19th August 2020 – Current Affairs
Staff Reporter | 20-08-20

? AIFF & SAI join hands to launch E-Pathshala. NEW DELHI: On the 74th anniversary of India’s Independence Day, All India Football Federation (AIFF) and Sports Authority of India (SAI) joined hands to launch an E-Pathshala, the web platform to “recognise the creativity” and “develop the interest in football.

? Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan of $1 billion to support the construction of the high-speed, modern Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System.

? Chhattisgarh government has announced to launch a student centric scheme named as “Padhai Tuhar Para”. The scheme will enable the school students to study with the help of community in their localities and villages, in view of the suspension of classes due to coronavirus outbreak.

? Dream11 on August 18, 2020 won IPL 2020 title sponsorship bid for Rs 222 crores. The fantasy sports platform outbid IPL Title Sponsor favourites Tata Sons and educational platforms Byju’s and Unacademy to win the IPL Title rights.

? The UK government has launched a £3 million Innovation Challenge Fund to support scientists in academia and industry to tackle the most acute global challenges of our time – COVID-19 and the threat to our environment.

? Bhagat Singh Koshyari took oath as the new Governor of Goa on August 19, 2020.

? On 17th August 2020, Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda inaugurated the first of its kind e-portal “Swasthya”, a tribal health and nutrition portal and Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) also launched e-newsletter on health and nutrition ALEKH and opening of National Overseas Portal and National Tribal Fellowship Portal.

? India’s Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said during the concluding day of the two-day visit to Bangladesh that the country will get priority in the COVID-19 vaccine produced by India. He stated that India is in an advanced stage of COVID-19 trial and it is going to produce vaccines at a massive level.

? Google has partnered with the Central Water Commission in order to take flood forecasting initiative to send numerous public alerts to people in impacted regions across the country.

? India is planning to build a new road from Manali to Leh to facilitate troop movement to Ladakh without observation from the enemy.

? Chhattisgarh government has announced to launch a Bluetooth-based programme “Bultu Ke Bol” to provide study materials to students living in remote areas and do not have access to internet facility.

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