1.Sports

Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix 2020

Mercedes racer Lewis Hamilton has won the Formula one race in spite of having a tire puncture in the last lap.

Red Bull’s racer Max Verstappen and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc won the second and third positions, respectively.

This is the third time Lewis Hamilton has won a Formula One trophy in 2020.

2.India and the World

BRICS holds its sixth Environment Ministers’ Meeting

The sixth BRICS Environmental Ministers’ Meeting was held online under the presidency of Russia.

The major feature of the meeting was the adoption of BRICS Environment Ministers’ Statement by the BRICS nations

Indian Environmental Minister Prakash Javadekar represented India in the meeting.

Quick Fact: The headquarters of BRICS is in Shanghai, China

3.Economy

Kotak Mahindra Bank rolls out ‘Kona Kona Umeed’ Campaign

Kotak Mahindra Bank has launched ‘Kona Kona Umeed’ campaign to boost hope and optimism of its customers during the pandemic

It is a two month campaign where the bank will collaborate with more than hundred brands in order to provide offers and deals on products like loans, savings accounts, current accounts, corporate salary accounts, Kotak debit cards, credit cards and digital payments.

4.India and the World

UK to mint coin to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi

The death of a George Floyd from the Black community has made the entire world look at their history related to treatment of minorities.

In UK also, there is a growing interest in recognizing the contributions of people from the BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) community.

Rishi Sunak, Britain’s Finance Minister, has also issued an order to the Royal Mint Advisory Committee (RMAC) to do the same in UK coins

The RMAC is thus planning to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi in one of its coins.

Quick Fact: RMAC is a group of experts in UK who recommend themes and designs for minting coins to Britain’s finance minister.

5.National Affairs

E-Raksha Bandhan programme launched in Andhra Pradesh

E-Raksha Bandhan programme is an online training programme on cybersecurity

Around one lakh women, girls and general public would be trained through this. 

The programme will involve an hour of online events everyday during the month of August for generating awareness about cybersecurity.