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Current Affairs Of 8 August 2020

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BANKING & FINANCE

Exim Bank extends USD 250 million line of credit to Mozambique

Export-Import Bank on behalf of Indian Government, extended a Line of Credit of USD 250 million (about Rs. 1,870 Crores) to Mozambique to improve the power supply quality of the country.

About Mozambique:
Capital – Maputo
Currency – Mozambican metical
President – Filipe Nyusi
Prime Minister – Carlos Agostinho do Rosário

ADB signed USD 200 mn financing deal with Reliance Bangladesh LNG and Power Limited for 718 mw power plant in Bangladesh

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a USD 200 million financing deal with the Reliance Bangladesh LNG and Power Limited (RBLPL) to build and operate a 718 megawatt combined-cycle gas-fired power plant in Bangladesh.

About ADB Bank
Headquarters– Mandaluyong, Philippines
President– Masatsugu Asakawa

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

India’s first ‘Kisan Rail’ flagged off from Devlali Railway Station of Maharashtra

Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Railways and Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare flagged off the India’s 1st Kisan Rail, a Special Parcel Train from Maharashtra’s Devlali to Bihar’s Danapur Railway station
through video link.

NHAI signs MoU with IIT Delhi Strengthen data-driven decision making

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) signed an agreement with IIT Delhi to set up a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in data driven decision making and Advance Data Management System for Highways (ADMS Highways).

First Time in Indian Ocean Region UNESCO Recognises Two Coastal Villages of Odisha as Tsunami Ready

Pradeep Kumar Jena, Additional Chief Secretary announced that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) recognises the two coastal villages of Odisha as “Tsunami Ready” for their overall preparedness to face the tsunami.

The two villages are Venkatraipur and Noliasahi.

Simplilearn and NSDC Announce Collaboration to Upskill Professionals in Digital Skills

In order to support the continuity of digital skilling of the Indian workforce, Simplilearn, a global provider of digital skills training joined hands with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS          

Former J&K Governor GC Murmu appointed as 14th CAG; Replaces Rajiv Mehrishi


Prof. Pradeep Kumar Joshi appointed as UPSC chairman

He succeeds Arvind Saxena who retires as the UPSC chairman on 6th August 2020.

PNB Housing Finance appoints Hardayal Prasad, Former SBI Card Head as New MD and CEO

Prasad will take over from Neeraj Vyas, the current interim CEO of PNB housing finance on 10th August 2020.

About PNB Housing Finance:
Head Office– New Delhi
Tag Line– Ghar Ki Baat

ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS        

LIC acquired 4.23% Stake of YES Bank 

Life Insurance Corporation of India(LIC) has acquired 4.23% Stake(105.98 crore shares) of YES Bank by purchasing from the open market. With this acquisition, the hold of LIC in YES Bank has increased from 0.75%(19 crore shares) to 4.98%(125 crore shares).

About YES Bank:
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Managing Director(MD) and Chief Executive Officer(CEO)– Prashant Kumar
Tagline– Experience our Expertise

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

SAI with CISCE and CBSE launches Khelo India mobile app Online Training Programme for PE Teachers & Principals

 the Sports Authority of India(SAI) announced that in association with Education Boards Council for The Indian School Certificate Examinations(CISCE) and Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE), SAI will host an online training programme to train the Physical Education (PE) teachers and head of the institutions from CISCE schools on “Khelo India Fitness Assessment of School Going Children”.

About Sports Authority of India(SAI):
Director General– Sandip Pradhan

OBITUARY

Writer and activist Sadia Dehlvi dies aged 63


Veteran CPM leader and former West Bengal Transport Minister Shyamal Chakraborty passed away at 76


Padma Shri awardee and prominent cultural historian and exponent of Mewati gharana Mukund Lath passes away at 82


BOOKS & AUTHORS

“Amazing Ayodhya” – A new book to tell the history of Ayodhya

“Amazing Ayodhya” A book by Neena Rai promises to shed light on the history of Ayodhya.

IMPORTANT DAYS

6th edition of National Handloom Day is observed on August 7, 2020


STATE NEWS

Maharashtra Became the First State to Partner with Google India to Provide Learning Tools for Schools

About Maharashtra:
Chief Minister–  Uddhav Thackeray
Governor– Bhagat Singh Koshyari
Capital– Mumbai