11th August 2019 Current Affairs

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National (05th August 2019 – 10th August 2019)

  1. Centre to repeal of Article 370 and 35A that grants special status to J&K
  2. Bill to increase number of SC judges passed in Lok Sabha
  3. Samagra Siksha -Jal Suraksha drive launched by MHRD
  4. Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana launched by Agri Minister
  5. President Kovind gives assent to National Medical Commission Bill

International (05th August 2019 – 10th August 2019)

  1. United States designates China a “currency manipulator”
  2. Papua New Guinea has the highest number of ‘living’ languages in the world, India ranks 4th

Economy and Business (05th August 2019 – 10th August 2019)

  1. Flipkart ranked No 1 in LinkedIn’s list of best workplaces in India for 2019
  2. RBL Bank launches India’s first health-focused credit card
  3. Archery Association of India suspended by World Archery
  4. Federal Bank launches instant demat account opening facility
  5. Jana Small Finance Bank gets Scheduled Bank status
  6. Bank Retail loan growth slips to 5-year low in the first half of 2019 at 7.3 %: RBI

Sports (05th August 2019 – 10th August 2019)

  1. Former New Zealand all-rounder cricketer Daniel Vettori’s jersey no.11 announces retirement
  2. Satwiksairaj, Chirag 1st Indian doubles pair to win Thailand Open’s Super 500 title
  3. Vinesh Phogat wins third successive gold in 53kg
  4. Bangalore will host the 10th AASF Asian Age Group Championships 2019 for the 1st time
  5. South Africa batsman Hashim Amla retires from international cricket

 

Awards (05th August 2019 – 10th August 2019)

  1. Vikram Sarabhai Journalism Award in Space science announced by ISRO for 2019-2020
  2. 66th National Film Awards: Sriram Raghavan’s AndhaDhun Wins Best Hindi Film
  3. Statue of Unity shortlisted for UK-based structural award
  4. Former Indian cricketer Kapil Dev conferred with Bharat Gaurav Award 2019
  5. Pranab Mukherjee conferred Bharat Ratna, Bhupen Hazarika and Nanaji Deshmukh conferred posthumously

Appointments (05th August 2019 – 10th August 2019)

  1. WWE star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson officially announces his retirement from wrestling
  2. Ananth Narayanan named as Medlife CEO
  3. Sudha Rani Relangi appointed as Director of Prosecution in CBI

Important Days (05th August 2019 – 10th August 2019)

  1. Nation observes 77th anniversary of Quit India movement
  2. Nation celebrates 5th National Handloom day on august 7 2019

Science and Tech (05th August 2019 – 10th August 2019)

  1. DAC chaired by Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh approves acquisition of two Brahmos missile batteries for Indian Navy
  2. Falcon 9 rocket launched by SpaceX carrying AMOS-17 satellite of Israel
  3. World’s thinnest gold created by British Scientists
  4. Iran launched 3 new precision-guided missiles “Yasin”, “Balaban” & “Ghaem”

Defence (05th August 2019 – 10th August 2019)

  1. India test-fires Surface to Air-Missile from Chandipur in Odisha

Obituaries (05th August 2019 – 10th August 2019)

  1. Veteran cricket commentator of All India Radio, Anant Setalvad passed away
  2. Veteran Gujarati journalist Kanti Bhatt dies at 88
  3. 1st African-American woman Nobel laureate Toni Morrison passed away
  4. Veteran Bollywood filmmaker J. Om Prakash passed away aged 92
  5. Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj passes away in New Delhi

States (05th August 2019 – 10th August 2019)

  1. Aamir Khan launches Mission Shakti by Maharashtra
  2. India’s first underwater train will be launched in Kolkata
  3. Free electricity up to 200 units in Delhi: CM Arvind Kejriwal

Miscellaneous (05th August 2019 – 10th August 2019)

  1. Remains of the world’s largest bird “Heracles inexpectatus” on earth discovered
  2. Former Governor of Reserve Bank of India, Bimal Jalan’s new Book ‘Resurgent India’ launched
  3. Cancer researcher becomes first woman to win 4,000km cycling race

Agreements (05th August 2019 – 10th August 2019)

  1. UP extends bilateral cooperation MoU with Netherlands

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