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Daily News Digest:18 August 2019

“Aadi Mahotsav” begins at Leh

On 17 August 2019, Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda inaugurated a nine-day national Tribal festival “Aadi Mahotsav” at Leh in Ladakh. Adi Mahotsav is jointly organized by Tribal Affairs Ministry and TRIFED with a theme of “A celebration of the spirit of Tribal Craft, Culture and Commerce”.

INS Tarkash participates in Exercise “Konkan-19” in English Channel

On 14 August 2019, Indian Navy stealth frigate INS Tarkash joined the UK Royal Navy's HMS Destroyer in the English Channel for their annual ‘Konkan 2019’ Exercise.

China successfully launches ‘Smart Dragon-1’ rocket for commercial use

On 17 August 2019, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp (CASC), a Chinese government space agency, successfully launched its first rocket ‘Smart Dragon-1’ meant for commercial use.

Ravi Shastri retains Team India's head coach position till November 2021

Ravi Shastri will continue as the head coach of the Indian men's Cricket team led by Virat Kohli till November 2021.

DD News anchor Neelum Sharma passes away

Senior news anchor Neelum Sharma passed away on 17 August 2019. A founding anchor with over 20 years of association with India’s public service broadcaster - Doordarshan News (DD news), Sharma played a stellar role in many capacities.

Padma Shri awardee Damodar Ganesh Bapat dies in Chhattisgarh

On 17 August 2019, Eminent social worker and Padma Shri awardee Damodar Ganesh Bapat died in Bilaspur district in Chhattisgarh. Bapat had dedicated his life to the treatment and service of leprosy patients at an ashram run by Bharatiya Kushta Nivarak Sangh (BKNS) in Sothi village in Janjgir-Champa district of the state for the last four-and-a half decades.

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