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Top One-Line Headlines

INDIA

  • Congress impasse: Even the scheduling of CWC meeting takes a conspiratorial angle
  • Former Finance Secretary Rajiv Kumar appointed as new Election Commissioner
  • India’s Covid-19 cases likely to plateau by mid-Sept: Times Fact-India Outbreak Report

STATE

  • Andhra Pradesh reports 9.5K new Covid-19 cases, death toll reaches 3,092

ECONOMY

  • DoT opposes RCom resolution plan, says RP hasn’t sought nod for spectrum assets sale
  • IT Department to map digital behaviour of taxpayers to create profiles

INDUSTRY

  • Spectrum users will have to pay AGR dues of ailing telcos: Supreme Court
  • Avoid frequent ad hoc review of credit facility for businesses: RBI tells banks
  • AGR case: SC asks DoT to apprise about the basis of spectrum sharing done by telcos

CURRENT AFFAIRS: INDIA

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Union Minister of State for Tourism signed MoU with TAAI and FLO to promote tourism as sustainable livelihood model

  • Shri Prahlad Singh Patel, a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was virtually signed today by the Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) and FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) with the Ministry of Tourism for women empowerment.
  • The MoU gives us an opportunity to increase participation of women in the tourism sector.

In Mumbai, Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Shri Arjun Munda e-inaugurated Tribes India Showroom 

  • Shri Arjun Munda, Union Minister for Tribal Affairs e-inaugurated ‘Tribes India Showroom’ in Mumbai on 21 August 2020. The move comes to support 50 lakh tribal artisans & forest gatherers in their hour of need, steadily and firmly to sustain their income, employment and livelihoods.
  • The move is in line with the Prime Minister’s message “Be Vocal for Local”.
Ministry of Tribal Affairs OfficeholderJasvantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor (Minister of State)
FoundedOctober 1999
Headquarters Shastri Bhawan, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi – 110 011
Jurisdiction India

CURRENT AFFAIRS: BUSINESS

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Direct passenger-cum-cargo ferry shipping service between India, Maldives from next month

  • A direct passenger-cum-cargo ferry service between India and Maldives will be launched next month as per the last year’s agreement between the two countries. The shipping service will connect Cochin and Tuticorin with Male.
MaldivesCountry in South Asia
CapitalMalé
CurrencyMaldivian rufiyaa

CURRENT AFFAIRS: ECONOMY

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NITI Aayog forces linking sugarcane prices to sugar rates

  • A NITI Aayog task force has called for the linking of sugarcane prices to sugar rates to secure financial health of the industry.
  • It also recommended a one-time increase in minimum sugar price to Rs.33 per kilo to help sugar mills cover the production cost, interests and maintenance costs.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: TECHNOLOGY Current Affairs 2020 - Today Latest Current Affairs News 4

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO): Chandrayaan-2 completes a year around Moon

  • ISRO on August 20 said that the second lunar mission of India Chandrayaan-2 has completed one year around the Moon in the lunar orbit. According to ISRO, all the instruments of Chandrayaan-2 are performing well at present.
  • ISRO also highlighted that the fuel onboard is adequate to keep Chandrayaan-2 operational for seven more years.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

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ARCI under DST, Scientists convert tamarind waste and cotton waste to super capacitor

  • Scientists at the International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials , under Department of Science and Technology, GoI, have developed a cost-effective electrode material,to making affordable super capacitor devices, from waste biomass like tamarind seeds and industrial cotton waste.
  • With this discovery, tamarind seeds and cotton waste may soon be used to make low-cost supercapacitors for energy storage. The scientists have used waste biomass to develop materials for making cost-effective supercapacitor devices.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: SPORTS

National Sports Awards 2020 announced

  • Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports announced the National Sports Awards 2020. A large number of applications were received for Sports Awards 2020. The winners were considered by the Selection Committee headed by Justice (Retd.)
  • GoI has conferred awards upon the following sportspersons, coaches and entities under various categories:

1. RAJIV GANDHI KHEL RATNA AWARD

  1. Shri Rohit Sharma – Cricket
  2. Shri Mariyappan T. – Para Athletics
  3. Ms. Manika Batra – Table Tennis
  4. Ms. Vinesh – Wrestling
  5. Ms. Rani – Hockey

2. DRONACHARYA AWARD

A) Life- Time Category

  1. Shri Dharmendra Tiwary – Archery
  2. Shri Purushotham Rai – Athletics
  3. Shri Shiv Singh – Boxing
  4. Shri Romesh Pathania – Hockey
  5. Shri Krishan Kumar Hooda – Kabaddi
  6. Shri Vijay Bhalchandra Munishwar – Para Powerlifting
  7. Shri Naresh Kumar – Tennis
  8. Shri Om Parkash Dahiya – Wrestling

B) Regular Category

  1. Shri Jude Felix Sebastian – Hockey
  2. Shri Yogesh Malviya – Mallakhamb
  3. Shri Jaspal Rana – Shooting
  4. Shri Kuldeep Kumar Handoo – Wushu
  5. Shri Gaurav Khanna – Para Badminton

3. ARJUNA AWARD

  1. Shri Atanu Das – Archery
  2. Ms. Dutee Chand – Athletics
  3. Shri Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy – Badminton
  4. Shri Chirag Chandrasekhar Shetty – Badminton
  5. Shri Vishesh Bhriguvanshi – Basketball
  6. Subedar Manish Kaushik – Boxing
  7. Ms. Lovlina Borgohain – Boxing
  8. Shri Ishant Sharma – Cricket
  9. Ms. Deepti Sharma – Cricket
  10. Shri Sawant Ajay Anant -Equestrian
  11. Shri Sandesh Jhingan – Football
  12. Ms. Aditi Ashok – Golf
  13. Shri Akashdeep Singh – Hockey
  14. Ms. Deepika – Hockey
  15. Shri Deepak – Kabaddi
  16. Shri Kale Sarika Sudhakar – Kho Kho
  17. Shri Dattu Baban Bhokanal – Rowing
  18. Ms. Manu Bhaker – Shooting
  19. Shri Saurabh Chaudhary – Shooting
  20. Ms. Madhurika Suhas Patkar – Table Tennis
  21. Shri Divij Sharan – Tennis
  22. Shri Shiva Keshavan – Winter Sports
  23. Ms. Divya Kakran – Wrestling
  24. Shri Rahul Aware – Wrestling
  25. Shri Suyash Narayan Jadhav – Para Swimming
  26. Shri Sandeep – Para Athletics
  27. Shri Manish Narwal – Para Shooting

4. DHYAN CHAND AWARD

  1. Shri Kuldip Singh Bhullar – Athletics
  2. Ms. Jincy Philips – Athletics
  3. Shri Pradeep Shrikrishna Gandhe – Badminton
  4. Ms. Trupti Murgunde – Badminton
  5. Ms. N. Usha – Boxing
  6. Shri Lakha Singh – Boxing
  7. Shri Sukhvinder Singh Sandhu – Football
  8. Shri Ajit Singh – Hockey
  9. Shri Manpreet Singh -Kabaddi
  10. Shri J. Ranjith Kumar – Para Athletics
  11. Shri Satyaprakash Tiwari – Para Badminton
  12. Shri Manjeet Singh – Rowing
  13. Late Shri Sachin Nag -Swimming
  14. Shri Nandan P Bal – Tennis
  15. Shri Netarpal Hooda – Wrestling

5. TENZING NORGAY NATIONAL ADVENTURE AWARDS 2019

  1. Ms. Anita Devi – Land Adventure
  2. Col. Sarfraz Singh – Land Adventure
  3. Shri Taka Tamut – Land Adventure
  4. Shri Narender Singh – Land Adventure
  5. Shri Keval Hiren Kakka – Land Adventure
  6. Shri Satendra Singh – Water Adventure
  7. Shri Gajanand Yadava – Air Adventure
  8. Late Shri Magan Bissa – Life Time Achievement

6. MAULANA ABUL KALAM AZAD (MAKA) TROPHY

  1. Panjab University, Chandigarh

7. RASHTRIYA KHEL PROTSAHAN PURUSKAR

  1. Identification & Nurturing of Budding and Young Talent – 1. Lakshya Institute, 2. Army Sports Institute
  2. Encouragement to sports through Corporate Social Responsibility – ONGC Ltd.
  3. Employment of sports persons and sports welfare measures – Air Force Sports Control Board
Ministry of Youth Affairs & SportsGovernment department
OfficeholderKiren Rijiju (MOS independent charge)
DepartmentsDepartment of Children & Youth Affairs, Department of Youth and Sports Development
Founded27 May 2000