Wednesday, August 5, 2020


Current Affairs section is updated daily with the latest Current Affairs and Current Events of MAY 2020 for UPSC, IAS/PCS, PSI, KAS, PC AND MORE.



Current Affairs AUGUST  2020 section is updated daily with the latest Current Affairs and Current Events of AUGUST 2020 for UPSC, IAS/PCS, PSI, KAS, PC AND MORE.




1) Answer: C

Amazon has received approval from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to launch and operate a planned constellation of 3,236 internet satellites.
Amazon’s Project Kuiper, an initiative to create a satellite-based broadband internet service designed to provide high-speed, low-latency connections to U.S.-based households that currently don’t have great access to a high-speed connection.
Amazon also announced that it would be committing over $10 billion in Kuiper, it will generate U.S. jobs and involve not only building and testing satellites for the constellation, but also building out key ground network infrastructure that’s required in order to actually make the connectivity available to consumers.

2) Answer: B

Lewis Hamilton claimed his seventh British Grand Prix victory in dramatic fashion, crossing the line on three wheels after a puncture in the final lap. Max Verstappen finished Second.
Charles Leclerc finished third for Ferrari with Daniel Ricciardo fourth for improving Renault and British driver Lando Norris fifth for McLaren.

3) Answer: E

Tamil writer and documentary filmmaker Sa Kandasamy has passed away. He was 81.
He was a prolific Tamil writer and literary critic. Kandasamy’s “Visaranai Commission” won the Sahitya Akademi award for best Tamil novel in 1998.
A documentary titled Kaval Deivangal, based on Kandasamy’s study of South Indian terracotta, won the first prize at the Angina Festival in Cyprus in 1989.

4) Answer: D

Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri launched digital platforms of real estate bodies CREDAI and NAREDCO to market residential properties, besides releasing a guide book for affordable rental housing schemes for migrants.
The minister launched ‘CREDAI Awaas App’ and NAREDCO’s online portal ‘’ through a video conference.
Puri released the knowledge pack of the government’s ‘Affordable Rental Housing Complexes’ (ARHCs) programme, which has been recently launched to provide rental accommodations to migrant and urban poor.
The ARHCs scheme, which has been launched under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban (PMAY-U) as part of Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, will help in providing dignified and affordable living spaces for urban migrants/ poor in need.
CREDAI Awaas App is a residential project discovery online platform through which buyers will be able to virtually explore and experience the projects from 220 cities across the country. The app aims to facilitate transparent home buying in India of RERA approved projects by CREDAI developers.

5) Answer: C

Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan gave his assent to the AP Decentralisation and Inclusive Development of All Regions Bill, 2020, and the AP Capital Region Development Authority (Repeal) Bill, 2020.
The state law department promptly issued gazette notifications giving effect to the new acts but the government will have to clear legal hurdles before it could finally make its three capitals plan a reality.
The Jagan Mohan Reddy government brought in the AP Decentralisation and Inclusive Development of All Regions Bill, 2020, to give shape to its plan of having three capitals for the state, with the executive capital in Visakhapatnam, Legislative capital in Amaravati and judicial capital in Kurnool.
It also provides for dividing the state into various zones and establishing zonal planning and development boards.
The other legislation is intended to repeal the AP Capital Region Development Authority Act, 2014.
The CRDA Act was enacted on December 22, 2014 for the development of the state capital post-bifurcation with a specific area demarcated as the capital region.

6) Answer: C

The World Sanskrit Day is being celebrated aug 3rd .
Sanskrit is the ancient language of India. It has a documented history of nearly 3,500 years, and is stated to be the primary liturgical language of the Hindu culture. World Sanskrit Day is celebrated on Shravana purnima which is Poornima day of Shravana month as per the Hindu calendar. This year, Sanskrit Day falls on August 3.
This Indo-Aryan language has been declared as a classical language that’s identified for its scientific construction and is in excessive demand throughout the world.
For a language that draws its origin to India, Sudharma is the only Sanskrit daily newspaper in the world. The newspaper has been published since 1970 from Mysore in Karnataka, India.

7) Answer: D, India’s largest digital marketplace for lending products, announced the launch ‘Paisabazaar Stack’ – a Stack of capabilities that would make loan disbursals and credit card issuance completely digital.
The Stack, through integrations with bank and NBFC partners, would enable consumers on the Paisabazaar platform to access credit products through presence-less and contactless processes.
Under the Digitization Stack, has built completely digital solutions for KYC verification, income and employment validation, repayment set-up and consent on loan agreement. is currently partnering with IndusInd Bank to offer customers on its platform a completely digital process for credit cards, using Paisabazaar Stack.

8) Answer: E

Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag and hockey stalwart Sardar Singh were included in a 12-member committee constituted by the sports ministry to select this year’s National Sports Awards winners.
Just like last year, the ministry opted for a single selection committee to pick the awardees among both athletes and coaches and it will be headed by Retired Supreme Court Justice, Mukundakam Sharma.
Also in the panel is Paralympic silver-medallist Deepa Malik.
The other members of the committee include former table tennis player Monalisa Baruah Mehta, boxer Venkatesan Devarajan as well as sports commentator Manish Batavia and journalists Alok Sinha and Neeru Bhatia.
The national sports awards are given away every year on August 29, the birth anniversary of hockey icon Dhyan Chand.
The panel will also have representation from the Sports Ministry, including Sports Authority of India Director General Sandip Pradhan, Joint Secretary (Sports Development) L S Singh and Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) CEO Rajesh Rajagopalan.

9) Answer: C

Air Marshal V. R. Chaudhari took over as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Western Air Command of Indian Air Force.
The Air Marshal took over command from Air Marshal B Suresh.
Air Marshal V. R. Chaudhari was commissioned into the fighter stream of the IAF in 1982 as a Fighter Pilot.
During his career, he has flown a wide variety of fighter and trainer aircraft. He has a flying experience of MiG-21, MiG-23 MF, MiG 29 and Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft.

10) Answer: B

Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launched ‘Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan, 2020-21. This initiative is a national programme for popularizing science among school students of Class 6th to 11th. It was designed to identify the bright minds with a scientific aptitude among the student community.
While launching the Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan, 2020-21, the Minister stated, this is a platform to identify the talent in the field of science and to promote scientific acumen among the students. He stated, students will help in creating New India and this initiative will play a leading role in it.

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