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


1-India's vice-captain and opening batsman Rohit Sharma, wrestler Vinesh Phogat, women's hockey captain Rani Rampal, paddler Manika Batra and Paralympian T Mariyappan will get the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for 2020.


2-Former Australia all-rounder Cameron White announced his retirement from professional cricket, bringing down curtains on a career which spanned almost two decades.


3-The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting announced the winners of its Online Short Film Contest with Abhijit Paul's 'Am I?' bagging the first prize.


4-To reap the benefit for vast employment opportunities in maritime sector and with a view to certify their skill sets, MoU was signed digitally between Ministry of Shipping and Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.


5-Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda e-launched the tertiary processing centres of “Trifood Project” of TRIFED, Ministry of Tribal Affairs in Raigad, Maharashtra and Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh.


6-The Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) relaxed norms to pay 50 per cent of average wages of three months as unemployment benefit between March 24 and December 31 this year in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.


7-Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. K. Palanisamy inaugurated 26 new projects and laid foundation stones for 130 projects in Namakkal near Trichy. The total value of these projects comes to 243 crore rupees.


8-An India and UK headquartered genomics biotech company is among four worldwide projects awarded the USD 1-million 2020 Roddenberry Prize designed to advance the vision of 'Star Trek' creator Gene Roddenberry to better humanity


9-Walmart-owned Flipkart has entered into a strategic partnership with Nepal's Sastodeal, a move that will help lakhs of Flipkart sellers get access to the neighbouring country's e-commerce market.


10-IBM has partnered with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to offer curated courses from ''Open P-TECH'', its free digital education platform focused on emerging technologies and professional development skills, on the latter''s eSkill India portal.

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