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IPS officer Rakesh Asthana appointed Director General of BSF
Current Affairs Headlines of 19th August, 2020

International

- Nepal, India hold virtual talks on the progress made on various India-aided developmental projects; delegations led by Nepalese Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi and Indian Ambassador to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra

- UK launches £3 mn innovation challenge in India to tackle Covid-19 pandemic

- MV Wakashio, the carrier that ran aground, spilled oil off Mauritian coast, breaks up

- UK launches £3 Million Innovation Challenge Fund in India

- 13th Session of the India-UAE Joint Commission Meeting

- Google partners CWC for flood forecasting initiative

- Dwarf Planet Ceres of Solar System is now an Ocean World

- 13th India-UAE Joint Commission Meeting held virtually

- India-Nepal agree to hasten India-aided Development Projects

- International Solar Alliance to hold World Solar Technology Summit for the first time


India

- SC to examine when corruption allegations against judiciary can be made public

- Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda launches Tribal Health and Nutrition Portal ‘Swasthya’ and quarterly e-newsletter ALEKH

- IPS officer Rakesh Asthana appointed Director General of BSF

- IPS officer V S K Kaumudi appointed Special Secretary (Internal Security) in Home Ministry

- MPEDA launches Quality Control Lab in Porbandar

- A book titled “Full Spectrum: India’s Wars, 1972-2020″ by Arjun Subramaniam

- Ministry of Tribal Affairs launches “Swasthya” & “ALEKH”

- Gwalior-Chambal e-way to be named after Atal Bihari Vajpayee

- MCX to launch India’s first bullion index named “Bulldex”

- Atal Rankings of Institutions on Innovative Achievements, 2020 (ARIIA 2020)

- National Cyber Security Policy, 2020 soon

- SC Judgement on PM CARES Funds

- CAMPA Funds to be used for Plantation drives and afforestation alone

- PM Modi reviews Multi-Modal Connectivity of Economic Zones Project


ECONOMY & CORPORATE

- India’s seafood exports pegged at 12,89,651 MT in FY 2019-20: MPEDA (Marine Products Export Development Authority)


State

- West Bengal: Trinamool Congress MLA Samaresh Das dies at 76 after testing positive for COVID-19

- Manipur: Nitin Gadkari lays foundation stone for 13 highway projects worth Rs 3,000 crore; total road length 316 kms

- Uttarakhand: Woolly flying squirrel, considered extinct 70 years ago, spotted at Gangotri National Park in Uttarkashi

- Chhattisgarh government to launch “Padhai Tuhar Para” scheme


Sports

- AIFF partners SAI to launch “E-Pathshala”


Appointment and Resignations

- GP Garg becomes SEBI’s new executive director

- Rakesh Asthana becomes new DG of BSF

- BJP candidate Jai Prakash Nishad elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from UP

- Satya Pal Malik appointed as Governor of Meghalaya


Honorable Death

- Indian classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj dies at 90; belonged to the Mewati Gharana, won: Padma Shri (1975), Sangeet Natak

- Filmmaker Nishikant Kamat passes away

- Renowned classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj passes away



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