14th August 2020 – Current Affairs
Staff Reporter | 20-08-15

? The Ashok Gehlot-led government in Rajasthan won the vote of confidence in the state assembly on August 14, 2020 through a voice vote. The vote of confidence was brought in the assembly after the reunification of the Gehlot and Sachin Pilot factions of the Rajasthan Congress party.

? The Swachh Bharat Mission Academy has been launched. SBM Academy is a phone-based academy and offers a 60-minutes module, which is an IVR based training course.

? US President Donald Trump has announced a historic peace deal between Israel and UAE, under which Israel has agreed to suspend its plans to annex parts of the West Bank.

? Vietnam has registered to buy a Russian COVID-19 vaccine, as the nation fights a new outbreak after going several months with no local cases.

? Indian Railways is observing “Cleanliness Week” from 10th August in order to mark the Independence Day.

? Amazon.com Inc launched an online pharmacy in India on August 14, 2020 to serve the Karnataka’s capital city Bengaluru. The service, Amazon Pharmacy, has begun and will soon offer both over-the-counter and prescription-based drug deliveries across the city.

? Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on August 13, 2020 launched the Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation (NIIO). The NIIO puts in place dedicated structures for the end users to interact with academia and industry towards fostering innovation and indigenisation for self-reliance in defence production.

? The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will be held in November 2020 as per the schedule of the event. The event is usually held in Goa between November 20-28.

? Akshay Kumar is the only Indian to be listed among the top 10 world’s highest-paid actors of 2020 list released by Forbes magazine.

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