Top GKToday’s News Headlines-13 August 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for August 13, 2020

India

121 won Union Home Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Investigation for 2020

Fifteen CBI officers who successfully solved murder cases of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar and BJP leader Yogesh Gowda are among 121 police investigators awarded the prestigious ‘Union Home Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Investigation’ for 2020.

Those with qualifications from medical colleges in PoJKL can’t practice in India

The Medical Council of India (MCI) on August 10, 2002 said that any qualification obtained from medical colleges located in Pakistan-occupied Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh (PoJKL) shall not entitle a person to practice modern medicine in India.

Congress leader and spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi dies in Ghaziabad

Congress leader and spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi passed away August 12, 2020 in Ghaziabad.

Economy

Corporate Affairs Ministry’s panel calls for renaming Business Responsibility Report

A committee constituted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs in 2018 has proposed that the Business Responsibility Report of corporates should be called as the Business Responsibility and Sustainability Report (BRSR). The committee has suggested two formats for disclosures by corporates — a comprehensive format and a “lite version”.

Reliance Foundation partners with USAID, W-GDP to bridge gender digital divide

Reliance Foundation has partnered with U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative, which aims to reduce the gender digital divide in India, the philanthropic arm of the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) said on August 12, 2020.

World

US: Senator Kamala Harris named Democratic Party’s Vice-Presidential candidate

Joe Biden (77), Democratic Party’s candidate for forthcoming US Presidential election, selected Indian-origin senator Kamala Harris (55) as his choice as Vice-President. Harris was born to a Jamaican father and Indian mother and was elected to the Senate for the first time in 2016.

Youth uncertain of their future career prospects due to Covid-19: ILO Survey

Half of the world’s youth population is subject to anxiety or depression-causing circumstances and more than a third are uncertain of their future career prospects due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the ‘Youth and Covid-19: impacts on jobs, education, rights and mental well-being’ survey by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

International Youth Day celebrated on August 12

The International Youth Day was celebrated on August 12, 2020 with its theme as ‘Youth Engagement for Global Action’. 12 August was designated International Youth Day by the UN General Assembly in 1999 to raise awareness of challenges and problems facing the world’s youth.

World Elephant Day celebrated on August 12

The World Elephant Day was celebrated on August 12, 2020. It was conceived by the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation and filmmakers Patricia Sims and Michael Clark in 2011 and was celebrated for the first time on August 12, 2012. In India, Minister for Environment and Forest Prakash Javadekar released document on Best Practices and launched a portal on Human Elephant Conflict on August 10.

Dwayne Johnson tops Forbes list of world’s highest-paid male actors

Wrestler-turned-movie star Dwayne Johnson clung to the top slot on the list of the world’s highest-paid male actors, according to an annual tally released by Forbes magazine on August 11, 2020. Johnson earned $87.5 million from June 1, 2019 to June 1, 2020. Akshay Kumar, the only Indian in the top 10, was sixth with $48.5 million.

Sumner Redstone, US media mogul who headed Viacom and CBS, dies

Viacom and CBS Chairman Emeritus Sumner Redstone, the media mogul who took his father’s movie theatre chain and built it into an empire that included Paramount Pictures, CBS and MTV, died at 97 in US on August 11, 2020.

Trini Lopez, singer and guitarist, dies in US at the age of 83

Trini Lopez, a singer and guitarist who gained fame for his versions of “Lemon Tree’’ and “If I Had a Hammer’’ in the 1960s and took his talents to Hollywood, died August 11, 2020 at the age of 83.

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