Current Affairs – August 29, 2020 [Top Headlines]

Here are top Current Affairs of August 29, 2020

INDIA

  • H. Vasanthakumar, Congress MP from Kanyakumari constituency in Tamil Nadu, dies at 70 in Chennai due to Covid
  • Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) celebrates its Golden Jubilee Anniversary
  • UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers Darbari Seth Memorial Lecture at New-Delhi based TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) virtually

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Issue price for 6th tranche of Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme fixed at Rs 5,117 per gram: RBI
  • Foreign exchange reserves surge by $2.296 bn to $537.548 bn in the week to August 21
  • Banks Board Bureau recommends Dinesh Khara for SBI chairman post
  • IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad launches “Chunauti” – Next Generation Start-up Challenge Contest

WORLD

  • India ($437) ranked 72nd in terms of the average wage per month, Switzerland first ($5,989) in global ranking by Picodi.com
  • China to unveil bronze statue of Indian doctor Dr Dwarkanath Kotnis for his medical contributions during 1938-1942
  • Lebanon: UNESCO launches “Beirut” initiative to attract funds for rehabilitating heritage buildings damaged in capital Beirut by the explosions at the city’s port on August 4
  • Hurricane Laura makes landfall in Louisiana; kills 6 and causes widespread destruction in US
  • Republican Party re-nominates Donald Trump and Mike Pence as its presidential and vice-presidential candidates respectively
  •  Japan: PM Shinzo Abe steps down citing chronic illness as reason; Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) is the ruling party
  • NASA’s Hubble telescope maps giant Halo around Andromeda galaxy

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