Current Affairs 21 and 22 August 2019

Current Affairs

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Current Affairs

> World Humanitarian Day – 19 August
2019 WHD Campaign – #WomenHumanitarians
> World Photography Day – 19 August
The first durable color photo was taken by Thomas Sutton in 1861.
 
> India and Bhutan resolve to expand bilateral cooperation
PM Narender Modi returned home after a successful two-day visit to Bhutan. The two countries signed various MoUs to diversify the friendship. The sectors include space, education, science, and technology.
> 5th meeting of India-Nepal Joint Commission to be held in Kathmandu
The 5th Meeting of India-Nepal Joint Commission will be held in Kathmandu and will review the overall status of bilateral relations and various areas of cooperation such as connectivity, economic partnership, trade & transit, etc.
> Hima Das, Mohammad Anas win gold at Athleticky Mitnik Reiter event
Top Indian sprinters Hima Das and Mohammad Anas won a gold each in 300m races at the Athleticky Mitnik Reiter event in the Czech Republic. This was Hima’s 6th gold in 2019 in European races since last month.
> Merzban Patel aka Bawa to get Dronacharya award in hockey
The Dronacharya award has been conferred on Merzban Patel by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sport. The awards ceremony is in New Delhi on August 29, hockey genius Dhyan Chand’s birthday.
> India’s junior women boxers win 4 gold medals at Serbian tourney
Tamanna – 48 Kg category
Ambeshori Devi – 57 Kg category
Preeti Dahiya – 60 kg category
Priyanka – 66 Kg category
> PM Modi to launch Rupay cards in UAE, Bahrain
Rupay cards will be launched in the UAE and Bahrain with the signing of MoUs during PM Modi’s visit to the two Gulf countries. Previously, the Rupay card was launched in Bhutan to strengthen India’s relationship in digital payments, trade, and tourism.
 
> PSB Loans in 59 minutes now
PSBs are gearing up to introduce retail products, including housing and auto loans, on the ‘PSB Loan In 59 Minutes’ portal with a view to expanding their retail loan business.
 
Daniil Medvedev (Men) and Madison Keys (Women) win Cincinnati tennis titles
> Jaishankar R. Padmanabhan selected for appointment as NHB Executive Director
> Paytm promotes CFO Madhur Deora as President
> World Youth Chess Championship will be held in Mumbai in October
> Ravinder Takkar appointed Vodafone Idea CEO
> Discovery and WWF India have partnered with Govt of West Bengal to help save the world’s only mangrove tiger habitat, Sunderbans
> Para swimmer Satendra Singh became the first Asian swimmer to have crossed both English and Catalina channel
> Former Madhya Pradesh CM Babulal Gaur passes away
> Conservationist Vivek Menon, head of Delhi based non-profit Wildlife Trust of India, wins Clark Bavin award

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