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Current Affairs Date: 06 August 2020

  • The Centre will introduce its “Pilot Kisan Rail“.This is a “special parcel train” for carrying perishable commodities (carrying vegetables and fruits). The train will be flagged off via video conferencing by Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Rural Development and Panchyati Raj, Narendra Singh Tomar and Minister of Railways and Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal. The train will be run on a weekly basis from Devlali in Maharashtra to Danapur in Bihar on 7th August.
  • After the resignation of Lieutenant Governor of J&k GC Murmu, Manoj Sinha became the newly appointed Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • TikTok has a plans to build a $500m (£375m) data centre in Ireland. This will be the first European Data Centre.
  • Indian community gathered to celebrate the “bhoomi poojan” in New york, The image of Lord Ram, Temple to be built in ayodhya and Indian Tricolor was displayed on the LED screen of The Times Square in the New york city on 05 aug 2020.
  • BCCI Board and VIVO have decided to suspend Sponsorship for IPL 2020 on 06 Aug 2020.  In UAE, IPL will be held from 19 Sep to 10 Nov.
  • Byju’s has acquired Mumbai-based education technology (edtech) start-up WhiteHat Jr in an all-cash deal worth $300 million.
  • Journalist and author Yatish Yadav’s new book “RAW: A History of India’s Covert Operations” unveiled. This will narrates the heroic covert operations carried by India’s external spy agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).
  •  TRS MLA in Telangana Solipeta Ramalinga Reddy died on 06 Aug 2020 Due to Heart Attack. He was 59.
  • Chairman and managing director of Vaidyaratnam Group, Ashtavaidyan E T Narayanan Mooss, passed away at Thaikkattussery on 05 Aug 2020. He was 87.
  • Delhi-based writer and activist “Sadia Dehlvi” has passed away on 05 Aug 2020 due to cancer disease. She was 63. Sadia, who hailed from the royal ‘Shama’ family. She edited “Bano” an Urdu women’s journal.
  • Novelist Shirley Ann Grau, died on 03 Aug 2020. She was 91. She was born on July 8, 1929, in New Orleans. She won the 1965 “Pulitzer Prize for fiction” for her fourth book, The Keepers of the House.
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