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


1. World Water Week 2020 has been moved to a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 30th edition of World Water Week was expected to focus on the theme, “Water and Climate Change: Accelerating Action”

2. The net worth of Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos eclipsed $200 billion as shares of it climbed to a record

3. TikTok’s chief executive, Kevin Mayer, is going to leave the company. Vanessa Pappas, who is the general manager of TikTok in the US right now, will be taking over from him in the interim

4. Infosys has signed a five-year deal with cloud customer experience and contact centre solutions provider, Genesys

5. The Ministry of Culture has announced 7 new circles of the Archaeological Survey of India, ASI. New circles have been created in the states Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, West Bengal and Gujarat. Earlier there were 29 ASI circles across the country

6. Poulomi Ghatak, a seven-time national champion has announced retirement from the sport. She has represented India at the Commonwealth Games at Melbourne in 2006 and the Commonwealth Championships between 2000 and 2008

7. TVS Automobile Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (TVS ASL) has joined hands with Google Cloud

8. Rossell Techsys has been named a global Supplier of the Year by aerospace major Boeing

9. The Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) of Odisha has become the first University in the country to set up a Space Innovation-cum-Incubation Centre with ISRO

10. A new “machine learning” algorithm has confirmed the existence of 50 new exoplanets in data collected by NASA’s Kepler mission