Current Affairs in English Dated 10 August 2020

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Jagdalpur has become India’s first municipal corporation to provide forestland right certificates to people of urban area. It is located in which state?

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Chhattisgarh's Jagdalpur has become the first municipal corporation in the country to provide forest land rights certificates to people of an urban area. Jagdalpur is one of the few municipal corporations, jurisdiction areas of which includes forestlands. Till now, almost 1,777 applications have been received for forestland right certificates.

Which state government has launched ‘Indira Rasoi Yojana’ to provide meals at Rs. 8?

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The Rajasthan government is going to start with the ‘Indira Rasoi Yojana’ in urban areas of the state from August 20, in which poor and needy people will get nutritious food for just Rs. 8, said Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.

Which of the following has launched a business intelligence and analytics enabled omni-channel multi-branded loyalty platform, nth Rewards?

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National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) has launched a business intelligence and analytics enabled omni-channel multi-branded loyalty platform, nth Rewards. It will allow users to earn points through various bank transactions and redeem them on various products, such as e-vouchers, donations, hotel and flight bookings.

Name the organization which signed MoU with Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) for collaborative research and information distribution.

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An agreement was signed between Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) for collaborative research and information dissemination in the area of food and nutrition, during a ceremony which was presided Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

Which nation will host ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021?

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The International Cricket Council on August 7, 2020 announced that the postponed ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2020 will now be held in Australia in 2022. The T20 World Cup 2021, which was scheduled in India, will take place as planned.

Which of the following has partnered with Gavi and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to accelerate manufacture, delivery of Covid19 vaccines for India?

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Serum Institute of India has entered into a new landmark partnership with Gavi and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to accelerate the production of up to 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines for India and other low and middle income countries.

Which nation declared a state of environmental emergency on August 7, 2020?

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Mauritius' Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth declared a state of environmental emergency on August 7, 2020 after a shipwreck caused a massive fuel spill. A Japanese-owned ship, which ran aground on July 25, has been leaking tons of oil. The ship is reportedly carrying nearly 4000 tons of fuel oil and 200 tons of diesel on board.

Flipkart signed MoU with which state government’s One District, One Product (ODOP) scheme recently?

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E-commerce platform Flipkart signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Uttar Pradesh Government’s One District, One Product (ODOP) scheme. As part of the MoU, artisans, weavers and craftsmen under the One District, One Product (ODOP) scheme will be brought into the ‘Flipkart Samarth’ initiative. This partnership will enable the under-served communities to showcase their specialized products and crafts in the e-commerce platform.

Which bank partnered collaborated with InstaReM to streamline and improve outward remittance experience for resident Indian customers?

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SBM Bank India announced a new collaboration to streamline and improve outward remittance experience for resident Indian customers. The Bank partnered with InstaReM, the consumer and SME brand under global fintech platform Nium, to improve existing outbound remittance service offerings from India, including introduction of new remittance corridors, increased frequency of transactions for Outbound Transactions and enhanced delivery timings for transfers.

Who heads the committee formed by Government of India for determination of ceiling rates under Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products scheme?

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The Government of India under the Ministry of finance, Department of Revenue has set up a three-member committee headed by Secretary (retired) G.K. Pillai for determination of ceiling rates under Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP) scheme. The two other members are Y G Parande, retired Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs member and Gautam Ray, retired chief commissioner of customs and central excise.

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