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On 26th August, 2020 Dutch Author Marieke Lucas Rijneveld won the 2020 International Booker Prize for the Literary fiction book ‘The Discomfort of Evening’. Rijneveld became the youngest author to win the prize at the age of 29.
Wabag Wins 2020 Global Water Award for Koyambedu TTRO Plant in Chennai
Water technology major Va Tech Wabag bagged the 2020 Global Water Award for its 45 million litres a day Tertiary Treatment Reverse Osmosis (TTRO) plant at Koyambedu in Chennai.
Tech Mahindra, NITI Aayog’s WEP Partnered to Support Women Entrepreneurs in India
IT (Information Technology) services major Tech Mahindra has joined hands with NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog’s Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) to support Indian women entrepreneurs.
ఐటి (ఇన్ఫర్మేషన్ టెక్నాలజీ) సేవల ప్రధాన టెక్ మహీంద్రా భారతీయ మహిళా పారిశ్రామికవేత్తలకు తోడ్పడటానికి ఎన్ఐటిఐ (నేషనల్ ఇన్స్టిట్యూషన్ ఫర్ ట్రాన్స్ఫార్మింగ్ ఇండియా) ఆయోగ్స్ ఉమెన్ ఎంటర్ప్రెన్యూర్షిప్ ప్లాట్ఫామ్ (డబ్ల్యుఇపి) తో చేతులు కలిపింది.
Neelakantha Bhanu Prakash bags 1st ever Gold Medal for India in MCWC; Named ‘World’s Fastest Human Calculator’ title
Twenty-Year old Neelakantha Bhanu Prakash Jonnalagadda of Hyderabad has bagged the first ever Gold Medal for India in Mental Calculations (MC) World Cup (MCWC) held on August 15, 2020 by Mind Sports Olympiad (MSO).
i.The MSO was held virtually with 30 participants, who were upto 57 years of age. The participants were from 13 countries including the UK, Germany, UAE, France, Greece and Lebanon.
ii.Bhanu Prakash had secured the gold medal with a score of 167, Lebanese contender Mohammed El Mir secured the Silver Medal with a score 102 and Asmita Pal from the UAE bagged the Bronze medal with a score of 100 points.
iii.He has created a new All Time Record and has beaten the records of Math Maestros like Shakuntala Devi and Scott Flansburg.
iv.India’s Aryan Shukla finished fourth with a score of 96.
మైండ్ స్పోర్ట్స్ ఒలింపియాడ్ (ఎంఎస్ఓ) 2020 ఆగస్టు 15 న నిర్వహించిన మెంటల్ కాలిక్యులేషన్స్ (ఎంసి) ప్రపంచ కప్ (ఎంసిడబ్ల్యుసి) లో హైదరాబాద్కు చెందిన ఇరవై ఏళ్ల నీలకాంత భాను ప్రకాష్ జోన్నలగడ్డ భారతదేశానికి తొలి బంగారు పతకాన్ని దక్కించుకున్నారు.
First in Indian Railways: Ahmedabad Railway Division Introduces Baggage Sanitization and Wrapping Machine
On 25th August, 2020 Ahmedabad Railway Division launched the Baggage Sanitization and Wrapping Machine at the Ahmedabad Railway station to ensure safe travel for the passengers during the Pandemic.
The Ahmedabad Railway Division has introduced the machine after considering the increase in transport and travel services after Unlock-1 Phase.
పాండమిక్ సమయంలో ప్రయాణికులకు సురక్షితమైన ప్రయాణాన్ని నిర్ధారించడానికి 2020 ఆగస్టు 25 న అహ్మదాబాద్ రైల్వే డివిజన్ అహ్మదాబాద్ రైల్వే స్టేషన్ వద్ద సామాను శానిటైజేషన్ మరియు చుట్టడం యంత్రాన్ని ప్రారంభించింది.
అన్లాక్ -1 దశ తర్వాత రవాణా, ప్రయాణ సేవల పెరుగుదలను పరిగణనలోకి తీసుకున్న తరువాత అహ్మదాబాద్ రైల్వే డివిజన్ ఈ యంత్రాన్ని ప్రవేశపెట్టింది.
Pascal Lissouba Ex-Congo President passed away
Pascal Lissouba, former President of Republic of Congo, which is also known as Congo-Brazzaville passed away at the age of 88 in Southern France due to illness.
He served as the president from 1992 to 1997.
కాంగో-బ్రజ్జావిల్ అని కూడా పిలువబడే రిపబ్లిక్ ఆఫ్ కాంగో మాజీ అధ్యక్షుడు పాస్కల్ లిస్సౌబా అనారోగ్యం కారణంగా దక్షిణ ఫ్రాన్స్లో తన 88 వ ఏట కన్నుమూశారు.1992 నుండి 1997 వరకు అధ్యక్షుడిగా పనిచేశారు.
About Republic of Congo(Congo-Brazzaville):
President– Denis Sassou Nguesso
Prime Minister– Clément Mouamba
‘Running Toward Mystery: The Adventure of an Unconventional Life’ Authored by Tenzin Priyadarshi and Zara Houshmand
On 25th August, 2020 the book ‘Running Toward Mystery: The Adventure of an Unconventional Life’ authored by Tenzin Priyadarshi and co-written by Zara Houshmand released. The book provides an account of how the Dalai Lama traced his Spiritual Teacher Khunu Lama in India.
ఆగష్టు 25, 2020 న, టెన్జిన్ ప్రియదర్శి రచించిన మరియు జారా హౌష్మండ్ సహ రచయితగా రాసిన ‘రన్నింగ్ టువార్డ్ మిస్టరీ: ది అడ్వెంచర్ ఆఫ్ యాన్ కన్వెన్షనల్ లైఫ్’ పుస్తకం విడుదలైంది. దలైలామా తన ఆధ్యాత్మిక గురువు ఖును లామాను భారతదేశంలో ఎలా గుర్తించారో ఈ పుస్తకం వివరిస్తుంది.
NITI Aayog Released Export Preparedness Index (EPI) 2020: Gujarat Tops the Overall Rankings
On 26th August 2020, NITI Aayog in partnership with Institute of Competitiveness released the Export Preparedness Index (EPI) 2020, this is the first report to examine export preparedness and performance of the states of India. Gujarat was identified as the top performing state in the category of Coastal state and also topped the Overall rankings.
20 Rank- Andhra Pradesh -35.58 6 Rank- Telangana 57.43
ISRO Signs MoU with VSSUT to Set up First of Its Kind Innovation cum Incubation Centre to Promote Space Research
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT), Burla, Odisha, a technical institute, to set up the first of its kind innovation cum incubation centre, VSSUT Space Innovation Centre(VSSSIC) in India to promote space research.
ఇండియన్ స్పేస్ రీసెర్చ్ ఆర్గనైజేషన్ (ఇస్రో) వీర్ సురేంద్ర సాయి యూనివర్శిటీ ఆఫ్ టెక్నాలజీ (వి.ఎస్.ఎస్.యు.టి), బుర్లా, ఒడిశా, ఒక సాంకేతిక సంస్థతో ఒక అవగాహన ఒప్పందం కుదుర్చుకుంది. అంతరిక్ష పరిశోధనలను ప్రోత్సహించడానికి భారతదేశంలో సెంటర్ (వి.ఎస్.ఎస్.ఐ.సి).
World Health Organization (WHO) declares Africa free of Wild Poliovirus
On August 25, 2020 the African Continent was declared free of wild polio by the independent body, the Africa Regional Certification Commission(ARCC), which is responsible for certifying the eradication of wild poliovirus in the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region.
The Poliovirus is now found only in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
After the last wild polio case was reported from India on 13 January 2011, the Region is firmly on track for polio-free certification in 27 March 2014.
NLCIL wins Swachhta Hi Seva 2019 award
NLCIL (Formerly known as Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) India Ltd) bagged the Swacchta Hi Seva (Cleanliness is Service) 2019 award for transforming the Neyveli Township into a plastic-free, clean and green campus.
‘Cricket Drona’ A Book on Renowned Coach Vasudev Jagannath Paranjpe to be Released
‘Cricket Drona’ a book on one of India’s most renowned cricket coaches, Vasudev Jagannath Paranjpe will be released on September 2, 2020. The Book is written by Vasudev Paranjpe’s son and current national selector Jatin Paranjpe along with Cricket Journalist Anand Vasu and published by Penguin.
World Water Week 2020: August 24 – 28, 2020
i.The World Water Week of the year 2020 is observed as the World Water Week at Home (WWWeek at Home) from 24rd August 2020 to 28th August 2020.The World Water Week, organised by Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) has been annually celebrated as the most influential, innovative and dynamic movement for transforming the global water issues.
ii.The World Water Week has been celebrated and organised since 1991.
iii.The theme of WWWeek at Home 2020 is ‘Water and Climate change: Accelerating Action’.
England pacer James Anderson became 1st fast bowler to take 600 Test wickets
England pacer James Anderson,38-year-old,has become the first fast bowler in history to take 600 Test wickets in the third Test against Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton,England, who is only the fourth bowler in the test cricket to join the 600-Plus Club with the three legendary spinners Sri Lankan Muttiah Muralitharan(800), Australian Shane Warne(708) and Indian Anil Kumble(619).
Vinay Tonse becomes new MD and CEO of SBI Mutual Fund
Vinay Tonse has been appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of SBI Mutual Fund (MF). He will replace Ashwani Bhatia, who has been now appointed as the managing director (MD) of State Bank of India.
Bryan brothers announces retirement from the sport
The most successful men’s doubles pair in tennis history, Mike Bryan and Bob Bryan have announced their retirement from the sport. The brother’s pair captured an Open Era record with 119 trophies in 26 seasons which comprises all four Grand Slams, all nine ATP Masters 1000s as well as the Olympic gold medal.
PRATHEEKSHA: First Marine Ambulance launched by Kerala Government
The Marine Ambulance specializes in providing first aid and also rescue operations. The ambulance is capable of providing critical care to up to five people simultaneously. The ambulances run on Scania engines and can run at maximum speed of 14 knots. The ambulance has been designed under the standards of Indian Registry of Shipping. The other marine ambulances that are to be deployed are Pratyasha and Karunya. The ambulances to be deployed are as follows
Pratheeksha in Thiruvananthapuram
Pratyasha in Ernakulam
Karunya in Kozhikode
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