Current Affairs This Week (16-08-2020)

  • MS Dhoni announces his retirement from international cricket

    MS Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday, as he brought the curtain down on his illustrious 15-year career as an India cricketer (Source: NDTV)
  • Naga peace process
    Nagaland Peace Accord is the accord signed-in on 3 August 2015 by the Government of India and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) to end the insurgency. Government’s Interlocutor for Naga Peace Talks R. N. Ravi (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Kamala Harris

    Kamala Devi Harris is an American politician and lawyer who has served as the junior United States senator from California since 2017. She is the  Democratic vice presidential nominee in the 2020 election.
    (Source: Wikipedia)
  • India celebrates 74th Independence Day

    Canada’s Niagara Falls illuminated in colours of Indian flag on Independence Day. (Source: Hindustan Times)
  • Faceless Assessment scheme
    Removing the human interface between the taxpayer and the Income Tax (I-T) Department ~ Key features include –  selection of a taxpayer using data analytics and AI, abolition of territorial jurisdiction, no need to visit the income tax office.
  • Quote of the week
    Joy is more infectious than leprosy. – Dr Murlidhar Devidas Amte (December 26, 1914 – February 9, 2008) was a highly dedicated Indian social worker for the cause of rehabilitation and empowerment of poor people, particularly those suffering from leprosy. (Source; Wikipedia)

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