25th August 2020 – Current Affairs
Staff Reporter | 20-08-26

? Axis Bank has launched an initiative named ‘Gig-a-Opportunities’. The initiative aims to attract skilled talent that can work with the bank remotely, from anywhere in the country. This hiring model comprises two working patterns. One is the full-time permanent job and the second is based on the duration of a project and is temporary in nature.

? The Indian Air Force launched ‘MY IAF’ mobile application to provide career-related information for those aspiring to join IAF. The application was developed in association with Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC).

? Chetan Bhagat has authored the book titled as ‘One Arranged Murder’ that will be released globally on September 28, 2020.

? India’s first multi-wavelength satellite, AstroSat, has detected extreme UV light from galaxy called AUDFs01 located 9.3 billion light-years away from the Earth. The discovery was made by a team of astronomers from Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA).

? India’s Neelakanta Bhanu Prakash won the first-ever gold for India in Mental Calculation World Championship at Mind Sports Olympiad (MSO) held in London recently. With the feat, the 20-year-old won the ‘World’s Fastest Human Calculator’ title.

? The World Health Organization (WHO) chief, Tedros Adhanom announced recently that nine COVID vaccines have been included in its COVAX global vaccines facility portfolio and a further nine candidates are under evaluation.

? United Nations observes 23 August every year as “International Day.

? The Indian Government, Maharashtra government and Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation has signed a loan agreement of USD 500 million with the Asian Infrastructure Investment bank (AIIB) for Mumbai Urban Transport Project-III.

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