Current affair of 22nd August 2019

Gully boy flim has nominated for the Oscar Awards

The movie Gully Boy has been selected as India's official entry to the 92nd Oscar Awards. The ceremony has been scheduled to take place on 9 February 2020. The Zoya Akhtar directorial has drawn inspiration from the lives of Mumbai street rappers Vivian Fernandes aka Divine and Naved Shaikh aka Naezy. The story revolves around the underground rap movement in more

Deepak Punia secured a quota for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Indian wrestlers Deepak Punia won the World Wrestling Championships 2019 and secured his Olympics quota. Also, Rahul Aware reached the semi-finals of the ongoing tournament in their respective weight categories. Deepak defeated Carlos Arturo Izquierdo Mendez of Colombia in the more

Sonu Nigam honoured with the Magnificent Performing Arts Award

Sonu Nigam, the Popular Bollywood playback singer, was honoured with the Magnificent Performing Arts Award at the 21st Century Icon Awards in London. Nigam was among a host of winners across a range of categories at a gala awards ceremony held at the UK. The 21st Century Icon Awards is initiated by UK-based Indian-origin more

ECI announced election dates for Maharashtra and Haryana

The Election Commission of India (ECI) announced that the schedule for elections in Maharashtra and Haryana will take place on 21 October 2019 and counting for both the states will happen on 24 October. The announcement was made by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora.
The model code of conduct (MCC) has come into effect more

Madhukar Kamath has been elected as the chairman of ABC

Madhukar Kamath, the chairman emeritus of advertising firm DDB Mudra Group, has been elected as the chairman of the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) for 2019-20. The board has also selected Devendra V Darda as Managing Director and Lokmat Media as deputy chairman. Madhukar Kamath has four decades of experience in advertising and more

IndiGo board appointed Pallavi Shardul as an independent director

InterGlobe Aviation Limited operated IndiGo has appointed advocate Pallavi Shardul Shroff as independent woman director in the company. The appointment was approved by the board of directors of the airline. The appointment comes after the proposal initiated by IndiGo’s co-promoter Rakesh Gangwal who demanded the appointment of an independent woman more

22 September observed as a Rose day

Rose Day is observed on 22 September every year. It is for the welfare of cancer patients. The day marks hope for cancer patients that cancer is curable. The Day aims to spread a message to all cancer patients that they can fight the disease with strong willpower and spirit. It also reminds the patients that there are many individuals and services that are providing more

New book titled Being Gandhi on the mark Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary

A new book titled Being Gandhi written by award-winning author Paro Anand. It marks the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The book is published by Harper Collins Children’s Books, explores the life events of Gandhiji. The story revolves around a boy, Chandrashekhar who is bored of doing projects on more

Indian Railways launches first PET bottle crusher machine in Mumbai Rajdhani Express

The Western Railway has installed a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle crushing machine in Mumbai Rajdhani Express for the first time ever. The PET bottle crusher machine was installed in the train under the Indian Railways' Swachh Bharat and Go Green missions. The move also ties in with an impending ban of single-use plastic by the more

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal launched campaign against dengue

The Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal initiated Champions Campaign in the National Capital. The launch of the campaign comes three weeks launched mega drive against vector-borne disease dengue. He urged the citizens of Delhi to encourage their friends to inspect their homes and surroundings. The campaign more

Former South African cricketer Kyle Abbott creates history with total 17 wickets

Former South Africa Test player Kyle Abbott took 17 wickets in Hampshire's Country Championship win over title-chasing Somerset the best figures in first-class cricket for 63 years. The paceman's match return of 17-86 is the best ever for Hamphire and the best overall since England spinner Jim Laker took 19-90 against Australia in more

Shri Amit Shah launched Emergency Response Support System ERSS- Dial 112

Union Minister for Home Affairs, Shri Amit Shah launched three citizen centric services of the Chandigarh Police, in Chandigarh. The services include the Emergency Response Support System (ERSS - Dial 112), ‘E-Beat Book’ System and the ‘E-Saathi App’.  ERSS is one of the key projects of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs under Nirbhaya Fund. It is designed to more

EAC PM welcomes the measures taken by the Government to Revive Economic Sentiment

Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt Nirmala Sitaraman revised the corporate tax rate downward and altering the percentage and application of Minimum Alternate Tax in certain cases. She took measures to stabilize and enhance the flow of funds into the capital market and broadened the scope of CSR more

NASSCOM DSCI MeitY and Google India launched a nationwide Digital Payment Abhiyan

Nasscom’s Data Security Council of India (DSCI) collaborated with the electronics and IT ministry (MeitY) and Google India to launch a nationwide awareness campaign Digital Payment Abhiyan
Communications and Electronics & IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad launched the campaign that will educate end-users on the benefits of making digital payments and urge more

ISB Hyderabad ranked 7th globally and 1st in Asia in Forbes Best International Business Schools 2019

Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad, Telangana ranked 7th globally and 1st in Asia in the Forbes Best International 1-Year Business Schools 2019 rankings. The Forbes surveyed more than 100 schools. The annual Forbes list ranked the schools on their 5-year MBA (Master of Business Administration) more

Samuel Joseph Jebaraj appointed as DMD of IDBI Bank

IDBI Bank's Board of Directors approved the appointment of Samuel Joseph Jebaraj as Deputy Managing Director (DMD) for a period of 3 years with effect from September 19, 2019. The decision has been taken as per the approval received by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). This is the first major appointment on the Bank’s Board, in which the Life Insurance more

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