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Today Current Affairs 20-08-2016
Sachin Tendulkar – Osmanabad – SAGY
Under SAGY (Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna) former Cricketer & Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar has adopted Donja Village in Osmanabad District of Maharashtra. SAGY was launched in October 2014, and it is a rural development programme.
India – ferry oil – Bangladesh
India and Bangladesh have signed a short-term route agreement to allow transport of petroleum goods from Assam to Tripura through Bangladesh. Because of the heavy monsoon, and the roads are damaged. So the transportation between the two states is difficult. This a short term deal. Bangladesh agreed to the Indian proposal to grant the validity of the MoU till September 30.
Doha Bank – Kerala
On August 27 in Kerala, the Doha Bank QSC has inaugurated its first branch. To retail customers, the Branch offers all the Banking products. By the Pinarayi Vijayan, this was inaugurated.
Hindi author Sunita Jain – Vyas Samman award
Latest News on 20th August
Federal Bank – Chillr app
A mobile banking application Chillr has partnered with the Federal Bank. With this, the persons can directly connect to their account and can transfer money, any bill payments it is a very secure environment. Chillr allows users to log in to the multiple accounts. It is easier, safer and faster.
Love Story director – Arthur Hiller – Passes away
For directing the blockbuster romantic tragedy, Love Story Arthur Hiller received an Oscar nomination. He was 92 years old.
IIT-Kanpur – Village – Namami Gange
Under the Namami Gange programme, the IIT Kanpur has adopted five villages. This task will undertake by the institute’s civil engineering department. Ramel Nagar, Hari Hindpur, Khoyra Katree, Katri Ladhva Khera and Pratapur are the five villages adopted by IIT Kanpur. Under the initiative, the IIT-Kanpur will ensure sewage water is not disposed of in the river, and also keep a check on the quality of drinking water & sanitation.
20th August Current Affairs
India Post Payments Bank – start-ups – 2017
India Post Payments Bank had acquired existence when it received the certificate of incorporation from the Registrar of firms, setting the stage for the new bank to start operations in 2017. This will be the primary PSU below the Department of Posts that expects to finish the rollout of its branches everywhere the country by Sept 2017.
Alibaba Group launches – Million books – Donation Drive
The Alibaba Group, along with Crossword & Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust has launched Mission Million Books. to donate textbooks and educational material for the underprivileged the pan-India inviting Indian Citizens.
7 Indian companies – Top 200 – carbon clean firm
- Suzlon Energy – 68
- Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd – 106
- Tata Chemicals – 114
- Thermax Ltd – 139.5
- Exide Indus – 153
- IDFC Ltd – 155
- Havells India – 166
These are the current affairs on 20th August. Have a look to get the more knowledge.