? Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot directed officials on August 2, 2020 to start the Indira Rasoi Yojana in urban areas of Rajasthan from August 20. The poor would get food for just Rs 8. A menu of 100 grams of pulses, 100 grams of vegetables, 250 grams of chapati and pickles has been set.
? Small Industries Development Bank of India has launched one-stop knowledge portal “MSMESaksham” in association with TransUnion CIBIL.
? Union Home Minister Amit Shah on August 2, 2020 said he has tested positive for coronavirus and is getting admitted to a hospital following the advice of doctors.
? Facebook said on August 1, 2020 it has put a global block on certain accounts controlled by supporters of Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro implicated in a fake news inquiry, a day after it was fined for not complying with a Supreme Court judge’s order to do so.
? The 6th BRICS Environment Ministers’ Meeting was held under the presidency of Russia.
? National Aeronautics and Space Administration has launched “Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission” with United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket to the Red Planet “Mars”.
? Hurricane Isaias weakened slightly to a tropical storm on August 1, 2020 after lashing the Bahamas, but forecasters warned it would likely grow into a hurricane again overnight as it approaches eastern Florida (US).