19 August 2018 Current Affairs
Imran Khan becomes the 22nd PM of Pakistan
Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan took oath as Pakistan’s new prime minister. Khan, the chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), secured 176 votes while his only rival and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Sharif got 96 votes, National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser announced.
FSSAI sets up panel to review red-labelling draft
Bill for red-labelling of packaged products containing fat, sugar and salt has been halted by the government as per FSSAI’s report. The group is headed by B Sesikeran, former director of National Institute of Nutrition (NIN).
Infosys CFO MD Ranganath Resigns
Infosys’ Chief Financial Officer (CFO) MD Ranganath resigned from his position. MD Ranganath became Chief Financial Officer of Infosys in 2015 following the exit of Rajiv Bansal.
11th World Hindi Conference
The 11th World Hindi Conference was inaugurated in Mauritius with the theme ‘Hindi World and Indian Culture’. The three-day conference was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Mauritius, Praveen Kumar Jagannath in Port Louis.
S K Arora awarded WHO World No Tobacco Day 2017 award
Delhi government’s additional director of health, SK Arora was awarded prestigious World Health Organization (WHO) World No Tobacco Day 2017 Award for his extraordinary contribution towards tobacco control.
India wins SAFF U-15 Championship
India defeated Bangladesh in the final of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Under-15 Women’s Championship in Thimpu, Bhutan. A solitary second-half strike by Sunita Munda helped the Indian U-15 team clinch the title.
Former UN Secretary General passed away
Kofi Annan, 80 years old, passed away due to illness. He is the first black African secretary-general of the United Nations. Kofi Annan and the UN were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001.
19 Aug: World Humanitarian Day
The World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is observed every year on 19 August to recognize work of humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives. The observance of the day provides opportunity to celebrate spirit that inspires humanitarian work around globe.
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