Current Affairs:

  • According to a Personnel Ministry, Ajay Tyagi has been given an 18-month extension,  as the chairman of markets regulator SEBI.The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the extension of Tyagi’s term for 18 months, with effect from September 1, 2020 up to February 28, 2022.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed former Union minister Manoj Sinha as the next Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. He will replace Girish Chandra Murmu who resigned.Murmu’s resignation has been accepted by the President. Sinha has represented the parliamentary constituency of Ghazipur in eastern Uttar Pradesh thrice in the Lok Sabha. Sinha has also served as junior railways minister.
  • G. C. Murmu resigns as Lieutenant-Governor of J&K The Lieutenant-Governor of Jammu Kashmir, Girish Chandra Murmu has resigned from his post. Murmu’s resignation on the first anniversary of the abrogation of Article 370 which gave special status to the erstwhile state. Murmu sent his resignation letter to the Centre.According to the sources, Murmu is likely to be appointed as the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG). He will replace Rajive Mehrishi as CAG.Murmu officially took charge as the first L-G of the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir on October 31, 2019, under the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019.
  • The book, titled “RAW: A History of India”s Covert Operations” has authored by investigative journalist and author Yatish Yadav. A new book gives a peep into the heroic covert operations carried by India’s external spy agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and thereby narrates a gripping account of what actually happens behind the grey walls of the secret society.
  • Annually 6th of August marks the anniversary of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima during World War II.The horrific incident took place on August 6, 1945, when the United States dropped an atomic bomb named “Little Boy”, on the town of Hiroshima in Japan.This bomb attack was done in the motive to end the Second World War in 1945.This day is remembered to promote peace and spread awareness about the danger of nuclear energy and nuclear weapons.

History on the Date:

(1945) Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima by the US B-29 Superfortress “Enola Gay”

(1948) Dutch super athlete Fanny Blankers-Koen wins London Olympics 200m in 24.4 to become 1st women to claim 3 individual track & field gold at a Games, having already won 100m & 80m hurdles

(1965) Pakistani soldiers crossed the Line of Control into Kashmir

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