Current Affairs – August, 2020

India Imposes Import Restrictions on Color TV Sets

Following a ban on popular Chinese applications, the Indian Government has moved the import of Color TV sets from free to restricted. India imports the majority of TV sets from China. This move by the government is aimed to promote PM Modi’s vision of “Vocal for Local” which will boost domestic manufacturing and balance the Read More…

Walmart-owned Flipkart’s Samarth Programme supports 6 Lakh artisans across India to sell their products online

Walmart-owned Flipkart on Friday announced that 6 lakh artisans across the country will be added this year to their Samarth programme which was launched last year in 2019. Samarth Programme Samarth is an initiative started by Flipkart in 2019 wherein, the e-commerce company had collaborated with five non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to help local artisans use Read More…

Reliance Power in Collaboration with JERA set to Build Power Plant in Bangladesh

Reliance Bangladesh LNG and Power a joint venture between India’s Reliance Power and Japan’s JERA are all set to develop a new gas-fired power generation project in Bangladesh through their project company. A total of $642 million with a group of banks which includes the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) has been allocated. What Read More…

India celebrates 1st August as Muslim Women’s Rights Day

On the occasion of the first anniversary of law-making Triple Talaq a criminal offence which got Presidential nod last year after getting approval from the Parliament, the day is declared as the Muslim Women’s Rights Day across the country. Triple Talaq Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on 25th July 2019 with 79% of Read More…

National Education Policy, 2020 : Highlights

The Union Cabinet recently cleared a new National Education Policy, 2020. The main aim of the policy is to make India a Global Knowledge Superpower. Along with the policy, the cabinet also approved renaming of Ministry of Human Resource Development to Ministry of Education. In the history of independent India, the education policy was brought Read More…