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Current Affairs Of 9&10 August 2020

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AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

IIT-Kharagpur Researchers Bags Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Awards 2020 for Clean Energy Research

Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Awards 2020 is bestowed to a group of researchers from Indian Institutes of Technology(IIT) Kharagpur for developing a mechanism for generating electricity from wet clothes left under sunlight to dry. The work has been published in Nano Letters, a high-impact journal in the field, and the innovation has been patented by them.

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Harsh Vardhan presided the signing of MoU between CSIR and FSSAI for Collaborative Research and Information Dissemination 

an agreement was signed between Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) for collaborative research and information dissemination in the area of food and nutrition, during a ceremony which was presided Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.

Ramesh Pokhriyal Inaugurates Two Day Global Conference on Reimagining and Transforming the University Organised by O.P. Jindal Global University

Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Union Minister for Education inaugurated the global conference on “Reimagining and Transforming the University: Confluence of Ideas during and Beyond the COVID-19 Disruption” hosted by O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) and International Institute for Higher Education Research and Capacity Building (IIHEd).

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS        

Government Forms Panel Under RoDTEP Scheme for Exporters to be Headed by G K Pillai

The Committee will be headed by Secretary (retired) G. K. Pillai and two other members Y G Parande, retired Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs member and Gautam Ray, retired chief commissioner of custom and central excise.  

About Ministry of Finance:
Union Minister – Nirmala Sitharaman
Minister of State –  Anurag Singh Thakur

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

DIAT, Pune wins first prize in Smart India Hackathon 2020

Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) Pune, an autonomous organization under the Department of Defence Research & Development, DRDO,  has won first prize of rupees 1 Lakh for solving problem statement MS331 in the category of software posed by the Madhya Pradesh Government in Smart India Hackathon -SIH(Software) 2020, which is held at Noida Institute of Engineering & Technology (NIET), Uttar Pradesh.

Delhi Airport develops ‘Air Suvidha’ portal for all international arriving passengers across India

Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) a GMR Group-led consortium, has developed AIR SUVIDHA, a first-of-its-kind portal allowing international arriving passengers to fill a mandatory self-declaration form and eligible passengers to apply for exemption from compulsory institutional quarantine for coronavirus. 

IIT Guwahati, in collaboration with Imperial College London, develops nanoparticle ‘meta-grid’

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, India, and Imperial College London, United Kingdom, have developed nanoparticles the ‘meta-grid’ or ‘metamaterial grid’ that makes the light-emitting diodes (LED) brighter, energy-efficient and durable.

SII Partnered with Gavi and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to accelerate the manufacture & Delivery of COVID-19 vaccines for India

Serum Institute of India(SII) Private Limited has entered into a new partnership with Gavi, the International Vaccine Alliance and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to accelerate the process of manufacture and delivery of up to 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines for India and other low and middle income countries(LMICs) by 2021 as part of the Gavi COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC), a mechanism within the COVAX Facility.

SPORTS

ICC Retains India as the Host of 2021 Cricket World Cup & Australia to Host 2020 World Cup in 2022

About International Cricket Council(ICC):
Chairman– Imran Khwaja (interim)
CEO– Manu Sawhney
Headquarters– Dubai, UAE

OBITUARY

Former MP Nandi Yellaiah died due to COVID-19 at 85  in Telangana 


IMPORTANT DAYS

78th Anniversary of Quit India Movement – August 08, 2020

This day is observed as August Kranti Day every year. 

STATE NEWS

Meghalaya Cabinet Approves Policy on Reservation of Seats for Women in Village Employment Councils

Conrad Kongkal Sangma, Chief Minister of Meghalaya informed the cabinet’s approval for the passage of the “Policy on Reservation of seats for Women in Village Employment Councils(VECs)”, the policy of reserving 50% seats for women in the village level community institutions.

About Meghalaya:
Chief Minister– Conrad Kongkal Sangma
Governor– Tathagata Roy
Capital– Shillong

Flipkart signs MoU with the U.P. Government under  ODOP scheme

E-commerce platform Flipkart signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Uttar Pradesh Government’s One District, One Product (ODOP) scheme.