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Facts- 25th August

1. Indian Army gets first batch of multi-mode hand grenades made by private sector firm

  • Economic Explosives Limited is a Non-govt company, incorporated on 16 Aug, 1995. It’s a public unlisted company and is classified as’company limited by shares’. Company’s authorized capital stands at Rs 600.0 lakhs and has 80.0% paid-up capital which is Rs 480.0 lakhs.
  • Headquarters: Nagpur

2. PM Modi chairs 37th PRAGATI Meeting

  • Sates are Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Uttrakhand, Manipur and Delhi.

3. Cabinet Approves MoU Between ICAI And Russian Institute

  • Capital: Moscow
  • President: Vladimir Putin
  • Currency: Russian ruble

4. Govt to launch special incentive scheme to support 75 start-ups

  • BIRAC has been promoting and supporting new ventures under the Startup India and Make in India programmes in the areas of Biotechnology ecosystem growth. The BIRAC has lent funding support of over two thousand 128 crore rupees to more than one thousand 500 Startups, and Small and Medium-sized enterprises.

5. Ajit Doval hosts inaugural meeting of IBSA National Security Advisers

  • The meeting was convened as part of the preparatory process for the next IBSA Summit of Leaders which is scheduled to take place during India’s Chairship of IBSA. The theme for India’s Chairship under Prime Minister Narendra Modi is “Democracy for Demography and Development”.

6. 5th edition of Indo-Kazakhstan joint training exercise to be conducted from Aug 30

  • Capital: Nur-Sultan
  • Currency: Kazakhstani tenge
  • President: Kassym-Jomart Tokayev

7. Myanmar govt in exile committed to repatriation of Rohingyas

  • The National Unity Government (NUG) is the Myanmar government in exile formed by the members of parliament elected in the November 2020 union elections. The winning candidates were not recognised by the military as it removed the civilian government headed by the State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1, a day before the parliament was set to meet.
  • The 1982 citizenship law of Myanmar effectively denies citizenship to Rohingyas as it does not consider Rohingya people as part of ‘national races’ which settled in Myanmar prior to 1824.

8. World Bank halts all financial assistance for projects to Afghanistan

  • Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States
  • President: David Malpass
  • Founded: July 1944, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, United States
  • Motto: Working for a World Free of Poverty

9. Copenhagen named world’s safest city; two Indian cities make it to Top 50 list

  • The Economist Intelligence Unit is the research and analysis division of Economist Group providing forecasting and advisory services through research and analysis, such as monthly country reports, five-year country economic forecasts, country risk service reports, and industry reports.
  • Headquarters: London, United Kingdom
  • Founded: 1946

10. Odia author Yashodhara Mishra to get Sahitya Akademi Award – 2020

  • The Sahitya Akademi Award is a literary honour in India, which the Sahitya Akademi, India’s National Academy of Letters, annually confers on writers of the most outstanding books of literary merit published in any of the 24 major Indian languages.
  • First awarded: 1954
  • Last awarded: 2020
  • Total awarded: 60