Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: August 19, 2022

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for August 19, 2022
INDIA
– National Security Strategies Conference held in New Delhi on August 17-18; Home Minister Amit Shah launches National Automated Fingerprint Identification System (NAFIS), developed by NCRB (National Crime Records Bureau)
– National Security Adviser Ajit Doval meets Russian counterpart Nikolai Patrushev in Moscow
– Madras HC orders issuance of no caste, no religion certificate to student
– Goa becomes first ‘Har Ghar Jal’ certified State for providing access to safe drinking water through tap connection to all rural households
ECONOMY & CORPORATE
– Foodgrain production estimated to be record 315.72 million tonnes in 2021-22 crop year (July-June), up by 4.98 MT
– DoT allocates spectrum to telecom operators, paving way for launch of 5G services
– Solar capacity installations in the country rose by 59% to 7.2 gigawatt (GW) during first half of 2022: Mercom India
– Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to set up office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to promote its products and services in South East Asia
– DCGI (Drugs Controller General of India) chief Venugopal Somani’s tenure extended by 3 months
– Kerala launches Kerala Savari – India’s first online taxi aggregator service owned by a state government
WORLD
– Israel, Turkey agree to reinstate diplomatic relations
SPORTS
– India (192/0 in 30.5) beat Zimbabwe (189/10 in 40.3) by 10 wickets in Harare to take 1-0 lead in 3-match ODI series

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