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Rajasthan Current Affairs 2021 – 19th August

Published on August 19, 2021 by Just Prep Raj |
Last Updated on March 15, 2023 by Just Prep Raj
NATIONAL AFFAIRSPresident Ram Nath Kovind (Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces) approves 144 Gallantry Awards for armed, police and paramilitary personnel on the occasion of Independence Day 2021.Odisha extends its agreement to sponsor Indian men’s and women’s national hockey team for next 10 years.Delhi govt to rename a govt school in Adarsh Nagar, Delhi to Ravi Dahiya Bal Vidyalaya to honour the Olympic silver medallist Ravi Dahiya.Chhattisgarh govt aims to benefit 12 lakh landless families in the state by ‘Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Bhumihin Majdur Nyaya Yojana’.Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports honoured Mohammad Azam of Telangana with National Youth Award for his contribution in Haritha Haram Project.Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment collaborates with National Institute of Social Defence to provide recorded lectures and e-study materials in the field of social defence through its web-portal ‘TAPAS’ (Training for Augmenting Productivity and Services).Puducherry celebrated De Jure Transfer Day on 16th August as it got independence from French rule on that day.INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRSThe creator of zeitgeist numbers puzzle Sudoku, Maki Kaji passed away. He was also known as ‘Godfather of Sudoku’.Mahatma Gandhi to be honoured with United States’ highest civilian award ‘Congressional Gold Medal’ posthumously for his promotion of peace and non-violence. He would be the first Indian to receive this honour.Uganda to provide shelter to 2,000 Afghani refugees after crisis led by Taliban.Germany to break off its agreement to provide development aid to Afghanistan.Switzerland’s researchers set a new record by calculating mathematical constant ‘pi’ up to 50 trillion figures. They took around 108 day and nine hours to calculate.Lionel Messi resigns from Barcelona club and joins Paris St Germain football club.RAJASTHAN STATE AFFAIRSState govt to celebrate former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s birthday on 20th August on the theme ‘Good Governance with Information & Technology’.Governor Kalraj Mishra released 8 special covers based on Rajasthan art and culture made by Postal Department. It includes images of Pokhran’s Molela clay, pottery and Kota Doriya, Pratapgarh’s jewellery design, Sanganeri and Bagru hand block print, Bikaner’s Bhujia, Jaipur’s blue pottery and Rajasthan’s Kathputali.B2B (Business to Business) jewellery show ‘JASS’ begins from 18 August in JECC, Jaipur.CM Gehlot inaugurates Irrigation Water Conservation and Theft Deterrence Police Station in Nohar, Hanumangarh.Govt invites public suggestions to draft ‘New Farmer and Animal Husbandry Policy’ till 25th August,2021.Rajasthan govt to launch ‘Homeless People Upliftment and Rehabilitation Policy 2021’ to make such people self-reliant and independent.Under Jal Jeevan Mission, Water department to organize state level event to honour officers for their contribution.Jhunjhunu’s Neeraj Baloda wins silver in hammer throw at 60th Inter-State Athletics Championship held in Patiala.

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