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Current Affairs 30&31 August 2020 –  Highlights

 National CA
1Indian Railways develops remote-controlled medical trolley ‘MEDBOT’ to deliver food, medicines to COVID-19 patients
2Indian Railways solarises more than 960 stations
3CSIR-CMERI develops World’s Largest Solar Tree
4Piyush Goyal Virtually Attended the 8th East Asia Summit Economic Ministers’ Meeting (EAS-EMM)
International CA
5Diplomat Mustapha Adib on course to be designated new Lebanon PM
State CA
6Kerala to set up India’s First International Women’s Trade Centre
7UP govt launches ‘Major Dhyan Chand Vijaypath Yojana’ to Build Roads to 19 International Player’s houses
8 Special Days
9International Day Against Nuclear Tests: 29th August 2020
10International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances 2020: August 30
 Awards & Recognitions
11SBI to Receive Human Capital Management Excellence Award 2020 for its HR initiative
12Rajiv Gandhi International Airport wins CII-GBC ‘National Energy Leader’ award
13Air Force Sports Control Board Conferred with ‘Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2020’
14Pranab Mukherjee, former President of India, passes away at 84
Sports CA
15India, Russia declared joint winners of 2020 Online FIDE Chess Olympiad

Current Affairs 29 August 2020 –  Highlights

 National CA
1Prez Ram Nath Kovind to virtually confer the National Sports and Adventure Awards 2020 on National Sports Day on 29.08.2020
2Plastic Waste Handling Facility Inaugurated at Naval Base, Kochi
International CA
3Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan Resigned due to poor health
4India co-sponsors UN security council resolution on women peacekeepers
5Dr. Harsh Vardhan invites stakeholders in country and abroad to participate in formulating STIP 2020
State CA
6Bihar gets a new Next Generation Network Telephone Exchange to serve the New Bihar Vidhan Mandal
Special Days
7Telugu Language Day – 29 August
8National Sports Day – 29 August

Current Affairs 28 August 2020 –  Highlights

 National CA
1PMJDY  National Mission for Financial Inclusion, completes six years of successful implementation
2Eklavya Model Residential School teacher selected for National Award to Teachers 2020
3IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Launches “Chunauti”- Next Generation Start-up Challenge Contest
4POSOCO releases Nari Shakti video to celebrate and acknowledge the extraordinary role played by women employees at POSOCO
5Narendra Singh Tomar launched Integration of “ICAR-IIHR Seed Portal with SBI’s YONO Krishi
 International CA
614th India-Singapore Defence Policy Dialogue via video conferencing
7India, Singapore sign Implementing Arrangement on Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief
8Maldives Launches India backed Infrastructure Projects
 State CA
9Arunachal Pradesh assembly passes resolution to bring state under Sixth Schedule
10Eklavya Model Residential School teacher selected for National Award to Teachers 2020
11Assam Cabinet Approves ‘Assam Skill Development University Bill’
12Kerala Chief Minister Inaugurates State’s First Marine Ambulance ‘Pratheeksha’ in Kochi
13JK Government Launches E-Auction Portal for Kashmir Saffron
14Film academician Father Gaston Roberge passes away

Current Affairs 27 August 2020 –  Highlights

 National CA
178 New Routes Approved Under UDAN 4.0
2Defense Minister Shri Rajnath Singh launches mobile App for NCC Training
3Entire GST compensation gap of Rs. 2,35,000 crore of this year can be met by states in consultation with RBI: FM
4Indian Railways set to meet all it’s energy needs of over 33 billion units by 2030
5Union Minister Piyush Goyal launches National GIS-enabled Land Bank system
 State CA
6Ladakh observes first Martyrs Day after becoming Union Territory
7Tamil Nadu to set up mega food processing plant at Nagapattinam for Rs 1,000 crore
8Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Company renamed as Madya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation
 Books & Authors
9Army Chief General Released Book “National Security Challenges: Young Scholars’ Perspective”
 Awards & Honours
10Marieke Lucas Rijneveld becomes Youngest Author to Win International Booker Prize for ‘The Discomfort of Evening’

Current Affairs 26 August 2020 –  Highlights

 National CA
1NITI Aayog releases report on Export Preparedness Index (EPI) 2020
2Govt makes use of FASTag mandatory for availing any discount in toll charges
3Ministry of Culture announces 7 new circles of Archaeological Survey of India
4NITI Aayog to Launch Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)–Transport Initiative for Asia(TIA) India Component 27th August
5UTI Infrastructure Technology and Services Ltd Signed MoU with NHA to Provide Print Services of E-Cards for AB-PMJAY Beneficiaries
 International CA
6BRICS Industry Ministers attend video meeting to discuss ways to boost cooperation in 5G, AI
717th Meeting of India-Vietnam Joint Commission Held via Video Conference
 Special Days
8World Water Week 2020 – August 24 – 28, 2020
 Sports CA
9England pacer James Anderson became 1st fast bowler in history to take 600 Test wickets
Science & Technology
10ISRO Signs MoU with VSSUT to Set up First of Its Kind Innovation cum Incubation Centre to Promote Space Research
Awards & Honours
11Neyveli Lignite Corporation  wins ‘Swachhta Hi Seva 2019’ award

Current Affairs 25 August 2020 –  Highlights

 National CA
1APEDA signs MoUs with AFC India Limited and National Cooperative Union of India to synergize the activities in the interest of agriculture and allied sectors
2Prime Ministers Awards for Excellence in Public Administration 2020
3CMIA partnered with UNDP to set up help desk for MSMEs
4Niti Aayog Task Force  Recommends Linking of Sugarcane Prices to Sugar Rate
5Indian Coast Guard Ship C-449 Commissioned in Chennai
 Special Days
6World Gujarati day –  August 24
7Tamil Nadu Women Topped the List of MUDRA Loan Scheme Beneficiaries
8Karnataka CM Addresses virtual Indo-Japan business forum from Bengaluru
9Haryana Signed with M3M Foundation to Enable Students to get into Government Jobs
 Science & Technology
10Ahmedabad Railway Division Introduces Baggage Sanitization and Wrapping Machine
Economy & Business
11Greenko Energies Signs MoU with NTPC for Renewable Energy Power Solutions to Provide On Demand Electricity
12ICICI Bank Becomes the 1st Bank in India Uses Satellite Data to Assess Credit Worthiness of Farmers
13SBI General Insurance Launched a 1st of its Kind offering, ‘Shagun – Gift an Insurance’ Policy for Personal Accident

Current Affairs 24 August 2020 –  Highlights

 Natoinal CA
1Launch of Indian Air Force (IAF) Mobile Application ‘MY IAF’
2Centre constitutes National Council for Transgender Persons
3Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan Launches Online Registration and Renewal of Gold Hallmarking Centres
4India’s Longest River Ropeway Inaugurated in Guwahati
 International CA
5MoS V. Muraleedharan co-chairs first India-Uzbekistan National Coordination Committee meeting virtually
66th Round Table of ASEAN-India network of think tanks (AINTT) held
 Business & Economy
7Businesses with an annual turnover of up to Rs 40 lakh are GST exempt, says Finance Ministry
8Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank and SBI General Insurance Co Ltd Signed MoU to Sell General Insurance Products
 State CA
9India and AIIB sign USD 500 million loan agreement for Mumbai Urban Transport Project-III
10Govt. of Odisha launched a new scheme ‘Promotion of Intensive Aquaculture through Introduction of Bio-flocTechnology during the year 2020-21’
11Delhi Govt. Launched Niraman Mazdoor Registration Abhiyan for Construction Workers
 Sports CA
12First female golfer from Germany Sophia Popov wins Women’s British Open
 Science & Technology
13ARIES, Nainital to organise online International Conference on ‘Aerosol Air Quality, Climate Change and Impact on Water Resources and Livelihoods in the Greater Himalayas’
14Anand Mahindra, Shantanu Narayen to Receive 2020 Leadership Awards from USISPF
15Ashwani Bhatia Appointed as Managing Director of SBI; Succeeds PK Gupta
Special Days
16International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition – 23rd August

Current Affairs 23 August 2020 –  Highlights

 National CA
1Aarogya Setu introduces ‘Open API Service’, a novel feature to help the people, businesses and the economy to return to normalcy
2Shri Gadkari to lay foundation Stone and inaugurate 35 highway projects worth over Rs 9400 crore in Madhya Pradesh
3States and UTs to include all eligible disabled persons under NFSA 2013
4GeM promotes Make in India, Digital India, Maximum Governance Minimum Govt initiatives
5CBIC makes virtual hearing mandatory for GST appeal cases for expeditious disposal
 International CA
6India Pavilion At Army-2020 Forum Inaugurated In Russia
 State CA
7Odisha celebrates‘Nuakhai’ harvest festival
 Business & Economy
8RINL, South Korea’s POSCO to form joint working group for Andhra Pradesh steel project
9IIM Kozhikode signs MoU with Switzerland based HELP Logistics
10Army Sports Institute, Pune awarded with Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar 2020
Special Days
11International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief  August 22
12Earth Overshoot Day August 22
13Former Finance Secretary Rajiv Kumar Appointed as New Election Commissioner

Current Affairs 21&22 August 2020 –  Highlights

 National CA
1NHAI launches ‘Harit Path’ a mobile app to monitor plantation along national highways
2Atal Innovation Mission and India Sweden Healthcare Innovation Centre Partners to Boost Startup Ecosystem
3National Fertilizers Limited to set up an Organic Waste Converter Plant
 State CA
4Andhra Pradesh Govt Signed MoU with Reliance Retail, Jio and Allana Group to Help Women SHGs Market
5UP Signs Agreement with Israel for Water Resource Management in Bundelkhand
6MP –  ‘Ek Sankalp – Bujurgo ke naam’ campaign for senior citizens
 Special Days
7International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism 2020 – August 21
8World Senior Citizen’s Day 2020: August 21
9Ronnie O’Sullivan Wins Sixth World Snooker Championship 2020 at Crucible
10National Sports Awards 2020 announced – Rohit Sharma, Mariyappan T., Manik Batra, Ms Vinesh and Ms Rani bag the Khel Ratna
Science & Technology
11ARCI scientists convert tamarind waste & cotton waste to supercapacitor electrodes
12Google launched Kormo App in India for Entry Level Job Seekers

Current Affairs 20 August 2020 –  Highlights

 National CA
1Swachh Survekshan 2020 – Indore wins cleanest city in country award 4th fourth consecutive year
2Construction of Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Mandir in Ayodhya begins
3Shri Arjun Munda Virtually Launches Trifood Project of Trifed in Raigad, Maharashtra and Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh 
4IIT Roorkee, BIS Sign MoU to Cooperate in Standardisation and Conformity Assessment
5Ministry of Skill Development, Ministry of Shipping ink MoU for skill development in port & maritime sector
6Shri Santosh Gangwar launches Logo of Labour Bureau
 International CA
7India Ranked 57th in Digital Quality of Life 2020, Denmark tops
 State CA
8Vijaynagar, one of the remotest corners in Arunachal Pradesh, gets mobile connectivity
 Special Days
9Sadbhavan Diwas 2020 – August 20
10World Mosquito Day 2020: August 20

Current Affairs 19 August 2020 –  Highlights

 National CA
1Mobile App Launched to Provide User Friendly Digital Interface to Source Loan Applications of Street Vendors
2Dr Harsh Vardhan digitally addresses FSSAI’s Eat Right Challenge Orientation Workshop
3Cabinet approves to set up National Recruitment Agency to conduct CET
4Cabinet approves Fair and Remunerative Price of sugarcane payable by sugar mills for the sugar season 2020-21
5Cabinet approves measures to provide liquidity in the Power Sector Dues to the financial stress caused by COVID-19
6NRDC and NAL to incubate aerospace engineering start-ups
7GoI extended Partial Credit Guarantee Scheme (PCGS) 2.0 by 3 months till Nov 11, 2020
8IIT-Madras topped the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements
Internatinal CA
9ISA to organize the First World Solar Technology Summit
State CA
10MHA has approved the renaming of Manduadih railway station in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi district as ‘Banaras’
11Satya Pal Malik Appointed as Governor of Meghalaya; Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari given Additional Charge of Goa
12AP Govt. Launches UPI-based Payment facilities in Village, Ward Secretariats
13Jharkhand introduced new State Logo at Ranchi
 Science & Technology
14Scientists found that the Dwarf planet Ceres is now an Ocean world

Current Affairs 18 August 2020 –  Highlights

 National CA
1Indian Railways constructing world’s tallest pier bridge across river Ijai in Manipur
2India Post Issued Stamps on UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India-III
3Piyush Goyal Virtually Inaugurated 4th edition of NPPC 2020: Digital Exhibitions and Conferences
4Google partners CWC for flood forecasting initiative
 State CA
5Chhattisgarh Govt  Launched ‘Padhai Tuhar Para’ scheme for school students
6Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio launches ‘Yellow Chain’ e-commerce platform on Independence day 2020
7Meghalaya CM Launched Restart Meghalaya Mission Worth Rs. 14,515 Crore to Revive Activities Stalled due to COVID-19
 Sports CA
8AIFF and SAI Jointly Launched “E-pathshala” a Web Platform to Promote Football
10Legendary Indian classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj passes away
11Rakesh Asthana appointed DG of Border Security Force

Current Affairs 16&17 August 2020 –  Highlights

Def Minister Rajnath Singh Launched Indigenisation portal SRIJAN
NITI Aayog’s AIM & NASSCOM launch ATL Artificial Intelligence Step-up modules for school students
EU launches Nirmanshree For Odisha and Maharashtra Women in Housing Sector
ISRO’s Chandryaan-2 Captured Images of the Moon; one of the Craters Named ‘Sarabhai Crater’ after Vikram Sarabhai
IISc and ISRO developed sustainable process to make bricks on lunar surface

Current Affairs 15 August 2020 –  Highlights

PM Narendra Modi launched National Digital Health Mission
Odisha topped in implementing AMRUT scheme
India celebrated its 74th Independence Day on 15 August
Rajnath Singh Launched Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation Virtually
Indian Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel “Sarthak“ launched; Manufactured by Goa Shipyard Limited
Assam Government to Launch ‘Orunodoi’ Scheme to provide Financial Assistance
Delhi Govt Signed MoU with Bloomberg Philanthropies to Enhance Road Safety
TERI launches Early Warning System for Guwahati, Assam

Current Affairs 14 August 2020 –  Highlights

PM Narendra Modi Launched “Transparent Taxation – Honoring the Honest” platform of IT department
India Extends an Assistance of USD 1 Million to Antigua and Barbuda’s COVID-19 Response
First-of-its-kind Katra-Delhi Express Road Corridor to be completed by 2023
Goa’s Moira bananas, Harmal Chillies, Khaje gets GI tag
Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Committed USD 25mn to Expand Unified Champion Schools to 6 countries Including India
Israel Successfully tested its Arrow-2 Ballistic Missile Interceptor
World Organ Donation Day 2020: August 13
International Left handers Day 2020: August 13
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh Launched ‘Punjab Smart Connect Scheme’ to Provide Free Smartphones for more than 1.74 Lakh Students
Odisha Cabinet Approved 20 Proposals including 4 Mega Drinking Water Projects
West Bengal Govt Launched ‘Karma Sathi Prakalpa’ scheme to Provide Soft Loans, Subsidies to Youth
Andhra Pradesh CM Launched “YSR Cheyutha” scheme to ensure sustainable livelihood for women
Telangana launched AI for Agricultural Innovation Program in Collaboration with C4IR & WEF, India

Current Affairs 13 August 2020 –  Highlights

Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) Approved Procurement of Approx Rs 8,722.38 cr for Armed Forces under Atmanirbhar Bharat
Narendra Singh Tomar Launched Krishi Megh
Atal Innovation Mission in association with Dell Technologies launched the 2nd Edition of Student Entrepreneurship Program
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat Launched the Swachh Bharat Mission Academy
World’s Lightest Attack Helicopter -HAL’s Two LCH Deployed for Operations at Leh, Ladakh
Skyroot Aerospace, India’s 1st Private Aerospace Company to Test Fire 1st of its Kind Upper Stage Rocket Engine Named “Raman”
Goa signs MoU with NSDC for setting up World-Class Skill Development Institute
Delhi Gov Signed an MoU with IIT-Bombay and Tata Projects Limited for Smog Tower

Current Affairs 12 August 2020 –  Highlights

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Launched DPSUs and OFB’s Modernisation Projects During Atma Nirbhar Week (Aug7-14, 2020)
Union Minister of MSME Nitin Gadkari Addressed “[email protected] Summit – Mission 2022” Organised by CII
International Youth Day is observed on 12 August
World Elephant Day is observed on 12 August
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar released e-book Connecting, Communicating, Changing
Chhattisgarh Go  launched Indira Van Mitan Yojana
Gujarat Govt.  Launched Mukhya Mantri Kisan Sahay Yojana Replacing PMFBY
Himachal Pradesh gets approval from Centre for projects worth Rs 7922.69 Crores
Assam CoM approves “Assam Non-Government Education Institutions (Regulation of Fees) Rules 2020”

Current Affairs 11 August 2020 –  Highlights

National CA
1Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar launches Krishi Megh
2Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat launches Swachh Bharat Mission Academy
3Union Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar releases e-book ‘Connecting, Communicating, Changing’ the Vice President of India’s three years in office
4Atal Innovation Mission and Dell Technologies Launch Student Entrepreneurship Programme 2.0
5DAC approves procurement proposals worth over Rs. 8,722 crore including 106 Basic Trainer Aircraft for IAF
6Tribal Affairs Ministry develops nine ‘Tribal Freedom Fighters’ Museums
7Def. Minister Rajnath Singh Restricted Import of 101 defence items
8Central Government Extends the Credit Guarantee Scheme to Large Firms & Self Employed
International CA
9Russia launches first vaccine against coronavirus
10Renowned lyricist & poet Rahat Indori passes away
11Former Indian Football player Laishram Manitombi Singh Dies at 39
Economy & Business
12FM Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurates NIP Online Dashboard
State CA
13Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel Announced the Launch of “Indira Van Mitan Yojana” To Support Forest Dwellers
14Chhattisgarh’s Jagdalpur Became the First Municipal Corporation of India to Provide Forest Land Right Certificates to Urban People
15Bihar State Pollution Control Board Signs MoA with IIT, Delhi for air quality management
16Andhra Pradesh Signed an MoU with the Boston Group to Setup Centre at Visakhapatnam
Special Days
17International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2020 – August 9
Science & Technology
18IIT Kanpur in Collaboration with Agnys Waste Management Pvt. Ltd Developed Indigenous Seed Balls, ‘BEEG’ for Farmers
Books & Authors
19Books Titled ‘Corona Kavithakal’ ‘Republic Day 2020’ and ‘Thus Speaks the Governor’ Authored by Mizoram Governor Released

Current Affairs 09&10 August 2020 –  Highlights

 National CA
1Piyush Goyal, Pralhad Joshi dedicate Railway Museum at Hubballi in Karnataka through video conferencing
 State CA
2Gujarat Announced New Industrial Policy 2020
3KVIC’s Big Push to Khadi and Tourism in Arunachal Pradesh with the First Silk Training cum Production Center
4Meghalaya Cabinet Approves  on Reservation of Seats for Women in Village Employment Councils Policy
5Flipkart signs MoU with UP government’s one District, One Product scheme
 Special Days
6World Tribal Day being observed on 9th August
7World Bio Fuel Day 10th August
 Science & Technology
8A first-of-its-kind portal developed by DIAL, GMR
 Awards & Honours
9IIT-Kharagpur Bags ‘Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Awards 2020’ for Clean Energy Research

Current Affairs 08 August 2020 –  Highlights

 National CA
1PM Modi to launch financing facility of Rs 1 lakh cr under Agriculture Infrastructure Fund tomorrow
2Agriculture Mechanization and Technology Division takes various initiatives for farmers’ welfare under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan/Krishi
3Ministry of Jal Shakti  launched a New Version of the India Water Resources Information System
 State CA
4Maharashtra state Becomes the First State to Partner with Google India to Provide Learning Tools for Schools
5Uttar Pradesh CM inaugurates dedicated 400 bed COVID hospital in Noida
6Manoj Sinha appointed as Lt Governor of J&K
7Former J&K L-G G C Murmu appointed CAG
Economy & Business
8NTPC achieves over 100 billion units of cumulative generation in current financial year
9RBI Monetary Policy Highlights
10Exim Bank extends USD 250 million line of credit to Mozambique to improve the power supply quality
 Books & Authors
11A book titled ‘Amazing Ayodhya’ authored by Neena Rai
 Sports CA
12India to host ICC Men’s T-20 World Cup next year; Women’s T-20 postponed till 2022
 Awards & Honours
13‘Moothon’, ‘Son Rise’ win awards at 20th New York Indian Film Festival
14Writer and activist Sadia Dehlvi dies aged 63
15Padma Shri awardee and prominent cultural historian and exponent of Mewati gharana Mukund Lath passes away at 82
Special Days
1678th anniversary of Quit India movement – 08th August

Current Affairs 07 August 2020 –  Highlights

 National CA
1Govt launches Letter of Recommendation module for street vendors to avail PM SVANidhi Scheme benefits
2PM to inaugurate Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra on 08th August 2020
3PM to inaugurate submarine Optical Fibre Cable connecting Chennai and Port Blair on Monday 10th August
4Dr Harsh Vardhan presides over signing of MoU between CSIR and FSSAI for Collaborative Research and Information Dissemination regarding Food and Nutrition
5Proposals for the construction of nearly 10.28 Lakh houses approved under PMAY(Urban)
6Trifed Launches its Own Virtual Office Network to Spearhead Tribal Socio-Economic Development on its 33rd Foundation day
 State CA
723 Kendriya Vidyalayas to be set-up in Jammu and Kashmir
8Deputy Commissioner of Rajouri launches ‘Awaz-e-Rajouri’ mobile app
9Dr. Pradeep Kumar Joshi takes oath as Chairman of UPSC
 Business & Economy
10IBBI amends the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Voluntary Liquidation Process) Regulations, 2017
 Awards & Honours
11Union Minister of Panchayati Raj & Rural Development Shri Narendra Singh Tomar distributes National Panchayat Awards 2020

Current Affairs 06 August 2020 –  Highlights

 National CA
1PM to deliver inaugural address at the ‘Conclave on Transformational Reforms in Higher Education under National Education Policy’ 07th August 2020
2DIAT bags 1st prize in Smart India Hackathon 2020
3Ministry of Agriculture funding start-ups under the innovation and agripreneurship component of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana in 2020-21
4 Indian Railways to introduce “Kisan Rail” a special Parcel Train from Devlali (Maharashtra) to Danapur (Bihar) tomorrow i.e. 07th August, 2020 on weekly basis
5NHAI Signs MoU with IIT Delhi for Setting UP Center of Excellence on Use of Artificial Intelligence in Data Driven Decesion Making in NHAI
 International CA
6Sri Lanka: Party led by PM Mahinda Rajapaksa heads for majority in general elections
7Virtual Event on UNESCO-IOC Tsunami Ready Recognition to Odisha Communities on 07 Aug 2020.
 State CA
8Tamil Nadu CM inaugurates 900 bed Covid-19 Care Centre at Edapazhanji
9Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar launched Parivar Pehchan Patras
10Haryana Minister Anil Vij Launches ‘Works Management System’ Web Portal to its ULBs
11Andhra Pradesh Government signed an MoU with ISB to drive economic growth of the state
12Chhattisgarh government  launched Shaheed Mahendra Karma Tendupatta Sangrahak Samajik Suraksha Yojana
13Punjab Govt. launches ‘Pride of Punjab’ partnership of State Govt, YuWaah for youth development
 Economy & Business
14IBBI amends the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Liquidation Process) Regulations, 2016
 Special Days
15National Handloom Day on 07th August 2020
16Hiroshima Day 2020 – August 6
17Veteran CPIM leader Shyamal Chakraborty dies of Coronavirus in Kolkata
18Father of Modern Indian theatre & Padma Awardee Ebrahim Alkazi Passed Away at 94
19William English, co-creator of computer mouse, passes away aged 91
20SAI launches Khelo India Mobile App online training program for principals, PE Teachers
Science & Technology
21SNBNCBS a device named ‘AJO-Neo’
22Indian Railways introduces OHE Inspection app for real-time monitoring

Current Affairs 05 August 2020 –  Highlights

National CA
1Atal Innovation Mission declares results of ATL Tinkering Marathon 2019
2Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana Phase-I: April 2020 to June 2020
3IIT Kanpur Sign Agreement With MoD For Using AI, ML to Address Public Grievances
4For the 1st time in India Railways uses NTC machine for track construction
International CA
5India extends Line of Credit worth 18 million US dollars to Maldives for expansion of fishing facilities at MIFCO
6India contributed USD 15.46 mn to India-UN Development Partnership Fund of UNOSSC
State CA
7West Bengal plans to provide 100% tap connections to all households by 2024 under Jal Jeevan Mission
8A COVID prevention kiosk named ‘UV Baggage Bath’ inaugurated at Bengaluru railway station
Awards & Honours
9Sunil ydv SS received the Karmaveer Chakra of United Nations and iCONGO at ReX ConcLIVE
10Nobel Laureate John Hume died following long period of illness
11Padma Bhushan Awardee & Former Arunachal Pradesh Governor Ram D Pradhan passes away
Science & Technology
12IIT Madras with Helyxon Developed First of Its Kind Remote Patient Monitoring Solution for COVID-19
13A health assistant robot “Rakshak” designed by the Mumbai Division of Central Railway
14DNHDD Launched E-Gyan Mitra Mobile Application for Online Education
15CPCB Developed COVID19BWM App to Track Biomedical Waste
Books & Authors
16Gajendra Singh Shekhawat & Smriti Irani Launch the book ‘Swachh Bharat Kranti’

Current Affairs 04 August 2020 –  Highlights

 National CA
1PM Modi to take part in Bhumi Poojan for construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya on 5th August 2020
2IT Department hopes to complete all Faceless e-Assessments by mid-September
3Grant of permanent commission to women officers in indian army: army hq issues detailed instructions for submission of applications
4Over Rs. 92,000 crore disbursed under 100 per cent ECLG Scheme by Public & private banks: FM
5WEE cohort initiative helps women to take up entrepreneurship as career option
 State CA
6HRD Minister lays foundation stone of IIM at Dhaula Kuan in Sirmour district
7Union Tourism Minister inaugurates Thenzawl Golf Resort project in Mizoram
8AP Chief Minister launched cybercrime awareness programme ‘E-Raksha Bandhan’
9Rajasthan Govt. Approves 5% Reservation in Judicial Service for MBC
10Rajesh Kumar appointed as Manipur Chief Secretary
Business & Economy
11UNICEF & ADB funds for Thermal screening at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
 Books & Authors
12Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar Released a Book Titled “Siyasat Mein Sadasyata” Authored by State Assembly Speaker Vijay Kumar Choudhary
 Special Days
13First Muslim Women Rights Day Observed on August 1 2020
14World Sanskrit Day 2020 – August 3
15Former Samajwadi party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh dies at 64 in Singapore
16Former  Andhra Pradesh Minister P Manikyala Rao died at 59 due to COVID-19
17Minister of Technical Education of Uttar Pradesh Kamal Rani Varun died at the age of 62

Current Affairs 02&03 August 2020 –  Highlights

 National CA
1Defence Ministry formulates draft Defence Production & Export Promotion Policy 2020 (DPEPP-2020)
2DCGI approves Phase II+III trials of Oxford University vaccine by Serum Institute, Pune
3INST scientists develop simple economical nonsurgical prevention of cataract
4MSME Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari Approves a New Scheme to Make India Aatmanirbhar in Agarbatti Production
5Nitin Gadkari inaugurates upstream carriageway of Mahatma Gandhi bridge over river Ganga in Bihar
6Union Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj releases booklet on Best Practices in Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme
7Hardeep Singh Puri launches ARHCs Knowledge Pack and Launches mobile app of CREDAI
8Ministry of Education (Formerly HRD) Minister Launches India Report – Digital Education June 2020
 International CA
9India-UK tie up for new 8 mn pounds medicinal Research
10 India, Israel collaborate to develop rapid testing for Covid-19 in under 30 seconds
State CA
11 Andhra Governor clear 3-Capital Bills
12MP Govt. launched “Ek Mask-Anek Zindagi” public awareness campaign from August 1-15
13Maha Govt. Approved MagNet project worth Around Rs 1,000 crore to Help Farmers; 70% funded by ADB
14Haryana forest department has used drone technology To improve green cover in the Aravalli area of Faridabad, the 
15Pawan Hans launches Helicopter service in UttaraKhand:UDAN scheme
16Ministry of Tribal Affairs received SKOCH Gold Award for Empowerment of Tribals through IT-enabled Scholarship Schemes

Current Affairs 01 August 2020 –  Highlights

National CA
1PM Modi to address fourth edition of Smart India Hackathon
2Four more States/UTs linked with One Nation One Ration Card scheme
3MSME Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari launches Khadi’s Gift Box of Silk Mask
4Dr. Harsh Vardhan announces the successful completion of first Pan India 1000 Genome sequencing of SARS- CoV-2
5Dr Harsh Vardhan launches ‘Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan 2020-21
6Prakash Javadekar represents India in 6th BRICS Environment Ministers’ Meeting
Special Days
7World Ranger Day 2020 – July 31
8World Breastfeeding Week
Business & Economy
9SIDBI, TransUnion CIBIL launch knowledge platform for MSMEs