Top Headlines 21st August 2019: EducationBro

Top Headlines 21st  August 2019: EducationBro
Top Headlines 21st  August 2019: EducationBro

Top Headlines 21st  August 2019: EducationBro

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1. Chandrayaan-2 precisely inserted in defined lunar orbit: ISRO Chairman
  • The second moon mission of India, the Chandrayaan-2 has been precisely inserted in defined orbits. It reached in defined lunar orbit at 09.02 am on 20th August 2019. 
  • This was stated by the Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Dr K. Sivan, while addressing a press conference after the Lunar Orbit Insertion of Chandrayaan-2, in Bengaluru.
  • ISRO aims for successful landing at 1.55 AM on 7th September. The soft landing will be near the lunar South Pole.
  • According to the ISRO that the next major event will be on 2nd September when the lander will be separated from the orbiter.

2. 9th Session of India-Kenya Joint Trade Committee Held in New Delhi
  • The 9th Session of the India-Kenya Joint Trade Committee (JTC) was held on 19th – 20th August 2019 in New Delhi.
  • The Indian delegation was led by Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Railways, Piyush Goyal.
  • The Kenyan delegation was led by Peter Munya, Minister of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, Government of the Republic of Kenya.
  • The JTC is an ideal framework for trade and economic expansion between the two countries and reaffirmed their commitments to deepen the trade and economic ties further.

3. Coast Guards of India and Sri Lanka agree to strengthen co-operation
  • The Indian Coast Guard held a High-Level Meeting (HLM) with the Sri Lanka Coast Guard at Coast Guard Headquarters.
  • The Indian side was led by Director General, Coast Guard K Natarajan, while the Sri Lankan delegation was headed by Rear Admiral Samantha Wimalathunge.
  • The meeting took place under the provisions of the MoU signed between the two sides for the establishment of a collaborative relationship to combat transnational illegal activities at sea and develop regional co-operation.

4. Government approves Rs 4432.10 crore of additional Central assistance to Odisha, Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh
  • The Government of India approved additional central assistance of Rs. 4432.10 crore to three States from National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) - Rs. 3338.22 crore to Odisha for Cyclone Fani, Rs 1029.39 crore to Karnataka for drought and Rs 64.49 crore to Himachal Pradesh for avalanches and hailstorm.
  • The High Level Committee (HLC), chaired by the Union Minister for Home Affairs Amit Shah, met in New Delhi on 19th August 2019 to consider additional central assistance to three states, which were affected by drought (rabi) of 2018-19, avalanches, hailstorms, landslides and cyclone ‘Fani’ during 2019.

5. President Kovind Launches tree plantation drive at Rashtrapati Bhavan
  • The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind planted a sapling of Maulsari in the Rashtrapati Bhavan Estate and launched a plantation drive as part of 'Van Mahotsav' celebrations.
  • As part of Van Mahotsav celebrations, the President's Secretariat, over the next few weeks, will be planting 3,252 trees and 2,962 shrubs in the President's Estate. This will include ornamental and fruit trees like Peepal, Neem, Maulsari, Champa, Gul Mohur, Mango, Chiko, Anjir and Amrud etc.

6. National Conference of Tourism Ministers concludes successfully in New Delhi
  • The one-day National Conference of Tourism Ministers concluded successfully in New Delhi. Organized by the Union Ministry of Tourism, it was inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Tourism & Culture (Independent Charge), Prahlad Singh Patel. 
  • The conference was attended by State Tourism Ministers of 19 States, Secretaries of Tourism and senior officials from the States and Union Territories (UTs) who deliberated on various issues related to the development and promotion of Tourism.

7. Cabinet Secretary chairs NCMC meeting to review flood situation in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Haryana and Delhi
  • A meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC), chaired by the Cabinet Secretary, PK Sinha, was held to review the prevailing flood situation in the states of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Haryana and Delhi.
  • Cabinet Secretary took stock of the current situation, preparedness, rescue and relief operations and directed that immediate assistance, as sought by the states, be provided to meet the crisis.

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