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19th August 2022

World Humanitarian Day observed on 19th August

World Humanitarian Day is celebrated on August 19 every year to recognise all aid and health workers who volunteer to help victims of disasters and crises against all odds. The day aims to spread awareness about the need for humanitarian assistance worldwide.

 

World Photography Day celebrates on 19th August

World Photography Day is celebrated on August 19 each year. The aim of World Photography Day is to create awareness, share ideas and encourage people to take up photography.

 

IRCTC & BSF signs MoU to ensure safety and security of booking data, other facilities

The Border Security Force (BSF) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to ensure the safety and security of booking data under its air e-ticket service for the troops of India’s border guarding force.

The pact will ensure the facility of extra baggage, lounge, cargo and less cancellation or reschedule charges for authorised BSF personnel.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

 

Border Security Force Director General: Pankaj Kumar Singh;

Border Security Force Founded: 1 December 1965;

Border Security Force Headquarters: New Delhi, India.

 

Goodfellows, senior-focused startup launched by Ratan Tata

Ratan Tata, a pioneer in the field, unveiled Goodfellows, a firm that offers senior folks companionship services. Ratan Tata, the Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons, provided seed money for the platform in an unknown amount.

 

Axis Bank signed an MoU with FCI to provide “Ultima Salary Package”

India’s third largest private sector bank, Axis Bank has signed an MoU with Food Corporation of India (FCI) to provide “Ultima Salary Package”, a best-in-class salary account with exclusive benefits & features to all its employees.

 

Yes Bank Announces Partnership with SellerApp to Promote ONDC

Yes Bank has announced its partnership with SellerApp which is a seller-centric intelligence platform. This partnership between Yes Bank and SellerApp will encourage the seller segment of its client base to adopt Open Network Digital Commerce (ONDC) and also help them to expand their digital commerce footprint.

 

Country first electric double-decker bus launched in Mumbai

Union Transport Minister, Nitin Gadkari has launched India’s first electric double-decker bus at YB Centre in south Mumbai. The name of the bus is “Switch EiV 22”, the double-decker bus will be run by the Mumbai civic transport body from September.

 

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched ‘Make India No. 1’ mission

Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal has formally unveiled his Aam Aadmi Party’s national ambition with the launch of the ‘Make India No 1’ campaign.

At an event organised at Talkatora stadium here, he proposed a five-point vision for good governance. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor termed the campaign a “national mission” and appealed to the masses to join.

 

India’s Oil Demand Will Rise By 7.73% In 2022, Fastest In The World

India’s demand for petroleum products like petrol and diesel will grow by 7.73 per cent in 2022, the fastest pace in the world. India’s oil demand remained healthy at 0.7 millions barrels per day (million b/d), about 16 per cent y-o-y growth in June, after an annual growth of 0.8 million b/d in May.

 

‘Yamuna Par Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ organised by NMCG

The Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, the Ministry of Jal Shakti, and the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) organised the event “Yamuna Par Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” at the water sports club in New Delhi.

 

Vistara emerges second largest domestic airline by market share

Full-service Vistara emerged as the second biggest airline by domestic market share last month with a 10.4% pie of the sky, distantly second to the market leader IndiGo at 58.8%.

The airline is Tata Sons’ joint venture with Singapore Airlines. The number three, four and five positions saw airlines separated by just decimal points — Air India (8.4%), GoFirst (8.2%) and SpiceJet (8%).


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