Current Affairs – August, 2020

eSanjeevani Medicine Platform: 1.5 lakh Online Consultations provided

The web based comprehensive Telemedicine solution eSanjeevani has so far provided 1.58 lakh online consultations according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Highlights The online platform was operationalised in more than 23 states. It covers more than 75% of population in the country. There are two types of teleconsultation under the platform. They Read More…

Andhra Pradesh State Industrial Development Policy 2020-23

The Andhra Pradesh Government has launched a new State Industrial Development Policy for the year 2020-23. The policy aimed to create employment for youth and match national average in industrial GVA per capita. The previous Industrial Development Policy of the state was implemented between 2015-20 Highlights The policy was unveiled by the State Industries Minister Read More…

77 new species of butterfly found in Maharashtra

The study conducted by Bombay Natural History Society has found 77 new species of butterflies in the ecologically sensitive forest of Matheran hill station in Mumbai. With this the total number of butterfly species in the forest has gone up to 140. Highlights Matheran hill station is spread over 214 square kilo metres and is Read More…

Indian Railways to observe “Cleanliness Week”

The Indian Railways is to observe Cleanliness Week between August 10, 2020 and August 15, 2020. The week will give the message of significance of cleanliness. Highlights During the week, the Indian Railways is to launch special cleanliness drive that will focus on cleanliness in the station offices, tracks, worksites, colonies and other areas in Read More…

Defence Minister launches Atma Nirbhar Bharat Saptah

On August 10, 2020, the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched Atma Nirbhar Bharat Saptah. The scheme aims to shift India towards local manufacturing and aid “Make in India” initiative. Atma Nirbhar Bharat Saptah The idea of the scheme is to give importance to domestic production in the country. The idea of observing a week will Read More…