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National

Satya Pal Malik appointed Meghalaya Governor

New Delhi: Satya Pal Malik was transferred as Governor of Meghalaya, replacing Tathagata Roy who completed his five-year tenure on the gubernatorial post.

 

Maha:Height curbs, raw material shortage hit Ganesh idol trade

Ganesh idol makers, whose businesses used to thrive ahead of the annual Ganpati festival in Maharashtra, are facing tough times this year due to restrictions on the height of idols and difficulty in procurement of raw material amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

UP CM gives nod to set up property damage claim tribunals in Meerut, Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has approved setting up property damage claim tribunals in Meerut and Lucknow, an official spokesperson said.

 

International

Trump has elevated ties with India in ways not seen under any other US prez: White House

Washington: US President Donald Trump has elevated America''s ties with India and solidified the growing partnership between the two countries in ways not seen in any previous administrations, the White House has said.

 

WHO sounds virus alarm for Western Pacific

The World Health Organisation said countries in the Western Pacific - a vast region comprising nearly 1.9 billion people - have entered a new phase of coronavirus pandemic response and urged regional governments to continue to promote behaviour that protects community health.

 

Virus clusters erupt at US universities as semester begins

From the dorms at North Carolina to the halls of Notre Dame, officials at universities around the US scrambled on Monday to deal with new COVID-19 clusters at the start of the fall semester, some of them linked to off-campus parties and packed clubs.

 

Strong earthquake jolts central Philippines, houses damaged

A powerful earthquake struck a central Philippine region on Tuesday, trapping a family in a collapsed house, damaging other houses, low-slung buildings and a seaport and prompting people to dash outdoors for safety.

 

Business

Rupee surges 11 paise to 74.77 against US dollar in early trade

Mumbai: The rupee surged 11 paise to 74.77 against the US dollar in opening trade tracking positive domestic equities and weak American currency.

 

Sensex rises over 200 pts in early trade; Nifty tops 11,300

Domestic equity benchmark Sensex jumped over 200 points in early trade on Tuesday tracking gains in index-heavyweights Reliance Industries, ICICI Bank and Infosys amid sustained foreign fund inflow.

 

Sports

Pakistan cricket fraternity salutes Dhoni for an impactful career

Karachi: The Pakistan cricket community hailed Mahendra Singh Dhoni in one voice, calling him one of greatest captains that India produced and the one, who impacted the game in his own way.

 

Slams, not dunks: WWE replaces the NBA at one Florida arena

Pro wrestling is replacing pro basketball at the Florida arena that is home to the Orlando Magic, at least for the time being amid the coronavirus outbreak.

 

National Sports Awards likely to be held virtually due to COVID-19 pandemic

In a first, this year''s National Sports Awards ceremony is likely to be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with all the winners logging in from their respective places to hear their names being announced on August 29.

 

Barcelona fires coach Seti n 3 days after 8-2 loss to Bayern

Barcelona fired coach Quique Seti n, three days after the team''s humiliating 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals of the Champions League, the first step in what it said would be a wide-ranging restructuring" of the club.

 

GK snap shot on 18 August 2020
 

1              PM Narendra Modi delivered its 7th consecutive speech on 74th Independence Day; Announced Launch of New Projects

2              MP CM: Gwalior Chambal Expressway will be Named Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Chambal Progressway

3              Indian Railways Constructing World’s Tallest Pier Bridge Across River Ijai in Manipur

4              M/o SJ&E R Launched ‘Nasha-Mukt Bharat’ Campaign; National Institute of Social Defence Building Inaugurated in New Delhi

5              Union Minister Nitin Gadkari lays foundation stone for 13 highway projects in Manipur among other measures for the NE states

 

6              UK Launched £1.5 million Fund for India to Tackle Covid-19 Challenges & Climate Change

7              India Post Issued 5 Commemorative Postage Stamps and 1 Miniature Sheet on UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India-III

8              Piyush Goyal Virtually Inaugurated 4th edition of NPPC 2020: Digital Exhibitions and Conferences

9              PNB Launched ‘DIGITAL APNAYEN’, a Campaign to Promote Digital Banking

10           Google Partners with CWC of India for Flood Forecasting Initiatives

 

11           AAIB forms 5 Member Panel Headed by Captain S S Chahar to Investigate the Kozhikode Plane Crash

12           AIFF and SAI Jointly Launched “E-pathshala” a Web Platform to Promote Football

13           Astronomers Found SPT0418-47, a Look-alike of the Milky Way at 12 Billion Light Years Away

14           Indian Cricketers MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina retire from international cricket

15           Lewis Hamilton Claims Record 156th Podium Finish with Win at Spanish GP

 

16           Arjuna awardee, UP Cabinet Minister and  Former Indian Cricketer Chetan Chauhan Passed Away at 73 Due to COVID-19

17           Actor Sharon Stone’s Memoir “The Beauty of Living Twice” to Release in March 2021

18           Ex-Air Vice Marshal Arjun Subramaniam Authored a New book titled, “Full Spectrum: India’s Wars, 1972-2020″

19           Chhattisgarh Govt  Launched ‘Padhai Tuhar Para’ scheme for school students

20           Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio launches ‘Yellow Chain’ e-commerce platform on Independence day 2020

21           Meghalaya CM Launched Restart Meghalaya Mission Worth Rs. 14,515 Crore to Revive Activities Stalled due to COVID-19

22           Fit India Freedom Run launched : Kiren Rijiju

23           AYUSH Ministry launches campaign “Ayush for Immunity”


LAST MONTHS G.K.

January 22 : 18, 18, 01

December 21 : 30, 29, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 22, 21, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 08, 07, 06, 06, 04, 03, 02, 01

November 21 : 20, 18, 18, 18, 17, 17, 11, 10, 09, 09, 08, 06, 03, 02, 01

October 21 : 24, 23, 21, 20, 19, 18, 16, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 08, 08, 07, 06, 04, 01

September 21 : 07, 04, 03, 02, 01

August 21 : 11, 10

July 21 : 10, 10, 09, 09, 08, 06, 05, 03, 02, 01

June 21 : 08, 07, 07, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

May 21 : 29, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 20, 19, 18, 17, 17, 14, 13, 11, 10, 10, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 01

April 21 : 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 10, 09, 08, 08, 07, 05, 03, 02, 01

March 21 : 18, 17, 16, 15, 13, 12, 10, 10, 09, 08, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

February 21 : 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 15, 13, 12, 12, 11, 10, 08, 06, 03, 01

January 21 : 27, 25, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 16, 15, 14, 12, 11, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05

December 20 : 30, 29, 28, 24, 21, 18, 17, 15, 11, 07, 03, 01

November 20 : 24, 20, 19, 18, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02

October 20 : 31, 30, 29, 29, 27, 26, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 15, 14, 13, 12, 10, 09, 08, 08, 07, 06, 06, 03, 02, 01

September 20 : 30, 29, 29, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 12, 11, 10, 09, 09, 08, 07, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

August 20 : 31, 29, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 10, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 01

July 20 : 31, 30, 29, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 18, 17, 14, 13, 10, 09, 09, 08, 07, 06, 04, 03, 02, 01

June 20 : 30, 27, 26, 24, 23, 22, 20, 19, 18, 18, 17, 16, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

May 20 : 30, 29, 28, 26, 25, 23, 22, 22, 22, 22, 22, 16, 14, 13, 11, 09, 08, 07, 07, 05, 04, 02, 01

April 20 : 30, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 07, 07, 04, 03, 02, 01

March 20 : 31, 27, 26, 25, 24, 22, 21, 19, 18, 17, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 09, 07, 06, 05, 04, 04, 03, 02

February 20 : 29, 28, 28, 26, 25, 24, 21, 20, 19, 18, 11

January 20 : 13