Current Affairs – August 26, 2020 [Top Headlines]

Here are top Current Affairs of August 26, 2020

INDIA

  • DRDO Chairman G. Satheesh Reddy given 2-year extension
  • Army Chief honours 51 Special Action Group of the National Security Guards (NSG) for counter-terrorism work
  • AFSPA extended for six months in Assam due to “recent insurgent attacks, recovery of arms”

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Amount in bank fraud up 159% to Rs 1.85 trillion in 2019-20: RBI annual report
  • RBI projects India’s growth rate at (-) 4.5 percent for 2020-21 in its annual report
  • Defence Ministry suspends business dealings with Vectra company over Tatra case

WORLD

  • India and Uzbekistan hold virtual meeting to monitor implementation of mutually agreed projects
  • IAEA DG Rafael Grossi arrives in Iran to press for access to nuclear sites
  • US Republican Party re-nominates Donald Trump and Mike Pence as Presidential, Vice Presidential candidates
  • Over 10,000 Islamic State fighters active in Iraq, Syria says UN counter-terrorism chief Vladimir Voronkov
  • Tropical Storm Laura to become a hurricane as it heads from the Caribbean toward U.S.

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