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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

India Ranked 57th in Digital Quality of Life 2020, Denmark tops: DQL Index 2020 by SurfShark

In accordance with the 2nd edition of global research “Digital Quality of Life (DQL) Index 2020”  released by online privacy solutions provider SurfShark, India ranked 57th out of 85 countries in terms of overall category.


INOX Group to sponsor Team India for Tokyo Olympics: IOA

Indian Olympic Association (IOA), a governing body for the Olympic Movement in India and INOX Group has signed a sponsorship agreement to support Team India for Tokyo Olympics, which was rescheduled to be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021.

India and Israel Signed Cultural Agreement to Strengthen Bilateral Relations to Promote People to People Exchange

India signed a cultural agreement with Israel, which outlines a three year programme of cooperation for 2020 to 2023, to strengthen the strategic bilateral relations through promoting the people to people exchange.

NATIONAL AFFAIRS


NSC, JCI Sign MoU for Supply of Certified Jute Seeds to Farmers in 2021-22

National Seeds Corporation (NSC) and Jute Corporation of India (JCI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to improve the production and productivity of raw Jute in the country.




Report of NCRP 2020: Cancer in India may rise from 13.9 Lakh in 2020 to 15.7 lakh in 2025

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) – National Centre for Disease Informatics & Research (NCDIR), Bengaluru released.




IIT Roorkee, BIS Sign MoU to Cooperate in Standardisation and Conformity Assessment

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee and Bureau of India Standards (BIS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for collaboration in areas of Standardisation and Conformity Assessment based on equality and reciprocity. 




L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering Signed MoU with NTPC Ltd for CO2 to Methanol Demonstration Plant

As per the MoU LTHE will be the engineering, procurement and construction management partner to build a carbon dioxide (CO2) to methanol demonstration plant in NTPC Power Station. 




BANKING & FINANCE

NPCI Launched its Subsidiary Firm, ‘NPCI International Payments Limited’; Appointed Ritesh Shukla as its CEO

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




Lakshmi Vilas Bank Launched ‘LAKSHMI digiGO’, a Contactless Online Instant Savings Account Opening Facility

This initiative will help people to avail the most required banking services instantly through the website on account of COVID-19 pandemic.


Unitus Ventures Received Rs 75 Crore from SIDBI; will Strengthen the Deployment of its Fund II

Unitus Ventures has received an investment of Rs 75 crore (USD 10 million) under Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)’s Fund of Funds for Start-ups initiative enabled by the Government of India. 


APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS          

Keith Rowley Becomes Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago for a 2nd Consecutive Term

About Republic of Trinidad and Tobago:
Capital– Port of Spain
Currency– Trinidad and Tobago dollar
President– Paula-Mae Weekes O.R.T.T.


Francisco Asue is Reappointed as the Prime Minister of Equatorial Guinea

About Republic of Equatorial Guinea:
Prime Minister– Francisco Asue
President– Teodoro Obiang
Capital– Malabo
Currency– Central African CFA franc


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

First Rockets Produced by Private Sector Successfully Test Fired: Economic Explosives Ltd (EEL)

In a major boost for Make in India, the first ever Pinaka rockets fully manufactured by the private sector company “Economic Explosives Ltd (EEL)” have been successfully test fired by the army at a firing range in Pokhran, Rajasthan.


Iran Unveiled Locally Made Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile, Martyr Qassem Soleimani & Cruise Missile, Martyr Abu Mahdi

Iran(officially the Islamic Republic of Iran)  has inaugurated a locally made surface-to-surface ballistic missile, called Martyr Qassem Soleimani, which has a range of 1,400 kilometers-km (870-mile) and a new cruise missile, called Martyr Abu Mahdi which has a range of over 1000 km(620-mile).
About Iran:
Capital– Tehran
Currency– Iranian Rial
President– Hassan Rouhani


OBITUARY

Former India Goalkeeper Bhaskar Maity passed away at 67



Former Cricketer Gopalaswamy Kasturirangan dies of heart attack at 89



BOOKS & AUTHORS

Book titled “India Tomorrow: Conversations with the Next Generation of Political Leaders” released on August, 2020

The book is written by American academicians Pradeep Chhibber and Harsh Shah and published by Oxford University Press (OUP).


IMPORTANT DAYS

Sadbhavan Diwas 2020 – August 20



World Mosquito Day 2020: August 20