Top 10 Current Affairs 2020: Today Currents affairs of India

Top 10 current affairs 2020- If you are preparing for any government exam, you must be knowing that how much importance does Current Affairs hold. General awareness is one section and majority of the this section is dominated by currrent affairs topic. In this space, we keep updating Daily current affairs here. It is always good to go through current affairs on a daily basis and these current affairs are relevant and important from exam point of view. Let’s take a look at all the Top 10 Daily current Affairs. These are crisp & brief news.

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Top 10 Current Affairs Of India

8th September 2020- Top 10 Current Affairs

Jiri Menzel, Oscar-winning Czech film director passed away.

Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has successfully flight tested a Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) an unmanned scramjet vehicle which can travel at six times the speed of sound.

A toll-free mental health rehabilitation helpline “KIRAN” has been launched by the Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry.

Saudi Arabia will be hosting the Education Ministers Meeting as part of the Sherpa Track for the G20 Leaders Summit 2020.

8th September is globally observed as International Literacy Day.

Former cricketer, Matthew Hayden and Indian-origin politician Lisa Singh have been appointed as trade envoys for advancing business ties with India by the Government of Australia.

“The State of Young Child in India” report has been released by Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India.

To create awareness on cyber safety Facebook-owned WhatsApp has partnered with Cyber Peace Foundation (CPF).

7th September 2020- Top 10 Current Affairs

Chakr Innovation, the IIT Delhi incubated start-up has launched a special decontamination device called “Chakr DeCov” for the decontamination of N95 masks.

The 35th session of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific (APRC 35) was virtually hosted by Bhutan and the Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare ‘Parshottam Rupala’ was India’s representative in the virtual conference.

September 7 is globally observed as the International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies.

Ian Bell, England cricketer has announced that he will retire from all form of cricket at the end of 2020 domestic season.

Pierre Gasly of France has won the Formula One Italian Grand Prix 2020, held at Italy.

Kenichi Ayukawa, MD and CEO of Maruti Suzuki has been elected as the new President of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) for a two-year

With a new unified brand identity Vodafone Idea has changed all its product names and logo to “Vi”.

Wilmington, North Carolina has been announced the first World War II Heritage City by the US President, Donald Trump.

Infosys is set to acquire product design and development firm,Kaleidoscope Innovation for up to $42 million.

4th September 2020- Top 10 Current Affairs

11th edition of a biennial bilateral maritime exercise “INDRA NAVY” has commenced between Indian Navy and Russian Navy in the Bay of Bengal.

Raj Kumar Srivastava, 1997 batch IFS officer, has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Croatia.

This year’s G20 Foreign Ministers’ Extraordinary Meeting, chaired by Saudi Arabia was held in the virtual mode.

Team of NTPC Limited from NTPC Balpur (Tamil Nadu) has won the All India Management Association (AIMA) Chanakya (Business Simulation Game) National Management Games (NMG) 2020.

2-Days long “National Tribal Research Conclave” was organized by the Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Tribal Affairs, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA).

“HOME UTSAV” a virtual property exhibition has been launched by ICICI Bank.

Indian Grandmaster P Iniyan has won the prestigious 48th Annual World Open online chess tournament by scoring 7.5 points out of a possible 9 with six victories and three draws to finish on top.

Murali Ramakrishnan has been approved to be appointed as the MD and CEO of the South Indian Bank by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Pope Francis will release the book “Let Us Dream” in December 2020.

David Capel, former England all-rounder and legendary cricketer passed away.

3rd September 2020- Top 10 Current Affairs

“Gandagi Bharat Chhodo” a 15-day campaign has been launched by the Madhya Pradesh Government.

Usha Padhee, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Civil Aviation, has been given the additional charge as Director General of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), becoming the first woman and third IAS officer to have been appointed to the post.

With 48th rank in the Global Innovation Index 2020, India has joined the group of top 50 countries in the global innovation index for the first time.

Ladakh & Lakshadweep have been included in the “One Nation- One Ration Card” scheme.

Raj Kumar Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, has launched the Pan-India Green Term Ahead Market (GTAM) in Delhi virtually for electricity,

Every year 1st September to 7th September is observed as the National Nutrition Week and is considered as a significant period to raise awareness on the therapeutic effects of foods.

VK Yadav, the current chairman of the Railway Board is going to be appointed as the CEO as approved by the Appointment Committee of Cabinets (ACC).

“Water Heroes- Share your stories” a contest launched by the Jal Shakti Ministry to reach out to people with important message of water conservation and management.

2nd September 2020- Top 10 Current Affairs

Aveek Sarkar the Editor Emeritus and Vice Chairman of the Ananda Bazar Group of Publications, has been elected as the Chairman of Press Trust of India (PTI).

Mustapha Adib, Lebanon’s ambassador to Germany, has been appointed the Prime Minister of crisis-hit Lebanon.

“LiGo”, an Artificial Intelligence (AI)- powered voice chatbot, has been introduced by ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Limited.

Hindustan Shipyard Ltd. (HSL) has appointed Commodore, Hemant Khatri (Retd) as its Chairman and Managing Director.

Bollywood Filmmaker, Karan Johar, inspired by his twins Roohi and Yash, has authored a children’s book titled “The Big Thoughts of Little Luv”.

Pramod Chandra Mody’s appointment as Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has been extended for six months by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC).

The first ever Cycling-Summit is going to be held in India by the Cycling Federation of India (CFI) with an aim to promote the culture of cycling.

India’s First Female Cardiologist popularly known as the “God Mother of Cardiology”, Dr. S Padmavati (103 years)passed away due to COVID-19.

118 mobile apps have been banned by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, in view of the emergent nature of threats.

The students of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay have launched “AIR Scanner”, a free of cost mobile scanner application.

1st September 2020- Top 10 Current Affairs

India will receive an Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan of an amount JPY50 billion (approx. Rs. 3500 crore) from the government of Japan for the COVID-19 Crisis Emergence Response Support.

Rajiv Kumar has taken the charge as the new Election Commissioner (EC) of India.

Mercedes driver, Lewis Hamilton (Great Britain) has won the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix 2020 at Spa-Francochamps, Belgium, his 5th win of the season.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved the setting up of 3-member committee headed by Lt. Gen. Shekatkar (retd) to review the utilisation of the Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Services (AFHQ CS) cadre.

World’s largest Solar Tree, developed by the CSIR-CMERI, has been installed at the Residential Colony of CSIR-CMERI in Durgapur, West Bengal.

Congress Member of Parliament from Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, Harikrishnan Vasantha Kumar passed away due to the COVID-19.

Indian Railways has developed a remote-controlled medical trolley named ‘MEDBOT’ to help deliver food and medicines to COVID-19 patients.

India has withdrawn its participation from the multilateral Military Exercise “Kavkaz 2020” to be held in Russia between 15th to 26th September 2020.

The estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the first quarter (April-June) Q1 of 2020-21 has been released by the National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry Statistics and Programme Implementation.

World Bank has stopped the publication of its “Doing Business” report to probe data collection irregularities in the annual ranking of countries’ business and investment climates.

31st August 2020- Top 10 Current Affairs

“Major Dhyan Chand Vijaypath Yojana” has been launched by the Uttar Pradesh government, wherein 19 international players from the state will get road connectivity to their houses.

“Pensioners Corners”, a one stop solution in-house mobile app for pensioners has been successfully launched by the CISF.

International Women’s Trade Centre (IWTC), first of its kind in India to be set up in Kerala.

“Agriota E-Marketplace” has been launched by  UAE’s DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre), bridging the gap between millions of rural farmers in India and the UAE’s food industry using blockchain technology.

Former Indian athletic coach Purushottam Rai passes away just a few hours before receiving the Dronacharya Award, the highest sporting award for coaches in India.

FIDE Online Chess Olympiad Won By India and Russia Jointly- In a recently held FIDE Online Chess Olympiad,  India and Russia have become the joint winners.

Guidelines for “Unlock 4” issued by Ministry Of Home Affairs- The guidelines for the “Unlock 4” has been issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs for the phased re-opening of activities in areas outside the Containment Zones.

On 30th August, International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances was observed- Every year on 30th August 2020, United Nations observes International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances globally.

From 31st October 2020, Gujarat is all set  commence Seaplane service- From 31st October 2020, The first-ever “seaplane services in Gujarat” will be commenced.

Pranab Mukherjee, Former President of India, passed away- Former President of India, Pranab Mukherjee passed away at the age of 84.

29th August 2020- Top 10 Current Affairs

GoI Increased prize money for National Sports Awards-  The Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju has recently announced an increase in the prize money in four of the seven categories of the National Sports and Adventure Awards.

On 20 Nov, 51st IFFI is going to held-  This year 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will be held in Goa, from November 20th to 28th.

Justice A.R. Lakshmanan, Former Supreme Court Judge, passed away- One of the prominent and former Supreme Court Justice, A.R. Lakshmanan passed away.

West Indies, Dwayne Bravo,  becomes 1st bowler to scalp 500 wickets in T20 cricket

PRATHEEKSHA’ 1st Marine Ambulance has been commissioned by Kerala Government- The Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan has commissioned the first-ever marine ambulance named ‘PRATHEEKSHA’ at Vizhinjam village of Thiruvananthapuram district in Kerala.

International Day against Nuclear Tests observed on 29 August- On 29th August 2020, The International Day against Nuclear Tests is observed globally.

Chadwick Boseman who starred in Black Panther passed away- After battling from colon cancer, Chadwick Boseman passed away after a four-year.

PM Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving, resigned- Due to poor health condition, Japan Longest serving Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe has announced to step down from the post on 28 August 2020.

On 29th August National Sports Day is Celebrated- On 29th August India has been observed National Sports Day in India on the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand who was the star of hockey team of India.

“Chunauti” Next Generation Start-up Challenge has been launched by Union Minister- Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, has launched “Chunauti”, a Next Generation Startup Challenge Contest.

28th August 2020- Top 10 Current Affairs

Tik Tok CEO, Kevin Mayers, resigned from his post- Amid all the pressure from US for its chinese owner to sell the popular video app, TikTok CEO, Kevin Mayer has stepped down from the post

World Urdu Conference oraganised in New Delhi- National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) has organised the “World Urdu Conference” in New Delhi which was addressed by Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’.

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind’ fitness campaign launched by Delhi Government- Under “Healthy Body, Healthy Mind” fitness campaign a YouTube channel, where videos are uploaded on every Wednesday for the students who are confined in their homes because of the lockdown imposed on Schools and colleges due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Ms. Sudha Painuli has been selected for National Award to Teachers 2020- Ms. Sudha Painuli has been selected for National Award to Teachers 2020 among the 47 outstanding teachers. 

“National GIS-enabled Land Bank system” launched by Piyush Goyal- Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal has virtually launched the “National GIS-enabled Land Bank system“ which is a GIS-enabled database of industrial areas/clusters across the states and about 3,300 industrial parks across 31 States/UTs have been mapped on the System.

NRI unified portal launched by UP Government- Uttar Pradesh has launched the NRI portal for the Overseas Indians so that NRIs will be able to get their issues resolved with the help of this portal in cooperation with local administration or the State Government.

HDFC Bank & Adobe Join hands to enhance digital customer experiences- One of the leading banks in India, HDFC Bank joins hands with Adobe in order to deliver personalised digital experiences to existing as well as new customers, at any time and anywhere.

Russia Sign MOU with IIT Alumni Council to build Quantum Computers– An agreement has been signed between Indian Institute of Technology’s (IIT) Alumni Council and with Russia’s Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) and Russoft in order to build the world’s largest and fastest hybrid quantum computer in India.

A book on National security released by Army Chief- A book on National security has been released by the Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane with the title “National Security Challenges: Young Scholars’ Perspective”.

BRICS Games 2021 to be held in India- Kirin Rijiju, recently attended a meeting  of sports ministers of the BRICS Nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and after that this announcement came that India is planning to host BRICS Games 2021, which will be aligned with the Khelo India Games scheduled for next year. India will get the chairmanship of the five-nation independent international group in 2021.

27th August 2020- Top 10 Current Affairs

Tennis Players, Bryan brothers announce retirement from the sport- One of the finest double pair in Tennis, Mike Bryan and Bob Bryan have announced their retirement from the sport.

17th meeting of India-Vietnam Joint Commission held virtually amid the pandemic- The 17th meeting of the India-Vietnam Joint Commission was held virtually amid this pandemic on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation.

7 new circles of ASI announced by Ministry of Culture- 7 new circles of Archaeological Survey of India has been announed by The Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (IC), Shri Prahlad Singh Patel has announced 7 new circles of. These circles are to be formed in Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, West Bengal and Gujarat.

Women’s Day Celebrated on 26th August- On this 26th August 2020, the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Equality Day is being observed in the United States to commemorate American women getting the constitutional right to vote.

Prominent Writer & journalist Gail Sheehy passes away- One of the finest Writer and Journalist Gail Sheehy passed away. One of her finest work includes “Passages: Predictable Crises of Adult Life” was published in 1976.

NDC-TIA India Component launched by Niti Aayog- Niti Aayog is all set to launched the India Component of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)–Transport Initiative for Asia (TIA) will be launched by the NITI Aayog.

“DGNCC Training” mobile App launched by Raksha Mantri- Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh launched the Directorate General National Cadet Corps (DGNCC) Mobile Training App has been launched by the Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh.

“Vendor Performance Evaluation System” developed by NHAI- To give the comprehensive performance rating, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has developed a “Vendor Performance Evaluation System”.

VSSUT signs MOU with ISRO  to set up Incubation Centre- Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) has joined hands and  signed a memorandum of Understanding to set up the first of its kind innovation cum incubation centre, VSSUT Space Innovation Centre (VSSSIC) to promote space research.

‘Liberty Savings Account’ introduced by Axis Bank- One of its kind Saving account for youth has been introduced by Axis Bank with the name ‘Liberty Savings Account’, to address the ever-changing lifestyle needs of young and digitally interested Indians.

26th August 2020- Top 10 Current Affairs

1.Kerala celebrates it first ever Dragon-fly Festival- WWF-India Kerala State Office has joined the hands with the Society for Odonate Studies (SOS) and Thumbipuranam to celebrate its  first-ever state “Dragonfly Festival” in Kerala, christened ‘Thumbimahotsavam 2020’.

2. SBI Launched Shagun-Gift an Insurance Policy– SBI General Insurance has launched the new initiative called Shagun-Gift an Insurance policy. One of the highlight of this insurance policy is the fact that it can be gifted to anyone, which means it is not necessary for the policy buyer to be related to the insured.

3. ICICI Becomes First Bank To Use Satellite Data– ICICI bank has become the first ever bank to use the satellite data to assess the credit worthiness of farmers. There will be various parameteres related to the land, irrigation and crop patterns and they will be use it in combination with demographic and financial parameters to make quick lending decisions for farmers.

4. Former President of Congo passed away- Pascal Lissouba , Former president of Republic of Congo has passed away. He has served the nation with variety of roles like: He was the president from 1992 to 1997, Hewas also the minister of agriculture in 1960.

5. MD & CEO Rajiv Srivastava Of Indian Energy Exchange Resigns- Current MD and CEO of Indian Energy Exchange (IEX), Rajiv Srivastava, has resigned from the post. His resignation has been accepted by the Board of Directors of Indian Energy Exchange(IEX).

6. Baggage Sanitization & Wrapping Machine has been launched by Ahmedabad Railway Division- Ahmedabad Railway Division at Ahmedabad Railway Station, Gujarat, launches Baggage Sanitization & Wrapping machine. This machine aims to ensure safe travel amid the pandemic.

7. Neelakantha Bhanu Prakash Jonnalagadda bags Gold Medal at Mental Calculations World Cup (MCWC)- With a total score of 167, Bhanu not only end up winning the Gold medal but also created a new All-Time Record and has beaten up the records of Math Maestros like Shakuntala Devi and Scott Flansburg.

8. Debit and Credit Guarantee Product rolls by NABARD- The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development has rolled the debt and credit guarantee product named as “Structured Finance and Partial Guarantee Program for Non-Banking Finance Companies (NBFC)-Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs)”. This product aims to offer undisturbed flow of credit to the last mile in rural areas hit by the pandemic.

9. Poulomi Ghatak, Indian Table Tennis star, announced retirement– One of the finest table tennis player, Poulami Ghatak has announced her retirement. She has represented India in Commonwealth Games in 2006 and Commonwealth championships between 2000 and 2008

10. Tamil Nadu  topped the list of PMMY in availing loans to women– In a data provided by Ministry of Finance to Rajya Sabha, Tamil nadu has topped the list in availing loans to women under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana by disbursing around 15 crore loans amounting to Rs 4.78 lakh crores  since the inception of Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana.

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