Daily Current Affairs 19 August 2019: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 19 August 2019. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 19 August 2019. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 19 August 2019 Current affairs test.

National News

1. International Conference on Teacher Education

  • HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has inaugurated International Conference on Teacher Education in New Delhi.
  • Title: ‘Journey of Teacher Education: Local to Global’.
  • The Conference was organized by the National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE).
  • National Council for Teacher Education is a statutory body of Indian government set up under the National Council for Teacher Education Act, 1993 in 1995 is to formally oversee standards, procedures and processes in the Indian education system.

2. 2 new districts in Tamilnadu

  • Vellore district of Tamilnadu will be trifurcated into Vellore, Tirupattur and Ranipet.
  • Chief minister: Edappadi K. Palaniswami || Governor: Banwarilal Purohit

3. Tamil Yeoman

  • Tamil Nadu state has officially declared Tamil Yeoman as the state butterfly.
  • Tamilnadu has become 5th Indian state after Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Kerala to declare its state butterfly.
  • Maharashtra was the first state to officially declare Blue Mormon as its state butterfly in 2015.

4. Chilika and Ansupa Lakes

  • Odisha Wetland Authority has drafted an integrated management plan Chilika and Ansupa Lakes.
  • Chilika lake is India’s largest brackish water Lake, spread over the Puri, Khurda and Ganjam districts of Odisha state .
  • Ansupa is the Odisha’s largest freshwater lake.
  • Odisha: CM: Naveen Patnaik || Governor: Ganeshi Lal.

International News

1. World Photography Day

  • August 19 is observed as World Photography Day.
  • It aims to inspire photographers across the planet to share a single photo with a simple purpose: to share their world with the world.

2. World Humanitarian Day

  • World Humanitarian Day is observed every year on 19 August.
  • World Humanitarian Day is an international day dedicated to recognize humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes.
  • Theme: ‘Women Humanitarians’.

3. Jodhpur-Munabao Thar Link Express

  • India has suspended Jodhpur-Munabao Thar Link Express amid ongoing tension with Pakistan over the Kashmir issue.
  • Thar Express operated weekly by Indian Railway between Jodhpur and Munabao. Passengers from Munabao then clear customs and are transported to across the border to Zero Point station where the Thar Express takes passengers to Karachi, Pakistan.

Business News

1. Top Virtual Assistant

  • 1. Google Assistant by Google
  • 2. Siri by Apple
  • 3. Alexa by Amazon
  • The IQ test was conducted by US-based research-driven venture capital firm Loup Ventures.

2. New Paytm’s President

  • Paytm has promoted its Chief Financial Officer, Madhur Deora, as President.
  • Paytm CEO : Vijay Shekhar Sharma
  • Founded: 2010 || Parent organization: One97 Communications

3. Central Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology

  • India’s first Central Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology will be set up in Gujarat.
  • Gujarat: Capital: Gandhinagar || Chief minister: Vijay Rupani || Governor: Acharya Dev Vrat

Sports News

1. Athleticky Mitink Reiter event

  • Sprinters Hima Das and Mohammad Anas have won a gold medal in 300m races at the Athleticky Mitink Reiter event.
  • The Athleticky Mitink Reiter event was held in Czech Republic.

2. U-12 Asian Tennis Team championship

  • Team India has won Gold Medal defeating Chinese Taipei in the final of Under 12 Asian Tennis Team championship
  • The Under 12 Asian Tennis Team championship was held in Kazakhstan.

3. First Concussion Substitute cricket player

  • Australian Cricketer Marnus Labuschagne has become first Concussion Substitute player in the history of International cricket.
  • He replaced Steve Smith in the second Ashes Test at Lord’s.
  • A Concussion Replacement is a player who takes the place of a player who has been replaced for the remainder of the match.

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