Current Affairs : 17-08-2019 in English

International 

  • On 16 August 2019, the United Nation Security Council held the closed-door meeting on Kashmir first time after - 54 years (1965).

National

  • Skill Development Ministry and Tata Trust together will build Rs 300 crore modern training and skill development centre in - Mumbai.

Persons in News

  • Former India opener and national selector who passed away on 15 August 2019 – V.B. Chandrasekhar.
  • Recipient of the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Award for 2019, given by the Tamil Nadu state government - ISRO Chairman K. Sivan.

Sports

  • First batsman who scores 20,000 international runs in a single decade - Virat Kohli (20,502 runs).
  • Wrestler who became India’s first junior World Champion in 18 years by claiming a gold medal at the Junior Worlds at Tallinn, Estonia - Deepak Punia (86kg men’s freestyle).
  • Former actress of middle-of-the-road Hindi movies who died on 15 August 2019 - Vidya Sinha.

General Knowledge

  • Total number of members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) – 15 (5 permanent & 10 non-permanent).
  • Permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) – Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, and the United States.
  • United Nations Security Council (UNSC) – founded in: 1945; Headquarters: New York, US.
  • Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) – Established in: 1969; Headquarters: Bangalore.
  • First satellite of ISRO - Aryabhatta (1975).
  • India's Chandrayaan-1 mission - 22 October 2008.
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