Current Affairs 16 August 2020

INDIA

  • PM Modi announces launch of National Digital Health Mission (NDHM), all Indians to get health IDs
  • PM announces ‘Project Dolphin’ for conservation of Gangetic Dolphins
  • PM announces launch of project to conserve Asiatic Lions and its landscape in a holistic manner
  • All villages to be connected with optical fibre in 1,000 days: PM Modi
  • Google partners Central Water Commission for flood forecasting initiative
  • WHO Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan honoured with TN CM’s special award for her advisory role in combating the Covid-19 pandemic in the state

WORLD

  • UNSC defeats U.S. resolution to indefinitely extend the U.N. arms embargo on Iran
  • Donald Trump orders ByteDance to divest interest in US TikTok operations within 90 days
  • US seizes four Iranian fuel shipments to Venezuela, confiscates cargo

SPORTS

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni (39) retires from international cricket; was captain of Indian team that won World Cup in 2011
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