Current Affairs Daily Digest – August 28 2020

Current Affairs Daily Digest – August 28 2020

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Current Affairs Daily Digest – August 28 2020

1. PRATHEEKSHA: First Marine Ambulance launched by Kerala Government

kerala launches Pratheeksha - Marine ambulance services

Around thirty fishermen lose heir lives at sea in a year due to accidents during fishing. Under this context, the Government of Kerala has launched Marine Ambulance services to provide more efficient rescue.

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.

Highlights

Pratheeksha in Thiruvananthapuram

Pratyasha in Ernakulam

Karunya in Kozhikode


2. Ms. Sudha Painuli selected for National Award to Teachers 2020

Ms. Sudha Painuli has been selected for National Award to Teachers 2020. She is among the 47 outstanding teachers selected for the National Award to Teachers 2020. The teachers have been selected by the Independent Jury at National Level, constituted by the Union Ministry of Education, Department of School Education & Literacy.

Highlights

She is serving as the Vice Principal of EMRS-Kalsi, Dehradun, Uttarakhand since its establishment


3. India plans to host BRICS Games in 2021

India is planning to host BRICS Games 2021, which will be aligned with the Khelo India Games scheduled for next year. This announcement came after Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju attended a meeting of Sports Ministers of the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). India will get the chairmanship of the five-nation independent international group in 2021.

Highlights

Founded – June 2006

President – Marcos Prado Troyjo


4. Computer Pioneer Arnold Spielberg passes away

Arnold Meyer Spielberg, a pioneered computer designer & an innovative engineer passed away at the age of 103. Spielberg and Charles Propster designed the GE-225 mainframe computer in the late 1950s while working for General Electric. The machine allowed computer scientists at Dartmouth College to develop the programming language BASIC, which would be essential to the rise of personal computers in the 1970s and ‘80s.

Highlights

Spielberg helped to develop the 1st point-of-sale computerised cash register, it is regarded as his greatest contribution.


5. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launches mobile App for NCC training

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched the Directorate General National Cadet Corps (DGNCC) Mobile Training App here on (August 26, 2020). The App will assist in conducting countrywide online training of NCC cadets.

Highlights

Motto – Unity and Discipline

Founder – Government of the United Kingdom


6. Marieke Lucas Rijneveld wins International Booker for The Discomfort of Evening

The 29-year-old Dutch author Marieke Lucas Rijneveld has become the youngest author ever to win the International Booker prize, taking the award for their “visceral and virtuosic” debut novel, The Discomfort of Evening.


7. Delhi Govt launched ‘Healthy Body, Healthy Mind’ fitness campaign

Delhi Government has launched the Fitness Campaign “Healthy Body, Healthy Mind” fitness campaign, for the students who are confined in their homes because of the lockdown imposed on Schools and colleges due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Highlights

Chief Minister of Delhi – Arvind Kejriwal

Governor of Delhi – Anil Baijal


8. VSSUT first to set up Space Innovation-cum-Incubation Centre with ISRO

The Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT), Burla in Odisha’s Sambalpur district became the first University in the country to set up a Space Innovation-cum-Incubation Centre with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), a statement from the government of Odisha said.

Highlights

ISRO Chief – K Sivan


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