Current Affairs in English Dated 16 and 17 August 2020

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PM Modi has announced a new initiative called National Digital Health Mission (NDHM). What is the purpose of this mission?

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While addressing the nation on 15 August 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the launch of a new campaign called National Digital Health Mission, under which all Indians will be given health IDs. This Health ID will work as each Indian’s health account.

‘Lemon Tree’ singer Trini Lopez who passed away recently hailed from which country?

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Mexican American singer Trini Lopez died of coronavirus-related complications in California. He was 83.

The Lok Sabha has started a beginner-level course in which language recently?

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Lok Sabha has started a beginner-level course in French for the officials and staff of the Lok Sabha Secretariat at the Parliament House. As many as 57 officials registered for the course.

The e-commerce platform ‘Yellow Chain’ has been launched by which state to provide an integrated platform for product and services to the people?

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On the occasion of Independence Day, the Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio has launched “Yellow Chain”- a centralized e-commerce platform, to promote local business and entrepreneurship in the State.

Sudha Murty, chairperson of which company is among the those awarded the Gramodaya Bandhu Mitra Puraskaras?

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Chairperson of Infosys Foundation, Sudha Murty and Group Head of Agri and IT Businesses of ITC Ltd, Sivakumar Surampudi are among the winners of the Gramodaya Bandhu Mitra Puraskaras.

Who has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of GoAir?

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Kaushik Khona has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of GoAir. He will replace Vinay Dube.

Which space agency’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) finished its primary mission, imaging about 75% of the starry sky as part of a two-year-long survey?

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NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) finished its primary mission, imaging about 75% of the starry sky as part of a two-year-long survey.

Mukti Caravan’ is the campaign of which foundation?

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A campaign against child trafficking was launched in Bihar by the foundation of child rights activist and Nobel laureate, Kailash Satyarthi. The foundation claimed that the state was among the worst affected by the migrant crisis when lockdown was first announced. ‘Mukti Caravan’, a campaign. which has been running in various parts of the country for many years, was launched digitally in Bihar over a webinar hosted by Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation (KSCF).

Which state government launched Karma Sathi Prakalpa Scheme to provide soft loans, subsidies to unemployed youth?

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On the occasion of International Youth Day, the West Bengal government launched ‘Karma Sathi Prakalpa’ scheme under which one lakh unemployed youth would be provided soft loans and subsidies to make them self-reliant.

Who has become the 1st ever national brand ambassador of Aligarh Municipal Corporation?

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Indian Idol Season11 Finalist and Oscar Nominated Playback Singer Shahzan Mujeeb became First Ever National Brand Ambassador of Aligarh Municipal Corporation for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Campaign at National and International level. He is also a Music Composer and Music Director. His film Gera won the National Award for Best Gujarati Film.

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