CLAT 2022 CURRENT AFFAIRS (19TH AUGUST)

Saturday, August 21st, 2021

19TH AUGUST


Contents


1ST STATE TO PROVIDE ‘SMART HEALTH CARDS’

INDIAN NAVY CONDUCTS BILATERAL EXERCISE WITH VIETNAM

GOYAL CHAIRED BRICS INDUSTRY MINISTERS’ MEETING

PRIYANKA CHOPRA AS CHAIRPERSON OF MAMI FEST

WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY OBSERVED ON 19TH AUGUST

BOOK RELEASED ON ‘OPERATION KHUKRI’ BY BIPIN RAWAT

WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY DAY CELEBRATED ON 19TH AUGUST

 

1ST STATE TO PROVIDE ‘SMART HEALTH CARDS’


 

  • Odisha is all set to launch India’s first ‘Smart Health Cards scheme’ covering its 3.5 crore people of 96 lakh families under the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana.

 

  • The information for the same was provided by Odisha Chief Minister (CM) Naveen Patnaik while addressing the 75th Independence Day celebrations in Bhubaneswar.

 

  • The objective behind Smart Health Cards is to provide hassle-free quality treatment at the best available health care facilities. These cards will work like debit cards for a certain amount.

 

  • Through this scheme, Central Government health benefits can also be accessed.

 

  • The beneficiaries of National and State Food Security Schemes, Annapurna and Antyodaya schemes will get this card and henceforth each family can avail treatment cost up to Rs 5 lakh per annum.

 

  • Women members can avail of benefits up to Rs 10 lakh annually. The health benefits under this scheme can be availed in more than 200 hospital chains of the country including Odisha.

 

(SOURCE: THE HINDU)

 

INDIAN NAVY CONDUCTS BILATERAL EXERCISE WITH VIETNAM


 

  • The Indian Navy and Vietnam People’s Navy (VPN) undertook a bilateral maritime exercise in the South China Sea, to strengthen the defence ties among the two navies.

 

  • From India, INS Ranvijay and INS Kora took part in the exercise and from the Vietnam People’s Navy (VPN), frigate VPNS Ly Thai To(HQ-012) participated in the drill.

 

  • The bilateral interaction aims to consolidate the strong bond shared by the two navies and would be another step towards strengthening India-Vietnam defence relations.

 

  • Regular interactions between the two navies over the years have enhanced their interoperability and adaptability.

 

  • Significance: This has ensured a quantum jump in the complexity and scale of professional exchanges. This visit also holds special importance as Indian Naval ships celebrated the country’s 75th Independence Day in Vietnam.

 

  • Defence ties between the two countries have been robust. In June this year, the two countries undertook a defence security dialogue and Indian Naval ships have been frequently visiting Vietnamese Ports.

 

  • Training cooperation between the two navies has been on the rise over the years.

 

(SOURCE: LIVE MINT)

 

GOYAL CHAIRED BRICS INDUSTRY MINISTERS’ MEETING


 

  • Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal has chaired the fifth meeting of BRICS Industry Ministers and called for expanding the horizon of the New Development Bank (NDB).

 

  • India holds the Chairship of BRICS for 2021. This year, India chose the theme of ‘Intra BRICS Cooperation for Continuity, Consolidation and Consensus’ for its chairship.

 

  • About the meeting: The BRICS ministers called for the need to adopt emerging new technologies, recognising it as an important tool for modernisation and transformation of industry, and promotion of economic growth.

 

  • They also committed to play a constructive role towards the promotion of IPR, and expressed their intention to collaborate with NDB.

 

  • The meeting concluded with the ministers committing to work together as a group, share best practices and move ahead in a positive and constructive manner to achieve the 2030 agenda for sustainable development.

 

(SOURCE: BUSINESS STANDARD)

 

PRIYANKA CHOPRA AS CHAIRPERSON OF MAMI FEST.


 

  • Actor-producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas was announced as the chairperson of Jio MAMI Film Festival, almost four months after Deepika Padukone stepped down from the position.

 

  • The Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) unveiled its plans for the coming year, edition and the change in leadership.

 

  • Priyanka was unanimously nominated by MAMI’s Board of Trustees which comprises Nita M Ambani (Co-Chairperson), Anupama Chopra (Festival Director), Ajay Bijli, Anand G. Mahindra, Farhan Akhtar, Isha Ambani, Kabir Khan, Kaustubh Dhavse, Kiran Rao, Rana Daggubati, Riteish Deshmukh, Rohan Sippy, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Vikramaditya Motwane, Vishal Bhardwaj and Zoya Akhtar.

 

(SOURCE: THE PRINT)

 

WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY OBSERVED ON 19TH AUGUST


 

  • World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is observed every year on 19 August to pay tribute to humanitarian personnel and those workers who lost or risked their lives while doing humanitarian service. In 2021 we are celebrating the 12th WHD.

 

  • The theme for 2021 WHD is #TheHumanRace: a global challenge for climate action in solidarity with people who need it the most.

 

  • Why 19 August?: 19 August marks the day on which the then Special Representative of the Secretary-General to Iraq, Sérgio Vieira de Mello and 21 of his colleagues were killed in the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad.

 

  • World Humanitarian Day was commemorated for the first time on 19 August 2009, after it was formally recognised by the United Nations General Assembly in 2009.

 

(SOURCE: FIRSTPOST)

 

BOOK RELEASED ON ‘OPERATION KHUKRI’ BY BIPIN RAWAT


 

  • CDS General Bipin Rawat was presented a book “OPERATION KHUKRI” by authors Major General Rajpal Punia & Ms Damini Punia.

 

  • The book highlights the Indian Army’s successful rescue mission in Sierra Leone as part of the United Nations.

 

  • The year was 2000, Sierra Leone, in West Africa, had been ravaged by years of civil strife. With the intervention of the United Nations, two companies of the Indian Army were deployed in Kailahun as part of a United Nations peacekeeping mission.

 

  • About the Operation Khukri: Operation Khukri was one of the Indian Army’s most successful international missions, and this book is a first-hand account by Major Rajpal Punia, who, after three months of impasse and failed diplomacy, orchestrated the operation, surviving the ambush of the RUF in prolonged jungle warfare twice, and returning with all 233 soldiers standing tall.

 

(SOURCE: JAGRAN JOSH)

 

WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY DAY CELEBRATED ON 19TH AUGUST


 

  • World Photography Day is celebrated on 19 August every year to promote photography as a hobby and also inspire photographers around the globe to share a single photo with the rest of the world.

 

  • The first official World Photo Day was observed on August 19, 2010.

 

  • History of the day: The origin of World Photo Day comes from the invention of the Daguerreotype, a photographic process developed by Frenchmen Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce in 1837.

 

  • It was on August 19, 1939 that the French government purchased the patent of Daguerreotype process and announced the invention as a gift “free to the world”.

 

(SOURCE: FIRSTPOST)