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Current Affairs 10 August 2020

Current Affairs 10 August 2020

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Current Affairs 10 August 2020 includes all newspapers such as The Hindu, The Economic Times, Business Standard, Times of India, PTI, Indian Express, and all Government official websites.

Appointment

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1. Deepak Shetty appointed as Deputy CEO and MD of JCB India
  • Earthmoving and construction equipment major JCB Group has announced appointment of Deepak Shetty as Deputy CEO & Managing Director of JCB India Ltd.
  • He will take over as MD and CEO from Subir Kumar Chowdhury.
  • JCB = Joseph Cyril Bamford Excavators Ltd.
  • JCB is headquartered in Rocester, England.

National

Current Affairs 10 August 2020

2. PM Modi inaugurates Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra in Delhi’s Raj Ghat
  • It is an interactive experience centre on ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ & ‘Gandagi Mukt Bharat’ (dirt-free India) campaign.
  • Raj Ghat is the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi

Current Affairs 10 August 2020

3. Webinar on New Technologies for various Products for MSMEs with focus of Water Purification Technologies: CSIR CMERI
  • Main objective of the Webinar was to make the industries under MSME aware about the technologies developed by CSIR-CMERI.
  • It provides total engineering solution & the facilities available in CSIR-CMERI like Plasma Arc Medical Waste Disposal System.
  • CSIR CMERI is a public R&D institution in Durgapur, West Bengal

Current Affairs 10 August 2020

4. NHAI partners with IIT Delhi to set up a CoE for Use of Artificial Intelligence
  • IIT-Delhi will set-up a Centre of Excellence on Advanced Data Management System for Highways at its campus as a result of a partnership with National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
  • IIT will work on projects including project management and data management.
  • Chairman of the NHAI : Dr. Sukhbir Singh Sandhu

Current Affairs 10 August 2020

5. CSIR, FSSAI sign MoU for collaborative research on food and nutrition
  • FSSAI & CSIR will collaborate towards strengthening the quality assurance of laboratory networks across the country.
  • FSSAI = Food Safety and Standard Authority of India.
  • CSIR = Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
  • Aim of this MoU is development & validation of methods for reliable reporting on quality and safety of food products.
  • Health Minister : Dr Harsh Vardhan

International

Current Affairs 10 August 2020

6. Mahinda Rajapaksa takes oath as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka for fourth time
  • Sri Lanka’s former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as prime minister for the 4th time after his party secured a landslide victory in parliamentary elections.
  • He took oath from Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in a ceremony at Colombo
  • He was president from 2005 to 2015.
  • Sri Lanka Currency : SL Rupee

Economy & Finance

Current Affairs 10 August 2020

7. PM Modi releases sixth installment of Rs 17,100 crore under PM-KISAN scheme
  • Under PM-KISAN scheme, the government is providing annually Rs. 6,000 in 3 equal instalments.
  • PM-KISAN scheme was launched on 1st December 2018

Current Affairs 10 August 2020

8. PM Narendra Modi Launches ₹ 1 Lakh Crore Agriculture Infrastructure Fund
  • PM Modi launched a financing facility of ₹1 lakh crore under Agriculture Infrastructure Fund for agri-entrepreneurs, agri-tech players and farmer groups.
  • This facility is for nurturing farm assets & post-harvest management.
  • Amount will be made available over period of 4 years.
  • Farmers will also receive a subsidy of 3 percent on interest.

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9. Mukesh Ambani now 4th richest man in world: Bloomberg Index
  • Mukesh Ambani with a personal wealth of $80.6 billion in 2020 has surpassed Bernard Arnault, chairman and CEO, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton.
  • Jeff Bezos, Bil Gates and Mark Zuckerberg rounded out the top three spots.
  • Jio Platforms has raised a combined Rs 1.5 lac cr from companies.

Award & Honour

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10. Nitin Sethi bags ACJ investigative Journalism award
  • Nitin Sethi of The Huffington Post India and Shiv Sahay Singh of The Hindu are awarded.
  • Asian College of Journalism’s Award for Investigative Journalism,
  • And the K. P. Narayana Kumar Memorial Award for Social Impact Journalism.
  • Awards presented by, Dr Soumya Swaminathan (Chief scientist WHO)

Obituary

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11. Former India international footballer Manitombi Singh passes away
  • Former India international footballer Laishram Manitombi Singh passed away at the age of 40.
  • He was from Manipur Representing the Blue Tigers in 2002.
  • He was part of the famous India U-23 squad that won the LG Cup.
  • He also played in the Asian Games.
  • India football team captain: Sunil Chhetri.
  • Coach: Igor Stimac

So, these are all the latest important Current Affairs 10 August 2020.

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