Current Affairs in English Dated 12 August 2020

Who is the first black women picked as vice-president candidate in US

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Kamala Harris, 55, becomes the first Black woman Who was picked as a vice presidential candidate in US history.

What is the name of project to make a new parliament building?

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Which town of Bengaluru affected by riots ?

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The riots erupted on night of 11th August 2020, over a Facebook post on Prophet Muhammad allegedly shared by a relative of a dalit Congress MLA of a reserved constituency. A large crowd gathered outside Congress MLA Akhanda Srinivas Murthy's house at Kaval Byrasandra in Bengaluru.

Which government launches Cheyutha Scheme?

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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on August 12 launched ‘YSR CheyuthaScheme 2020’. YSR Cheyutha Scheme will directly benefit around 23 lakh women of rural economy who belong to SC, ST, BC, and minority communities and are in the age group of 45-60 years. They will get incentives of Rs. 18,750 per annum.

Who launched the booklet on “Best practices of Human-Elephant Conflict Management in India”?

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Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of Environment Forest &Climate Change(MoEFCC) launched the booklet on “Best practices of Human-Elephant Conflict Management in India” to strengthen coexistence of the human-elephant, along with the Beta Version of “Surakhsya” during the event on the eve of World Elephant Day. The booklet was aimed to reduce the Human Elephant conflicts and avoid the loss of lives of both humans and elephants.

Central government has abolished Cotton Advisory Board recently. Who is the present textile minister of India?

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On the lines of Government of India vision of “Minimum Government and Maximum Governance”, the Ministry of textiles has abolished it’s another advisory body, Cotton Advisory Board (CAB), and notified that all eight Textiles Research Associations (TRAs) have ceased to be” affiliated bodies” of the ministry.Ministry of Textiles: Union Minister– SmritiZubinIrani.

Which company launches virtual visiting card today?

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Google has launched its new "People Cards" feature in India that let users create their virtual visiting card and build their public profile for search engine. The Google People Cards feature has been in a testing phase for a few years in India and has finally been launched now. Users just need to have a Google Account and provide their mobile number to create their people card on Google Search. Here we have shared the complete details of the People Cards including what it means for people in India, how to use it to create Virtual Visiting Card and others.

Which is the first city in India to have female icons on traffic signals?

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Mumbai’s Dadar has become the first city in India to have women symbols on traffic signals and signage, which was installed by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) that display female icons sporting triangular frock, a shift from the default representation of men.

Paytm has launched India’s 1st pocket android POS device named ‘Paytm All-in-One Portable Android Smart POS’. Where is the HQ of Paytm located?

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Paytm has launched India’s 1st Pocket Android POS(Point of Sale) Device, ‘Paytm All-in-One Portable Android Smart POS’ for contactless ordering and payments in India. It is an effort to digitise and empower a large number of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). It is integrated with the ‘Paytm for Business’ app to generate GST compliant bills and to manage all transactions & settlements. It comes with an introductory price of Rs 499 per month on a rental basis and is designed like a phone. It is much more powerful than the portable Linux based POS devices presently available in the country.Paytm: Headquarters– Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

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