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Weekly Current Affairs Of August 1st week 2020

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India contributed USD 15.46 mn to India-UN Development Partnership Fund of UNOSSC

a cheque of USD 15.46 million handed over by India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti to the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) Director Jorge Chediek at a ceremony held within social distancing guidelines at the Permanent Mission of India to the UN.

India & UK tie up for new 8 Million Pounds Medicinal Research

Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, The Minister of State for South Asia and the Commonwealth announced funding and tie up between the United Kingdom(UK) and India for five new medicinal research projects worth 8 million pounds (around Rs.78 crore) to tackle the anti-microbial resistance to support the combat against antibiotic resistant bacteria and genes during his ‘virtual visit’ to India.

About United Kingdom(UK):
Prime Minister– Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson
Capital– London
Currency– Pound sterling


KVIC and ITBP sign MoU to supply mustard oil

In a bid to support the “Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan” initiative, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) and Indo-Tibetan Border Police(ITBP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to supply mustard oil

Prahlad Singh Patel virtually inaugurated 1st golf course of Mizoram, “Thenzawl Golf Resort” 

Union Minister of State for Culture & Tourism (Independent charge) Prahlad Singh Patel virtually inaugurated the first golf course of Mizoram i.e. “Thenzawl Golf Resort” Project, implemented under the Swadesh Darshan (SD) Scheme of Ministry of Tourism, from New Delhi.

About Mizoram:
Chief Minister (CM)– Zoramthanga
Governor– P.S Sreedharan Pillai 

eVIN to Strengthen Immunisation Supply Chain, reached 32 States & UTs

The Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN), which is used for efficient vaccine logistics management has reached 32 States and Union Territories (UTs) and will soon be rolled-out in the remaining State of Sikkim and Union Territories (UTs) of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, and Chandigarh, an Ladakh.  

Uttarakhand to develop India’s first snow leopard conservation centre in Uttarkashi forests

The conservation centre is set to come up at a place named Lanka, near Bhaironghati bridge in Uttarkashi district. 

About Uttarakhand:
Capital – Garsain (Summer),  Dehradun (Winter)
Chief Minister – Trivendra Singh Rawat
Governor – Baby Rani Maurya

Northern Railway runs the first-ever Vyapar Mala express train for small traders

the Northern Railway ran its first Vyapar Mala Express train from Kishanganj in Delhi bound for Jirania in Tripura. It will help small traders to move their cargo in short time, cost effective, convenient and environment-friendly mode of transportation.

IIT Kanpur and DAR & PG sign agreement with MoD for using AI, ML to address grievances

A Tripartite Memorandum of Understanding was signed between IIT Kanpur, Ministry of Defence(MoD) and Department of Administrative Reforms & Public grievances (DAR & PG).
The MoU was signed in the presence of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, MoS for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Dr. Jitendra Singh and IIT Kanpur Deputy Director S Ganesh.

Listed entities get 3 years to meet criteria of minimum 25% public shareholding

In order to provide more time to the listed entities to meet criteria of minimum public shareholding (MPS) of 25%, the Centre Government has made changes in the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Rules, 1957 in sub-rule (1), where the words “two years” substituted by words “three years”

About Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI):
Chairman– Ajay Tyagi
Headquarter– Mumbai, Maharashtra

Four more States/UTs linked with One Nation One Ration Card scheme; taking total to 24

With effect from August 1, 2020, 3 states of Manipur, Nagaland and Uttarakhand, and one Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) have joined the One Nation, One Ration Card (ONORC) platform, increasing the total number of states/UTs under this scheme to 24. 

Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon (Software) 2020 Launched by Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ Virtually

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon-SIH (Software) 2020 and interacted with the participants through video conference. 

Union Minister Harsh Vardhan launches ‘Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan 2020-21’

Union Minister for Ministry of Science and Technology Dr. Harsh Vardhan launched Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan, a national level programme for popularizing pure science among school students of Class 6th to 11th .

Nitin Gadkari inaugurated upstream carriageway of Mahatma Gandhi bridge in Bihar

the two lanes are completed of the 4-lane bridge which is being renovated at a cost of Rs 1,742 crore

About Bihar:
Capital– Patna
Governor– Phagu Chauhan

Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri launches ARHCs Knowledge Pack and Launches mobile app of CREDAI 

Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Hardeep Singh Puri released the Affordable Rental Housing Complexes Pack through Video Conferencing on July 31, 2020.

Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ Launches India Report – Digital Education June 2020 prepared by  Department of School Education & Literacy

Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ Union Minister for Human Resource Development(HRD) launched the compilation India Report – Digital Education June 2020 prepared by the Department of School Education & Literacy under the Ministry of Human Resource Development on the innovative initiatives on remote learning through digital education.

66th SKOCH Summit Awards: Ministry of Tribal Affairs receives SKOCH Gold Award for “Empowerment of Tribals through IT enabled Scholarship Schemes”

The SKOCH Awards were presented over a virtual platform at the 66th SKOCH Summit at New Delhi.  The 66th SKCOH 2020 Competition was entitled “India Responds to COVID Through Digital Governance” and the Ministry of Tribal Affairs(MoTA) participated in the “Digital India & E-Governance” 2020 competition.

India, Israel Collaborated to develop rapid testing for COVID-19 in under 30 seconds

About Israel:
Capital– Jerusalem
Currency– Israeli Shekel

Sahitya Akademi Awardee Sa. Kandasamy passed away at 81 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu

‘Greenlights’ the debut book authored by Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey


Airtel Announced the Multi Year Strategic Collaboration with Amazon to Tap Startups and SME

Bharti Airtel announced the multi-year strategic collaboration with Amazon Web Services(AWS) to provide a comprehensive set of cloud solutions to the large enterprises and Small and Medium Enterprises(SME) customers in India.

About Bharti Airtel Limited:
MD & CEO– Gopal Vittal (India and South Asia)
Headquarters– New Delhi


Canara Bank Partnered with 3 insurers to Provide Individual Short-Term Corona Kavach Policy

As part of a social commitment to compensate the unprecedented expenses of ordinary people, Canara bank has partnered with 3 insurers namely,  New India Assurance Company LtdBajaj Allianz General Insurance Co Ltd and HDFC ERGO Health Insurance to offer individual short-term Corona Kavach policy to cover their COVID-19 related health expenses.

National Bank of Bahrain Selects Infosys Finacle to Digitally Transform its Transaction Banking Business

National Bank of Bahrain(NBB) and Infosys Finacle, part of EdgeVerve Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Infosys, announced that the bank has decided to adopt the Finacle Cash Management Suite to digitally transform its transaction banking business.

BOB Financial Solutions Partnered with Innoviti Payment to launch the New Credit Card EMI offering on POS Terminal

BOB Financial Solutions Limited partnered with Innoviti Payment Solutions Pvt. Ltd to launch the New Credit Card Equated Monthly Installments(EMI) offering on Point of Sale(POS) terminals. 


RBI Approved Sashidhar Jagdishan as Next MD & CEO of HDFC Bank; will Succeed Aditya Puri

About HDFC Bank:
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chairman– Deepak S. Parekh
Tagline– We understand your world   

IFSCA Set Up Expert Committee headed by Pradip Shah to Suggest Ways to Develop of International Retail Businesses

The International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) announced the establishment of an expert committee headed by Pradip Shah, Chairman of Indasia Fund Advisors Pvt Ltd. to suggest on how to develop the international retail businesses in International Financial Services Centres(IFSC).

Mohamed Irfaan Ali becomes the President of Guyana

About Guyana(officially the Co-operative Republic of Guyana)
Capital– Georgetown
Currency- Guyanese Dollar(GYD) 


Sunil ydv SS received the Karmaveer Chakra of United Nations and iCONGO at ReX ConcLIVE

The Karmaveer Chakra Award instituted by the United Nations(UN) and International Confederation of NGO (iCONGO) was awarded to 23 years old Sunil Ydv SS, the founder and CEO of SS motivation channel on Telegram for his contribution to the society through “SS Motivation”, a Telegram Channel at the ReX ConcLIVE hosted at Indian Institute of Technology- Delhi(IIT-D).


A device named “AJO-Neo” developed : SNBNCBS

S.N. Bose National Centre For Basic Sciences (SNBNCBS), Kolkata, an autonomous research Institute under the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India,has developed a No-touch & Painless device named “AJO-Neo” for non-invasive screening of bilirubin level in new-borns.

US conducted test flight of unarmed Minuteman 3 missile

the United States (US) Air Force conducted a scheduled test launch of an LGM-30G Minuteman III, an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) carrying a load of three unarmed reentry vehicles, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, US to a target in the Pacific Ocean.

About United States (US):
Capital– Washington, D.C.
Currency– United States Dollar
President– Donald John Trump

CPCB Developed COVID19BWM App to Track Biomedical Waste: Recommended by SC

IIT Madras with Helyxon Developed First of Its Kind Remote Patient Monitoring Solution for COVID-19

Healthcare Technology Innovation Centre(HTIC) of Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) in partnership with Helyxon Healthcare Solutions Private Limited, a healthcare startup in IIT Madras jointly developed a first of its kind remote patient monitoring device for COVID-19.

About IIT Madras:
Director– Bhaskar Ramamurthi
Inaugurated– 1959

A health assistant robot “Rakshak” designed by the Mumbai Division of Central Railway 

A COVID prevention kiosk named “UV Baggage Bath” inaugurated at Bengaluru railway station

 a unique kiosk named “UV Baggage Bath” was inaugurated at the Bangalore railway station, South Western Railway, by the Senior Divisional Commercial Manager, Bengaluru Division, AN Krishna Reddy and Additional Divisional Railway Manager (Admin), Bengaluru Division, Kalyani Sethuraman

UNICEF & ADB funds for Thermal screening at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport 

About Telangana:
Capital – Hyderabad
Chief Minister – K. Chandrashekar Rao
Governor – Tamilisai Soundararajan


Formula One Champion, Mercedes Lewis Hamilton Won British Grand Prix 2020; won this title for 7th Time

Formula One Champion Mercedes Lewis Hamilton(British) won British Grand Prix(GP) 2020(officially known as the Formula 1 Pirelli British Grand Prix 2020) held at the Silverstone Circuit in Silverstone, United Kingdom(UK).  


Former Maharashtra CM, Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar passed away at 88 in Pune

Father of Modern Indian theatre & Padma Awardee Ebrahim Alkazi Passed Away at 94

William English, co-creator of computer mouse, passes away aged 91

Nobel Peace Prize Winner John Hume Passed Away at 83

Padma Bhushan Awardee & Former Arunachal Pradesh Governor Ram D Pradhan passes away 

Former Samajwadi party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh dies at 64 in Singapore  

Minister of Technical Education of U.P, Kamal Rani Varun died at the age of 62 

Former AP Minister P Manikyala Rao died at 59 due to COVID-19 


Union Ministers Gajendra Singh Shekhawat & Smriti Irani Launch the book ‘Swachh Bharat Kranti’

It has been edited by Parameswaran Iyer, Secretary of the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation. 


World Lung Cancer Day 2020: August 1

International Plastic Bag Free Day 2020 – July 3

World Breastfeeding Week 2020 – Aug 1-7

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated annually in the first week of August (from 1st of August to 7th of August) around 120 countries in the World.

The theme for the year 2020 is, “Support Breast feeding for a healthier planet”.


Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar launched Parivar Pehchan Patras

Manohar Lal Khattar, the Chief Minister of Haryana launched the ‘Parivar Pehchan Patras’(PPP), an initiative of the state government developed by the team CMO (Chief Minister’s Office) for effective and efficient delivery of central and state schemes to the people in a transparent way. 

About Haryana:
Chief Minister– Manohar Lal Khattar
Governor– Satyadeo Narain Arya
Capital– Chandigarh

Haryana Minister Anil Vij Launches “Works Management System” Web Portal to its ULBs

Haryana’s Urban local bodies and Home Minister Anil Vij launched the first of its kind, “Works Management System”, a web-based, paperless and centralised web portal for the management and monitoring of the development works in the Urban Local Bodies(ULB) in Haryana.

Andhra Pradesh Government signed an MoU with ISB to drive economic growth of the state 

Andhra Pradesh Government virtually signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) through the Economic Development Board, with the Hyderabad-based Indian School of Business (ISB) in order to work with various economic departments in the state.

Government of AP Signs MoU with Hindustan Unilever Ltd, P&G and ITC to Support Economic Empowerment of Women

About Andhra Pradesh:
Chief Minister– Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy (Preceding – N. Chandrababu Naidu),                                                
Governor– Biswa Bhusan Harichandan
Capital– Amaravati 

DNHDD Launched E-Gyan Mitra Mobile Application for Online Education

The Education department of Daman Administration launched the E-Gyan Mitra mobile application developed by the administration of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (DNHDD) to support students of the Union Territory of DNH and DD through online education.

About Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu(DNHDD):
Administrator– Praful Patel
Capital– Daman

Axis Bank unveils AXAA ,an AI powered conversational banking IVR

Axis Bank has partnered  Bengaluru startup Vernacular.ai,an AI-based SaaS voice automation platform,to deploy multi-lingual BOT AXAA on its phone banking Interactive voice response (IVR) which helps to increase automation in customer service.
About Axis Bank:
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer– Amitabh Chaudhry

Andhra Pradesh CM  Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy  launched cybercrime awareness programme ‘E-Raksha Bandhan’ 

About Andhra Pradesh 
Capital – Amaravati 
Chief Minister – Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy (Preceding – N. Chandrababu Naidu), (Constituency – Pulivendula)                                                  
Governor – Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan

Government of Rajasthan Approves 5% Reservation in Judicial Service for MBC

About Rajasthan:
Chief Minister– Ashok Gehlot
Governor– Kalraj Mishra 
Capital– Jaipur

Rajesh Kumar appointed as Manipur Chief Secretary

About Manipur: 
Chief Minister – N. Biren Singh
Capital – Imphal
Governor – Najma Heptulla.

Madhya Pradesh launched “Ek Mask-Anek Zindagi” public awareness campaign from August 1-15

Maharashtra Govt. Approved MagNet project worth Around Rs 1,000 crore to Help Farmers; 70% funded by ADB

About Maharashtra

Capital– Mumbai

Governor– Bhagat Singh Koshyari

Chief Minister- Uddhav Thackeray
About ADB:
Headquarters- Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippine
President-Masatsugu Asakawa

Haryana’s Forest department used drone for aerial seeding to increase green cover in Aravallis

In order to improve green cover in the inaccessible Aravalli area of Haryana’s Faridabad district, the Haryana forest department has used drone technology to shower 50,000 seeds pallets covered with a mixture of clay and compost. This ‘seeding drone’ is designed by an Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT)-Kanpur backed startup. 

About Haryana:
Chief Minister– Manohar Lal Khattar
Governor– Satyadev Narayan Arya
Capital– Chandigarh