Top Daily Current Affairs 21 August 2020


🔶Cabinet Approvals on August 19, 2020

🔶NSC, JCI Sign MoU for Supply of Certified Jute Seeds to Farmers in 2021-22

🔶Report of NCRP 2020: Cancer in India may rise from 13.9 Lakh in 2020 to 15.7 lakh in 2025

🔶IIT Roorkee, BIS Sign MoU to Cooperate in Standardisation and Conformity Assessment

🔶L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering Signed MoU with NTPC Ltd for CO2 to Methanol Demonstration Plant

🔶NRDC and NAL Partners to Establish Incubation Centre for Startup in Aerospace Technologies

🔶India Ranked 57th in Digital Quality of Life 2020, Denmark tops: DQL Index 2020 by SurfShark

🔶India and Israel Signed Cultural Agreement to Strengthen Bilateral Relations through People to People Exchange

🔶The ILO’s “Youth and COVID-19: Impacts on Jobs, Education, Rights and Mental Well-being”: 50% of World’s Youth Are Under Anxiety or Depression

🔶NPCI Launched its Subsidiary Firm, ‘NPCI International Payments Limited’; Appointed Ritesh Shukla as its CEO

🔶Lakshmi Vilas Bank Launched ‘LAKSHMI digiGO’, a Contactless Online Instant Savings Account Opening Facility

🔶Unitus Ventures Received Rs 75 Crore from SIDBI; will Strengthen the Deployment of its Fund II

🔶Keith Rowley Becomes Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago for a 2nd Consecutive Term

🔶Francisco Asue is Reappointed as the Prime Minister of Equatorial Guinea

🔶First Rockets Produced by Private Sector Successfully Test Fired: Economic Explosives Ltd (EEL)

🔶Dwarf Planet Ceres is now an ‘Ocean World’

🔶Iran Unveiled Locally Made Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile, Martyr Qassem Soleimani & Cruise Missile, Martyr Abu Mahdi

🔶Air Unique-quality Monitoring, an Indigenous Photonic System Developed for Real-Time Remote Monitoring of Air Quality Parameters

🔶NASA observes the Slowly Splitting South Atlantic Anomaly, a dent in Earth’s Magnetic Field

🔶Former India Goalkeeper Bhaskar Maity passed away at 67

🔶Former Cricketer Gopalaswamy Kasturirangan dies of heart attack at 89

🔶Book titled “India Tomorrow: Conversations with the Next Generation of Political Leaders” released on August, 2020

🔶Sadbhavan Diwas 2020 – August 20

🔶World Mosquito Day 2020: August 20

🔶INOX Group to sponsor Team India for Tokyo Olympics: IOA

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