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Current Affairs Headlines of 25th August, 2020

International

- International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition observed on August 23

- US approves emergency plasma treatment against COVID-19

- Russia, Turkey likely to sign S-400 missile deal in 2021

- US: FDA announces emergency authorization of blood plasma treatment against Covid-19

- Bangladesh: No Tajia procession on Muharram; schools not likely to open in September

- 10 killed in multiple bomb attacks in Philippines

- India and Uzbekistan hold virtual meeting to monitor implementation of mutually agreed projects

- Rohingya relocation to Bhashan Char island may start after Monsoon: Bangladesh Foreign Secretary


India

- Govt releases SOPs (standard operating procedures) for resuming film, TV serial shoots amid Covid-19

- National Council for Transgender Persons formed under Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019

- Centre unveils norms for enforcement of ‘rules of origin’ provision

- India’s Digital Payments to witness three-fold growth by 2025

- Indian badminton receives 6 awards in 2020 National Sports Awards

- Adhaar-verified businesses to get GST registration in three days

- Businesses with an annual turnover of up to Rs 40 lakh are GST exempt, says Finance Ministry

- Govt. extends validity of Motor Vehicle documents till 31st December

- Centre constitutes National Council for Transgender Persons

- DRDO apprises Defence Minister Rajnath Singh about systems to be developed by Indian Industry

- Total number of COVID-19 recoveries in country crosses 23 lakh; Recovery rate improves to 75.27 per cent

- PM Modi pays tributes to Narmadashankar Dave ‘Narmad‘ on his 187th birth anniversary

- Sonia Gandhi to continue as interim chief till AICC session is convened

- RTI disposal rate has remained unaffected by pandemic: Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh

- Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank reviews various activities of NIOS

- ED attaches movable assets worth over Rs 19 crore of EIEL under PMLA in bank fraud case

- Union Minister Nitin Gadkari says, public transport may be modernised with biofuels, CNG and electricity

- BJP National President J P Nadda addresses party workers in Tamil Nadu through video-conferencing


ECONOMY & CORPORATE

- Vande Bharat train sets tender cancelled as some bidders had revealed financial details of their offer even before clearing the technical evaluation transparency: Railways

- Govt frames norms for enforcement of ‘rules of origin’ for imports under free trade agreements (FTAs) to check dumping of goods by a third country routed through an FTA partner country.

- IIT-Bombay, Shiv Nadar University develop environment friendly lithium batteries


State

- Foundation stone to be laid for 35 highway projects in MP

- Recovery rate of COVID-19 patients in Nagaland improves to 64.51 per cent

- Advisor to J&K LG, R R Bhatnagar reviews progress on major projects of Health & Medical Education Dept.

- Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray praises Mumbra model to contain Coronavirus Thane district

- M V Shreyams Kumar of LJD wins vacant Rajya Sabha seat from Kerala

- 5-storey building in Kajalpuri locality of Mahad in Raigad district collapses in Maharashtra

- District administration, Udhampur brings positive change with ‘Back to School‘ initiative

- 500-bed COVID-19 makeshift hospital financed by PM-CARES Fund Trust inaugurated at Patna in Bihar

- India and AIIB sign USD 500 million loan agreement for Mumbai Urban Transport Project-III

- UP CM Yogi Adityanath reiterates govt‘s commitment to provide appropriate treatment to all COVID patients

- Incessant rain creates flood like situations in many districts of Saurashtra and North Gujarat

- Assam Higher Secondary Education Council decided to reduce syllabus by 30 per cent for this year

- COVID-19 cases in Madhya Pradesh surge to 53,129


Sports

- Football: Bayern Munich beat Paris Saint-Germain to win UEFA Champions League

- Novak Djokovic pulls out of doubles at Western & Southern Open citing neck pain

- First female golfer from Germany Sophia Popov wins Women’s British Open

- Rohan Bopanna, Denis Shapovalov lose opening round of Western and Southern Open men‘s doubles event


Appointment and Resignations

- Top Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway resigns; to leave White House by month end

 


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