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Current Affairs Of 28 August 2020 by gkrecall

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Ericsson & UNICEF Partnered to Map School Internet Connectivity in 35 Countries

Ericsson, Swedish Telecom Company, partnered with United Nations Children’s Fund(UNICEF) to map internet connectivity landscape for schools in 35 countries by the end of 2023 to provide digital learning access to the children.

Executive Director– Henrietta Holsman Fore
Headquarter– New York, United States (US)

Som Prakash Represented India in 5th BRICS Industry Ministers Meeting Held Through VC

Som Prakash, Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry represented India and addressed the 5th BRICS ( Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Industry Ministers Meeting held through Virtual Conference. 
About BRICS:
Chairmanship– Russia (India will assume the Chairmanship of BRICS in 2021)
Members–  Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.


Union Minister Piyush Goyal launches National GIS-enabled Land Bank system

Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal e-launched the National GIS(Geographic Information System)-enabled Land Bank system (https://iis.ncog.gov.in/parks) for six states. 
The platform will provide a database of industrial areas/clusters across the country and will serve as a one-stop solution to the free and easy accessibility of all industrial information.

AIFC signs MoU with FCA for the development of Football in India and Australia

the Association of Indian Football Coaches (AIFC) and Football Coaches Australia(FCA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) to support the development of football in both India and Australia. 


RBI Announced Purchase & Sale of Govt Securities under OMO worth Rs 20,000 crore

Innoviti and Visa Partnered to develop installments platform for face-to-face transactions

Innoviti Payment Solutions Pvt. Ltd.(Innoviti) and Visa have partnered to develop an installment platform, which will enable the issuers to extend credit to their cardholders at face-to-face Point of Sale(PoS) in India.

About Visa:
Headquarters– California, United States
Chairman and CEO– Alfred F. Kelly, Jr.

HDFC Bank to Partner with Adobe to Enhance Digital Customer Experiences

HDFC Bank announced a strategic partnership with Adobe to enhance the Digital Experiences of its Customers.  The partnership is powered by Adobe Experience Cloud Solutions and will help HDFC Bank to deliver personalised digital experiences to existing as well as new customers, at anytime and anywhere.

About HDFC Bank:
MD & CEO (Designate) – Sashidhar Jagdishan (Will Succeed Aditya Puri on October 27, 2020)
Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra

Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Launched 1st of its Kind ‘Smart Assist’, a Real-time Assistance Service

Through a secure screen sharing feature, the service allows the customers to connect with the company to avail real-time assistance on completing the purchase anywhere. 

About Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company Limited:
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer– Tarun Chugh
HeadQuarters– Pune, Maharashtra


Mahindra Signed MoU with Israeli Firm – REE Automotive to Develop Electric Commercial Vehicles

Mahindra & Mahindra(M&M), a Mumbai based company (a part of Mahindra Group) signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with REE Automotive, a Tel-Aviv, Israel based startup firm to explore development and manufacturing of electric commercial vehicles for the global market.


Marieke Lucas Rijneveld becomes Youngest Author to Win International Booker Prize for the Book ‘The Discomfort of Evening’

Dutch Author Marieke Lucas Rijneveld won the 2020 International Booker Prize for the Literary fiction book ‘The Discomfort of Evening’. Rijneveld became the youngest author to win the prize at the age of 29.


Centre Sets up Panel to Modify the Charter of DRDO labs; Headed by Prof V Ramagopal Rao

The panel also work towards the minimising the overlap of technologies they are working on at a time.


IIT Alumni Council Partnered with Russoft & Moscow State University to Build World’s Largest & Fastest Hybrid Quantum Computer

Indian Institute of Technology’s (IIT) Alumni Council has signed an agreement with Russia’s Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) and Russoft, an association of software developing companies, to access and transfer key technologies from Russia to build the world’s largest and fastest hybrid quantum computer in India.


Computer Pioneer Arnold Spielberg, who Co-designed GE-225 Mainframe Computer Passed Away


Army Chief General Released a Book Titled “National Security Challenges: Young Scholars’ Perspective” Authored by University students

General Manoj Mukund(MM) Naravane, Chief of Army Staff released a book titled, “National Security Challenges: Young Scholars’ Perspective” authored by university students, ranging from the undergraduate level to doctoral candidates.