19th August 2022 Current Affairs

19th August 2022 Current Affairs

19th August 2022 Current Affairs

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19th August 2022 Current Affairs is provided below:

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1. NAMASTE:

  • National Action for Mechanised Sanitation Ecosystem
  • Central Sector Scheme
  • Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
  • The scheme envisions sanitation workers’ safety and dignity in urban India by developing an enabling ecosystem that honours the sanitation workforce as major contributors to sanitation infrastructure operation and maintenance.
  • NAMASTE intends to identify Sewer/Septic Tank Workers with an emphasis on the informal workforce performing hazardous cleaning activities.

2. NIDAAN:

  • National Integrated Database on Arrested Narco Offenders
  • India’s 1st portal on Arrested Narco Offenders
  • Part of the Narcotics Coordination Mechanism (NCORD) portal, launched by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • The portal provides a one-stop solution for all narcotics offender-related data and will help investigate agencies as an effective tool while probing narcotic cases.

3. Books & Authors:

  • “Bibi: My Story”
  • Authored by Benjamin Netanyahu, a former Israel Prime Minister.

4. Goa, the first state in India to receive “Har Ghar Jal” certification:

  • Certifying that all households in the villages have access to safe drinking water through taps and ensuring that “No One is Left Out.”

5. Country first electric double-decker bus launched in Mumbai:

  • The name of the bus is “Switch EiV 22”
  • Union Transport minister, Nitin Gadkari said 35 per cent of the pollution is because of diesel and petrol, and introducing these buses will reduce pollution.

6. World Humanitarian Day:

  • Observed on August 19
  • The 2022 campaign, according to the United Nations, shines a light on “thousands of volunteers, professionals and crisis-affected people who deliver urgent health care, shelter, food, protection, water and much more.”
  • Theme 2022: “It takes a Village”

7. World Photography Day:

  • Observed on August 19
  • Theme 2022: “Pandemic Lockdown through the lens”

8. Legendary Orator N.S.S Kannan passed away:

  • Popularly known as ‘Nellai Kannan’
  • Notable Works – ‘Kurukkuthurai Ragasiyangal’ which narrates the stories of the people of Tirunelveli in Tirunelveli slang.
  • He was conferred with ‘Ilango Adigal Award 2021
  • His Notable Poems include
    1. Vadivudai Kanthimathi
    2. Kaathal Seyyathavarkal Kalleriyungal
    3. Pazham Paadal Puthukavithai
    4. Thikkanaithum Sadai Veesi

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