Current Affairs – August 30, 2020 [Top Headlines]

Here are top Current Affairs of August 30, 2020

INDIA

  • PM inaugurates College and Administration Buildings of Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University, Jhansi (UP) through video conferencing
  • Covid-19: Home Ministry announces Unlock 4.0 from Sept 1 to 30; metro train services can resume and social & other functions will be allowed with a limit of 100 people
  • Telugu Language Day celebrated on August 29; day is birth anniversary of Telugu poet Gidugu Venkata Ramamurthy
  • Bihar Congress MLA Ramdeo Rai dies at 81

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Reliance Retail to buy Future Group’s retail business for Rs 24,713 crore; Future group’s brands include Big Bazaar, Easyday, Nilgiris, Central and Brand Factory

WORLD

  • UNSC approves resolution to cut strength of UN peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon from 15,000 to 13,000
  • Indian origin WWII spy Noor Inayat Khan gets honoured with blue plaque in London
  • India co-sponsors UN resolution tabled by Indonesia on women’s role in peace keeping missions
  • US actor Chadwick Boseman dies at 43; well-known for his role in movie Black Panther (2018)
  • The International Day Against Nuclear Tests observed on August 29; Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test site in Kazakhstan closed on this day in 1991

NATIONAL SPORTS AWARDS

  • August 29 is the birth anniversary of hockey legend Dhyan Chand and is celebrated as National Sports Day in India.
  • Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju announces hike in the prize money in four of the seven categories of the National Sports and Adventure Awards
  • The hike will come into effect from this year.
  • The prize money for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award increased to Rs 25 lakh from the previous amount of Rs 7.5 lakh, while Arjuna Award s been enhanced to Rs 15 lakh from Rs 5 lakh.
  • The Dronacharya (Lifetime) awardees, who were earlier given Rs 5 lakh, will now be richer by Rs 15 lakh, while Dronacharya (Regular) winners will be given Rs 10 lakh instead of Rs 5 lakh.
  • The prize money of Dhyan Chand Award has been increased to Rs 10 lakh from Rs 5 lakh.

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