Daily Current Affairs | 21 Aug 2019 | English | News

1. Veteran music composer Mohammed Zahur 'Khayyam' Hashmi passed away aged 92 at a hospital in Mumbai. Khayyam, a recipient of Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and Padma Bhushan, had started his music career in 1943.  
Mohammed Zahur

2. A funeral was held to commemorate Okjökull, the first glacier to be lost to climate change in Iceland. A plaque billed as "A letter to the future" was mounted on a bare rock in the ceremony, which warned all glaciers could get extinct within the next 200 years. The funeral was also attended by Iceland PM Katrín Jakobsdóttir. 

Daily Current Affairs | 20 Aug 2019 | English | News

1. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated a two-day (18–19 August) health testing camp organized by ITV Foundation against Japanese encephalitis at Maharajganj. This camp is organized with the support of Reckitt Benckiser India.   । 

2. Telecom giant Bharti Airtel has appointed Rajesh Tapadia as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its data centre and cloud business unit Nectrasa Data. 

Daily Current Affairs | 19 Aug 2019 | English | News

1. Mumbai will host the World Youth Chess Championship in October. 

2. Indian sprinters Hima Das and Muhammed Anas won a gold each in women's and men's 300m races respectively at the Athleticky Mitink Reiter event in the Czech Republic. This was Hima's sixth gold in European races since July 2.  

3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a three-day visit to United Arab Emirates- UAE and Bahrain beginning 23rd August 2019. 

Daily Current Affairs | 18 Aug 2019 | English | News

1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with his Bhutanese counterpart Dr. Lotay Tshering in Thimpu. They reviewed the entire gamut of the bilateral relations and ways and means to further enhance it. 

2. President Ram Nath Kovind has inaugurated the Presidential Guest House named Jal Kiran at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai. The Guest House will serve as the accommodation for the President and the Prime Minister during their visits to Mumbai. 

3. Nine-day national tribal festival, Aadi Mahotsav, begins at Leh in Ladakh. Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda has inaugurated a nine-day National Tribal Festival, Aadi Mahotsav in Polo Grounds of Leh. 

Daily Current Affairs | 17 Aug 2019 | English | News

1. Ravi Shastri has been retained as Team India head coach by BCCI's Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC). The 57-year-old Shastri has been contracted till the 2021 T20 World Cup. Shastri was appointed as head coach in 2017 after Anil Kumble and he had earlier served as director from 2014 to 2016. 

2. The famous Hazratganj intersection of Lucknow city, after the name of Bharat Ratna and former Prime Minister of the country, late Atal Bihari Vajpayee, will now be known as Atal Square. 

3. India's flag carrier Air India on Independence Day became the country's first airline to operate a commercial flight over the North Pole. The feat was achieved by Air India flight AI173 from Delhi to San Francisco, which usually flies over the Pacific Ocean to enter the US. 

Daily Current Affairs | 16 Aug 2019 | English | News

1. India defeated hosts England by 36 runs in the final to win the inaugural T20 Physical Disability World Cricket Series 2019.  

2. Veteran actress Vidya Sinha, known for yesteryear films like 'Chhoti Si Baat', 'Rajnigandha' and 'Pati Patni Aur Woh', passed away aged 71.  

3. A total of 946 police personnel have been awarded medals on the occasion of the Independence Day. President Police Medals for Gallantry have been awarded to three personnel, Police Medals for Gallantry to 177 personnel, and President's Police Medals for Distinguished Service to 89 personnel. Police Medal for Meritorious Service has been awarded to 677 personnel. 

Daily Current Affairs | 15 Aug 2019 | English | News

1. Prime Minister has announced the appointment of a Chief of Defence Staff in his Independence Day address to the nation. The Chief of Defence Staff will be above the three Service Chiefs. 

2. The Inter-State Council has been reconstituted with Prime Minister as its chairman and 6 Union ministers and all chief ministers as its members. Home Minister Amit Shah will chair the standing committee of the Inter-State Council.

3. The Reserve Bank of India has clarified rules on ‘free ATM transactions’ provided by banks to its customers. Banks provide certain number of free transactions at ATMs to their customers and beyond that impose charges.