Current Affairs Digest (CAD)-August 2020 by IAS Abhiyan

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INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
1. Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI)
2. "Kavkaz 2020"
3. ASEAN-India Economic Ministers’ Consultations
4. India and Vietnam
5. Pakistan and Saudi Arabia
6. India and Maldives
7. Union Peace Accord III
8. India and Nepal
9. Bangladesh and China
10. Israel and the United Arab Emirates
11. J&K issue at Security Council
12. H1-B Visa Holders
13. UK-India Innovation Challenge Fund

CONSTITUTION, POLITY, GOVERNANCE & SOCIAL SECTOR
1. 103rd Constitution Amendment of 2019
2. UN Principles for People with Disabilities
3. Common Electoral Roll
4. National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions Act
5. Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY)
6. Transaction of Business of J &K Govt.
7. SC/ST categorization
8. Export Preparedness Index (EPI) 2020
9. Draft Health Data Management Policy
10. National Council for Transgender Persons
11. National Food Security Act 2013
12. Electoral Bonds
13. Election Commissioner
14. Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal project
15. Contempt of Court
16. PM-CARES fund
17. Minimum age of marriage for women
18. Equal Right for Daughters
19. Sixth Schedule of Indian Constitution
20. Convention No. 182
21. Clause 6 of Assam Accord
22. Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) & Demographic Dividend
23. Student Entrepreneurship Programme (SEP 2.0)
24. Delhi's EV policy
25. New Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG)
26. Mandal Commission
27. Bru Community
28. Impact of Covid-19 on Children
29. Africa declared free of wild polio in 'milestone'
30. Education and COVID-19 - UNICEF DATA
31. Parliamentary Committees
32. Thalassemia Screening and Counselling Centre
33. Parivar Pehchan Patra
34. Rules of Origin
35. The Remote Learning Reachability report

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
1. Shetrunji and Bhadar Dam
2. National Recruitment Agency (NRA)
3. Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium (DSGE) Model
4. McKinsey report
5. Partial Credit Guarantee Programme
6. Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyna Yojna
7. Participatory Note
8. National Strategy for Financial Education (NSFE)
9. Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy Report
10. Bhadbhut project
11. Partial Credit Guarantee Scheme (PCGS) 2.0
12. 'Transparent Taxation - Honouring the Honest
13. Submarine cable connectivity
14. Sahakar Cooptube NCDC Channel
15. Sustainable Finance Collaborative
16. Contingency Fund
17. Agriculture Infrastructure Fund
18. High Level Group (HLEG) on Agricultural Exports

BIODIVERSITY & ENVIRONMENT
1. Association of renewable energy agencies of states (areas)
2. Nationally determined contributions (ndc)–transport initiative for asia (tia)
3. Hurricane laura
4. Aboriginal tribes of andaman and nicobar
5. National clean air programme (ncap)
6. India’s longest river ropeway
7. ‘harit path'
8. Indian bison or gaur
9. Swachh survekshan 2020
10. Organic farming in india
11. Plastic pollution
12. Death valley
13. First world solar technology summit
14. Bioethanol in petrol
15. Mv wakashio oil spill
16. Seed bomb
17. Hornbill
18. World biofuel day
19. Sunspots
20. Eravikulam national park (enp)
21. Food system vision 2050 prize
22. Tsunami ready programme
23. Beirut explosion
24. Pokkali rice
25. Conservation of dhole
26. Agatti island
27. Alliance to end plastic waste
28. Traffic study on leopard
29. Rakhis tied to trees in aravalis
30. How the tiger can regain its stripes?
31. Dragonfly festival
32. State pollution control boards
33. Trifood project
34. Barn owl
35. The pantanal
36. Fujiwhara effect
37. Santa ana winds
38. Somali sengi
39. Mousuni island
40. Zebra stripes
41. Pumas
42. Chemosynthesis
43. Reintroduction of cheetahs
44. New species in galapagos
45. Ntpc’s fly ash transfer
46. Project lion and project dolphin
47. European pine marten
48. Microplastics increasing in the maldives
49. Tanystropheus
50. Tabletop runways
51. Twighopper’ or pygmy grasshopper
52. World’s richest island flora
53. Milne ice shelf
54. Seagrass
55. Perseids meteor shower
56. Asian honey bees
57. Envistats india 2020
58. Kumaun himalaya
59. Centrosaurus
60. Nilgiri ecosystem
61. Hoolock gibbons
62. Oldest alpine flora
63. Forest owlet
64. Dingoes
65. Tigers captured by camera traps in western thailand

66. Event 142
67. Mangrove ecosystem in western indian ocean

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
1. Wolbachia
2. E-sims
3. Electronic ppo in digi locker
4. Asteroid 2018vp1
5. Dwarf galaxy
6. Audfs01
7. Super apps
8. Open api service
9. Skin conformal tattoo sensor
10. Flavonoids molecules
11. Atal ranking of institutions on innovation achievements (ariia) 2020
12. Black boxes on aircraft
13. Digital quality of life (dql) index 2020
14. Electromagnetic interference (emi)
15. Dhanwantari rath
16. Swadeshi microprocessor challenge
17. Green corridor: organ donation
18. Saliva direct
19. Dwarf planet ceres
20. Sputnik v
21. ‘esanjeevani’ and ‘esanjeevaniopd’
22. Schizophrenia
23. Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome
24. Ars-cov-2 sarbecovirus
25. Endeavour-space x dragon
26. Electronic vaccine intelligence network (evin)
27. Time capsules
28. Bharat air fibre services
29. Aspirin nanorods
30. Beidou-3 navigation satellite system (bds)
31. Chunauti
32. Spacex’s sn5 starship
33. Sarabhai crater
34. Smog tower
35. “the toxic truth: children’s exposure to lead pollution”
36. Oral nanomedicine
37. Ninja uavs
38. Seed germination
39. Shadesmart & radiant cooling technologies
40. Radx initiative
41. Geostationary operational environmental satellite 17

SECURITY: INTERNAL & EXTERNAL
1. Defence Production and Export Promotion Policy 2020
2. SRIJAN Portal

HISTORY, ART & CULTURAL HERITAGE
1. Mahatma Ayyankali
2. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
3. World Urdu Conference 2020
4. Pulikkali Folk Art
5. Chora Church
6. Namath Basai
7. Lingaraj Temple
8. Pandit Jasraj
9. Quit India movement
10. Acharya Vinoba Bhave
11. Extinction Threat of Tribal Languages
12. Folk Dances
13. Cultural heritage of Hyderabad
14. Museums for Tribal Freedom Fighters
15. Nagara Architecture of Ayodhya
16. How did India get its national flag?

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