Current Affairs – August 29, 2020 [Morning Headlines]

Here are the Current Affairs Morning Headlines of August 29, 2020 by GKToday:

Arunachal Pradesh passes resolution to bring state under Sixth Schedule

The Arunachal Pradesh Assembly has passed the resolution to bring the state under the purview of Sixth Schedule of the Indian Constitution, along with amending Article 371(H) to safeguard the interests of tribes in the state.

Pandemic management module to be part of MBBS course

Medical Council of India has introduced module on pandemic management along with its social, legal and other aspects in the MBBS course. This is to prepare doctors for future challenges similar to the COVID-19

CCI sets up new AI forum

Confederation of Indian Industry has established a new forum on artificial intelligence. It will be chaired by IBM’s India/South Asia Managing Director Sandip Patel. The forum is to focus on AI as the driver of economic and business revival.

First commercial flight between Israel, UAE

El Al flight is to take off for Abu Dhabi on 31st August, making it Israel’s first commercial passenger flight to the UAE. This is the latest of the concrete signs of implementation of the peace deal between the two countries.

UNESCO launches initiative to preserve Lebanon national heritage

The initiative ‘Beirut’ is to attract funds for rehabilitation of Beirut’s heritage buildings. The UNECO had earlier warned that 640 heritage buildings have been damaged by explosions. 60 of these buildings are at risk of collapse.

Britain to allow emergency use of any effective coronavirus vaccine

The laws are to be tweaked to enable emergency use of any effective coronavirus vaccine before fully licensed. However, these shots need to meet the required safety and quality standards.

Kharif crops acreage in India at record high

Area under kharif crops has touched an all-time high area of 108.22 million hectares during the week ended August 28. This creates a possibility of bumper harvest of 149 million tonnes surplus. The last all-time high acreage was 107.57 million during the 2016 kharif season.



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