Current Affairs – August 20, 2020 [Top Headlines]

Here are top Current Affairs of August 20, 2020

INDIA

  • Cabinet approves setting up of National Recruitment Agency for conducting Common Eligibility Test for various govt. jobs
  • Health Ministry’s ‘eSanjeevani’ telemedicine service records 2 lakh tele-consultations
  • Indian Railways procures Ninja drones for security surveillance and passenger safety
  • SCTIMST & IIT Madras start-up set up portable hospital infrastructure for COVID -19
  • All serving and retired soldiers in Maharashtra exempted from panchayat property tax
  • ‘Grandparents’ Bag of Stories’ announced as title of the forthcoming book of author Sudha Murty
  • Sushant Singh Rajput case: SC orders CBI probe, asks Mumbai Police to hand over evidence

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • CCEA approves increase in sugarcane FRP by Rs 10 to Rs 285/quintal for 2020-21
  • Cabinet approves proposal for leasing out Jaipur, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram airports
  • Cabinet expands lending limits for power discoms to help them clear dues

WORLD

  • LS Speaker Om Birla attends inaugural ceremony of two-day 5th World Conference of Speakers of Parliament
  • Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina discusses two-year road map with Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla
  • Mali: President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita resigns after mutinous soldiers detain him at his home in capital Bamako
  • Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI): India, Japan, Australia joining hands to counter China’s dominance
  • World Humanitarian Day observed on August 19
  • World Photography Day observed on August 19

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