Latest Current Affairs 14th August 2019

Chandrayaan-2 successfully leaves earth orbit, begins the journey to moon: The Chandrayaan-2 has successfully left the earth-centric orbit and has begun its journey straight to the moon early this morning.

President Ram Nath Kovind addresses nation on the eve of 73rd I-Day today: President Ram Nath Kovind said the recent changes made in Jammu-Kashmir and Ladakh would be of immense benefit to those regions.

J&K gears up for 73rd Independence Day celebrations: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik will hoist the national flag at the main function of the Independence Day at Sher-e-Kashmir stadium in Srinagar tomorrow for which all arrangements have been made.

I&B Ministry implements Accessibility Standards for Persons with Disabilities in TV programmes: Doordarshan has been carrying sign language interpretation of the address of President of India on the eve of Independence Day and Prime Minister’s address from the ramparts of Red Fort on Independence Day every year.

India’s achievements in various fields since independence is inspiring, says Nepal’s Minister for Foreign Affairs: Nepal’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has said India’s achievements in various fields since independence is exemplary and inspiring.

U.S. delays impending China tariffs on some products until December: The United States is delaying until December 15 imposition of new 10 percent tariffs on Chinese electronics, but going ahead with new duties starting September 1 on USD 300 billion in Chinese goods.

India contributes 1 million to UN Fund: India has contributed one million US Dollars to the United Nations Special Purpose Trust Fund for the Resident Coordinator System.

Finance Commission to visit Rajasthan: The 15th Finance Commission headed by Chairman, N.K. Singh and including Members of the Commission, Ajay Narayan Jha, Ashok Lahiri,  Ramesh Chand, and Anoop Singh will visit the State of Rajasthan from 16th August to 19th August, 2019.

Consumer protection rules to be ready in 3 months: Ram Vilas Paswan: Consumer inflation eased to 3.15 per cent in July from 3.18 per cent in the previous month, government data showed on Tuesday.

Women’s cricket to be part of 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games: In a historic move, the International Cricket Council and Commonwealth Games Federation confirmed the inclusion of women’s T20 cricket t the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

India beat England to win Physical Disability World Series 2019: India beat England by 36 runs to win Physical Disability World Series 2019;  Ravindra Sante scored a quickfire half-century to star in India’s victory.

Chandrayaan-2 successfully enters Lunar Transfer Trajectory: India’s second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 leaves earth’s orbit early Wednesday morning and successfully enters Lunar Transfer Trajectory; Chandrayaan-2 to land on lunar surface on September 7.

19 ITBP Officials conferred with Medals on 73rd Independence Day- 2019: 19 ITBP officials have been announced to be conferred with Police Medals on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day, 2019, 05 of them would be conferred with Police Medal for Gallantry, 04 with President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service while 10 would be conferred with Police Medal for Meritorious service.

Vir Chakra for Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman: Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who spent some days in Pakistani custody when his MiG-21 was shot down in a dogfight with PAF jets a day after the February 26 Balakot airstrike, to be conferred the Vir Chakra on Independence Day.

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