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Current Affairs: Important Days

Date Important days Theme
 

August 8

August Kranti Din or Quit India movement
August 9 International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples Indigenous Languages
August 9 Nagasaki Day
August 10 World Biofuel Day “Production of Biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil (UCO)”
August 12 International Youth Day “Transforming education”
August 12 World Elephant Day
August 13 International Left Handers Day
August 13 World Organ Donation Day
August 15 73rd Independence Day (India)

Current Affairs: National

  1. Government has sanctioned 5,595 electric buses in 64 cities under second phase of FAME India scheme
  2. Government to issue special postage stamp to commemorate golden jubilee of IFFI
  3. Union Environment minister PrakashJavadekar launched a website ‘unccdcop14india.gov.in for COP14
  4. Bar Council of India has imposed a three-year moratorium on opening of new law colleges
  5. Union Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar released Doordarshan’s patriotic song Watan in New Delhi
  6. Khadi and Village Industry Commission (KVIC) launched a new programme “Leather Mission” on World Tribal Day
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Khadi and Village Industry Commission (KVIC)
KVIC Headquarters Mumbai
KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena
  1. India’s first clinical ecotoxicology facility inaugurated at AIIMS, Delhi
  2. Housing & Urban minister HardeepPuri launched SwachhSurvekshan 2020
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Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri
Constituency
  1. Target to provide skill development to 10 lakh youth under SAMARTH scheme
  2. Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat launched the ‘Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2019’
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Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
Constituency Jodhpur, Rajasthan
  1. Union Minister PiyushGoyal inducted first batch of Commandos for Railway Security (CORAS)
  2. Railway Protection Force launched “Operation Number Plate” across Indian Railways

Current Affairs: International

  1. India and Bangladesh have agreed to set up a Joint Technical committee for optimum utilisation of Ganges water
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Bangladesh Capital Dhaka
Bangladesh Currency Bangladeshi Taka
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
  1. India in US list of major illegal drug producing, transit countries
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US Capital Washington DC
Currency Dollar
President Donald Trump
  1. South Korea has decided to remove Japan from preferred trade list
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South Korea Capital Seoul
South Korea Currency South Korean won
South Korea President Moon Jae-in
JapanCapital Tokyo
JapanCurrency Japanese yen
JapanPM Shinzo Abe
  1. Newly-Discovered Kajin Sara lake in Manang district of Nepal likely to become World’s Highest
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Nepal Capital Kathmandu
Nepal Currency Nepalese rupee
Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari
  1. India has contributed $1mn to the United Nations Special Purpose Trust Fund for the Resident Coordinator System.

Current Affairs: State

  1. Rajasthan has become the second state after Manipur to pass bills against mob lynching and honour killing
  2. 3rd edition of ScooNews Global Educators Fest (SGEF) will be held in Udaipur, Rajasthan
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Rajasthan Capital Jaipur
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot
Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh
  1. Andhra Pradesh government set to launch ‘Navodayam’ scheme for MSME loan restructuring
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Andhra Pradesh Capital Hyderabad, Amaravathi
Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy
Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan
  1. Delhi government has planned to install 11,000 free Wi-Fi hotspots offering 15 GB data per month
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi Governor Anil Baijal
  1. ‘VriksharopanMahakumbh’ launched with target to plant 22 crore saplings in Uttar Pradesh
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Uttar Pradesh Capital Lucknow
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adithiyanath
Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel
  1. Haryana government to roll out MukhyaMantriParivarSamridhiYojana from Aug 21
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Haryana Capital Chandigarh
Haryana CM Manoharlal Kathar
Haryana Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya
  1. Jharkhand government launched direct money transfer scheme ‘MukhyaMantriKrishiAshirwadYojana’for small farmers
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Jharkhand Capital Ranchi
Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das
Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu
  1. 15-km long national flag unfurled in Raipur, Chhattisgarh
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Chhattisgarh Capital Atal Nagar
Chhattisgarh CM BhupeshBaghel
Chhattisgarh Governor AnusuiyaUikey
  1. Gogabeellake has been declared as the Bihar’s first ‘Community Reserve’
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Bihar Capital Patna
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar
Bihar Governor Fagu Chauhan
  1. Karnataka has launched the E-Step initiative to empower student start-up
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Karnataka Capital Bangalore
Karnataka CM B. S. Yediyurappa
Karnataka Governor Vajubai Rudubai Wala
  1. Kolkata to get world’s first museum on ChaitanyaMahaprabhu
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West Bengal Capital Kolkata
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar
  1. ‘Panchamirtham’ of Palani temple in Tamil Nadu gets GI tag
  2. Ranipet and Tirupattur to become new districts of Tamil Nadu
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Tamil Nadu Capital Chennai
Tamil Nadu CM E. Palanisamy
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit
  1. Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Inaugurates Naval Tata Hockey Academyat the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar
  2. Madhya Pradesh government waives off loans taken by tribals from unofficial sources
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Madhya Pradesh Capital Bhopal
Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath
Madhya Pradesh Governor LalJi Tandon

Current Affairs: Banking and Finance

  1. SBI has reduced home loan rates by 15 basis points across all tenors from August 10
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State Bank of India Headquarters Mumbai
State Bank of India Tagline The Banker to every Indian
State Bank of India Chairperson Rajnish Kumar
  1. SBI Life Insurance and Indian Bank ink Bancassurance pact
  2. Indian Bank inks pact with Cholamandalam MS General Insurance for bancassurance
  3. Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance (ABSLI) inks Bancassurance pact with Indian Bank for the distribution of life insurance products
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Indian Bank CEO PadmajaChunduru
Indian Bank Headquarters Chennai
Indian Bank Tagline Your Tech-friendly bank
  1. RBI to set up central payment fraud registry for tracking frauds in payment systems
  2. RBI has decided to allow round-the-clock fund transfers through NEFT from December
  3. RBI asks banks not to count failed transactions, balance enquiry as free ATM transaction
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RBI Headquarters Mumbai
RBI Governor Shaktikant Das
RBI Deputy Governor BP Kanungo, N S Vishwanathan, and Mahesh Kumar Jain
  1. Life Insurance Corporation of India has launched new term insurance plan called ‘Jeevan Amar’
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Life Insurance Corporation (LIC)
LIC Chairman M R Kumar
LIC Headquarters Mumbai
  1. National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) projects India’s GDP growth at 6.2% in 2019-20
  2. Jana Small Finance Bank Ltdhas got the status of a Scheduled Bank
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Jana Small Finance Bank Headquarters Bangalore
Jana Small Finance Bank Tagline LikhoApniKahani
Jana Small Finance Bank CEO Ajay Kanwal
  1. Bank of Maharashtra and IDBI Bank have cut their marginal cost of funds based lending rate (MCLR) across select tenors by 10 basis points (bps) and 5-15 bps, respectively.
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Bank of Maharashtra Headquarters Pune
Bank of Maharashtra Tagline One Family, One Bank
Bank of Maharashtra MD and CEO A. S. Rajeev
IDBI Bank Headquarters Mumbai
IDBI Bank Tagline Banking For All, “Aao Sochein Bada”
IDBI Bank MD and CEO Rakesh Sharma
  1. DBS Bank India has tied up with Social Alpha to incubate social entrepreneurs
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DBS Bank Headquarters Singapore
DBS Bank CEO Piyush Gupta
  1. RBL Bank launched India’s first health-focused credit card with healthcare platform Practo
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RBL Bank CEO VishwavirAhuja
RBL Bank Headquarters Mumbai
RBL Bank Tagline Apnoka Bank
  1. Aadhaar-enabled payment system (AePS) have crossed 200 million transactions in July
  2. ADB to provide $200 million for all-weather rural road project in 34 districts of Maharashtra
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Asian Development Bank (ADB)
ADB President Takehiko Nakao
ADB Headquarters Mandaluyong, Philippines

16. Aditya Birla Health Insurance and Axis Bank ink bancassurance pact

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Axis Bank  CEO Amitabh Chaudhry
Axis Bank  Headquarters Mumbai
Axis Bank  Tagline Badhti Kanaam Zindagi
  1. Bank of Baroda (BoB) has linked its home loan product to RBI’s repo rate
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Bank of Baroda CEO P. S. Jayakumar
Bank of Baroda Headquarters Vadodara
Bank of Baroda Tagline India’s International Bank
  1. HDFC Bank CEO Aditya Puribecome highest paid banker in India with a monthly basic salary of Rs 89 lakh in FY19
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 HDFC Bank CEO AdityaPuri
HDFC Bank Headquarters Mumbai
HDFC Bank Tagline We understand your world

Current Affairs: Business

  1. Australian Super and Ontario Teachers’ to invest $2 bn in India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF)
  2. Business-to-business payments startup EnKash launched the corporate credit card called ‘Freedom Card’ for SMEs
  3. Air India introduced a ‘Discover India’ scheme valid for sale and travel up to March 31, 2020.
  4. Reliance Jio and Microsoft partnered to accelerate digital transformation in India
  5. Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies Co unveiled its own operating system Harmony OS
  6. OYO has partnered ACKO General Insurance to offer complimentary insurance cover up to ₹10 lakh
  7. Ola acqui-hired Bengaluru-based artificial intelligence start-upPikup.ai

Current Affairs: Appointments

ElangbamValentina Devi

(9 year old girl)

Brand ambassador for the Chief Minister’s  Green Manipur Mission
AnuragAdlakha Chief financial officer (CFO) of YES Bank
ChandrimaShaha President of National Science Academy (INSA)
RumeshRatnayake Sri Lanka’s Interim Cricket coach
Alejandro Giammattei President of Guatemala
Ghotu Ram Meena Next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Congo
P.T. Usha (Former Indian athlete) Member of the Athletes Commission of the Asian Athletics Association (AAA)
Prime Minister NarendraModi Chairman of the Inter State Council
Home Minister Amit Shah Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Inter State Council

Current Affairs: Awards and Honours

Pranab Mukherjee,

ShriBhupenHazarika,

Shri Nanaji Deshmukh

Bharat Ratna Award
Lionel Messi UEFA’s Goal of the Season prize (for his free-kick against Liverpool in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final)
Shahrukh Khan Conferred with an honorary degree, Doctor of Letters by the La Trobe University of Melbourne, Australia
Priyam Chatterjee (first Indian) ‘Chevalier de l’Ordre du MériteAgricoleto’ by the government of France for reinventing the gastronomic scene
Rajasthan “best innovation and initiative leadership award” in the World Education Summit-2019 held in New Delhi
Rajdeep Sardesai 2019 Prem Bhatia Award for Political Reporting (prize money Rs. 2 lakh)
  1. NITI Aayog has collaborated with WhatsApp for Women Transforming India (WTI) Awards 2019

66th National Film Awards

  • The 66th National Film awards were announced by Rahul Rawail, head of the Jury for feature films. The national film awards are given in 31 categories.
  • An Award for film friendly state has been instituted this year. Uttarakhand won this year
Categories Winners
Best non feature film Son Rise by Vibha Bakshi and

The Secret Life of Frogs by Ajay and Vijay Bedi

Best Feature Film Hellaro (Gujarati film) directed by Abhishek Shah
Best Director Aditya Dhar for Uri : The Surgical Strike
Best Actor Ayushmann Khuranna for Andhadhun and Vicky Kaushal for Uri : The Surgical Strike
Best Actress Keerthy Suresh for Mahanati

Current Affairs: Summit and Conference

  1. 3rd International Electric Vehicle (EV) Conclave was held in Manesar, Gurugram
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Haryana Capital Chandigarh
Haryana CM ManoharlalKathar
Haryana Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya
  1. Jammu and Kashmir to host 3-day Global Investors Summit in Srinagar
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Jammu & Kashmir Capital Jammu & Srinagar
Jammu & Kashmir CM Vacant
Jammu & Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik

Current Affairs: Ranking

  1. Manipur has topped the rankings in Breastfeeding and Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices in the country
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Manipur Capital Imphal
Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh
Manipur Governor Padmanabha Acharya
  1. West Bengal topped the list of states for GDP growth rate recording 12.58% during 2018-19
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West Bengal Capital Kolkata
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

Current Affairs: MOU

  1. India and 45 other United Nations members signed the Singapore Convention on Mediation to help stabilise trade ties
  2. World Archery suspended the Archery Association of India (AAI) for breaching its guidelines
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World Archery Federation Headquarters Lausanne, Switzerland
World Archery Federation President Uğur Erdener
  1. India and Russia to boost ties to achieve $30 bn in bilateral trade by 2025
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Russia’s Capital Moscow
Russia’s Currency Russian Rouble
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin
  1. The Naval Air Enclave (NAE) in Kochi and Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) have signedMoU for air operations
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Tamil Nadu Capital Chennai
Tamil Nadu CM E. Palanisamy
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit

Current Affairs: Science and Technology

  1. Iran has unveiled three new precision-guided missilesnamed “Yasin”, “Balaban,” and “Qaem”
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 Iran Capital Tehran
Iran Currency Iranian rial
Iran President Hassan Rouhani

Current Affairs: Books

Author Book
‘Listening, Learning and Leading’ The book captures glimpses of the Vice President’s 330 public engagements across the country (launched by Home ministerAmit Shah )
“Sridevi: Girl Woman Superstar” SatyarthNayak (author-screenwriter)

Current Affairs: Defence

  1. India to participate with Pakistan, China in Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) exercise ‘Tsentr (Centre) 2019’ In Russia next month
  2. India secures 1st position in first phase of 5th ‘International Army Scout Masters Competition’in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
  3. The Army has launched “Mission Reach Out” in Jammu to ensure basic necessities and essential services are available in the region
  4. GRSE launches its 5th fast patrol vessel named ‘ICGS KanaklataBarua’ for Indian Coast Guard
  5. Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF)Ship ‘JS Sazanami’ Visits Kochi

Current Affairs: Sports

  1. Former Uruguay captain Diego forlan announces retirement from football
  2. Mary Kom and Lovlina Borgohain selected for world boxing Championship
  3. Serena Williams topped the Forbes annual list of best-paid female athlete for a fourth consecutive year
  4. South Africa’s Colin Ackermann becomes the first bowler to get 7 wickets in T-20
  5. South Africa batsman Hashim Amla has announced his retirement from all formats of international cricket
  6. Mary Kom and Bhaichung Bhutia included in 12-member selection panel for national sports awards
  7. India’s top wrestlers BajrangPunia wins gold at Tbilisi Grand Prix
  8. Surya Shekhar Ganguly won the Belt and Road China Hunan International chess tournament at Tongguanyao
  9. Aishwarya Pissay (Bangalore) became the first Indian to claim a world title in motorsports
  10. Vinesh Phogat settles for silver after she lost to N Malisheva of Russia in the 53kg final of the Medved event in Minsk, Belarus.
  11. Women’s Twenty20 cricket, beach volleyball and Para-table tennis have been included in the 2022 Commonwealth Game
  12. Netherlands’ most-capped player Wesley Sneijder announced his retirement from football
  13. Wimbledon 2019 champion Novak Djokovic remains to be at the top of the ATP rankings
  14. India’s U-19 cricket team defeated Bangladesh in finals and clinched the Under-19 Tri-Series 2019 Title
  15. Cricket Australia has launched new transgender inclusive policy
  16. India defeated England by 36 runs to win Physical Disability World Series 2019
  17. Simone Bilesbecoming the first woman to land a ‘triple-double’ in competition

Latest International Cricket Council Test rankings

  • 1 Test Team – India
  • India topped the ICC Test team rankings while New Zealand is placed 2nd and South Africa is in 3rd position
  • 1 Test Batsman – ViratKohli (India Captain)
  • 1 Test Bowler – Pat Cummins (Australia)
  • 1 Test all-rounders – Jason Holder (West Indies)

Rogers Cup/Canadian Open 2019

  • 2019 Rogers Cup/ Canadian Open presented by National Bank was held from August 5-11, 2019. The Men’s tournament was held at IGA Stadium, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Women’s tournament was held at Aviva Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Category Winner Runner
Men’s Singles Rafael Nadal (Spain) DaniilSergeyevich Medvedev (Russia)
Women’s Singles Bianca Vanessa Andreescu (Canada) Serena Williams (America)
Men’s Doubles Marcel Granollers (Spain) &Horacio Zeballos (Argentina) Robin Haase& Wesley Koolhof(Netherlands)
Women’s Doubles Barbora Krejčíková&Kateřina Siniaková (Czech Republic) Anna-Lena Groenefel (Germany) & Demi Schuurs (Netherlands)

 Hyderabad Open Badminton 2019

  • The Hyderabad Open (Badminton) 2019, officially known as IDBI Federal Life Insurance Hyderabad Open 2019, was held at G.M.C. Balayogi SATS Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad, India.
Category Winner Runner
Men’s Singles Sourabh Verma (India) Loh Kean Yew (Singapore)
Women’s Singles Yeo Jia Min (Singapore) An Se-young (South Korea)
Men’s Doubles Muhamamd ShohibulFikri&Bagas Maulana (Indonesia) Na Sung-seung& Wang Chan (South Korea)
Women’s Doubles Baek Ha-na& Jung Kyung-eun (South Korea) Ashwini Ponnappa& N Sikki Reddy (India)
 

Mixed Doubles

Cheah Yee See &Hoo Pang Ron (Malaysia) Mychelle Crhystine Bandaso& Adnan Maulana (Indonesia)

Chennai Lions beat Dabang Delhi to win the Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) title

Category Winner Runner
Men’s Singles Tiago Apolonia(Portugal) SathiyanG (Chennai,Tamil Nadu)
Women’s Singles PetrissaSolja (Germany) Bernadette Szocs (Romania)
 

Men’s Doubles

Sharath Kamal(Chennai, Tamil Nadu) and PetrissaSolja Sathiyan G and Bernadette Szocs

Current Affairs: Obituaries

Person

Field

J Om Prakash

Bollywood filmmaker
Harley Race American wrestler (known as ‘King of the Ring)
Dayanidhi Nayak Noted freedom fighter
Ange Didier Huon (DJ Arafat) Ivory Coast singer

Amarendra Sharan

Former Additional Solicitor General (ASG)
Jose Luis Brown

Argentina’s 1986 World Cup-winning Football player

 

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