Current Affairs

12 August, 2020


Bangladesh Decided to Construct a Monument for the Indian Soldiers Killed by Pakistan in the 1971

Mozammel Haque, Bangladesh War Liberation Minister announced the decision to construct a standalone monument for the Indian Soldiers who were killed by Pakistan in 1971 Liberation War against Pakistan.


Prakash Javadekar Launched the Booklet on Best practices of Human-Elephant Conflict Management in India and Beta Version of “Surakhsya”

Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of Environment Forest &Climate Change(MoEFCC) launched the booklet on “Best practices of Human-Elephant Conflict Management in India” to strengthen coexistence of the human-elephant, during the event on the eve of World Elephant Day.

India, Maldives Inked Contract for Development of 5 Eco-Tourism Zones in Addu atoll of Maldives under HICDP

India and Maldives signed a contract for the development of five eco-tourism zones in Addu atoll of Maldives during an online signing ceremony held from Addu City. The virtual ceremony was attended by High Commissioner of India to the Maldives Sunjay Sudir and Maldives Foreign Secretary Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed.
ii.The Addu City’s districts where Eco-Tourism Zones will be developed are Hithadhoo, Maradhoo, Feydhoo, Hulhudhoo and Meedhoo.

Rajnath Singh Launched DPSUs and OFB’s Modernisation Projects During Atma Nirbhar Week (Aug7-14, 2020)

Atma Nirbhar Week celebration (Atmanirbharta Saptah) between August 7-14, 2020 of the Ministry of Defence and to boost Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan (self-reliant India movement), the Union Defence Minister (Raksha Mantri) Rajnath Singh virtually launched the initiatives for modernisation and upgradation of facilities at defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) and Ordnance Factory Board (OFB).
ii.BEML (previously Bharat Earth Movers Limited) has set up Industrial Design Centre (IDC) at Bengaluru, a first of its kind in India for setting the global benchmarking in Industrial Design and Ergonomics in Products.


BSE signs MoU with two Akola based Bullion Trade Association for Deepening Commodity Derivatives Market in India

BSE, formerly known as Bombay Stock Exchange has signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with Akola Sarafa Association and Akola Sarafa Va Suvarnakar Yuva Sangh, Maharashtra based bullion trade and industry associations for deepening the commodity derivatives market in India and benefit the trading and hedging of all the market participants in Indian bullion derivatives market.

Paytm Launched India’s 1st Pocket Android POS Device, ‘Paytm All-in-One Portable Android Smart POS’

Paytm has launched India’s 1st Pocket Android POS(Point of Sale) Device, ‘Paytm All-in-One Portable Android Smart POS’ for contactless ordering and payments in India.
ii.It is an effort to digitise and empower a large number of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
iii.It is integrated with the ‘Paytm for Business’ app to generate GST compliant bills and to manage all transactions & settlements. It is designed like a phone.


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Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab Government Steps Down

Hassan Diab, Lebanon(Republic of Lebanon) Prime Minister(PM) and his government resigned due to public outrage and the pressure from within his own Cabinet as his government was blamed for the August 4 explosion in Beirut’s port which killed at least 160 people and injured about 6,000 others.

Michel Aoun, Lebanon President accepted his resignation letter and asked him to stay on in a caretaker capacity until a new cabinet was formed.

Journalists Nitin Sethi and Shiv Sahay Singh Bagged Asian College of Journalism Award 2019

Asian College of Journalism(ACJ) award 2019 was conferred upon Journalist Nitin Sethi for investigative journalism and K P Narayana Kumar Memorial Award 2019 for Social Impact Journalism is bestowed upon Journalist Shiv Sahay Singh.

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