Which football club has won the English Premier League 2019-20?
B. Manchester City
D. Newcastle United
2.A behaviour change campaign named ‘Navigating the New Normal’ has been launched by NITI Aayog in partnership with which foundation?
B. Melinda Gates Foundation
D. Kalinga Inst Tute Of Social Sciences
3.Name the Indian film actor and filmmaker named among the 50 ambassadors at 45th edition Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2020?
A. Deepika Padukone and Karan Johar
B. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anurag Basu
C. Priyanka Chopra and Anurag Kashyap
D. Kareena Kapoor and Shekhar Kapoor
4.Wicketkeeper-batswoman Rachel Priest of which country has announced her retirement from International Cricket?
A. South Africa
D. New zealand
5.Which state’s Panchayati Raj Department won the 1st prize under e-Panchayat Puraskar-2020?
A. Himachal Pradesh
C. Madhya Pradesh
6.Which of the following countries remained in the FATF’s Grey List?
7.Which power company will acquire US-based The AES Corporation’s 49 per cent equity stake in Odisha Power Generation Corporation?
A. Upper Industries Limited
B. BGR Energy Systems. Ltd.
C. Adani Power Ltd.
D. Rec ltd
Liverpool has won the English Premier League 2019-20 title. The football club has won the first English top title in last 30 years.
English Premier League
A behaviour change campaign called “Navigating the New Normal” has been launched by the NITI Aayog in partnership with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), Ashoka University, Centre for Social and Behavioural Change (CSBC), and the Ministry of Health, and Ministry of Women & Child Development.
Campaign “Navigating the New Normal” has been developed under the guidance of Empowered Group 6 constituted by the Government of India. The campaign comprises of 2 parts: first is a web portal and the second is a media campaign. The web portal seeks to increase public participation and encourages people to practise Covid-safe behaviours. It emphasizes on easy implementation of four key behaviours in the unlock phase:
While the second part, i.e. the media campaign focuses on the wearing of masks as it is a simple measure which has made a big difference in the fight against COVID-19.
Actor Priyanka Chopra and filmmaker Anurag Kashyap are among the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) ambassadors for 2020.The festival will take place from September 10-19 with physical screenings and drive-ins, digital screenings, virtual red carpets, press conferences and industry talks.
Digital platform for the first time
New Zealand wicketkeeper-batswoman Rachel Priest has announced her retirement from international cricket, thus bringing an end to a 13-year-old career with the White Ferns. Priest was not included in the White Ferns’ list of centrally-contracted players announced earlier month.
She has represented New Zealand in 87 One Day Internationals (ODIs) and 75 T20Is. She had a long career which spanned for 13 years. After her retirement, she has now signed up a contract with Cricket Tasmania to play in Australia Women’s National Cricket League and will represent Tasmanian Tigers for the 2020/21 season.
The Himachal Pradesh Panchayati Raj department has won a first prize under the E-Panchayat Puraskars-2020 to be given by the Union Ministry of Panchayati Raj. The state has been selected for the award for effective implementation of the e-application developed by the Central government and other applications developed by the state government. All 3,226 panchayats in the state have been provided with internet facility, now with the help of it, people can access various services online.
Various services such as family register, registration of birth, death and marriages are registered online in the panchayats.
In a setback for Pakistan, the global terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided to keep Pakistan in the Grey List’ for terror financing. The decision has been taken as Pakistan has failed to check flow of money to terror groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).
The decision was taken at the Financial Action Task Force’s third and final plenary held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The plenary was held under the Chinese Presidency of Xiangmin Liu. Now, Pakistan will continue to remain in the Grey List till FATF’s next meeting to be held in October. Now, it will be difficult for Pakistan to get financial aid from the IMF, World Bank, ADB and the European Union, thus further enhancing problems for the nation which is in a precarious financial situation.
Adani Power Ltd (APL) has signed an agreement to acquire the 49% of stake(a total of 89,30,237 equity shares) in Odisha Power Generation Corporation(OPGC) from the affiliates of the US-based global energy company, AES Corporation(AES) for USD 135 million (around Rs 1,019 crore). The remaining 51% stake in OPGC is held by the Government of Odisha. The 49% stake includes the total issued, paid-up and subscribed equity share capital.
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