Current Affairs – August 19, 2020 [Top Headlines]

Here are top Current Affairs of August 19, 2020


  • Contributions to PM-CARES (Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations) Fund need not be credited to NDRF (National Disaster Response Fund): Supreme Court
  • Satya Pal Malik appointed Meghalaya Governor; Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari given additional charge of Goa
  • Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) renamed as Ministry of Education
  • IIT Madras ranked number-one in the ‘Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements’
  • UP: Home Ministry approves renaming of Manduadih railway station in Varanasi district as Banaras
  • Bollywood filmmaker Nishikant Kamat, known for movies such as ‘Drishyam’ and ‘Force’, dies at 50


  • IIT Madras and Center for Development of Advance Computing (CDAC) develop microprocessors named SHAKTI (32 bit) and VEGA (64 bit)
  • Govt. launches ‘Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge – Innovate Solutions for AatmaNirbhar Bharat’ inviting innovators to use SHAKTI and VEGA to develop technology products
  • ADB approves USD 1 billion loan for 82-km Delhi-Meerut regional rapid transit system
  • 41 lakh youth lose jobs in India due to COVID-19 pandemic: ILO-ADB Report
  • Dream11 bags title sponsorship rights of IPL2020 for Rs 222 crore
  • RBI frames rules for setting up a new umbrella entity for retail payments in the country


  • US Senate condemns China’s aggression against India, calls for diplomacy
  • US: 54.4 degrees Celsius, world’s hottest air temperature in a century, recorded in Mojave Desert


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