Current Affairs » August 2019 » Mobile Library Buses Launched In Delhi
→ According to the World Bank, India has been pushed to the 7th place in the global GDP rankings in 2018.
→ Atish Dabholkar, a theoretical physicist from India, has been appointed as the new director of Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP).
→ Cafe Coffee Day Enterprises Ltd appointed SV Ranganath as interim chairman after the sudden death of its founder VG Siddhartha.
→ Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra, an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Officer of 1986 batch charge of the office of Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPI)
→ Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance partnered with payments platform Mobikwik to sell ‘miniature‘ insurance plans.
→ Foreign Ministers from South East Asia are attending the 52nd ASEAN summit in Bangkok.
→ Gujarat Gas Ltd is planning to set up 200 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations across India in the next two years.
→ India and UK launch clean air initiative in Bengaluru.
→ India has become the fifth largest investor in Africa with cumulative investment at over 54 billion US dollars.
→ India is among 48 countries whose citizens have been exempted from visa fees for tourism purposes It is done by the Sri Lankan government.
→ Indian journalist Ravish Kumar has been awarded the 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Award for “harnessing journalism to give voice to the voiceless”.
→ Minister of HRD, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ inaugurated the ‘Facilitation cum Publicity Pavilion (FCP)’ at the National Bal Bhavan, New Delhi.
→ Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), announced the 48-member contingent which will represent India at WorldSkills International Competition 2019.
→ Mobile library buses launched in Delhi.
→ Nigeria becomes fourth African nation to join global coalition to protect pollinators.
→ One Nation-One Ration Card scheme launched on a pilot basis in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat.
→ Rajya Sabha passed the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 with 108 votes in favour and 13 against it
→ Ravi Capoor, an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of 1986 batch, assumed charge of the office of Secretary Ministry of Textiles in New Delhi.
→ Ravi Capoor, an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, assumed charge of the office of Secretary, Ministry of Textiles in New Delhi.
→ The Union Cabinet approved the setting up of ISRO Technical Liaison Unit (ITLU) at Moscow, Russia.
→ Union Minister Prakash Javadekar launched several e-projects of Publications Division on 31 July 2019.
→ Veteran actor Russi Taylor, who voiced Disney’s Minnie Mouse for more than 30 years, has passed away.
→ Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri, Senior BJP MLA, has been selected to become the next speaker of Karnataka assembly.
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