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    23rd Aug, 2020
  • Namath Basai is Kerala government’s unique programme of teaching tribal children in their mother tongue.
  • Scientists from Agharkar Research Institute Pune have come up with first synthetic route for producing flavonoids molecules related to the treatment of Tuberculosis and Chikungunya.
  • Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare launched FSSAI’s ‘Eat Right India’ Handbook, a referral guide for officials of different jurisdictions to adopt and scale up the ‘Eat Right India’(ERI) initiatives in their jurisdictions during the online orientation workshop organised by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) as part of its “Eat Right Challenge”.
  • HSBC India Becomes 1st Foreign Bank in India to launch a ‘Green Deposit Programme’ for Corporate Clients to Finance Green Initiatives.
  • The 27-meter-long Interceptor Boat(IB) ‘ICGS C-454’, built by Larsen and Toubro Ltd(L&T) was launched into the service of the Indian Coast Guard(ICG)
  • United Nations (UN)’s International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism is annually observed on 21st August to commemorate and pay tribute to the victims and survivors of Terrorism across the globe.
  • MP Police’s ‘Ek Sankalp – Bujurgo ke naam’ campaign proves to be boon for senior citizens.
  • Google has launched an android app called “Kormo Jobs” for job seekers in India, which aims to provide entry-level jobs and helps job seekers find and apply for positions across India.
  • UP Signs Agreement with Israel for Water Resource Management in Bundelkhand.
  • World Senior Citizen’s Day is observed annually on August 21 to raise awareness about the various issues including age deterioration and elder abuse that affect senior citizens.
  • Ronnie O’Sullivan Wins Sixth World Snooker Championship 2020 at Crucible.

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