9-22 August 2020 Current Affairs

National Digital Health Mission | Tax Platform | Kisan Rail | Chennai-Port Blair OFC | IPL | Indore |

Posted on Aug 22, 2020 10:20 IST in Current Affairs.

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1) What is the main objective of the National Digital Health Mission that was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address at the 74th Independence Day celebrations on 15 August 2020? – Health ID card for every Indian citizen that will contain all relevant medical information (Under the National Digital Health Mission every Indian is to get a Health ID card. The ID card will contain all relevant information about the person’s past medical condition, treatment and diagnosis. The mission is completely technology based. It will operate under Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana or Ayushman Bharat Scheme. The mission will aim to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and transparency of health care in India)

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2) Prime Minister Narendra Modi during August 2020 unveiled a new income tax (IT) platform for honouring honest tax-payers. What is the name of this platform? - “Transparent Taxation-Honouring the Honest” (“Transparent Taxation-Honouring the Honest” is the name of the new income tax platform unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 12 August 2020. This platform is basically aimed at bringing transparency in income tax systems and empowering taxpayers.  It will provide the facility of faceless assessment, appeal and redressal system for tax payers. Thus there will be no need for the taxpayer to visit the income tax office or the officer. A new “Tax Charter” was also part of this announcement)

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3) The first-ever “Kisan Rail” in India was flagged-off on 7 August 2020. This first-of-its-kind train has been run between which railway stations? – Devlali and Danapur (India’s first “Kisan Rail” was flagged off by Union Rail Minister Piyush Goyal and Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar from Maharashtra’s Devlali to Danapur (Bihar). This is the first multi-commodity train service in India to carry vegetables like capsicum, cauliflower, cabbage, chillies, drumsticks, onion, etc., and fruits like grapes, banana, pomegranate, etc. The train has been equipped with frozen containers and apart from fruits and vegetables)

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4) Who is heading the 4-member committee constituted by the RBI on 7 August 2020 on debt recast? – KV Kamath (KV Kamath, the former first President of the New Development Bank (of BRICS), was appointed the Chairman of the 4-member expert committee on Debt Recasting constituted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 7 August 2020. The committee is to give recommendations on the required financial parameters, along with the sector specific benchmark ranges which need to be factored into the resolution plans of banks. 3 other members of the committee are Diwakar Gupta, TN Manoharan and Ashvin Parekh)

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5) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 10 August 2020 the 2300 km long submarine Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) laid at the cost of Rs. 1224 crore. This OFC connects Chennai with which place? – Port Blair (The submarine OFC inaugurated on 10 August 2020 connects Chennai with Port Blair, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The 2,300-kilometre OFC will deliver bandwidth of 2x200 Gbps between Chennai and Port Blair, and 2x100 Gbps between Port Blair and other islands. The project's foundation stone was laid by the PM in December 2018)

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6) Which entity won the bid for the title sponsorship of the Indian Premier League (IPL), as was announced on 18 August 2020? – Dream11 (Fantasy sports platform Dream11 won the bid for Indian Premier League (IPL) as it submitted a winning bid of Rs. 222 crore. It thus replaced Chinese smartphone maker Vivo as title sponsor, which had been paying Rs. 440 crore annually to BCCI. But it was later clarified that Dream11’s bid is for one year only. Dream11 is backed by investors including China's Tencent)

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7) Which city bagged the cleanest city in India title for the fourth consecutive time in the Swachh Survekshan 2020 results that were announced on 20 August 2020? – Indore (For the fourth consecutive time, Indore, Madhya Pradesh bagged the title of the cleanest city in India. It was followed by Surat of Gujarat and Navi Mumbai of Maharashtra. The annual survey is conducted by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. Varanasi bagged the best “Ganga Town” while Mysuru emerged as the cleanest city in South India in the survey)

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8) Who was appointed the new Governor of Meghalaya during August 2020? – Satyapal Malik (Goa Governor Satya Pal Malik was on 18 August 2020 appointed as the Governor of Meghalaya. He replaced Tathagata Roy. He had earlier also served as the Governor of the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir. Now Maharashtra Bhagat Singh Koshyari is to discharge the functions of Governor of Goa)

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9) What is the FSSAI rule pertaining to sale of food items containing high sugar, salt and fat near school premises, as was announced during August 2020? – No sale of such items within 50 meters distance of school premises (On 10 August 2020 the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) announced that sale of junk and unhealthy food should be restricted within 50 metres schools and education institutions. The foods referred to as HFSS (High in Fat, Salt and Sugar) cannot be sold in mess premises and school canteens)

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10) What is the name of the newly launched international subsidiary of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) that was established during August 2020? - NPCI International Payments Ltd (NPCI International Payments Ltd (NIPL) is the name of the newly established payments subsidiary for global markets that was set up by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), the developer of UPI and RuPay. NIPL will export NPCI's indigenously developed offerings and technological acumen to foreign markets as many foreign countries have displayed interest towards replicating NPCI model in their nations)

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11) Which company during August 2020 became the first publicly traded US company and world's only second company to hit $2 trillion in market cap? – Apple Inc. (On 19 August 2020 Apple Inc. became the first publicly traded US company and world's only second company to hit $2 trillion in market cap. However, company’s value stood at $2 trillion mark briefly)

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