Thursday, 20 August 2020

Current Affairs In English – 20 August 2020

Current Affairs In English – 20 August 2020

1. Taiwan also banned Chinese App
Taiwan has completely banned the operation of Chinese streaming platforms iQiyi and Tencent. Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs said the move has been taken to prevent its media from being sent to Taiwan through subsidiaries with influence from Chinese media companies.

On behalf of Taiwan, it has been said that after this decision, individuals, companies and other organizations will ban the content coming through the Internet in China from September 3.

2. Maharashtra government decides to exempt Gram Panchayat property tax from retired soldiers

Maharashtra government has decided to give exemption from Gram Panchayat property tax to all serving and retired soldiers. Till now soldiers or their dependents who received Raksha Bravery Award were exempted from Gram Panchayat Property Tax.

On the advice of Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Dadaji Straw, now the exemption scope has been extended to all serving and retired soldiers. Rural Development Minister Hassan Mushrif announced this. Mushrif said in a statement that a government proposal was introduced in this regard.

3. Sports eyewear brand “Oakley” named Rohit Sharma as brand ambassador

Sports eyewear brand ‘Oakley’ has appointed Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma as its brand ambassador for two years in India. Under this partnership, Rohit Sharma will be wearing ‘Oakley’ eyewear equipped with patented Pres technology specially designed for sports lenses.

In this partnership, Rohit Sharma will monitor the brand’s performance on and off the pitch. He has joined the ranks of Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh and Milind Soman, who have previously supported the brand.

4. Laura Marsh announces retirement from all cricket formats

England World Cup winner all-rounder Laura Marsh has announced her retirement from all formats of cricket. She was a key member of the England women’s team that won the World Cup in 2017. Laura Marsh played 9 Tests, 103 ODIs and 67 T20I matches during her international career.

He scored a total of 1,588 runs in all formats and also took 217 wickets. He started his career as a fast bowler in Tests in 2006, but later he advanced his career as a spin bowler.

5. Ayaka Takahashi recently announced her retirement from the sport of badminton

Japan’s double Olympic winner Ayaka Takahashi recently announced her retirement from the sport of badminton. Takahashi, along with Matsutomo, won the women’s doubles gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, defeating Denmark’s Kristina Pedersen and Kamila Ritter Juhl.

Ayaka Takahashi with her partner Misaki Matsutomo at the Olympics

The first gold medal was awarded to Japan in badminton. Tokyo Games 2020 has been postponed for one year due to Corona virus. There is no big badminton tournament till October this year


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