Top August Current Affairs 2020

Top August Current Affairs 2020


Important Dates and Events

Appointments News

Resignations and Retirements News

Agreements News

Defense News

Other Important Updates

National News

International News

Sports News

Awards News

Obituary News



Important Dates and Events

 August 01 – National Mountain Climbing Day

 August 01 – Yorkshire Day

 August 03 – Raksha Bandhan

 August 03 – Narali Purnima

 August 04 – Friendship Day

 August 04 – U.S. Coast Guard Day

 August 06 – Hiroshima Day

 August 07 – International Beer Day

 August 07 – National Handloom Day

 August 08 – Quit India Movement

 August 09 – Nagasaki Day

 August 09 – International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

 August 11 – Janmashtami

 August 12 – International Youth Day

 August 13 – World Elephant Day

 August 14 – Youm-e-Azadi (Pakistan Independence Day)

 August 15 – Indian Independence Day

 August 15 – National Mourning Day (Bangladesh)

 August 15 – Day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary

 August 16 – Bennington Battle Day

 August 17 – Indonesian Independence Day

 August 19 – World Photography Day

 August 19 – World Humanitarian Day

 August 20 – World Mosquito Day

 August 20 – Sadbhavana Divas

 August 20 – Indian Akshay Urja Day

 August 23 – International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

 August 23 – European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism

 August 26 – Women’s Equality Day

 August 29 – National Sports Day

 August 30 – Small Industry Day

 August 31 – Hari Merdeka (Malaysia National Day)


Appointments in August 2020

Sashidhar Jagdishan to be the new CEO of HDFC Bank

G. C. Murmu resigns as Lieutenant-Governor of J&K

Manoj Sinha appointed as new LG of Jammu and Kashmir

G.C. Murmu becomes new Comptroller and Auditor General of India

Pradeep Kumar Joshi becomes new chairman of UPSC

P S Ranipse becomes new IG of CRPF

Hardayal Prasad becomes new MD & CEO of PNB Housing Finance

Harsh Kumar Bhanwala becomes new executive chairman of Capital India Finance

Pramod Bhasin becomes new Chairman of ICRIER

 PESB selects Soma Mondal as next chairman of SAIL

SS Mundra becomes new non-executive Chairman of IBH

Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi assumes charge as DGNO

Kaushik Khona becomes new CEO of GoAir

Harbhajan Singh becomes new Brand Ambassador of eBikeGO

Rakesh Asthana becomes new DG of BSF

GP Garg becomes SEBI’s new executive director

Ashok Lavasa steps down as Election Commissioner of India

Satya Pal Malik appointed as Governor of Meghalaya

Rohit Sharma appointed Oakley’s brand ambassador in India

Rajiv Kumar appointed as new Election Commissioner

Ashwani Bhatia becomes new Managing Director of SBI

DRDO chief G Satheesh Reddy gets two-year extension

 Indian Energy Exchange MD & CEO Rajiv Srivastava resigns

Kevin Mayer resigns as CEO of TikTok

 Japan’s longest-serving PM Shinzo Abe resigns


Agreements News August 2020

 RPower & JERA inks loan agreement for Bangladesh’s power plant

 MoD signs MoU with IIT Kanpur & Department of ARPG

 Airtel Payments Bank, Bharti AXA partner to offer ‘shop insurance’ for retailers

 Flipkart partners with the U.P. Government’s ODOP scheme

 A.P. governent signs MoU with US Based IT Firm “Boston Group”

 Flipkart establishes academic collaboration with IIT Patna

 Atal Innovation Mission signs SoI with Business Sweden

 Ministry of Skill Development partners with Ministry of Shipping

 IIM Kozhikode signs MoU with Switzerland-based HELP Logistics

 Uttar Pradesh partners Israel to resolve Bundelkhand Water Crisis

 Tourism Ministry partners with TAAI & FICCI’s FLO to promote tourism

 APEDA signs MoUs with AFC India Limited & NCUI, Delhi

 NeGD signs MoU with CSC E-Governance Services India Limited


National News August 2020

 SIDBI & TransUnion CIBIL launches portal “MSMESaksham”

 National Programme ‘Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan 2020-21’ launched

 International webinar on ‘Lokmanya Tilak-Swaraj to Self Reliant India’

 Education Minister laid the foundation stone of IIM-Dhaula Kuan

 India-UN Development Partnership Fund: India contributes USD 15.46 mn

 India’s first ‘Kisan Rail’ to begin services from today

 PM Modi addresses on New Education Policy 2020

 Indian Railways launches “OHE Inspection app” for real-time monitoring

 GoI extends Line of Credit worth 18 Million dollars to Maldives

 Bangladesh to construct War Memorial for Indian soldiers

 Submarine Cable connectivity to Andaman & Nicobar Islands launched

 GoI launched National Portal “SURAKHSYA” on Human Elephant conflict

 National Infrastructure Pipeline Online Dashboard launched

 Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare launches “Krishi Megh”

 PM to launch platform for “Transparent Taxation-Honoring the Honest”

 Indian Railways observes Cleanliness Week to mark Independence Day

 Jal Shakti Minister launches Swachh Bharat Mission Academy

 Atal Innovation Mission & Dell Technologies launches “SEP 2.0”

 Reliance Foundation launches “W-GDP Women Connect Challenge”

 Education Minister notified Council of Architecture Regulations, 2020

 India celebrates its 74th Independence Day

 India Independence Day 2020: PM Narendra Modi Speech

 PM Modi announces “One Sun, One World, One Grid” initiative

 Ministry of AYUSH launches campaign “Ayush for Immunity”

 Ministry of Tribal Affairs launches “Swasthya” & “ALEKH”

 UK launches £3 Million Innovation Challenge Fund in India

 Indian Railways introduces Drone based surveillance system

 Cabinet approves setting up of National Recruitment Agency

 MoTA partners MoRD to promote sustainable livelihood in Rural India

 Nitin Gadkari launches “Harit Path” app to monitor plantation

 Launch of Online system of “Registration and Renewal” for Jewellers

 Arjun Munda e-inaugurates “Tribes India Showroom” in Mumbai

 India’s longest river ropeway inaugurated in Assam

 NITI Aayog to launch NDC-TIA India Component

 Ministry of Culture announces 7 new circles of ASI

 Piyush Goyal e-launches “National GIS-enabled Land Bank system”

 Union Minister launches “Chunauti” Next Generation Start-up Challenge

 Ministry of Home Affairs issues Guidelines for “Unlock 4”

 UAE’s DMCC launches “Agriota E-Marketplace”

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