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Today Top Current Affairs 19 August 2021

Today Top Current Affairs 19 August 2021

19 August 2021 Daily GK Update, Current Affairs for Bank Exam Daily Current Affairs 19 August 2021 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related govt exams, covering the top news, Major Issues, Current News, Important events in National Current News and International Current News.

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Anurag Singh Thakur confers National Youth Awards for 2017-18 and 2018-19 to 22 awardees

On the occasion of the International Youth Day 2021, The Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Shri Anurag Singh Thakur has distributed the National Youth Awards for the year 2017-18 and 2018-19.

  • The award includes a medal, a certificate and a cash prize of Rs 1,00,000/- to individual and a cash prize of Rs. 3,00,000/- to organization respectively.


Sr NoNameState
1. Shri Saurabh NavandeMaharashtra
2. Shri Himanshu Kumar GuptaMadhya Pradesh
3. Shri Anil PradhanOdisha
4. Ms. Devika MalikHaryana
5. Ms. Neha KushwahaUttar Pradesh
6. Shri Chetan MahaduPardeshiMaharashtra
7. Shri RanjitsingSanjaysing RajputMaharashtra
8. Shri Mahammad AzamTelengana
9. Shri Manish kumardaveRajasthan
10. Shri Pardeep MahalaHaryana
1. Mana Vuru Mana BadhyathaAndhra Pradesh
2. Yuva Disha KendraGujarat
3. ThozhanTamilnadu
4. Synergy SansthanMadhya Pradesh

NYA 2018-19


Sr NoNameState
1. Shri Shubham chouhanMadhya Pradesh
2. Shri GunajiMandrekarGoa
3. Shri Ajay oliUttarakhand
4. Shri Siddharth RoyMaharashtra
5. Shri Praharsh Mohanlal PatelGujarat
6. Ms. Divya Kumari JainRajasthan
7. Shri Yashveer GoyalPunjab


1.Ladli Foundation TrustNew Delhi

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Piyush Goyal heads 5th meeting of BRICS Industry Ministers

On 18th August 2021, The Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, and Textiles, Shri Piyush Goyal has chaired the 5th BRICS Industry Ministers Meeting.

  • the theme of BRICS@15: Intra BRICS Cooperation for Continuity, Consolidation and Consensus for its Chairship, in 2021.
  • India expresses a desire to expand the horizon of New Development Bank (NDB) for strengthening social infrastructure at BRICS Industry Ministers meet

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Priyanka Chopra appointed as Chairperson of Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival

On 17th August 2021, Actress-producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas has been appointed as the chairperson of the Jio Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) Film Festival.

  • Priyanka Jonas will take place of Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, who stepped down from the position in April 2021.
  • MAMI’s Board of Trustees nominated Priyanka.

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Mirabai Chanu as the brand ambassador of Amway India

Direct selling FMCG major Amway India has decided to appoint Olympic silver medalist weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu as brand ambassador for Amway and its Nutrilite range of products in the country.

  • She will spearhead the company’s campaigns focused on product ranges such as Nutrilite Daily, Omega and All Plant Protein among others.
  • Recently, She has won the silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the women’s 49kg category.

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Important Days

World Photography Day 2021

Every year, World Photography Day is celebrated on August 19th to celebrate the art, craft, science, and history of photography across the world.


  • The main purpose of this day is to promote photography as a hobby and also inspire photographers around the globe to share a single photo with the rest of the world.


  • World Photo Day marks the invention of the Daguerreotype, a photographic process developed by Frenchmen Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce in 1837.
  • In 2010, The first official World Photo Day was observed.
  • In the year 1939, the French govt brought the patent of the Daguerreotype process and announced the invention as a gift “free to the world”.

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World Humanitarian Day 2021

World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is observed on 19 August every year across the world. the main objective of this day is to pay tribute to humanitarian personnel and those workers who lost or risked their lives while doing humanitarian service. In 2021 we are celebrating the 12th WHD.

  • In 2009, United Nations General Assembly declared World Humanitarian Day and choose the day of 19 August. it marks the 19 August 2003 bomb attack on the Canal Hotel in Baghdad, Iraq. 22 people including the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello were killed in this attack.

Theme 2021:

  • The theme for 2021 World Humanitarian Day is  #TheHumanRace: a global challenge for climate action in solidarity with people who need it the most. it focuses on the immediate human cost of the climate crisis.

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