Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Current Affairs August 2020 Current Affairs Today - 18th August

1. Former India captain and two-time World Cup winner, Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday (August 15). Dhoni led India through its most successful era and has won the world cup in two different formats - T20 WC and ODI World Cup. In which years these World Cup were won by India?

2011, 2007
2007, 2011
2007, 2015
2009, 2011
2. The ambitious National Digital Health Mission (NDHM), unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, under which every Indian will get a health ID that will ease access to medical services has been rolled out on a pilot mode in how many union territories?
3. In the 4th meeting of BRICS Anti-Drug Working Group held through video conferencing on 16th August 2020, communiqué was adopted reaffirming the commitment of 5 member states to international anti-drug conventions. India has called for nodal points to enable real-time information sharing among BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China & South Africa). The meeting was focused on the misuse of ________ and other advanced technologies for drug trafficking.
4. Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced that the ___________ Expressway will be named Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Chambal Progressway on Atal Bihari Vajpayee's second death anniversary on 16th August 2020.
5. Padma Vibhushan Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj, one of the greatest exponents of Indian Classical Music, passed away in the US on 17th August 2020 at the age of 90. Pandit Jasraj was an Indian classical vocalist. He belonged to which gharana (In Dhrupad and Hindustani music, a gharana is a system of social organization in the Indian subcontinent, linking musicians or dancers by lineage or apprenticeship, and by adherence to a particular musical style)?

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