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International Biodiesel day is celebrated every year 10th August
Current Affairs Headlines of 10th August, 2019

→ ADB approved USD 200 millions to improve road infrastructure in 34 districts of Maharashtra.

→ Department of Heavy Industry sanctioned 5,595 electric buses under phase II of Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles (FAME) India scheme.

→ Every year 10th day of August is celebrated as International Biodiesel day.

→ Former President Pranab Mukherjee, was honoured with India’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna.

→ India and Bangladesh have agreed to set up a Joint Technical committee for optimum use of Ganges water.

→ India‘s first underwater train project in Kolkata under the Hugli river is about to be completed.

→ Indian army will participate in an anti-terrorism military exercise in Russia.

→ Manipur has topped the rankings in Breastfeeding and Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices in the country.

→ Max Life Insurance launches ‘Speed Dial - your partner for life‘ initiative on fourth ‘Protection Day‘.

→ Public sector Indian Bank inked a pact with private sector insurer Aditya Birla Sun Life to offer life insurance products to the bank‘s customers.

→ Scientists have developed ‘2D’ gold so fine that even a human fingernail is thicker in comparison.

→ South African batsman Hashim Amla has retired from all formats of international cricket.

→ The 4th edition of the National Entrepreneurship Awards, instituted in a bid to recognize and encourage outstanding Indian Entrepreneurs and catalyse a cultural shift in youth for entrepreneurship by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE).

→ The 66th National Film awards have been announced by Rahul Rawail, head of the Jury for feature films.

→ The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced Vikram Sarabhai Journalism Award in Space Science, Technology and Research as a reward and recognition to journalists.

→ The NITI Aayog will launch the 4th Edition of Women Transforming India (WTI) Awards.

→ The Odisha government launched Odisha Small Savings Incentive Scheme, a small savings scheme, for 2019.

→ The Virasat-e-Khalsa Museum in Punjab’s Anandpur Sahib town is all set to find a place in the Asia Book of Records for becoming the most visited museum in the Indian sub-continent in a single day.

→ The World Archery (WA) has suspended the Archery Association of India for violating its guidelines.

→ United Nations report said that the Papua New Guinea has the highest number of living indigenous languages in the world with 840.

→ US carrier rocket Falcon 9 loaded with Israeli AMOS-17 communication satellite successfully lifted off from a space center in Florida, on 7 August 2019.

 


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