WEEKLY CURRENT AFFAIRS AUGUST WEEK 1
1. Union Health and Family welfare Minister Dr. Harshvardhan launched ‘Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan 2020-21‘
2. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Successfully returns NASA Astronauts back to Earth.
3. India celebrates 1st August as Muslim Women’s Rights Day
4. Apple becomes world’s most valuable company
5. One in every Three Child are Poisoned by Lead (Pb), UNICEF Report
6. Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley two US astronauts who were sent to the International Space Station (ISS) two months ago return to the planet Earth safely following a 21-hour overnight journey.
7. Khadi Agarbatti Aatmanirbhar Mission Launched by Union Minister for MSME Nitin Gadkari
8. Rajasthan to start Indira Rasoi Yojana from 20 August 2020
9. UK to mint coin in remembrance of Gandhi Ji
10. India to start trial of Oxford COVID-19 vaccine
11. Pak appoints three senior lawyers in Kulbhushan Jadhav’s Case
12. Sashidhar Jagdishan is the new CEO of HDFC Bank
13. The Union Jal Shakti Minister along with the Union Textiles and Women & Child Development Minister launched the book ‘Swachh Bharat Kranti’
14. In the central region of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon a huge blast triggered off in a port warehouse where 2700 Tonne Ammonium Nitrate (NH4NO3) was stored. The blast leads to the killing of atleast 135 people and injury to nearly 4,000.
15. First Anniversary of creation of Ladakh and J&K celebrated on August 5th
16. Japan marks 75 years of atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Aug 6, 2020
17. India contributes 15 million USD to India-UN Development Partnership Fund
18. GoI extends Line of Credit worth 18 million USD to Maldives
19. August 7: Celebrated as National Handloom Day
20. The Uttarakhand State Government is to develop India’s first Snow Leopard Conservation centre. The centre is to be developed by the Uttarakhand forest department and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). HQ: New York
21. United Nations releases 6 million USD in response to Beirut Explosion