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Daily News Digest:10 August 2019

31 October 2019: Foundation date of J&K, Ladakh as Union Territories

On 10 August 2019, President Ram Nath Kovind has given his assent to “The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act 2019”. The government set the date as October 31, the birthday of Sardar Vallabhai Patel as the date for the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh to come into being.

66th National Film Awards

Sriram Raghvan’s ‘Andhaadun’ bagged the National award for Best Film and along with Hindi films ‘Uri’, ‘Padmaavat’ and ‘Badhai Ho’, it hogged the honours at the 66th National film awards. Best Feature Film Award goes to Gujarati film Hellaro.

BAFTA LA to honour Steve Coogan with Charlie Chaplin Award

English Actor Steve Coogan will be felicitated with the Charlie Chaplin Award by the British Academy's Los Angeles branch. The 53-year-old actor will receive the honour during the 2019 Britannia Awards. The 2019 Britannia Awards will be held on October 25 in Los Angeles (US).

‘Samagra Shiksha-Jal Suraksha’ drive launched

On 9 August 2019, the Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of HRD has launched the ‘Samagra Shiksha-Jal Suraksha’ drive to promote water conservation activities for School Students, so that they can become competent, conscientious and committed water citizens of our nation.

Odisha CM launches Small Savings incentives scheme

In a bid to increase saving habits among state citizens, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the ‘Odisha Small Savings Incentive Scheme’ for 2019 on 8 August 2019. The launched scheme will be run under the notation “AQ” series.

India’s first underwater train soon operational under Kolkata's Hooghly River

The first underwater train in India will be operational under Kolkata's Hooghly River. The tunnels are 520 metres long and about 30 metres deep. The train will be part of the Kolkata Metro Line 2, also known as the East-West Metro.

Jana Small Finance Bank receives Scheduled Bank status

On 8 August 2019, Jana Small Finance Bank Ltd announced that it has got the status of a Scheduled Bank from Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The Bengaluru-headquartered bank, established as a financial services company in 2009.

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