Current Affairs 2019, Daily Gk updates 2019 : 20th August Daily Current Affairs 2019

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National (Current Affairs)

Chhattisgarh’s CM announces formation of Lemru Elephant Reserve

Chhattisgarh’s CM announces formation of Lemru Elephant Reserve

  • Chhattisgarh’s Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel announced the formation of ‘Lemru Elephant Reserve’ in Chattisgarh.
  • Aimed at minimizing human-elephant conflict and destruction of property in addition to providing a permanent habitat for the wild tuskers.
  • Chhattisgarh government, setting up of Lemru Elephant Reserve (LER), spanning over an area of 450 square kilometres.

Note- About Chhattisgarh

  • Chief minister: Bhupesh Baghel
  • Governor: Anusuiya Uikey
  • Population: 2.55 crores (2013)

India’s First ‘Virtual Court’ Launched In Faridabad

India’s First 'Virtual Court' Launched In Faridabad

  • Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court, Justice Krishna Murari on 17 august launched the first Virtual Court at Faridabad through video conferencing.
  • Aimed at- eliminating presence of litigant in the Court and adjudication of the case online.
  • The project has been launched under the guidance of e-Committee of Supreme Court of India and the software has been developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC).

Note- About Haryana

  • Capital: Chandigarh
  • Governor: Satyadev Narayan Arya
  • Chief minister: Manohar Lal Khattar

International (Current Affairs)

MoU between India and Maldives on ‘Training and Capacity Building Programme for Maldivian Civil Servants’


  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Maldives on ‘Training and Capacity Building Programme for Maldivian Civil Servants’ was operationalised on 19 August.
  • Aim-India and the Civil Services Commission of Maldives envisaged capacity building activities for 1000 civil servants of Maldives at the NCGG over the next five years.
  • The agreement is part of India’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy which actively focuses on improving relations with the country’s South Asian neighbours. The policy encourages trade, connectivity and people-to-people contact between India and its neighbours to increase co-operation in the region.

Note About Maldives

  • Capital: Malé
  • Currency: Maldivian rufiyaa
  • President: Ibrahim Mohamed Solih


National Sports Awards -2019

National Sports Awards -2019

  • Selection Committee for the Sports Awards 2019 was headed by Retired Judge, Supreme Court Mukundakam Sharma.


S.No. Name of the Sportsperson Discipline
1. Sh. Bajrang Punia Wrestling
2. Ms. Deepa Malik Para Athletics

Regular Category

S.No. Name of the Coach Discipline
1. Sh. Vimal Kumar Badminton
2. Sh. Sandeep Gupta Table tennis
3. Sh. Mohinder Singh Dhillon Athletics
  • Life-Time Category
S.No. Name of the Coach Discipline
1. Sh. Merzban Patel Hockey
2. Sh. Rambir Singh Khokhar Kabaddi
3. Sh. Sanjay Bhardwaj Cricket
S.No. Name of the Sportsperson Discipline
1. Sh. Tajinderpal Singh Toor Athletics
2. Mohammed Anas Yahiya Athletics
3. Sh. S. Bhaskaran Body Building
4. Ms. Sonia Lather Boxing
5. Sh. Ravindra Jadeja Cricket
6. Sh. Chinglensana Singh Kangujam Hockey
7. Sh. Ajay Thakur Kabaddi
8. Sh. Gaurav Singh Gill Motor Sports
9. Sh. Pramod Bhagat Para Sports (Badminton)
10. Ms. Anjum Moudgil Shooting
11. Sh. Harmeet Rajul Desai Table Tennis
12. Ms. Pooja Dhanda Wrestling
13. Sh. Fouaad Mirza Equestrian
14. Sh. Gurpreet Singh Sandhu Football
15. Ms. Poonam Yadav Cricket
16. Ms. Swapna Barman Athletics
17. Sh. Sundar Singh Gurjar Para Sports  (Athletics)
18. Sh. Bhamidipati Sai Praneeth Badminton
19. Sh. Simran Singh Shergill Polo
S.No. Name Discipline
Sh. Manuel Fredricks Hockey
Sh. Arup Basak Table Tennis
Sh. Manoj Kumar Wrestling
Sh. NittenKirrtane Tennis
Sh. C. Lalremsanga Archery

CCMB scientist K Thangaraj awarded JC Bose Fellowship

CCMB scientist K Thangaraj awarded JC Bose Fellowship

  • K. Thangaraj, chief scientist of the city-based CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) has been awarded the prestigious J.C. Bose Fellowship for his outstanding scientific contributions in the field of population and medical genomics.
  • Reason- The JC Bose fellowship is awarded to active scientists in recognition of their outstanding performance by the Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

Important Day

20 August-Sadbhavana Diwas

20 August-Sadbhavana Diwas

  • August 20 every year, Sadbhavana Diwas commemorates the memory of our late erstwhile Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi.  He was assassinated in May 1991, while campaigning in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu for the forthcoming national elections.

World Mosquito Day 2019


  • World Mosquito Day commemorates Sir Ronald Ross’ 1897 discovery of the link between mosquitoes and malaria transmission. The event raises awareness about the threat of malaria and other diseases transmitted by the world’s deadliest animal.


Veteran music composer Khayyam passes away


  • Veteran composer Khayyam, best known for his music in classic films such as Umrao Jaan and Kabhi Kabhie, passed away after a prolonged illnesses at a hospital here on 19 August. He was 92.

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