Friday, August 16, 2019

CURRENT AFFAIRS AUGUST 16

JAL JEEVAN MISSION
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  • PM NARENDRA MODI has launched this mission to ensure safe drinking water for everyone.
  • On the eve of Independence day, he said the government will spend 3.5lakhs on this mission.
  • He also said on keeping in mind the importance of water conservation, recently a new ministry JAL SHAKTI was launched which was headed by GAJENDRA SINGH SHEKHAWAT.
GALLANTRY AWARDS 2019
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  • President RAM NATH KOVIND, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces has approved 132 gallantry awards to armed forces personnel and members of Para Military Forces.
  • HARSH PAL SINGH(Deputy commandant CRPF), From army SAPPER PRAKASH JHADHAV(Posthumously), awarded KIRTI CHAKRA.
  •  Wing Commander ABHINANDAN VARTHAMAN has been awarded VIR CHAKRA
  • The awards include 2 Kirti chakras,1 Vir chakra,14 Shaurya chakra, eight-bar to sena medals,90 sena medals,5 Nao sena medals,7 Vayu sena medals,5Yudh seva medals.
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SKILLS
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  • Mumbai to get its 1st Indian Institute of Skills.
  • Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, DR. Mahendra Nath Pandey announced it will be operational from 2020.
SWACHH SURVEKSHAN GRAMEEN
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  • Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat launched this survey.
  • It will cover around 17,450 villages in 698 districts.
  • It is the largest rural sanitation survey.
PANCHAMRITAM GOT GI TAG
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  • The famous Palani Panchamritam of TAMIL NADU got the GI tag, which is served as prasadam in Murugan temple.
INDIA BEAT CHINA IN FINTECH DEALS


  • Fintech deals of India 24 surpassed China 15 in the 2nd quarter 2019, according to the GLOBAL FINTECH REPORT.
 DIRECT FLIGHT SERVICE  TO TRIPURA
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  • CM of Tripura BIPLAB KUMAR DEB flagged off Delhi-Agartala flight service at Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport, which is a new development in air transportation that attracts tourists and helps in the growth of all other sectors.

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