09th & 10th August 2020 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam

Here is the daily GK update of 09th & 10th August 2020 covering the following news headlines: Bangladesh, Maldives, Mauritius, KVIC, Flipkart, James Harris.

Daily GK updates are incorporated with the important news that made the current affairs headlines for banking or other competitive exams. Daily GK Update is the complete bag of the important news that held all day long. One should have complete knowledge about the banking terms, current affairs news, etc. So, here is the GK update of 09th & 10th August 2020 to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt Current Affairs Quiz.

National News

1. Submarine Cable connectivity to Andaman & Nicobar Islands launched

  • The submarine Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) connecting Andaman & Nicobar Islands to the mainland has been launched by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
  • The 2300 Kms long submarine cable will boost the endless opportunities in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands by providing better internet & mobile connectivity.
  • The submarine Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) will enable the Andaman & Nicobar Islands to reap all the benefits of Digital India with the help of cheaper & better connectivity.
  • The launch of Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) connecting Andaman & Nicobar Islands to the mainland is also expected to play an instrumental role under India’s new trade strategy for Indo-Pacific region.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Island: Admiral D K Joshi.

2. Bangladesh to construct War Memorial for Indian soldiers

  • Bangladesh has took a decision to construct a monument for the Indian soldiers.
  • The country will establish monument for the Indian soldiers who died in 1971 during the Bangladesh’s struggle for independence from Pakistan.
  • The announcement was made by the Bangladesh War Liberation Minister Mozammel Haque.
  • The government of Bangladesh has selected 3.5 acres in Ashuganj of Brahmanbaria district, bordering Tripura, citing its importance in the Liberation War of 1971 during which Indian army fought some decisive battles with the Pakistan Army.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Prime Minister of Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina; Capital: Dhaka; Currency: Taka.

3. GoI extends Line of Credit worth 18 Million dollars to Maldives

  • A Line of Credit of worth 18 million US dollars has been extended by the Government of India to the Government of Maldives.
  • The Line of Credit has been extended with the primary objective of expanding the fishing facilities at Maldives Industrial Fisheries Company (MIFCO).
  • The project will promote investment in the fish collection as well as the storage facilities.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • President of the Maldives: Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.
  • Capital of Maldives: Male; Currency of the Maldives: Maldivian Rufiyaa.

International News

4. Mauritius declares a “state of environmental emergency”

  • A “state of environmental emergency” has been declared by the island nation of Mauritius.
  • The environmental emergency has been declared as a Japanese bulk carrier “MV Wakashio” ran aground on a reef in Mauritius and began leaking oil into the ocean.
  • The ship stranded two weeks ago is leaking tons of fuel into the surrounding waters.
  • According to the environmentalists, the stranded ship, MV Wakashio currently lying at Pointe d’Esny in an area of wetlands near a marine park, is creating an ecological disaster, endangering corals, fish and other marine life around the Indian Ocean island.
  • The incident is being considered as one of the most terrible ecological crises that Mauritius has ever seen.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Prime Minister of Mauritius: Pravind Jugnauth; President: Prithvirajsing Roopun.

States in News

5. KVIC to set up Silk Training cum Production Center in A.P.

  • Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) will open the Silk Training cum Production Center in the tribal village of Chullyu in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • This would be the first Silk Training cum Production Center in the state.
  • Machinery like handlooms, Charkha, Silk reeling machines and warping drums would be installed in the training cum production Center.
  • KVIC has transformed the dilapidated school building into the training cum production center for Eri Silk, and has also selected the first batch of 25 local artisans of Chullyu village to begin the training with.
  • With the launch of Silk Training cum Production Center, the state would soon be bustling with spinning and weaving activities. The center will boost the great potential of silk production and other activities of village industries in the village.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chairman of Khadi and Village Industries Commission: Vinai Kumar Saxena.
  • Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh: Pema Khandu; Governor: B.D. Mishra.

Agreements & MoUs

6. Flipkart partners with the U.P. Government’s ODOP scheme

  • India’s homegrown e-commerce marketplace, Flipkart has signed an MoU with One District, One Product (ODOP) scheme of the Government of Uttar Pradesh.
  • The MoU will bring the artisans, weavers and craftsmen under the ODOP scheme into the scope of the “Flipkart Samarth” initiative. This will provide artisans, weavers and craftsmen under the ODOP scheme a momentum to expand their business online as they face social and economic challenges.
  • The Flipkart Samarth initiative will offer various services to artisans, weavers and craftsmen such as training, dedicated space in Flipkart’s fulfilment centres, constant seller support along with cataloguing guidance and visibility on the platform. 

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh: Yogi Aditya Nath; Governor: Anandiben Patel.

Important Days

7. World Biofuel Day celebrated on 10th August

  • Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas celebrates the World Biofuel Day on 10th August every year.
  • On the occasion, the ministry also organized the webinar with the theme “Biofuels towards Atmanirbhar Bharat”.
  • The World Biofuel Day is observed every year to aware about the importance of non-fossil fuels as an alternative to conventional fossil fuels. The day also highlights the various actions taken by the Government in the Biofuel sector.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas: Dharmendra Pradhan.

8. International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples: 9 August

  • United Nations observes the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on 09th August every year to raise awareness of the needs of indigenous peoples.
  • The theme of International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2020 is “COVID-19 and indigenous peoples’ resilience”.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Secretary-General of United Nations: António Guterres.

Obituaries News

9. Former MP Nandi Yellaiah passes away

  • Former Congress leader and eight-time parliamentarian from Telangana, Nandi Yellaiah passed away.
  • Yellaiah was first elected to the Lok Sabha from Siddipet in 1979. He was elected to Lok Sabha six times and Rajya Sabha twice from 2002 to 2014.
  • Yellaiah commenced his political career as a corporator of Hyderabad Municipal Corporation. He was presently serving as the vice-president of the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC).

10. Former WWE wrestler James ‘Kamala’ Harris passes away

  • Former wrestler James Harris, who was also known as “Kamala”, passed away.
  • Harris fought with the greatest superstars in sports-entertainment history including Hulk Hogan, The Undertaker, and Andre the Giant.
  • “The Ugandan Giant” was a unique character who operated both in and out of the ring in a memorable way.
  • James Harris wrestled in the Mid-South, World Class Championship Wrestling, WCW and WWE. Harris began his career in wrestling under the tutelage of wrestler Bobo Brazil in 1984.

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