Current Affairs in English – August 14 – 17, 2019

☛ Karnataka launches E-Step to empower student start-ups The Department of IT, BT and S&T in Karnataka, through Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS), has launched the E-Step, an initiative to empower student start-ups. E-Step focuses on boot camps, mentoring and training programmes which cover various aspects of entrepreneurship. E-Step, an initiative from Start-up Cell, is a specially crafted for students/start-ups/entrepreneurs to understand the basics of entrepreneurship from experienced trainers. ☛ CM Naveen Patnaik inaugurates hockey academy in Bhubaneswar Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik, has inaugurated a high-performance hockey centre…

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Current Affairs in English – August 11, 12, 13 – 2019

☛ Chintamadaka first village to have health profile Telangana chief minister K.Chandrasekhar Rao’s Village Chintamadaka in Medak District to be the first village to gave health profile as the government is planning to have for all the villages across the state. A team of doctors and staff from Yashodha Hospitals, which had been camping at Chintamadaka village for eight days to conduct health tests on the villagers, completed their job on August 11th. Hospital management spent about Rs one crore to conduct 36,146 tests on 5,561 villagers during the past…

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Current Affairs – English – August 9, 2019

☛ Pakistan stops Samjhauta Express Pakistan stopped the Samjhauta Express at the Wagah border on August 8, citing security concerns, following which an Indian crew and guard escorted the train to Attari on the Indian side. According to officials, the train, which connects Lahore and Delhi, had 117 passengers, including 48 Pakistanis, on board. A day after Islamabad downgraded diplomatic ties with New Delhi, Pakistan’s Federal Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said Pakistan closed the Samjhauta Express train service with India. ☛ TS child rapist gets death A local court…

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