AUGUST 2ND Week important current affairs one liner

PRAHLAD SINGH PATEL virtually inaugurated 1st golf course of Mizoram, “THENZAWL Golf Resort”                 under SWADESH DARSHAN Scheme.

  1. UTTARAKHAD to develop India’s first snow leopard conservation centre in UTTARKASHI forests.
  2. The Northern Railway ran its first VYAPAR Mala Express train from KISHANGANJ in Delhi bound for JIRANIA in Tripura for small traders.
  3. The GOI has contributed 15.46 M$ to the India-UN Development Partnership Fund as a support to fellow developing nations for their 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development projects.
  4. KHADI and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) have signed a MOU to supply mustard oil.
  5. A device named “AJO-Neo” developed by SNBNCBS(S.N. Bose National Centre For Basic Sciences) for non-invasive screening of BILIRUBIN level in new-born.
  6. Andhra Pradesh Government signed an MOU with ISB(Indian school of business) to drive economic growth of the state
  7. MANOHAR LAL, CM of Haryana launched the ‘PARIVAR PEHCHAN PATRAS’(PPP), an initiative of the state government for effective and efficient delivery of central and state schemes to the people in a transparent way.
  8. World Lung Cancer Day 2020 is observed on August 1st.
  10. William English, co-creator of computer mouse, passes away.
  11. Father of Modern Indian theatre & PADMA SHREE AWARDEE EBRAHIM ALKAZI Passed Away.
  12. Spanish Footballer IKER CASILLAS announces retirement at the age of 39.
  13. A first new species of TWIGHOPPER, genus CLADONOTUS Saussure, was discovered from the SINHARAJA rainforest of Sri Lanka by Croatian and German researchers.
  14. SC has made it mandatory for all municipal corporations and state pollution control boards to use the‘COVID19BWM App’to track biomedical waste on a daily basis.
  15. USA conducted test flight of unarmed LGM-30G Minuteman III
  16. AIRTEL Announced the Multi Year Strategic Collaboration with Amazon to provide a comprehensive set of cloud solutions to Startups and SME.
  17. India extended 18 M$ Line of Credit to Maldives for expansion of fishing facilities at MIFCO (Maldives Industrial Fisheries Company)
  18. The report titled “Policy Brief: Education during COVID-19 and beyond”states that around 23.8 million additional children and youths may drop out to education in 2021 due to the economic impacts of COVID-19.
  19. India’s first mobile RT-PCR COVID lab was inaugurated by Karnataka’s Medical Education Minister Dr. K SUDHAKAR in Karnataka
  20. Chhattisgarh government launched SHAHEED MAHENDRA KARMA TENDUPATTA SANGRAHAK SAMAJIK SURAKSHA YOJANA for TENDU leaves collectors
  21. Haryana Government launched 2 schemes namely MAHILA EVAM KISHORI SAMMAN YOJANA & MUKHYA MANTRI DOODH UPHAR YOJANA for state’s girls & women.
  22. August 6th of every year is observed as Hiroshima Dayto mark the world’s first atomic bombing on Hiroshima, Japan during World War II
  23. YATISH YADAV’S new book titled ‘RAW: A History of India’s Covert Operations’ offers a peek into the exploits of Indian spymasters
  24. Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction novelist SHIRLEY ANN GRAU passed away.
  25. Indian Railways has launched an Overhead Equipment (OHE) Inspection app which will help in minimizing the train delays and long waits due to technical snags.
  26. Win Trade Fantasy Sports(WTF) appoints SURESH RAINA & HARMANPREET KAUR as global brand ambassadors.
  27. AJAY TYAGI, Chairman of SEBI gets Another 18 Months Extension
  28. MANOJ SINHA appointed as Lt Governor of J&K who Succeeds GIRISH CHANDRA MURMU.
  29. Malayalam film ‘MOOTHON’and National Award winning documentary ‘SON RISE’won awards at the 20th edition of New York Indian Film Festival(NYIFF) of Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC)
  30. Indian Express Journalist DIPANKAR GHOSE and PARI, a Non-Profit Journalism Website Bags PREM BHATIA AWARD 2020 
  31. As per Future Brand Index 2020, Reliance Industries Ranked as 2nd Biggest Brand & Apple Topped the list.
  32. As per the report by the ADB published, if the economic impact of Covid-19 persists throughout the year then global remittances may fall by 108.6 B$ in 2020.
  33. AIRTEL PAYMENTS BANK partnered with BHARTI AXA General Insurance to offer “Smart Plan Shop Package Policy”.
  34. CSIR signed MOU with FSSAI for Collaborative Research and Information Dissemination in the area of food and nutrition.
  35. RAMESH POKHRIYAL, inaugurated the global conference on “Reimagining and Transforming the University: Confluence of Ideas during and Beyond the COVID-19 Disruption”hosted by O.P. JINDAL Global University (JGU) and International Institute for Higher Education Research and Capacity Building (IIHED).
  36. The Insolvency and
    Bankruptcy Board of India has amended the  IBBI(Voluntary Liquidation Process) Regulations, 2017 by IBBI(Voluntary Liquidation Process) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2020.
  37. DEFENCE Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) PUNE wins first prize in Smart India HACKATHON 2020
  38. FLIPKART signed a MOU with Uttar Pradesh Government’s One District, One Product (ODOP) scheme. 
  39. Meghalaya Cabinet Approves Policy on Reservation of 50% seats for Women in Village Employment Councils
  40. On August 08, 2020 Government of India commemorated the 78th Anniversary of the “Quit India Movement”. 
  41. ICC Retains India as the Host of 2021 Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup & Australia to Host Men’s T20 2020 World Cup in 2022.
  42. SII Partnered with GAVI and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to accelerate the manufacture & Delivery of COVID-19 vaccines for India
  43. DIAL develops ‘AIR SUVIDHA’, 1st of its kind portal for all international arriving passengers across India
  44. Government Forms Panel Under RODTEP (Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products) Scheme for Exporters to be Headed by G K PILLAI.
  45. IIT-KHARAGPUR Researchers Bags GANDHIAN Young Technological Innovation Awards 2020 for Clean Energy Research
  46. India’s first ‘KISAN RAIL’ flagged off from DEVLALI Railway Station of Maharashtra that carries fruits like Pomegranate, Banana, Grapes etc and vegetables like Capsicum, Cauliflower etc.
  47. NHAI signs MOU with IIT Delhi to set up COE(Centre of Excellence ) for Advance Data Management System for Highways.
  48. UNESCO Recognizes VENKATRAIPUR & NOLIASAHI of ODISHA as ‘Tsunami Ready’ & India Becomes 1st Country in Indian Ocean Region to Receive the Honor.
  49. SIMPLILEARN and NSDC Announce Collaboration to Up skill Professionals in Digital Skills.
  50. Prime Minister MAHINDA RAJAPAKSA registers victory in Sri Lankan Parliamentary elections.
  51. The FAOunveiled a new Platform, “Technical Platform on the Measurement and Reduction of Food Loss and Waste” to support the global reduction of food loss and waste.
  52. Maharashtra Became the First State to Partner with Google India to Provide Learning Tools for Schools.
  53. 6th edition of National Handloom Day is observed on August 7th 2020 to commemorate the SWADESHI MOVEMENT.
  54. NEENA RAIAuthored the book titled “AMAZING AYODHYA”to tell the history of AYODHYA.
  55. PADMA SHRI AWARDEE and prominent cultural historian and exponent of MEWATI GHARANA MUKUND Lath passed away.
  56. Veteran CPM leader and former West Bengal Transport Minister SHYAMAL CHAKRABORTY passed away.
  57. Writer and activist SADIA DEHLVI passed away.
  58. SAI associated with CISCE and CBSE launches KHELO India mobile app Online Training PROGRAMME for PE Teachers & Principals
  59. LIC acquired 4.23% Stake of YES Bank.
  60. PNB Housing Finance appoints HARDAYAL PRASAD, Former SBI Card Head as New MD and CEO.
  61. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) appointed Professor PRADEEP KUMAR JOSHI as its new Chairman & he Succeeds ARVIND SAXENA.
  62. Former J&K Governor GC MURMU appointed as 14th CAG(Comptroller and Auditor General) & he replaces RAJIV MEHRISHI.
  63. ADBsigned 200 M$ financing deal with Reliance Bangladesh LNG and Power Limited for 718 mw power plant in Bangladesh.
  64. EXIM BANK extends 250M$ line of credit to MOZAMBIQUE to improve the power supply quality.
  65. PM NARENDRA MODI Launched Submarine Cable Connectivity to Andaman & Nicobar Islands (CANI) at a cost of about Rs 1224 CR.
  66. PIYUSH GOYAL and PRALHAD JOSHI Dedicated the Railway Museum at HUBBALLI to the Nation Over Video Conference & it is the first of its kind in North Karnataka and the second in the Southern Western Railways after the historic Rail Museum at MYSURU.
  67. DEFENCE Minister RAJNATH SINGH Restricted Import of 101 DEFENCE itemsto boost indigenous DEFENCE manufacturing on the lines of “ATMANIRBHAR BHARAT”.
  68. MODI launched ‘GANDAGI MUKT BHARAT’, a special week long campaign from August 8, 2020 for SWACHHATA in the run up to Independence Day.
  69. Punjab Cricket Association (PCA)is set to name its new stadium in MULLANPUR, New Chandigarh, Punjab after the late Maharaja YADAVINDRA Singh.
  70. NIRMALA SITHARAMAN announced that the Central Government have extended its Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS), credit guarantee scheme for MSME, to cover the loans given to the large firms, self-employed professionals and people who have taken a loan for business purpose.
  71. Haryana CM MANOHAR LAL KHATTAR launched Anti Bullying Campaign of Faridabad Police over Social Media with username @FBDPOLICE to report any form of bullying in the schools, colleges, neighborhood, home and workplace
  72. Andhra Pradesh Signed an MOU with US based The Boston Group to Setup Centre at Visakhapatnam dedicated to Research and Development (R&D) in the Information Technology sector.
  73. Bihar State Pollution Control Board Signs MOA with IIT, Delhi for air quality management.
  74. Chhattisgarh’s JAGDALPUR Became the First Municipal Corporation of India to Provide Forest Land Right Certificates to Urban People.
  75. The 9th August 2020 Marks the 75th anniversaryof the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan.
  76. The United Nations(UN’s) International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is annually observed on 9th August.
  77. World Bio fuel Dayis observed annually on August 10 to raise awareness about the importance of non-fossil fuels as an alternative to conventional fossil fuels.
  78. Books Titled ‘Corona KAVITHAKAL’ ‘Republic Day 2020’ and ‘Thus Speaks the Governor’ Authored by Mizoram Governor Released.
  79. Former Indian Football player LAISHRAM MANITOMBI Singh passed away.
  80. MAX EMILIAN VERSTAPPENfrom Netherland had won F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.
  81. Capital India Finance Limited (CIFL) has appointed Ex-NABARD Chief HARSH KUMAR BHANWALAas its Executive Chairman.
  82. MOHAMED OULD BILAL Appointed as Prime Minister of Islamic Republic of Mauritania.
  83. WALTER ROGER MARTOS RUIZ Becomes New Prime Minister of Peru.
  84. National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI)has launched ‘nth Rewards’, a business intelligence and analytics enabled omni-channel multi-branded loyalty platform.
  85. SBM Bank IndiaCollaborated with INSTAREM to Enhance Outbound Remittance Experience from India.
  86. The International Financial Corporation(IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has committed to invest Rs 75 CR in ENDIYA PARTNERS FUND II.
  87. RAJNATH SINGH Launched DPSUs (DEFENCE Public Sector Undertakings) and OFB’s(Ordnance Factory Board) Modernization Projects During ATMA NIRBHAR Week (Aug7-14, 2020).
  88. India, Maldives signed Contract for the Development of 5 Eco-Tourism Zones in ADDU atoll of Maldives under HICDP.
  89. PRAKASH JAVADEKAR launched the booklet on “Best practices of Human-Elephant Conflict Management in India”to strengthen coexistence of the human-elephant, during the event on the eve of World Elephant Day.
  90. On the lines of Government of India vision of “Minimum Government and Maximum Governance”, the Ministry of textiles has abolished it’s another advisory body, Cotton Advisory Board (CAB), and notified that all eight Textiles Research Associations (TRAs) have ceased to be ”affiliated bodies” of the ministry.
  91. NITIN GADKARI, Union Minister for MSME and Road Transport & Highways addressed the “India@75 Summit – Mission 2022”organized by the confederation of Indian Industries(CII).
  92. NTPChas achieved 100 Billion Units (BU) of cumulative power generation in the ongoing fiscal year.
  93. India’s leading NBFC, Power Finance Corporation Ltd (PFC)has signed a MOA with District Administration of SIDDHARTHNAGAR, Uttar Pradesh(UP)to construct 2 Modular Operation Theatre Rooms in the District Hospital, SIDDHARTHNAGAR.
  94. IC-IMPACTS (The India-Canada Centre for Innovative Multidisciplinary Partnerships to Accelerate Community Transformation and Sustainability) 2020 Annual Research Conference held Virtually on Aug 6-7, 2020
  95. MOZAMMEL HAQUE, Bangladesh War Liberation Minister announced the decision to construct a standalone monument for the Indian Soldiers who were killed by Pakistan in 1971 Liberation War against Pakistan.
  96. Mumbai’s DADAR has become the first city in India to have women symbols on traffic signals.
  97. World Lion Day is observed across the world on August 10 every year.
  98. Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama is all set to release his new book titled “Our Only Home: A climate Appeal to the world”on Climate change, co-written by German environmental Journalist Franz Alt in November.
  99. PRAKASH JAVADEKAR Released EBOOK, ‘Connecting, Communicating, Changing’ Chronicling the Vice President’s 3rd year in office.
  100. New Plant Species “ARDISIA RAMASWAMII” of Genus ARDISIA Identified by JNTBGRI(Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute) Named After M S RAMASWAMI.
  101. Lebanon’s Prime Minister HASSAN DIAB Government Steps Down due to public outrage and the pressure from within his own Cabinet as his government was blamed for the August 4 explosion in Beirut’s port.
  102. Journalists NITIN SETHI and SHIV SAHAY SINGH Bagged Asian College of Journalism Award 2019.
  103. BSE signs MOU with two Akola based Bullion Trade Association for Deepening Commodity Derivatives Market in India.
  104. South Indian Bankhas obtained in-principle approval from the RBI to set up a wholly owned non- financial subsidiary for undertaking activities permitted by RBI.
  105. PAYTM Launched India’s 1st Pocket Android POS Device, ‘PAYTM All-in-One Portable Android Smart POS’ for contactless ordering and payments in India.
  106.  The DEFENCE Acquisition Council (DAC) in its meeting under the Chairmanship of RAJNATH SINGH has approved the capital acquisitions of various platforms and equipment for an approximate cost of Rs 8,722.38 CR.
  107. Secretary of Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), RAJESH VERMA released the “Report of the Committee on Business Responsibility Reporting (BRR)” which has recommended a new reporting framework called as ”Business Responsibility and Sustainability Report (BRSR)”.
  108. NITI AAYOG’S ATAL Innovation Mission collaborated with Dell Technologies & launched the 2nd edition of Student Entrepreneurship Program for young innovators of ATAL Tinkering Labs (ATLs).
  109. MOTA announced that Nine ‘Tribal Freedom Fighters’ Museums to Recognize the Tribal Freedom Fighters will be Completed by 2022.
  110. GAJENDRA SINGH SHEKHAWAT, Union Minister for JAL SHAKTI launched the SWACHH BHARAT MISSION(SBM)Academy, an Interactive Voice Response based free mobile online training course.
  111. Russiabecomes the World’s 1st country to officially register a COVID-19 vaccine with the name ‘Sputnik V’ & it is developed jointly by the GAMALEYA RESEARCH INSTITUTE of Epidemiology and Microbiology and the Russian DEFENCE Ministry.
  112. Republic of Belarus said that the country’s longtime authoritarian leader ALEXANDER GRIGORYEVICH LUKASHENKO has won his sixth consecutive presidential term.
  113. LIC unveils ‘Special Revival Campaign’ to revive lapsed policies from August 10 to October 9, 2020.
  114. The Delhi governmenthas signed an MOU with  IIT-Bombayand Tata Projects Limited to construct a  20 METRE high smog tower in Connaught Place, New Delhi.
  115. The 12th August of every year since 2012 is celebrated as the World Elephant Day to create awareness on the need to conserve and preserve the giant mammals and their habitats.
  116. The United Nations International Youth Day(IYD)is annually celebrated on 12th August with the theme “Youth Engagement for Global Action”.
  117. Veteran sports journalist GOPAL KRISHNA(G.K) MENONpassed away.
  118. Urdu Poet & Lyricist, RAHAT INDORI who was being treated for COVID-19 passed away.
  119. HAL manufactured two Light Combat Helicopters (LCH) have been deployed for operations at high altitude (LEH, LADAKH sector) to support Indian Air Force missions to control situation on the India-China border.