Current Affairs – August, 2020

GoI scraps Powerloom Board after Handloom Board

The Ministry of Textiles has disbanded All India Powerloom Board after All India Handicrafts and Handloom boards. Also, all of the eight Textiles Research Associations in the country will now cease to be “affiliated bodies” of the ministry. Highlights The Textile Research Associations will now act as approved bodies to conduct tests, researches and development Read More…

FSSAI: No sale of junk food within 50 metres of schools

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India recently announced that sale of junk and unhealthy food should be restricted within 50 metres schools and education institutions. Highlights The FSSAI has made the announcement to provide safe foods and balanced diet to children in schools. The foods referred to as HFSS (High in Fat, Salt Read More…

KVIC: First Silk Training cum Production Centre in Arunachal Pradesh

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission is to set up the first of its kind training cum production centre of silk in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. The centre is to be launched in the first week of September, 2020. Highlights The KVIC will provide machinery such as handlooms, warping drums and silk reeling machines. Read More…

Facts Box: Kozhikode Flight Accident and Tabletop Airport

An Air India Express Flight on special “Vande Bharat” Mission overshot the runway at Kozhikode and fell into a valley. The flight carried passengers from Dubai to Kozhikode. Similar accidents have occurred in India earlier as well. In 2010, similar incident occurred in Mangalore airport where more than 150 people lost their lives. Tabletop Airports Read More…

Bangladesh constructs war memorial for Indian Soldiers killed in 1971

The Bangladesh Government is to construct war memorial for Indian soldiers killed in 1971 war. The memorial is to be constructed in Ashuganj, Brahmanbaria bordering Tripura. This is mainly due to its significance in the Liberation War of 1971. Highlights Bangladesh has a war memorial on the outskirts of Dhaka for all martyrs. However, the Read More…