Current Affairs in English Dated 18 August 2020

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced about the mega plan of OSOWOG or a trans-national electricity grid supplying solar power across the globe. What does S stand for in OSOWOG?

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced about the mega plan of “One Sun, One World, One Grid” (OSOWOG) or a trans-national electricity grid supplying solar power across the globe. The idea was first floated by Modi in 2018 during the first assembly of the International Solar Alliance (ISA).

PM Modi set the target of 1000 days to provide submarine optical fibre connectivity to connect which UT with mainland India (Department of telecommunications will implement the project)?

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In order to boost mobile and broadband communication between mainland India and the group of islands situated on the Laccadive Sea, off the southwestern coast of India, PM Narendra Modi set a target of 1,000 days to provide submarine optical fibre connectivity to connect Lakshadweep with mainland India. The Department of telecommunications (DoT) under the Ministry of Communications will oversee the project. Also, in the upcoming 1000 days nearly 6 lakh Indian villages will be connected with optical fibre.

Music legend Pandit Jasraj has passed away. He was the recipient of which of these awards?

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Padma Shri (1975), Padma Bhushan (1990) and Padma Vibhushan (2000).

Who is the head of the 5 member panel formed by the union government to probe into Kozhikode plane crash?

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Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau has ordered probe into the Air India Express aircraft crash at Kozhikode airport. The Investigation of the aircraft crash will be done by a five member team headed by Captain S S Chahar.

Ashwini Kumar Shukla has recently been appointed as the Chief Risk Officer of which bank?

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Central bank of India has appointed Mr. Ashwini Kumar Shukla as Chief Risk Officer.

Name the e-portal on tribal health and nutrition launched by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs

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Ministry of Tribal Affairs has launched the e-portal on tribal health and nutrition named ‘Swasthya’. It is a first o fits kind e-portal, providing all health and nutrition-related information of the tribal population of India in a single platform. Apart from this, e-newsletter on health and nutrition ALEKH was also announced. It is a quarterly newsletter.

Which ministry launched a three-month campaign on Ayush for Immunity through a webinar?

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AYUSH Ministry has launched a three-month campaign on Ayush for Immunity through a webinar. More than 50,000 people participated in the Webinar.

How many Indian villages will be connected with optical fibre in next 1000 days (approx)?

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In order to boost mobile and broadband communication between mainland India and the group of islands situated on the Laccadive Sea, off the southwestern coast of India, PM Narendra Modi set a target of 1,000 days to provide submarine optical fibre connectivity to connect Lakshadweep with mainland India. The Department of telecommunications (DoT) under the Ministry of Communications will oversee the project. Also, in the upcoming 1000 days nearly 6 lakh Indian villages will be connected with optical fibre. The BharatNet which is the world’s largest rural broadband connectivity programme using Optical fiber being implemented by Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL)

Who has been appointed as the Director-General of the Border Security Force (BSF)

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Rakesh Asthana has been appointed as the Director-General of the Border Security Force (BSF). He is an IPS officer.

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