Current Affairs in Short: 12 August 2019

Current Affairs in Short: 12 August 2019

CRPF’s ‘Madadgaar’ helpline in Kashmir

  • The ‘madadgaar’ helpline posted a message on Twitter, saying people can call on its mobile number 9469793260 “for any assistance or updates”.
  • Standard official number 14111 is not working due to the communication clampdown in the Kashmir Valley.
  • According to the various reports, CRPF’s helpline will also share with the callers the active contact numbers of local police stations so that people can further get in touch with them.

Kiren Rijiju confers the National Youth Awards

  • The Union Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports (I/C) Kiren Rijiju conferred the National Youth Awards on individuals (aged between 15-29 years) and organizations for excellent work and contribution in different fields of development and social service, such as health, promotion of human rights, active citizenship, community service etc.
  • The objective of the awards given by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Department of Youth Affairs is to motivate young people to achieve excellence in the field of national development and social service.
  • Photo Exhibition on “China through Eyes of Indian Youth – 2019” was also inaugurated. It was an exhibition of photos taken by youth delegates who participated in the recent Youth Exchange Program to China.

 ‘Listening, Learning and Leading’, book based on two years as Vice President of India launched

  • Union Minister for Home Affairs, Shri Amit Shah launched the book ‘Listening, Learning and Leading’ in Chennai.
  • The book captures glimpses of the Vice President’s 330 public engagements across the country during this period.
  • The book describes that Naidu has been active in getting India’s message communicated to the world by meeting visiting foreign delegations and visiting 19 Nations in the last two years.

Tamil Nadu declare a State Butterfly

  • Tamil Nadu has recently declared Tamil Yeoman (Cirrochroa Thais) as its state butterfly to mark its rich natural and cultural heritage.
  • This butterfly is locally known as Tamil Maravan meaning ‘Tamilian Warrior’. It usually sized between 60 and 75mm, belongs to the family of brush-footed butterflies or the Nymphalid.
  • It has become the fifth India state after Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Karnataka and Kerala who declared their state animals.

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