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Current Affairs Date: 08 August 2020

  • Prime Narendra Modi launched a week-long garbage free India campaign in the run up to Independence Day on 08 Aug 2020. The “Gandagi Mukt Bharat” drive will begins on 08 August 2020.
    PM Modi launched an interactive experience centre “Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra” on the Swachh Bharat Mission at the Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti at Rajghat.
  • The Tamil Nadu Weavers’ Cooperative (Co-optex), has launched a Handloom Cafe in Egmore, chennai to mark National Handloom Day on 07 Aug 2020.
  • Lewis Hamilton wins “Formula 1 Pirelli British Grand Prix 2020” 02 August 2020. Race takes place over Silverstone Circuit of 52 laps of the 5.891-kilometre.
  • Air India Express flight IX-1344 who flew from Dubai, crashlanded at Kerala Kozhikode airport on 08 Aug 2020 evening. In flight 190 people onboard, in which 18 died including pilot-in-command Captain Deepak Sathe and his co-pilot Akhilesh Kumar. Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri announced an interim relief of Rs 10 lakh to the kin of the deceased, Rs 2 lakh for the seriously injured and Rs 50,000 for those who sustained minor injuries.
  • Kotak Mahindra Bank launched special two month campaign “Kona Kona Umeed“. During this campaign bank provides contactless banking, best-in-class products & 100+ exciting offers.
  • Ex-Union home secretary Ram D Pradhan died on 31 July 2020. He was 92. He also served as chief secretary of Maharashtra and the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel will inaugurate Shaheed Mahendra Karma Tendupatta Sangrahak Samajik Suraksha Yojana. Under this scheme financial support will be given to tendupatta labourer family in case of death or disability of head of family.