August Monthly Current Affairs 2020 PDF Download

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August 2020 Quick Points

Important Days with Theme in August

DateObservation Day with Theme
1st AugustEarth Overshoot Day
1st AugustNational Mountain Climbing Day
1st AugustWorld Lung Cancer Day
3rd AugustWorld Sanskrit Day
1 to7 AugustWorld Breastfeeding Week.

Theme -“Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet”

6th AugustHiroshima Day
5th AugustFriendship Day
7th AugustNational Handloom Day
8th AugustWorld Senior Citizen Day
8th AugustInternational Cat Day
9th AugustKranti Diwas (Quit India Day)
9th AugustNagasaki Day
9th AugustInternational Day Indigenous Peoples of the World.

Theme -“COVID 19 and indigenous peoples’ resilience”.

10th AugustWorld Biofuel Day.

Theme- ‘Biofuels Towards Atmanirbhar Bharat’

10th AugustWorld Lion Day
12th AugustInternational Youth Day.

Theme- “Youth Engagement for Global Action”

12th AugustWorld Elephant Day
13th AugustInternational Lefthanders Day
13th AugustWorld Organ Donation Day
14th AugustIndependence Day of Pakistan
15th AugustIndependence Day of India
17th AugustIndependence Day of Indonesia
17th AugustIndependence Day of Gabon (Gabonese Republic)
19th AugustWorld Humanitarian Day
19th AugustWorld Photography Day
20th AugustNational Sadbhavna Divas (Harmony Day)
20th AugustWorld Mosquito Day
21st AugustInternational Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism
21st AugustWorld Senior Citizens Day
23rdInternational Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.

Theme -‘Confronting Slavery’s Legacy of Racism Together’

26th AugustWomen’s Equality Day
26th AugustWorld Sanskrit Day
29th AugustNational Sports Day
29th AugustTelugu Language Day (Telugu Bhasha Dinotsavam)
29th AugustInternational Day Against Nuclear Tests
30th AugustInternational Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

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August Monthly Current Affairs 2020 Appointments

Name of PersonDesignation
Air Marshal V. R. ChaudhariChief of Western Air Command of Indian Air Force.
Alexander LukashenkoPresident of Belarus
Ashwani BhatiaManaging Director of SBI
Cyril George assumesDeputy Chairman of Cochin Port Trust
Deepak ShettyDeputy CEO and MD JCB India
Francisco AsuePM of Equatorial Guinea
Girish Chandra MurmuComptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India
GP GargSEBI’s new executive director
Hamed BakayokoPrime Minister of Ivory Coast
Harbhajan SinghBrand Ambassador of eBike GO
Hardayal PrasadMD & CEO of PNB Housing Finance
Hardik Satishchandra ShahPrivate Secretary to PM Modi
Harsh Kumar BhanwalaExecutive chairman of Capital India Finance Limited
Jaideep BhatnagarDirector-General of All India Radio AIR News.

He replaces Ms. Ira Joshi

KaushikKhonaCEO of GoAir
Keith RowleyPM of Trinidad and Tobago
KishorRungtaChairman of Fertilisers Association of India
Luis AbinaderPresident of Dominican Republic
Mahinda RajapaksaPrime Minister of Sri Lankan (for 4th time)
Manoj SinhaLieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir.

He will replace Girish Chandra Murmu

Mohamed Irfaan AliPresident of Guyana
Mohamed Ould BilalPrime Minister of Mauritania
Navin AgarwalMD and CEO of Motilal Oswal Asset Management Company
P S RanipseInspector General (IG) in Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).
Pradeep Kumar JoshiChairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Pramod BhasinChairman of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER).
Rajiv KumarElection Commissioner of India.
Rakesh AsthanaDirector-General of the Border Security Force (BSF).
Rohit SharmaOakley’s brand ambassador in India
S S MundraNon-executive chairman of India bulls Housing
Sashidhar JagdishanMD and CEO of HDFC Bank. replace Aditya Puri
Satya Pal MalikMeghalaya Governor
Shahzan MujeebNational Brand Ambassador of Aligarh Municipal Corporation
SN RajeswariCMD of Oriental Insurance
Soma MondalChairman of Steel Authority of India
Suhail SameerGroup President of BharatPe
Suresh Raina & Harmanpreet KaurBrand Ambassadors of WTF Sports
Urjit PatelAdditional Director of Great Eastern Shipping
Vice Admiral Dinesh K TripathiDirector General Naval Operations (DGNO).
Walter Roger Martos RuizPrime Minister of Peru

 

Resigns:

  • Kevin Mayer resigns as CEO of TikTok
  • The Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe resigns

Awards & Honors

Awards NameWinner
SKOCH Gold AwardMinistry of Tribal Affairs India
International Booker Prize 2020Marieke Lucas Rijneveld (Dutch Author).

For the novel ‘The Discomfort of Evening’.

National Award to Teachers 2020Ms. Sudha Painuli
Tomyas AwardReshma Mohandas, a nurse with the Government Medical College (MCH), Kottayam.
Asian College of Journalism’s (ACJ) Award 2019Nitin Sethi for Investigative Journalism
K. P. Narayana Kumar Memorial AwardShiv Sahay Singh for Social Impact Journalism
Tamil Nadu CM’s special awardWHO Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan
Dasaradhi Award for 2020Tirunagari Ramanujam
Pallikkutam awardNagaland school for innovation in education
Smart India Hackathon 2020Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) Pune.
Food Vision 2050 prizeNaandi Foundation Hyderabad
MS Swaminathan awardRS Paroda
Indian Achievers Award 2020Akshat Malik, Founder & CEO of Click On Care
Gramodaya awardsSudha Murty and Sivakumar Surampudi
“CEO of the Year  2020” by IAF IndiaGagan Arora, CEO & Strategic Growth Leader of Vertex Global Services
FICCI CSR AwardDalmia Bharat Group for Environment Sustainability.
Prem Bhatia Award 2020Dipankar Ghose

 

National Sports Awards 2020

A total of 60 athletes were awarded in National Sports Awards 2020 in a different category. These are

  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna winner:5 persons
  • Arjuna Award winner: 27 persons
  • Dronacharya Award winner:13 persons
  • Dhyanchand Award: 15 persons

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2020 winner list:

SI.No.Name of the SportspersonDiscipline
1.Shri Rohit SharmaCricket
2.ShriMariyappan T.Para Athletics
3.Ms. Manika BatraTable Tennis
4.Ms. VineshWrestling
5.Ms. RaniHockey

Dronacharya Award 2020 winner list:

Life-Time Category:-

S. No.Name of the CoachDiscipline
1.Shri Dharmendra TiwaryArchery
2.Shri Purushotham RaiAthletics
3.Shri Shiv SinghBoxing
4.Shri Romesh PathaniaHockey
5.Shri Krishan Kumar HoodaKabaddi
6.Shri Vijay Bhalchandra MunishwarPara Powerlifting
7.Shri Naresh KumarTennis
8.Shri Om ParkashDahiyaWrestling

Regular Category:-

S. No.Name of the CoachDiscipline
1.Shri Jude Felix SebastianHockey
2.Shri YogeshMalviyaMallakhamb
3.Shri JaspalRanaShooting
4.Shri Kuldeep Kumar HandooWushu
5.Shri GauravKhannaPara Badminton

Dhyanchand Award 2020 winner list:

S. No.Name of the SportspersonDiscipline
1.ShriKuldip Singh BhullarAthletics
2.Ms. Jincy PhilipsAthletics
3.Shri Pradeep Shrikrishna GandhiBadminton
4.Ms. TruptiMurgundeBadminton
5.Ms. N. UshaBoxing
6.ShriLakha SinghBoxing
7.Shri Sukhvinder Singh SandhuFootball
8.Shri Ajit SinghHockey
9.ShriManpreet SinghKabaddi
10.Shri J. Ranjith KumarPara Athletics
11.ShriSatyaprakashTiwariPara-Badminton
12.Shri Manjeet SinghRowing
13.Late ShriSachin NagSwimming
14.Shri Nandan P BalTennis
15.Shri Netarpal HoodaWrestling

Arjuna Award 2020 winner list:

S. No.Name of the Sportsperson (Shri)Discipline
1.Shri Atanu DasArchery
2.Ms. Dutee ChandAthletics
3.Shri SatwikSairajRankireddyBadminton
4.Shri Chirag Chandrasekhar ShettyBadminton
5.Shri Vishesh BhriguvanshiBasketball
6.Subedar Manish KaushikBoxing
7.Ms. Lovlina BorgohainBoxing
8.Shri Ishant SharmaCricket
9.Ms. Deepti SharmaCricket
10.Shri Sawant Ajay AnantEquestrian
11.Shri Sandesh JhinganFootball
12.Ms. Aditi AshokGolf
13.Shri Akashdeep SinghHockey
14.Ms. DeepikaHockey
15.Shri DeepakKabaddi
16.Shri Kale Sarika SudhakarKho-Kho
17.Shri DattuBaban BhokanalRowing
18.Ms. Manu BhakerShooting
19.Shri Saurabh ChaudharyShooting
20.Ms. MadhurikaSuhasPatkarTable Tennis
21.Shri Divij SharanTennis
22.Shri Shiva KeshavanWinter Sports
23.Ms. DivyaKakranWrestling
24.Shri Rahul AwareWrestling
25.Shri Suyash Narayan JadhavPara-Swimming
26.Shri SandeepPara Athletics
27.Shri Manish NarwalPara Shooting

Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2020:

 

SI.NoCategoryEntity/Organization
1Identifying and Nurturing of Budding/Young Talent·      Lakshya Institute

·      Army Sports Institute

2Encouragement of sports through Corporate Social ResponsibilityOil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Ltd.
3Employment of Sports Persons and Sports Welfare MeasuresAir Force Sports Control Board
4Sport For DevelopmentInternational Institute of Sports Management (IISM)

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy, 2020:

This award is being conferred to the overall top performing university in inter-university tournaments.

  • MAKA Trophy, 2020 winner- Panjab University, Chandigarh

Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards 2019:

This awarded to recognize the spirit of adventure among the people of the country.

SI.NoName of the SportspersonCategory
1Ms. Anita DeviLand Adventure
2Col. Sarfraz SinghLand Adventure
3Shri Taka TamutLand Adventure
4Shri Narender SinghLand Adventure
5Shri KevalHirenKakkaLand Adventure
6Shri Satendra SinghWater Adventure
7Shri Gajanand YadavaAir Adventure
8Late ShriMagan BissaLife Time Achievement

Books & Authors

BooksName of Author/Released by
“Vishesh: Code To Win”NirupamaYadav
“One Arranged Murder”Chetan Bhagat
“Full Spectrum: India’s Wars, 1972 2020″Arjun Subramaniam
“Corona Kavithakal”PS Sreedharan Pillai
“Amazing Ayodhya”Neena Rai.
“RAW: A History of India’s Covert Operations”Yatish Yadav
“National Security Challenges: Young Scholars”Released by General Manoj Mukund Naravane
“Connecting, Communicating, Changing”Released by Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar
 “Our Only Home: A Climate Appeal to the World”By Dalai Lama
“Running Toward Mystery: The Adventure of an Unconventional Life”Tenzin Priyadarshi and Zara Houshmand.

Co-written with Iranian American author and literary translator Zara Houshmand.

“Our Only Home: A Climate Appeal to the World”Released by Dalai Lama
‘Connecting, Communicating, Changing,’Released by Rajnath Singh

 

Sports

  • Dream 11 wins title sponsorship rights of IPL 2020.
  • Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix 2020.
  • Benedikt Howedes German footballer retires from football.
  • India & Russia jointly wins FIDE Online Chess Olympiad.
  • West Indies All-Rounder Dwayne Bravo becomes 1st bowler to scalp 500 wickets in T20 cricket.
  • Lewis Hamilton wins F1 Spanish Grand Prix 2020
  • Ronnie O’Sullivan wins World Snooker Championship 2020
  • Former Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas retires from football
  • Tharanga Paranavitana, Sri Lankan cricketer retires from all forms of International Cricket
  • In tennis Men’s doubles, pair Bryan brothers (Mike Bryan and Bob Bryan) announces retirement from the sports.
  • India plans to host BRICS Games in 2021.
  • Jacques Kallis, Zaheer Abbas, Lisa Sthalekar inducted into ICC Hall of Fame.
  • The Red Bull racer Max Verstappen wins 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.
  • India’s KN Ananthapadmanabhan promoted to ICC’s panel of umpires.
  • MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina announces retirement from international cricket
  • Dream11 wins IPL title rights at a 50 percent discount.
  • INOX Group to sponsor Indian team for Tokyo Olympics: IOA
  • India to host 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup and Women’s ODI World Cup postponed to 2022.
  • England all-rounder Laura Marsh announces retirement from all forms of cricket.
  • Sports Ministry to organise ‘Fit India Freedom Run’ from Aug 15 to Oct 2.
  • Lewis Hamilton wins his seventh British Grand Prix.
  • India has withdrawn from the women’s world team championship scheduled in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from December 15 to 20.

Summits & Conferences

  • 6th BRICS Environment Ministers’ Meeting was held under the presidency of Russia.
  • Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) with the Department for Promotion of Investment and Internal Trade (DPIIT) organised the “Easing Doing Business For Atmanirbhar Bharat” Conference.
  • National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) has organised the “World Urdu Conference” in New Delhi.
  • India-Vietnam Joint Commission (17th meeting) on Trade, Economic, Scientific, and Technological Cooperation was held virtually.
  • LokaSabha Speaker Om Birla attends the inaugural ceremony of the 5th World Conference of Speakers of Parliament.

Agreements &MoUs

Country/OrganizationAgreements for
Flipkart partners with the U.P. Government’s One District, One Product (ODOP) schemeTo support offer various services to artisans, weavers, and craftsmen.
A.P. government signs MoU with the US Based IT Firm “Boston Group”To set up an IT company in Visakhapatnam.
Google in association with the Central Water Commission (CWC)For flood forecasting initiative.
India NigeriaOn space cooperation
Flipkart with Indian Institute of Technology Patna (IIT Patna)To jointly create industry-focused applied research in the areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Natural Language Processing (NLP), and Machine Learning (ML).
All India Football Federation (AIFF) with the International Professional Scouting Organisation (IPSO)To deliver a number of courses and webinars with regards to scouting in India.
India and IsraelCultural agreement to promote greater people to people exchanges.
L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE), with NTPCTo build a CO2 to methanol demonstration plant in an NTPC power station.
Bihar Pollution Control Board with IIT, DelhiForair quality management.

Science & Technology

  • Sky root Aerospace successfully test-fired an upper stage rocket engine called “Raman”.It has become the first Indian private firm to exhibit the potential to build a homegrown rocket engine.
  • UVGI-based room disinfection device ‘UVSAFE’ developed by IIT Ropar.
  • Zydus Cadila launches India’s cheapest remdesivir version Remdac.
  • UV disinfection tower developed by DRDO for sanitising coronavirus-prone areas.
  • SCTIMST & IIT Madras set up portable hospital infrastructure for COVID -19.
  • NASA Researchers Track Slowly Splitting ‘Dent’ in Earth’s Magnetic Field.
  • IIT Kanpur Uttar Pradesh has developed indigenous seed balls named BEEG (Bio -compost Enriched Eco friendly Globule)
  • Defence Minister of India launches BDL’s indigenised Konkurs missile test equipment.
  • The Mumbai Division of Central Railway (CR) designs the robot ‘Rakshak’ for health assistant.
  • Scientists discover 37 active volcanoes on Venus.
  • Helyxonand IIT Madras develop remote patient monitoring solutions for COVID-19.
  • A unique COVID prevention kiosk was inaugurated at KSR Bengaluru Railway Station by Bengaluru Division.
  • A new species of pygmy grasshopper, discovered after 116 years by a group of foreign researchers in Sri Lanka, has been named after Indian orthoptist (one who studies grasshoppers) and conservation biologist Dhaneesh Bhaskar of Kerala.
  • Godrej Appliances launches Godrej Viroshield, UV-C tech-based sanitisation device in Kerala

Ranking and Index

  • Bengaluru ranks 26th and New Delhi ranked 27th in Knight Frank Prime Global Cities Index Q2 2020. Mumbai is at 32nd position.
  • India ranks first (1st)in the number of organic farmers and ninth (9th)in terms of area under organic farming. Sikkim became the first State in the world.
  • Digital Quality of Life (DQL) Index 2020 has been released by Surf Shark. Denmark taking the leading position globally. India ranked 57th

Apps And Portals

  • The Sports Authority of India launches Khelo India Mobile App online training program for principals, Physical Education (PE) Teachers.
  • Union Textiles Minister SmritiIrani launches app for weavers on National Handloom Day.
  • Delhi Airport Develops Air Suvidha Online Portal For International Passengers.
  • Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu bordering Gujarat have launched E-Gyan Mitra mobile app for online education.
  • Dodo Drop: The Indian ‘SHAREit’ developed by Kashmiri.
  • Indian Railways launched an OHE Inspection app that monitors technical snags in real-time and sends alerts eliminating delays caused by such defects.
  • Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the Odisha Agni-Shama Seva online portal To Issue Fire Safety Certificates
  • Indian Railways launches the “OHE Inspection app” for real-time monitoring.

Scheme, Programme& Campaign

  • Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar launched ”Parivar Pehchan Patras” to enable the citizens to get the benefits of various central and state government schemes.
  • Haryana CM Khattar launches welfare schemes ‘Mukhya Mantri DoodhUphar Yojana’ and ‘Mahila Evam Kishori SammanYojana’for women, kids
  • Andhra CM launches e-Raksha Bandhan program for women safety
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches of Project Lion and Project Dolphin for the conservation of the two endangered species in the country using modern technology.
  • Govt launches ‘Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge’- Innovate Solutions for Aatmanirbhar Bharat” to provide further impetus to the strong startup ecosystem, and drive innovation and research in the country.
  • Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda virtually launched the tertiary processing centers under the ‘TRIFOOD’ project at Raigad in Maharashtra and Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh.
  • Nagaland Cm Launches E-Commerce Platform ‘Yellowchain’ to promote local business and entrepreneurship, a DIPR report informed.
  • Chhattisgarh CM announces the ‘Padhai Tuhar Para’ scheme for school students.
  • Madhya Pradesh, a unique campaign ‘EkSankalp – Bujurgokenaam’ to be boon for senior citizens amid corona pandemic.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a week-long cleanliness campaign‘Gandagi, Bharat Chorho.
  • Indian Traders Launch ‘China Quit India’ Campaign To Boycott Chinese Goods.
  • Defense minister Rajnath Singh to launch Atmanirbhar Bharat Saptahto promoting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision for a self-reliant India with increased local manufacturing.
  • Chhattisgarh CM Launches Indira Van Mitan Yojana
  • Gujarat Launches New Scheme Mukhya Mantri KisanSahay Yojana – will replace the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) for this year only To Compensate Farmers For Crop Loss.
  • Kailash Satyarthi Foundation launched a campaign ‘Mukti Caravan’ against child trafficking in Bihar.
  • MP launched the “Ek Mask-AnekZindagi” public awareness campaign
  • National Programme ‘Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan 2020-21’ launched by Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan.
  • “Bharat Air Fibre Services” inaugurated in Maharashtra.
  • PM Modi addresses on New Education Policy 2020
  • Delhi Govt launches new “Electric Vehicle Policy” which will waive registration fee, road tax, and provide an incentive of up to ₹1.5 lakh for new cars.
  • Union Environment Minister, Prakash Javadekar has launched National Portal on Human-Elephant conflict called “SURAKHSYA”.
  • Assam Govt to starts “Orunodoi Scheme” for women’s empowerment
  • Chhattisgarh Government has launched the “Indira Van Mitan” Yojana.
  • “Indira Van Mitan” Yojana will aim to make the forest dwellers of the state self-reliant.
  • PM Modi announces the “One Sun, One World, One Grid” initiative will connect 140 countries through a common grid that will be used to transfer solar power.

Obituaries

Person NameAssociated Field
A.R. LakshmananFormer Supreme Court Judge Justice
Angela BuxtonBritish Tennis legend
Anil MuraliMalayalam actor
Arnold Meyer SpielbergComputer designer
Ashok MustafiCricket coach
Bhaskar MaityFormer India goalkeeper
Chadwick Boseman‘Black Panther’ actor
Chetan ChauhanFormer Indian cricketer
ChunakkaraRamankuttyMalayalam poet lyricist
Dr. B Siva KumarCarnatic musician &Veena artist
Gail SheehyWriter & journalist
GK MenonSports journalist
Gopalaswamy KasturiranganFormer Indian cricketer
James HarrisFormer wrestler. He was also known as “Kamala”
John HumeIreland politician and former Nobel Peace Prize winner
Lee TenghuiTaiwanese President
Manitombi SinghFormer Indian footballer
Nishikant KamatFilmmaker
PK MuthusamyTamil film songwriter
Pandit JasrajIndian classical vocalist
Pascal LissoubaFormer Congo president
PurushothamRaiIndia’s Athletic coach
Pydikondala Manikyala RaoFormer Andhra Pradesh Minister
RahatIndoriUrdu Poet
Ram PradhanFormer Arunachal Pradesh Governor
Russell KirschComputer scientist invented the “pixel”
Sadia DehlviAuthor and activist
Sameer SharmaTV actor
Shirley Ann GrauPulitzer Prize-winning fiction writer
V SwaminathanTamil Producer
William Kirk EnglishCo-invented the world’s first computer mouse

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