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


1-Former Cricketer and cabinet minister in the Uttar Pradesh government, Chetan Chauhan passed away. He was 73.


2-Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approved NCC proposal for major expansion to cover 173 border and coastal districts.


3-Union Minister Smriti Irani inaugurated 151 ''utkarsh'' anganwadi centres and a ''Sakhi'' app for its workers.


4-The Indo-Tibetan Border Police, ITBP has launched a fit India freedom run at all its border posts and formations in the country.


5-National Thermal Power Corporation, NTPC has developed an infrastructure at Rihand project in Uttar Pradesh to transport fly ash in bulk to cement plants at a cheaper cost.


6-State-owned Punjab National Bank launched a campaign to encourage customers to use digital banking channels.


7-Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu launched the "Arunachal Pradesh Challenge Entrepreneurship Programme" to boost entrepreneurship among the people and to set up more industrial units in the state.


8-Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo signed an agreement for the expansion of the US military presence and the creation of a regional headquarter in Poland.


9-The first world ranking archery event since the Covid-19 pandemic brought the sport to a halt is scheduled to be held in Antalya in Turkey in October.


10-Former Indian Cricket Team Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his retirement from International Cricket. Suresh Raina has also announced his retirement from International Cricket.

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