Current Affairs in English Dated 14 August 2020

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Which state/ UT will host the International Film Festival of India 2020?

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The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will be held in November 2020 as per the schedule of the event. The event is usually held in Goa between November 20-28. The same timeline has been fixed for the event this year as well

Which state government planned to launch country’s first electric vehicle park?

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Tamil Nadu is planning to set up a park exclusively for the electric vehicle production eco-system. This will be the country’s first electric vehicle park. The state is targeting around Rs 50,000 crore investment in the EV segment and announced a series of incentives to attract investments in the EV space.

India’s deepest underground rail ventilation shaft is completed by which metro rail corporation?

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Recently, India’s deepest underground rail ventilation shaft, which is an important part of Kolkata’s East-West Metro line, has been completed. The underground rail ventilation shaft is equal to a 15 storey building. The underground rail ventilation shaft, which is 43.5 metres deep, was completed jointly by Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC) and a private engineering firm, Afcons.

Which Indian state’s ruling government won the vote of confidence in the state assembly on August 14, 2020?

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The Ashok Gehlot-led government in Rajasthan won the vote of confidence in the state assembly on August 14, 2020 through a voice vote. The vote of confidence was brought in the assembly after the reunification of the Gehlot and Sachin Pilot factions of the Rajasthan Congress party.

The Katra to Delhi express road corridor is expected to be completed by which year?

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First-of-its-kind Katra (Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir)-Delhi Express Road corridor works have begun and it is expected to be completed by 2023.It was announced by Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (M-DoNER), Dr. Jitendra Singh. The express Corridor is expected to reduce the travel time between Katra and Delhi to around six and half hours, the total outlay of the project is Rs. 35, 000 crores.

The US-brokered a historic peace agreement between Israel and which nation on August 13, 2020?

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US President Donald Trump has announced a historic peace deal between Israel and UAE, under which Israel has agreed to suspend its plans to annex parts of the West Bank.

Which state cabinet has approved financial bid for the implementation of GangadharMeher lift canal system?

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On August 12, 2020, the Odisha cabinet headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik approved four mega drinking water projects in its Koraput, Malkangiri, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Gajapati and Cuttack districts worth Rs 800.27 crore. These projects will provide drinking water to 6.07 lakh additional population in 911 villages in these districts. It also approved the financial bid worth Rs 1138.63 crore for implementation of the GangadharMeher Lift Canal System, an ambitious project that aims to provide assured irrigation to around 25,600 hectares of chronically drought-hit areas in Bijepur areas in Bargarh district.

Which nation has registered to buy the Russian COVID-19 vaccine?

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Vietnam has registered to buy a Russian COVID-19 vaccine, as the nation fights a new outbreak after going several months with no local cases.

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