Current Affairs in English Dated 13 August 2020

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Which country keep as backup for Men's T20 world cup 2021?

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As per the latest report, Sri Lanka and the UAE have been kept as backup venues for the 2021 Men’s T20 World Cup in case India is unable to host the tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic.However, the ICC has identified Sri Lanka and UAE as backup venues for the 2021 edition in case Covid-19 makes India an untenable host. India is currently the third-worst-hit country in the world after the US and Brazil with over 2 million coronavirus cases.

Japan signs largest-ever loan package worth USD 3.1 billion for which country?

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Japan signed its largest-ever loan package worth USD 3.1 billion for Bangladesh on August 12, 2020 in Dhaka. The loan is expected to cover the construction of the Jamuna railway bridge parallel to the existing Bangabandhu Bridge and the expansion of the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. It will also cover Chattogram-Cox’s Bazar Highway improvement project and Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit Development Projects among the seven projects.

Which company along with NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission released the 2nd edition of Student Entrepreneurship Program?

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NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) in collaboration with Dell Technologies has launched the 2nd edition of Student Entrepreneurship Program (SEP 2.0) for young innovators of Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs). Objective of SEP: To accelerate the entrepreneurial journey of young innovators who can play a major role in creating a new innovative India.

Assam government to roll out Arunodoi Scheme . This scheme related to

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The Assam state government is all set to roll out Arunodoi Scheme from October 2, 2020, with an aim to provide financial assistance to around 17 lakh families in the state. As per the Finance Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, under the scheme an amount of Rs. 830 per month will be given to the eligible 17 lakh families to buy the essential items of food. Arunodoi scheme will be the largest Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme of Assam which will benefit 15 to 17 thousand families per Assembly constituency.

Which platform launched by PM Modi today?

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 'Transparent Taxation-Honoring the Honest' platform on August 13, 2020. The platform includes three major reforms- faceless assessment, faceless appeal and taxpayers' charter. While the faceless assessment and taxpayers' charter reforms have been brought into effect from today itself, faceless appeal service will be available from September 25.

Which of the following two nations collab in production and marketing of world's first registered coronavirus vaccine 'Sputnik V'

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Russia and Brazil have agreed to cooperate in the production and marketing of the world’s first registered coronavirus vaccine ‘Sputnik V’. The Russian Direct Investment Fund said that the cooperation agreement was signed with the Brazilian State of Parana on August 12, 2020.

Ram Temple Mehant found covid-19 test postivite today, mehant name of Ram Temple?

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The head of Ram Janmabhumi Teerth Kshetra trust, Mahant Nritya Gopal Das tested positive for coronavirus on August 13, 2020. He had fever and showed symptoms of mild breathlessness while attending the Janmashtami function in Mathura on August 12, 2020. The religious leader had shared the stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 5, 2020 during the foundation laying ceremony of the historic Ram Temple.

Which missile tested by Israel today?

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Israel's Defense Ministry conducted a successful test of the nation’s advanced missile defense system against long-range ballistic attacks on August 12, 2020.The test was conducted overnight jointly with the US Missile Defense Agency in central Israel. The Arrow-interceptor is a part of the multi-layered system, which Israel has developed to defend against both short and mid-range missiles. It can also intercept long-range missiles.

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