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Current Affairs Of 12 August 2020

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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Bangladesh Decided to Construct a Monument for the Indian Soldiers Killed by Pakistan in the 1971 

About Bangladesh:
Prime Minister– Sheikh Hasina
President– Abdul Hamid
Capital– Dhaka
Currency– Bangladeshi Taka

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

India, Maldives Inked Contract for Development of 5 Eco-Tourism Zones in Addu atoll of Maldives under HICDP 

India and Maldives signed a contract for the development of five eco-tourism zones in Addu atoll of Maldives during an online signing ceremony held from Addu City. The virtual ceremony was attended by High Commissioner of India to the Maldives Sunjay Sudir and Maldives Foreign Secretary Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed.

About Maldives:
Capital– Male
Currency– Maldivian rufiyaa
President– Ibrahim Mohamed Solih

Prakash Javadekar Launched the Booklet on Best practices of Human-Elephant Conflict Management in India and Beta Version of “Surakhsya” 

The booklet was aimed to reduce the Human Elephant conflicts and avoid the loss of lives of both humans and elephants.

The 12th of August of every year is celebrated as the World Elephant Day all across the globe to support the preservation and protection of Elephants.

Union Minister of MSME Nitin Gadkari Addressed “India@75 Summit – Mission 2022” Organised by CII

Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises(MSME) and Road Transport & Highways addressed the “India@75 Summit – Mission 2022” organised by the confederation of Indian Industries(CII) which was focused on ‘reinventing technology in India’.

About CII:
President– Uday Kotak
Vice President– Sanjiv Bajaj
Headquarters– New Delhi

NTPC Group achieves 100 Billion Units (BU) power generation mark

Central Electricity Board (CEA) has released data in Annual Load Generation Balance Report of 2020-21. 

Power Finance Corporation Signed MoA with UP to Construct 2 Modular Operation Theatre Rooms 

India’s leading Non Banking Financial Company (NBFC), Power Finance Corporation Ltd (PFC) has signed a Memorandum of Association(MoA) with District Administration of Siddharthnagar, Uttar Pradesh(UP) to construct 2 Modular Operation Theatre Rooms in the District Hospital, Siddharthnagar. 

BANKING & FINANCE

Paytm Launched India’s 1st Pocket Android POS Device, ‘Paytm All-in-One Portable Android Smart POS’

Paytm has launched India’s 1st Pocket Android POS(Point of Sale) Device, ‘Paytm All-in-One Portable Android Smart POS’ for contactless ordering and payments in India.
About Paytm:
Headquarters– Noida, Uttar Pradesh
President– Amit Nayyar

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS     

Journalists Nitin Sethi and Shiv Sahay Singh Bagged Asian College of Journalism Award 2019 

Asian College of Journalism(ACJ) award 2019 was conferred upon Journalist Nitin Sethi for investigative journalism and K P Narayana Kumar Memorial Award 2019 for Social Impact Journalism is bestowed upon Journalist  Shiv Sahay Singh

ENVIRONMENT

Scientists Identified 77 New Species of Butterflies in Matheran Near Mumbai

OBITUARY

Former Minister & YSRCP Veteran leader Penmatsa Sambasiva Raju Passed Away 


BOOKS & AUTHORS

Prakash Javadekar Released Ebook, ‘Connecting, Communicating, Changing’ Chronicling the Vice President’s 3rd year in office

Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting released an e-version of the book ‘Connecting, Communicating, Changing’, a chronicle of Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu’s third year in office.

“Our Only Home: A Climate Appeal to the World” – A Book by Dalai Lama to release in November 

Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama is set to release his new book “Our Only Home: A climate Appeal to the world” on Climate change co-written by German environmental Journalist Franz Alt in November.

IMPORTANT DAYS

World Lion Day to be observed virtually on August 10, 2020


STATE NEWS

Mumbai becomes first city in India to have female icons on traffic signals

Mumbai’s Dadar has become the first city in India to have women symbols on traffic signals and signage, which was installed by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) that display female icons sporting triangular frock, a shift from the default representation of men.

Gujarat Launched Mukhya Mantri Kisan Sahay Yojana Replacing PMFBY to Compensate Crop Loss of Farmers for FY21

 the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani, launched Rs 1,800 crore scheme “Mukhya Mantri Kisan Sahay Yojana” by replacing “Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)”

About Gujarat:
Governor– Acharya Devvrat 
Capital– Gandhinagar

Himachal Pradesh gets approval from Centre for projects worth Rs 7922.69 Crores

Himachal Pradesh (HP) has received Investment Clearance from the Union government for six multipurpose and flood control projects involving expenditure of Rs 7,922.69 crore on 7th August, 2020.  

About Himachal Pradesh (HP):
Capital – Shima (Summer), Dharamshala (Winter)
Chief Minister – Jai Ram Thakur
Governor – Bandaru Dattatreya