1)ADANI GAS INDUCTS SECOND MEMBER ON BOARD;
- Adani gas has inducted on its board total SA's India renewable energy and power head on the board.
- Total had acquired a 37.4% stake in Adani gas to jointly expand downstream energy business in India.
- Jose Ignacio sanz saiz, vice president at total India for gas, renewable and power will be on the board.
2)PENTAGON AWARDS ULA AND SPACE X $653 MILLION ;
- The US airforce has awarded United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Elon Musk's space x $653 million in combined military launch contracts under the pentagons next generation, multi billion dollar launch capability program.
- The contracts are for launch service orders begining in 2022.
- ULA will receive a contract for approximately 60% while musks space x will receive approximately 40%.
3)BCCI SUSPENDEDS TITLE SPONSORSHIP DEAL WITH VIVO;
- The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has suspended the title sponsorship deal with chinese mobile phone company Vivo for the upcoming edition of IPL.
- Vivo will not be associated with the IPL for 2020.
- Vivo had won the IPL title sponsorship for the five years from 2018 to 2022 for a reported sum of 2190 crore.
4)SUBMARINE OFC TO BE INAUGURATED ;
- PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate and dedicate the submarine Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) connecting Chennai and Port Blair to the nation on 10 August.
- It will enable the delivery of faster and more reliable mobile and landline telecom services.
5)RASHTRIYA SWACHHATA KENDRA INAUGURATED;
- PM Narendra Modi inaugurated Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra, an interactive experience centre on the Swachh Bharat Mission, on 8 August.
- A tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, the Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra was first announced by PM on 10 April 2017.
6)78th ANNIVERSARY OF QUIT INDIA MOVEMENT ;
- The Quit India Movement was launched at the Bombay Session of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) by Mahatma Gandhi on Aug 8, 1942.
- In 2020, India celebrated the 78th anniversary.
Did You Know?
Gandhi delivered his famous 'Do or Die ' speech during this movement.
7)PROF. PRADEEP KUMAR JOSHI :UPSC CHAIRMAN ;
- Prof. Pradeep Kumar joshi has been appointed as the chairman of the Union Public Service Commission.
- UPSC conducts civil service examination, to select India's bureaucrats and diplomats among others.
8)TAWAZUN TO BUILD SATELLITE CENTRE WITH AIRBUS;
- Abu Dhabi state defence and security entity Tawazun will build a satellite assembly,integration and testing centre with Airbus in UAE'S Oasis city of AL Ain.
- The centre also intends to manufacture components for small to medium, sized communication, Navigation and hyperspectral satellites weighing between 50 to 250 kg.