01st September 2019 Current Affairs

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National (26th August – 31st August)

  1. ADB President Mr. Takehiko Nakao pledges over $12 Billion to India in support of New Flagship Initiatives
  2. Former Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha appointed OSD in PMO
  3. PM Modi announced to celebrate September as a month of nutrition
  4. Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket Ground in Delhi is set to be renamed as Arun Jaitley Stadium

International (26th August – 31st August)

  1. ‘Ghaznavi’ surface-to-surface ballistic missile test fired by Pakistan
  2. PM Modi to attend G7 summit in France
  3. India, Australia & France to jointly create inclusive Indo-Pacific
  4. US approves $3.3 bn sale of anti-ballistic missiles to Japan
  5. Pavan Kapoor got appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the United Arab Emirates(UAE)


Economy and Business (26th August – 31st August)

  1. Government to Merge Ten Public Sector Banks into Four
  2. RBI Board Approves Surplus Transfer of Rs 1.76 Lakh Crore to Govt as it Accepts Bimal Jalan Panel Recommendation


Sports (26th August – 31st August)

  1. Kerala all-rounder Jalaj Saxena has become the 1st Indian cricketer to sets rare record in Indian first-class cricket history
  2. PV Sindhu becomes first Indian shuttler to win World Championships gold
  3. Gokulam Kerala FC wins 129th edition of Durand Cup (2019) defeating Mohun Bagan to win the title
  4. Ajantha Mendis retires from all forms of cricket
  5. Abhishek Verma bags gold in 10 meter air pistol event in Shooting World Cup

Awards (26th August – 31st August)

  1. Spain’s Alex Rins wins British Grand Prix at Silverstone
  2. Prabhakar Singh given the ‘Eminent Engineer Award- 2019
  3. National Urban Livelihoods Mission conferred SKOCH Governance Gold Award

Appointments (26th August – 31st August)

  1. CBDT Chairman P C Mody’s tenure extended by the Govt.
  2. IndiGo appoints Aditya Pande as its new CFO
  3. Pramod Agarwal to succeed Coal India chairman AK Jha
  4. Former human rights lawyer Lionel Aingimea becomes the new President of Nauru
  5. Amit Nayyar- ex-Goldman Sachs executive appointed as new Paytm president

Important Days (26th August – 31st August)

  1. International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances observed on 30 August 2019
  2. National Sports Day 2019: 29 August
  3. International Day against Nuclear Tests 2019 observed on August 29

Science and Tech (26th August – 31st August)

  1. Akademik Lomonosov: World’s first floating nuclear reactor of Russia launched in Arctic
  2. ISRO developing own spacesuits for India’s 1st manned space mission
  3. Intel launched its first artificial intelligence chip ‘Spring Hill’
  4. ‘Shagun’-Integrated Online junction for School Education launched by Union HRD Minister


Defence (26th August – 31st August)

  1. The air forces of China and Pakistan began joint exercise ‘Shaheen-VIII’ near Ladakh
  2. Shalija Dhami of IAF becomes first female flight commander

Obituaries (26th August – 31st August)

  1. Ex-South American Football Boss Nicolas Leoz passed away in Asuncion, Paraguay
  2. India’s first woman DGP Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya passed away in Mumbai
  3. Former Indian Navy Commander Noel Kelman, passed away
  4. Odisha’s former chief secretary Lalat Indu Parija passed away

States (26th August – 31st August)

  1. Government gives nod to set up Gorewada International Zoo in Nagpur, Maharashtra
  2. Delhi cabinet approves free ride to women in buses from 29 October 2019
  3. 19 lakh people excluded from final list of NRC in Assam
  4. Centre for avian ecotoxicology inaugurated in Coimbatore
  5. After a long wait, Tamil Nadu’s 150-year-old Dindigul locks and Kandangi sarees secure GI tag

Miscellaneous (26th August – 31st August)

  1. Scarlett Johansson tops in Forbes world’s highest-paid actresses list 2019
  2. “Obama: The Call of History” written by Peter Baker reveals Barack Obama’s years in office

Agreements (26th August – 31st August)

  1. An MoU signed between Indian Bank and Tata AIG General Insurance
  2. Wipro expands its partnership with Google Cloud
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