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> International Youth Day – 12 August
Theme – Transforming Education
> Jharkhand govt launches direct money transfer scheme for small farmers
Vice President Venkiah Naidu launched the Jharkhand’s ‘Mukya Mantri Krishi Ashirwad Yojana‘ to transfer money into the bank accounts of farmers. Under the scheme, beneficiaries having farmland of less than 1 acre to 5 acres, will get Rs 5000 – 25000 in their bank accounts.
> Bajrang Punia wins gold at Tbilisi Grand Prix
Bajrang Punia has won the gold medal at Tbilisi Grand Prix. He, who had won a gold at the same event last year as well, prevailed 2-0 over Iran’s Peiman Bibyani in the 65 kg category final of the men’s freestyle competition in the capital city of Georgia.
> Samagra Shiksha-Jal Suraksha Drive launched
Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and Union Minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat launched ‘Samagra Shiksha Jal Suraksha to promote water conservation activities among school students.
> Arjun Ram Meghwal addresses 3rd International Electric Vehicle Conclave
The 3rd International Electric Vehicle Conclave at the International Centre for Automotive Technology in Manesar, Gurugram. The Conclave was held to create a knowledge-sharing platform to ensure the flow of information at all levels in the automotive sector.
> India, Bangladesh to set up a committee for optimum utilization of water resources
India and Bangladesh have agreed to set up a Joint Technical committee for optimum utilization of Ganges water. Both the countries also agreed to prepare a framework for an interim water-sharing agreement for 8 rivers including Feni, Gumti and Teesta.
> Haryana government to roll out Mukya Mantri Parivar Samridhi Yojana
Haryana announced the rollout of Mukhya Mantri Parivar Samridhi Yojana to provide social securities to families. Under the scheme, Rs 6000 per year will be given to each family having an annual income of less than Rs 180000.
> Govt launches program for converting used cooking oil into biodiesel in 100 cities
Indian Oil, BPCL and HPCL launched a program to procure biodiesel made from used cooking oil in 100 cities across the country. Also, Dharmendra Pradhan has launched Repurpose Used Cooking Oil Sticker and a mobile app for the collection of Used Cooking Oil.
> CAIT launches an initiative to accelerate acceptance of digital payments among merchants
CAIT has partnered with HDFC Bank, Mastercard, Common Service Centres of Meity and Global Linkers to launch an initiative Digi Vyapari Safal Vyapari to accelerate acceptance of digital payments among merchants across the country.
> Indian junior shuttlers win 6 medals at Bulgaria Open
India junior shuttlers won 6 medals at the Bulgarian Junior International Championships which concluded in Pazardzhik, Bulgaria. Gold medals were won by Samiya Imad Faruqui in women’s singles, the duo of Edvin Joy and Shruti Mishra in Mixed Doubles.
> Fin Min plans 16-point KRA to push PSBs
Finance Ministry plans to kickstart an elaborate exercise whereby it will closely monitor their achievements on 16 key performance indicators at the branch, region, State & National level. The banks will then be benchmarked against the 18 PSBs average.
> Anurag Adlakha appointed Yes Bank CFO
> 15-km long national flag unfurled in Raipur, Chattisgarh
> ‘Listening, Learning and Leading‘ book released by Home Minister Amit Shah chronicling Venkaiah Naidu’s 2 years in office as Vice President
> Sourabh Verma clinched the Hyderabad Open BWF Tour Super-100 Tournament at Gachibowli Stadium, Hyderabad
> Yeo Jia Min (Singapore) won women’s singles in BWF Hyderabad Open
> Freedom fighter Dayanidhi Nayak passes away at 95