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Current Affairs Date: 23 August 2020

Award:
  • Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt of India awarded Army Sports Institute, Pune with “Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar 2020”.
  • On 23 Aug 2020, South Africa’s all-rounder Jacques Kallis, Australian World Cup-winning all-rounder Lisa Sthalekar, Batsman Zaheer Abbas from Pakistan inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame.
  • A Navratna – Government of India Enterprise, NLC India Limited wins “Swachhta Hi Seva” (cleanliness is service) 2019 award. NLCIL got award for transforming Neyveli township into a plastic-free, clean and green campus.
Conference:
  • On 19 and 20 Aug, “5th world conference of speakers of parliament” was organized jointly by Inter-Parliamentary Union, Geneva and Parliament of Austria with support of UN. From Indian Side Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla attended via video conferencing.
International:
  • On 23 Aug 2020, China successfully launched a new optical remote-sensing satellite Gaofen-9 05 by a Long March-2D carrier rocket. Satellite launched from its Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China. A multifunctional test satellite and another satellite Tiantuo-5 were also launched via the rocket.
  • On 23 Aug 2020, Mount Sinabung erupts in western Indonesia & spewed volcanic ash into the air.
Others:
  • Rohit Sharma is new brand ambassador of the Sports eyewear brand Oakley.
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