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We are here for you to deliver the imperative Recent and Latest Daily Current Affairs 20 August 2020, which have exclusive informs of Latest Current Affairs 2020 events from all newspapers such as The EconomicTimesPIBThe HinduTimes of India, PTI, Business Standard, Indian Express, and all Government official websites.

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1. Who has won the Spanish Grand Prix Formula One Race 2020 –
Lewis Hamilton

Explanation:
ü won the Spanish Grand Prix on 16 August.
ü Which is his 88th win in his Formula One career.
ü With this victory, Hamilton leads the drivers' points table by 37 points.
ü Hamilton of Mercedes beat second-placed Max Verstappen by a big margin of 24 seconds. Verstappen has managed to make it to the podium eight times in the last nine races. Valteri Bottas finished third.

2. Chetan Chauhan, cabinet minister of UP government, died on 16 August 2020, he was a famous sportsman of the game –
Cricket.

Explanation:
ü He was (73) years old, he has the Department of Military Welfare, Home Guards, PRD, and Civil Security in UP Government Were.
ü Has also been a Lok Sabha MP twice.
ü So far, two UP ministers have been killed from Corona.
ü On August 2, Minister Kamala Rani Varun also passed away due to Corona.
ü Chetan Chauhan scored 2084 runs in 40 Tests.
ü The opening duo of Chetan Chauhan and Sunil Gavaskar was a huge success in the 1970s.

3. Chandrayaan-2 Arbiter took pictures of craters (burrows) on the Moon on 12 August, what ISRO has named this crater –
Vikram Sarabhai

Explanation:
ü Crater is named after Vikram Sarabhai, the father of the Indian space program.
ü Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, Jitendra Singh said that Sarabhai's birth centenary year was completed on August 12, and it is a tribute to the scientist.
ü A 3D photograph of the Sarabhai crater shows that it is about 1.7 kilometers deep from the raised edge. Chandrayaan-2 was launched on July 22, 2019.
ü However its lander Vikram had a hard landing on the lunar surface on 7 September. India's dream of becoming the first country to make a soft landing on the lunar surface in the first attempt was not realized then.
ü But now the mission's orbiter is working properly and sending data.


4. After which the Madhya Pradesh government has announced the name of Chambal Progress Way –
Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Explanation:
ü Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan announced the name of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Chambal Progress Way on August 16, the second death anniversary of Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
ü Earlier it was called Chambal Express Way.
ü It was changed to Chambal Progressive Way and now renamed Atal Bihari Vajpayee Progressive Way.
ü It will pass through Madhya Pradesh, North, and Rajasthan. It will connect the Delhi-Kolkata section of Golden Quadrilateral to Delhi-Mumbai Expressway.
ü In this project, 309 km will be in Madhya Pradesh, 78 km in Rajasthan, and 17 km in Uttar Pradesh.
ü The population settled around Chambal will be greatly benefited by the construction of this expressway connecting Rajasthan's Kota to Bhind in Madhya Pradesh.



5. Which Union Territory celebrated its 59th "De-Jur" Day on 16 August –
Puducherry

Explanation:
ü Chief Minister V Narayanasamy paid tribute to the freedom fighters on this occasion in Kizhur.

Why do you celebrate these days?
ü Puducherry became independent on 18 October 1954 on the basis of a plebiscite. But the Treaty of Treaty signed between the French and Indian governments was approved by the French Parliament on 16 August 1962.
ü Whether to remain in French rule or to merge with the Indian Union.
ü About 178 delegates participated in the referendum.
ü The memorial was constructed at Kizur on this occasion.


6. Recently Ashok Lavasa has resigned from his post, he was –
Election Commissioner

Explanation:
ü Ashok Lavasa has resigned from the post of Election Commissioner He submitted his resignation to President Ramnath Kovind on 18 August 2020.
ü Now Ashok Lavasa will hold the post of vice president at Asian Development Bank (ADB).
ü He will succeed Diwakar Gupta in ADB. Diwakar Gupta's term ends on August 31. Ashok Lavasa joined the Election Commission on 23 January 2018 as Election Commissioner.
ü He was to retire as Chief Election Commissioner in October 2022.
ü Prior to Ashok Lavasa, CEC Nagendra Singh resigned from his post in 1973 when he was appointed a judge in the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
ü ADB Establishment - 19 December Headquarters- Manila, Philippines



7. The Governor of Goa has been given the charge of the Governor of which state - Maharashtra

Explanation:
ü Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has been given additional charge of Goa.
ü Goa Capital – Panaji
ü CM - Pramod Sawant
ü Goa Liberation Day - 19 December 1961
ü Recently the traditional 'Khaje', spicy Harmal Chilli and Mindoli Banana (Moira Banana) of Goa have been given GI tag.



8. What is the name of e-portal launched by tribal ministry to promote tribal health –
Swasthya

Explanation:
ü On 17 August 2020, Ministry of Tribal Affairs launched Tribal Health and Nutrition Portal called "Health".
ü In addition, the Ministry launched an "article" e-newsletter on health and nutrition. This portal is the first of its kind.
ü It provides information related to the health and nutrition of tribal populations in India.
ü It will also serve as an integrated source of information about research studies, innovative practices, case studies, and best practices collected from different parts of the country.


9. Satpal Malik was transferred from Go to Governor of which state –
Meghalaya

Explanation:
ü Satpal Malik was the first governor of Bihar from where he was transferred to Jammu and Kashmiri.
ü He was the last Governor of JMM-Instiram, as Jammu and Kashmir is now a Union Territory with Girish Chander Murmu as its first Lieutenant Governor, currently making Murmu as CAG and Sinha as Deputy Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.
ü Vritti Rai was the Governor till now in Meghalaya. He became the Governor of Meghalaya in August 2018, although before that he was the Governor of Tripura for three years.
ü Actually, the term of office of Governor is not fixed according to the constitution, it depends on the will of the President.
ü But it is traditionally considered a five-year term.





10. When is World Humanitarian Day celebrated –
19 August

Explanation:
ü 19 August is celebrated every year as World Humanitarian Day.
ü This day is dedicated to those who work for humanity and for this they sacrificed their lives. This day inspires us to work for humanity in the world.
ü On August 19, 2003, Sergio Vieira de Mello, Special Special A representative of the Secretary-General in Iraq, died due to the bombings. 21 of his colleagues also died in this incident.



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