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August 2019

'No First Use' Nuclear Policy of India Rajnath Singh’s tweet has started a fresh debate about ‘No first use’ doctrine (August 20 2019)

This doctrine states that India will not be the first to launch a nuclear weapon but retained the right to retaliate in the condition of an atomic attack.

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PM Modi launches RuPay card in Bhutan (August 19 2019)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi further cemented the ties with Bhutan by launching India's RuPay card in Bhutan. He also signed 10 MoUs during his second visit to Bhutan.

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India's Largest Rural Sanitation Survey Launched (August 17 2019)

Jal Shakti Minister Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat launched the Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2019 (SSG 2019)

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Independence Day on August 15 (August 16 2019)

"The date I chose came out of the blue. I hadn’t worked it out exactly then - I thought it had to be about August or September and I then went out to the 15th August. Why? Because it was the second anniversary of Japan’s surrender," Lord Mountbatten had said then.

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20 persons, three organisations conferred with National Youth Awards for 2016-17 International Youth Day: 2019 (August 14 2019)

Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju conferred the National Youth Awards for 2016-17 on twenty individuals and three organisations on the occasion of International Youth Day.

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NITI Aayog launches Fourth Edition of Women Transforming India Awards (August 13 2019)

NITI Aayog, the premier think tank of the Government of India, has launched the Fourth Edition of Women Transforming India (WTI) Awards, in collaboration with the United Nations in New Delhi.

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CLIMATE CHANGE IS THREATENING THE WORLD'S FOOD SUPPLY, SAYS NEW IPCC REPORT (August 12 2019)

A new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released T presents the most recent evidence on how the different uses of land - forests, agriculture, urbanisation - are affecting and getting affected by climate change.

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Parliament passes Consumer Protection Bill (August 10 2019)

Parliament passed the Consumer Protection Bill 2019 that seeks to establish authorities for timely and effective administration and settlement of consumer disputes.

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Pakistan suspends all bilateral trade with India over Kashmir (August 09 2019)

Pakistan announced a five-point plan that included suspension of bilateral trade in response to the Indian government's move to end special status for Jammu and Kashmir.

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Surrogacy regulation Bill 2019 (August 08 2019)

The Lok Sabha on Monday passed the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 by a voice vote.

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Kosi-Mechi linking project gets Centre’s green signal (August 07 2019)

This project will help irrigate an area of 6.35 lakh hectares annually in Bundelkhand region.

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Jammu and Kashmir Bifurcation Bill passed in Rajya Sabha, Ladakh, J&K to be Union Territories – (part I) (August 06 2019)

The Rajya Sabha on Monday passed the Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019 that proposes the bifurcation of the state into two union territories-Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

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Indian army launches e-cars in Delhi to fight air pollution (August 05 2019)

• The Indian Army in step with government policies on environmental protection has launched an ecological initiative with employing E Cars for use of its officials in New Delhi in partnership with Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), a joint Venture of Central PSUs under Ministry of Power. The introduction of E-Car in Army at Delhi was visualised on World Environment Day

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One nation one ration card scheme (August 03 2019)

One nation one ration card scheme was launched on a pilot basis in four states- Gujarat, Maharashtra, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The scheme will provide a major boost to the national food security government.

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Atal Community Innovation Centre (August 02 2019)

Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas &Steel Shri Dharmendra Pradhan launched Atal Community Innovation Centre (ACIC) to encourage the spirit of innovation at the community level.

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Triple Talaq Bill, the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Ordinance, 2019 Bill has been passed by the Rajya Sabha (August 01 2019)

Triple Talaq Bill known as Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 has been passed in the Rajya Sabha in a landmark vote with 99 votes in favour and 84 against.

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