Latest Current Affairs 19th August 2019

Maharashtra:11 killed in road accident in  Dhule: At least 15 people were killed and 35 injured after a container truck collided with a state transport bus in Maharashtra’s Dhule district.

Former Bihar CM Jagannath Mishra passes away: Former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra has passed away after a prolonged illness. He was 82.

Several union ministers visit AIIMS to enquire about Arun Jaitley’s health: The health condition of former Union Minister Arun Jaitley continues to be critical but remains stable. Jaitley is admitted in All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi since 9th of this month after he had complained of breathlessness and restlessness.

Sexual assault case: SC dismisses Tarun Tejpal’s plea seeking quashing of charges: The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea filed by Tehelka magazine founder Tarun Tejpal seeking quashing of charges framed against him in an alleged sexual assault case lodged by a former woman colleague.

Vice President  M Venkaiah Naidu visits Lithuanian Parliament: The Vice President of India, who is on the three-nation visit to Baltic Nations, visited the Lithuanian Parliament today along with the high level Parliamentary delegation. They interacted about matters relating to parliamentary systems and exchanged views.

Union minister TC Gehlot meets Australian delegation; MoU signed for disability sector: Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Thawarchand Gehlot met an Australian delegation in New Delhi. Memorandum of Understanding were signed between India and Australia in the areas in disability sector.

India’s growing market offers immense business opportunities: Vice President: Vice President M Venkaiah on Monday stressed that India’s growing market offers immense business opportunities.

Restrictions being phased out gradually in J&K; Primary schools reopens in Srinagar: Restrictions are being phased out gradually in Jammu & Kashmir. Over 190 Primary schools reopened in Srinagar Monday morning while in Jammu region, all schools are functioning normal amidst a peaceful environment.

Ashes 2nd Test ends in a draw Smith ruled out of final day: The second Test between England and Australia ended in a draw at Lord’s on Sunday. A dramatic day of cricket came to an end with Travis Head and Pat Cummins holding on for Australia on day 5 of the second.

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar to arrive in Dhaka today: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will be arriving in Dhaka Monday night on a three day visit to Bangladesh.

India strongly condemns horrific Kabul bombing: India on Sunday strongly condemned the horrific bombing at a wedding hall in Kabul in which over 60 people were killed.

PM Modi to visit UAE, Bahrain from 23 Aug in bid to boost ties: Prime minister Narendra Modi will visit the Gulf nations of United Arab Emirates and Bahrain on 23-25 August.

PM Modi concludes his 2-day state visit to Bhutan: Prime Minister Narendra Modi concluded his two-day state visit to Bhutan during which he held talks with the country’s leaders to further deepen the bilateral ties. The two countries inked 10 MoUs in the fields of space research, aviation, IT, power and education to infuse new energy in their ties.

Heavy rain lashes several parts of country; 24 people killed in Himachal Pradesh: Heavy rains lashed northern parts, leaving over two dozens people dead and missing several others in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Punjab on Sunday.

Restrictions being phased out gradually in J&K; Primary schools to reopen today in Kashmir: In Jammu and Kashmir, over 190 primary schools across Kashmir will be reopened today. Jammu and Kashmir Government Spokesperson Rohit Kansal expressed hope to restore full functionality to government offices and as the days progress the government will move forward for the other areas such as developmental works.

5th Meeting of India-Nepal Joint Commission to be held in Kathmandu on 21- 22 August: The 5th Meeting of India-Nepal Joint Commission will be held in Kathmandu on 21- 22 August.

Politics of appeasement was reason for continuance of triple talaq: HM Amit Shah: Union Home Minister Amit Shah has said that the politics of appeasement, which led to the Partition, was the reason for the continuance of the evil practice of triple talaq for so long.

20 officers from various govt agencies of Nepal start their training on ‘Anti Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism’: Twenty officers from various government agencies of Nepal has started their training on “Anti Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism” at National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes and Narcotics (NACIN), Faridabad.

Nepal’s Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali says India-Nepal relations are moving to newer heights: Nepal’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has said India-Nepal relations are moving to newer heights with the exchange of high level visits.

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar to arrive in Dhaka today: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will be arriving in Dhaka tonight on a three day visit to Bangladesh.

Tens of thousands flood Hong Kong park for latest rally: Heavy rain fell on tens of thousands of umbrella-toting protesters on Sunday as they marched from a packed park and filled a major road in Hong Kong, where mass pro-democracy demonstrations have become a regular weekend activity this summer.

India’s growing market offers immense business opportunities: Vice President: Vice President M Venkaiah on Monday stressed that India’s growing market offers immense business opportunities.

Hima Das, Muhammed Anas win 300m gold in Czech Republic: Indian sprinters Hima Das and Muhammed Anas won a gold each in women’s and men’s 300m races in Czech Republic. This was Hima’s sixth gold in European races since 2nd July. Her last win was on July 20 when she clinched a gold in her pet 400m event at Nove Mesto in Czech Republic.

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