Page-20 of Current Affairs - August, 2019
Supreme Court has cleared decks for Chardham highway project, which will connect four holy places of Uttarakhand through 900 km all-weather roads. The apex court had also directed Union Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) to form high-powered committee by 22 August 2019 so as to look into environmental concerns. High-Powered Committee A Supreme Court ..
Category: Environment Current Affairs
Topics: Char Dham Expressway National Highway project • Chardham • High-Powered Committee • National Green Tribunal • Supreme court • Union Ministry of Environment and Forest • Uttarakhand • Wildlife Institute of India
Geographical Indications Registry under Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has accorded Geographical Indication (GI) tag to Tirur betel leaf from Kerala, Tawlhlohpuan fabric and Mizo Puanchei shawl/textile from Mizoram. GI product is recognised as originating from specific geographical origin possessing qualities or reputation related to its origin. This tag is exclusive ..
Category: Economy & Banking Current Affairs
Topics: Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade • DPIIT • Economy • Geographical Indications • Geographical Indications Registry • GI tag • Kerala • Mizo Puanchei shawl • Mizoram • Tawlhlohpuan fabric • Tirur betel leaf
Indian men’s cyclist team created history by clinching the Team Sprint gold medal at World Junior Track Cycling Championships in Frankfurt, Germany. The team comprised of Esow Alben, Ronaldo Singh, James Singh and Rojit Singh. This is India’s 1st-ever gold in a global cycling competition. Key Highlights This is India’s historic 1st gold win at ..
Category: Sports Current Affairs
Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Edappadi K Palaniswami announced that Vellore district of state would be trifurcated into Vellore, Ranipet and Tirupattur districts. Vellore will be headquarters of these 2 new districts. With creation of two more districts the total number of districts in state would become 37. The Chief Minister also announced that starting ..
Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launched his government’s flagship programme called ‘Village Volunteers System’ aimed at providing government services at doorsteps of people. The announcement in this regard was made during CM’s Independence Day address in Vijayawada. About Village Volunteers System The scheme would be officially launched on 2 October 2019, ..
Category: Government Schemes Current Affairs