17th August 2020 – Current Affairs
Stuff Reporter | 20-08-18

? World Humanitarian Day is observed on August 19, 2020.

? High-speed mobile data services were restored on trial basis in Ganderbal and Udhampur districts of Jammu and Kashmir. The trial period would be until 8th September. The speed, however, would continue to be restricted to 2G.

? ISRO has named a crater on the Moon, captured by Chandrayaan-2, after Indian astrophysicist Vikram Sarabhai on the occasion his birth centenary on August 12, 2020.

? West Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee has announced that 1st September would be observed as Police Day in the state to recognise work done by the men in uniform, especially during the pandemic.

? Prime Minister Narendra Modi the launch of Project Lion and Project Dolphin during his Independence Day speech on August 16, 2020.

? Google warned Australians on August 17, 2020 that the Australian government’s plans to make digital companies pay for news content will threatens users’ access to free search services in Australia.

? The Bihar government on August 17, 2020 decided to extend the lockdown restrictions in the state till September 6 due to a spike in coronavirus cases.

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