06th August 2019 Current Affairs

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Centre to repeal of Article 370 and 35A that grants special status to J&K

  • On August 5, 2019, Government announced to repeal Article 370 [except the first clause 370 (1)] and Article 35A which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).
  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah introduced the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Bill, 2019 in Rajya Sabha which seeks to bifurcate the state of Jammu and Kashmir into 2 Union territories – J&K a Union Territory with Legislature, and Ladakh Union Territory without Legislature.

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About Jammu and Kashmir

Governor: Satya Pal Malik

Capitals: Jammu (Winter), Srinagar (Summer)

Road transport and highways ministry exempts armed force’s armoured, specialised vehicles from BS-VI emission norms.

  • The government on Friday said it has exempted the armoured and other specialised vehicles of Indian armed and paramilitary forces from the vehicular emission norms BS-VI that will come into force from April 1, 2020.
  • Issuing a notification, the road transport and highways ministry has also granted exemption to these vehicles from BS-IV compliance.

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About Transport Ministry

Founded: July 1942

Headquarters: New Delhi

Bill to increase number of SC judges passed in Lok Sabha

  • Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Amendment Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha that proposes an increase in the number of judges in Supreme Court from 30 to 33 excluding the Chief Justice.
  • It seeks to address the rising pendency of cases in the apex court.

Note:

About Lok Sabha

Founded: 17 April 1952

Leader: Narendra Modi

United States designates China a "currency manipulator"

  • US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, under the auspices of President Trump, has determined that China is a ‘Currency Manipulator’.
  • US will engage with the IMF to eliminate the unfair competitive advantage created by China’s latest actions

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About China

Currency: Renminbi

Capital: Beijing

President: Xi Jinping

RBI slaps ₹8.50-cr fine on 11 banks

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a collective penalty of Rs 8.5 crore on eleven commercial banks for violating norms on fraud classification and reporting by commercial banks and selected financial institutions (FIs).
  • While the RBI imposed a fine of Rs 1.5 crore on Oriental Bank of Commerce, it slapped a fine of Rs 1 crore each on Indian Overseas Bank, Punjab & Sind Bank, UCO Bank and United Bank of India.

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About RBI

Headquarters: Mumbai

Founded: 1 April 1935, Kolkata

Governor: Shaktikanta Das

Former New Zealand all-rounder cricketer Daniel Vettori’s jersey no.11 announces retirement

  • Cricketing board for Kiwi players announced that Jersey no. 11 of New Zealand all-rounderDaniel Vettori has been retired.
  • “Players that represent New Zealand in 200 ODIs have their shirt number retired. Daniel Vettori who wore number 11 has played the most ODIs for the BLACKCAPS with 291.”

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About New Zealand

Capital: Wellington

Prime minister: Jacinda Ardern

Continent: Oceania

WWE star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson officially announces his retirement from wrestling

  • Dwayne Johnson, popularly known as ‘The Rock’, has officially announced his retirement from World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
  • The wrestler-turned-Hollywood star said that he ‘quietly retired’ from WWE, but at the same time did not rule out the possibility of a comeback in future.
  • This is the first time that the professional wrestler admitted to retiring from the sport.

Note:

About WWE

Founded: 21 February 1980

Founders: Vince McMahon, Linda McMahon, Toots Mondt

Ananth Narayanan named as Medlife CEO

  • Online pharmacy startup Medlife has appointed former Myntra CEO Ananth Narayanan as CEO, with a mandate to head day-to-day operations, raise funds and oversee mergers and acquisitions at the firm.
  • Medlife is an e-pharmacy platform that also facilitates diagnostic tests and e-consultation.

Note:

About Myntra

Founded: 2007

CEO: Amar Nagaram

ISRO laid foundation stone for Space Situational Awareness Control Centre at Peenya, Bengaluru

  • The Indian space agency said that the foundation stone for a centre to monitor and protect high-value space assets from space debris has been laid.
  • K Sivan, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), laid the foundation stone for the Space Situational Awareness Control Centre in Peenya, Bengaluru.

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About ISRO

Headquarters: Bengaluru

Founder: Vikram Sarabhai

Veteran cricket commentator of All India Radio, Anant Setalvad passed away

  • Long term member in Cricket Club of India and veteran cricket commentator, Anant Setalvad from Mumbai, passed away at the age of 84 due to old age ailments.
  • He is survived by his two sons.
  • He was in his mid-80s, according to sources in the Cricket Club of India, of which Setalvad was a long-term member.

Note:

About All India Radio

Founder: Government of India

Founded: 1930, India

Aamir Khan launches Mission Shakti by Maharashtra

  • Aamir Khan attended the launch function of Mission Shakti, an initiative by Maharashtra minister Sudhir Mungantiwar to train athletes from Chandrapur and Gadchiroli for international events like the Olympics.
  • Among those present at the function in Ballarpur here was state sports minister Ashish Shelar.

Note:

About Maharashtra

Chief minister: Devendra Fadnavis

Capital: Mumbai

Hoverboard inventor Franky zapata crosses English Channel in his second attempt

  • 40 year old Jet powered hoverboard inventor and former jet ski champion Franky zapata of France, crossed the English Channel for the first time within 10days after his first failed attempt.
  • He Started his 22 mile journey at 7:15 am from Sangatte, Northern France and landed at Saint Margaret’s bay in Dover in around 25 minutes.

Note:

About France

Capital: Paris

President: Emmanuel Macron

Google backed firm -Fynd’s majority stake acquired by Reliance industries

  • 7 year old Mumbai startup Fynd, which is a Google backed firm that connects retailers with online stores and consumers, is now acquired by Reliance industries.
  • The acquisition announcement was made by Fynd’s co-founder Harsh Shah.

Note:

About Google

CEO: Sundar Pichai

Founded: 4 September 1998

Founders: Larry Page, Sergey Brin

Try out the quiz ?

1. Government has announced to repeal Article 370 [except 370 (1)] and Article 35A. This Article is related with which state?

Correct! Wrong!

Government announced to repeal Article 370 [except the first clause 370 (1)] and Article 35A which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).

2. Road transport and highways ministry has exempts which vehicles from BS-VI emission norms?

Correct! Wrong!

The government on Friday said it has exempted the armoured and other specialised vehicles of Indian armed and paramilitary forces from the vehicular emission norms BS-VI that will come into force from April 1, 2020.

3. Cricketer Daniel Vettori has announced his retirement. He is from which country?

Correct! Wrong!

Former New Zealand all-rounder cricketer Daniel Vettori’s jersey no.11 announces retirement.

4. Dwayne Johnson popularly known as 'The Rock' has announced his retirement. He is a famous.......

Correct! Wrong!

WWE star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson officially announces his retirement from wrestling. Dwayne Johnson, popularly known as 'The Rock', has officially announced his retirement from World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).

5. Franky zapata has crossed the English Channel in his second attempt. He belongs from which country?

Correct! Wrong!

40 year old Jet powered hoverboard inventor and former jet ski champion Franky zapata of France, crossed the English Channel for the first time within 10days after his first failed attempt.

6. Mumbai based startup Fynd has been acquired by..............

Correct! Wrong!

7 year old Mumbai startup Fynd, which is a Google backed firm that connects retailers with online stores and consumers, is now acquired by Reliance industries.

7. Supreme Court Amendment Bill has passed in the Lok Sabha. The purpose of this Bill is to....

Correct! Wrong!

Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Amendment Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha that proposes an increase in the number of judges in Supreme Court from 30 to 33 excluding the Chief Justice.

8. United States has designated which country as a currency manipulator?

Correct! Wrong!

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, under the auspices of President Trump, has determined that China is a 'Currency Manipulator'.

9. RBI has imposed a collective penalty of how many crore rupees on eleven commercial banks?

Correct! Wrong!

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a collective penalty of Rs 8.5 crore on eleven commercial banks for violating norms on fraud classification and reporting by commercial banks and selected financial institutions (FIs).

10. Who has been appointed as CEO of online pharmacy startup Medlife?

Correct! Wrong!

Online pharmacy startup Medlife has appointed former Myntra CEO Ananth Narayanan as CEO, with a mandate to head day-to-day operations, raise funds and oversee mergers and acquisitions at the firm.

11. Who is the chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation?

Correct! Wrong!

K Sivan, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), laid the foundation stone for the Space Situational Awareness Control Centre in Peenya, Bengaluru.

12. Anant Setalvad has passed away. He was a famous........

Correct! Wrong!

Long term member in Cricket Club of India and veteran cricket commentator, Anant Setalvad from Mumbai, passed away at the age of 84 due to old age ailments.

13. Mission Shakti has launched by which state government?

Correct! Wrong!

Aamir Khan attended the launch function of Mission Shakti, an initiative by Maharashtra minister Sudhir Mungantiwar to train athletes from Chandrapur and Gadchiroli for international events like the Olympics.

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