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Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyapari Maan Dhan scheme launched
Current Affairs Headlines of 20th August, 2019

→ A biographical documentary “100 Years of Chrysostum” will receive Guinness Award in the category of longest documentary. 

→ Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launched government’s flagship programme Village Volunteers system on 15 August 2019.

→ China launches rocket for commercial use-CCTV.

→ Damodar Ganesh Bapat from Chhattisgarh, a noted social worker and Padma Shri award winner, passed away. He was known for his social work in tribal areas in Chhattisgarh.

→ Denmark’s third-largest, Jyske Bank, launched the world’s first negative interest rate mortgage – handing out loans to homeowners where the charge is minus 0.5% a year.

→ Former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra passed away. He was 3-time Chief Minister of Bihar.

→ Former diplomat Rajiv Dogra’s third novel ‘Second Night’ was launched on 16 August 2019.

→ I-League champion Chennai City FC has announced a strategic partnership with German sports goods supplier “uhlsport“.

→ India clinched gold at Under- 12 Asian Tennis Team Championship 2019 in Kazakhstan.

→ India has contributed $1 million to the UN Special Purpose Trust Fund for the Resident Coordinator System.

→ India has got its first National Essential Diagnostics List (NEDL) finalised by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

→ Indian sprinters Hima Das and Mohammad Anas have won a gold medal and Nirmal Tom clinched a bronze medal in 300m races at the Athleticky Mitink Reiter event.

→ Lucknow‘s famous Hazratganj Chauraha renamed as ‘Atal Chowk‘ It is named in the memory of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

→ Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh launching the “School Fagadaba” (Make education better) scheme to improve the infrastructure of government schools in the state.

→ Odisha has launched the online land revenue payment system in the state on 15 August 2019.

→ Odisha’s Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on 15 August 2019 announced the ‘Mo Sarkar’ initiative.

→ Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyapari Maan Dhan scheme launched on 19 August.

→ President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated underground Bunker Museum at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai.

→ The 5th meeting of India-Nepal Joint Commission will be held in Kathmandu, Nepal. India’s Minister for External Affairs and Nepal’s Minister of Foreign Affairs will co-chair the meeting.

→ The Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed an agreement to invest USD 23 million in a debt instrument being issued by GRIL.

→ The Indian Navy would be hosting ‘MILAN’, a multilateral naval exercise, in Visakhapatnam in March 2020.

→ The Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare has launched ‘Uber for Tractors’ app.

→ The Odisha Wetland Authority has approved implementation of an integrated management plan of lakes “Chilika and Ansupa“.

→ The United Arab Emirates will honour the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the “Order of Zayed“, the highest civilian award of the country.

→ Union Minister of Human Resource Development Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ inaugurated the International Conference titled “Journey of Teacher Education: Local to Global”

→ Veteran journalist Rajdeep Sardesai has been awarded the 2019 Prem Bhatia Award for Outstanding Political Reporting.

→ West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the world’s first museum dedicated to the life and teachings of a 16th-century saint and social reformer Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in Kolkata.


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