Current Affairs » August 2019 » The World Senior Citizens Day Is Celebrated On The 21st Of August Each Year
→ Chief scientist K Thangaraj of CCMB won JC Bose Fellowship for the year 2019.
→ Digital payments player Paytm announced the promotion of its Chief Financial Officer Madhur Deora as the company’s President.
→ Eminent Punjabi writer and Sahitya Akademi winner Professor Niranjan Singh Tasneem passed away.
→ Former Australian pace bowler Mitchell Johnson has been elected as an Honorary Life Member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).
→ Former Australian player Mitchell Johnson elected as an Honorary Life Member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).
→ Former Chelsea, Arsenal and England football player Ashley Cole aged 38, announced his retirement from football. He was ending his 20-year playing career.
→ IIT Kanpur has developed a kit in collaboration with the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights to spread awareness about sexual abuse among children.
→ India is the top emitter of sulfur dioxide (SO2) in the world : Greenpeace Report.
→ Indian team retain top-spot in ICC test rankings.
→ Pakistan Prime Minister Office has announced a 3 year extension of General Qamar Javed Bajwa‘s tenure as Chief of Army Staff.
→ President of Sri Lanka has appointed Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva as 23rd Commander of the Sri Lankan Army.
→ Punjab Govt brought around 4500 journalists into the ambit of its recently launched universal health insurance scheme Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana (SSBY).
→ Ravinder Takkar has been appointed as the MD and CEO of Idea-Vodafone.
→ The 28th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change was held in Sao Paulo, Brazil recently.
→ The Centre is planning to set up India‘s first Central Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology (CICET) in Gujarat.
→ The Karnataka government has amended the Karnataka Poisons (Possession and Sale) Rules 2015 and notified Nictoine as “Class A poison”.
→ The Union Home Ministry has fixed the retirement age of all Central Armed Police Force personnel at 60 years.
→ The World Senior Citizen‘s Day is celebrated on the 21st of August each year.
→ Veteran music composer Mohammed Zahur Hashmi, popularly known as Khayyam passed away.
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