5th August 2020 – Current Affairs
Staff Reporter | 20-08-06

? Vivo, the Title Sponsor of the Indian Premier League 2020, has pulled out after a disagreement with the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) over a discount on the sponsorship fee and also in response to the growing opposition to its involvement in the tournament, as it is a Chinese brand.

? To mark the laying of the foundation stone for a temple at Ayodhya’s Ram Janmabhoomi site, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 5, 2020 unveiled the plaque of the templeand a commemorative postage stamp on ‘Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir’.

? Pakistan released a new political map on August 4, 2020 laying claim to Indian territories of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and parts of western Gujarat.

? Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel inaugurated the process of payment against cow dung procurement to the bank accounts of beneficiaries under the state government’s Godhan Nyay Yojana on August 5, 2020.

? Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board has announced the resumption of Vaishno Devi yatra from August 16, 2020.

? Retired bureaucrat Ajay Tyagi was on August 5, 2020 given an 18-month extension as the Chairman of markets regulator SEBI with effect from September 1 2020 up to February 28, 2022.

? United Arab Emirates has become the first Arab country to open a nuclear power plant.

? United States President Donald Trump has signed an executive order barring federal government agencies from displacing American nationals and citizens with foreign workers.

? Lewis Hamilton has won the Formula One British Grand Prix 2020 held at the Silverstone Circuit, U.K.

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