National sports awards 2019 were announced
- Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has declared the awardees of the National sports awards 2019.
- In the field of games and sports, the award recognizes the successive persons.
- The President of India will award the awardees at a specially organized function.
- On the occasion of Dhyan Chand birth anniversary, the award will be given.
- It is celebrated as the National Sports Day on August 29.
In New Delhi National Conference of Tourism Ministers was held
- National Conference of Tourism Ministers was held in New Delhi.
- The meet was inaugurated by Shri Prahlad Singh Patel.
- The conference was attended by State Tourism Ministers of 19 States.
By 2020 Housing for All will be achieved 2 years in advance
- Hardeep Singh Puri planned to achieve its target of providing ‘Housing for all’ under PMAY.
- The deadline for this in two years before the deadline by 2020.
- In New Delhi, he made this announcement during the 15th NAREDCO.
- A total of 48 lakh houses are currently constructed.
NASA scientists fly over Greenland to track melting ice
- NASA scientists are crossing Greenland on a mission.
- To track melting ice. Greenland melting faster in the last decade.
- It has seen two of the biggest melts on record since 2012.
- Global warming is the chief culprit of the melting ice issue.
JNU Professor Meeta Narain conferred the Pushkin Medal 2019
- JNU Professor Meeta Narain conferred the ‘Pushkin Medal – 2019’.
- By the Russian government, it is the highest honor given to an Indian scholar.
- Pushkin Medal is given to a scholar of Russian language and literature.
- It is given for outstanding contribution to Russian studies.
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