August Monthly Current Affairs 2020 PDF Download

Dear Aspirants, Here we provide only important quick points of the August monthly Current Affairs 2020 pdf list. It covers important new appointments, important Day with their themes. Awards and honors, Books and Author, important government schemes, app, campaign, etc which are very useful for Railway NTPC, Group D, SSC, Banking, and all competitive examinations.

August 2020 Quick Points

Important Days with Theme in August

Date Observation Day with Theme
1st August Earth Overshoot Day
1st August National Mountain Climbing Day
1st August World Lung Cancer Day
3rd August World Sanskrit Day
1 to7 August World Breastfeeding Week.

Theme -“Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet”

6th August Hiroshima Day
5th August Friendship Day
7th August National Handloom Day
8th August World Senior Citizen Day
8th August International Cat Day
9th August Kranti Diwas (Quit India Day)
9th August Nagasaki Day
9th August International Day Indigenous Peoples of the World.

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

10th August World Biofuel Day.

Theme- ‘Biofuels Towards Atmanirbhar Bharat’

10th August World Lion Day
12th August International Youth Day.

Theme- “Youth Engagement for Global Action”

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

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

26th August Women’s Equality Day
26th August World Sanskrit Day
29th August National Sports Day
29th August Telugu Language Day (Telugu Bhasha Dinotsavam)
29th August International Day Against Nuclear Tests
30th August International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

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August Monthly Current Affairs 2020 Appointments

Name of Person Designation
Air Marshal V. R. Chaudhari Chief of Western Air Command of Indian Air Force.
Alexander Lukashenko President of Belarus
Ashwani Bhatia Managing Director of SBI
Cyril George assumes Deputy Chairman of Cochin Port Trust
Deepak Shetty Deputy CEO and MD JCB India
Francisco Asue PM of Equatorial Guinea
Girish Chandra Murmu Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India
GP Garg SEBI’s new executive director
Hamed Bakayoko Prime Minister of Ivory Coast
Harbhajan Singh Brand Ambassador of eBike GO
Hardayal Prasad MD & CEO of PNB Housing Finance
Hardik Satishchandra Shah Private Secretary to PM Modi
Harsh Kumar Bhanwala Executive chairman of Capital India Finance Limited
Jaideep Bhatnagar Director-General of All India Radio AIR News.

He replaces Ms. Ira Joshi

KaushikKhona CEO of GoAir
Keith Rowley PM of Trinidad and Tobago
KishorRungta Chairman of Fertilisers Association of India
Luis Abinader President of Dominican Republic
Mahinda Rajapaksa Prime Minister of Sri Lankan (for 4th time)
Manoj Sinha Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir.

He will replace Girish Chandra Murmu

Mohamed Irfaan Ali President of Guyana
Mohamed Ould Bilal Prime Minister of Mauritania
Navin Agarwal MD and CEO of Motilal Oswal Asset Management Company
P S Ranipse Inspector General (IG) in Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).
Pradeep Kumar Joshi Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Pramod Bhasin Chairman of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER).
Rajiv Kumar Election Commissioner of India.
Rakesh Asthana Director-General of the Border Security Force (BSF).
Rohit Sharma Oakley’s brand ambassador in India
S S Mundra Non-executive chairman of India bulls Housing
Sashidhar Jagdishan MD and CEO of HDFC Bank. replace Aditya Puri
Satya Pal Malik Meghalaya Governor
Shahzan Mujeeb National Brand Ambassador of Aligarh Municipal Corporation
SN Rajeswari CMD of Oriental Insurance
Soma Mondal Chairman of Steel Authority of India
Suhail Sameer Group President of BharatPe
Suresh Raina & Harmanpreet Kaur Brand Ambassadors of WTF Sports
Urjit Patel Additional Director of Great Eastern Shipping
Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi Director General Naval Operations (DGNO).
Walter Roger Martos Ruiz Prime Minister of Peru

 

Resigns:

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

Awards & Honors

Awards Name Winner
SKOCH Gold Award Ministry of Tribal Affairs India
International Booker Prize 2020 Marieke Lucas Rijneveld (Dutch Author).

For the novel ‘The Discomfort of Evening’.

National Award to Teachers 2020 Ms. Sudha Painuli
Tomyas Award Reshma Mohandas, a nurse with the Government Medical College (MCH), Kottayam.
Asian College of Journalism’s (ACJ) Award 2019 Nitin Sethi for Investigative Journalism
K. P. Narayana Kumar Memorial Award Shiv Sahay Singh for Social Impact Journalism
Tamil Nadu CM’s special award WHO Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan
Dasaradhi Award for 2020 Tirunagari Ramanujam
Pallikkutam award Nagaland school for innovation in education
Smart India Hackathon 2020 Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) Pune.
Food Vision 2050 prize Naandi Foundation Hyderabad
MS Swaminathan award RS Paroda
Indian Achievers Award 2020 Akshat Malik, Founder & CEO of Click On Care
Gramodaya awards Sudha Murty and Sivakumar Surampudi
“CEO of the Year  2020” by IAF India Gagan Arora, CEO & Strategic Growth Leader of Vertex Global Services
FICCI CSR Award Dalmia Bharat Group for Environment Sustainability.
Prem Bhatia Award 2020 Dipankar 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 Sportsperson Discipline
1. Shri Rohit Sharma Cricket
2. ShriMariyappan T. Para Athletics
3. Ms. Manika Batra Table Tennis
4. Ms. Vinesh Wrestling
5. Ms. Rani Hockey

Dronacharya Award 2020 winner list:

Life-Time Category:-

S. No. Name of the Coach Discipline
1. Shri Dharmendra Tiwary Archery
2. Shri Purushotham Rai Athletics
3. Shri Shiv Singh Boxing
4. Shri Romesh Pathania Hockey
5. Shri Krishan Kumar Hooda Kabaddi
6. Shri Vijay Bhalchandra Munishwar Para Powerlifting
7. Shri Naresh Kumar Tennis
8. Shri Om ParkashDahiya Wrestling

Regular Category:-

S. No. Name of the Coach Discipline
1. Shri Jude Felix Sebastian Hockey
2. Shri YogeshMalviya Mallakhamb
3. Shri JaspalRana Shooting
4. Shri Kuldeep Kumar Handoo Wushu
5. Shri GauravKhanna Para Badminton

Dhyanchand Award 2020 winner list:

S. No. Name of the Sportsperson Discipline
1. ShriKuldip Singh Bhullar Athletics
2. Ms. Jincy Philips Athletics
3. Shri Pradeep Shrikrishna Gandhi Badminton
4. Ms. TruptiMurgunde Badminton
5. Ms. N. Usha Boxing
6. ShriLakha Singh Boxing
7. Shri Sukhvinder Singh Sandhu Football
8. Shri Ajit Singh Hockey
9. ShriManpreet Singh Kabaddi
10. Shri J. Ranjith Kumar Para Athletics
11. ShriSatyaprakashTiwari Para-Badminton
12. Shri Manjeet Singh Rowing
13. Late ShriSachin Nag Swimming
14. Shri Nandan P Bal Tennis
15. Shri Netarpal Hooda Wrestling

Arjuna Award 2020 winner list:

S. No. Name of the Sportsperson (Shri) Discipline
1. Shri Atanu Das Archery
2. Ms. Dutee Chand Athletics
3. Shri SatwikSairajRankireddy Badminton
4. Shri Chirag Chandrasekhar Shetty Badminton
5. Shri Vishesh Bhriguvanshi Basketball
6. Subedar Manish Kaushik Boxing
7. Ms. Lovlina Borgohain Boxing
8. Shri Ishant Sharma Cricket
9. Ms. Deepti Sharma Cricket
10. Shri Sawant Ajay Anant Equestrian
11. Shri Sandesh Jhingan Football
12. Ms. Aditi Ashok Golf
13. Shri Akashdeep Singh Hockey
14. Ms. Deepika Hockey
15. Shri Deepak Kabaddi
16. Shri Kale Sarika Sudhakar Kho-Kho
17. Shri DattuBaban Bhokanal Rowing
18. Ms. Manu Bhaker Shooting
19. Shri Saurabh Chaudhary Shooting
20. Ms. MadhurikaSuhasPatkar Table Tennis
21. Shri Divij Sharan Tennis
22. Shri Shiva Keshavan Winter Sports
23. Ms. DivyaKakran Wrestling
24. Shri Rahul Aware Wrestling
25. Shri Suyash Narayan Jadhav Para-Swimming
26. Shri Sandeep Para Athletics
27. Shri Manish Narwal Para Shooting

Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2020:

 

SI.No Category Entity/Organization
1 Identifying and Nurturing of Budding/Young Talent ·      Lakshya Institute

·      Army Sports Institute

2 Encouragement of sports through Corporate Social Responsibility Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Ltd.
3 Employment of Sports Persons and Sports Welfare Measures Air Force Sports Control Board
4 Sport For Development International 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.No Name of the Sportsperson Category
1 Ms. Anita Devi Land Adventure
2 Col. Sarfraz Singh Land Adventure
3 Shri Taka Tamut Land Adventure
4 Shri Narender Singh Land Adventure
5 Shri KevalHirenKakka Land Adventure
6 Shri Satendra Singh Water Adventure
7 Shri Gajanand Yadava Air Adventure
8 Late ShriMagan Bissa Life Time Achievement

Books & Authors

Books Name 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/Organization Agreements for
Flipkart partners with the U.P. Government’s One District, One Product (ODOP) scheme To 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 Nigeria On 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 Israel Cultural agreement to promote greater people to people exchanges.
L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE), with NTPC To build a CO2 to methanol demonstration plant in an NTPC power station.
Bihar Pollution Control Board with IIT, Delhi Forair 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 Name Associated Field
A.R. Lakshmanan Former Supreme Court Judge Justice
Angela Buxton British Tennis legend
Anil Murali Malayalam actor
Arnold Meyer Spielberg Computer designer
Ashok Mustafi Cricket coach
Bhaskar Maity Former India goalkeeper
Chadwick Boseman ‘Black Panther’ actor
Chetan Chauhan Former Indian cricketer
ChunakkaraRamankutty Malayalam poet lyricist
Dr. B Siva Kumar Carnatic musician &Veena artist
Gail Sheehy Writer & journalist
GK Menon Sports journalist
Gopalaswamy Kasturirangan Former Indian cricketer
James Harris Former wrestler. He was also known as “Kamala”
John Hume Ireland politician and former Nobel Peace Prize winner
Lee Tenghui Taiwanese President
Manitombi Singh Former Indian footballer
Nishikant Kamat Filmmaker
PK Muthusamy Tamil film songwriter
Pandit Jasraj Indian classical vocalist
Pascal Lissouba Former Congo president
PurushothamRai India’s Athletic coach
Pydikondala Manikyala Rao Former Andhra Pradesh Minister
RahatIndori Urdu Poet
Ram Pradhan Former Arunachal Pradesh Governor
Russell Kirsch Computer scientist invented the “pixel”
Sadia Dehlvi Author and activist
Sameer Sharma TV actor
Shirley Ann Grau Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction writer
V Swaminathan Tamil Producer
William Kirk English Co-invented the world’s first computer mouse

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