Important Weekly Current Affairs PDF Download (16th to 23rd August 2019)

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Current Affairs: Important Days

Date Important days Theme
August 17 Indonesian Independence Day
August 19 World Photography Day
August 19 World Humanitarian Day #WomenHumanitarians
August 20 World Mosquito Day
August 20 Sadbhavna Divas
August 21 World Senior Citizen’s Day
August 21 International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism
August 22 International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief

Current Affairs: National

  1. CBDT to attach Documentation Identification Number (DIN) to each communication from Oct 1
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CBDT – Central Board of Direct Taxes
CBDT Headquarters New Delhi
CBDT Chairman Pramod Chandra Mody
  1. Air India become the first Indian airline to fly over the North Pole
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Air India Headquarters New Delhi
Air India Chairman & MD Ashwani Lohani
  1. India has got its first National Essential Diagnostics List (NEDL) finalised by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
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Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
ICMR Headquarters New Delhi
ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava
  1. All Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) personnel will now retire at a uniform age of 60 years
  2. Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) launched new scheme ‘Scientific and Useful Profound Research Advancement (SUPRA) for high quality research funding
  3. HRD Ministry launched the National Initiative for School Heads’ and Teachers’ Holistic Advancements (NISHTHA) to train over 42 lakh teachers
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Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’
Constituency Haridwar, Uttarakhand
  1. Railways’ second double-decker Uday Express will run between Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada
  2. Centre has launched San-Sadhan Hackathon for Divyang accessible toilets
  3. Committee formed to advise government on ‘Fit India Movement’under the chairmanship of sports minister KirenRijiju
  4. Government to launch an e-commerce portal called ‘Bharatcraft’to help SMEs
  5. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approved a Committee to review the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) to strengthen ‘Make in India’
Defence Minister Raj Nath Singh
Constituency Lucknow,Uttar Pradesh

Current Affairs: International

1.Ban imposed on unauthorized drone flying in Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Bangladesh Capital Dhaka
Bangladesh Currency Taka
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
  1. Japan surpassed China in June as the top holder of US Treasuries
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JapanCapital Tokyo
JapanCurrency Japanese yen
JapanPM Shinzo Abe

Current Affairs: State

  1. Andhra CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launched Village Volunteers System
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Andhra Pradesh Capital Hyderabad, Amaravathi
Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy
Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan
  1. Nagaland State Police Department got its first Laboratory-cum-Training Centre for Prevention of Cyber Crime Prevention against Women and Children (CCPAWC)
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Nagaland Capital Kohima
Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio
Nagaland Governor R. N. Ravi
  1. President Ram NathKovind inaugurated an underground Bunker Museum at Raj Bhavan Mumbai.
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Maharashtra Capital Mumbai
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis
Maharashtra Governor Chinamani Vidyasagar Rao
  1. Nine-day national tribal festival, AadiMahotsav, begins at Leh in Ladakh
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Jammu & Kashmir Capital Jammu & Srinagar
Jammu & Kashmir CM Vacant
Jammu & Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik
  1. Lucknow city’s iconic Hazratganj Chauraha has been renamed as the ‘Atal Chowk’, in honour of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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Uttar Pradesh Capital Lucknow
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adithiyanath
Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel
  1. Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel announced the formation of ‘Lemru Elephant Reserve’ in Chattisgarh
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Chhattisgarh Capital Atal Nagar
Chhattisgarh CM BhupeshBaghel
Chhattisgarh Governor Anusuiya Uikey
  1. Manipur CM has launched the “School Fagadaba” (Make education bettter) scheme to improve school infrastructure and overall education quality
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Manipur Capital Imphal
Manipur CM N Biren Singh
Manipur Governor Padmanabha Acharya
  1. Gujarat to get country’s first Chemical Engineering & Technology Institute
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Gujarat Capital Gandhinagar
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani
Gujarat Governor Acharya Dev Vrat
  1. Punjab government launched health insurance scheme ‘Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna
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Punjab Capital Chandigarh
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh
Punjab Governor V P Singh Badnore
  1. Karnataka ranks the best among states for setting up a rooftop solar project, according to the Attractiveness Index (SARAL) released by Minster of New and Renewable Energy and Power R K Singh
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Karnataka Capital Bangalore
Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa
Karnataka Governor Vajubai Rudubai Wala
  1. Haryana government increasedthe income limit for BPL family to Rs 15000 per month
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Haryana Capital Chandigarh
Haryana CM ManoharlalKathar
Haryana Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya

Current Affairs: Banking and Finance

  1. Denmark’s ‘Jyske Bank’ has launched the world’s first negative interest rate home loan
  2. Axis Bank ex-chief Dharmesh Mehta along with investors to acquire 100% stake in IDFC Securities
  3. Government has removed debenture reserve requirement (DRR) for HFCs, NBFCs, listed firms
  4. NPCI and Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) International have launched a new credit card – RuPay JCB Global Cards in Mumbai
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National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)
Headquarters Mumbai
MD & CEO DilipAsbe
  1. BookMyForex partners with YES Bank to launch Forex Card on Visa network
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Yes Bank CEO Ravneet Gill
Yes Bank Tagline Experience our Expertise
Yes Bank Headquarters Mumbai
  1. RBI has been decided to extend the operating hours of RTGS from 7:00 am instead of 8 am
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RBI Headquarters Mumbai
RBI Governor Shaktikant Das
RBI Deputy Governor BP Kanungo, N S Vishwanathan, and Mahesh Kumar Jain

Current Affairs: Business

  1. Government relaxes norms for shares with differential voting rights
  2. Amazon India opens its largest campus in the world in Hyderabad

Current Affairs: Appointments

VG Somani Drug Controller General of India (DCGI)
Manmohan Singh Elected to the RajyaSabha from Rajasthan
MadhuDeora (CFO of the Paytm) Paytm  President
RavinderTakkar CEO of Vodafone Idea
Dutee Chand Brand ambassador for Puma
Russell Domingo Head coach of Bangladesh Cricket
Ajay Kumar Bhalla Union home secretary
Ajay Kumar Defence Secretary
AbdallaHamdok Sudan’s new Prime Minister

Current Affairs: Awards and Honours

K Sivan (ISRO chief) APJ Abdul Kalam Award by Tamil Nadu Government (award carries 8 gm gold medal, Rs. five lakh in cash)
Actor Steve Coogan Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy by the British Academy’s Los Angeles branch
‘100 years of Chrysostom,’ by filmmaker Blessy Guinness world book of records as longest documentary

with its duration of 48 hours and 8 minutes

Dr K Thangaraj

( Chief Scientist at CSIR- Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB))

 

 

JC Bose Fellowship

NavneethMurali

( Indian-American teenager )

 

$3,000 South Asian Spelling Bee (SAS Bee)2019

 

MeetaNarain (JNU Professor)

‘Pushkin Medal – 2019’

(highest honour given to an Indian scholar by the Russian government)

  1. Mumbai Youth ChinmayPrabhu solves 9 Pyraminxe (pyramid-shaped rubik’s cube) puzzles in underwater, creates new Guinness World Record
  2. PrasarBharati will introduce 2 awards namely ‘Neelum Sharma Tejaswini award’ & ‘AchyutanandaSahoo Award’ in honor of Neelum Sharma

Current Affairs: Summit and Conference

  1. Annual exhibition Construction Architecture & Interior (CAI) EXPO 2019 begins in Hyderabad
  2. 28th BASIC Ministerial Meeting 2019 on Climate Change held in Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Brazil Capital Brasilia
Brazil Currency Brazilian real
Brazil President JairBolsonaro
  1. HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ inaugurates two-day international conference on teacher education by NCTE in New Delhi
  2. Sheikh Hasina and SaniaMirza to co-chair World Economic Forum’s India Economic Summit

Current Affairs: Ranking

  1. Dwayne Johnson leads Forbes list of highest-paid actors

Current Affairs: MOU

1.   PM Modi launches RuPay card in Bhutanand signed 10 MoUs to infuse new energy in India-Bhutan ties

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Bhutan Capital Thimphu
Bhutan Currency Bhutanese ngultrum, Indian rupee
Bhutan Prime Minister Lotay Tshering
  1. Wipro ties up with IISc Bengaluru for innovative solutions in AI, robotics, 5G
  2. India provides Rs 233 crore financial aid to Nepal for infrastructure projects
  3. Acko General Insurance has partnered with ZestMoneyto offer credit insurance

Current Affairs: Science and Technology

  1. India’s first private space museum inaugurated in Hyderabad
  2. IIT-Madras researchers have developed a multimodal robotic system Called ‘GraspMan,’ with good grasping, manipulation and locomotion abilities

Current Affairs: Books

Author Book
Rajiv Dogra “Second Night”
Iqbal Chand Malhotra& Maroof Raza ‘Kashmir’s Untold Story: Declassified’
Edited and translated by Dr.Tridip Suhrud

(launched by Culture and Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel)

      The Diary of Manu Gandhi’

(originally written in Gujarati language)

Current Affairs: Defence

  1. Indian Army has won the 5th International Army Scout Masters competition held at Jaisalmer Military Station in Rajasthan
  2. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) handed over the design of Mobile Metallic Ramp (MMR) to the Indian Army

Current Affairs: Sports

  1. ViratKohli become the first batsman to score 20,000 international runs in a decade
  2. BCCI has agreed to come under the ambit of the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA)
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Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI)
BCCI Headquarters Mumbai
BCCI CEO Rahul Johri
  1. Deepak Punia becomes India’s first Junior Wrestling World Championin 18 years
  2. Liverpool to beat Chelsea 5-4 on penalties to win the UEFA Super Cup in Istanbul
  3. India win gold at Under -12 Asian Tennis Team championship in Kazakhstan
  4. Hima Das and Mohammad Anas have won a gold each in 300m races at the Athleticky Mitink Reiter event in Czech Republic
  5. Uganda beat Zambia in Victoria Rugby Cup game at the Kyadondo ground in Kampala
  6. Assistant Inspector General AshishKapoor clinches two gold medals at World Police and Fire Games (WPFG) 2019 held at Chengdu in China.
  7. Kreishh Gurbaxani won the Bombay Gymkhana Youth Snooker Open
  8. Russia’s Daniil Medvedev of and Madison Keys of the US won the men’s and women’s singles titles of the Cincinnati Masters respectively
  9. Australia’s batsman Marnus Labuschagne has become the first cricketer in the world to be a ‘concussion substitute’ in test cricket
  10. England football player Ashley Cole announced his retirement from football
  11. Mumbai to host prestigious World Youth Chess Championship 2019
  12. ViratKohli retains top spot in the latest ICC Test rankings
  13. Former Australia pacer Mitchell Johnson has been elected as an honorary member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)
  14. BCCI awards title sponsorship rights to Paytm for five more years
  15. Para swimmer Satendra Singh Lohia from Madhya Pradesh has become the first Asian swimmer to cross the Catalina Channel of America.
  16. Indian Sports Minister KirenRijiju and BhaichungBhutia Flag-off ‘OP-Blue Freedom’ a nation-wide adaptive scuba diving programme

Current Affairs: Obituaries

Person Field
VidyaSinha Veteran Bollywood actress
Madan Mani Dixit Nepal’s veteran Journalist
VB Chandrasekhar Former India cricket player
Neelum Sharma Veteran journalist and senior anchor at Doordarshan (DD) News
Ranjit Guru journalist and columnist
Richard Williams Three-time Oscar-winning Animator
Jagannath Mishra Former Bihar Chief Minister
SahuraMallick Former Odisha MLA and Senior Congress leader
UmeshBhatBhavikeri former MLA of Ankola, Karnataka
Zahur Khayyam Hashmi Music Composer
Babulal Gaur Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister

 

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