Read the most important current affairs of 19 August 2023. Today Current Affairs covers the headlines on World Photography Day, Chandrayaan 3 and more
Top Current Current Affairs of 19 August 2023
World Current Affairs
1. World Photography Day is Celebrated today 19 August 2023
World Photography Day is celebrated every year on 19 August. World Photography Day also known as World Photo Day is celebrated to create awareness among people about the art, science, craft and history of photography.
On this day, photographers from around the globe share a single photo that encapsulates their world.
2. India won T20I against Ireland
- The First T20I Cricket match between India and Ireland was interrupted due to rain in Dublin.
- India won the game by 2 runs on the Duckworth–Lewis–Stern method (DLS)
Whenever a match is interrupted due to bad weather, The Duckworth–Lewis–Stern method is adopted to complete the match. The DLS method is a formulation designed to set the target score for the team batting second in a cricket match interrupted by weather or other circumstances
India Current Affairs
3. India’s Hydrogen Fuel Bus Starts from Leh
- India’s First Commercial Hydrogen fuel bus service is to be started from Leh.
- The project comes two years after the announcement of Prime Minister Modi’s Vision of Carbon Neutral Ladakh.
- The project is implemented by NTPC which supplies 5 Hydrogen fuel buses to the Ladakh administration.
- A refuelling station and solar plant to produce hydrogen on 7.5 acres is built by the state-run organisation.
4. US court rejects Tahawwur Rana’s plea against extradition
- US Court rejects the 26/11 Mumbai attack accused Tahawwur Rana’s “writ of habeas corpus” challenging his extradition from the US to India.
- Tahawwur Rana was a Pakistani Military doctor and he was allegedly involved in the 26/11 Mumbai shooting attack that resulted in 175+ people deaths and 300+ people injured