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Jan Dhan Yojana completes 6 years
Current Affairs Headlines of 30th August, 2020

International

- India ($437) ranked 72nd in terms of the average wage per month, Switzerland first ($5,989) in global ranking by Picodi.com

- China to unveil bronze statue of Indian doctor Dr Dwarkanath Kotnis for his medical contributions during 1938-1942

- Lebanon: UNESCO launches “Beirut” initiative to attract funds for rehabilitating heritage buildings damaged in capital Beirut by the explosions at the city’s port on August 4

- Hurricane Laura makes landfall in Louisiana; kills 6 and causes widespread destruction in US

- Republican Party re-nominates Donald Trump and Mike Pence as its presidential and vice-presidential candidates respectively

- Japan: PM Shinzo Abe steps down citing chronic illness as reason; Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) is the ruling party

- NASA’s Hubble telescope maps giant Halo around Andromeda galaxy

- Southern states increase borrowings amid falling tax revenues

- Greece ratifies accord on maritime boundaries with Egypt

- Britain to allow emergency use of any effective coronavirus vaccine

- First commercial flight between Israel, UAE


India

- H. Vasanthakumar, Congress MP from Kanyakumari constituency in Tamil Nadu, dies at 70 in Chennai due to Covid

- Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) celebrates its Golden Jubilee Anniversary

- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers Darbari Seth Memorial Lecture at New-Delhi based TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) virtually

- Jan Dhan Yojana completes 6 years

- Pandemic management module to be part of MBBS course

- UNESCO launches initiative to preserve Lebanon national heritage

- Kharif crops acreage in India at record high


ECONOMY & CORPORATE

- Issue price for 6th tranche of Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme fixed at Rs 5,117 per gram: RBI

- Foreign exchange reserves surge by $2.296 bn to $537.548 bn in the week to August 21

- Banks Board Bureau recommends Dinesh Khara for SBI chairman post

- IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad launches “Chunauti” – Next Generation Start-up Challenge Contest


State

- Assam Cabinet decision on Skill University, age limit for government jobs

- Centre issues rules for business transactions in Jammu and Kashmir

- Arunachal Pradesh passes resolution to bring state under Sixth Schedule


Sports

- CCI sets up new AI forum


Appointment and Resignations

- Abe resigns for health issues

 


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