19th August 2022 Current Affairs
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19th August 2022 Current Affairs is provided below:
- 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.
- 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
- Vadivudai Kanthimathi
- Kaathal Seyyathavarkal Kalleriyungal
- Pazham Paadal Puthukavithai
- Thikkanaithum Sadai Veesi
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