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Today Current Affairs 19-08-2016
UP – Rani Laxmi Bai award – Sakshi Malik
UP government honoured Wrestler Sakshi Malik With Rani Lakshmi Bai Award. She is 23 years old. He won bronze in 58 kg category, and she got Rs.3.11 lakhs cash prize.
World’s Longest – Glass Bridge – China
In China, the world’s Highest and Longest glass bridge has constructed with 99 panels of three layers transparent glass. It hangs between two steep cliffs 300 meters altitude maintained from ground. This bridge has set the 10th world record spanning its design and construction.
Actor & director – Gobind Tej – Passes away
The noted director and actor, Gobind Tej who passes away. He was 88 years old and while undergoing the treatment at a hospital in Bhubaneswar.Movies like Kaberi, Gare Sindura Dhare Luha, Schoolmaster, etc. he got the best director award for Odisha state Film Award.
Kerala Government – Rs 10,000 Cr – Govt schools
For next five years, the Kerala government has earmarked Rs.10,000 crores for the state -run & aided schools.In all government schools and aided schools around 60,000 new hi-tech classrooms has setup. The 1,000 schools will elevated to international standards.
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Former Fifa president – IOC member – passes away
Joao Havelange who was Former FIFA president has passed away. He was 100 years old and 7th Head of International football’s governing body FIFA from 1974 to 1998.
India – Bangladesh – 1971 war – Sheikh Mujibur
India & Bangladesh jointly produce a documentary on 1971 war of Independence of Bangladesh. India will facilitate the production of the mega movie by Bangladesh to mark 100th birth anniversary of its Father of Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 2020.
Govt – Rs 2,500 crores – penalty – Reliance Industries
On Reliance Industries & its partners, the Government has slapped a penalty of USD 380 million for producing less than the targeted natural gas from KG-D6 fields. The total penalty for missing a target in 5 fiscal years beginning April 1, 2010, now stands at USD 2.76 billion.
Today General Knowledge Updates on August 19th
Federal Bank – MMTC gold coins
The Federal bank has distributed the gold coins which was made by the government controlled MMTCI. These coins were launched by the government of India last year. First-ever national gold offering by the Government launched by PM Narendra Modi in November 2015.
P.V Sindhu belongs to India has selected for the finals in Rio Olympics. Another participant in Badminton finals was Carolina Marin who belongs to Spain.
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