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Current Affairs One-Liner: 19th August 2021

Published on August 19, 2021
  • Neeraj Chopra ranked 2nd in the World Athletics Men’s Javelin Throw Ranking 2021. The 1st rank was retained by Germany’s Johannes Vetter. The rankings are framed by ‘World Athletics’ which is the sports governing body.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of World Athletics: Monaco
  • Raunak Sadhwani (15-year-old Indian Grandmaster) won the 19th Spilimbergo Open chess tournament which was held in Italy.
  • Important Days and Themes: 19th Aug 2021: World Photography Day
    • 19th Aug 2021: World Humanitarian Day
    • Theme: #TheHumanRace: a global challenge for climate action in solidarity with people who need it the most
Current Affairs One-Liner: 19th August 2021
  • Awards and Recognition: Mohammad Azam: He was awarded the National Youth Award by the Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur. He showcased his work with exemplary leadership qualities in several awareness programmes like blood donation, organ donation and plantation under the Haritha Haram project.
    • Mahatma Gandhi: The great personality will be awarded the prestigious Congressional Gold Medal for his promotional work of peace and nonviolence. In this regard, an influential US lawmaker from New York reintroduced a resolution in the US House of Representatives for the same.
  • Exercise Konkan 2021: It is the bilateral naval exercise held between navies of India Britain. It was held in Portsmouth, UK. India was represented by INS Tabar.
  • Static Part: 
    • Capital of UK: London
    • Currency of UK: Pound Sterling
  • Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT): This is the U.S. Navy-led military exercise, in which the Indian Navy participated to analyse, demonstrate maritime manoeuvres, enhance interoperability and boost maritime security. It was held in Singapore.
  • Obituaries: Anandha Kannan: He was a Tamil star and a TV host.
  • ‘SBI Life eShield Next’-- SBI Life Insurance
  • Karkhandar Scheme – Jammu and Kashmir
  • Appointments on 19th August 2021
  • 5th BRICS Industry Ministers Meeting
  • Odisha announced Smart Health Cards Scheme


Q.1 When is World Photography Day marked?
a. 20th Aug
b. 29th Aug
c. 28th Aug
d. 19th Aug

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