1)MANIPUR CM INAUGURATES TWO FAST TRACK COURTS;
- For speedy disposal of rape and POSCO related cases, two fast track courts located in Uripok and Lamphelpat areas in manipurs state capital have been inaugurated.
- The formal inauguration of the courts was attended by the state CM N. Biren Singh.
- Such FTC's have been set up to tackle cases related to crime against women in the state.
2)CAPT AMARINDER LAUNCHES 'PRIDE OF PUNJAB';
- Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has launched a collaborative "Pride of Punjab" programme asca partnership between the Department of Youth Services and Sports of Yuwaah.
- It is a joint initiative of UNICEF, other UN agencies, civil society organization and the private sector.
Did you Know?
It aimed at enabling the best opportunities for punjab youth people.
3)ONLINE PATRIOTIC FILM FESTIVAL BEGINS ;
- National Film Development Corporation is organising a first of its kind Online Patriotic Film Festival.
- The festival is a part of the Independence Day celebrations by the ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
- The festival began on aug 7 to 21 august 2020.
4)NEW PLANT SPECIES GETS A PIONEER'S NAME;
- A new plant species of rhe gemus Ardisia has been spotted in the biodiversity rich western ghats.
- Scientists have named it "Ardisia Ramaswami "after MS. Ramaswamy, who, with C. Calder and V. Narayanaswani, listed species not mentioned in J. D Hookers flora of British India.
Did You Know?
Ardisia Ramaswamy (family primulaceae) is a small tree which grows to a height of about six metres.
5)WITF APPOINTS SURESH RAINA AS BRAND AMBASSADOR ;
- Fantasy sports gaming platform WTF sports has appointed cricketers Harmanpreet Kaur and Suresh Raina as its brand ambassador.
- Raina is also joining the brand as a strategic partner.
- The app currently hosts three major sports, multiple playing modes, and contests.
6)GIRISH CHANDRA MURMUR TO BE A NEW CAG OF INDIA ;
- Former Lieutenant gov of J&K G C.Murmur will be the next Comptroller &Auditor General of India.
- Murmur, a 1985 batch IAS officer of Gujarat Cadre will succeed Rajiv mehrishi who completes his term on aug 8, 2020.
- He was appointed as the first LG of J&K after the formation of new UT.
7)NATIONAL HANDLOOM DAY :7 AUGUST ;
- The National Handloom Day is observed annually on 7 july to honour the handloom weavers in the country and also highlight the handloom industry.
- Thr day seeks to highlight the contribution of the handloom to the Socio -economic development of the country and increase the income of the weavers.
Did You Know?
The union gov had declared 7 August as the National Handloom Day in July 2015.
8)COUNTRY'S FIRST KISAN SPECIAL PARCEL TRAIN ;
- The country's first kisan special parcel train or kisan rail started from 7 august.
- It transported material between Maharashtra's Devlali and Bihar's Danapur Railway Station.
- The kisan railway carry fruits and vegetables and will stoppages at several stations and pick -up and deliver them.