Union Environment Minister, Prakash Javadekar has launched National Portal on Human-Elephant conflict called “SURAKHSYA”.
Russian President, Vladimir Putin has announced that a COVID-19 vaccine developed in the country has been registered for use.Russia is the first country to register a coronavirus vaccine.
The former defence minister and retired army general, Walter Roger Martos Ruiz becomes new Prime Minister of the country
Mohamed Ould Bilal has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Mauritania.
International Youth Day (IYD) is observed globally on 12th August every year
The Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar unveiled an e-version of the book titled ‘Connecting, Communicating, Changing’. The book chronicles Shri M Venkaiah Naidu’s three years in office as the Vice President of India.
Former NABARD Chief, Harsh Kumar Bhanwala has been appointed as executive chairman of the Capital India Finance Limited
CCI approves formation of joint venture between HAMCL & HL
Pramod Bhasin has been appointed as a new Chairman of Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)
PESB selects Soma Mondal as next chairman of SAIL
A book titled “Our Only Home: A Climate Appeal to the World” by Dalai Lama
History on the Date:
(1743) Champion of England titleholder Jack Broughton publishes ‘Rules of the Ring’ – earliest boxing code
(2008) Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt sets new world record of 9.69 seconds to win the coveted 100m gold medal at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic
(1946) Direct Action Day: Widespread riots erupt in Calcutta between Muslims and Hindus over whether Pakistan should be a separate state, killing over 4,000 and leaving 100,000 homeless
(2012) Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange is granted political asylum by Ecuador
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