Current Affairs 19 August 2020

1Centre extended Partial Credit Guarantee Scheme (PCGS) 2.0 by 3 months till Nov 11, 2020
2Manduadih Railway Station in Uttar Pradesh to be renamed as ‘Banaras’: MHA
3President gives Nod for Renaming of HRD Ministry to Ministry of Education
4India, UAE hold 13th Session of the India-UAE Joint Commission Meeting on Trade, Economic and Technical Cooperation
5India ranked 1st in number of organic farmers and 9th in terms of area under organic farming: MoA&FW
6Dr Harsh Vardhan addressed CII Public Health Conference; India Healthcare Week (Aug 17-21, 2020) launched
7UAE-Israel agreed for peace agreement namely “Abraham Accord”
8Muthoot Finance Partnered with Kotak Mahindra General Insurance to Offer COVID-19 Insurance Cover Against Gold Loan
9Flipkart signs MoU with IIT Patna for Industry Focused Research
10Akshay Kumar Ranked 6th, the only Indian Actor in the List, Dwayne Johnson tops: Forbes’ list of ‘The Highest-Paid Actors 2020’
11Satya Pal Malik Appointed as Governor of Meghalaya; Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari given Additional Charge of Goa
12Rakesh Asthana IPS, appointed as the Director General of the Border Security Force
13DBS Bank India Ltd Appointed Prashant Joshi as MD and Head of National Distribution
14Cricketer Rohit Sharma Appointed Oakley’s Brand Ambassador in India
15MoTA: Launched Tribal Health & Nutrition Portal – “Swasthya” and Opened National Overseas Portal & National Tribal Fellowship Portal
16Nitin Gadkari Launched an Online Farm to Fork Service Promoted by Farmers
17England Cricketer Laura Marsh announces retirement
18Hindustani Classical Vocalist & Padma Awardee Pandit Jasraj Passed Away at 90
19British Tennis Great Angela Buxton dies at 85
20Computer scientist Russell Kirsch, who invented pixel, passes away at 91
21Andhra CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy Launches UPI-based Payment facilities in Village, Ward Secretariats
22Anil Mukim, Gujarat Chief Secretary gets 6 Month Extension
23Gujarat Names Two Flyover of Ahmedabad After Late Arun Jaitley & Sushma Swaraj
24Jharkhand introduced new State Logo at Ranchi
25Dream11 wins IPL title sponsorship rights
26Soumya Swaminathan honoured with Tamil Nadu CM’s special award
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