Current Affairs daily August 19, 2021

UPJAAS launched- A collective vaccination drive-in Chhattisgarh started. UPJAAS meaning ‘mother nature‘, is a collective drive with tribal leaders and community influencers had started this drive to promote COVID vaccination & appropriate behaviour towards health, nutrition & education.

Gender equality decision of SC- Towards Gender equality, the Supreme court(SC) allowed eligible women to take the examination for admission to the National Defence Academy(NDA) for the next coming session.

Government school renamed in honour of Olympic player- Delhi Government has decided to rename the government school by name of Ravi Dahiya as Ravi Dahiya Bal Vidyalaya. Ravi Dahiya studied in this school and bagged silver medal in Tokyo Olympics.

Joint Guidance for Naval cooperation-Australia, India sign a joint guidance document to boost naval ties. The joint guidance document outlines a shared intent to conduct regular talks, professional exchanges, and joint training.

MOU approved between ICMR & GARDP- Cabinet approves Memorandum of Understanding between the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India and the Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership(GARDP) Foundation on Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Innovation, Switzerland.

MOU approved between India and the United States- Cabinet approves Memorandum of Understanding between India and the United States of America on cooperation in the field of Geology; Geological knowledge regarding Eastern Himalaya Syntaxis and Ladakh Plutons to get a boost; Will facilitate Exchange of information on technology and geoscientific data

Visit of Alok Sharma-UN Climate Change Conference or COP26 President Alok Sharma began a three-day visit to India for discussions with ministers and leaders from industry and civil society on collaboration on climate action.

Revise instructions on Banks Locker management-RBI issues revised instructions for banks on locker management. Banks will be required to incorporate a clause in the locker agreement prohibiting the hirer from keeping anything illegal or hazardous in lockers.

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar announced UNITE Aware- External Affairs Minister, S. Jaishankar announced the rollout of a technological platform in partnership with the U.N., ‘ UNITE Aware’, to help enhance the safety of U.N. peacekeepers.

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