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Current Affairs: Important Days

Date Important days Theme
August 1 to 7 World Breastfeeding Week “Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding”.
August 1 World Wide Web Day
August 6 Hiroshima Day
August 7 National Handloom Day

Current Affairs: National

  1. Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched Atal Community Innovation Centre (ACIC) in New Delhi
  2. Culture and Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel on flagged off a mobile library bus service in Delhi
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Delhi Capital New Delhi
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi Governor Anil Bijal
  1. 10 historic monuments to be open from sunrise till 9 p.m
  2. India and UK have launched a joint initiative named Innovating for Clean Air (IfCA) in Bengaluru
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UK Capital London
UK Currency Pound Sterling
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson
  1. Government to set up JV firm ‘Khanij Bidesh India Ltd’ (KABIL) to ensure strategic minerals supply
  2. Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) has set up a task force on Employment under the chairmanship of NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy
  3. Union home minister Amit Shah will head a panel of ministers to combat mob lynchings in the country
  4. One Nation-One Ration Card scheme launched on a pilot basis in 4 states (Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat)
  5. Government launched vernacular Agro Advisory App ‘Meghdoot’ for farmers
  6. Government revokes Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, bifurcates state into two UTs
  7. Centre has approved the Rs. 4,900 crore project for interlinking of Kosi and Mechi rivers of Bihar
  8. President Kovind has given his assent to The Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India, AERA (Amendment) Bill- 2019
  9. Rajya Sabha has passed Consumer Protection Bill 2019

Current Affairs: International

  1. The US Treasury has officially labeled China a “currency manipulator”
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China Capital Beijing
China Currency Renminbi, Yuan
China President Xi Jinping

Current Affairs: State

  1. Maharashtra government decides to waive off exam fees for class 10th and 12th students hailing from drought-affected districts of the state
  2. World’s first hyperloop transportation system to come up at Maharashtra
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Maharashtra Capital Mumbai
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis
Maharashtra Governor Chinamani Vidyasagar Rao
  1. West Bengal Government has launched an awareness campaign ‘Save Green, Stay Clean’ in Kolkata for preserving the greenery and keeping the environment clean.
  2. Kolkata to get India’s first underwater Metro below the riverbed of the Hooghly River
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West Bengal Capital Kolkata
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar
  1. Noida got its first ‘Pink Toilet’ dedicated to women with facilities for sanitary napkins and baby care.
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Uttar Pradesh Capital Lucknow
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath
Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel
  1. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has launched the ‘Vhali Dikri Yojna’ for the welfare of girl child
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Gujarat Capital Gandhinagar
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani
Governor Acharya Dev Vrat
  1. Mohali traffic police have launched 3-D Smart Traffic Signal devised by the students of a Chandigarh university
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Punjab Capital Chandigarh
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh
Punjab Governor V P Singh Badnore

Current Affairs: Banking and Finance

  1. India received the highest-ever FDI inflow of $64.37 billion during the fiscal ended March 2019
  2. CRISIL cuts India’s GDP growth to 6.9% from 7.1% for FY20 (2019-20)
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CRISIL Headquarters Mumbai
CRISIL MD & CEO Ashu Suyash
  1. Postal department decides to convert India Post Payments Bank to a small finance bank (SFB)
  2. Growth of eight core industries dropped to 0.2 per cent in June
  3. SBI Shanghai becomes 1st Indian bank to link up with China payment system
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SBI Headquarters Mumbai
SBI Tagline The banker to every Indian
SBI Chairman Rajnish Kumar
  1. National Housing Bank to provide liquidity infusion facility of Rs. 10,000 crore to HFCs
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National Housing Bank Headquarters New Delhi
National Housing Bank Managing Director Sarada Kumar Hota
  1. RBI allows Bank of China to offer regular banking services in India
  2. Third bi-monthly monetary policy statement 2019-20

Reserve Bank of India cuts repo rate by 35 basis points to 5.40 %

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RBI Headquarters Mumbai
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das
RBI Deputy Governor BP Kanungo, N S Vishwanathan, and Mahesh Kumar Jain
Repo Rate 5.40 %
Reverse Repo 5.15 %
Bank Rate 5.65 %
Marginal Standing Facility Rate (MSF) 5.65 %
SLR 18.75 %
CRR 4 %
  1. RBI has imposed a fine of Rs. 50 lakh on Punjab National Bank for delay in flagging the fraud
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Punjab National Bank  Headquarters New Delhi
Punjab National Bank CEO Sunil Mehta
Punjab National Bank Tagline The name you can bank upon
  1. Microsoft and Publicis Sapient have partnered with Anglo-Gulf Trade Bank (AGTB) to launch the world’s first end-to-end digital trade finance bank
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Anglo-Gulf Trade Bank (AGTB) Headquarters Abu Dhabi, UAE
  1. Sovereign Gold Bonds (Series III )2019-20 will be opened on August 05-09, 2019
  2. Clearcorp to launch forex trading platform for bank customers
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Federal Bank Headquarters Aluva, Kerala
Federal Bank CEO Shyam Srinivasan
Federal Bank Tagline Your Perfect Banking Partner

Current Affairs: Business

  1. Bharti Airtel will shut down its 3G network across India’s 22 telecom circles by March 2020
  2. Flipkart launches ‘Samarth’ to empower Indian artisans, weavers and craftsmen
  3. Apple in partnership with Goldman Sachs has started the issue of its Credit Card that is named “Apple Card”.
  4. India’s Reliance industries to buy majority stake in Google-backed Fynd for $42.3 million
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Apple Headquarters California, United States
Apple CEO Tim Cook
Goldman Sachs Headquarters New York, United States
Goldman Sachs CEO David M. Solomon

Current Affairs: Appointments

Rajiv Kumar Finance Secretary
Atanu Chakraborty

(Economic Affairs secretary)

Nominated on central board of RBI
Rakesh Asthana

( Director General of Security (Civil Aviation))

Additional charge of Director General Narcotics Control Bureau
Ruhan Rajput

(Co-founder and Director of Einfolge Technologies Pvt Ltd)

‘Entrepreneur of the Year Award, 2019’

(In the category of Service Business – BPO/KPO)

DD News (Doordarshan)

news channel of India

“Champions of Empathy Award”

(for spreading awareness about hepatitis)

Siddhartha Mohanty MD & CEO of LIC HFL
Guruprasad Mohapatra Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT)
Ravi Capoor Textiles Secretary
Noel Quinn Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) interim Chairman
Rajesh Kumar Srivastava New director (exploration) of  ONGC
Sandeep Kumar Gupta New director (finance) of IOC
Kandikuppa Sreekant Power Grid Corporation of India Limited Chairman & Managing Director

Current Affairs: Awards and Honours

1. Ravish Kumar Ramon Magsaysay Award 2019 (for ‘ethical journalism’)
2. Bhasha Mukherjee

(India-born doctor)

Miss England 2019
3. Ram Nath Kovind Order of Merit (highest award of Republic of Guinea)
4. Naaz Joshi (India) Beauty pageant Miss World Diversity Title (3rd Consecutive time)

Current Affairs: Ranking

  1. India has been ranked as the 46th highest risk country in the world in the Water Stress Index 2019
  2. India has slipped to 7th position in in the World Bank’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP)ranking

Current Affairs: MoU

  1. India has extended $500,000 assistance to Gambia for skill development and cottage industry projects
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Gambia Capital Banjul
Gambia Currency Gambian dalasi
Gambia President Adama Barrow

Current Affairs: Science and Technology

  1. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) laid the foundation stone for the Space Situational Awareness Control Centre in Bengaluru
  2. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test-fired Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QRSAM) from a test range in Odisha
DRDO Headquarters New Delhi
DRDO Chairman G Satheesh Reddy

Current Affairs: Summit and Conference

  1. The 45th WorldSkills Competition will be held at the KAZAN EXPO International Exhibition Centre in Kazan, Russia
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Russia Capital Moscow
Russia Currency Russian Ruble
Russia President Vladimir Putin
  1. 22nd National Conference on e-Governance 2019 to be held at Shillong, Meghalaya
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Meghalaya Capital Shillong
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma
Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy
  1. Bangkok hosts 52nd edition of ASEAN Foreign Ministers meeting
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Thailand Capital Bangkok
Thailand Currency Thai baht
Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha
  1. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to lead delegation in 4th South Asian Speaker’s Summit in Maldives
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Maldives Capital Malé
Maldives Currency Rufiyaa
Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
  1. Conference on good governance to be held in Jaipur in November
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Rajasthan Capital Jaipur
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot
Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh

Current Affairs: Defence

  1. India has signed a deal worth around Rs 1,500 crore to acquire R-27 air-to-air missiles from Russia

Current Affairs: Books

Author Book
Hilary Rodham Clinton and her daughter Chelsea Clinton “The Book of Gutsy Women”

Current Affairs: Sports

  1. Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar wins gold in Men’s Rifle 3 Positions (3P) at Sardar Sajjan Singh Sethi memorial shooting in New Delhi
  2. Tinjit Dhanota and Esha Singh won the Men’s and Women’s 10 metres Air Pistol gold medal at Sardar Sajjan Singh Sethi memorial shooting in New Delhi
  3. Pakistan’s 34-year-old pacer Wahab Riaz is set to retire from Test cricket
  4. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes driver) has won the Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix 2019
  5. Vinesh Phogat has win the gold in women’s 53kg category at Poland Open wrestling tournament in Warsaw
  6. Dwayne Johnson, popularly known as ‘The Rock’, has officially announced his retirement from WWE
  7. Former New Zealand all-rounder Daniel Vettori’s jersey number 11 has been retired
  8. South Africa bowler Dale Steyn has announced his retirement from Test cricket
  9. Franky Zapata crossed the English Channel on Jet powered hoverboard on 2nd Try

Current Affairs: Obituaries

Person Field
Subir Gokarn Economist and  former RBI deputy governor
V G Siddhartha Founder of Cafe Coffee Day
Malcolm Nash Former England county cricketer and coach
Devadas Kanakala Noted Telugu actor
Anant Setalvad Cricket commentator
Kanti Bhatt Gujarati journalist
Sushma Swaraj Former Union External Affairs Minister
Jennifer Chandran Former Tamil Nadu fisheries Minister

 

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