Latest Current Affairs

TO THE POINTS: AUGUST–2020

  • Tamil Nadu government has formed a 12-member panel to study aspects of merits and demerits of the draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification.
  • National Health Authority has approved a proposal to integrate existing health schemes of Central Ministries and public sector undertakings with Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY).
  • India has signed a MoU with Nigeria on space science, planetary exploration, ground stations, development of micro, and mini satellites.
  • RBI Board approved 57,128 crores as surplus to the central government for the accounting year 2019-20.
  • Dinesh K Tripathi has assumed charge as the Director General Naval Operations.
  • National Handloom Day was observed annually on August 7 to honor the handloom weavers in the country.
  • OHE Inspection app launched by Indian Railways to monitor technical snags in real-time.
  • Sadia Dehlvi who passed away at the age of 63 was renowned Author.
  • The Foundation stone for Indian Institute of Management, Sirmaur has been laid down in Himachal Pradesh.
  • Oman India Joint Investment Fund II has bought 1.63% in DCB Bank.
  • Chhattisgarh government has launched a scheme for tendu leaves collectors.
  • Mukhya Mantri Doodh Uphar Yojana launched by Haryana Chief Minister Khattar to provide fortified flavored skimmed milk powder to children between 1 and 6 years of age.
  • Telangana government has launched the GRID Policy to provide incentives for IT industry development.
  • Suresh Raina has been appointed as Global Brand Ambassador of Win Trade Fantasy (WTF) Sports.
  • Doris Buffet who passed away at the age of 92 was a famous Philanthropist.
  • South India Bank has recently received the nod from RBI to set up a non-financial subsidiary.
  • Yatish Yadav has written the book ‘RAW: A History of India’s Covert Operations’.
  • Shirley Ann Grau, Pulitzer Prize fiction writer, who passed away at the age of 91.
  • The Indian Railways will run the first Kisan Rail special service between Maharashtra-Bihar.
  • The Government proposes to launch National Clinical Registry with the objective to collect clinical data to help in evidence-based clinical practice, research, formulation of guidelines and policy making.
  • The Country’s first Kisan Special Parcel Train has been flagged off from Devlali Railway Station of Maharashtra.
  • The Maharashtra government has announced a partnership with Google for introducing digital education tools in schools across the state.
  • Praveen Pardeshi will soon join the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) as global programme coordinator.
  • Hardayal Prasad has been appointed as the MD and CEO of PNB Housing Finance.
  • SBM Bank India has collaborated with InstaReM to enhance outbound remittance service offerings from India.
  • Srihari Pabbaraja has won the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI), Bronze medal 2021.
  • Harsh Kumar Bhanwala has been appointed as the Executive Chairman of Capital India Finance Limited.
  • Pradeep Kumar Joshi has been appointed as the Chairman of UPSC.
  • As per the recent statement by Yes Bank, LIC has acquired close to per cent stake in the Bank.
  • Dipankar Ghose has been chosen for the 2020 Prem Bhatia journalism award.
  • BCCI has suspended the title sponsorship deal with Vivo for the upcoming IPL.
  • GC Murmu has become a new CAG of India.
  • NPCI has launched a loyalty platform ‘nth Rewards’ to allow users to earn points through various bank transactions and redeem them on various products.
  • The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples was observed on August 9 each year to raise awareness and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population.
  • India will host the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
  • IndusInd bank has acquired 7.82% stake in Eveready by invoking pledged shares following loan default.
  • Nandi Yellaiah who passed away recently belonged to Congress.
  • Narendra Modi has launched the week-long campaign ‘Gandagi, Bharat Chorho’ till August 15.
  • PM Modi has launched lakh crore debt financing Facility under the Agri Infrastructure fund to help the farming community.
  • The Indian Railways have committed to integrating with the GeM portal. The portal was launched in 2016.
  • GK Pillai will head the panel to fix ceiling rates under duty reimbursement scheme for exporters.
  • CAIT has launched the ‘China Quit India’ Campaign in order to Boycott Chinese Goods.
  • The Punjab Cricket Association has decided to name its new stadium in Mullanpur after Maharaja Yadavindra Singh.
  • The Cabinet of Meghalaya has approved 50 per cent reservation for women in Village Employment Councils.
  • Delhi airport has developed an air Suvidha Online Portal for International Passengers to fill a mandatory self-declaration form.
  • Crop prediction software from a team of students of Jamia Millia Islamia University has won Rs 1 lakh at Smart India Hackathon 2020.
  • Flipkart has signed an MoU with the One District, One Product (ODOP) scheme of the Uttar Pradesh government to bring artisans, weavers and craftsmen into mainstream business.
  • Scientists from Duke University have developed a low-cost method to test mask effectiveness against viral droplets.
  • Manitombi Singh who passed away recently was a former Football player.
  • Nagasaki Day was observed on August 9 to remember the people and innocent children who were killed by the atomic bombs dropped by the United States.
  • Theme of World Biofuel Day observed annually on August 10th – Biofuels Towards Atmanirbhar Bharat.
  • Rajnath Singh will launch the Atmanirbhar Bharat Saptah with a focus to promote self-reliant India with increased local manufacturing.
  • According to news agency Bloomberg, Mukesh Ambani has now become the world’s 4th richest person.
  • Naandi Foundation has been selected for the Food Vision 2050 Prize by Rockefeller Foundation.
  • The Ministry of Home Affairs in a series of orders have sent several IPS officers to paramilitary forces. Amrit Mohan Prasad has been appointed as Additional Director General (ADG) in ITBP.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated a submarine Optical Fibre Cable connecting Chennai and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
  • NHAI has inked a pact with IIT Delhi to set up a centre of excellence for use of AI in decision making.
  • CSIR has signed an MoU with FSSAI for collaborative research on food and nutrition.
  • Nitin Sethi has bagged the Asian College of Journalism’s Award for Investigative Journalism.
  • Deepak Shetty has been appointed as the MD & CEO of JCB India.
  • CDSL has received approval as the local Authentication User Agency from UIDAI.
  • Piyush Goyal and Pralhad Joshi have inaugurated a railway Museum in Karnataka through video conferencing.
  • Bangladesh will construct a memorial for Indian soldiers martyred in the 1971 liberation war.
  • Hiroshima Day was observed annually on August 6 to commemorate the remembrance of the bombing attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States.
  • Nirupama Yadav has written the Biography of India’s youngest Basketball captain Vishesh Bhriguvanshi titled ‘’Vishesh: Code To Win’’.
  • Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar who passed away at the age of 88 was the chief minister of Maharashtra.
  • Neena Rai has penned the book ‘Amazing Ayodhya’ that will shed light on the history of Ayodhya.
  • Haryana has launched the ”Parivar Pehchan Patra” to enable the citizens to get the benefits of various central and state government schemes.
  • Andhra Pradesh government has tied up with ISB to set up a public policy lab for policy guidance to spur growth.
  • COVID19BWM App developed by CPCB to track the daily biomedical waste.
  • Haryana has launched a web portal for the management of development works in urban local bodies.
  • The government has extended the term of Ajay Tyagi as SEBI chairman by 18 months.
  • Amazon Web Services has collaborated with Airtel to help MSMEs as well as large businesses to adopt cloud solutions.
  • US has conducted a test flight of an unarmed Minuteman 3 missile.
  • A new species of pygmy grasshopper has been discovered after 116 years by a group of foreign researchers in Sri Lanka.
  • Godrej Appliances has launched Godrej Viroshield a UV-C tech-based sanitization device in Kerala.
  • IISC Bengaluru has developed a mobile RT-PCR COVID-19 testing lab to help ramp up the testing efforts.
  • India’s first snow leopard conservation centre to come up in Uttarakhand.
  • India has contributed 15.46 million to the India-UN Development Partnership Fund underscoring the country’s commitment to supporting developing nations.
  • India has extended 18 million US dollars worth Line of Credit to Maldives for the expansion of fishing facilities at MIFCO.
  • As per RBI’s recent announcement, the National Housing Bank (NHB) and the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) will get the special facility of 5000 crore each.
  • Airtel Payments Bank has partnered with Bharti AXA General Insurance to secure retailers and merchants.
  • Reliance Industries has now been ranked the 2nd biggest brand globally after Apple on the Future Brand Index 2020.
  • Current repo rate is 4 percent as per the recent monetary policy announcement of the Reserve Bank of India.
  • The Medical Education Minister of Karnataka has inaugurated the nation’s first ICMR approved mobile RTPCR Covid lab.
  • RBI set up a five-member panel under the chairmanship of KV Kamath for one-time restructuring of loans.
  • BOB Financial Solutions has partnered with Fiserv Technology for ensuring digitization of their end-to-end card issuance and processing cycle.
  • PayU has introduced payouts solutions to scale up financial operations for merchants and eliminate the need for constant recharging.
  • Parekh Ashvin has been named as the Independent Director at Nippon Life India AMC.
  • RBI has decided to set up Innovation Hub to rope in start-ups for IT solutions for financial inclusion and efficient banking services.
  • National Institute of Disaster Management has collaborated with the IMD to organize webinar series on “HydroMeteorological Hazards Risk Reduction”.
  • Manoj Sinha has been appointed as the new Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Quit India Movement Day was observed on August 8.
  • EXIM Bank has extended USD 250 million line of credit to Mozambique.
  • Shyamal Chakraborty who passed away due to Covid-19 was a veteran leader of CPM.
  • BHEL has begun civil works at 660-MW Sagardighi power plant in West Bengal.
  • Delhi government has launched an electric vehicle policy with incentives of up to Rs. 1.5 lakh.
  • Equitas Small finance bank has been appointed as official retail banking partner for Chennai Super Kings.
  • Sports Authority of India has launched the Khelo India Mobile App online training program for principals and PE Teachers.
  • Smriti Irani has launched the app ‘‘My Handloom Portal’ for weavers on National Handloom Day.
  • Deputy Commissioner Rajouri launched Awaaz-e-Rajouri app to improve the public Grievances redressal mechanism in the district.
  • Mahinda Rajapaksa has registered victory in Sri Lanka’s parliamentary polls.
  • Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune has won the first prize in the Smart India Hackathon (SIH) 2020.
  • Chingari has won in the AtmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge’s social category.
  • Mukund Lath who passed away the age of 82 was a prominent Historian.
  • UNESCO has recognized two villages as Tsunami Ready in Odishda.
  • The Prime Minister of Japan has recently resigned owing to poor health conditions.
  • Archana Mahanta who passed away recently was a prominent Singer.
  • 78 new routes have been approved by the Central government under the Regional connectivity scheme- Udan.
  • Bob and Mike Bryan who have announced their retirement recently played Tennis.
  • Arunachal Pradesh has passed a resolution to bring the state under the ambit of the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution besides amending Article 371(H) by inserting provisions to safeguard tribes of the state.
  • Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance provider has launched a new technology service called ‘Smart Assist’ that provides real-time assistance to customers.
  • World Bank has paused the publication of the Doing Business report following a number of irregularities regarding changes to data in previous reports.
  • HDFC Bank has partnered with Adobe to enhance the digital customer experience journey of its customers.
  • Innoviti has partnered with Visa to develop installments platforms for face-to-face transactions.
  • Ericsson and UNICEF have launched a global partnership to map school internet connectivity in 35 by the end of 2023.
  • Marieke Lucas Rijneveld has become the youngest author to win the International Booker Prize for his book “The Discomfort of Evening”.
  • IIT Alumni Council has signed an agreement with Universities of Russia to build the world’s largest, fastest hybrid quantum computer.
  • V Ramagopal Rao will head the committee set up by DRDO to review the charter of its laboratories and minimize the overlap of technologies they are working on.
  • INS Viraat, the aircraft carrier that served the Indian Navy for 30 years will be dismantled in Gujarat.
  • Researchers from IIT-Hyderabad have launched the world’s most affordable respirator mask.
  • Rajnath Singh has launched the mobile app for NCC training to be used for digital learning during the times of the covid-19 pandemic.
  • World Water Week aims to provide a forum and opportunity to facilitate exchange of views and experiences. It is organized by Stockholm International Water Institute.
  • India is planning to host the BRICS Games in 2021 and plans to align it with Khelo India Games.
  • Gail Sheehy who passed away recently was an eminent journalist.
  • HSBC bank has introduced the Omni Collect – a one-stop solution to provide multiple payment options on a single platform.
  • NHAI has developed a portal to track the performance of developers and consultants for various construction projects.
  • Sanjiv Singh has recently appointed as the Group President of Reliance Industries Ltd.
  • Abook title Cricket Drona on renowned coach Vasoo Paranjape will be released soon on September 2.
  • ISRO has signed an agreement with Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology, under this agreement a Space innovation centre will be established in the university.
  • Mahindra & Mahindra has tied up with Israel’s REE Automotive to develop commercial EVs.
  • Rajasthan has topped Niti Aayog’s Export Preparedness Index 2020 among the landlocked states.
  • Poulomi Ghatak has retired from playing Table Tennis and has shifted the focus on coaching new players.
  • International Dog Day was observed on August 26 to draw attention to the plight of canines around the world and encourage adoption.
  • Haryana government has inked a deal with M3M foundation to provide online classes to students.
  • Axis Bank has introduced a ‘Liberty Savings Account’ targeted to cater to the lifestyle requirements of the working class that falls under 35 years of age.
  • NITI Aayog has released the Export Preparedness Index 2020 with the aim to identify challenges and opportunities and enhance the effectiveness of government policies.
  • Yatinder Prasad has been appointed on the board of Coal India Limited.
  • National Health Authority has released the Draft Health Data Management Policy of National Digital Health Mission in the public domain.
  • The Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DoPPW) has decided to integrate e-Pension Payment order generated through PFMS application of Controller General of accounts to enhance Ease of Living of Central Government Civil Pensioners.
  • Cognizant is all set to acquire Tin Roof Software to expand its digital engineering services.
  • Germany has decided to issue ”green bonds” worth up to $13 billion this year for clean transportation and renewable energy projects.
  • TVS Automobile Solutions has partnered with Google in order to digitize the auto aftermarket industry.
  • Badminton player and Japan’s Olympic doubles champion Ayaka Takahashi announced her retirement recently.
  • Greenko Energies Pvt Ltd. has partnered with NTPC to supply on-demand green energy.
  • The Ministry of Culture has announced 7 new circles of Archaeological Survey of India to facilitate and strengthen the process of preservation and registration of archaeological monuments.
  • National Sports Day is observed on August 29 to honor the legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand.
  • UTI Infrastructure Technology and Services has tied up with the National Health Agency to provide the printing services of e-cards for the beneficiaries of the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY).
  • ‘Pratheeksha’, the first marine ambulance will be commissioned in Kerala by the Cochin Shipyard Limited.
  • Purshottam Rai who passed away at the age of 79 was a veteran Athlete.
  • Chadwick Boseman who passed away at the age of 43 starred in Black Panther superhero movie.
  • Piyush Goyal has launched the GIS-enabled national land bank portal for details on industrial belts. Extensive information about industrial belts in 6 states is available on the portal.
  • Aadhaar authentication for new goods and services tax (GST) registration has been activated. Now the GST registration can now be obtained in 3 days through Aadhaar authentication.
  • The Indian Railways is all set to meet all its energy needs of over 33 billion units by 2030.
  • The Government has approved 78 new routes under the Udan scheme. The scheme was launched in 2016.
  • Ajay Kumar co-chaired the 14th India-Singapore Defence Policy Dialogue via video conferencing along with the Permanent Secretary (Defence), Singapore Mr Chan Heng Kee.
  • India has co-sponsored a security council resolution that calls for full, effective and meaningful participation of women personnel in peacekeeping operations. India elected as a non-permanent member of the Security Council in June 2020.
  • As per the UN Chief, the tourism industry has lost 320 billion in exports in the last five months owing to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Beximco Pharmaceuticals from Bangladesh has signed a Covid-19 vaccine deal with India’s Serum Institute.
  • The Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region has decided to establish three Bamboo clusters in Jammu & Kashmir for making Bamboo basketry, Agarbatti and Bamboo Charcoal.
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced the launch of the latest round of its surveys to capture consumer confidence and inflation expectations from households. The Consumer Confidence Survey is conducted regularly in 13 cities.
  • The government of Delhi has launched a fitness channel on YouTube for students stuck at home.
  • Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has been re-elected unanimously as President of the African Development Bank Group.
  • Researchers from Tripura University have designed WARBOT to help protect doctors which are at the forefront of the fight against covid-19.
  • Atal Dulloo has inaugurated the NAT-PCR facility at Government Medical College of Jammu & Kashmir.
  • Dwayne Bravo has become the first all rounder to claim 500 wickets in T20 cricket.
  • Tharanga Paranavitana who announced his retirement from international cricket recently played for Sri Lanka.
  • Former Supreme Court Judge Justice AR Lakshmanan passed away recently. He was a member of Law Commission of India.
  • International Day against Nuclear Tests is observed on August 29 to commemorate the tenth International Day against Nuclear Tests.
  • Chunauti Contest launched by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology To promote and boost startups and software products with a focus on TierII towns of the country.
  • Vasantha Kumar who passed away due to COVID-19 belonged to Congress.
  • International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances was observed on August 30 to draw attention to the fate of individuals imprisoned at places and under poor conditions unknown to their relatives.
  • Alexander Kristoff has won the first stage of Tour de France after a sprint finish in treacherous conditions on Nice’s Promenade des Anglais.
  • Jayanti Behera has won the Biju Patnaik award on National Sports Day.
  • Assam government has approved the setting up of a state-of-the-art skill university.
  • Uttar Pradesh government has launched the ‘Major Dhyan Chand Vijaypath Yojana’ under which 19 international players from the state will get road connectivity to their houses.
  • CISF has launched the ‘Pension Corner’ app for its retired personnel and will also have an SMS invitation system for the pensioners on important events.
  • Kerala government will set up India’s first International Women’s Trade Centre in consonance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • World War 2 spy Noor Inayat Khan has become the first Indian origin woman to be honoured with the Blue Plaque by UK.
  • SBI has bagged three Brandon Hall Excellence Awards for ‘Nayi Disha’ over the course of 1.5 years touching more than 2.40 lakh employees.
  • India is in talks with France for Mission Alpha-like equipment for Gaganyaan astronauts.
  • Multilateral war game Kavkaz was organized by Russia. India has recently withdrawn from this game.
  • India gets 72nd rank on the global list of average wages prepared by Picodi.com.
  • Lewis Hamilton has won the Belgian Grand Prix to secure 89th career victory of career.
  • Satyendra Singh Lohia has become the first Divyang Para swimmer of the country to the prestigious Tenzing Norgay Adventure Award.
  • National Small Industry Day was observed on August 30 to promote small industries across the country.
  • Former India athletic coach Purushotham Rai who passed away hours before receiving Dronacharya Award belonged to Karnataka.
  • Delhi government has launched the Niraman Mazdoor Registration Abhiyan for construction workers from August 24 to September 11.
  • Coroboi app developed by a class 9 student from Imphal which is based on Covid guidelines.
  • Cameron White who announced his retirement from professional cricket recently played for Australia.
  • AB Raj who passed away at the age of 95 was a prominent Filmmaker.
  • NABARD has introduced a dedicated debt and credit guarantee product for NBFC-MFIs. It has partnered with Vivriti Capital.
  • My IAF app launched by the Indian Air force to provide career-related information to those who want to join the Indian Air Force.
  • VA Tech Wabag has won the prestigious Global Water Award for its 45 million litres a day tertiary treatment reverse osmosis (TTRO) plant at Koyambedu in Chennai.
  • Tech Mahindra has collaborated with NITI Aayog to support women entrepreneurs in India.
  • Garuda Prakashan publication house will publish the book “Delhi Riots 2020: The Untold Story” after Bloomsbury India withdrew to publish the book.
  • A student Start up RoDeSo at BITS Pilani has developed a gesture-controlled robot Astra for remote use in Covid isolation wards.
  • IIT Madras has collaborated with Stuttgart University to develop a method to safely dispose of toxic pharmaceutical wastewater.
  • Cricketer Jacques Kallis recently been inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
  • Dragonfly Festival christened ‘Thumbi Maholsavam 2020’ was celebrated in Kerala.
  • DRDO chief has recently received a two-year extension. G Satheesh Reddy is the current chief of DRDO.
  • The Chief minister of Uttar Pradesh has launched NRI unified portal and will help provide assistance during emergency.
  • The Government has launched ‘Open API Service’, a novel feature to help the people, business and economy return to normalcy in Aarogya Setu app.
  • The Government of India has signed an agreement with AIIB for $500 Million to improve network capacity of Mumbai Suburban Rail.
  • NSE has launched ‘silver options’ in the commodity derivatives segment from September 1.
  • Axis bank is all set to acquire 17% in Max Life Insurance.
  • The Chamber of Marathwada Industries and Agriculture (CMIA) has partnered with UNDP to set up help desks for MSMEs.
  • India along with Uzbekistan will co-chair the first National Coordination Committee to meet and discuss projects related to trade and investment.
  • The Central government has extended the validity of expiring driving licenses and motor vehicle documents till December 31 in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
  • The Reserve Bank of India has announced open market operations (OMO) worth 20,000 crores in a bid to tame G-sec yields, which have jumped almost 24 basis points in the last six trading sessions.
  • Women’s Equality Day was celebrated in the United States on August 26 to commemorate the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment.
  • Tamil Nadu has topped in the list of availment of loans since the inception of the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana.
  • Ashok Sahil who passed away at the age of 64 was a famous Poet.
  • ICICI bank has become the first in India to use Satellite Data to assess farmer loans.
  • The Indian Energy Exchange has accepted the resignation of Rajiv Srivastava as the MD & CEO.
  • Neelakanta Bhanu Prakash has won the title of the ‘World’s Fastest Human Calculator’.
  • Tenzin Priyadarshi has written the book ‘Running Toward Mystery: The Adventure of an Unconventional Life’.
  • Indian Satellite AstroSat has detected extreme UV Light coming from Galaxy 9.3 Billion Light-years Away.
  • Pascal Lissouba who passed away at the age of 88 was the former president of Congo.
  • The Ministry of Finance has recently announced that businesses with an annual turnover of up to 40 lakh have been exempt from GST, while with turnover of Rs. 1.5 crore can opt for the composition scheme.
  • Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University along with the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences will organize the International Conference on Climate Change and Its Impact on Himalayan Region from September 14 to 16.
  • Insurance provider SBI General has launched the ‘Shagun – Gift an insurance’ policy, with a key differentiating feature, that it can be gifted to anyone, which means it is not necessary for the policy buyer to be related to the insured.
  • APEDA has signed MoUs with AFC India Ltd, and National Cooperative Union of India (NCUI), Delhi to utilize their expertise in the agriculture sector.
  • Vinay Tonse has become the new MD & CEO of SBI Funds.
  • Insurance provider Bajaj Allianz has launched its new product for pet dogs of indigenous origin, pedigree, non-pedigree, cross-bred and also exotic breeds.
  • S. Jaishankar co-chaired the 17th meeting of India-Vietnam Joint Commission held via video-conference.
  • Industry ministers of BRICS have recently attended a meeting to discuss ways to boost cooperation in the areas including 5G and AI.
  • The Jammu & Kashmir agriculture department has created an E-auction portal launched to promote trading of Kashmir Saffron.
  • In a bid to give a boost to the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Mission, a handicraft production centre has been inaugurated in Guwahati by the Assam Apex Weavers and Artisans Cooperative Federation Limited.
  • James Anderson has become the 1st fast bowler in history to take 600 Test wickets.
  • RBI has decided to dissolve the Banking Codes and Standards Board of India. It was set up by the RBI in 2006.
  • As per the recently released report of the RBI, India’s projected growth for 2020-21 stands at -4.5 per cent.
  • The World Health Organization has declared Africa free of polio after a decadelong campaign to eradicate the disease.
  • Rare fish Mahseer sighted by the researchers at Andhra University in the upper part of Sileru river.
  • World Lung Cancer Day was observed on August 1 to raise awareness about the causes and treatment of lung cancer.
  • Kamal Rani Varun who passed away due to coronavirus was the former education minister of Uttar Pradesh.
  • Narendra Singh Tomar has released the booklet on Best Practices in Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme.
  • Nitin Gadkari has inaugurated an upstream carriageway of Mahatma Gandhi Bridge over river Ganga in Bihar.
  • Anant Shet who passed away recently was the former assembly speaker of Goa.
  • Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises has approved a programme for artisans involved in the manufacturing of agarbatti.
  • AIIB is in talks with India for financing a $8 billion health infrastructure scheme at the district level.
  • SEBI has decided to set up a virtual museum of the securities market.
  • Bangladesh has received $202 million from the World Bank to Increase Food Security for 4.5 Million People.
  • 11 women entrepreneurs have been chosen for the Women Entrepreneurship and Empowerment award by Department of Science and Technology.
  • Project Kuiper of Amazon has received U.S. Federal Communications Commission approval for over 3,200 internet satellites.
  • Lewis Hamilton has won his seventh British Grand Prix.
  • Sa Kandasamy who passed away recently was a famous Filmmaker.
  • CREDAI Awaas App launched by Housing minister Hardeep Puri to market residential properties.
  • Andhra Pradesh’s three-capital bills have received the Governor’s assent. Biswa Bhusan Harichandan is the current Governor of Andhra Pradesh.
  • World Sanskrit Day was observed annually on August 3.
  • Paisabazaar has launched the ‘Paisabazaar Stack’ – to offer completely digital lending solutions.
  • Virender Sehwag has been included in the 12-member selection panel for National Sports Awards.
  • VR Chaudhari has taken over as the chief of IAF’s Western Air Command.
  • Dr Harsh Vardhan has launched the ‘Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan 2020-21.
  • UAE has become the first country in the Arab World to produce nuclear energy.
  • Northern Railway divisions has run it’s first-ever Vyapar Mala Express train.
  • The Central Government has decided to fund 112 startups to promote Agri Firms in the current financial year.
  • Dr Harsh Vardhan has chaired the session of the Bureau of the WHO Executive Board.
  • ISA has amended its framework agreement to enable UN member states to join grouping.
  • Telangana has launched the iMASQ mobile covid-19 testing centers.
  • Amit Shah has inaugurated the international webinar on ‘Lokmanya Tilak – Swaraj to Self-reliant India’ organized by ICCR.
  • Swachh Bharat Mission (Rural) has moved towards the 2nd phase called ODF-Plus. The phase will continue till 2024-25.
  • National Bank of Bahrain has selected Infosys Finacle for the transformation of the transaction banking business.
  • IIT Kanpur has partnered with the Ministry of Defence for using AI and ML to redress grievances.
  • Sunnam Rajaiah who passed away due to COVID-19, belonged to CPI-M.
  • India’s tourism ministry has inaugurated the Thenzawl Golf Resort project in Mizoram.
  • Narendra Singh Tomar has launched the Sahakar Cooptube NCDC Channel to encourage farmers and the youth to take benefit of cooperatives.
  • Indira Rasoi Yojana is all set to start in Rajasthan from August 20 to provide nutritious food for just Rs 8 to poor people.
  • The Asian Development Bank will lend $1.5 billion to Thailand for combating covid-19.
  • Aditya Birla Health Insurance has introduced an array of services and product solutions that will enable customers to take care of their health in such difficult times.
  • Nitish Kumar has released the book “Siyasat Mein Sadasyata” by Speaker Vijay Kumar Choudhary.
  • Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Smriti Irani has launched the book ‘Swachh Bharat Kranti’ to capture the remarkable journey of the Swachh Bharat Mission through 35 essays.
  • A unique COVID prevention kiosk was inaugurated at Bengaluru Railway Station as a part of its continued fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Footballer Iker Casillas who announced his retirement recently, played for Real Madrid.
  • 24 states in the country have been linked to the ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ scheme.
  • Andhra Pradesh government has signed MoUs for women’s empowerment with ITC Ltd, Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) and Proctor and Gamble (P&G).
  • Ladakh is celebrating its first anniversary of becoming a Union Territory. R.K Mathur is the current Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh.
  • Ebrahim Alkazi who passed away at 95 was a famous Theatre artist.
  • Jaideep Bhatnagar has taken charge as the Director-General of AIR News.
  • The Union HRD minister has released an 8-week alternative academic calendar for 6 to 8 classes.
  • Bandhan Bank Ltd has sold 20.95 per cent stake in the bank to meet the norms of RBI and bring down the shareholding to 40% of the paid-up voting equity capital of the bank.
  • Debojyoti Chakraborty has won the CSIR Young Scientist Award 2020 in the biological sciences category.
  • FAO has unveiled a new platform to help fight food loss, wastage.
  • IFSCA has set up a 7-member committee for international retail business development.
  • Kiren Rijiju has chaired the 1st General Council meeting of Khelo India Scheme.
  • The Lieutenant Governor of Jammu & Kashmir has approved the creation of a Block Development Fund on the pattern of Constituency Development Fund. 25 lakh rupees will be placed at the disposal of the Block Development Council.
  • Recently the government has appointed 3 new members to the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs.
  • NSNIS Patiala and CSS-SRIHER, Chennai has launched courses in sports physiotherapy and sports nutrition.
  • The Modi government was observing the Muslim Women Rights Day on July 31, marking the first anniversary of the passage of the anti-triple talaq law in Parliament.
  • World Ranger Day was observed on July 31 to celebrate the work Rangers to protect the world’s natural and cultural heritage.
  • Kotak Mahindra bank has launched a two-month-long campaign with offers, discounts across a suite of products including loans, savings and current accounts.
  • Robot Rakshak designed by the Central Railway to remotely communicate between doctor and patient.
  • World Breastfeeding Week was celebrated from 1 to 7th August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.
  • Hasmukhbhai Joshi who passed away recently was a veteran Coach.
  • TransUnion CIBIL along with SIDBI has launched a financial knowledge platform for MSMEs.
  • Canara bank has tied up with three insurers to provide Corona Kavach policies.
  • Ketan Patel has been appointed as the Greater India Managing Director for HP.
  • Urijit Patel has been appointed as the additional director of Great Eastern Shipping.
  • Hamed Bakayoko has been nominated as the new Prime minister of Ivory Coast.
  • The Grievance System of West Bengal has won the Digital India Platinum Award by Skoch Foundation.
  • National Mountain Climbing Day was observed on August 1.
  • Real Madrid team has been nominated as the World’s Most Valuable Brands in Football.
  • World Cup winner Benedikt Howedes who announced his retirement recently, played for Germany.
  • ‘Mr Democracy’ Lee Teng-hui who passed away at the age of 97 was the president of Taiwan.
  • RD Pradhan who passed away recently was the former governor of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The Chief Minister of Odisha has launched an Online Portal to Issue Fire Safety Certificates.
  • ADB has signed a 200-million-dollar financing deal with Reliance for building and operating a power plant in Bangladesh.
  • AIM-iCREST initiative launched by Atal Innovation Mission, in partnership with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Wadhwani Foundation to encourage and enable holistic progress in the incubator ecosystem across the country.
  • Tata Capital Growth Fund will invest 30 million dollars to invest in its subsidiary Biocon Biologics to acquire 0.85 percent equity stake in the company.
  • Mutual fund company ICICI Prudential has launched d‘Alpha Low Vol 30 ETF’ an open-ended index exchange-traded fund.
  • Navin Agarwal has been appointed as the MD & CEO of Motilal Oswal Asset Management Company.
  • Jammu & Kashmir government has ordered the fast-tracking of the Environment Clearance Process in minor minerals mining operations.
  • SN Rajeswari has been appointed as the chairman of Oriental Insurance.
  • As per a recent study, Scientists have discovered active volcanoes on Venus.
  • Babita Phogat and Kumari Kavita Devi have been appointed as deputy directors (sports) under the outstanding sports persons category.
  • The Central government has launched the Green-Ag Project in Mizoram to reduce emissions from agriculture and ensure sustainable agricultural practices.
  • Madhya Pradesh is all set to begin the ‘Ek Mask-Anek Zindagi’ public awareness campaign.
  • Apple has topped the list of the most valuable publicly listed companies.
  • Uttar Pradesh government has decided to set up MSME industrial parks.
  • India has recently withdrawn from the women’s world team squash championship scheduled in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from December 15 to 20.
  • John Hume, who passed away at the age of 83, won Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Pradip Shah will head the IFSCA panel to suggest ways for the development of the international retail business.
  • Irfaan Ali has been declared as the new president of Guyana.
  • Malayalam films Moothon and Run Kalyani have recently been honoured at New York Indian film festival.
  • Tech Mahindra has launched a ‘Mhealthy’ solution to screen employees for COVID-19 risk factors at workplaces.
  • Scientists from INST have developed an economical nonsurgical prevention of cataract using nanorods from the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
  • Ashfaq Mehmood Choudhary has developed Dodo Drop which would enable users to share audios, videos, images, and texts between two devices without Internet access.
  • IIT Madras along with Helyxon has developed remote patient monitoring solutions for COVID-19.
  • Bank of Baroda has partnered with Innoviti to offer EMIs on PoS Terminals.
  • Researchers from IIT Kharagpur have been awarded for generating power from wet clothes.
  • The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh has launched the e-raksha bandhan program for women safety.
  • Sashidhar Jagdishan is all set to take over as MD and CEO of HDFC Bank.
  • UK will soon issue a coin to honour Mahatma Gandhi.
  • Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu have launched an E-Gyan Mitra mobile app for online education.
  • Sanjay Dhotre has inaugurated the BHARAT AIRFIBER connectivity solution based on Radio Network.
  • Dalmia Bharat group has won the FICCI CSR Award for Environment Sustainability.
  • Rajasthan has added the maximum capacity of solar plants in the country according to a recent survey by JMK Research and Analytics.
  • Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank will launch the ‘Fit India Talks’ to inspire school children by bringing interactive sessions with some of the top sportspersons of the country.
  • The government has recently come out with the draft Defence Production and Export Promotion Policy 2020. It aims to achieve exports of 35 thousand crores in the Aerospace and Defence goods and services by 2025.
  • As per the Asian Development Bank, the Global Economy could lose 108 Billion dollars in remittances due to COVID-19.
  • World Lion Day was observed on August 10 to raise awareness about lions and educate people about issues concerning their protection.
  • Razorpay has launched a payment gateway ‘Button’ to help freelancers to instantaneously accept digital payments online.
  • Karnataka has topped in the list of states seeking a skilled workforce to resume industrial activities.
  • V Swaminathan who passed away due to COVID-19 was a famous Producer.
  • Theme of International Youth Day observed annually on 12th August – Youth Engagement for Global Action.
  • Dadar has become the first one to have women symbols on traffic signals and signage.
  • Gujarat has launched a new scheme to compensate farmers for crop loss named Mukhya Mantri Kisan Sahay Yojana.
  • Anti-child trafficking drive Mukti Caravan launched in Bihar by the Kailash Satyarthi’s Foundation.
  • Mahindra Manulife Mutual Fund has launched the Arbitrage Yojana, an open-ended scheme for investment in arbitrage opportunities available in equity, derivatives and debt markets.
  • RBI has announced the ‘positive pay’ feature to enhance safety of cheque payments for cheque value of Rs. 50000 and above.
  • Soma Mondal has been selected as the next chairman of the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB).
  • Harbhajan Singh has been roped in as the brand ambassador of eBikeGO.
  • World Elephant Day was observed on August 12 to the preservation and protection of the world’s elephants.
  • Lebanon’s Prime Minister and his entire government has resigned after the Beirut explosion. Hassan Diab was the Prime Minister of Lebanon.
  • Alexander Lukashenko has won his sixth consecutive term as President of Belarus.
  • Akshat Malik has bagged the Indian Achievers Award 2020 for Healthcare Excellence.
  • Dalai Lama has released the new book titled “Our Only Home: A Climate Appeal to the World”.
  • Rajnath Singh has released the book titled ‘Connecting, Communicating, Changing,’ chronicling 3 years of office of Venkiah Naidu as the Vice President of India.
  • Rahat Indori who passed away recently was an eminent Poet.
  • National Sons and Daughters Day was celebrated every year on August 11 to honor the sons & daughters and appreciate all that they do for the family.
  • Narendra Singh Tomar has launched ICAR’s data recovery centre ‘Krishi Megh’.
  • Bombay Stock Exchange has signed an MoU with Akola-based bullion associations to facilitate cooperation, knowledge sharing, education and training.
  • Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has launched the Minimum Standards of Architectural Education Regulations, 2020.
  • The Jal Shakti Minister has launched Swachh Bharat Mission Academy as part of an ongoing week-long behaviour change campaign Gandagi Mukt Bharat.campaign.
  • The European Union will provide 1.65 million euro in humanitarian aid in response to severe flooding that has affected South Asia.
  • Patanjali Jha has taken charge as the Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Mumbai.
  • KN Ananthapadmanabhan has been included in the ICC’s international panel of umpires.
  • International Financial Corporation invests $10 million in Endiya Partners Fund II for product startups.
  • IIT Kanpur has developed indigenous seed balls named Bio -compost Enriched Ecofriendly Globule (BEEG) for farmers.
  • Rajasthan government has inked a MoU with SIDBI for cluster-based development of MSMEs.
  • PFC has signed a MoA for construction of two Modular Operation Theatre Rooms in the District Hospital, Siddharthnagar, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Paytm has launched the first pocket Android POS device for contactless payments in India.
  • 77 New Butterfly Species have been found in Matheran Hill Station near Mumbai.
  • The Tribal Affairs Ministry has sanctioned 9 museums which will be dedicated to the contributions of the tribal people in India to the freedom struggle.
  • World Organ Donation Day was observed every year on August 13 to motivate normal human beings to pledge to donate organs after death.
  • Laura Marsh who has announced her retirement from all forms of cricket, played for England.
  • The work for the first-of-its-kind Katra-Delhi express road corridor has started and is expected to be completed by 2023 to reduce the time to around six and half hours from Katra to Delhi.
  • Telangana government has launched its Artificial Intelligence for Agricultural Innovation (AI4AI) programme in collaboration with the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR), World Economic Forum.
  • West Bengal government launched Karma Sathi Prakalpa scheme to provide soft loans and subsidies to youth.
  • Goa government has signed a pact with Industrial Training Institutes to carry out German dual vocational education and training to ensure optimal up-skilling of ITI graduates.
  • Odisha will award the Suraj Samman to three women on the occasion of the World Organ Donation Day.
  • ‘Khaje’, ‘Harmal Chilli’ and ‘Moira banana’ from Goa have recently received the GI tag giving the local producers exclusive brand protection rights.
  • US along with Israel has successfully conducted the test of Arrow-2 ballistic missile defense system.
  • Ammunition Factory, Khadki has handed over the first consignment of grenade launcher ammunition to the Border Security Force (BSF).
  • Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) Sarthak for the Indian Coast Guard launched at a ceremony at Goa Shipyard Limited.
  • Punjab has achieved the first rank in the operationalization of Health and Welfare Centres (HWCs) as per the latest rankings released by the Central government.
  • Yadupati Singhania who passed away recently was the President of Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association.
  • Youm-e-Azadi was observed by Pakistan to mark the declaration of its Independence.
  • Punjab government has launched a scheme to provide 1.74 lakh class XII students with smartphones by November 2020.
  • Anurag Thakur has launched the Naval Innovation and Indigenization Organization through an online webinar.
  • Gagan Arora has won the “CEO of the Year” Award, by ‘Indian Achievers’ 2020.
  • The police of Jammu & Kashmir has topped in the list of Police Medals for Gallantry (PMG) with a total 81 medal.
  • Fit India Freedom Run event will be launched by the Sports Ministry to encourage participants of the event to run at their own pace – anywhere and at any time of their convenience.
  • The Defence Minister has launched the Konkurs Missile Test Equipment and Konkurs Launcher Test Equipment, which have been indigenously designed and developed by BDL.
  • HDFC bank has launched the Shaurya KGC Card for armed forces for agricultural requirements like production of crop, post-harvest maintenance and consumption needs.
  • India has extended USD 1 million in assistance to Antigua and Barbuda to combat COVID-19.
  • UAE has committed USD 25 million to expand the Unified Champion Schools to 6 countries including India.
  • Israel has shared its state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence-based technology and high-end equipment with AIIMS to help combat COVID-19.
  • Satellite of NASA TESS has found 66 new exoplanets or worlds beyond our solar system.
  • Vikram Kumar Doraiswami has been appointed as India’s next envoy to Bangladesh.
  • India has announced 500-million-dollar package for Connectivity project and creation of air travel bubble with Maldives.
  • Two over bridges been named after late Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj in Gujarat.
  • Prakash Javadekar has launched the portal on Human-Elephant Conflict on World Elephant Day.
  • Andhra Pradesh government has signed an MoU with US-Based IT firm to setup a facility devoted to research and development (R&D) in the Information Technology sector.
  • Russia has recently announced the first coronavirus vaccine, touted as the first in the world.
  • India has inked a pact with Maldives for the development of five eco-tourism zones in Addu atoll.
  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has inaugurated the NIP Online Dashboard. The dashboard is being hosted on India Investment Grid.
  • Khadi’s first silk training-cum-production centre is all set to come up in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Indira Van Mitan Yojana launched by the Chhattisgarh where groups of youth will be formed in 10,000 villages of tribal areas of the state and all forest-based economic activities will be conducted through these groups.
  • The Indian Armed Forces will be participating in bilateral and multilateral military exercises next month to be held in Russia.
  • The Central Government aims to develop 10 craft and handloom villages in India so that tourists from across the globe can visit them and learn the rich legacy of Indian weavers and lend support to the Make in India initiative.
  • RS Paroda has won the MS Swaminathan Award for environment protection.
  • Walter Martos has been sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Peru.
  • Max Verstappen has celebrated a sensational victory in the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.
  • The governor of Mizoram has released ‘Corona Kavithakal’, a collection of poems written during the lockdown period.
  • The municipal corporation of Chhattisgarh has become the first one to provide forestland right certificates to people of urban area.
  • Bihar Pollution Control Board has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with IIT Delhi for air quality management in the state.
  • The Chief Minister of Haryana has launched an anti-bullying campaign to flag the problem of bullying at home, in neighborhood, schools, colleges and workplace.
  • Kamala, also known as James Harris who passed away at the age of 70 was a former Wrestler.
  • International Lefthanders Days was observed on August 13 to celebrate the uniqueness and differences of the left-handers.
  • Trini Lopez who passed away due to COVID-19 was a famous Singer.
  • The Delhi government has signed a MoU with IIT-Bombay and Tata Projects Limited to construct a smog tower in Connaught Place.
  • SS Mundra has been appointed as the non-executive chairman of Indiabulls Housing.
  • 121 Police Personnel will be receiving the Medal for Excellence in Investigation 2020 Award this year. The award was constituted in 2018.
  • The Memoir ‘The Beauty of Living Twice’ is based on the life of famous actress Sharon Stone.
  • CCI has approved a proposal deal pertaining to Joint-Venture formation between Honda Motor and Hitachi.
  • Indian Space tech Startup Skyroot Aerospace has successfully test-fired an upper-stage rocket becoming the first Indian private company to demonstrate the capability to build a homegrown rocket engine.
  • Two light combat helicopters developed by HAL have been deployed in Ladakh for high altitude IAF operations.
  • Akshay Kumar is the only Bollywood star among the Forbes’ highest-paid actors of 2020.
  • Women Cricketer Anshula Rao who has been provisionally suspended by National Anti-Doping Agency after failing a dope test played for Madhya Pradesh.
  • VK Paul will chair the Committee formed for Procurement and Administration Of COVID-19 Vaccine.
  • Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launched YSR Cheyutha scheme to offer financial assistance to all the SC, ST, BC, Minorities women aged between 45-60. 4700 crore amount is allocated in the budget for the scheme.
  • GK Menon who passed away recently was a veteran Sports Journalist.
  • Atulya device unveiled by Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari’ to disintegrate novel Coronavirus.
  • Sudha Murthy is among the winners of the Gramodaya Bandhu Mitra Puraskar.
  • Assam to launch a mega scheme for women’s financial empowerment and will provide Rs 830 per month each to 17 lakh poor families.
  • Himachal Pradesh government has launched the Nutritional Immunity Boosting ‘Him Haldi Dudh’ manufactured by MILKFED.
  • Federal Bank has chosen payments and financial services technology solutions Fiserv to enable digitization of the bank’s end-to end card issuance and processing cycle.
  • As per recent RBI norms, urban co-operative banks having total assets of 2000 crore or above as on March 31, 2020, have to implement system-based asset classification with effect from June 30, 2021.
  • Reliance has partnered with W-GDP and USTATED to bridge the gender digital divide in India.
  • Japan has signed its largest ever loan package worth dollar 3.1 billion for Bangladesh.
  • Dell has partnered with NITI Aayog to launch the 2nd student entrepreneurship programme.
  • Isher Judge Ahluwalia has resigned as the chairperson of ICRIER after being in the position for 15- years.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has won Juventus’ MVP of the Year award for record 37 goals in a single season.
  • Sumner Redstone who passed away at 97 was the head of Viacom and CBS Company.
  • Suhail Sameer has been appointed as the Group President of BharatPe.
  • Assam government lunched Arunodoi scheme to provide financial assistance to around 17 lakh families from October 2.
  • Narendra Modi has launched the ‘Transparent Taxation – Honoring the Honest’ platform to strengthen the efforts of reforming and simplifying India’s tax system.
  • The Indian Independence Day was celebrated annually on 15 August. India is currently celebrating its 74th Independence Day.
  • GP Garg has been appointed as the Executive Director of SEBI.
  • Chunakkara Ramankutty who passed away at 84 was a famous Lyricist.
  • SS Chahar will head the 5-member panel to probe into the Kozhikode plane crash.
  • Standard Chartered bank has entered into strategic collaboration with Airtel Africa to drive financial inclusion across Africa.
  • SBI has rolled out the KCC (Kisan Credit Card) review option on its digital agricultural solution platform, YONO Krishi, to enable farmers to access their KCC limit in four clicks.
  • SEBI has levied a penalty of 10 lakhs each on LIC, SBI and Bank of Baroda for failing to reduce their stakes in UTI Asset Management Co. (AMC).
  • Michael Cohen has written the book “Disloyal: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump”.
  • The Cricket association of Sri Lanka has felicitated two veteran umpires on retirement after a service of 20 years.
  • DIAT, Pune has developed “Pavitrapati” a Biodegradable Face Mask to resist against the bacteria/virus.
  • A team of researchers from ISRO and IISc have developed a sustainable process for making brick-like structures on the moon.
  • Rajnath Singh launched SRIJAN portal to promote indigenization in defence production by private sector companies.
  • Manipur has celebrated its Patriots’ Day to remember the fallen heroes of the Anglo-Manipuri war.
  • IIT Ropar has developed India’s first-of-its-kind UVGI-based room disinfectant device ‘UVSAFE’.
  • The Chief Minister of Karnataka has vowed to build a ‘Kalyana Rajya’ with focus on development as the only mantra.
  • TERI has launched the flood and heavy rain warning system for Guwahati in collaboration with NDMA to alert local authorities about flash floods and/or heavy rainfall.
  • Delhi government has inked a MoU with Bloomberg Philanthropies to enhance road safety.
  • Karnataka government has set up a price monitoring and resource unit under the aegis of National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority.
  • Israel and UAE have announced a historic peace deal with the USA and have agreed to a full normalization of relations, including re-establishing diplomatic ties.
  • Kaushik Khona has been appointed as the CEO of GoAir.

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