Online revenue payment system launched by CM of Odisha
- Shri Naveen Patnaik launched online revenue payment.
- The main aim is to provide people with an easier way on 73rd Independence Day on August 15, 2019.
- This online payment system was developed at the National Informatics Centre- Bhubaneswar.
- Under the “5-T mantra” this is an initiative of the State revenue department of Odisha.
For Indian Cricket Team Ravi Shastri appointed as Head Coach
- Ravi Shashtri appointed as the head coach of the Indian cricket team.
- His term will be for another two years.
- By former Indian Cricket captain, Kapil Dev cricket Advisory Committee is led.
Aadi Mahotsav is being celebrated at Leh Ladakh
- At Polo Ground in Leh-Ladakh Aadi Mahotsav, a National Tribal Festival is celebrated.
- It is a 9-day event that starts from 17th August to 25th August.
- The festival was inaugurated by the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir.
India’s forex reserves at new life-time high of $430.57 bn
- RBI data, India’s foreign exchange reserves surged to new life-time.
- The US $430.572 billion in a week to August 9, 2019.
- It was on account of rising in foreign currency assets.
- To the US $428.952 billion on August 2, 2019 forex reserves had declined by the US $697.2 million.
For SC and OBC Chhattisgarh state government increases reservation
- Chhattisgarh government declared an increase in the reservation for SC from 12% to 13% and for OBC.
- Shri Bhupesh Baghel announced on 15th August.
- The state’s reservation becomes a total of 72 percent.
- The reservation limit of 50 percent mandated by the Supreme court.
- Out of Bilaspur “Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi” which will be carved.
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