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August 2018 Current Affairs presents you latest current affairs news of August 2020 related to politics, sports, culture, science, awards, person in news, etc. Monthly edition of our current affairs carries important news and events happening in India and around the world. These current affairs are important for competitive examinations such as SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC CPO, Banking, CDS, NDA, LIC, PSC, MAT, CAT, Railways, etc.

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India emerged joint winner of the International Chess Olympiad along with which country? Russia
On which date Rafale fighter jets will be formally inducted into the Indian Air Force by Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh? September 10, 2020
National Sports Awards 2020 was hosted on? August 29, 2020
Who won Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for contribution in Cricket? Rohit Sharma
Who won Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for contribution in Para Athletics? Mariyappan Thangavelu
Who won Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for contribution in Table Tennis? Manika Batra
Who won Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for contribution in Wrestling? Vinesh Phogat
Who won Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for contribution in Hockey? Rani Rampal
Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana completed how many years on August 28, 2020? 6 years
Which state's assembly has passed a resolution to bring the state under the Sixth Schedule of the Indian Constitution? Arunachal Pradesh
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) launched a new forum on Artificial Intelligence. Name the Managing Director of IBM (India and South Asia) who will chair this forum? Sandip Patel
Which state topped Niti Aayog's Export Preparedness Index 2020? Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu came at second and third place respectively. Gujarat
Which Union Territory performed the best in the Niti Aayog's Export Preparedness Index 2020? Goa and Chandigarh came at second and third place respectively. Delhi
The central government will sell how much stake in state-run aerospace and defence company Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL)? 15 per cent
Who has replaced Ashok Lavasa as the new Election Commissioner of India? Rajiv Kumar
Who has been appointed as the new Governor of Meghalaya replacing Tathagata Roy? Satya Pal Malik
Chandrayaan- 2 recently captured an image of a crater on Moon. ISRO has named the crater after which Indian astrophysicist? Vikram Sarabhai
Who on August 18, 2020 won IPL 2020 title sponsorship bid for Rs 222 crores outbidding Tata Sons and educational platforms Byju's and Unacademy? Dream11
Which state will be the first one in India to offer government jobs based on the Common Eligibility Test (CET) score? Madhya Pradesh
Which short film directed by Abhijit Paul won the first prize in the online short film contest organised by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry along with National Film Development Corporation (NFDC)? Am I
Which state has launched the 'Indira Rasoi Yojana' in order to provide quality nutritious food to poor people at just Rs. 8? Rajasthan
Name the former Prime Minister of India whose birth anniversary was observed on August 20th? Rajiv Gandhi
Which city was ranked at the top in the Swachh Survekshan 2020 rankings list for the fourth consecutive time? Indore
Which town was adjudged as the cleanest town on the banks of river Ganga in Swachh Survekshan 2020 rankings? Varanasi
Which company has acquired a majority equity stake in 'Netmeds' for Rs 620 crores approximately? Reliance Retail
Who took oath as the new Governor of Goa on August 19, 2020? Bhagat Singh Koshyari
Name the Indian cricketer and a former captain who announced retirement on August 15, 2020? Under his captaincy, India won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, the 2010 and 2016 Asia Cups, the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Which institute has retained its top rank in the list of top innovative educational institutes in India for the second consecutive year? IIT Madras
Name the former Indian Prime Minister whose second death anniversary was observed on August 16, 2020? Atal Bihari Vajpayee
A 2,300 km long Optical Fibre Cable was inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi on 10th August. It will connect Chennai with which union territory? Andaman and Nicobar Islands
78th anniversary of Quit India Day was observed on? August 8th
Which state/UT will host the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) that will be held in November 2020? Goa
Name the renowned poet who passed away on August 11, 2020? He was a poet and lyricist in Urdu language? Rahat Indori
Who assumed office as the new Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG) on 8th August 2020? Girish Chandra Murmu
On which day National Handloom Day was observed across India? August 7
Who has been appointed as the new Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory on August 7, 2020? Manoj Sinha
Name the senior CPI(M) trade union leader and former state Transport Minister of West Bengal who passed away in Kolkata on August 6, 2020 at the age of 76? Shyamal Chakraborty
India's first Kisan Special Parcel Train or Kisan Rail will start from August 7 and will transport materials between Maharashtra and ________. Bihar
Name the veteran Congress leader and former Chief Minister of Maharashtra who passed away on August 5, 2020 at the age of 89? S P Nilangekar
Name the Indian classical vocalist of Mewati gharana and recipient of Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award who passed away on 17 August 2020 in New Jersey, USA Pandit Jasraj
Name the place in Kerala where a plane of Air India crashed resulting in death of hundreds of people? Kozhikode
Name the former Indian cricketer and Minster of Youth and Sports of Uttar Pradesh who passed away on August 16, 2020? Chetan Chauhan
Name the two villages in Odisha which have been declared as Tsunami Ready by Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO? Venkatraipur (Ganjam) and Noliasahi (Jagatsinghpur)
Name the place in Himachal Pradesh where the foundation stone of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) was laid by Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal? Sirmaur
Name the former Samajwadi leader and Rajya Sabha member who passed away on August 01, 2020? Amar Singh


Hollywood star Chadwick Boseman passed away on August 28 after a long battle with colon cancer. Name the movie he is best known for? Black Panther
Which country set a record for the world's highest single-day spike in coronavirus cases by reporting 80,092 fresh COVID-19 cases on August 30, 2020 India
Prime Minister of which country has resigned due to worsening health condition? Japan
Who has become the first bowler to take 500 wickets in T20 cricket? Dwayne Bravo
Kevin Mayer stepped down as CEO of which company on August 26, 2020? TikTok
Name the CEO of Amazon who on August 26, 2020, became the first person in the world to hit a net worth of $200 billion? Jeff Bezos
Which continent has been declared free of polio by the World Health Organisation (WHO)? Africa
When was Mother Teresa’s 110th birth anniversary observed across the world? August 26, 2020
Who has become the first-ever fast bowler to take 600 Test wickets? James Anderson
With 800 wickets who is the highest wicket-taker in Test Cricket? Muttiah Muralitharan
Which country won its first-ever gold in the Mental Calculation World Championship at Mind Sports Olympiad 2020? India
Which country's state oil company has suspended its USD 10 billion worth China oil refinery project? Saudi Arabia
Which country has discovered the biggest-ever natural gas reserve (320 billion cubic meters) in the Black Sea? Turkey
Which state's government has launched India's longest ropeway over Brahmaputra river? Assam
Which country ranked first in the number of organic farmers and ninth in terms of area under organic farming? India
Google has warned which country's citizens of the possibility of losing their access to free search services? Australia
On which day World Humanitarian Day was observed across the world? August 19
What is the name of Russia's first COVID-19 vaccine which was named after the world's first satellite? Sputnik V
United States brokered a historic peace agreement between Israel and which country on August 13, 2020? UAE
Which country has ended its loan and oil supply to Pakistan, ending the decades-long friendship between the two countries? Saudi Arabia
On which date International Youth Day was observed across the world? August 12
On which day World Elephant Day was observed across the world? August 12
Prime Minister of which country has resigned amid public outrage over Beirut blast which caused massive destruction and led to the loss of many lives? Lebanon
Which country will host ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021? India
On which date Japan observed the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bomb attack? August 6
Which country has become the first in the Arab world to produce nuclear energy? United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Which country has banned transactions with TikTok owner Bytedance and WeChat's parent firm Tencent? USA
Name the Nobel Peace Prize winner and a prominent politician of Northern Ireland who passed away on August 3, 2020? John Hume

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