Current Affairs 12 August 2020

1Rajnath Singh Launched DPSUs and OFB’s Modernisation Projects During Atma Nirbhar Week (Aug7-14, 2020)
2India, Maldives Inked Contract for Development of 5 Eco-Tourism Zones in Addu atoll of Maldives under HICDP
3Prakash Javadekar Launched the Booklet on Best practices of Human-Elephant Conflict Management in India and Beta Version of “Surakhsya”
4Govt Abolished Cotton Advisory Board; Notifies Change in Status of Textiles Research Associations
5Union Minister of MSME Nitin Gadkari Addressed “India@75 Summit – Mission 2022” Organised by CII
6NTPC Group achieves 100 Billion Units (BU) power generation mark
7Power Finance Corporation Signed MoA with UP to Construct 2 Modular Operation Theatre Rooms
8IC-IMPACTS 2020 Research Conference held Virtually on Aug 6-7, 2020
9Bangladesh Decided to Construct a Monument for the Indian Soldiers Killed by Pakistan in the 1971
10Paytm Launched India’s 1st Pocket Android POS Device, ‘Paytm All-in-One Portable Android Smart POS’
11South Indian Bank obtained RBI’s in-principle Nod to Set up Non-Financial Subsidiary
12BSE signs MoU with two Akola based Bullion Trade Association for Deepening Commodity Derivatives Market in India
13Journalists Nitin Sethi and Shiv Sahay Singh Bagged Asian College of Journalism Award 2019
14Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab Government Steps Down
15Finance Minister Launched Online Dashboard for Information on National Infrastructure Pipeline
16Scientists Identified 77 New Species of Butterflies in Matheran Near Mumbai
17New Plant Species “Ardisia ramaswamii” of Genus Ardisia Identified by JNTBGRI Named After M S Ramaswami
18Former Minister & YSRCP Veteran leader Penmatsa Sambasiva Raju Passed Away
19Prakash Javadekar Released Ebook, ‘Connecting, Communicating, Changing’ Chronicling the Vice President’s 3rd year in office
20“Our Only Home: A Climate Appeal to the World” – A Book by Dalai Lama to release in November
21World Lion Day to be observed virtually on August 10, 2020
22Gujarat Launched Mukhya Mantri Kisan Sahay Yojana Replacing PMFBY to Compensate Crop Loss of Farmers for FY21
23Himachal Pradesh gets approval from Centre for projects worth Rs 7922.69 Crores
24Assam CoM approves “Assam Non-Government Education Institutions (Regulation of Fees) Rules 2020”
25Mumbai becomes first city in India to have female icons on traffic signals
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