TOP DAILY ONE LINERS Current Affairs (24 AUGUST 2020)

🔷 23 August : International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

🔷 India and AIIB sign agreement for $500 million for Mumbai Urban Transport Project-III

🔷 Nabard launches credit guarantee programme for NBFC-MFIs

🔷 Bayern Munich beat Paris Saint-Germain to win UEFA Champions League 2019-20

🔷 South Africa’s Jacques Kallis, Australia’s Lisa Sthalekar and Zaheer Abbas of Pakistan inducted into ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

🔷 Overall 93 players inducted so far under the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame, which includes 9 women players..

🔷 India’s longest River Ropeway inaugurated over Brahmaputra River connecting Guwahati and North Guwahati

🔷 Ministry of Tourism virtually signs an MoU with Travel Agents Association of India & FICCI Ladies Organisation

🔷 China launches optical remote-sensing satellite Gaofen-9 05

🔷 Nitin Gadkari launches mobile app ‘Harit Path’ to monitor plantation along national highways

🔷 General insurance companies ICICI Lombard and Bharti AXA announces merger

🔷 Axis Bank launches hiring initiative named ‘Gig-a-Opportunities’

🔷 Saudi Arabia’s state oil company Aramco suspends 10 bn dollar China oil refinery project

🔷 Indonesia’s Sinabung volcano unleashes new burst of hot ash

🔷 Russia and Turkey likely to sign an additional batch of S-400 missile deal next year

🔷 First female golfer from Germany Sophia Popov wins Women’s British Open

🔷 Pakistan military to use Chinese navigation system BeiDou

🔷 Turkey discovers large natural gas reserve in Black Sea

🔷 Spain reports first West Nile virus death in 2020

🔷 PM Modi greets nation on ‘Nuakhai’ harvest festival, especially Odisha

🔷 National Fertilizers Limited to set up an Organic Waste Converter Plant Vijaipur, in Madhya Pradesh

🔷 HSBC India launched green deposit programme for corporate clients

🔷 Maruti Suzuki partners with IIM Bangalore to incubate mobility startups

🔷 Flipkart partners with Nepal’s Sastodeal, opening new market for MSMEs

🔷 The first hop-on, hop-off bus service from India to England is set to depart Delhi in May 2021

🔷 CMIA Partnered with UNDP to Set up Help Desk for MSME amid COVID-19

🔷 M Venkaiah Naidu Released 2 Research Reports of IAPPD

🔷 ‘Status of Sex Ratio at Birth in India’ and ‘Elderly Population in India: Status and Support Systems’

🔷 SBI has unveiled its Online Home Carnival, in partnership with AddaCorner.

🔷 Adani Group is set to acquire a 74% stake in Mumbai International Airport

🔷 A book titled “Gastric Cancer” released by Jitendra Singh edited by Ashok K. Vaid.

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

🔷 India-Uzbekistan hold first National Coordination Committee meeting

🔷 Karnataka Government to build “Transit Homes” for Migrant Workers

🔷 Finance Minister: Businesses with annual turnover of up to Rs 40 lakhs exempted from GST

🔷 USFDA authorizes blood plasma therapy for COVID-19

🔷 China sells most advanced warship to Pakistan

🔷 Nuakhai Juhar Festival celebrated in Chhattisgarh and Odisha

🔷 Indian Railways generate 6,40,000 days of work under Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan

🔷 Farm Sector grows as GDP contracts for first time in India

🔷 Kerala State Dragonfly Festival 2020 aka “Thumbimahotsavam 2020” Launched; Mascot is “Pantalu”

🔷 Govt Introduced a New Feature, ‘Open API Service’ of Aarogya Setu

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