Latest Current Affairs 22nd August 2019

PM Modi meets French President Macron: Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds one to one meeting with French President Macron

Chidambaram remanded to 4-day CBI custody: The special CBI court on Thursday sent former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram to CBI custody for four days till August 26 in the INX Media corruption case.

Nitin Gadkari launches new website launches for MoRTH: Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari launched New website of the Ministry of Road Transports and Highways in Delhi.

Raj Thackeray appears before ED in IL&FS case: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray appeared before Enforcement Directorate in South Mumbai for questioning in the IL&FS investigation even as police threw a security ring in the area.

CMs of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa attend 24th Western Zonal Council meeting in Panaji: The 24th Western Zonal Council meeting took place in Panaji on Thursday under the chairmanship of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

Situation remains peaceful across J&K: In Jammu and Kashmir, situation is peaceful across the state especially Kashmir Valley where restrictions have been eased in some more areas.

International support for India on Kashmir: In another setback for Pakistan’s attempts to internationalise the Kashmir issues, UK, France, and Bangladesh have come forward to support India on its historic decision on Jammu & Kashmir’s special status.

PM Modi embarks on 3-nation visit to France, UAE, Bahrain: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has embarked on a three nation tour to France, UAE and Bahrain. The Prime Minister will hold high level meetings with the top leadership of the three countries and will also attend G7 summit in France.

Former Union Minister P Chidambaram produced before Rouse Avenue Court in Delhi: Former Union Minister P Chidambaram has been produced before Rouse Avenue Court in Delhi. The counsel for CBI has sought five day remand for Chidambaram.

EAM S. Jaishankar concludes two day visit to Nepal: External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar has left for New Delhi after concluding his two day visit to Nepal. On second day of his visit Dr. Jaishankar paid a courtesy call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari in Kathmandu this morning.

PM Modi embarks on three-nation tour to France, UAE & Bahrain: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will land in France on Thursday for his first bilateral visit in his second term as PM. In the first term too, France was the first European nation that Prime Minister visited. Within hours of landing, President Emmanuel Macron and PM Modi will hold a one on one meeting followed by delegation level talks and the signing of agreements.

Three  HC Judges temporarily relieved of their judicial duties in Bangladesh: Supreme Court of Bangladesh on Thursday temporarily removed three High Court judges from their judicial duties in the light of a primary probe against them. These judges later applied for leave.

No Rohingyas in Bangladesh turn up for return to Myanmar: The process of return of Rohingyas to Myanmar remained stalled for the second time on Thursday as no Rohingya refugee turned up for repatriation at Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district.

US PrezTrump cancels Denmark visit amid spat over sale of Greenland: Escalating an international spat, US President Donald Trump has said he scrapped his trip to Denmark because the prime minister made a nasty statement when she rejected his idea to buy Greenland as an absurdity.

EAM S. Jaishankar visits President Bidya Devi Bhandari in Kathmandu: On second and final day of his Nepal visit External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar paid a courtesy call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari at Kathmandu Thursday morning.

5th Meeting of India-Nepal Joint Commission successfully concludes in Kathmandu: The Fifth Meeting of India-Nepal Joint Commission was successfully concluded in Kathmandu on Wednesday. The meeting was co-chaired by External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar and Nepal’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali. The Joint Commission reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations especially connectivity and economic partnership; trade and transit; power and water resources and culture and education. The commission expressed happiness over momentum generated in overall aspects of Nepal-India relations following the exchange of high-level visits in the past two years.

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