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Current Affairs Of 13 August 2020

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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Russia Becomes 1st Country to Register COVID-19 Vaccine, ‘Sputnik V’

Russia becomes the 1st country to officially register a coronavirus(COVID-19) vaccine and declare it ready for use. The vaccine will be marketed in foreign markets under the name ‘Sputnik V’, after the world’s first satellite Sputnik. The vaccine has been developed jointly by the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology and the Russian Defence Ministry.

About Russia:
Capital Moscow
Currency– Russian Ruble
President– Vladimir V. Putin


Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko wins sixth term with 80% of votes

The Central Election Commission of the Republic of Belarus said that the country’s longtime authoritarian leader Alexander Grigoryevich Lukashenko has won his sixth consecutive presidential term(1994-present) by taking over 80% of the votes. 

About Belarus:
Capital – Minsk
Prime Minister – Roman Golovchenko
President – Alexander Lukashenko

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Narendra Singh Tomar Launched Krishi Megh, KVC ALUNET & Online Accreditation System for Agricultural Institutions

About Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (MoAFW):
Narendra Singh Tomar Constituency– Morena, Madhya Pradesh (MP)
Minister of State (MoS) for agriculture, cooperation & farmers welfare– Kailash Choudhary


Atal Innovation Mission in association with Dell Technologies launched the 2nd Edition of Student Entrepreneurship Program 

The Programme’s association with Dell Technologies will help student innovators to work closely with Dell Volunteers. 

About Atal Innovation Mission (AIM)
Mission Director – Ramanan Ramanathan 
Headquarters – New Delhi

MoTA: The Nine ‘Tribal Freedom Fighters’ Museums to Recognise the Tribal Freedom Fighters will be Completed by 2022

About Ministry of Tribal Affairs(MoTA):
Union Minister– Arjun Munda
Minister of State– Renuka Singh Saruta

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat Launched the Swachh Bharat Mission Academy

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister for Jal Shakti launched the Swachh Bharat Mission(SBM) Academy, an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) based free mobile online training course with modules on the Open Defecation Free (ODF) Plus programme at an event in New Delhi. 

About Ministry of Jal Shakti (MoJS):
Union Minister- Gajendra Singh Shekhawat(Constituency- Jodhpur, Rajasthan)
Minister of State– Rattan Lal Kataria(Constituency- Ambala, haryana)


ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Reliance Foundation partnered with USAID to Launch the W-GDP WomenConnect Challenge Across India

Under the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative, US Agency for International Development (USAID) and Reliance Foundation have partnered with Reliance Foundation to bridge the gender digital divide in India. 


AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS       

Mukesh Ambani becomes 4th richest man in world: Bloomberg Index

Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani has surpassed Bernard Arnault, chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton to become the world’s fourth-richest person.


  • As per the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Ambani’s net worth is now at $80.2 billion (approx Rs 6 lakh crore) after adding $22 billion to his wealth in 2020.
  • Mr Ambani was behind Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos (net worth $187 billion), Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates ($121 billion) and Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg ($102 billion)
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS         

Centre Formed committee for procurement, administration of COVID-19 vaccine; Headed by Dr VK Paul

 the Central Government has formulated an expert committee namely “National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration” under the chairmanship of Dr VK Paul, a member (health) at the NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog to consider the logistics, ethical aspects of procurement, and administration of COVID-19 vaccine in discussion with all state governments and vaccine manufacturers.


Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson of ICRIER think tank resigns; Pramod Bhasin becomes the New Chairman

Pramod Bhasin the current vice chairman of the board of governors of ICRIER is appointed as the new Chairman.


ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS        

CCI Approved Proposed Combination Pertaining to JV Formation between Honda Motor and Hitachi

About CCI:
Headquarters– New Delhi, India
Chairman– Ashok Kumar Gupta

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Skyroot Aerospace, India’s 1st Private Aerospace Company to Test Fire 1st of its Kind Upper Stage Rocket Engine Named “Raman”

Skyroot Aerospace, Indian aerospace startup successfully test fired an upper stage rocket engine “Raman”India’s first 100% 3D printed bi-propellant liquid rocket engine injector named after the Nobel laureate Sir CV Raman.


OBITUARY

Renowned Urdu Poet Rahat Indori passes away at 70


Veteran Sports Journalist Gopal Krishna Menon Passed Away at 93



IMPORTANT DAYS

International Youth Day 2020 – August 12

The 2020 IYD is celebrated under the theme – “Youth Engagement for Global Action”


World Elephant Day 2020 – August 12



STATE NEWS

Goa signs MoU with NSDC for setting up World-Class Skill Development Institute

Goa’s Directorate of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (DSDE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) for setting up an Institute to provide Advanced Skills Training. 

About Goa:
Capital – Panaji
Chief Minister – Pramod Sawant
Governor – Satya Pal Malik

Delhi Gov Signed an MoU with IIT-Bombay and Tata Projects Limited for Smog Tower

The Delhi government has signed an Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with  Indian Institutes of Technology(IIT)-Bombay and Tata Projects Limited to construct a  20 metre high smog tower in Connaught Place, New Delhi following the orders of Supreme Court(SC).