7th & 8th August 2020 – Current Affairs
Staff Reporter | 20-08-09

? The Andhra Pradesh government is all set to launch ‘YSR Cheyutha’ on August 12, 2020, to benefit the rural economy of the state amid hardships resulting due to Coronavirus pandemic.

? Nation observes “National Handloom Day” on 7th August every year.

? Japan marked the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bomb attack on August 6, 2020.

? Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 7, 2020 gave the inaugural address at the Conclave on Transformational Reforms in Higher Education under National Education Policy. The conclave was organized by Ministry of Education along with the University Grants Commission (UGC).

? Former Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu has been appointed as the new Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

? Educationist Professor Pradeep Kumar Joshi was on August 7, 2020 appointed as the chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), that conducts the civil services examination.

? US President Trump has signed a new executive order that bans US transactions with TikTok owner Bytedance and WeChat parent firm, Chinese tech giant Tencent.

? India’s first ‘Kisan Rail’ run between Devlali in Maharashtra’s Nashik and will reach Danapur in Bihar.

? Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on August 7, 2020 launched ‘Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy’ under which his government will waive registration fee and road tax, and provide incentives for new EVs in the national capital. It will give incentive of up to Rs 30,000 for two-wheelers, autos and e-rickshaws while for cars, it will give incentive of up to Rs 1.5 lakh.

? Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra (RSK) on August 8, 2020.

? India on August 7, 2020 retained the right to host the 2021 T20 World Cup while Australia will conduct this year’s postponed edition in 2022, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced after its board meeting.

? Airtel Payments Bank has partnered with Bharti AXA General Insurance to offer “Smart Plan Shop Package Policy” for the financial protection of the bank’s retailers and merchants.

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