04th August 2019 Current Affairs

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National (29th July 2019 – 03rd August 2019)

  1. “Pink coaches” introduced for women by the Northeast Frontier Railway zone
  2. Rajiv Kumar to be new Finance Secretary
  3. Lok Sabha passes Consumer Protection Bill
  4. Parliament passed Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2019
  5. Rajya Sabha passes Motor Vehicles Bill
  6. President Ram Nath Kovind gives assent to Right to Information (Amendment) Act, 2019

 

International (29th July 2019 – 03rd August 2019)

  1. Democratic Republic of Congo to launch surveillance, vaccination training to tackle Ebola
  2. London named world’s best student city in new rankings
  3. PM of Nepal KP Oli inaugurates India-Nepal Logistics Summit in Kathmandu
  4. Pakistan opens historic 1,000-year-old Hindu temple in Punjab for worship after 72 years
  5. Sri Lankan government exempted visa fees for Indian tourists

 

Economy and Business (29th July 2019 – 03rd August 2019)

  1. India’s Current Account Deficit to remain steady at 16-17 billion dollars in the first quarter
  2. Singapore tops Asia in Dell Global Women Entrepreneur Cities Index 2019, Bengaluru top Indian city
  3. Reliance Jio is India’s largest telecom company
  4. US finalizes $670 million foreign military sales to support India’s C-17 aircraft
  5. Postal dept decides to convert India Post Payments Bank into SFB
  6. RBI’s launched money Museum in central Kolkata to boost people’s knowledge of banking system
  7. RBI allows Bank of China to offer regular banking services in India

Sports (29th July 2019 – 03rd August 2019)

  1. Indian Federation of Sports Gaming ropes in Justice AK Sikri as ombudsman

Awards (29th July 2019 – 03rd August 2019)

  1. Priya Priyadarshini Jain facilitated with “Indian Women of Influence” award
  2. Former International tennis player VidishaBalyan from Uttar Pradesh wins Miss Deaf World 2019 title
  3. After West Bengal, Odisha gets GI tag for its sweet version of Rasagola
  4. DD News received “Champions of Empathy Award” for spreading awareness about hepatitis
  5. Ruhan Rajput honoured with ‘Entrepreneur of the Year Award, 2019’
  6. President Kovind honoured with National order of Merit, highest award of Republic of Guinea
  7. Vinayak S Hiremath youngest doctor to be felicitated with ‘Pride of Nation Award’

 

Appointments (29th July 2019 – 03rd August 2019)

  1. Bandhan Bank appoints Siddhartha Sanyal as chief economist
  2. Fagu Chauhan, a six-time member of the UP Assembly, sworn as new Governor of Bihar
  3. Anandiben Patel sworn-in as Uttar Pradesh governor
  4. Jagdeep Dhankar sworn in as the governor of West Bengal
  5. R N Ravi took charge as 20th governor of Nagaland
  6. Girraj Prasad Gupta took over as CGA in New Delhi

 

Important Days (29th July 2019 – 03rd August 2019)

  1. World Hepatitis Day 2019 observed on July 28
  2. World Nature Conservation Day 2019 observed on July 28
  3. International Tiger Day is being observed on 29th July 2019

 

Science and Tech (29th July 2019 – 03rd August 2019)

  1. Cabinet approves ISRO Technical Liaison Unit at Moscow

Defence (29th July 2019 – 03rd August 2019)

  1. India, Russia sign Rs 1,500 crore deal for air-to-air missiles to be used by Su-30

Obituaries (29th July 2019 – 03rd August 2019)

  1. Senior BJP leader Vithalbhai Radadiya passes away
  2. Former RBI Deputy Governor Subir Vithal Gokarn passes away
  3. Cafe Coffee Day owner VG Siddhartha dead, body found
  4. Madhubani painting and Sujni artist Karpuri Devi passed away in the Madhubani district of Bihar

 

States (29th July 2019 – 03rd August 2019)

  1. 5th edition of Dharma-Dhamma conference held in Rajgir, Bihar
  2. India’s 7th Economic Census begins from Tripura
  3. Odisha Secretariat Renamed As ‘Lok Seva Bhawan’
  4. Lalji Tandon sworn in as the Governor of Madhya Pradesh
  5. Ramesh Bais sworn-in as the Governor of Tripura
  6. Gujarat CM launches ‘Vhali Dikri Yojana’
  7. Pilot basis of one Nation one ration card scheme launched in 4 States
  8. Two Defence Industrial Corridors to be set up in Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu

Miscellaneous (29th July 2019 – 03rd August 2019)

  1. ‘Al Qaeda heir Hamza bin Laden killed’

Agreements (29th July 2019 – 03rd August 2019)

  1. India, Mozambique sign two MoU in field of Hydrography
  2. India, Myanmar sign MoU on defence co-operation

 

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