21st August 2019 Current Affairs for IBPS PO/Clerk | RRB PO/Clerk | SSC | Railways

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Karnataka categorises Nicotine as "class A poision"



The Karnataka government has classified Nicotine as "Class A poision" by amending the karnataka Poisons (Possession and Sale) Rules 2015.

The main aim is to strengthen the enforcement of the ban on production and sale of electronic cigarettes.

The notification has also ordered the suspension of all kinds of promotion of e-cigarettes, including online promotion. This will curb the illegal sale, smuggling of nicotine catridges and e-cigarettes.

Class A poison are Highly toxic chemicals, which even in very small quantities as gas or vapour in the air are dangerous to life (such as cyanogen, hydrocyanic acid, nitrogen peroxide).

The Karnataka government has recently classified nicotine as Class A poison by amending the Karnataka Poisons (Possession and Sale) Rules 2015. The mo
The Karnataka government has recently classified nicotine as Class A poison by amending the Karnataka Poisons (Possession and Sale) Rules 2015. The m

About Karnataka

Capital - Bengaluru

Chief MInister - B.S. Yediyurappa

Governor - Vajubhai Vala

National Park

  • Dandeli National Park
  • Nagarhole National Park
  • Bandipur National Park
  • Bannerghatta National Park
  • Anshi National Park
  • Kudremukh National Park

Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Arabithittu Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Nugu Wildlife Sanctuary

Thermal Power Plant

  • Udupi Thermal Power Plant
  • Kakrapar Thermal Power Plant
  • Kaiga Nuclear power station

Famous Folk Dance

  • Lavani
  • Gafa

Famous Airport

  • Kempegowda International Airport (Bengaluru)


Country's 1st Central Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology to be set up in Gujarat


India's first Central Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology will be set up in Gujarat to facilitate the chemical industry with research and innovations.

It was announced by Union Minister of State for Chemical & Fertilizer Mansukh Mandaviya.

the first-of-its-kind institute will facilitate the chemical
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About Gujarat

Capital - Gandhinagar

Chief Minister - Vijay Rupani

Governor - Acharya Dev Vrat

National Park

  • Gir National Park
  • Blackbuck National Park
  • Vansda National Park
  • Marine National Park

Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Narayan Sarovar Wildlife Sanctuary


  • Sardar Sarover Dam (Narmada River)
  • Ukai Dam (Tapi River)

Folk Dance

  • Garba


Paytm promotes CFO Madhur Deora as President



Paytm has elevated its CFO (Chief Financial Officer) Madhur Deora as president of the company.

Madhur joined Paytm in 2016. Prior to joining Paytm, he was MD in Citigroup's investment banking business in New Yourk, London and Mumbai.

About Paytm

Headquarters - Noida

Founded - 2010


Ravinder Takkar appointed as MD-CEO of Vodafone Idea


Ravinder Takkar has been appointed as the MD and CEO of Idea-Vodafone for a period of three years.

He is currently a board member of Vodafone Idea and Indus Towers, where he is responsible for all Vodafone Group interests in India.

He will replace Balesh Sharma.

About Vodafone Idea

Headquarters - Gandhinagar


Home Ministry fixes the retirement age of CARF personnel at 60 years


The Union Home Ministry has fixed the retirement age of all Central Armed Police Force personnel at  60 years.

MHA has issued the order following the 2019 Delhi High Court verdict.

According to an order by the MHA, the retirement age will be applicable to personnel of Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF), BSF, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). CISF, SSB and regular cadre of the Paramilitary component of the Assam Rifles (AR).


India becomes the largest SO2 emitter in the world


According to an analysis of a NASA data released by environment NGO Greenpeace, India is the world's largest emmitter of anthropogenic sulphur dioxide, which is produced from coal burning, and greatly contributes to air polution.

India is largest emitter of SO2 in the world, with more than 15% of all anthropogenic SO2 hotspots detected by the NASA OMI Satellite.


Shavendra Silva appointed as Commander of the Sri Lankan Army


Shavendra Silva has been appointed commander of Sri Lankan's army by President Maithripala Sirisena.

He succeeds Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake.

He has been in the army for 34 years.

He also served as Ambassador and the Deputy Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York from 2010-2015.

About Sri Lanka

Capital - Colombo, Sri Jaywardenepura kotte

Currency - Sri Lankan rupee

Prime Minister - Ranil Wickremesinghe


Mitchell Johnson becomes MCC Honourary Life member


Former Australian player Mitchell Johson has been elected as an Honorary Life Member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).

Johnson represented Australia in 153 One Day Internationals picking up 239 wickets, 73 international Test matches claiming 313 wickets and 30 T-20 Internationals in which he takes 38 wickets.

Johnson made his ODI debut for Australia in 2005.

About Australia

Capital - Canberra

Currency - Dollar

Prime Minister - Scott Morrison


World Mosquito Day: 20 August 2019


World Mosquito Day is observed annually on 20 August.

The Day is marks the historic discovery of the link between mosquitoes and malaria transmission by Sir Ronald Ross a British doctor in 1897.

It aims to raise awarness about the causes of malaria and how it can be prevented, as well as fundraising for search into the cure of malaria.


Sadhavana Diwas: 20 August


Sadbhavana Diwas is celebrated on 20 August every year to commemorate the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

This year is the 75th Birth Anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi.

The day is observed to encourage the national itegration, peace, affection and communal harmony among the Indian people of all religions.

Shri Rajiv Gandhi was born on August 20, 1944, in Bombay. He was the youngest Prime Minister of India.


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