Current Affairs 23rd August 2019
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- 66th National Film Awards
–The 66th National Film awards have been announced by Rahul Rawail, head of the Jury for feature films.
- 5595 electric buses sanctioned under FAME scheme
–The Department of Heavy Industry has sanctioned 5,595 electric buses under the phase II of Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles (FAME) India scheme.
- India & Bangladesh to set up committee for optimum use of water resources
–India and Bangladesh have agreed to set up a Joint Technical committee for optimum use of Ganges water. The river Ganga’s wateris being received by Bangladesh under the Ganga Water Sharing Treaty 1996.
- Union HRD Minister to launch ‘Samagra Shiksha-Jal Suraksha’ drive
–Union HRD Minister will launch ‘Samagra Shiksha-Jal Suraksha’ to create awareness about Water Conservationamong all school students in the country. So that they can become competent, conscientious and committed water citizens of our nation. The department has prepared a detailed outline to implement this programme in all the schools in the country.
- lakh Rohingya refugeesliving in Bangladeshhave been issued identity documents by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). UNHCR’s Bio-metric Identity Management System (BIMS) fraud-proof cards are being issued jointly by Bangladeshi authorities and UNHCR to all verified refugees over the age of 12.
- Iran unveils three new precision-guided missiles
-Iran unveiled 3 precision-guided missiles. The new line-up of air-to-air missiles named the “Yasin”, “Balaban” and a new series of the “Ghaem” were developed jointly by the ministry and Sa Iran, also known as Iran Electronics Industries.
RANK AND REPORTS
- Manipur tops in Breastfeeding, Infant & Young Child Feeding Practices
–Manipur has topped the rankings in Breastfeeding and Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices in the country. Health and Family Welfare Minister released a report on Breastfeeding. Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Bihar are at the bottom positions in the report card.
- BAFTA LA to honour Steve Coogan with Charlie Chaplin Award
–Actor Steve Coogan will be felicitated with the Charlie Chaplin Award by the British Academy’s Los Angeles branch. He will receive the honour during the 2019 Britannia Awards.
The Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy recognises the talents whose popularity and cultural impact exemplifies the uniquely transcendent quality of excellent comedy.