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Current Affairs Of 22 August 2020 by gkrecall

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

LS Speaker Om Birla Attends Inaugural Ceremony of 5th World Conference of Speakers of Parliament

About Om Birla:
Constituency – Kota-Bundi, Rajasthan
Political Party – Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)


NATIONAL AFFAIRS

5th Swachh Survekshan 2020 Announced by Hardeep Singh Puri; Indore is India’s Cleanest City 4th Time in a Row

About Swachh Survekshan:
Launched in 2016 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi its objective was to monitor the performance of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, which was launched on October 2, 2014, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.



MoU Signed between Ministry of Shipping and MSDE for Development in Port and Maritime Sector

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Ministry of Shipping (MoS) and Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship(MSDE) for skilling, re-skilling and upskilling of manpower in Port, Maritime sectors.




Atal Innovation Mission and Sweden Healthcare Innovation Centre Partners to Boost Startup Ecosystem

Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog and Business Sweden on behalf of India-Sweden Healthcare Innovation Centre signed a virtual Statement of Intent (SoI) to boost the culture of innovation in India.
About Sweden:
Prime Minister– Stefan Löfven
Capital- Stockholm
Currency– Swedish krona




IIM Kozhikode signs MoU with Switzerland based HELP Logistics

Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIM-K) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Switzerland based HELP Logistics to engage in a collaborative partnership to provide consulting services and logistics training for the humanitarian community in South Asia.

BANKING & FINANCE



HSBC India Becomes 1st Foreign Bank in India to launch a ‘Green Deposit Programme’ for Corporate Clients to Finance Green Initiatives

This will enable companies to support environmentally-beneficial projects. 




ECONOMY & BUSINESS

IBM Collaborates with NSDC to Offer Free Digital Education Platform for Skill Development

IBM (International Business Machines Corporation) announced its collaboration with National Skill Development Corporation(NSDC) to offer a free digital education platform on emerging technologies and professional skill development and to equip the next generation with digital skills.




SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Google launches Kormo Jobs app in India

Google has launched an android app called “Kormo Jobs” for job seekers in India,which aims to provide entry-level jobs and helps job seekers find and apply for positions across India.

L&T Built Interceptor Boat ‘ICGS C-454’ of Indian Coast Guard Launched at Surat

About Larsen & Toubro Limited:
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
MD & CEO– S.N. Subrahmanyan




SPORTS

Ronnie O’Sullivan Wins Sixth World Snooker Championship 2020 at Crucible





BOOKS & AUTHORS

A Book Titled ‘One Arranged Murder’ Authored by Chetan Bhagat to be Released 

The book will be published by Westland Publications Ltd. It is the author’s  9th novel and 11th book overall.




IMPORTANT DAYS

International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism 2020 – August 21





World Senior Citizen’s Day 2020: August 21




STATE NEWS

AP Govt Signed MoU with Reliance Retail, Jio and Allana Group to Help Women SHGs Market Their Products

As part of implementation of the YSR Cheyutha scheme, Andhra Pradesh(AP) government has signed an Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with Reliance Retail, Reliance Jio Infocomm and Allana Group to empower women and help women Self-Help Groups(SHGs) in the state to market their products. 


UP Signs Agreement with Israel for Water Resource Management in Bundelkhand

The government of Uttar Pradesh (UP) signed an agreement with the Israel’s Water Resource Minister for the water resource management in Bundelkhand region in Uttar Pradesh.


MP Police’s ‘Ek Sankalp – Bujurgo ke naam’ campaign proves to be boon for senior citizens

In the state of Madhya Pradesh, a unique campaign ‘Ek Sankalp – Bujurgo ke naam’ (a commitment for elders) is being run by the Chhatarpur Police in the midst of Pandemic.