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Current Affairs Of 7 August 2020

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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

UN’s Policy Brief: Education during COVID-19 and beyond: Around 23.8 Million Children May Drop Out of School Due to the Impacts of COVID-19

António Guterres Secretary-General of United Nations(UN) launched the report titled “Policy Brief: Education during COVID-19 and beyond” states that around 23.8 million additional children and youths may drop out or not have access to education in 2021 due to the economic impacts of COVID-19.

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

India extended US$18 mn Line of Credit to Maldives for expansion of fishing facilities at MIFCO

India has extended the Line of Credit (LoC) worth US$18 million to the Government of Maldives for the expansion of fishing facilities at Maldives Industrial Fisheries Company (MIFCO) based in Felivaru, Lhaviyani Atoll, through the development of fish collection and storage facilities, and the setting up of a tuna cooked plant and fishmeal plant.

About Maldives:
Capital– Male
Currency– Maldivian rufiyaa
President– Ibrahim Mohamed Solih

BANKING & FINANCE

Airtel Payments Bank partnered with Bharti AXA General Insurance to offer “Smart Plan Shop Package Policy”

The policy will provide financial protection in case of damage to assets inside the shop due to fire and allied perils and burglary, among others, as covered in the product.

The insurance policy has a flexible sum insured option, starting from Rs 2 lakh up to Rs 25 lakh.

About Airtel Payments Bank:
Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Anubrata Biswas
Headquarter– New Delhi, Delhi

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Global remittances may lose $108.6 bn in 2020: ADB

About Asian Development Bank (ADB):
President– Masatsugu Asakawa
Headquarters– Mandaluyong, Philippines
Members– 68 Nations

FutureBrand Index 2020: Reliance Industries Ranked 2nd Biggest Brand;Apple Topped

FutureBrand Index 2020 was released, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), Oil and Gas Company ranked as the Second Biggest Brand for its recognition associated with its growth, innovative products and customer service after Apple which topped the index.

About Reliance Industries Limited(RIL):
Founder Chairman– Dhirubhai Ambani
Chairman & Managing Director(CMD)- Mukesh Ambani
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

Indian Express Journalist Dipankar Ghose and PARI, a Non-Profit Journalism Website Bags Prem Bhatia award 2020 

Prem Bhatia award 2020 is conferred upon Indian Express reporter Dipankar Ghose– ‘Outstanding Political Reporting of The Year’ and People’s Archive of Rural India(PARI), a non-profit journalism website – ‘Outstanding Environmental Reporting of The Year’.

‘Moothon’ and ‘Son Rise’ wins awards at 20th edition of New York Indian Film Festival

Malayalam film ‘Moothon’ and National Award winning documentary ‘Son Rise’ won awards at the 20th edition of New York Indian Film Festival(NYIFF) of Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC).

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS      

Manoj Sinha appointed as Lt Governor of J&K; Succeeds Girish Chandra Murmu

About J&K:
Capital– Srinagar (summer), Jammu (winter)

Ajay Tyagi, Chairman of SEBI gets Another 18 Months Extension

About SEBI:
Headquarter– Mumbai, Maharashtra    

Win Trade Fantasy Sports(WTF) appoints Suresh Raina, Harmanpreet Kaur as global brand ambassadors

Indian middle-order batsman Suresh Raina & Indian women’s team captain(T20I) Harmanpreet Kaur were appointed as Global brand ambassadors of Win Trade Fantasy Sports (WTF). In addition to this, Suresh Raina has also joined the brand as Strategic Partner.

ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS        

Oman India Joint Investment Fund II Acquired 1.63% stake in DCB Bank 

Oman India Joint Investment Fund(OIJIF) II informed that it has acquired 5.07 million (50,69,903) shares or 1.63% stake in DCB Bank Limited(DCB Bank)through a block trade (bulk deal) on stock exchanges. The stake is valued at Rs 42 crore.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Indian Railways introduces OHE Inspection app for real-time monitoring

Indian Railways has launched an Overhead Equipment (OHE) Inspection app which will help in minimizing the train delays and long waits due to technical snags. The app has been rolled out on a Pan India basis.

Indian Railways
Union Minister for Railways – Piyush Vedprakash Goyal
Railway Board Chairman – V K Yadav

OBITUARY

Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction novelist Shirley Ann Grau died at 91


BOOKS & AUTHORS

Yatish Yadav’s new book ‘RAW: A History of India’s Covert Operations’ offers a peek into the exploits of Indian spymasters

The famous Journalist and Author, Yatish Yadav wrote a new book titled, “RAW (Research and Analysis Wing): A History of India’s Covert Operations”, narrates the heroic operations carried out by the Indian external spy agency, RAW has been published by Westland Publications and is available in Amazon and other bookstores in India.


IMPORTANT DAYS

Hiroshima Day 2020 – August 6

6th August 2020 marks the 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima Day.

STATE NEWS

Haryana Govt launched Mahila Evam Kishori Samman Yojana & Mukhya Mantri Doodh Uphar Yojana for state’s girls & women

In order to give a major boost to ”Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” campaign, on August 5, 2020, state government of Haryana has launched two schemes, with a total outlay of Rs 256 crore, viz. launched “Mahila Evam Kishori Samman Yojana” to provide free sanitary napkins to girls and women of below poverty line (BPL) families, and also initiated “Mukhya Mantri Doodh Uphar Yojana” to provide fortified flavoured skimmed milk powder to women and children.

Chhattisgarh govt launched Shaheed Mahendra Karma Tendupatta Sangrahak Samajik Suraksha Yojana for tendu leaves collectors

About Chhattisgarh:
Chief Minister– Bhupesh Baghel
Governor– Anusuiya Uikey
Capital– Raipur

India’s first mobile RT-PCR COVID lab was inaugurated by Karnatka’s Medical Education Minister Dr. K Sudhakar in Karnataka

Karnataka’s Medical Education Minister Dr. K Sudhakar inaugurated India’s first Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT- PCR) COVID-19 mobile Lab approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Foundation Stone of Indian Institute of Management Sirmaur laid: Himachal Pradesh

Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has laid the foundation stone of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Sirmaur at  Dhaula kuan in the Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh.