Daily News Update 19 August 2020

Daily News Update 19 August 2020

  • ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Telangana Government launched the Artificial Intelligence for Agricultural Innovation (AI4AI) programme in collaboration with the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, India (C4IR), World Economic Forum.
  • Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu launched “Arunachal Pradesh Entrepreneurship Development Programme” that seeks to support and encourage local youths to become job creators than job seekers.
  • BRAND AMBASSADOR OF eBikeGo: Amritsar based AI and IOT Powered Electric Mobility Start-up eBikeGo announced the appointment of Indian cricketer “Harbhajan Singh” as its brand ambassador.
  • Former Cricketer and UP Cabinet Minister “Chetan Chauhan” at his 73 passed away due to COVID-19.
  • INDIAN COAST GUARD: “Sarthak” is the 4th in the series of five OPVs (Offshore Patrol Vessels) deployed by the Coast Guard to enhance maritime security. It has been designed and built indigenously by Goa Shipyard Limited in line with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Make in India’.
  • According to the latest data from the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) reveal that 43% of schools around the world lacked access to basic handwashing with soap and water – a key condition for schools to be able to operate safely in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Touted as National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration, the panel will be headed by the chairmanship of “Dr VK Paul” (Health Member of NITI Aayog).

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  • KISAN CREDIT CARD: The country’s largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) has introduced a new feature called Kisan Credit Card Review or KCC Review option on YONO Krishi.
  • ACCELERATOR PROGRAMME: Flipkart, India’s leading eCommerce marketplace, has for the first time launched its startup accelerator programme called Flipkart Leap. The programme aims to provide tools, framework, knowledge and an ecosystem to help startups create “world-class value-driven” products by supporting them in building market-ready solutions.
  • SC: A Single Judge Bench of Justice Hrishikesh Roy directed the Mumbai Police to hand over the case records and evidence to the central agency and confirmed CBI probe in Sushant Singh Rajput’s Death case.
  • VIKAS DUBEY ENCOUNTER: SC rejected the plea to disband panel probing Vikas Dubey’s death.
  • A privately-operated bus with passengers on board was hijacked by recovery agent of a finance company in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra. The finance company had illegally seized the bus. The driver, staff and passengers are safe. The bus owner died.

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