Current Affairs:

  • 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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