Current Affairs : 21-08-2020 in English

Important Day

  • Theme of International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism (21 August) for the year 2020 - “Not Forgotten: Stories of Remembrance of Victims of Terrorism”.

Economy

  • This bank has plans to employ nearly 1,000 people under its new hiring initiative 'Gig-a-Opportunities', a model devised to attract skilled talent that can work with the bank remotely - Axis Bank.

International

  • First Indian American that accept Democratic Party nomination for Vice President post in the United States - Senator Kamala Harris.
  • The Fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament (5WCSP) organized jointly by this organisation and the Parliament of Austria  with the support of the United Nations (UN) on 20-21 August 2020 under the theme ‘Parliamentary leadership for more effective multilateralism’ - Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Geneva.

National

  • This company has joined hands with the startup hub and incubation centre at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB) to spearhead innovations in the mobility space - Maruti Suzuki India.
  • This institute and CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) have joined hands to establish an Innovation-cum-Incubation Centre with external private funding to promote start-ups in the field of Aerospace technologies - National Research Development Corporation (NRDC).
  • Cleanest city in India in the Swachh Survekshan 2020 awards - Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
  • Cleanest town along the banks of river Ganga – Varanasi.
  • Cleanest capital city in India - New Delhi.
  • First place in the states with over 100 cities in the Swachh Survekshan 2020 awards – Chhattisgarh.
  • First place in the states with less than 100 cities in the Swachh Survekshan 2020 awards – Jharkhand.
  • Cleanest cantonment board in India - Jalandhar Cantonment Board.
  • Cleanest city with over 40 lakh population in India - Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
  • Union Tribal Affairs Minister Shri Arjun Munda e-launched the tertiary processing centres of “Trifood Project” of TRIFED in - Raigad, Maharashtra and Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh.

General Knowledge

  • Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) – Founded: 27 September 1999; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL) – Founded: 19 July 1990; Headquarters: Navi Mumbai.
  • Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation (MRVC) – Founded: 12 July 1999; Headquarters: Mumbai.
  • Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC) – Founded: 12 December 1986; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL) – Founded: 30 October 2006; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • RailTel Corporation of India Ltd. – Founded: 2000; Headquarters: Gurgaon, Haryana.
  • Railway Protection Force (RPF) – Formed: 2 July 1872; Headquarters: New Delhi.
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