Daily Updates 21 Aug 2020

  1. ICMR organization released the ‘National Cancer Registry Programme Report 2020’.
  2. People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has acquired a stake in ICICI Indian private sector banks.
  3. SC Asked DoT for Affidavit along with reply: The Apex Court asked the Department of Telecommunications for filing of an affidavit in reference of dues to be paid by users of shared Spectrum, along with a reply on the past dues, dates of grant and transfer of licenses.
  4. SHAURYA KGC CARD‘: HDFC Bank has launched a 1st-of-its-kind product for the armed forces ‘Shaurya KGC Card’, this product comes with never-seen-before features and eligibility criteria specially crafted for over 45 lakh Indian armed forces personnel.
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  5. Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio has launched “Yellow Chain” a centralized ecommercesystem to provide the people of the state integrated platform to build sustainable businesses either in products or services from their own locations for sustainable economic activity.
  6. Price Monitoring and Resource Unit(PMRU) has been set up in Karnataka under the aegis of National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India.
  7. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the “One SunOne WorldOne Grid” (OSOWOG) plan. there will be a trans-national electricity grid, for supplying solar power across the globe.
  8. Punjab National Bank has launched a campaign named ‘DIGITAL APNAYEN‘ to encourage customers to use digital banking channels. The campaignlaunched by the bank’s Managing Director S. S. Mallikarjuna Rao on the occasion of Independence Day is till March 31, 2021.
  9. SpiceJet will soon induct its first Airbus A340 cargo aircraft in freighters fleet. The induction of the first wide-body freighter will help the airline to primarily operate cargo flights on long-haul routes including to destinations in Europe, CIS and African region, SpiceJet said in a release.
  10. The Northeast Frontier RailwayConstruction Organisation is constructing the tallest pier bridge in the world, near Money in the North-Eastern state of Manipur.
  11. Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwanthnarayan of Karnatka announced that the State Government is to build an industrial corridor between Mysuru and Bidar.
  12. Plea dismissed alleged of commission or omission against CJI Ranjan Gogoi: The Apex Court dismissed a plea as infructuous an in-house probe into an alleged act of commission and omission by former CJI Ranjan Gogoi during his tenure as Supreme Court judge.
  13. SC gives permission to Jain Community to hold Paryushan Puja with the condition of SOP and social distancing protocols will be followed: The Apex Court allowed the Jain Community in Mumbai to hold Paryushan Puja at Dadar, Byculla and Chembur temples on August 22 and 23 on the condition that SOP and social distancing protocols are followed.
  14. RBI institution is to set up a new Umbrella entity for retail payments.
  15. Manduadih railway station, which was renamed as ‘Banaras’, is located in Uttar Pradesh state.
  16. Madhya Pradesh state announced to reserve all government jobs to the people belonging to its state.



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