12th August 2020 – Current Affairs
Staff Reporter | 20-08-13

? The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari has unveiled a microwave device called ‘ Atulya’, which can disinfect any premises in just 30 seconds.The device can be used to disinfect any premises up to five metres area including home and office furniture, beds and boxes.

? The Tribal Affairs Ministry on August 11, 2020 said all nine museums dedicated to tribal freedom fighters will be completed by the end of 2022. These are being built at Rajpipla (Gujarat), Ranchi (Jharkhand), Lambasingi (AP), Raipur (Chhattisgarh), Kozhikode (Kerala), Chhindwara (MP), Hyderabad (Telangana), Senapati (Manipur) and Kelsi (Mizoram).

? Israeli Ambassador to India Dr. Ron Malka formally handed over AI-based high-end equipment and technology solutions to AIIMS Director Dr. Randeep Guleria on August 11, 2020.

? The country’s deepest underground rail ventilation shaft equal to a 15-storey building and an important part of the Kolkata’s East-West Metro line was completed on August 10, 2020.

? The Union Home Minister’s Medals for Excellence in Investigation for 2020 have been awarded to 121 Police personnel. The award-winning personnel also include twenty-one women police officers.

? National Portal on human elephant conflict called “Surakhsya” has been launched for collection of real time information & also for managing the conflicts on a real time basis.

? International Youth Day was observed on August 12, 2020. The day aims to celebrate young peoples’ voices, actions and initiatives, as well as their meaningful, universal and equitable engagement. The day’s theme this year is Youth Engagement for Global Action.

? Delhi International Airport has developed an online portal “AIR SUVIDHA” to allow passengers to fill their mandatory self-declaration forms online instead of queuing at the airport.

? Russia has decided to name its first COVID-19 vaccine as ‘Sputnik V’ after the world’s first satellite. President Vladimir Putin announced the approval of the vaccine candidate less than two months of human testing amid skepticism from scientists.

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