Current Affairs in English Dated 08 August 2020

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PM Narendra Modi addressed Conclave on Transformational Reforms in Higher Education under National Education Policy (NEP) organized by which ministry?

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered the inaugural address at the Conclave on Transformational Reforms in Higher Education under National Education Policy(NEP) organized by the Ministry of Education in association with University Grants Commission(UGC) over a virtual platform and discussed various aspects of NEP 2020, which replaces the National Policy on Education framed in 1986 with academicians and scientists

Which state government has approved the “Mukhya Mantri Be-sahara Gau-Vansh Sahbhagita Yojana”?

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has approved the "Mukhya Mantri Be-sahara Gau-Vansh Sahbhagita Yojana". Scheme has been launched for the welfare of stray cattle that will also help generate employment opportunities.

Which organization collaborated with Simplilearn to upskill professionals in digital skills?

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In order to support the continuity of digital skilling of the Indian workforce, Simplilearn, a global provider of digital skills training joined hands with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). Under this collaboration, Simplilearn will host more than 1,000 hours of free learning in digital skills and technologies for learners across India under the categories of AI and Machine Learning, Big Data, Data Science & Business Intelligence, Cyber Security, Software Development, Project management, and Digital marketing. This partnership is aligned to the Skill India Mission.

Footballer Gabriel Jesus recently received a two-month international ban. He plays for which country?

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According to the statement released by South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL), Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus has been banned from international football for two months for improper conduct in last month's Copa America final.

Which is 1st state in India to partner with Google India to provide learning tools for schools?

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Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray announced the partnership with Google which will provide google provided learning programmes that integrate the classroom approach into online learning, over a virtual launch event. Maharashtra became the first state in India to collaborate with Google India for state-wide distribution of G suite for Education and Google Classroom.

Which among the following countries recently allowed women to travel abroad without approval from a male guardian?

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Saudi Arabia issued new laws on Friday that will allow Saudi women to travel abroad without approval from a male guardian. The new rule allows women to obtain passports and travel freely, ending an age-old restriction.

Which language was dropped from list of examples of foreign languages in National Education Policy?

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The National Education Policy (NEP) has dropped Mandarin or ‘Chinese’ from its list of examples of foreign languages that can be taught in schools. The language was included in the draft version of the Policy released in May 2019, but was missing from the final Policy document approved by the Union Cabinet.

Which state has extended its existing MoU with Netherlands for cooperation in several fields by another five years?

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The Uttar Pradesh government and Netherlands have extended their existing bilateral agreement of cooperation in several fields by another five years till 2024. The MoU was signed in the presence of UP CM Yogi Adityanath and the Netherlands ambassador to India, Marten van den Berg.

The Export-Import bank of India has extended a Line of Credit of USD 250 million to which country?

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Export-Import Bank on behalf of Indian Government, extended a Line of Credit of USD 250 million (about Rs. 1,870 Crores) to Mozambique to improve the power supply quality of the country.

The United States has formalized ban on government contracts to which Chinese company?

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The United States introduced rules formally banning Chinese technology giant Huawei and other Chinese firms from government contracts on August 7. The move is a part of the escalating trade war between the two countries.

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