Current Affairs – August 24, 2020 [Evening Headlines]

Here are the Current Affairs Evening Headlines of August 24, 2020 by GKToday:

Aramco suspends deal to build $10 billion oil refinery in China

Saudi Arabia’s Aramco has suspended a deal to build $10 billion refining and petrochemical complex in China. The suspension of the investment in China’ Northeastern province of Liaoning is because of uncertain market outlook caused by oil price crash and demand decline.

First India-Uzbekistan National Coordination Committee meeting held virtually

The Minister of States for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan and Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister for Investments and Foreign Economic Relations Sardor Umurzakov co-chaired the first India-Uzbekistan National Coordination Committee meeting that was held virtually. The discussions were on Line of Credit project, bilateral trade and investment.

500-bed COVID-19 Makeshift Hospitals to be set up in Bihar under PM CARES Fund Trust

Funds will be allocated from PM CARES Fund Trust for the establishment of 500-bed COVID-19 Makeshift Hospitals at Patna and Muzaffarpur districts in Bihar. These facilities will be developed by the DRDO, with increased focus on fortification with modern amenities and infrastructure.

India’s longest river ropeway inaugurated in Assam

The 1.8 km long river ropeway, connecting Guwahati and North Guwahati, was inaugurated in Assam. This ropeway, built according to the relevant norms, will reduce the travel time and boost tourism sector.

Power production resumed in first unit of the Kudankulam Atomic Power Plant

The first unit of the Kudankulam Atomic Power Plant in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu resumed power production. The first phase was closed down for routine maintenance work last May. India collaborated with Russia in this exercise.

Odisha, Chhattisgarh, neighbouring regions celebrate ‘Nuakhai Juhar’

The occasion of ‘Nuakhai Juhar’ is one of the most ancient festivals celebrated to welcome the new crop seasons. This agricultural festival is also called Nuakhai Parab or Nuakhai Bhetghat. During this occasion, food grains are worshiped, special meals are prepared and cultural programmes are organised. The COVID-19 has forced the people to celebrate indoors.

Pakistan purchases advanced combat ship from China

China has provided an advanced combat warship, Type 054A/P, for Pakistan, the largest it has sold for any country. The guided missile frigate is the first among the four sophisticated naval platforms prepared by China for Pakistan Navy amid the growing China-Pakistan military and strategic partnership

Sophia Popov becomes first female golfer from Germany to win major title

Sophia Popov clinched Women’s British Open at Royal Troon in Scotland, making her the first female golfer from Germany to win a major title. She also created a history in the finals by completing one of the most unlikely wins in the tournament’s history.

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