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The Former Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh was elected to the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan
Current Affairs Headlines of 22nd August, 2019

→ Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Babulal Gaur passed away.

→ Former India paceman Shanthakumaran Sreesanth’s life ban has been reduced to 7 years.

→ Indian Coast Guard held a High-Level Meeting (HLM) with the Sri Lanka Coast Guard at Coast Guard Headquarters.

→ Indian Para Swimmer Satendra Singh Lohia has become the first Asian swimmer to cross the Catalina Channel of America.

→ Indian Railway’s 2nd double-decker Uday (Utkrisht Double-Decker Air Conditioned Yatri) Express will run between Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada.

→ Indian team retain top-spot in ICC test rankings.

→ Indian‘s first-ever mission aimed for a soft landing on the Moon‘s south polar region, Chandrayaan-2, was inserted into Moon‘s orbit on 20 August.

→ IT-Delhi, Ankita Gulati was awarded the NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Award 2019 for developing a multisensory kit named TouchVision.

→ President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind planted a sapling of Maulsari in the Rashtrapati Bhavan Estate.

→ State Bank of India bank debit cards from the banking system as the bank plans to promote more digital payment solutions and eliminate the plastic cards.

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

→ The Former Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh was elected to the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan.

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

→ The Union Home Ministry has fixed the retirement age of all Central Armed Police Force personnel at 60 years.

→ Union Minister Shri Amit Shah-led high-Level Committee (HLC) approved Rs.4432.10 crore to three States from National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) Of the fund released by the Centre, Rs.3338.22 crore will be given to Odisha for Cyclone Fani, Rs.1029.39 crore to Karnataka for drought and Rs.64.49 crore to Himachal Pradesh.

→ Wipro announced a strategic partnership with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to conduct advanced applied research in autonomous systems, robotics and 5G.


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