Current Affairs – August 22, 2020 [Top Headlines]

Here are top Current Affairs of August 22, 2020

INDIA

  • Abhijit Paul’s ‘Am I’ wins first prize in Online Patriotic Short Film Contest organised by Ministry Of Information and Broadcasting & NFDC (National Film Development Corporation)
  • NHAI launches ‘Harit Path’ mobile app to monitor plantation along national highways

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Megha Engineering & Infrastructure emerges as the lowest bidder for 14.15 km long Zojila Pass tunnel to provide all-year connectivity between J&K and Ladakh UTs
  • Centre eases norms to offer 50% of pay for three months as unemployment allowance to ESIC members between March 24 and December 31
  • Foreign exchange reserves down USD 2.939 billion to USD 535.252 billion for the week ended August 14
  • YES Bank announces 100% sale of its mutual funds business to GPL Finance for an undisclosed amount
  • KVIC issues legal notices to Khadi Essentials and Khadi Global for unauthorizedly using the brand name ‘Khadi’

WORLD

  • MEA & Thailand’s Foreign Ministry organize 6th Round Table of AINTT (ASEAN-India Network of Think Tanks)
  • Myanmar govt, armed groups sign framework accord for ceasefire implementation
  • International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism observed on August 21

NATIONAL SPORTS AWARDS

RAJIV GANDHI KHEL RATNA AWARD

  • Rohit Sharma: Cricket
  • Mariyappan T.: Para Athletics
  • Manika Batra: Table Tennis
  • Vinesh Phogat: Wrestling
  • Rani Rampal: Hockey

DRONACHARYA AWARD: Lifetime Category

  • Dharmendra Tiwary: Archery
  • Purushotham Rai: Athletics
  • Shiv Singh: Boxing
  • Romesh Pathania: Hockey
  • Krishan Kumar Hooda: Kabaddi
  • Vijay Bhalchandra Munishwar: Para Powerlifting
  • Naresh Kumar: Tennis
  • Om Parkash Dahiya: Wrestling
  • DRONACHARYA AWARD: Regular Category
  • Jude Felix Sebastian: Hockey
  • Yogesh Malviya: Mallakhamb
  • Jaspal Rana: Shooting
  • Kuldeep Kumar Handoo: Wushu
  • Gaurav Khanna: Para Badminton

ARJUNA AWARD

  • Atanu Das: Archery
  • Dutee Chand: Athletics
  • Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy: Badminton
  • Chirag Chandrasekhar Shetty: Badminton
  • Vishesh Bhriguvanshi: Basketball
  • Subedar Manish Kaushik: Boxing
  • Lovlina Borgohain: Boxing
  • Ishant Sharma: Cricket
  • Deepti Sharma: Cricket
  • Sawant Ajay Anant: Equestrian
  • Sandesh Jhingan: Football
  • Aditi Ashok: Golf
  • Akashdeep Singh: Hockey
  • Deepika: Hockey
  • Deepak: Kabaddi
  • Kale Sarika Sudhakar: Kho-Kho
  • Dattu Baban Bhokanal: Rowing
  • Manu Bhaker: Shooting
  • Saurabh Chaudhary: Shooting
  • Madhurika Suhas Patkar: Table Tennis
  • Divij Sharan: Tennis
  • Shiva Keshavan: Winter Sports
  • Divya Kakran: Wrestling
  • Rahul Aware: Wrestling
  • Suyash Narayan Jadhav: Para Swimming
  • Sandeep: Para Athletics
  • Manish Narwal: Para Shooting
  • DHYAN CHAND AWARD
  • Kuldip Singh Bhullar: Athletics
  • Jincy Philips: Athletics
  • Pradeep Shrikrishna Gandhe: Badminton
  • Trupti Murgunde: Badminton
  • N. Usha: Boxing
  • Lakha Singh: Boxing
  • Sukhvinder Singh Sandhu: Football
  • Ajit Singh: Hockey
  • Manpreet Singh: Kabaddi
  • J. Ranjith Kumar: Para Athletics
  • Satyaprakash Tiwari: Para Badminton
  • Manjeet Singh: Rowing
  • Late Shri Sachin Nag: Swimming
  • Nandan P Bal: Tennis
  • Netarpal Hooda: Wrestling

TENZING NORGAY NATIONAL ADVENTURE AWARDS 2019

  • Land Adventure: Anita Devi, Col. Sarfraz Singh, Taka Tamut, Narender Singh, Keval Hiren Kakka
  • Water Adventure: Satendra Singh
  • Air Adventure: Gajanand Yadava
  • Life Time Achievement: Late Magan Bissa
  • MAULANA ABUL KALAM AZAD (MAKA) TROPHY
  • Panjab University, Chandigarh

RASHTRIYA KHEL PROTSAHAN PURUSKAR

  • Identification and Nurturing of Budding and Young Talent: Lakshya Institute Army Sports Institute
  • Encouragement to sports through Corporate Social Responsibility: ONGC
  • Employment of sportspersons and sports welfare measures: Air Force Sports Control Board
  • Sports for Development: International Institute of Sports Management (IISM)

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