Top Daily Current Affairs 19 August 2020


🔶Centre extended Partial Credit Guarantee Scheme (PCGS) 2.0 by 3 months till Nov 11, 2020

🔶Manduadih Railway Station in Uttar Pradesh to be renamed as ‘Banaras’: MHA

🔶President gives Nod for Renaming of HRD Ministry to Ministry of Education

🔶India, UAE hold 13th Session of the India-UAE Joint Commission Meeting on Trade, Economic and Technical Cooperation

🔶India ranked 1st in number of organic farmers and 9th in terms of area under organic farming: MoA&FW

🔶Dr Harsh Vardhan addressed CII Public Health Conference; India Healthcare Week (Aug 17-21, 2020) launched7UAE-Israel agreed for peace agreement namely “Abraham Accord”

🔶Muthoot Finance Partnered with Kotak Mahindra General Insurance to Offer COVID-19 Insurance Cover Against Gold Loan

🔶Flipkart signs MoU with IIT Patna for Industry Focused Research

🔶Akshay Kumar Ranked 6th, the only Indian Actor in the List, Dwayne Johnson tops: Forbes’ list of ‘The Highest-Paid Actors 2020’

🔶Satya Pal Malik Appointed as Governor of Meghalaya; Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari given Additional Charge of Goa

🔶Rakesh Asthana IPS, appointed as the Director General of the Border Security Force

🔶DBS Bank India Ltd Appointed Prashant Joshi as MD and Head of National Distribution

🔶Cricketer Rohit Sharma Appointed Oakley’s Brand Ambassador in India

🔶MoTA: Launched Tribal Health & Nutrition Portal – “Swasthya” and Opened National Overseas Portal & National Tribal Fellowship Portal

🔶Nitin Gadkari Launched VedKrishi.com an Online Farm to Fork Service Promoted by Farmers

🔶England Cricketer Laura Marsh announces retirement

🔶Hindustani Classical Vocalist & Padma Awardee Pandit Jasraj Passed Away at 90

🔶British Tennis Great Angela Buxton dies at 85

🔶Computer scientist Russell Kirsch, who invented pixel, passes away at 91

🔶Andhra CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy Launches UPI-based Payment facilities in Village, Ward Secretariats

🔶Anil Mukim, Gujarat Chief Secretary gets 6 Month Extension

🔶Gujarat Names Two Flyover of Ahmedabad After Late Arun Jaitley & Sushma Swaraj

🔶Jharkhand introduced new State Logo at Ranchi

🔶Dream11 wins IPL title sponsorship rights

🔶Soumya Swaminathan honoured with Tamil Nadu CM’s special award

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