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  • Girraj Prasad Gupta appointed as a new Controller General of Accounts (CGA), 1983-batch Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS) Officer
  • President of India in Guinea, List of MoU
    a) MoU between India and Guinea in the field of the traditional system of medicine and homeopathy
    b) MoU between India and Guinea for Participation in the “e-VBAB” Network Project
    c) MoU between India and Guinea on cooperation in the field of renewable energy
    d) India Offers Credit of US$170 Million for Conakry Water Supply Project
  • Parliament passed the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019
    a) Bill Introduced in Lok Sabha on Jul 08, 2019, Passed on Jul 24, 2019 (Lok Sabha) and Aug 02, 2019 (Rajya Sabha)
    b) This Act will provide special procedures to deal with terrorist activities, among other things
    c) By this Bill, Central government empowers to designate an organization or individuals as a terrorist organization/  terrorist on the ground who commits or participates in acts of terrorism, prepares for terrorism, promotes terrorism, or involved in terrorism
    d) By this bill, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) can seize properties of who connected with terrorism
    e) Link: Download the Unlawful Activities Prevention Amendment Bill 2019
  • DRDO successfully tested Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missiles (QRSAM) against live aerial targets from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur. QRSAM uses solid-fuel propellant and range of 25-30 km
  • Union cabinet approved ex-post-facto MoU between India and Tunisia in the filed of Exploration and Use of Outer space for Peaceful Purposes
  • Home Minister Amit Shah introduced 2 Bills in Rajya Sabha which unanimously passed in Rajya Sabha
    a) Constitution (Application to Jammu & Kashmir) Order, 2019 

    b) Jammu & Kashmir (Reorganisation) Bill, 2019
    c) Jammu & Kashmir (Reorganisation) Bill, 2019
    d) Jammu & Kashmir Reservation (2nd Amendment) Bill, 2019
    e) Link: Jammu Kashmir Bifurcation Bill 2019
  • Rajya Sabha passed Consumer Protection Bill, 2019 which aims to protect the rights of consumers disputes. The Bill passed by the Lok Sabha on Jul 30, 2019, and  Rajya Sabha Aug 06, 2019 which will replace the old Consumer Protection Act, 1986
    Link: Download Consumer Protection Bill, 2019
  • World Biofuel Day observed on 10th August 2019 with a theme for this year “Production of Biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil (UCO)”
  • The President Ram Nath Kovind hosted an “At Home” reception for freedom fighters on the 77th anniversary of Quit India Day on 9th August 2019, at Rashtrapati Bhavan
  • Gallantry awards 2019: 2 Kirti Chakras, 1 Vir Chakra, 14 Shaurya Chakras, 8 Bar to Sena Medals, 90 Sena Medals, 5 Nao Sena Medals, 7 Vayu Sena Medals, and 5 Yudh Seva Medals
    Kirti Chakras: Sapper Prakash Jadhav, Harshpal Singh
    Vir Chakra: Varthaman Abhinandan
  • 4 New Products gets GI Tag: 
    a) Palani Panchamirtham Prasadam from Palani, Dindigul District of Tamil Nadu
    b) Tawlhlohpuan and Mizo Puanchei from Mizoram
    c) Tirur Betel leaf from Kerala
  • List of MoU between India and Bhutan
    a) MoU between ISRO and Department of Information Technology and Telecom (DITT), Bhutan on the establishment of SATCOM Network for the Utilization of South Asia Satellite
    b) MoU between the Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU), Bhutan, and Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau, India on cooperation Relating to Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation
    c) MoU on Power Purchase Agreement for Sale and Purchase of Mangdechhu Power
    d) MoU on cooperation in Judicial Education and Mutual Exchanges
    e) MoU between IIT, Kanpur and Royal University of Bhutan
    f) MoU between IIT, Bombay and Royal University of Bhutan
    g) MoU between IIT, Silchar and Royal University of Bhutan
    h) MoU between IIT,  Delhi and Royal University of Bhutan
  • DRDO handed over the design of Mobile Metallic Ramp (MMR) to the Indian Army which is designed and developed by DRDO with a load-bearing capacity of 70 metric ton
  • National Sports Awards 2019 announced the list includes 2 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awards, 19 Arjuna Awards, 5 Dhyan Chand Awards, Dronacharya Awards, Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskars,  Maulana AbulKalam Azad (MAKA) Punjab University, Chandigarh
    Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awards 2019
    1) Bajrang Punia, Wrestling
    2) Deepa Malik, Para Athletics
    Link: Download the full list of National awards 2019 PDF Password: fdaytalk
  • List of MoU/Agreements during Visit of President Zambia to India
    a) MoU in the field of Geology and Mineral Resources
    b) MoU on cooperation in the field of Defence
    c) MoU on cooperation in the field of Arts and Culture
    d) MoU between Foreign Service Institute of India and Zambian Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies
    e) MoU between Election Commission of India and Electoral Commission of Zambia
  • President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the 1st World Youth Conference on Kindness in New Delhi
  •  P. V. Sindhu won Gold at Badminton World FederationBWF Championship 2019
  • The Union Cabinet approved the MoU agreement between the National Medicinal Plants Board and National Institute of Health, Peru on Cooperation in the field of Medicinal Plants
  • The Union Cabinet approved ex-post facto MoU between India and Guinea on Cooperation in the Field of Traditional Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy
  • The Union Cabinet apprised of the amendments in the National Medical Commission Bill, 2019.  The bill passed in both Houses of the Parliament on 29th July 2019 and 1st August 2019
  • Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State of Civil Aviation launched Aviation Jobs portal
  • Narendra Modi today launched the “Fit India Movement” on the occasion of National Sports Day at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi
  • Rajiv Gauba appointed as a new Cabinet Secretary in the Government of India after P.K. Sinha
  • Narendra Modi conferred Yoga awards 2019 and 2019 for Outstanding Contribution for Promotion and Development of Yoga. These awards were announced during the International Day of Yoga, 2019 at Ranchi
    Winners of the year 2019 Yoga Awards
    Swami Rajarshi Muni of Life Mission, Gujarat (Individual National category)

    b) Antonietta Rozzi, Italy (Individual International category)
    c) Bihar School of Yoga (Organisation National category)
    d) Japan Yoga Niketan (Organisation International category)
    Winners of  2018 Yoga Awards
    a) Vishwas Mandalik, Nasik (Individual National category)
    b) Yoga Institute, Mumbai (Organisation National category)

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