21 August 2020 - Current Affairs/General Knowledge(GK)

1. NRA (National Recruitment Agency) --> It has been approved by the Cabinet for conducting common entrance examinations. --> It will conduct CET for non-gazetted vacancy.

2. 'Reserve Bank of India' is Planning to set up Umbrella Entity Retail Payments. --> RBI is a regulatory body. It was established on 1 April 1935 in Kolkata --> Headquarters - Mumbai. --> Governor - Shaktikanta Das.

3. 'Madhya Pradesh' announced to reserve all government jobs for the people belonging to its state. --> Madhya Pradesh was formed on 1 November 1956. --> Chief Minister - Shivraj Singh Chouhan. --> Governor - Anandiben Patel.

4. 'National Cancer Registry Programme Report 2020' is released by ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research). -->ICMR was estimated on 1911. --> Headquarters - New Delhi. --> Secretary & Director General - Dr. Shriram Bhargava.

5. People's Bank of China (PBOC) has acquired a stake in ICICI Bank. --> ICICI Bank was established in June 1994, Vadodara. --> Headquarters - Mumbai. --> CEO - Sandeep Bakhshi.

6. 'Railway Protection Force' is developing "Ninja" Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for surveillance. --> Arun Kumar is the Director General of RPF. --> Headquarters - New Delhi. --> General Nature - Federal Law Enforcement.

7. Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (President of Mali) recently resigned as President.

8. Mysuru zoo is the Second Indian zoo to have African Hunting Cheetahs. --> First was Hyderabad Zoo. --> This was done under Animal Exchange Programme.

9. Gujarat State has recently given approval for Construction of Sky Scrapper with 70 floors. --> Cities that will be allowed are Ahemdabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot and Gandhinagar.

10. Death Valley --> USA (In News because it recorded the Highest temperature of 54.4°C). Earlier it was recorded in year 1913.

11. ADB (Asian Development Bank) Organisation along with ILO (International Labour Organization) released report 'Tracking the COVID-19 Youth employment Crisis in Asia and the Pacific'.

12. Swadeshi Microprocessors Challenge is launched by India to promote Indigemous microprocessor manufacturing. --> 100 shortlisted company will be given grant & Top 25 will get 1 crore and they will also get support from MEITY (Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology). --> Minister's Responsible - Ravishankar Prasad (Cabinet Minister) & Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre (Minister of State).

13. Sterlite Copper is a company owned by Vedanta Limited. It is situated in Tamil Nadu. --> High Court of Madras rejected the reopening of the Plant.

14. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is the highest sporting Honour of Republic of India. --> First winner - Vishwanathan Anand. --> Total Awarded - 38. --> Most Recent Winners - Deepa Malik & Bajrang Punia. --> Rohit Sharma (Cricketer) got recommended for this Award.

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