Top 5 Current Affairs: 21 August 2019
Team India has revealed its new test jersey kit, Indian skipper Virat Kohli was seen wearing number 18 at the back.
The Supreme Court has recently suggested the Government to frame a uniform policy for compulsory rural service for doctors. Supreme Court suggested that compulsory service will be rendered by doctors who are trained in government institutions. The Apex Court asked the Medical Council of India and Centre Government to frame a uniform policy that will be applicable across the country.
Team India has revealed its new test jersey kit, ahead of World Test Championship, which will begin with India’s first test against West Indies campaign at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. Team India posted Instagram stories of the entire team including skipper Virat Kohli and Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane sporting the new test jersey with their name and preferred number written behind.
The Supreme Court on August 20, 2019 stressed on the need to find a balance between the right to online privacy and the right of the state to trace originators of messages that are fake, defamatory or aim to spread panic. The Tamil Nadu Government had told the Supreme Court on Monday that the user profiles on social media need to be linked with Aadhaar to keep a check on the circulation of fake, defamatory and pornographic content as well as anti-national and terror material.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approved major proposals regarding re-organisation of Army Headquarters on August 21, 2019. The approval was given on the basis of a detailed internal study, which was conducted by the Army Headquarters. The Defence Ministry approved the decision to set up a special Human Rights Section headed by ADG (Maj. Gen rank officer) directly under the Vice Chief of the Army Staff.
The World Bank has released a report on the relation between water pollution and economic growth. According to the analysis by the World Bank, poor water quality is affecting economic growth and worsening health conditions. The World Bank report was based on three types of data; sample collected data, satellite data and computer-generated data.