- This year India celebrates its 74th Independence Day on 15th August 2020.This day is celebrated to pay tribute and to remember the sacrifice and struggle of our brave heroes in the fight for freedom.The main function was held at the Red Fort of the national capital where Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoisted the National Flag.Every year on 15 August, we celebrate our freedom in quiet happening ways by gathering at red fort, parades, performances, and many more exciting events.However, this year we are gonna celebrate it in a quite different and unique way which we had never done in these 74 years.As the whole nation is fighting with COVID-19, gathering won’t be possible therefore all states and government offices have been ordered to webcast their events
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the “One Sun, One World, One Grid” (OSOWOG) plan.Under this, there will be a trans-national electricity grid, for supplying solar power across the globe.As per the draft plan prepared by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), the OSOWOG will connect 140 countries through a common grid that will be used to transfer solar power.“The vision behind the OSOWOG mantra is “the Sun never sets” and is a constant at some geographical location, globally, at any given point of time.
- Former Indian Captain and the World Cup winner, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has announced his retirement from the International Cricket.He was the only captain to win all three major International Cricket Council (ICC) trophies i.e. the World Cup, the World Twenty20 and the Champions Trophy.He represented India in 350 ODI’s, 98 T20 Internationals (T20Is) and 90 test matches. He announced his retirement from the International Test Cricket on 30 December 2014.Mahendra Singh Dhoni made his international debut as the wicket-keeper batsman in 2004 against Bangladesh and was named the captain of the Twenty20 side in 2007
- Indian batsman Suresh Raina has announced his retirement from the International Cricket.He made his international debut against Sri Lanka in 2005 and represented India in 226 ODIs, 78 T20Is and 18 Tests in his cricketing career that spanned over 13 years.He amassed 7,787 runs across all the formats in international cricket. He also claimed 167 catches in his international career, setting the bar high with his athleticism on field.Suresh Raina is the first Indian batsman who has scored a century in all three formats of the game
- Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Great Britain) has won the Formula One Spanish Grand Prix 2020 held at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain.This was his 4th win of the season and the 88th win of his career.Max Verstappen (Red Bull–Netherlands) came second followed by Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes-Finland) at third
History on the Date:
- (1947) India gains independence from Great Britain, remains a dominion until 1950
- (1998) Omagh Bombing in Northern Ireland, the worst terrorist incident of The Troubles, kills 29 people and injures about 220