Current Affairs – August, 2020

Government to bring 11 ordinances during Monsoon Session of Parliament

The Government of India is to bring 11 ordinances in Parliament during Monsoon session that is to commence in September 14, 2020. The Parliament is to have several preventive measures to stop COVID-19 infection during the session. Highlights The Monsoon session is to continue till October 1, 2020. In all 18 sittings are to be Read More…

Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana completes six years of journey

On August 28, 2020, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana completed its six years of journey. The Ministry of Finance has shared its achievements in a series of tweets. Highlights The scheme is a national mission for financial inclusion. Around 40.35 crore beneficiaries were banked under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana since its inception. As on Read More…

Marieke Lucas Rijneveld: The youngest author to win International Booker Prize

The Dutch author Marieke Lucas Rijneveld has become the youngest to win the International Booker Prize. He won the prize for his debut novel “The Discomfort of Evening”. Highlights The author is to share the prize along with the book’s translator Michele Hutchinson. Lucas is the third author to be nominated to the International Booker Read More…

Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare integrates E-Pension Payment with Digi Locker

On August 26, 2020, the Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare decided to integrate electronic pension payment order with Digi Locker. This will enhance Ease of Living of the Central Government Pensioners. Highlights The integrated system will generate Pension Payment Orde (PPO) and will eliminate delays in reaching PPOs to the new pensioners. The system Read More…

GoI launches National GIS-enabled Land Bank System

On August 27, 2020, the Union Minister of Commerce and Industry launched National GIS enabled Land Bank System. GIS is Geographic Information System Highlights The platform is to provide database of industrial clusters all over India. It will serve as one-stop solution to free and easy accessibility of industrial information. The platform is to be Read More…