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Current Affairs Of 25 August 2020 by gkrecall


ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Google Launches ‘The Anywhere School’ to Boost Online Learning

Google launched ‘The Anywhere School’ initiative in more than 250 countries around the world. The initiative is expected to benefit millions of students who have switched to learning from home, due to the pandemic. 


NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Centre Formulated India’s First 30 member National Council for Transgender Persons; Chaired by Union Minister of SJ&E

The 30-member council is consisted of 1Chairperson, 1 Vice-Chairperson, 13 members, 14 nominated members and 1 member secretary which is explained as below:
Chairperson: Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment (SJ&E).


Delhi Government Launched Niraman Mazdoor Registration Abhiyan for Construction Workers

The Delhi Government launched Niraman Mazdoor Registration Abhiyan for construction workers to register and utilise around 18 assistance schemesunder which a mega registration campaign for construction workers will be conducted from 24th August 2020 to 11th September 2020.

Odisha, Chhattisgarh Celebrates ‘2020 Nuakhai Juhar’, Agricultural Festival on August 23




CMIA Partnered with UNDP to Set up Help Desk for MSME amid COVID-19

The Chamber of Marathwada Industries and Agriculture (CMIA) has joined hands with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to set up a help desk for MSMEs (Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises) for providing information on various government safety guidelines, regulatory norms, schemes and support measures during the Covid-19 related business challenges.


India’s Longest River Ropeway Inaugurated in Guwahati, Assam

The Guwahati Passenger Ropeway Project connecting the Northern and Southern banks of the Brahmaputra River.

The ropeway service is 1.8 Kilometres long, making it the longest ropeway distance over a river in the entire country.

About Assam:
Capital – Dispur
Chief Minister – Sarbananda Sonowal 


India and Uzbekistan Co-chaired the First National Coordination Committee Meeting: Discussed on Trade and Investment

About Uzbekistan:
President– Shavkat Mirziyoyev
Prime Minister- Abdulla Aripov 
Capital– Tashkent
Currency– Uzbekistani soʻm


Kerala State Dragonfly Festival 2020 aka “Thumbimahotsavam 2020” Launched; Mascot is “Pantalu” 

the first ever Kerala State Dragonfly Festival 2020 aka “Thumbimahotsavam 2020” was launched by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-India State unit in collaboration with Society for Odonate Studies (SOS) and Thumbipuranam through a virtual ceremony from Kerala.


AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

Kallis, Sthalekar and Zaheer Abbas inducted into ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

Former players Jacques Kallis (South Africa), Lisa Sthalekar(Australia) and Zaheer Abbas (Pakistan) were inducted into the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Hall of Fame of the class of 2020 in a virtual ceremony. 

About ICC:
Chief Executive Officer – Manu Sawhney
Chairman – Imran Khwaja
Headquarters – Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)


Wabag Wins 2020 Global Water Award for Koyambedu TTRO Plant in Chennai

Water technology major Va Tech Wabag bagged the 2020 Global Water Award for its 45 million litres a day Tertiary Treatment Reverse Osmosis (TTRO) plant at Koyambedu in Chennai. 


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

China Successfully Launched New Optical Remote-Sensing Satellite “Gaofen-9 05” along with 2 Smaller Payloads

About China:
Capital– Beijing
Currency– Renminbi
President– Xi Jinping


BOOKS & AUTHORS

The Book “Delhi Riots 2020: the Untold Story” is Set to be Published

The book “Delhi Riots 2020: The Untold Story”authored by Monika Arora, advocate, Sonali Chitalkar(political Science) and Prerna Malhotra(English) teachers at Delhi University is set to be published by Garuda Prakashan 


IMPORTANT DAYS

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition 2020: August 23