Current Affairs 21 August 2020

1Cabinet Approvals on August 19, 2020
2NSC, JCI Sign MoU for Supply of Certified Jute Seeds to Farmers in 2021-22
3Report of NCRP 2020: Cancer in India may rise from 13.9 Lakh in 2020 to 15.7 lakh in 2025
4IIT Roorkee, BIS Sign MoU to Cooperate in Standardisation and Conformity Assessment
5L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering Signed MoU with NTPC Ltd for CO2 to Methanol Demonstration Plant
6NRDC and NAL Partners to Establish Incubation Centre for Startup in Aerospace Technologies
7India Ranked 57th in Digital Quality of Life 2020, Denmark tops: DQL Index 2020 by SurfShark
8India and Israel Signed Cultural Agreement to Strengthen Bilateral Relations through People to People Exchange
9The 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
10NPCI Launched its Subsidiary Firm, ‘NPCI International Payments Limited’; Appointed Ritesh Shukla as its CEO
11Lakshmi Vilas Bank Launched ‘LAKSHMI digiGO’, a Contactless Online Instant Savings Account Opening Facility
12Unitus Ventures Received Rs 75 Crore from SIDBI; will Strengthen the Deployment of its Fund II
13Keith Rowley Becomes Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago for a 2nd Consecutive Term
14Francisco Asue is Reappointed as the Prime Minister of Equatorial Guinea
15First Rockets Produced by Private Sector Successfully Test Fired: Economic Explosives Ltd (EEL)
16Dwarf Planet Ceres is now an ‘Ocean World’
17Iran Unveiled Locally Made Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile, Martyr Qassem Soleimani & Cruise Missile, Martyr Abu Mahdi
18Air Unique-quality Monitoring, an Indigenous Photonic System Developed for Real-Time Remote Monitoring of Air Quality Parameters
19NASA observes the Slowly Splitting South Atlantic Anomaly, a dent in Earth’s Magnetic Field
20Former India Goalkeeper Bhaskar Maity passed away at 67
21Former Cricketer Gopalaswamy Kasturirangan dies of heart attack at 89
22Book titled “India Tomorrow: Conversations with the Next Generation of Political Leaders” released on August, 2020
23Sadbhavan Diwas 2020 – August 20
24World Mosquito Day 2020: August 20
25INOX Group to sponsor Team India for Tokyo Olympics: IOA
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