Current Affairs – August 23, 2020 [Top Headlines]

Here are top Current Affairs of August 23, 2020

INDIA

  • Home Ministry uploads details of proclaimed offenders on its portal; will enable citizens to seek antecedent verification of prospective employees, tenants
  • Rajiv Kumar appointed new Election Commissioner
  • Telangana: Nine killed in Srisailam powerhouse unit fire
ECONOMY & CORPORATE
  • Aarogya Setu’s new feature called ‘Open API Service’ to help organisations get health status of staff, other users
  • Ashwani Bhatia appointed 4th MD at SBI; others are: Arijit Basu, Dinesh Khara and C S Setti
  • General insurance companies ICICI Lombard and Bharti AXA announce merger deal
  • Anand Mahindra, Shantanu Narayen to receive 2020 Leadership Awards from USISPF
WORLD
  • Plane carrying comatose Russian dissident Alexei Navalny lands in Germany
  • International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief observed on August 22
  • Earth Overshoot Day observed on August 22; the day comes when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services exceeds what Earth can regenerate in a given year

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