Current Affairs – August, 2020

August 29: National Sports Day

Every year, India celebrates National Sports Day on August 29 to commemorate the birth anniversary of the legendary hockey player Dhyan Chand. He was born on August 29, 1905. About Dhyan Chand Dhyan Chand was known as “The Wizard” and had scored more than 1000 goals during his international career. He won three Olympic gold Read More…

Facts Box: ASEAN-India Business Council Meet

The Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal addressed the Association of South East Asian Nation-India Business Council meet. Highlights During the meet, minister emphasized on 3Cs namely Cooperation, Collaboration and Commitment. He also highlighted to use full trade potential addressing concerns of members and businesses. It also agreed to review ASEAN-Trade in Goods Read More…

Facts Box: NITI Aayog launches Nationally Determined Contributions Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA)

The NITI Aayog recently launched Nationally Determined Contributions Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA). The initiative was launched to decarbonize transport and provide technical support on Green Gas emission reduction measures. Highlights The initiative is supported by International Climate Initiative of German Ministry of Environment. The NDC-TIA team is to closely work with Government agencies, researchers, Read More…

Japan’s longest serving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigns

On August 28, 2020, the longest serving Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe resigned due to health issues. He was suffering from ulcerative colitis. Shinzo Abe Shinzo Abe is the longest serving Prime Minister in the history of Japan. He served from 2006-2007 and also from 2012-2020. It was Abe who introduced the concept of Read More…

Assam to set up Skill University at Mangaldoi

On August 27, 2020, the Assam Cabinet passed a resolution to set up a Skill University at MAngaldoi in Assam with an investment of Rs 900 crores. The other decisions taken at the cabinet are as follows People of Assam can apply for Group III and Group IV exams up to 40 years. This will Read More…