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Current Affairs Headlines of 23rd August, 2019

→ Ajay Kumar appointed as Defence Secretary.

→ Amazon’s largest campus in the world inaugurated in Hyderabad.

→ Artificial intelligence(AI) company Cerebras Systems has unveiled the world’s largest single silicon-based processor named Cerebras Wafer Scale Engine(WSE).

→ Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Babulal Gaur passed away on 21 August.

→ Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba appointed as a Cabinet secretary for two years.

→ Housing for All will be achieved 2 years in advance by 2020.

→ India holds 9th Session of India-Kenya Joint Trade Committee in New Delhi.

→ International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, August 23 of each year.

→ JNU Professor Meeta Narain was conferred the ‘Pushkin Medal – 2019’. This award is the highest honour given to an Indian scholar by the Russian government.

→ Karnataka tops the State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index.

→ Maharashtra Transport Minister Diwakar Raote launched a tracking system for MSRTC buses which will allow people to have real-time information about their commute.

→ Maharashtra’s Tribal Development Department in association with the Pace Educational Trust launched an academic programme “Super 50”.

→ National Sports Awards 2019 : Bajrang Punia and Deepa Malik won Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for wrestling and para athletics respectively.

→ Paytm retains title sponsorship of Indian cricket for 5 years.

→ Saudi Arabia allows women to travel abroad without permission from male guardian.

→ Shri Prahlad Singh Patel to launch the book the Diary of Manu Gandhi in New Delhi.

→ Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and former India football captain Baichung Bhutia flagged off Op-Blue Freedom in Delhi.

→ The chief minister of Punjab has launched a universal health insurance scheme “Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana “ benefiting nearly 46 lakh families.

→ The Reserve Bank of India has permitted processing of e-mandate on credit and debit cards for recurring transactions (merchant payments).

→ The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) announced a new mechanism to reward informants with up to Rs 1 crore cash through a specially created hotline SEBI’s board approved a detailed set of rules for the new ‘Informant Mechanism’ under its Prohibition of Insider Trading (PIT) Regulations.

→ Union HRD Minister launched the training programme NISHTHA, (National Initiative for School Heads and Teachers Holistic Advancement) to improve Learning Outcomes at the Elementary level across the country.

→ Union Ministry of Tourism organized a one-day National Conference of Tourism Ministers in New Delhi.


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