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BANKING & FINANCE

International Financial Corporation to Invest Rs.75 Crore in Endiya Partners Fund II

The International Financial Corporation(IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has committed to invest Rs 75 crore (about USD 10million) in Endiya Partners Fund II.

The partnership will provide financial and strategic support to Endiya portfolio companies, resulting in increased access to growth opportunities and sustainable scalability.

NPCI Launched Omni-Channel Loyalty Platform, ‘nth Rewards’

National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) has launched ‘nth Rewards’, a business intelligence and analytics enabled omni-channel multi-branded loyalty platform.

About NPCI:
Head Office– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Managing Director(MD) & Chief Executive Officer(CEO)– Dilip Asbe

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

PM Narendra Modi Launched Submarine Cable Connectivity to Andaman & Nicobar Islands (CANI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and dedicate to the Nation, submarine Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) connecting Chennai, Tamil Nau and Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands (A&NI).

The Submarine OFC cable has been laid at a cost of about Rs 1224 Crore.

PM Launched Financing Facility of Rs.1Lakh crore Under Agriculture Infrastructure Fund & Rs 17000 Cr As 6th Installment of PM-KISAN

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Central Sector Scheme (CSS) of financing facility under the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund of Rs. 1 lakh crore via video conferencing. The duration of the scheme is 10 years i.e. from FY2020 to FY2029.

Piyush Goyal and Pralhad Joshi Dedicated the Railway Museum at Hubballi to the Nation Over Video Conference

The Railways Museum at Hubballi is the first of its kind in North Karnataka and the second in the Southern Western Railways after the historic Rail Museum at Mysuru.

About Ministry of Railways:
Union Minister– Piyush Vedprakash Goyal
Minister of State– Suresh Angadi Channabasappa

Def. Minister Rajnath Singh Restricted Import of 101 defence items 

the Department of Military Affairs (DMA), Ministry of Defence (MoD) decided to restrict import of 101 weapons and military platforms, the embargo on which is planned to be progressively implemented between 2020 and 2024, in order to boost indigenous defence manufacturing on the lines of “Atmanirbhar Bharat”.

About Ministry of Defence (MoD):
Rajnath Singh constituency– Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh (UP)
Minister of State (MoS)– Shripad Yesso Naik

PCA to Name Mullanpur Stadium After Late Maharaja Yadavindra Singh

Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) is set to name its new stadium in Mullanpur, New Chandigarh, Punjab after the late Maharaja Yadavindra Singh.

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS

Walter Roger Martos Ruiz Becomes New Prime Minister of Peru; Succeeds Pedro Cateriano

About Peru:
Capital–  Lima
Currency- Peruvian Sol(PEN)

Mohamed Ould Bilal Appointed as Prime Minister of Islamic Republic of Mauritania

About Mauritania:
Capital – Nouakchott
Currency – Ouguiya

Capital India Finance Appoints Harsh Kumar Bhanwala as Executive Chairman

Financial Services Platform, Capital India Finance Limited (CIFL) has appointed Ex-NABARD Chief Harsh Kumar Bhanwala as its Executive Chairman. Dr. Harsh Kumar Bhanwala took charge as Executive Chairman from August 06, 2020.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

IIT Kanpur in Collaboration with Agnys Waste Management Pvt. Ltd Developed Indigenous Seed Balls, ‘BEEG’ for Farmers

Indian Institutes of Technology(IIT) Kanpur in collaboration with Agnys Waste Management Private Limited (start-up at IIT Kanpur) developed indigenous seed balls named ‘BEEG’ (Biocompost Enriched Eco Friendly Globule). 

SPORTS

Max Verstappen Wins F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix 2020

This race was officially called as Emirates Formula 1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix 2020.

OBITUARY

Former Indian Football player Laishram Manitombi Singh Dies at 39 


BOOKS & AUTHORS

Books Titled ‘Corona Kavithakal’ ‘Republic Day 2020’ and ‘Thus Speaks the Governor’ Authored by Mizoram Governor Released

Books authored by Mizoram Governor PS Sreedharan Pillai titled ‘Corona Kavithakal’ was released by Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga.

IMPORTANT DAYS

World Biofuel Day 2020: August 10

the theme “Biofuels towards Atmanirbhar Bharat”.

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2020 – August 9

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2020 theme – “COVID-19 and indigenous peoples’ resilience”.

Nagasaki Day 2020 – August 9

The 9th August 2020, Marks the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan.

STATE NEWS

Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel Announced the Launch of “Indira Van Mitan Yojana” To Support Forest Dwellers

About Chhattisgarh:
Chief Minister– Bhupesh Baghel
Governor– Anusuiya Uikey
Capital– Raipur

Chhattisgarh’s Jagdalpur Became the First Municipal Corporation of India to Provide Forest Land Right Certificates to Urban People

Jagdalpur municipal corporation is one of the municipal corporations which encloses forest lands in its jurisdiction area.

Bihar State Pollution Control Board Signs MoA with IIT, Delhi for air quality management

About Bihar
Capital – Patna
Chief Minister – Nitish Kumar
Governor – Phagu Chauhan

Andhra Pradesh Signed an MoU with the Boston Group to Setup Centre at Visakhapatnam

Andhra Pradesh(AP) Government signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with US based, The Boston Group(TBG) to set up a facility at Visakhapatnam dedicated to Research and Development (R&D) in the Information Technology sector with focus on learning platforms and also leveraging advanced technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and cybersecurity.