1)ALKEM LABS LAUNCHES ALFLUENZA ;
- Alkem Laboratories has launched Favipiravir for the treatment of COVID -19 patients under the brand name'Alfluenza'.
- Favipiravir is approved by the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) for restricted emergency use.
2)MANOJ SINHA :NEW LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF J&K;
- President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Manoj Sinha as the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir.
- He accepted the resignation of Girish Chandra Murmu as Lieutenant Governor of J&K.
Did You Know?
Mr. Murmu, a 1985 batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre was aappointed as the LG in oct 2019.
3)10 ACRE FOOD PARK TO BE SET UP AT VADASANTHOOR;
- Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi Palaniswamy announced that a food park will soon be set up in 10 acre premises at Vadasanthoor in Dindigal district, TN.
- The CM also declared to open a vegetables market setup at a cost of Rs.10 crore near Dindigal.
4)SWACHH BHARAT KRANTI BOOK LAUNCHED;
- The book 'The Swachh Bharat Revolution 'edited by Parameswaran Iyer has been translated into Hindi and published as the 'Swachh Bharat Kranti '.
- The book was officially launched by Union Minister of Jal Shakthi, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, and Union Minister of Textiles and Women &Child Development Smriti Irani in New Delhi.
5)SUMIT NAGAL RECEIVES DIRECT ENTRY INTO US OPEN ;
- Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal has been handed a direct entry into US open singles main draw after several to stars pulled out to the grand slam.
- The event is scheduled to take place in the flushing meadows, from august 31.
Did You Know?
Nagal is the only Indian who received direct entry into the singles main draw after the COVID pandemic hit US open this year.
6)BANGAS AWAAM MELA HELD IN HANDWARA;
- Locals in Handwara town celebrated in the first year of abrogation on Article 370 by organising a two day festival Bangas Awaam Mela.
- The Annual festival saw the participation of hundreds of Gujjars, Bakarqals and other Kashmiri sightseers from Kupwara, Tangdhar and Handwara.
Did You Know?
The mela was conducted over 2 days commencing on aug 3 with the grand finale on aug 4.
7)EOIN MORGAN :INT. CAPTAIN WITH MOST SIXES;
- England skipper Eoin Morgan bettered former Indian captain MS Dhoni's tally of 211 sixes to become the skipper with most sixes ib International Cricket.
- He aachieved the feet when he scored the first of his four sixes against Ireland during the final ODI of the three match series at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.
8)FIRST BLACK AIR FORCE CHIEF OF US;
- President Donald Trump hosted the swearing in of the first black chief of staff of the air force, General Charles Q Brown on 4 August.
- Vice president Mike Prnce, administered the oath of office to Brown, who was confirmed by the senate in june 2020 in a 98-0 vote.
- David L Goldfein was serving as the Air Force Chief before him.