Current affairs : 19-08-2019 in English

Defence

  • Annual ‘Konkan 2019’ naval exercise of Indian Navy and the UK Royal Navy held in - English Channel.

Environment

  • First monument to a glacier lost to climate change anywhere in the world – Okjokull (Iceland’s first glacier).

International 

  • 'World Police and Fire Games 2019' held during August 8-17 at - Chengdu in China.

National

  • A nine-day national Tribal festival “Aadi Mahotsav” organized at - Leh in Ladakh.

Persons in News

  • Veteran ‘DD news’ anchor who passed away on 17 August 2019 - Neelum Sharma.
  • Eminent social worker and Padma Shri awardee who passed away in Chhattisgarh on 17 August 2019 - Damodar Ganesh Bapat.

Sports

  • Next head coach of the Indian men's Cricket team till November 2021 - Ravi Shastri.

Science and Technology

  • China’s first rocket that meant for commercial use - Smart Dragon-1.

General Knowledge

  • Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited (TRIFED) was established in - August 1987.
  • Body of water that separates Southern England from northern France and links the southern part of the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean - English Channel.
  • Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) – founded in: 1928; Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • Doordarshan was established in - 1959.

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