Current Affairs – August, 2020

Facts Box: Israel-UAE Peace Pact

The United Arab Emirates became the first Gulf country to sign peace agreement with Israel recently. The Agreement is also called Abraham Accord. Israel is the third Arab country after Egypt (1979) and Jordan (1994) to sign the peace agreement. Highlights The name Abraham has been provided to honour three major Abrahamic religions Judaism, Christianity Read More…

M S Dhoni, Suresh Raina retire from International Cricket

Indian Cricket players M S Dhoni and Suresh Raina announced their retirement from International Cricket. This means that they shall still play for games conducted within India. About M S Dhoni M S Dhoni is 39-year old and was a world cup winning captain. He announced his retirement through an Instagram post. He last played Read More…

PM Modi launches Project Lion, Project Dolphin during I-Day celebrations

On August 15, 2020, PM Modi launched Project Lion and Project Dolphin during his speech at the 74th Independence Day celebrations. Highlights Project Lion is to involve conservation of Asiatic Lions. It will focus on habitat development by engaging modern technologies. Also, the project is to address Human-Wildlife conflict. It will involve local communities living Read More…

Naga Independence Day celebrated in Nagaland and Manipur

On August 14, 2020, the 74th Naga Independence Day was celebrated in the states of Nagaland and Manipur. Highlights In Nagaland, the day was celebrated by the students by hoisting Naga National Flag. Nagaland became a state in 1963. However, a section of Naga leaders are continuing the movement claiming for sovereignty. Nagaland Statehood Day Read More…

PM Modi launches Optic Fibre Link connecting Lakshadweep Islands with the mainland

On August 15, 2020, PM Modi announced the Optic Fibre Linking of Lakshadweep Islands with the mainland during his address at the 74th celebrations of Independence Day. Highlights The undersea Optical Fibre Cable link to be established between Lakshadweep and the mainland is second in the country. The first of its kind was established between Read More…