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Daily News Digest:22 August 2019

Dr Ajay Kumar appointed as Defence Secretary

Dr Ajay Kumar has been appointed as Defence Secretary in the Ministry of Defence. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has also approved the appointment of Rajiv Gauba as Cabinet Secretary.

Six agreements exchanged during visit of Zambian President to India

Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia visited India on a State Visit from 20-22 August 2019. Six MoUs exchanged between the Republic of Zambia and India during this visit.

HRD Ministry launches NISHTHA initiative for school teachers

On 21 August 2019, Union Human resource development minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ launched the National Mission to improve Learning Outcomes at the Elementary level - NISHTHA (National Initiative for School Heads and Teachers Holistic Advancement) program. It is the largest teachers’ training programme of its kind in the world.

Karnataka gets first rank in the SARAL Index of Power Ministry

R. K. Singh, Union Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy (IC) and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, launched the State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index “SARAL”. The State of Karnataka has been placed at the first rank in the Index.

IMF executive board recommends scrapping age limit for Georgieva

The International Monetary Fund's board recommended a rule change that would scrap the age limit for its leader. This move considers as clearing the path to the top job for Bulgaria's Kristalina Georgieva. Georgieva is the European Union's candidate to serve as IMF managing director.

Para-swimmer Satendra Singh Lohia crosses America's Catalina Channel

Satendra Singh Lohia, Para-swimmer from Madhya Pradesh, has become the first Asian swimmer to cross the Catalina Channel of America.

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