Current Affairs – August 27, 2020 [Top Headlines]

Here are top Current Affairs of August 27, 2020

INDIA

  • Culture Ministry creates 7 new circles of Archaeological Survey of India at Trichy (TN), Raiganj (West Bengal), Rajkot (Gujarat), Jabalpur (MP), Jhansi (UP) and Meerut (UP)
  • Centre frames draft policy on data privacy under Digital Health Mission; comments sought till Sept 3
  • Rajasthan: Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurates medical colleges in Bhilwara and Bharatpur
  • Andhra Pradesh: 3 million women to get house sites worth Rs 22,000 crores
  • Assam: India’s ‘longest’ (1.82 km) passenger ropeway across a river unveiled in Guwahati

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • SC asks Centre to clarify stand on interest waiver during moratorium that is set to end on August 31
  • Gujarat tops Export Preparedness Index compiled by NITI Aayog & the Institute of Competitiveness; Maharashtra 2nd
  • J&K: NHIDCL (National Highways and Infrastructure development Corporation) awards 14.2 km-long Zojila Tunnel project to Hyderabad-based Megha Engineering
  • NeGD (National e-Governance Division), CSC e-Governance Services sign MoU to make UMANG app services available via CSCs
  • 17th meeting of India-Vietnam Joint Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation held via video-conference

WORLD

  • Africa declared free of the wild polio virus by WHO with no new cases reported in the last 4 years
  • BRICS Industry Ministers attend video meeting to discuss ways to boost cooperation in 5G, AI

SPORTS

  • England’s James Anderson becomes first fast bowler to reach 600 test wickets in his 156th test

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