Most Important Current Affairs August 2020 (Download PDF)

These current affairs are most important & have high chances to come in The Punjab Govt. Jobs Exams. These current affairs are prepared according to the Punjab Govt. Exam’s Examiner point of view.

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  1. UP has launched a plantation derive and recorded its name in the “Guinness World Record” of planting 25 crore trees.
    • Total no. of locations to plant a tree in UP – 8.7 Lakhs.
  1. Uttarakhand Govt. will set up a ‘Snow Leopard Conservation Centre’.
    •  Because these animals can extinct soon in a few years.
  1.  Andhra Pradesh is a state of 3 Capitals.
    • Biswabhusan Harichandan ( The Present Governor of AP) gave his assent for ‘ 03-State-Capital’ Bills & CRDA Repeal Bills 2020.
    • The 3 capital of AP.
      • Amaravati as the Legislative Capital
      • Visakhapatnam as the Executive Capital (It will have  Raj Bhavan, the Secretariat, & offices of the Heads of Departments).
      • Kurnool as the Judicial Capital.
  1. Maharashtra Government is going to launched A MagNet Project for boosting Fruits & Vegetable Production in the state.
    • Motive  – Double – Tripple the Production of Fruits & Vegetables in the state.
    • Cost of Project – 1000 Crore.
    • Maharashtra Govt. signed a pact of the loan with the Asian Development Bank.
    • Asian Development Bank will give 70% of the Cost. While the remaining cost will be provided by Maha. Government(30%).
  1. A cybercrime awareness program E-Raksha Bandhan has been launched by Andhra Pradesh Government for 01 Months.
    • This awareness program will tell the women about the safety of their social accounts (Facebook etc) & shop securely on the internet, protect the phone from hacking, etc.
    • CM – Yeduguri Sandinti Jaganmohan Reddy
    • AP has now 3 capitals.
  1. Squash Racket Federation of India (SRFI) has withdrawn its name from Women’s World Team Squash Championship 2020.
    • Event Location: Kula Lumpur (15-20 December)
    • SFRI HQ – Chennai.
    • President of SFRI – Debendra Nath Sarangi
  1. Northern Railway runs its 1st ‘Vyapar Mala Express Train For Small Traders’.
    • Route: Kishanganj (New Delhi) to Jirania (Tripura)
    • Track Length: 2360Km
    • Total Bogies: 46
    • Railway Chairperson: V.K. Yadav
    • Railway Foundation Year: 1853
    • Railway HQ: New Delhi.
  1. “Parivar Pehchan Patra ” has been launched by Haryana Govt. (V.Imp)
    • All the details of the family will be computerized.
    • All the benefits scheme will be given automatically by default.
    • For Example: When a family member will be 18 years old, then his/her voter card will be automatically generated.
  1. India 1st ‘Kisan Rail’ flagged off from ‘Devali’ (Maharashtra) Railway Station to ‘Danapur’ (Bihar) Railway Station.
    • This train will be used to transport crops from Maharashtra to Bihar or vice-versa at a cheaper price for farmers.
    • This way farmers can sell crops in other states also.
  1. Skyroot Aerospace is the first private company to test rocket engines in India.
    • Name of Rocket: Raman ( On the Name of CV Raman)
    • It will be used in Vikram Series Rocket.
    • CEO of Skyroot – Pawan Kumar Chandana
  1. The Supreme court gives the equal birthright to daughter in inherit property.
    • This verdict is given on Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act 2005.
    • The court said – Even if the father died before 9 September 2005, the daughters still have the right to equality in the ancestral property.
  1. PM Mod announced a new health mission National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) of India on 74th Independence Day.
    • Every Indian will get an individual Health ID which tracks the health records of that person in digital form.
    • Health Id will contain records like tests done, disease records in the past, & other medical histories.
    • It is not mandatory to take this Id. It is a voluntary option for the citizen of India.
  1. Chandrayaan-2 Arbiter took pictures of craters (burrows) on the Moon on 12 August, The ISRO has given  the name to this crater Vikram Sarabhai
    • Vikram Sarabhai, the father of the Indian space program.
    • Information about ISRO –
      • ISRO – Indian Space Research Organisation
      • Chairman – Kailasavadivoo Sivan
      • Foundation – 15 August 1969
      • HQ – Bangalore, Karnataka
  1. The government approved the formation of a National Recruitment agency for the Common Eligibility Test for Group C and D recruitment.
    • National Recruitment Agency (NRA) will conduct the General Aptitude Test.
    • The first phase exam will be taken by the NRA. 2nd Stage exams will be taken by the concerned organization such as SSC, Railway, & IBPs, etc.
    • The NRA will take the exam twice in a year.
    • A candidate can give any no. of tests. The higher score will be considered its score on the certificate.
    • The score will have remained valid for 3 years.
  1. Bangladesh’s GDP 5.24%  increase in FY 2019-20 (July to June) despite the devastating effects of the Corona epidemic.
    • Bangladesh:
      • PM – Sheikh Hasina    
      • Mudra – Taka
      • Capital – Dhaka
  1. The government of India (GOI) has ‘Gramodyog Vikas Yojana’ for the benefits of the maker of ‘Agarbatti’.
    • GOI provides 200 Automatic Agarbatti Machines to Argarbatti Makers & 40 Mixing Machines to mix the material.
  1. The government of India (GOI) has made a centralized ‘E-Invoicing Scheme’ for business having turnover more than 500 Crores.
    • This scheme will start on 1 Oct. 2020.
    • Rural Development Minister, Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar released a booklet on “Best Practice in Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme.”
  1. The most valuable company in 2020 is Apple.
    • The most valuable company in 2019 was Amazon.
    • The headquarter of Apple – California, USA.
    • Foundation Year of Apple – 1976.
    • CEO of Apple – Mr. Tim Cook
  1. UAE has launched its first-ever Nuclear Reactor “Barakah “ at Abu Dhabi (capital of UAE) on the Gulf Coast.
    • UAE is also the first Arabian Country which has launched the Nuclear Reactor.
    • Cost : $ 24.4 Billion Dollar.
  1. Indian Army has gifted 10 ventilators to Nepal’s Army.
    • Indian Army Chief: General Manoj Mukund Naravane
    • Nepal Army Chief: Puran Chandra Thapa
    • Capital of Nepal: Kathmandu
  1. Dwayne Johnson (The Rock)  is the “Highest Paid Actor of 2020” in the world.
    • Indian Akshay Kumar is in 6th place in the world & 1st place in India for the highest-paid actor of 2020.
  2. Mizoram Governor P S Sridharan Pillai authored a book ‘Cronona Kaithakal’.
  3. The book “Amazing Ayodhya” is authored by Neena Rai.
  1. India will take part in Kavkaz Military Exercise (15-26 Sept) in Russia.
    • Total No. of Countries taking Part: 18
    • Participants from India: 150 Soldiers.
      • 50 From Indian Airforce
      • 50 From Indian Navy
      • 50 from Indian Army
  1. ITBP (Indo Tibetan Border Police) & KVIC (The Khadi and Village Industries Commissions) signed an MoU to supply Mustard Oil to Army Canteen under “Aatamnirbhar” schemes.
    •  ITBP HQ – New Delhi
  1. Lewis Hamilton won the “British Grand Prix 2020” held at ‘Silverstone Circuit’ in Silverstone (UK).
    • A player from – British
    • The driver of Car – Mercedes.
    • He won this Grand Prix 7 times. No one has never won this Grand Prix so many times.
  1. Mohindra Singh Dhoni announced his retirement from International Cricket on 15 August 2020.
    • He was TTE (Travelling Ticket Examiner) in the railway 2001 to 2003.
    • First ODI – Against Bangladesh in 20004 in Chittagong.
    • First Test Match – Against Sri Lanka 2005.
    • MS Dhoni is the only captain in Indian Cricket History who has given Indian All Three ICC Trophies.
      • T20 World Cup in 20007.
      • One World Cup in 2011.
      • Champions Trophy in 2013.
  1. Suresh Raina declared his retirement from International Cricket.
    • First ODI – Against Sri Lanka 2005.
    • Last ODI – Against England 2018.
  2. Spanish Grand Prix Formula One Race 2020  won by – Lewis Hamilton
  1. NEW 14th CAG of India – G.C. Murmu
    • First CAG of India – V.Nar Hari Rao.
  1. The new Chairman (Chairman) of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) –  Pramod Bhasin
    • He will replace Isher Judge Ahluwalia.
    • ICRIER Info:
      Headquarters: New Delhi.
      Establishment: 1981
  2. New Director General (DG) of BSF – Rakesh Asthana
  3. New Chairman of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) – Soma Mandal.
    • She replaces the Anil Chaudhary.
    • Sail HQ – New Delhi.
  4. New Vice President of Asian Development Bank: Ashok Lavasa
    • He is a former Elections Commissioner. Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa has resigned from his post on August 18, 2020.
    • Ashok will be the second such commissioner in the history of the Election Commission who resigned before completing his term.
    • Before him, Chief Election Commissioner Nagendra Singh resigned in 1973.
      •  He was made a judge in an international judicial court.
    •  He will replace Diwakar Gupta in ADB.
    • ADB:
      • Establishment – 19 December 1966
      • Member Countries – 68 Country
      • Headquarters – Manila, Philippines
      • President – Matsugu Asakawa
  5. RBI has provided a new facility “Positive Pay” to prevent fraud check.
    • Info about RBI:
      • Governor – Shaktikanta Das
        Headquarters: Mumbai
        Established: 1 April 1935, Kolkata.
  6. Reliance has secured 4th Rank in “Future Brand Index 2020”.
    • First Rank – Apple
    • 3rd Rank – Samsung
  7. New Brand Ambassadors of “Win Trade Fantasy Sports” – Suresh Raina & Harmanpreet Kaur.
  8. The brand ambassador by e-vehicle startup company EBikeGO – Harbhajan Singh.
  9. Rahat Indori ( Urdu Poet & Lyricist) passed away.
  10. Pandit Jasraj (Classical Singher ) died in America on August 17, 2020.
  11. Lee-Teng-Hui faMoUs as “Father of Democracy” passed away. He was the former President of Taiwan.
  12.  Swachh Survekshan 2020:
    • Indore ( Fourth Consecutive Time) got the first place among cities with more than one lakh population.
    • Indore (Madhya Pradesh) also got this award with a population above 1 million people.
    • Karad (Maharashtra) has ranked fist for a population of less than one lakh.
    • For population between 25 & 50 thousand – Nawanshahr (Punjab).
    • Cantonment Board category – Jalandhar Cantt (Punjab)
    • State with cities more than 100 – Chattisgarh
    • State less than 100 cities. – Jharkhand
    • Clean Survey Report is released by Hardeep Puri (Union Minister of  Housing and Urban Affairs )
  13. Five Players are selected for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2020:
    • Rohit Sharma – Cricket
    • Mariyappan T. – Para Athletics
    • Manika Batra – Table Tennis
    • Vinesh Phogat – Kushti
    • Rani Rampal – Hockey
    • Note: The questions from other national awards can also come such as Dhyan Chand Award 2020, Dronacharya Award 2020 &  Arjuna Award 2020. 
  14. According to the ‘National Cancer Registry Program Report 2020’ 12% of “Cancer Cases” will be increased in the next five years.
    • A report released by ICMR – Indian Council of Medical Research.
  15. New Election Commissioner – Rajiv Kumar
    • In India, there are two election commissioners and one chief election commissioner.
    • Election Commissioner – Sushil Chandra and Rajiv Kumar
    • Chief Election Commissioner – Sunil Arora
    • Chief Election Commissioner can be removed from the post by the parliament with the impeachment process.
  16. World Snooker Championship 2020 won by  Ronnie Osullivan.
  17. Nitin Gadkari started the “Green Path” app to monitor the plantation of trees on the national highway.
    • Nitin Gadkari – Union Minister of Road Transport & Highway.
  18. TRIFED is a program started by Union Tribal Ministry Minister Arjun Munda to increase the income of tribal people.
  19. James Enderson (England) become the world’s first fast bowler to take 600 Test Cricket Wickets.
  20. Thawar Chand Gehlot ( Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment) is the chairman of the National Council for the Rights of Transgender Person.
  21. The youngest writer to win the International Booker Prize – Marike Lucas Rijneveld.
    • He won this award for his book ” The Discomfort of Evening Winner”.
    • He belongs to the Netherlands.
      • Netherlands Capital: Amsterdam
  22. Kerla is the first Indian State which has started the “First Marine Ambulance” named “PRATHEEKSHA” AT Vizhinjam Village in Thiruvananthapuram District.
  23. National Sports Day – 29th August.
    • This day is celebrated on the birthday of Magical Hockey Player Major Dhyanchand.
  24. Gujarat is ranked no. 1 in the overall category of Export Preparedness Index 2020.
    • This report is published by Niti Aayog.
  25. Chadwick Boseman (A Famous Hollywood Actor) is passed away due to Colon Cancer.
    • He was famously known as “Black Panther”.
  26. World Lung Cancer Day – 01 August.
    • Sanjay Dutt went to take treatment of Lung Cancer from abroad.
  27. World Sanskrit Day 2020 – 3rd August
    • World Sanskrit Day 2019 – 15 August
  28. International Youth Day – 12th August.
    • International Youth Day 2020 Theme – “ Youth Engagement for Global Action.”
    • National Youth Day – 12 January
      • Swami Vivekananda’s birthday is observed as “National Youth Day”.

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