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submarine cable connectivity to Andaman and Nicobar Islands (CANI) launched by PM Modi
- PM Modi commenced the submarine cable connectivity to Andaman & Nicobar Islands (CANI) via a video conferencing on 10th August 2020. The submarine Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) will play a role to establish a connection with Andaman & Nicobar Islands to the mainland. on 30th Dec 2018, PM laid this project at Port Blair.
National Portal of Project Elephant SURAKHSYA
- On the occasion of World Elephant Day, The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has started off National Portal named “Surakhsya“. Govt has launched its beta version that will collect real-time information on Human-Elephants Conflict.
Beginning of National Infrastructure Pipeline Online Dashboard
- The Finance & Corporate Affairs Union Minister Mrs Nirmala Sitharaman Ji begins National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) Online Dashboard. it will play a role as a one-stop solution for all stakeholders who are looking for information on infrastructure projects in New India.
Russia as 1st country to register COVID-19 Vaccine
- The President of Russia country Mr Vladimir Putin makes an announcement of COVID-19 vaccine named “Sputnik V”. he said Russia has developed the first COVID-19 vaccine and registered for use. along with it, the Russian Ministry of Health has given its approval to use it.
Alexander Lukashenko won term for President
- Belarus’s President Mr Alexander Lukashenko has got the victory in his sixth consecutive term and achieved 80.23 per cent support at the country’s presidential election. Ex English teacher Svetlana Tikhanouskaya fought election against Alexander.
IRS Patanjali as Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax
- Shri Patanjali has taken the charge as new Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax (Pr. CCIT), Mumbai. he is a Senior IRS. before assuming the charge, he was serving as the Director-General of Income Tax, Investigation Wing, Bengaluru.
Walter Roger Martos Ruiz as PM of Peru
- The Ex-minister of defence and ex-army general Mr Walter Roger Martos Ruiz has been elected as new Prime Minister of Peru. Peru’s President Martin Vizcarra made an announcement about the appointment of Walter Roger Martos Ruiz.
Max Verstappen receives 70th Anniversary Grand Prix
- Max Verstappen has got the victory for 70th Anniversary Grand Prix and he is a Red Bull racer. on the other hand, Mercedes racer Lewis Hamilton got the second place in the race and Valtteri Bottas ended the race with the third position. after 2012, Verstappen won the first victory at Silverstone.
Former Indian footballer Manitombi Singh died
- The Ex-Indian defender and captain Manitombi Singh has taken his last breath. he started his football career for Mohun Bagan and later became the part of Hindustan FC team. he played an important role in winning the Delhi Soccer Association league title in 2010.
Important Days News
World Biofuel day 2020
- The day of 10th August is observed as World Biofuel day every year. this day highlights the importance of non-fossil fuels. in 2015, the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas observed this day. along with it, this day also points the various efforts/steps made by the Govt in the Biofuel sector. Sir Rudolf Diesel researched experiments on this day. he began an engine with peanut oil in 1893.
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