign .

Current Affairs 17 August 2020

🔶Def Minister Rajnath Singh Launched Indigenisation portal SRIJAN; DPSUs inked Contracts with Industry Partners and Academia

🔶NITI Aayog’s AIM, NASSCOM launch Artificial Intelligence Step-up modules for school students

🔶EU launches Nirmanshree For Odisha and Maharashtra Women in Housing Sector

🔶RBI’s Central Board headed by Shaktikanta Das approved a dividend of Rs 57,128 crore to Central Govt

🔶Singer Shahzan Mujeeb Becomes First National Brand Ambassador of Aligarh Municipal Corporation

🔶ISRO’s Chandryaan-2 Captured Images of the Moon; one of the Craters Named ‘Sarabhai Crater’ after Vikram Sarabhai

🔶IISc and ISRO developed sustainable process to make bricks on lunar surface

🔶NSE, IIMB join hands to offer Platform for Investor Education

🔶Book “A Bend in Time: Writings by Children on the Covid-19 pandemic” by Bijal Vachharajani Released

🔶Celebration of India’s 74th Independence Day 2020 – August 15

Current Affairs 18 August 2020

🔶PM Narendra Modi delivered its 7th consecutive speech on 74th Independence Day; Announced Launch of New Projects

🔶MP CM: Gwalior Chambal Expressway will be Named Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Chambal Progressway

🔶Indian Railways Constructing World’s Tallest Pier Bridge Across River Ijai in Manipur

🔶M/o SJ&E R Launched ‘Nasha-Mukt Bharat’ Campaign; National Institute of Social Defence Building Inaugurated in New Delhi

🔶Union Minister Nitin Gadkari lays foundation stone for 13 highway projects in Manipur among other measures for the NE states

🔶UK Launched £1.5 million Fund for India to Tackle Covid-19 Challenges & Climate Change

🔶India Post Issued 5 Commemorative Postage Stamps and 1 Miniature Sheet on UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India-III

🔶Piyush Goyal Virtually Inaugurated 4th edition of NPPC 2020: Digital Exhibitions and Conferences

🔶PNB Launched ‘DIGITAL APNAYEN’, a Campaign to Promote Digital Banking

🔶Google Partners with CWC of India for Flood Forecasting Initiatives

🔶AAIB forms 5 Member Panel Headed by Captain S S Chahar to Investigate the Kozhikode Plane Crash

🔶AIFF and SAI Jointly Launched “E-pathshala” a Web Platform to Promote Football

🔶Astronomers Found SPT0418-47, a Look-alike of the Milky Way at 12 Billion Light Years Away

🔶Indian Cricketers MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina retire from international cricket

🔶Lewis Hamilton Claims Record

🔶6th Podium Finish with Win at Spanish GP

🔶Arjuna awardee, UP Cabinet Minister and  Former Indian Cricketer Chetan Chauhan Passed Away at 73 Due to COVID-19

🔶Actor Sharon Stone’s Memoir “The Beauty of Living Twice” to Release in March 2021

🔶Ex-Air Vice Marshal Arjun Subramaniam Authored a New book titled, “Full Spectrum: India’s Wars 1972-2020″

🔶Chhattisgarh Govt  Launched ‘Padhai Tuhar Para’ scheme for school students

🔶Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio launches ‘Yellow Chain’ e-commerce platform on Independence day 2020

🔶Meghalaya CM Launched Restart Meghalaya Mission Worth Rs. 14,515 Crore to Revive Activities Stalled due to COVID-19

🔶Fit India Freedom Run launched : Kiren Rijiju

🔶AYUSH Ministry launches campaign “Ayush for Immunity”

Current Affairs 19 August 2020

🔶Centre extended Partial Credit Guarantee Scheme (PCGS) 2.0 by 3 months till Nov 11, 2020

🔶Manduadih Railway Station in Uttar Pradesh to be renamed as ‘Banaras’: MHA

🔶President gives Nod for Renaming of HRD Ministry to Ministry of Education

🔶India, UAE hold 13th Session of the India-UAE Joint Commission Meeting on Trade, Economic and Technical Cooperation

🔶India ranked 1st in number of organic farmers and 9th in terms of area under organic farming: MoA&FW

🔶Dr Harsh Vardhan addressed CII Public Health Conference; India Healthcare Week (Aug 17-21, 2020) launched7UAE-Israel agreed for peace agreement namely “Abraham Accord”

🔶Muthoot Finance Partnered with Kotak Mahindra General Insurance to Offer COVID-19 Insurance Cover Against Gold Loan

🔶Flipkart signs MoU with IIT Patna for Industry Focused Research

🔶Akshay Kumar Ranked 6th, the only Indian Actor in the List, Dwayne Johnson tops: Forbes’ list of ‘The Highest-Paid Actors 2020’

🔶Satya Pal Malik Appointed as Governor of Meghalaya; Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari given Additional Charge of Goa

🔶Rakesh Asthana IPS, appointed as the Director General of the Border Security Force

🔶DBS Bank India Ltd Appointed Prashant Joshi as MD and Head of National Distribution

🔶Cricketer Rohit Sharma Appointed Oakley’s Brand Ambassador in India

🔶MoTA: Launched Tribal Health & Nutrition Portal – “Swasthya” and Opened National Overseas Portal & National Tribal Fellowship Portal

🔶Nitin Gadkari Launched an Online Farm to Fork Service Promoted by Farmers

🔶England Cricketer Laura Marsh announces retirement

🔶Hindustani Classical Vocalist & Padma Awardee Pandit Jasraj Passed Away at 90

🔶British Tennis Great Angela Buxton dies at 85

🔶Computer scientist Russell Kirsch, who invented pixel, passes away at 91

🔶Andhra CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy Launches UPI-based Payment facilities in Village, Ward Secretariats

🔶Anil Mukim, Gujarat Chief Secretary gets 6 Month Extension

🔶Gujarat Names Two Flyover of Ahmedabad After Late Arun Jaitley & Sushma Swaraj

🔶Jharkhand introduced new State Logo at Ranchi

🔶Dream11 wins IPL title sponsorship rights

🔶Soumya Swaminathan honoured with Tamil Nadu CM’s special award

Current Affairs 20 August 2020

🔶Vice Prez Venkaiah Naidu Virtually Announced ARIIA 2020 Results; IITMadras Topped among Institutes of National Importance

🔶‘Dhanwantari Rath’ to bring Ayurveda at Doorsteps of Delhi Police Families

🔶Ravi Shankar Prasad Launched “Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge- Innovate Solutions for #Aatmanirbhar Bharat” to Support Startups

🔶Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Ministry of Rural Development Inked MoU to Take convergence endeavour ahead

🔶AIFF signs MoU with IPSO to Conduct Online Scouting Workshops in India

🔶ILO-ADB Report: 41 Lakh Youths Lost Their Jobs of India Due to COVID-19

🔶ADB Approved USD 1 billion loan for Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System, a 1st of its kind in India

🔶RBI Released Framework for Authorisation of Pan-India Umbrella Entity for Retail Payments

🔶RBI Released Draft Framework for Self-Regulatory Body for Payment System Operators

🔶Bharti AXA Life Insurance Entered into Bancassurance Partnership with SBM Bank India

🔶Fino Payments Bank Ltd Launched ‘Jan BachatKhata’, an Aadhaar Authentication Based Digital Savings Account

🔶Universal Sompo General Insurance Company Ltd Collaborates with BSE EBIX  to sell General Insurance products

🔶Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance Partnered with Element AI for AI Transformation

🔶YES Bank in Partnership with KFin Technologies Launched ‘Loan against Securities’ to Provide Complete Digital loan Against Mutual Fund

🔶St Christopher School in Nagaland won the first ever Pallikkutam National Award for Innovation in Education

🔶Ganesh Vilas Lengare Awarded Star 2020 Certificate by World Book of Records, London

🔶Luis Rodolfo Abinader sworn in as 54th President of Dominican Republic

🔶Ashok Lavasa Resigns as Election Commissioner

🔶Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita Resigns after Military Mutiny

🔶Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd Acquired 60% stake in Vitalic Health Pvt Ltd & 100% direct ownership of Netmeds

🔶Indian Railways Introduces Drone Based Surveillance System for Railway Security

🔶Filmmaker-actor Nishikant Kamat Passes Away at the Age of 50

🔶Michael Cohen’s Book “Disloyal: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump” is Set to Publish

🔶World Humanitarian Day 2020 – August 19

🔶World Photography Day 2020 – August 19

🔶Punjab gets First Rank in Health, Welfare Centre Operationalisation: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW)

🔶Biodegradable Face Mask “Pavitrapati” & Anti-microbial Body Suit “Aushada Tara” developed : DIAT

Current Affairs 21 August 2020

🔶NSC, JCI Sign MoU for Supply of Certified Jute Seeds to Farmers in 2021-22

🔶Report of NCRP 2020: Cancer in India may rise from 13.9 Lakh in 2020 to 15.7 lakh in 2025

🔶IIT Roorkee, BIS Sign MoU to Cooperate in Standardisation and Conformity Assessment

🔶L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering Signed MoU with NTPC Ltd for CO2 to Methanol Demonstration Plant

🔶NRDC and NAL Partners to Establish Incubation Centre for Startup in Aerospace Technologies

🔶India Ranked 57th in Digital Quality of Life 2020, Denmark tops: DQL Index 2020 by SurfShark

🔶India and Israel Signed Cultural Agreement to Strengthen Bilateral Relations through People to People Exchange

🔶The ILO’s “Youth and COVID-19: Impacts on Jobs, Education, Rights and Mental Well-being”: 50% of World’s Youth Are Under Anxiety or Depression

🔶NPCI Launched its Subsidiary Firm, ‘NPCI International Payments Limited’; Appointed Ritesh Shukla as its CEO

🔶Lakshmi Vilas Bank Launched ‘LAKSHMI digiGO’, a Contactless Online Instant Savings Account Opening Facility

🔶Unitus Ventures Received Rs 75 Crore from SIDBI; will Strengthen the Deployment of its Fund II

🔶Keith Rowley Becomes Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago for a 2nd Consecutive Term

🔶Francisco Asue is Reappointed as the Prime Minister of Equatorial Guinea

🔶First Rockets Produced by Private Sector Successfully Test Fired: Economic Explosives Ltd (EEL)

🔶Dwarf Planet Ceres is now an ‘Ocean World’

🔶Iran Unveiled Locally Made Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile, Martyr Qassem Soleimani & Cruise Missile, Martyr Abu Mahdi

🔶Air Unique-quality Monitoring, an Indigenous Photonic System Developed for Real-Time Remote Monitoring of Air Quality Parameters

🔶NASA observes the Slowly Splitting South Atlantic Anomaly, a dent in Earth’s Magnetic Field

🔶Former India Goalkeeper Bhaskar Maity passed away at 67

🔶Former Cricketer Gopalaswamy Kasturirangan dies of heart attack at 89

🔶Book titled “India Tomorrow: Conversations with the Next Generation of Political Leaders” released on August, 2020

🔶Sadbhavan Diwas 2020 – August 20

🔶World Mosquito Day 2020: August 20

🔶INOX Group to sponsor Team India for Tokyo Olympics: IOA

Current Affairs 22 August to 31st August 2020

🔶5th Swachh Survekshan 2020 Announced by Hardeep Singh Puri; Indore is India’s Cleanest City 4th Time in a Row

🔶MoU Signed between Ministry of Shipping and MSDE for Development in Port and Maritime Sector

🔶Atal Innovation Mission and India Sweden Healthcare Innovation Centre Partners to Boost Startup Ecosystem

🔶Arjun Munda Virtually Launched Trifood Project of TRIFED in Raigad, Maharashtra and Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh

🔶IIM Kozhikode signs MoU with Switzerland based HELP Logistics

🔶MoTA and MoRD Signed Joint Communication to Promote Sustainable Livelihood Opportunities Among Tribal Women SHGs

🔶Harsh Vardhan Launched FSSAI’s ‘Eat Right India’ Handbook and a Website to Scale Up ‘Eat Right India’ Initiatives

🔶LS Speaker Om Birla Attends Inaugural Ceremony of 5th World Conference of Speakers of Parliament

🔶Over 200 Elephants in India Kept in Severely Inadequate Conditions: World Animal Protection

🔶RBI Releases National Strategy for Financial Education 2020-2025; 5C Approach Recommended

🔶HSBC India Launched ‘Green Deposit Programme’ for Corporate Clients to Finance Green Initiatives

🔶IBM Collaborates with NSDC to Offer Free Digital Education Platform for Skill Development

🔶CCI Approved 100% Proposed Acquisition of C&S Electric Limited by Siemens Limited

🔶L&T Built Interceptor Boat ‘ICGS C-454’ of Indian Coast Guard Launched at Surat

🔶Ronnie O’Sullivan Wins Sixth World Snooker Championship 2020 at Crucible

🔶A Book Titled ‘One Arranged Murder’ Authored by Chetan Bhagat to be Released

🔶International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism 2020 – August 21

🔶World Senior Citizen’s Day 2020: August 21

🔶AP Govt Signed MoU with Reliance Retail, Jio and Allana Group to Help Women SHGs Market Their Products

🔶UP Signs Agreement with Israel for Water Resource Management in Bundelkhand

🔶MP Police’s ‘Ek Sankalp – Bujurgo ke naam’ campaign proves to be boon for senior citizens

🔶Google launches Kormo Jobs app in India

🔶Proposal to expand NCC in 173 border, coastal districts approved: Defence minister

 Daily CA One Liners ,
24 August 2020.

👤 Satpal Singh Satti Appointed Chairman Of Himachal Pradesh’s 6th Finance Commission

🔶 Apple Becomes 1st U.S. Company To Reach A $2 Trillion Market Cap

🔶 TAAI & FICCI FLO Sign MoU With Ministry Of Tourism For Women Skilling Program

✔️ TAAI : Travel Agents Association Of India

✔️ FICCI : Federation Of Indian Chamber Of Commerce & Industry

🔶 China Successfully Launches Optical Remote-Sensing Satellite ” Gaofen-9 05 “

✔️ Launched From Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre In Northwest China 

🔶 ICMR To Launch Coronavirus Vaccine Portal

✔️ The Portal Will Show Data For Covid-19 Vaccine

✔️ ICMR : Indian Council Of Medical Research

🔶 I&B Ministry Releases SOP To Resume Work In Media Production

✔️ SOP : Standard Operating Procedure 

🔶 IIT Bombay Holds Its 58th Annual Convocation Ceremony In A Virtual Reality Mode

🏆 The ICC Hall Of Fame Was 1st Introduced In The Year 2009

👤 South Africa’s Jacques Kallis Has Been Inducted Into ICC Hall Of Fame 2020

✔️ J Kallis Is The 4th South African Player Inducted Into ICC Hall Of Fame

👤 Pakistan’s Zaheer Abbas Has Been Inducted Into ICC Hall Of Fame 2020

✔️ Z Abbas 6th Pakitan’s Player Inducted Into ICC Hall Of Fame

👩 Australia’s Lisa Sthalekar Has Been Inducted Into ICC Hall Of Fame 2020

✔️ Lisa Sthalekar 27th Australia’s Player Inducted Into ICC Hall Of Fame

👩 Lisa Sthalekar Becomes 9th Women Player Into ICC Hall Of Fame

👩 Lisa Sthalekar Becomes 5th Australia’s Women Player Into ICC Hall Of Fame

✔️ Out Of 93 Players Only 9 Women Have Been Included In The ICC Hall Of Fame

🥇 England’s Rachael Flint Became The 1st Woman To Be Inducted In The Hall Of Fame ( 2010 )

✔️ Since 2009 Till Date Just 6 Indians Have Been Included In ICC Hall Of Fame

✔️ Most Numbers Of Players 28 Are From England

✔️ 2nd Most Numbers Of Players 27 Are From Australia

✔️ 3rd Most Numbers Of Players 18 Are From West Indies

✔️ 4th Most Numbers Of Players 6 Are From India & Pakistan .

Daily CA One Liners ,
25 August 2020 .

🔶 BharatPe Ropes In Suresh Raina As Brand Ambassador

🔶 1st India-Uzbekistan National Coordination Committee Meeting Held Virtually

🔶 Longest River Ropeway Over Brahmaputra Inaugurated Today

✔️ India’s Longest River Ropeway ( 1.8 KM ) Between Guwahati & North Guwahati

🔶 Chattisgarh & Puducherry Abolish e-Pass System For Inter-State Movement

🔶 500 Bed COVID-19 Makeshift Hospitals To Be Set Up In Bihar Under PM CARES Fund Trust

🔶 China Has Provided An Advanced Combat Warship , Type 054A/P For Pakistan

👤 Zakir Khan Appointed As The Chairperson Of The Delhi Minorities Commission

👤 Kawaljit Singh Appointed As Member Of Delhi Minorities Commission

👤 Nancy Barlow Appointed As Member Of Delhi Minorities Commission

🔶 Power Production Resumed In 1st Unit Of The Kudankulam Atomic Power Plants

✅ Kudankulam Atomic Power Plant In Tirunelveli , Tamil Nadu 

🙎‍♀ Germany’s Sophia Popov Clinched Women’s British Open Title

🔶 DRDO Chairman G Satheesh Reddy Granted 2 Year Service Extension By Govt

😍 DRDO : Defence And Research Development Organization

🔶 Indian Air Force Launched ” MY IAF ” Mobile Application

✅ Provides Career Related Information And Job Details 

✅ Developed By Centre For Development Of Advanced Computing 

🔶 GST Exempted For Businesses With Annual Turnover Up To Rs.40 Lakh

🔶 Motor Vehicle Documents Validity Extended Till December 31

🔶 Centre Establishes National Council For Transgender Persons

✅ Minister Of Social Justice & Empowerment Will Be The Chairman

✅ Union Minister Of State For Social Justice & Empowerment Will Be The Vice Chairman

🏆 Bayern Munich Win UEFA Champions League 2020

🏆 Bayern Munich Became UEFA Champion League Winner For 6th Time

🏆 Bayern Munich Becomes 1st Team To Win Every Game In UCL ( 11 Games , 11 Wins )

🔶 US Has Approved A Rapid Saliva Test To Detect Covid19 Named ” Saliva Direct “

🔶 Israel-USA Agreed For Peace Agreement Namely ” Abraham Accord “

🔶 Manduadih Railway Station In UP To Be Renamed As Banaras

🏆 Ronnie O’Sullivan Won The World Snooker Championship 2020

🔶 HSBC Bank Launched ” Green Deposit Programme ” In India

🔶 Sudha Murty Authored The Book Named ” Grandparents Bag of Stories “

🔶 India’s 1st AirBubble In South Asia To establish In Maldives

📊 ICMR Estimates Cancer Cases Will Be Reached To 13.9 Lakh In India In 2020

✅ ICMR : Indian Council Of Medical Research

✅ The Number Of Cases Is Likely To Rise To 15.7 Lakh By 2025

✅ 27.1% Of India’s All Cancer Cases In 2020 Will Be Tobacco-Related

🎖 Denmark Topped In Digital Quality Of Life Index 2020

✔️ India Ranks 57th In Digital Quality Of Life Index 2020

✔️ MP Will Be 1st In India To Offer Govt Jobs Based On The CET Score

👤 Keith Rowley Sworn In As Prime Minister Of Trinidadand Tobago

👤 Francisco Asue Re-Appointed As PM Of Equatorial Guinea.

Current Affairs 26 August 2020

🔶APEDA Signed MoUs with AFC India Ltd and NCUI for Cooperation in Interest of Agriculture & Allied Aectors

🔶Nitin Gadkari inaugurated and laid foundation stones for 45 highway projects in Madhya Pradesh

🔶Niti Aayog Task Force Recommends Linking of Sugarcane Prices to Sugar Rate

🔶Indian Govt, AIIB Inked $500 Mn Loan Agreement to Improve Quality & Safety of Mumbai’s Suburban Railway System

🔶NABARD Introduced  a Debt and Credit Guarantee Product, ‘Structured Finance and Partial Guarantee Programme to NBFC-MFIs’

🔶ICICI Bank Becomes the 1st Bank in India Uses Satellite Data to Assess Credit Worthiness of Farmers

🔶MasterCard and Partnered to create Targeted and Personalised Offers for Bank Cardholders

🔶SBI General Insurance Launched a 1st of its Kind offering, ‘Shagun – Gift an Insurance’ Policy for Personal Accident

🔶Tech Mahindra, NITI Aayog’s WEP Partnered to Support Women Entrepreneurs in India

🔶ReNew Power & UNEP Partnered to Increase Access to Clean Energy

🔶MCX Launched India’s 1st Tradeable Real-Time Bullion Index, ‘MCX iCOMDEX Bullion’

🔶Neelakantha Bhanu Prakash bags 1st ever Gold Medal for India in MCWC; Named ‘World’s Fastest Human Calculator’ title

🔶Aerospace Scientist G Satheesh Reddy gets Two-Year Extension as Chairman of DRDO

🔶IEX accepted the resignation of its MD & CEO Rajiv Srivastava

🔶Axis Bank to Acquire 17% Instead of 29% in Max Life Insurance

🔶IAF Launched “My IAF”, a Mobile Application to Provide Career Related Information

🔶India’s ASTROSAT Detected Extreme UV light from AUDFs01 Galaxy

🔶First in Indian Railways: Ahmedabad Railway Division Introduces Baggage Sanitization and Wrapping Machine

🔶Pascal Lissouba Ex-Congo President passed away in France

🔶‘Running Toward Mystery: The Adventure of an Unconventional Life’ Authored by Tenzin Priyadarshi and Zara Houshmand

🔶World Gujarati day 2020: August 24

🔶Himachal Pradesh, Micro Tek New Technologies Private Ltd Sign MoU to set up Electronics Manufacturing Unit at Baddi

Daily CA One Liners ,
27 August 2020 .

👤 Gerard Nus Appointed As Head Coach Of NorthEast United

🏆 Barry John Conferred 15th META 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award

✅ META : Mahindra Excellence In Theatre Awards

🔶 Uber Launches Auto Rental Service In India

🔶 Sun Life ASCI Launches ChatBot Nina To Assist Employees

✅ ASCI : Asia Service Centre India

🔶 DM Rajnath Singh Launches ” Chhavni COVID : Yodha Sanrakshan Yojana “

✅ Life Insurance Scheme For Employees In Cantonment Areas

✅ Life Insurance Scheme That Will Provide A Cover Of 5 Lakhs Each

✅ Scheme Will Cover More Than 10K Employees In All 62 Cantonment Boards

🔶 India – Bangladesh Will Open New Inland Waterway From September 3

✅ Number Of IBP Routes Were Increased From Eight To Ten

✅ IBP : Indo-Bangladesh Protocol

📊 Niti Aayog Launched ” Export Preparedness Index (EPI) “

🎖 Gujarat Has Topped The Export Preparedness Index (EPI)

🎖 Maharashtra Ranked 2nd In Export Preparedness Index (EPI)

🎖 Tamil Nadu Ranked 3rd In Export Preparedness Index (EPI)

✅ The Report Says That The 70% Of Exports Of India Are Dominated By 5 States

✅ 5 States : Maharashtra, Karnataka , Gujarat , Tamil Nadu & Telangana

✅ The Per Capital Export Of India Stood At 241 USD

✅ World Health Organisation Declared Africa Polio-Free

✅ Nigeria Is The Last African Country To Be Declared Free From Wild Polio

🙎‍♀ Indian Table Tennis Star Player Poulomi Ghatak Retires

🔶 Bangladesh Govt Is To Relocate Rohingyas To The Bashan Char Island

🔶 AFSPA Extended For 6 More Months In Assam

✅ AFSPA : Armed Forces ( Special Powers ) Act , 1958

🔶 ARIES , Nainital Is To Conduct An International Conference On Climate Change & Its Impact On Himalayan Region

✅ ARIES : Aryabhatta Research Institute Of Observational Sciences

✅ Conference Is To Be Held Between Sept14 And Sept 16 , 2020

💰 FM Nirmala Sitharaman Will Chair The 41st GST Council Meeting Today .

Current Affairs 28 August 2020

🔶NeGD and CSC E-Governance Services India Ltd Inked MoU to Facilitate UMANG app services at CSCs

🔶Union Minister Piyush Goyal launches National GIS-enabled Land Bank system

🔶AIFC signs MoU with FCA for the development of Football in India and Australia

🔶Ericsson & UNICEF Partnered to Map School Internet Connectivity in 35 Countries

🔶A Third of World’s School Children are Unable to Access Remote Learning Due to COVID-19 Shutdown: UNICEF Report

🔶Som Prakash Represented India in 5th BRICS Industry Ministers Meeting Held Through VC

🔶RBI Announced Purchase & Sale of Govt Securities under OMO worth Rs 20,000 crore

🔶Innoviti and Visa Partnered to develop installments platform for face-to-face transactions

🔶HDFC Bank to Partner with Adobe to Enhance Digital Customer Experiences

🔶Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Launched 1st of its Kind ‘Smart Assist’, a Real-time Assistance Service

🔶Mahindra Signed MoU with Israeki Firm – REE Automotive to Develop Electric Commercial Vehicles

🔶Marieke Lucas Rijneveld becomes Youngest Author to Win International Booker Prize for the Book ‘The Discomfort of Evening’

🔶Centre Sets up Panel to Modify the Charter of DRDO labs; Headed by Prof V Ramagopal Rao

🔶CCI Approved Acquisition by Tau Investment, Lightstone Fund S.A and Carlyle Group’s Comfort Investments II

🔶IIT Alumni Council Partnered with Russoft & Moscow State University to Build World’s Largest & Fastest Hybrid Quantum Computer

🔶Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh launches mobile App for NCC Training

🔶Australian Cricketer Cameron White announces Retirement from Professional Cricket

🔶Computer Pioneer Arnold Spielberg, who Co-designed GE-225 Mainframe Computer Passed Away

🔶Army Chief General Released a Book Titled “National Security Challenges: Young Scholars’ Perspective” Authored by University students

🔶Delhi Government Launched ‘Healthy Body, Healthy Mind’ Fitness Campaign for Students Confined in Homes

Daily CA One Liners ,
29 August 2020 .

29 August : National Sports Day

👤 Dr Binay Kumar Das Has Been Appointed As Director Of IRDE

✔️ IRDE , A Laboratory Of The Defence Research & Development Organisation 

✔️ IRDE : Instruments Research & Development Establishment

👤 Sanjiv Singh Appointed Reliance Industries Group President

👤 Madhav Sheth Appointed CEO Of Realme Europe

👤 VK Singh Has Been Appointed As An Advisor To The Punjab Government

👤 Adesina Re-Elected President Of The African Development Bank

🥇 Virat Kohli Retained No.1 Spot In The ICC ODI Rankings

🥈 Rohit Sharma Ranked 2nd In The ICC ODI Rankings

🥇 Babar Azam Ranked No.1 In The ICC T20I Rankings

📈 K L Rahul Ranked 2nd In The ICC T20I Rankings

🤝 AIFC And FCA Sign MoU For Development Of Game In India

✔️ AIFC : Association Of Indian Football Coaches

✔️ FCA : Football Coaches Australia

🤝 UP MSME Department To Sign MOU With NIFT , SIDBI & IIP To Promote ODOP

✔️ NIFT : National Institute Of Fashion Technology

✔️ SIDBI :  Small Industries Development Bank Of India

✔️ IIP : Indian Institute Of Packaging

✔️ ODOP : One District-One Product

👩 Kerala To Set Up India’s 1st International Women’s Trade Centre

🤝 Mahindra Ties Up With Israel’s REE Automotive To Develop Commercial EVs

👩 Odisha Cadre IAS Usha Padhee Has Been Appointed As DG Of BCAS

✔️ BCAS : Bureau Of Civil Aviation Security

👩 Usha Padhee Will Be 1st Woman DG Of Bureau Of Civil Aviation Security

👤 Shinzo Abe Resigns As Japan’s Prime Minister Over Health Issues

🔶 2nd Batch Of Rafale Fighter Jets In India In October

👤 Banks Board Bureau Recommends Dinesh Khara For SBI Chairman Post

🔶 IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Launches ” Chunauti ” Next Generation Start-Up Challenge Contest

📈 Switzerland ($5989) Topped In Terms Of The Average Wage Per Month

📈 India ($437) Ranked 72nd In Terms Of The Average Wage Per Month

🔶 China To Unveil Bronze Statue Of Indian Doctor Dr Dwarkanath Kotnis 

🔶 Assam Cabinet Approved The Assam Skill Development University Bill 

✔️ Assam Govt To Set Up Skill University At Mangoldoi At The Cost Of 9000 Cr

✔️ Assam Govt Decided To Increase Upper Age Limit For Govt Jobs For Group III & IV For 2 Years

🔶 Arunachal Pradesh Govt Passed The Resolution To Bring The State Under Schedule VI Of Indian Constitution

🔶 51st IFFI To Be Held In Goa From Nov 20 To Nov 28

✔️ IFFI : International Film Festival Of India .

Daily CA One Liners ,
31 August 2020 .

🔶 India Withdraws From Multilateral Military Exercise Kavkaz 2020

✔️ Exercise Kavkaz 2020 To Be Held In Russia Next Month

🔶 Indian Origin WWII Spy Noor Inayat Khan Gets Honoured With Blue Plaque In London

🏅 Indian Army Dog Vida Honoured With A Chief Of Army Staff ‘ Commendation Cards ‘

🏅 Army Sniffer Dog Sophie Honoured With A Chief Of Army Staff ‘ Commendation Cards ‘

👤 Gerard Nus Appointed As Head Coach Of NorthEast United

🔶 Muthoot Finance Ltd Has Launched A CSR Initiative ” Muthoot Snehasraya “

✔️ Muthoot Snehasraya For Conducting Free Covid-19 Tests In Kerala

🔶 Karnatak Launches RORO Train Service From Bengaluru To Solapur

✔️ RORO Train Is Carrying Trucks In An Open Flat Wagon From Bengaluru To Solapur

✔️ RORO Train Enables Carrying As Many As 42 Trucks Loaded With Goods

🔶 Punjab Police Joined Hands With The SAFE To Launch The ” Safe Punjab ” Programme

✔️ SAFE : Safety Alliance For Everyone Society

🔶 Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Has Launched ” Pet Insurance ” For Dogs

📰 Assam’s 1st Newspaper For Kids ” The Young Minds ” Launched

✔️ Founders Of The Young Minds – Neelam Sethia & Neha Bajaj 

🔶 Kerala CM P Vijayan Launched State’s 1st Marine Ambulance ” Pratheeksha ” In Kochi

✔️ The Marine Ambulance Built By The Cochin Shipyard Limited

🔶 Seaplane Services Between Ahmedabad & ‘Statue of Unity’ To Be Launched

🔶 BSNL Has Launched Its Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) Services

✔️ BSNL : Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited

💰 ADB Approves US $1 Billion Loan For Delhi-Meerut Rapid Transit System

💰 ADB Approves $3 Million Grant To Support Kazakhstan’s COVID-19 Response

✔️ ADB : Asian Development Bank

🔶 India , Qatar 3 3 Others Submit Bid To Host AFC Asian Cup 2027

💰 BCCI Announces Unacademy As IPL’s Official Partner For Next 3 Seasons

✔️ 13th IPL Is Scheduled To Be Held In UAE From September 19 To November 10

🏆 India & Russia Declared Joint Winners Of 2020 Online FIDE Chess Olympiad

😢 Veteran Athletics Coach Purshottam Rai Has Passed Away 

😢 Renowned Assamese Folk Singer Archana Mahanta Passed Away

😢 Co-Creator Of The Cartoon Series Scooby-Doo Joe Ruby Passed Away

🔶 The International Day Of The Disappeared Is Held On August 30

🏆 Lewis Hamilton Won The Belgian Grand Prix 2020



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