Max Verstappen wins 70th Anniversary Grand Prix

1 10 Daily Current Affairs Update | 13 August 2020

Max Verstappen, the Belgian-Dutch Grand Prix driver from Red Bull, got the first position in Emirates Formula 1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix

The Grand Prix was held in Silverstone, United Kingdom

Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes cam in the second and third place, respectively.

2.Defence and Security

Indian Armed Forces revive Project Cheetah

2 10 Daily Current Affairs Update | 13 August 2020

The project is related to the upgradation of around 90 Heron drones.

This upgradation would help the Indian Army operate the drones from a distance and control them through satellite communication system

This move is significant in the light of border tensions with China.

Quick Fact: The Heron Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, is a medium-altitude UAV, was made in Israel

3.Defence and Security

India test fires first Private Upper Stage Rocket Engine

3 11 Daily Current Affairs Update | 13 August 2020

The Rocket has been developed by the aerospace startup Skyroot

After the successful test firing, it has become the first Indian private company to demonstrate the capability of homegrown rocket engine

The 3D printed rocket engine was named after Nobel Laureate Sir C V Raman

4.Person in News

Indian-origin Kamala Harris nominated for US vice-presidentship

4 10 Daily Current Affairs Update | 13 August 2020

Presidential Candidate Joe Biden has chosen Kamala Harris to run for Vice President.

This makes Kamala Harris the first black woman and the first person of Indian origin to be nominated for the national office of a majority party in the US

Kamala Harris is the district attorney from San Francisco and former attorney general of California.

5.Art and Culture

Nine Tribal Freedom fighters Museums to be developed by GoI

5 10 Daily Current Affairs Update | 13 August 2020

Nine tribal freedom fighters museums are to be built by Ministry of Tribal Affairs

The museums will be in:

  1. Rajpipla (Gujarat): dedicated to tribal freedom fighters across India
  2. Ranchi (Jharkhand): dedicated to Birsa Munda
  3. Raipur (Chhattisgarh): dedicated to Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh
  4. Lambasingi (Andhra Pradesh): dedicated to Shri Alluri Seetha Ram Raju
  5. Kozhikode (Kerala): dedicated to Thalakkal Chandu
  6. Hyderabad (Telangana): Dedicated to Ramji Gond
  7. Chhindwara (Madhya Pradesh): dedicated to Tantya Bheel, Bheema Nayak and Khajaya Nayak
  8. Senapati (Manipur): dedicated to Rani Gaidinilu
  9. Kelsi (Mizoram)

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