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|
- Kevin Mayer resigns as CEO of TikTok
- The Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe resigns
Awards & Honors
|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|
Dronacharya Award 2020 winner list:
|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|
|S. No.||Name of the Coach||Discipline|
|1.||Shri Jude Felix Sebastian||Hockey|
|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|
|5.||Ms. N. Usha||Boxing|
|7.||Shri Sukhvinder Singh Sandhu||Football|
|8.||Shri Ajit Singh||Hockey|
|10.||Shri J. Ranjith Kumar||Para Athletics|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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:
|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|
- 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.
|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.
|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|
|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|
|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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