? The 78th anniversary of the August Kranti Din or Quit India Movement. The Quit India Movement (translated into several Indian languages as the Leave India Movement), also known as the August Movement, was a movement launched at the Bombay session of the All-India Congress Committee by Mahatma Gandhi on 8 August 1942, during World War II, demanding an end to British Rule of India.
? Former Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Girish Chandra Murmu has been appointed as India’s new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG).
? Titled “Amazing Ayodhya”, the book by Neena Rai promises to offer “authentic information” about the city, which will not only help understand the life and times of ancient Hindus, but also the revered figures of Rama and Sita.
? A snow leopard conservation centre will be set up in the Uttarkashi forest division area in Uttarakhand to promote winter tourism in the state.
? Maharashtra government has tied up with Google to provide online education to students in the state.
? Tick-borne SFTS virus has re-emerged in China, killing around 7 people and infecting around 60 others. This was reported on August 5, 2020.
? PM inaugurates Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra – an interactive experience centre on the Swachh Bharat Mission, at the Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti at Rajghat, New Delhi.
? PM launches ‘Gandagi Mukt Bharat’, a special week-long campaign to free India of garbage, till August 15.
? The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has set up an expert committee under veteran banker KV Kamath to suggest financial parameters for resolution of Covid-19 related stressed assets.