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Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank and SBI General Insurance Co Ltd Signed MoU to Sell General Insurance Products 

Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank (KVGB) and SBI General Insurance Co Ltd have signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) in  Dharwad, Karnataka to sell general insurance products through the branches of KVGB. 

About Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank:
Headquarters– Dharwad, Karnataka
Chairman– P Gopi Krishna

RBL Bank Partnered with Accenture to Accelerate its Digital Transformation 

RBL Bank has entered into a strategic partnership with Accenture to transform and enhance the future readiness of the bank’s Information Technology (IT) systems and accelerate its digital transformation journey. 

About RBL Bank:
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
MD & CEO– Vishwavir Ahuja

SBI Partners with AddaCorner to Launch ‘Online Home Carnival’

State Bank of India (SBI) has partnered with India’s First Real-Time Group Negotiation E-Platform, AddaCorner to launch ‘Online Home Carnival’, which will help in boosting the Real Estate market in Bangalore. Along with the launch of ‘Online Home Carnival’, AddaCorner was also launched. 

Tata Capital Ltd Launched a New Service, ‘Swift Insta Personal Loans’ on Whatsapp

Tata Capital Ltd(Tata Capital), the financial services arm of the Tata Group launched its new service called, ‘Swift Insta Personal Loans’ (SIPL) on WhatsApp. Through the new service, the existing customers can easily apply for loans and receive sanctions for personal loans (on a single platform) using TIA, a chatbot of Tata Capital on Whatsapp.


Ministry Of Tourism Inked MoU with TAAI & FICCI Ladies Organisation for Women’s Economic Empowerment through Tourism

Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Ladies Organisation (FLO) inked a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Tourism for women empowerment through video conference.


WHO Urged Developed Nations to Join Covax Facility to Counter “Vaccine Nationalism”  

In order to provide rapid, fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines worldwide, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has invited countries to join its Covid-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) facility by August 31, 2020. 

About World Health Organization (WHO):
Director-General–  Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Headquarter– Geneva, Switzerland


National Sports Awards 2020 Announced; 73 Awardees in 7 Categories

National Sports Awards 2020 were announced by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. The awards were recommended by the Selection Committee headed by Justice (Retd.) Mukundakam Sharma (former Judge of Supreme Court of India)

Anand Mahindra, Shantanu Narayen to Receive 2020 Leadership Awards from USISPF

US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) announced that Mahindra Group Chairman, Anand Mahindra and Adobe Chairman & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Shantanu Narayen will receive the 2020 Leadership Awards for their exemplary vision and effort towards the promotion of US-India Bilateral Ties.  


Ashwani Bhatia Appointed as Managing Director of SBI; Succeeds PK Gupta

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi appointed Ashwani Bhatia, Deputy Managing Director (DMD), State Bank of India (SBI) as the Managing Director (MD) of SBI, effective from his date of assumption upto the date of his superannuation(May 31, 2022) or until further orders, whichever is earlier. 

Former Finance Secretary Rajiv Kumar Appointed as New Election Commissioner

Retired IAS officer and Former Finance Secretary Rajiv Kumar was appointed as the Election Commissioner with effect from August 31, 2020. He succeeds Ashok Lavasa.

About Election Commission of India:
Chief Election Commissioner – Sunil Arora.
Headquarters – New Delhi.


ICICI Lombard & Bharti AXA Signed Definitive Agreements to Merge their Insurance Businesses

ICICI Lombard General Insurance Co. Ltd.(ICICI Lombard) and Bharti AXA General Insurance Co. Ltd.(Bharti AXA) have signed definitive agreements to merge their insurance business.


Nitin Jairam Gadkari launched ‘Harit Path’, Mobile App developed by NHAI to monitor highway plantation

Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways launched the mobile app, “Harit Path” for monitoring plantations and transplantation of trees along the highway, during the meeting to review the New Green Highway Policy (Plantation). 


Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh releases book on Cancer edited by noted Oncologist Dr Ashok Vaid

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh launched a book on cancer – “Gastric Cancer” edited by Dr Ashok K. Vaid.  He is a Noted Oncologist and was awarded Padma Shri in 2009 for his outstanding work in the field of medicine. 


International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief 2020 – August 22

Earth Overshoot Day 2020: August 22