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23 August (अगस्त) 2020

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  1. The Sports Ministry has accepted the five players whose names were recommended for the country’s highest sporting award Khel Ratna. The five players who have received the Khel Ratna this year include cricketer Rohit Sharma, wrestler Vinesh Phogat, Paralympic gold medalist Mariyappan Thangavelu, table tennis player Manika Batra and women’s hockey team captain Rani Rampal. The Sports Ministry has decided not to award the Arjuna Award to Sakshi Malik and Meerabai Chanu, who have received the Khel Ratna. After this decision, the number of players who have received this award has been reduced to 27 this year. The award distribution ceremony for the first time due to the Covid-19 epidemic will be held virtual on National Sports Day on 29 August. Earlier, an award ceremony was held at Rashtrapati Bhavan for this.
  2. The Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) has signed a joint dialogue with the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) to promote long-term livelihood opportunities. Through a joint dialogue, the two ministries will promote sustainable livelihood opportunities for Jan Ethnic Women Self Help Groups (SHGs) under the National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM). The Ministry of Rural Development will prepare a blueprint for the identification of the tribal women self-help group members and individual livelihood assets, while the Ministry of Tribal Affairs will offer planning support to the SRLM for finalizing the State Annual Action Plan and incorporating it into its Livelihood Annual Action Plan. Will do. The partnership between the two ministries will support each other’s efforts, For example, due to the initiative of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and the DAY-NRLM’s complement each other, the ministries will work together to improve the economic opportunities available to tribal women. In this way, the two ministries will conduct a series of programs to coordinate their efforts to further cooperation.
  3. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and National Film Development Corporation NFDC have organized online short film competition as a part of Independence Day 2020 celebrations. It aims to instill a sense of patriotism among the people in the scenario of Independence Day this year. The competition was held live on the MyGov portal on 14 July and concluded on 7 August. The competition was hosted on the website www.MyGov.in to receive entries. The Ministry announced the winners of this competition. The first prize of Rs 1 lakh directed by Abhijeet Paul was given to the short film Mi. ‘Ab India Banega Bharat’ directed by Devjo Sanjeev Won the second prize. Under which a cash prize of Rs. 50 thousand was given. The short film, titled 10 Rupees, directed by Yuvraj Gokul, received a cash prize of Rs 25,000 with the third prize. Eight short films were awarded Special Mention Certificates. short-film-award-15-august
  4. A game called “The Corona Fighters” related to COVID-19 has been launched by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare. This game is designed to influence people’s actions in the real world, take the right precautions, and reminding them to avoid infection. In this way, the game will be a new and highly creative way to teach people the right tools and behaviors to fight the Covid-19 epidemic. The minister launched “The Corona Fighters” game as well as two promotional videos from the IEC urging them to follow appropriate behavior related to COVID-19. Both products will affect children and through them the elders of the community, and spread the message and importance of appropriate behavior related to Covid.
  5. In the presence of Union Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge), Mr. Prahlada Singh Patel, Ministry of Tourism along with Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) and FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO) signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Empowerment of Women Done. Through this initiative, FLO and TAAI will emphasize on providing more options for entrepreneurship with personal and hospitality skills, a more flexible work balance and much less capital.
  6. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), a public sector undertaking under the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, has monitored the location, growth, species details, maintenance activities, targets and achievements of each field unit of its field unit under the entire plantation project. Has developed a mobile app named “Green Path”. The app was launched by Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari. On the occasion of 25 years of service to the nation, it has recently launched the ‘Green India Sankalp’, a nationwide tree plantation campaign in line with its commitment to promote environmental protection and sustainability. Under this initiative, NHAI planted 2.5 million saplings in 25 days on national highways between 21 July and 15 August 2020. This campaign will increase the total number of plantations during the current year to 35.
  7. Google has launched its employment application named “Kormo Jobs” in India. This app will help millions of Indians to get beginner-level jobs. “Kormo Jobs” will help employ young professionals who have lost their jobs due to coronavirus and those looking for jobs. Google first launched this employment application in Bangladesh in 2018 and then expanded it to Indonesia in 2019. In 2019, Google also tested the app in India, but under the ‘Spot’ brand on the Google Pay app, more than 2 million jobs were posted on the platforms of companies such as Zomato and Danzo. After its good results, Google is now relaunching Google Pay Jobs Spot in India as Quorum Jobs and making it a standalone Android app.
  8. A direct ship service between India and Maldives will start next month. The service was agreed to during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the Maldives last year. The service will connect Kochi in Kerala and Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu with Male, the capital of Maldives. An agreement was signed between the two countries last year for this low-cost passenger and freight transport service. The ships will complete the journey on both sides in ten days. This service will be operated by Shipping Corporation of India Limited.
  9. Jobs will be offered based on marks obtained by the candidates in the General Eligibility Test (CET) by the National Recruitment Agency (NRA) in Madhya Pradesh. With this, Madhya Pradesh has become the first state in the country to offer a job based on the newly approved CET.
  10. Francisco Pascual Eyegue Obama Asue has been appointed Prime Minister of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea for the third consecutive time. Earlier on August 14, 2020, the Eshuay government submitted its resignation to President Teodoro Obiang after criticism from the president. The government was dissolved to solve the economic problem. Francisco Eshuay was first appointed as the Prime Minister of Equatorial Guinea on 23 June 2016.
  11. Keith Rowley is sworn in as Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago for a second consecutive 5-year term. He is the leader of the ruling People’s National Movement (PNM). According to the election result, PNM won 22 out of the total 41 seats in the election, while the opposition United National Congress (UNC) led by former Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar won only 19 seats.
  12. The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has issued legal notices to two companies – ‘Khadi Essential’ and ‘Khadi Global’, stating that they are using the ‘Khadi’ brand name ‘unofficially’ and ‘fraudulently’. Have been. KVIC said in a statement today that the two companies are engaged in selling a variety of cosmetic and beauty products through various e-commerce platforms using the brand name “Khadi” and thereby misleading consumers. In the notice given to Khadi Essentials and Khadi Global in the first week of August, KVIC has asked both companies to immediately stop selling or promoting their products using the brand name “Khadi” and cancel the domain name. The two companies have also been asked to close their social media handles on various platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.
  13. The Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Mr. Ram Vilas Paswan introduced the online system of registration and renewal for jewelers and the online system for the recognition and renewal of screening and hallmarking centers. This online system can be accessed through the Bureau of Indian Standards web portal www.manakonline.in. Inaugurating the online system, Mr. Paswan said that it was very difficult to manually handle the large number of offers received for registration. , So these online mediums will bring convenience in business for both jewelers and entrepreneurs who have established or want to do test-checking and hallmarking centers. He said that from 1 June 2021, the hallmarking process for precious metals would be mandatory.
  14. A Virtual Statement of Intent (SoI) has been signed between Business Sweden on behalf of the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog, and India Sweden Healthcare Innovation Center to promote a culture of innovation in the country. The objective of this partnership is to promote the innovative potential of Indian entrepreneurs and encourage vibrant start-up ecosystem across the country. Through this partnership, various initiatives of Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) such as Atal Community Innovation Center (ACIC), Atal Tinkering Lab (ATL), Atal New India Challenge (ANIC), Atal Incubation Center (AIC), and Atal Research and Innovation For Small Enterprises (ARISE) will help in awareness campaigns, various activities, and programs, etc. to promote overall innovation in both countries. India-Sweden Healthcare Innovation Center is a common platform of AIIMS Delhi, AIIMS Jodhpur, and Business Sweden,
  15. As of August 21, 2020, Kharif crops have been sown in 1062.93 lakh hectare area as compared to 979.15 lakh hectare during the same period last year. Thus, the sowing area has increased by 8.56% compared to the same period last year in the country. Paddy, the major crop, has been planted in 12 percent more area while the cultivation of oilseeds has increased by 14%. Covid-19 has no effect on the progress of area coverage under Kharif crops. As on 20.08.2020, the actual rainfall in the country was 663 millimeters as compared to the normal rainfall of 628.3 millimeters i.e., (+) 6 percent during the period from 1.6.2020 to 20.8.2020. According to the report received from the Central Water Commission, the water storage in 123 reservoirs of the country is 90 percent compared to the same period last year and it is 107 percent of the average storage of the last 10 years.
  16. Ritesh Chand Task Force of Niti Aayog has recommended linking of sugarcane prices with sugar rates. The task force highlighted that it is necessary to keep the industry in good financial health. The task force in its report has recommended a one-time increase in the minimum sugar price by Rs 33 per kg. The task force’s report was finalized in March 2020 and published on 20 August.
  17. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has launched the National Strategy for Financial Education (NSFE) for a period of the next five years i.e. from 2020 to 2025. This is the second national strategy; The first NSFE was launched in 2013. This NSFE 2020-25 is launched to achieve an economically conscious and empowered India. The bank has introduced a 5-core action approach with this second national strategy. There are five ‘C’ highlighted by NSFE 2020-25: Capacity, Content, Communication, Community, and Collaboration. Here, the material refers to the curriculum in schools; Where the term “capacity” has been used to develop capacity among intermediaries involved in financial services. Communication and community have been used to create community-led models for financial literacy using communication strategy. In the end, ‘Collaboration’ has been used to enhance partnership/collaboration among various stakeholders. This strategy has also suggested the adoption of strong monitoring and a framework for evaluation of progress.
  18. Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu “EK Palanisamy” has announced that a poultry research institute will be established in Namakkal. The institute will be developed on the lines of Bhopal’s High-Security Animal Research Institute and Poultry Management Institute, Pune. Namakkal is one of the main centers of poultry farming in South India.
  19. The Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation and the Indian Council of Medical Research in Maharashtra will study to evaluate the impact of BCG vaccine for the prevention of Covid 19 infection among senior citizens. Necessary permission has also been obtained for this study. This will include senior citizens in the age group of 60 to 70 who are not affected by Covid 19 infection.
  20. Nine employees caught in the fire have died in the powerhouse located in the tunnel of the hydroelectric plant of the Srisailam project in Telangana. 20 people working in the project were successful in getting out at the time of the fire, while nine people were trapped. The cause of the fire is not known. Meanwhile, the state government has ordered an inquiry into the accident. Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao said that the reasons for the incident should be ascertained. The Telangana government has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 50 lakh to the family of divisional engineer Srinivas Gaur, who died in a fire accident at the Srisailam hydropower project. 25 lakh rupees will be given to relatives near other people killed in this accident. One member of the family of the deceased will be given a government job. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy has canceled his visit to Srisailam because of the incident.
  21. The Supply Chain Flexibility Initiative was first proposed by Japan. The initiative aims to reduce dependence on China. India and Australia will also join Japan in this. This is a direct response to companies that are concerned about Chinese political behavior and supply chain disruptions. Japan had already approached the Indian government about this initiative. Along with China’s aggressive moves along the Line of Actual Control, India will also join the initiative. The main objective of this initiative is to attract foreign direct investment in the Indo-Pacific region. It aims to transform the region into an economic superpower. Also, it aims to create partner relationships between countries in the region. The idea of ​​SCRI has also been kept open to ASEAN countries.
  22. Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar participated in the ASEAN-India Network of Think Tanks (AINTT). This was the sixth round-table conference between India and AINTT. The External Affairs Minister said that the concerns of global supply chains should be reduced and diversification and flexibility of the supply chain should be done. A model of cooperation will be implemented to boost the supply chain between India and ASEAN countries. India intends to expand the Indo-Pacific initiative.
  23. The data of about 23.5 million users of Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube has been leaked. Everyone has their profiles on the dark web. Be aware, Instagram is owned by Facebook, while the short video messaging app Ticketock is controlled by China’s BitDans. YouTube owns Google.
  24. Rajasthan government has recently launched Indira Rasoi Yojana. Under this scheme, the needy and poor will get healthy and nutritious food at Rs 8 per plate. The state government will spend 100 crores per year on the scheme. The Indira Rasoi Yojana, named after former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, will run in 358 kitchens in 213 urban local bodies of the state. A menu of 100 grams of pulses, 100 grams of vegetables, 250 grams of chapatti, and pickles will be served to 4.87 crore people under the scheme. While all necessary measures will be taken to prevent the spread of novel coronaviruses, a monitoring committee will be formed at the state and district levels to ensure food quality. Under this scheme, all the beneficiaries will get information about the scheme in the form of coupons on their mobile phones. Food preparation will be monitored through mobile applications and CCTV.
  25. Yes, Bank is going to exit the mutual fund business. The bank has decided to sell its branches Yes Asset Management (India) Limited (YesAMC) and Yes Trustee Limited (YTL) to GPL Finance & Investments Limited.
  26. Shri Arjun Munda, Union Minister for Tribal Affairs, inaugurated a “Tribes India Showroom” at LIC Western Zonal Office, Fort, Mumbai of Indian Globe Chambers through video conference. The virtual opening was also attended by well-known designer Ruma Devi and film actress Pooja Batra. The Tribes India outlet located in an iconic area like Fort is the third such outlet in the city of Mumbai; Panvel and Juhu already have two outlets. The newly built outlet at Indian Globe Chambers, DN Road, Fort, Mumbai is the 122nd Tribes India outlet in the country. It is the first store to focus on forest wealth items and immunity enhancing products, with 27 Indian states having art and craft products in the store. Which are the essential products during this epidemic. To increase sales and improve the income of tribals, Tribes India on Wheels – Mobile Vans has been launched which will be filled with forest wealth, natural products, immunity enhancing products, and other tribal products. These vans will carry these products directly to the doorsteps of customers in 150 cities of the country.
  27. Due to the efforts of Indian scientists, residual energy of tamarind seeds and cotton will be used to make low-cost supercapacitors to be used in storage. This will help in making low-cost electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles. These vehicles rely mainly on supercapacitors for their braking system and start-stop. Because of the large demand for supercapacitors, the autonomous institute under the Department of Science and Technology, International Advanced Research Center for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), has developed economical electrode material from tamarind seeds and industrial cotton waste. This will enable inexpensive supercapacitor equipment.
  28. August 21 is celebrated every year as World Senior Citizen’s Day, its purpose is to create awareness and help the senior citizens in their situations. Through this day, the factors affecting the senior citizens and their social status are made aware. Through this day, they are thanked for the contribution of senior citizens towards society. The day was started by former US President Ronald Reagan, he signed the declaration on August 19, 1988, and declared August 21 as National Senior Citizen’s Day in the US. Later other countries made such a declaration to honor senior citizens. Subsequently, the United Nations General Assembly announced December 14, 1990, to celebrate August 21 as World Senior Citizens’ Day.
  29. Every year on 21 August, the International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism is celebrated by the United Nations as the International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the victims of terrorism. This day is celebrated to honor, support, and help the injured, victims, and victims of terrorism, victims, and victims all over the world. The third day is being celebrated this year, which will focus on the response to many monuments and epidemics, as it is important to take time to remember and honor the victims of terrorism. Organized a high-level program on “Not Forgotten: Stories of Remembrance of Victims of Terrorism”, in partnership with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, to tell the victims of the tragedy that occurred to them and to tell people about their survival experience. Will go.
  30. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said on 20 August that India’s second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 has completed one year in the lunar orbit. According to ISRO, currently, all Chandrayaan-2 equipment is performing well. Fuel is sufficient to keep Chandrayaan-2 operational for seven more years. Although the soft-landing attempt was not successful last year, the orbiter was successfully placed into lunar orbit.
  31. Former cricketer, administrator, and pitch curator, Gopalaswamy Iyer Kasturirangan passed away. He was born on 12 October 1930 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. His career began in the Ranji Trophy season 1948–49 from Mysore and he retired from first-class cricket after the 1962–63 season. Gopalaswamy Kasturirangan was a fast bowler who played 36 first-class matches and captained the Mysore Ranji team (now Karnataka). Apart from this, he also served as the Chairman of the BCCI Grounds and Pitch Committee and the Vice President of the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA).

 

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