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Current Affairs : 25-08-2020 in English

Important Day

  • Earthshoot day – 22 August 2020.

Economy

  • This stock exchange will launch ‘silver options’ in the commodity derivatives segment from September 1 – NSE Limited.

National

  • A 1.8- kilometre long ropeway service, India’s longest river ropeway, inaugurated in – Assam (connects Guwahati and North Guwahati).
  • According to the report is titled as ‘Population projections for India and States 2011-2036’, it has observed the population in ____ is expected to be more feminine compared to the population as of 2011 when it came to sex ratio - 2036.
  • On 24 August 2020, the Government of India, the Government of Maharashtra, Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation and this international organisation signed a loan agreement for a $500 million Mumbai Urban Transport Project-III to improve the network capacity - Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
  • To advise the Central Government on the formulation of policies, programmes, legislation and projects with respect to transgender persons, the Union Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment has constituted - National Council for Transgender Persons.
  • This research institute will jointly organise the international conference on ‘Aerosol Air Quality, Climate Change and Impact on Water Resources and Livelihoods in the Greater Himalayas’ between 14th -16th September 2020 - Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), Nainital.

State Current Affairs

  • This state government has launched a new scheme for promoting intensive aquaculture through Biofloc technology in fisheries - Odisha.
  • This state government will launch YSR Asara Scheme on September 11 to uplift living standards of women - Andhra Pradesh.

General Knowledge

  • The Cycling Federation of India was founded in – 1946.
  • Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) – Founded: 3 January 1954; Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) – Founded: 1987; Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • Uranium Corporation of India (UCIL) – Founded: 1967; Headquarters: Jadugora, Jharkhand.
  • Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) – Founded: 11 April 1967; Headquarters: Hyderabad.

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