28th August 2020 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam

Here is the daily GK update of 28th August 2020 covering the following news headlines: Uttar Pradesh, HDFC Bank, Booker Prize 2020, National Award to Teachers 2020, TikTok.

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National News

1. Piyush Goyal e-launches “National GIS-enabled Land Bank system”

  • Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal has virtually launched the “National GIS-enabled Land Bank system”.
  • The system was launched during virtual meeting with the industry, ministers of states, UT administrators and senior officers of the central and State Governments.
  • This initiative is being supported by National e-Governance Division, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Applications and Geo-Informatics, Invest India, and National Center of Geo-Informatics.
  • National GIS-enabled Land Bank system has been developed by integration of Industrial Information System (IIS) with State GIS Systems. Initially, the system has been launched in the six states.
  • The system will be improved further to make it an effective, transparent mechanism of land identification as well as procurement.

States News

2. Uttar Pradesh government launches NRI unified portal

  • Uttar Pradesh government has launched the NRI unified portal.
  • Overseas Indians and NRIs will be able to get their issues resolved with the help of this portal in cooperation with local administration or the State Government, as there are many instances when they could not find a platform to help their families resolve the problems related to their house as well as issues with local administration.
  • The state government will also create a database of the state’s migrant workers employed in different countries of the world and will help offer assistance during any emergency.
  • The portal will also offer an opportunity to those who want to go abroad.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

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

Banking News

3. HDFC Bank & Adobe partners to enhance digital customer experiences

  • HDFC Bank has announced a strategic partnership with Adobe to enhance the Digital Experiences of its Customers.
  • The partnership is powered by Adobe Experience Cloud Solutions and will help HDFC Bank to deliver personalised digital experiences to existing as well as new customers, at any time and anywhere.
  • The Bank will use platforms like Data Management Platform in Adobe Audience Manager to develop a deep understanding of the customers.
  • The collected data will enable HDFC to deliver focussed campaigns and communication to customers through email, mobile and off-line channels.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • The tagline of HDFC Bank: We Understand Your World.
  • HDFC Bank Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Awards & Rewards

4. Dutch author Marieke Lucas Rijneveld wins International Booker Prize 2020

  • Dutch Author, Marieke Lucas Rijneveld won the International Booker Prize 2020 for her debut novel ‘The Discomfort of Evening’.
  • Rijneveld became the youngest author to win the prize at the age of 29.
  • The book tells the fictional story of Jas, a girl in a devout Christian farming family, whose brother dies in an accident after she wishes he would die instead of her rabbit.
  • The book was first published in Dutch in 2018 and eventually translated into English by Michele Hutchison.
  • The £50,000 prize ($66,000) will be split equally between the author and translator to give equal recognition to both.

5. Ms. Sudha Painuli selected for National Award to Teachers 2020

  • Ms. Sudha Painuli has been selected for National Award to Teachers 2020.
  • She is among the 47 outstanding teachers selected for the National Award to Teachers 2020.
  • The teachers have been selected by the Independent Jury at National Level, constituted by the Union Ministry of Education, Department of School Education & Literacy.
  • Ms. Sudha Painuli is the first NAT Awardee from the Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) established under Ministry of Tribal Affairs. She is serving as the Vice Principal of EMRS-Kalsi, Dehradun, Uttarakhand since its establishment.
  • She has been selected for her innovative experiments namely Eklavya Birthday Garden, Theatre in Education, Eklavya Tribal Museum, Skill Development Workshops etc.

Appointments News

6. Kevin Mayer resigns as CEO of TikTok

  • TikTok CEO, Kevin Mayer has stepped down from the post, amid US pressure for its Chinese owner to sell the popular video app.
  • His resignation follows President Donald Trump’s order to ban TikTok unless its parent company, ByteDance, sells its US operations to an American company within 90 days. U.S. General Manager of Tiktok, Vanessa Pappas will replace him on an interim basis.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Tiktok is developed by ByteDance Company.
  • Tiktok founded: 2012.
  • Tiktok founder: Zhang Yiming.

Sports  News

7. India plans to host BRICS Games in 2021

  • India is planning to host BRICS Games 2021, which will be aligned with the Khelo India Games scheduled for next year.
  • This announcement came after Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju attended a meeting of Sports Ministers of the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).
  • India will get the chairmanship of the five-nation independent international group in 2021.
  • BRICS Games 2021 will be held during the same time and at the same venues as of Khelo India Games 2021 so that our players from various parts of the country who will gather for Khelo India Games will have the benefit of witnessing BRICS Games from close quarters.

8. Bryan brothers announces retirement from the sport

  • The most successful men’s doubles pair in tennis history, Mike Bryan and Bob Bryan have announced their retirement from the sport.
  • The brother’s pair captured an Open Era record with 119 trophies in 26 seasons which comprises all four Grand Slams, all nine ATP Masters 1000s as well as the Olympic gold medal.
  • The Bryan brothers’ first major success came at the 2003 French Open and reached to No. 1 spot in the ATP Doubles Rankings on 8 September 2003 and spent a total time of 438 weeks at the top.

Summits & Conferences

9. NCPUL organises “World Urdu Conference” in New Delhi

  • National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) has organised the “World Urdu Conference” in New Delhi.
  • The inaugural session of the two days long conference was virtually addressed by Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’.
  • During the conference, the minister added that Government of India will honor Urdu writers and literators with awards and honours in the name of important personalities of Urdu in order to encourage Urdu writers for literary and creative services.
  • NCPUL has organised the conference to celebrate the quintessential spirit of Urdu, its inclusive ethos and creative character.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Director of National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language: Dr Aquil Ahmed.

10. 17th meeting of India-Vietnam Joint Commission held virtually

  • The 17th meeting of the India-Vietnam Joint Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation was held virtually.
  • The virtual meeting was co-chaired by External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar and his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh.
  • The 17th meeting included the deliberations on the recent developments in India-Vietnam Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.
  • During the meeting, both countries approved to add new momentum to the economic and defence engagement.
  • They also agreed to explore closer cooperation in emerging areas like civil nuclear energy, space, marine sciences and new technologies.

Science & Technology

11. IIT Alumni Council signs MOU with Russia for building Quantum Computers

  • Indian Institute of Technology’s (IIT) Alumni Council has signed an agreement with Russia’s Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) and Russoft to build the world’s largest and fastest hybrid quantum computer in India.
  • The most promising areas for Indo-Russian joint projects are Information and Communications Technology, space exploration, climate change, quantum technology and data security.
  • The objective of the agreement is to use technology in the areas of healthcare, agriculture, transport and logistics, pollution and weather forecast to achieve the mission of Atma Nirbhar Bharat.
  • As a part of the agreement, the Russian state-owned companies, which are key Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) owners, will transfer critical modules in cryogenics, cryptography and modularised cloud management technology to IIT Alumni Council.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • IIT Alumni Council President: Ravi Sharma.
  • IIT Alumni Council Headquarter: New Delhi.

Books & Authors

12. Army Chief releases book on National Security

  • Indian Army Chief, General Manoj Mukund Naravane has released a book titled “National Security Challenges: Young Scholars’ Perspective” penned by university students, ranging from the undergraduate level to doctoral candidates.
  • The book published by the Army think-tank Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS).
  • The book contains various themes pertaining to national security. It aims to develop strategic thinking among the youth of this country.
  • The book is a tribute to Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, the strategist of 1971 Indo-Pakistan War, that resulted in the liberation of Bangladesh.

Obituaries News

13. Computer Pioneer Arnold Spielberg passes away

  • Arnold Meyer Spielberg, a pioneered computer designer & an innovative engineer passed away at the age of 103.
  • Spielberg and Charles Propster designed the GE-225 mainframe computer in the late 1950s while working for General Electric.
  • The machine allowed computer scientists at Dartmouth College to develop the programming language BASIC, which would be essential to the rise of personal computers in the 1970s and ‘80s.
  • Spielberg was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on February 6, 1917. He is the father of filmmaker Steven Spielberg and helped them to produce his first full-fledged movie, ‘Firelight’, made in 1963.

Miscellaneous News

14. BPR&D celebrates its Golden Jubilee Anniversary on 28th August, 2020

  • The Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) celebrated its Golden Jubilee Anniversary on 28th August, 2020.
  • BPR&D was raised on 28th August, 1970, through a resolution of Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.
  • The Bureau was mandated to encourage excellence in policing, promote speedy and systematic study of police problems, apply science and technology in the method and techniques by the Police.
  • The bureau has played a vital role in shaping the Indian Police.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Director General of Bureau of Police Research and Development: V.S.K. Kaumudi.

15. Delhi Govt launched ‘Healthy Body, Healthy Mind’ fitness campaign

  • Delhi Government has launched the Fitness Campaign “Healthy Body, Healthy Mind” fitness campaign, for the students who are confined in their homes because of the lockdown imposed on Schools and colleges due to COVID-19 pandemic.
  • As a part of the “Healthy Body, Healthy Mind” campaign, a YouTube channel has been started which uploads a video on every Wednesday, by which the students can practice for a week to maintain fitness and make up for the loss of physical activities amid pandemic.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal; Governor of Delhi: Anil Baijal.

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