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Current Affairs: Important Days

Date Important days Theme
August 26 Women’s Equality Day
August 29 National Sports Day
August 29 International Day against Nuclear Tests
August 30 International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

Current Affairs: National

  1. Indian Railways to ban single-use plastics from October 2
  2. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan inaugurated FSSAI’s National Food Laboratory (NFL) in Ghaziabad
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Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Union Minister Harsh Vardhan
Constituency Chandni Chowk, Delhi
  1. Union Textiles Minister SmritiIrani has inaugurated Project SU.RE (Sustainable Resolution) In Mumbai
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Ministry of Women and Child Development & Ministry of Textiles
Union Minister SmritiZubinIrani
Constituency Amethi, Uttar Pradesh
  1. The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has constituted Advisory Board for Banking Frauds (ABBF) headed by T M Bhasin
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Chief Vigilance Commissioner Sharad Kumar
Central Vigilance Commission Headquarters New Delhi
  1. PM Modi has announced to celebrate September as a month of nutrition
  2. Actor Shah Rukh Khan launched heritage postal stamp of Bandra station on the completion of 150 years of the railway station.
  3. Delhi’s Iconic Feroz Shah Kotla to be renamed as ArunJaitley Stadium
  4. Human Resource Development Ministry launches National Digital Library of India
  5. HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal launches integrated web portal for school education ‘Shagun’
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Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD)  

Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’

Constituency Haridwar, Uttarakhand
  1. Government launched “Janaushadhi Sugam” Mobile app for locating outlets and searching Generic medicines
  2. Cabinet approves 100 % FDI in coal mining, contract manufacturing, and 26 % in digital media
  3. ShriPrahlad Singh Patel launched an integrated NOC online Application Processing System (NOAPS) a single window clearing system
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Ministry of Tourism
Minister of State (I\C) Prahalad Singh Patel
Constituency Damoh, Madhya Pradesh
  1. India has become the first country in the world to issue Biometric Seafarer Identity Document (BSID)
  2. Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated the first fleet of eco-friendly electric buses in Ahmedabad, Gujarat
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Gujarat Capital Gandhinagar
Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani
Gujarat Governor Acharya DevVrat
  1. Government launched Angikaar Campaign & E-Course on Vulnerability Atlas
  2. Government gives Rs. 47,000 crore to 27 states to boost green cover
  3. Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has launched a civil aviation jobs portal
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Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs &Ministry of Civil Aviation
Union Minister (Independent Charge) Hardeep Singh Puri
Constituency
  1. CBDT has constituted a five-member special cell to address grievances of start-ups with relation to angel tax and other tax-related issues
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CBDT – Central Board of Direct Taxes
CBDT Headquarters New Delhi
CBDT Chairman Pramod Chandra Mody
  1. Air India to ban single-use plastic from October 2
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Air India Headquarters New Delhi
Air India Chairman & MD Ashwani Lohani
  1. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the Aqua Aquaria India 2019 in Hyderabad
  2. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the 26th Mela of Ladakhi-Kisan-Jawan-VigyanMela in Leh

Current Affairs: International

  1. Saudi Arabia allows women to travel abroad without permission from male guardian
  2. Iran unveiled its new home-grown air defence system called Bavar-373
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 Iran Capital Tehran
Iran Currency Iranian rial
Iran President Hassan Rouhani
  1. Iceland honoured the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change
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Iceland Capital Reykjavík
Iceland Currency Icelandic króna
Iceland Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir
  1. Indonesia has chosen the eastern edge of jungle-clad Borneo island for its new capital
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Indonesia  Capital Jakarta
Indonesia  Currency Indonesian rupiah
Indonesia  President Joko Widodo
  1. Russia launched the world’s first floating nuclear reactor in Arctic
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Russia Capital Moscow
Russia Currency Russian Ruble
Russia President Vladimir Putin

Current Affairs: State

  1. Karnataka’s Gulbarga tur dal gets Geographical Indication tag
  2. Karnataka Government categorised Nicotine as Class A poison
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Karnataka Capital Bangalore
Karnataka CM B. S. Yediyurappa
Karnataka Governor Vajubai Rudubai Wala
  1. A National Centre for Avian Ecotoxicology was inaugurated in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
  2. India’s first of its kind FinTech centre of excellence comes up in Chennai
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Tamil Nadu Capital Chennai
Tamil Nadu CM E. Palanisamy
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit
  1. Maharashtra’s Tribal Development Department launched an academic programme ‘Super 50’ for young tribal students aspiring to be doctors and engineers
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Maharashtra Capital Mumbai
Maharashtra CM DevendraFadnavis
Maharashtra Governor Chinamani Vidyasagar Rao
  1. Telangana government launches DEET app to connect job seekers and employers
  2. Telangana government launched T-Haazaru app to monitor attendance in govt schools
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Telangana Capital Hyderabad
Telangana CM Chandrasekhar Rao
Telangana Governor ESL Narashiman
  1. Tamil Nadu Education Department has launched an exclusive 24-hour television channel “Kalvi Tholaik katchi” for the school students
  2. Tamil Nadu’s Dindigul locks and Kandangisarees have received GI tags

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Tamil Nadu Capital Chennai
Tamil Nadu CM E. Palanisamy
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit
  1. Delhi chief minister ArvindKejriwal announced ‘Water Arrears Waiver Scheme’
  2. Delhi government announces campaign against vector-borne diseases named ‘10 Hafte, 10 Baje, 10 Minute — HarRavivar, dengue par war’
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Delhi Capital New Delhi
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi Governor Anil Bijal

Current Affairs: Banking and Finance

  1. General insurance company Digit Insurance signed Bancassurance pact with Karur Vysya Bank
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Karur Vysya Bank CEO Mr. P. R. Seshadri
Karur Vysya Bank Headquarters Karur, Tamil Nadu
Karur Vysya Bank Tagline Smart Way to Bank
  1. DBS was named ‘World’s Best Bank’ by Euromoney magazine
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DBS bank MD & CEO Piyush Gupta
Headquarters Singapore
  1. Moody’s cuts India’s GDP growth target to 6.2% for 2019
  2. Bandhan Bank has launched co-branded credit card with Standard Chartered
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Bandhan Bank CEO Chandra Shekhar Ghosh
Bandhan Bank Headquarters Kolkata
Bandhan Bank Tagline “AapkaBhala, Sabki Bhalai”
  1. Central Board of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) approved the transfer of Rs 1,76,051 crore to the Government of India
  2. RBI increases time allowed for converting minimum KYC PPI into full KYC PPI from 18 months to 24 months
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RBI Headquarters Mumbai
RBI Governor Shaktikant Das
RBI Deputy Governor BP Kanungo, N S Vishwanathan, and Mahesh Kumar Jain
  1. Canara Bank has launched the OTP facility for ATM withdrawals over Rs 10,000
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Canara Bank MD &CEO R. A. Sankara Narayanan
Canara Bank Headquarters Bengaluru
Canara Bank Tagline Together we can
  1. SIDBI has partnered with Incuspaze to open coworking space for MSMEs and start-ups
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Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)
SIDBI Headquarters Lucknow
Chairman and Managing Director Mohammad Mustafa
  1. Ficci survey pegs India’s GDP growth rate at 6.9% for 2019-20 (FY20)
  2. India Ratings has lowered the country’s growth forecast to 6.7 per cent for FY’20
  3. According to KPMG’s report ‘Fintech in India – Powering Mobile Payments, Digital Payments growing in India at 12.7% compound annual growth rate (CAGR)
  4. Indian Bank has opened its first MSME Centralised Processing Centre in Chennai
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Indian Bank CEO PadmajaChunduru
Indian Bank Headquarters Chennai
Indian Bank Tagline Your Tech-friendly bank
  1. According to National Statistics Office (NSO), India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew 5 % in the April-June 2019
  2. Global research firm Nomura has lowered its growth projections for India for the year 2020 to 6.9 %
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Nomura Holdings HQ Tokyo, Japan
Nomura Holdings CEO Koji Nagai

Current Affairs: Business

  1. Alphalogic Techsys Limited to be the first company to be listed on BSE Startup Platform

Current Affairs: Appointments

Vikram Rathour Batting coach of India men’s cricket team
Ms.Padmaja High Commissioner of India to the Cook Islands
Rajiv Gauba Cabinet Secretary
General Shavendra Silva Commander Of Sri Lankan Army
Lionel Aingimea New President of Nauru
Pavan Kapoor India’s Ambassador to the UAE
Pramod Agarwal Chairman of Coal India
Sitanshu Kotak head coaches of India A
Paras Mhambrey head coaches of India U-19
Aditya Pande CFO of IndiGo (from September 16)

Current Affairs: Resignation

Suparna Singh NDTV interim CEO
Parthasarathi Mukherjee Lakshmi Vilas Bank MD&CEO
Rohit Philip CFO of IndiGo
NripendraMisra Principal Secretary to PM Modi

Current Affairs: Awards and Honours

Vivek Menon (Wildlife Trust of India head ) 2019 Clark R Bavin Wildlife Law Enforcement Award
PM Narendra Modi ‘The King Hamad Order of the Renaissance’ by Bahrain
PM Narendra Modi UAE’s highest civilian award ‘Order of Zayed’
Prabhakar Singh (Director General of Central Public Works Department) 2019 Eminent Engineer Award by the Institution of Engineers (India)
ShashiShanker

(ONGC Chairman and MD)

2019 Distinguished Fellowship Award of the Institute of Directors (IOD)
Eric Cantona 2019 UEFA President’s Award
Virgil van Dijk 2018/19 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award
Lucy Bronze ( England) 2018/19 UEFA women’s player of the year award
“I’m Jeeja” ( Indian documentary film directed by Swati Chakraborty) 14th edition of ‘We Care Film Festival on Disability Issues ‘1st Prize ‘Under 30 minute’
Deendayan Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) SKOCH Governance Gold Award for its Portal for Affordable Credit and Interest Subvention Access (PAiSA)

 

  1. Mobile app that connect old-age homes and orphanages, called Maitri, win tech prize in US developed by Class 12 students of Amity International School in Noida

Current Affairs: Summit and Conference

  1. President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the first World Youth conference on kindness in New Delhi
  2. National Conference on Siddha Varmam-2019 inaugurated in Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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Tamil Nadu Capital Chennai
Tamil Nadu CM E. Palanisamy
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit
  1. The 2019 Indo Pacific Chiefs of Defence (CHOD) Conference will be held in Bangkok, Thailand
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Thailand Capital Bangkok
Thailand Currency Thai baht
Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha
  1. The 45th G7 summit was held in Biarritz, France
  2. 7th Community Radio Sammelan to be held in Delhi
  3. Fourth edition of Internet of Things India Congress 2019 held in Bengaluru
  4. The 12th India Security Summit was held in New Delhi

Current Affairs: Ranking

  1. Gujarat ranked first in NITI Aayog’scomposite water management index (CWMI) 2.0
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Gujarat Capital Gandhinagar
Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani
Gujarat Governor Acharya DevVrat
  1. Scarlett Johansson has topped the “Forbes” list of the highest-paid actresses for the second time
  2. ‘Statue of Unity’ and Mumbai’s Soho House among Time’s 100 greatest places in the world
  3. Singer Taylor Swift topped the Forbes’ list of top 10 highest-paid women in music for the year
  4. Mumbai has been ranked as the 45th, while Delhi stood at the 52nd safest city on the Safe Cities Index (SCI) a report by Economist Intelligence Unit
  5. According to “Global Happiness Survey” from market research firm Ipsos, Indian has been ranked 9th on the happiness index among 28 global markets

Current Affairs: MOU

  1. Tata Realty & Housing and Indian Army signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to provide quality housing to army personnel
  2. Common Service Centre SPV signed a pact with the Panchayati Raj Ministry to digitise gram panchayats across country
  3. World’s first space-based automatic identification system (AIS) will be built and operated jointly by India and France
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France Capital Paris
France Currency Euro, cfp franc
France President Emmanuel Macron
  1. Karnataka signs MoU with AAI for development of Kalaburagi airport
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Airports Authority of India (AAI)
AAI Chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra
AAI Headquarters New Delhi
  1. Assam signs MoU with NHPC to develop 2 GW Subansiri Lower Hydro Project
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Assam Capital Dishpur
Assam CM SarbanandaSonowal
Assam Governor JagdishMukhi
National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC)
NHPC headquarters Faridabad, Haryana
  1. TikTok has partnered with the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) to train students on online safety
  2. Government e Marketplace (GeM)signs pact with SIDBI to facilitate business of MSMEs, SHG’s
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Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)
SIDBI Headquarters Lucknow
Chairman and Managing Director Mohammad Mustafa
GeM CEO Talleen Kumar
  1. BSE has signed a MoU with Steel Users Federation of India (SUFI) to launch trading in steel futures
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Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)
BSE Chairperson VikramajitSen
BSE MD & CEO Ashishkumar Chauhan
BSE Headquarters Mumbai
  1. IIT Guwahati signs MoU with RD Grow Green India for safer drinking water
  2. Health Ministry has signed a MoU with Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence to explore AI based solutions in combating TB
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Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Union Minister Harsh Vardhan
Constituency Chandni Chowk, Delhi
  1. Mastercard, RBL Bank and Samsung India have announced the launch of Samsung Pay for RBL Bank’s credit card holders
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RBL Bank Headquarters RBL Bank
RBL Bank Tagline Apnoka Bank
RBL Bank MD & CEO Mr VishwavirAhuja

Current Affairs: Science and Technology

  1. Russia has successfully carried out the launch of its first humanoid robot named ‘Fedor’ in space.
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Russia Capital Moscow
Russia Currency Russian Rouble
Russia President Vladimir Putin
  1. Intel Corp has launched its first artificial intelligence chip named Springhill
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Intel Corp CEO Robert H. Swan
Intel Corp Headquarters California, United States
  1. Microsoft India announced the “Digital Governance Tech Tour” programme to train 5,000 government employees in AI and Cloud Computing
  2. Indian Institute of Petroleum sets up plant to turn plastic waste into diesel
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Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP)
IIP Headquarters Dehradun, Uttarakhand
  1. Maruti Suzuki launched ‘Service On Wheels’ Doorstep Car Service programme
  2. Mobile App ‘Ind Tokyo’ launched to help Paralympians to look up accessible places in Tokyo

Current Affairs: Books

Book Author
“Flawed: The Rise and Fall of India’s Diamond Mogul Nirav Modi” Pavan C Lall
‘Big Billion Startup – The Untold Flipkart Story’ Mihir Dalal
“Obama: The Call of History” Peter Baker
‘Jin Dhoondha Tin Paaiyan’ (Hindi) OP Singh

Current Affairs: Defence

  1. The air forces of China and Pakistan began joint exercise ‘Shaheen-VIII’ in China
  2. Shaliza Dhami is first woman Air force officer to become flight commander
  3. International Aviation and Space Show (MAKS) 2019 held in Russia
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Russia Capital Moscow
Russia Currency Russian Rouble
Russia President Vladimir Putin
  1. Pakistan has test-fired surface to surface ballistic missile Ghaznavi
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Pakistan Capital Islamabad
Pakistan Currency Rupee
Pakistan PM Imran Khan
  1. IMD hands over Kochi Cyclone Detection Radar (CDR) building to Indian Navy
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India Meteorological Department (IMD)
IMD Headquarters New Delhi
IMD Director General Dr.Mrutyunjay Mohapatra

Current Affairs: Sports

  1. PV Sindhu beats Nozomi Okuhara to win a gold medal in the World Championships 2019.
  2. Gokulam Kerala defeated Mohun Bagan to win their maiden Durand Cup finals at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata
  3. Suzuki Ecstar rider Alex Rins won the MotoGP Grand Prix of Britain
  4. Komalika Bari (Jharkhand) won gold medal in women’s cadet recurve category in the World Archery Youth Championships in Madrid
  5. Chennai City FC announced a strategic partnership with Germany’s uhlsport to develop grassroot football in Tamil Nadu and across India
  6. Sumit Nagal became the first Indian to win a set against Roger Federer
  7. Ashish Kasodekar has become the first Indian to complete the 555 kms long ”La Ultra The High” marathon in Ladakh
  8. The Indian Team finished 13th among 63 countries in the overall standings at the World Skills International Competition 2019 in Kazan, Russia
  9. India’s Elavenil Valarivan claims maiden World Cup gold medal in Rio de Janerio
  10. 25th Senior Women’s National Football Championship to be held in Arunachal Pradesh
  11. Sri Lanka spinner Ajantha Mendis has announced his retirement from all forms of the game
  12. Indian sprinter V K Vismaya clinched the gold medal in the women 400m run at Josef Seckr Memorial (MJS) in Brno, Czech Republic
  13. Abhishek Verma won the gold medal in the men’s 10m air pistol event of the World Cup in Rio
  14. Aswatha Narayana wins first gold for India at World Skills event in Russia

Current Affairs: Obituaries

Person Field
Niranjan Singh Tasneem Punjab writer & Professor
Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya

(Himachal Pradesh)

India’s First Woman DGP
Lalat InduP arija Former Chief Secretary of Odisha
Ajjikuttira Kariappa Subbaiah first president of BJP in karnataka
Noel Kelman Indian Navy hero
Navnitbhai Shah Socialist leader and former MLA of Palghar
Rajnish Kumar Babbi Congress MLA from Mukerian Assembly seat in Punjab
Nimu Bhowmik Veteran Bengali actor

 

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