21-22 August 2019 Current Affairs

Women Drivers | Kerala | Russian space robot | Cabinet Secretary | Defence Secretary |

Posted on Aug 22, 2019 13:58 IST in Current Affairs.

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1) Which state government on 21 August 2019 broke an old glass barrier by allowing women as drivers for public sector undertakings in the state? – Kerala (Kerala on 21 August 2019 broke an old glass barrier against appointing women drivers in public sector units. The state government announced its decision to recruit women to driver posts in different state govt. departments and public sector undertakings)

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2) What is the name of the first ever humanoid robot sent into the space by Russia on 22 August 2019? – “Fedor” (“Fedor” is the name of the life-size humanoid robot that was launched into space by Russia on 22 August 2019. It was sent into to assist astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) through a Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. “Fedor”, which stands for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research in Russian, will spend 10 days learning to assist astronauts on the ISS. It is Russia’s first-ever space humanoid)

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3) Who was named as the next Cabinet Secretary by the Union Government on 21 August 2019? – Rajiv Gauba (Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba was on 21 August 2019 appointed as the next Cabinet Secretary for a tenure of two years. Gauba, a 1982-batch IAS officer of the Jharkhand cadre, will initially join as the Officer on Special Duty in the Cabinet Secretariat, before he takes over the charge of the country's top bureaucracy from the incumbent Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha)

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4) Who was appointed the new Defence Secretary on 21 August 2019? – Ajay Kumar (The Union Government appointed Ajay Kumar as the new Defence Secretary. He replaces Sanjay Mitra whose term ends on 23 August 2019)

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