Current Affairs in English Dated 09 August 2020

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Who among the following was conferred the Bharat Ratna honour?

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President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the Bharat Ratna to former President Pranab Mukherjee and posthumously to Assamese singer Bhupen Hazarika and Bharatiya Jana Sangh leader Nanaji Deshmukh.

Where will the Kavkaz 2020 strategic command-post exercise take place in September 2020 in which India along with some other countries will take part?

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In a resumption of bilateral and multilateral military exercises which were deferred due to coronavirus (COVID-19), India will take part in the Russian Kavkaz 2020 strategic command-post exercise next month. The invitees for the exercise also include China and Pakistan apart from other member-states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

Which is 1st state in India to delink incentives from State Goods and Service Tax (SGST)?

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Gujarat Government announced the New Industrial Policy 2020 for the State, with an expected average annual outlay of up to Rs 8,000 crore, which is meant to provide incentives to the industries. It aims to provide an estimated Rs 40,000 crore as subsidies to industries in the next 5 years. The new policy is in line with the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. It replaces the Gujarat Industrial Policy 2015. Under the new policy Gujarat will become the 1st state to “delink incentives from State Goods and Service Tax (SGST)”, where Large industries will be provided up to 12% of fixed capital investment (FCI) to set up manufacturing operations in the state in form of capital subsidy.

Which film won Best Hindi Film award in the 66th National Film Awards?

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Andhadhun won the national film award for Best Hindi Film and Padman won the Best Film on Social Issues award.

The first ever Kisan Rail services by the Indian Railways flagged off from which city in August 2020?

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The railways began its Kisan Rail services to transport perishable goods from August 7, 2020. The train was flagged off via video conferencing by Union Minister of Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal. This is the first such train, carrying vegetables and fruits, that would run from Maharashtra’s Devlali to Bihar’s Danapur.

The cabinet of which state has approved the policy of reserving 50% seats for women in the village level community institutions?

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Conrad Kongkal Sangma, Chief Minister of Meghalaya informed the cabinet’s approval for the passage of the “Policy on Reservation of seats for Women in Village Employment Councils(VECs)”, the policy of reserving 50% seats for women in the village level community institutions. This policy ensures the empowerment of Women by establishing a forum for women to exercise their leadership and freedom.

Which Ministry launched the Samagra Shiksha-Jal Suraksha drive recently?

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The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development launched the Samagra Shiksha-Jal Suraksha drive recently. The aim behind the drive is to create awareness about Water Conservation among the school students.

Which of the following has launched application called “OHE Inspection” for real time monitoring?

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Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways has rolled out an application called “OHE Inspection”. With the help of this app, the national transporter will quickly find out the problem and it will get it fixed as soon as possible.

The Ram temple in Ayodhya will be constructed in which architecture style?

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PM Modi symbolically laid a 40-kilogram (88-pound) silver brick foundation stone to formally start the construction of a temple dedicated to the Hindu deity Ram in the city of Ayodhya in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Modi also released a postage stamp on the Ram Janmabhoomi temple. The temple will be constructed in Nagara style of architecture and will have five domes instead of two.

Which Minister launched the electronic version of Rozgar Samachar?

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Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar launched the e-version of Rozgar Samachar recently with an aim to spread awareness of job opportunities in public sector enterprises, banks and other government sectors.

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