10th August 2019 Current Affairs

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Samagra Siksha -Jal Suraksha drive launched by MHRD

  • The drive Samagra Siksha – Jal Suraksha which aims to create awareness among school children about water conservation was launched by Union Minister of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Dept. of School Education & Literacy, to make them conscientious and committed water citizens of the nation.
  • The Government of India has launched Jal Shakthi Abhiyan (JSA) inspired by Prime Minister’s Jal Sanchay.

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About MHRD

Founded: 26 September 1985

Headquarters: New Delhi

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana launched by Agri Minister

  • Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare today initiated the process of registration for the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana (PM-KMY).
  • It is an old-age pension scheme to all Small and Marginal Farmers in the country.

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About Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare

Founded: 1947

Headquarters: New Delhi

Flipkart ranked No 1 in LinkedIn’s list of best workplaces in India for 2019

  • In LinkedIn’s fourth edition of Top Companies list for India 2019, Walmart acquired Flipkart was ranked first place as the best workplace in India.
  • It was evaluated over the 4 criteria as part of the rankings: interest in the company, engagement with the company’s employees, job demands and employee retention.

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About Flipkart

CEO: Kalyan Krishnamurthy

Founded: October 2007

DBS Bank India ties up with Social Alpha to incubate social entrepreneurs

  • DBS Bank India has tied up with technology business incubator Social Alpha to mentor enterprises that focus on sectors such as inclusion, healthcare, and environment.
  • DBS Bank will also give an annual programme grant of ₹1 crore.

 

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About DBS Bank

Headquarters: Singapore

CEO: Piyush Gupta

RBL Bank launches India's first health-focused credit card

  • RBL Bank and digital healthcare platform Practo have partnered to launch an industry first co-branded health credit card.
  • This credit card is powered by Mastercard and is available on both Practo and RBL mobile apps and websites.

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About RBL

Headquarters: Mumbai

Founded: August 1943

Archery Association of India suspended by World Archery

  • World Archery has suspended the Archery Association of India effective Monday 5 August 2019.
  • A previous executive board decision gave a deadline of the end of July for the election situation to be resolved.

Vikram Sarabhai Journalism Award in Space science announced by ISRO for 2019-2020

  • The Vikram Sarabhai Journalism award in Space Science Technology and Research will be given to those journalists who have contributed to the fields of space science, applications, and research.
  • The nominations are open to all Indian journalists and articles from 2019-2020 will be reviewed for the award.
  • The first is has a cash price of Rs 5,00,000, a medal and citation.

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About ISRO

Headquarters: Bengaluru

Founder: Vikram Sarabhai

Founded: 15 August 1969

66th National Film Awards: Sriram Raghavan's AndhaDhun Wins Best Hindi Film

  • The 66th National Film Awards jury has announced the winners, and Sriram Raghavan’s crime thriller Andhadhun has been named the Best Hindi Film.
  • Andhadhun starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Tabu and Radhika Apte turned out to be the sleeper hit of 2018.

Sudha Rani Relangi appointed as Director of Prosecution in CBI

  • Sudha Rani Relangi has been appointed Director of Prosecution in the Central Bureau of Investigation.
  • She will serve for a period of two years with effect from the date of assumption of the charge of the post or until, whichever is earlier.

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About CBI

Headquarters: New Delhi

Motto: Industry, Impartiality, Integrity

DAC chaired by Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh approves acquisition of two Brahmos missile batteries for Indian Navy

  • The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved the acquisition of two Supersonic Brahmos cruise missile coastal batteries for the Indian Navy.
  • The approval was given during a meeting of DAC chaired by the Defence Minister.

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About Indian Navy

Headquarters location: New Delhi

Founded: 5 September 1612

Falcon 9 rocket launched by SpaceX carrying AMOS-17 satellite of Israel

  • The US (United States) carrier rocket Falcon 9 carried Israel’s satellite AMOS-17 off the pad in Florida, America.
  • This is SpaceX’s 25th reflight of an orbit class rocket and also this booster’s third flight.

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About Israel

Prime minister: Benjamin Netanyahu

Capital: Jerusalem

India’s first underwater train will be launched in Kolkata

  • Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal announced that India’s first underwater train project is set to launch in Kolkata, West Bengal under the Hooghly river.
  • It is a 16-kilometer long Kolkata Metro project.

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About West Bengal

Capital: Kolkata

Chief minister: Mamata Banerjee

Remains of the world’s largest bird “Heracles inexpectatus” on earth discovered

  • Remains of the World’s largest parrot that lived 19 million years ago have been discovered in New Zealand which is well known for giant birds.
  • It is nicknamed as “Squawkzilla”.

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About New Zealand

Currency: New Zealand dollar

Capital: Wellington

Try out the quiz ?

1. Which company has ranked first place as the best workplace in India according to LinkedIn’s fourth edition of Top Companies list for India 2019?

Correct! Wrong!

In LinkedIn’s fourth edition of Top Companies list for India 2019, Walmart acquired Flipkart was ranked first place as the best workplace in India.

2. Samagra Siksha -Jal Suraksha drive is realted with.........

Correct! Wrong!

The drive Samagra Siksha – Jal Suraksha which aims to create awareness among school children about water conservation was launched by Union Minister of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Dept. of School Education & Literacy, to make them conscientious and committed water citizens of the nation.

3. DBS Bank India has tied up with which company to incubate social entrepreneurs?

Correct! Wrong!

DBS Bank India has tied up with technology business incubator Social Alpha to mentor enterprises that focus on sectors such as inclusion, healthcare, and environment.

4. What is the cash prize amount for Vikram Sarabhai Journalism Award in Space science?

Correct! Wrong!

Vikram Sarabhai Journalism Award in Space science announced by ISRO for 2019-2020. The first is has a cash price of Rs 5,00,000, a medal and citation.

5. Which film has won the best film award of 66th National Film Awards?

Correct! Wrong!

The 66th National Film Awards jury has announced the winners, and Sriram Raghavan's crime thriller Andhadhun has been named the Best Hindi Film.

6. CBI Headquarters is situated in...........

Correct! Wrong!

Sudha Rani Relangi has been appointed Director of Prosecution in the Central Bureau of Investigation. CBI Headquarters - New Delhi.

7. DAC has approved the acquisition of two Supersonic Brahmos cruise missile coastal batteries for the Indian Navy. What is full name of DAC?

Correct! Wrong!

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved the acquisition of two Supersonic Brahmos cruise missile coastal batteries for the Indian Navy.

8. India’s first underwater train project is set to launch under which river?

Correct! Wrong!

Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal announced that India’s first underwater train project is set to launch in Kolkata, West Bengal under the Hooghly river.

9. “Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana” has launched by Agriculture Minister. This yojana includes which type of farmers?

Correct! Wrong!

Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare today initiated the process of registration for the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana (PM-KMY). It is an old-age pension scheme to all Small and Marginal Farmers in the country.

10. Which bank has become the first bank in India who has launched health credit card?

Correct! Wrong!

RBL Bank launches India's first health-focused credit card. RBL Bank and digital healthcare platform Practo have partnered to launch an industry first co-branded health credit card.

11. Who has suspended the Archery Association of India?

Correct! Wrong!

World Archery has suspended the Archery Association of India effective Monday 5 August 2019.

12. Satellite AMOS-17 is of which country?

Correct! Wrong!

Falcon 9 rocket launched by SpaceX carrying AMOS-17 satellite of Israel The US (United States) carrier rocket Falcon 9 carried Israel’s satellite AMOS-17 off the pad in Florida, America.

13. World largest parrot that lived 19 million years ago have been discovered in which country?

Correct! Wrong!

Remains of the World’s largest parrot that lived 19 million years ago have been discovered in New Zealand which is well known for giant birds.

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