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Current Affairs : 10-08-2020 in English

Environment

  • According to a study, titled ‘SPOTTED in Illegal Wildlife Trade’, conducted by TRAFFIC India, the highest number of poaching cases of common leopards were reported in - Uttarakhand and Maharashtra.

National

  • First of its kind Railway Museum in North Karnataka and second in South Western Railway after Mysuru Rail Museum, is situated in - Hubballi.
  • The Centre has released Rs. 553 crore to states under a scheme to promote mechanization in the agriculture sector under the - Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanization (SMAM).
  • Mobile App developed by the agriculture ministry which connects farmers with Custom Hiring Service Centres situated in their locality - FARMS-app (Farm Machinery Solutions-app).
  • The central government has approved Rs. 110 crore to set up a technology innovation hub for water and soil treatment solution at - IIT, Ropar (Punjab).

State Current Affairs

  • First of its kind Training-cum-Production Center of Silk in Arunachal Pradesh state, set up by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) – Chullyu village.
  • This state government has received approval from the Union government for Renuka ji Dam Project - Himachal Pradesh.

General Knowledge

  • Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) was formed on - 26 September 1946.
  • Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) – Founded: 1954; Headquarters: Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  • Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) was formed on - 1 March 2002.
  • Botanical Survey of India (BSI) – Founded: 13 February 1890; Headquarters: Kolkata, West Bengal.
  • Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) – Founded: 1 July 1916; Headquarters: Kolkata.
  • The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) was established in - December 2005.
  • National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) – Founded: 1 October 2003; Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  • Forest Survey of India (FSI) – Founded: 1 June 1981; Headquarters: Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

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