🔷 12 August : International Youth Day

🔷 Theme 2020 : “Youth Engagement for Global Action”

🔷 12 August : World Elephant Day

🔷 On the eve of celebrating the World Elephant Day, India launched a National Portal called “SURAKHSYA”

🔷 Paytm launches ‘India’s first’ Android PoS device for easy, contactless payments

🔷 Tribal Affairs Ministry develops nine ‘Tribal Freedom Fighters’ Museums

🔷 Narendra Singh Tomar launches ICAR’s data recovery centre ‘Krishi Megh’

🔷 Lok Sabha starts beginner-level course in French

🔷 Israel shares AI-based technology, high-end equipment with AIIMS to help combat COVID-19

🔷 European Union to give 1.65 million euro to flood hit people in South Asia

🔷 Gujarat CM announces Mukhya Mantri Kisan Sahay Yojana for current Kharif season, replacing PMFBY

🔷 Akshay Kumar only Bollywood star to feature in Forbes’ highest-paid actors of 2020, Dwayne Johnson tops

🔷 With total earnings of $48.5 million, Akshay is placed at sixth place in the list

🔷 The list has been topped by Wrestler-turned-movie star Dwayne Johnson, total earning of $87.5 million.

🔷 Former NABARD Chief Harsh Bhanwala appointed as executive chairman of Capital India Finance

🔷 3rd series of book titled ‘Connecting, Communicating, Changing’ comprising collection of speeches by Venkaiah Naidu released

🔷 Prakash Javadekar unveiled an e-version & released by Minister of Defense Shri Rajnath Singh

🔷 Reliance rank 96th in the Fortune’s top 100 global companies 2020

🔷 Patanjali Jha assumes charge as Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax

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

🔷 Skyroot Aerospace tests upper stage rocket engine “Raman”

🔷 Veteran Tamil film songwriter, PK Muthusamy passed away.

🔷 Kamala Harris, an Indian Origin nominated as US Vice President candidate

🔷 Supreme Court Judgement : Women have Equal Rights on Parental Property, headed by Arun Mishra

🔷 The verdict makes it clear the amendment to the Hindu Succession Act, 1956

🔷 Reliance Foundation partnered with USAID to Launch the W-GDP WomenConnect Challenge Across India

🔷 Gajendra Singh Shekhawat Launched the Swachh Bharat Mission Academy

🔷 New Plant Species “Ardisia ramaswamii” of Genus Ardisia Identified by JNTBGRI Named After M S Ramaswami

🔷 HALs Two Light Combat Helicopters Deployed for Operations at Ladakh

🔷 Centre Formed committee for procurement, administration of COVID-19 vaccine; Headed by Dr VK Paul

🔷 DAC Approved Procurement of Approx Rs 8,722.38 cr for Armed Forces

🔷 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

🔷 “Our Only Home: A Climate Appeal to the World” – A Book by Dalai Lama to release in November

🔷 Written by German environmental Journalist Franz Alt

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