12th August 2019 Current Affairs

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Sonia Gandhi chosen as Interim Chief of Congress

  • On August 10, 2019, The Congress Working Committee (CWC), the highest decision-making body of the party, selected Sonia Gandhi, aged 72, as the interim president of the Congress party.
  • She had held the post of Congress President between 1998 and 2017.
  • She succeeds Rahul Gandhi.

Note:

About indian national congress

Founder: Allan Octavian Hume, Dadabhai Naoroji, Dinshaw Edulji Wacha

Founded: 28 December 1885, Mumbai

India, Bangladesh to set up committee for optimum utilisation of water resources

  • India and Bangladesh have agreed to set up a Joint Technical committee for optimum utilization of Ganges water.
  • Both the countries also agreed to prepare a framework for interim water-sharing agreement for 8 rivers including Feni, Gumti &Teesta.

Note:

About Bangladesh

Capital: Dhaka

Currency: Bangladeshi taka

Saudi Aramco to take 20% stake in RIL's refinery

  • Saudi oil giant Aramco has agreed to take a 20% stake in his flagship Reliance Industries’ oil refinery & chemical business at an enterprise value of USD 75 bn (app. Rs 5,32,466 cr).
  • It will supply 5 lac barrels/day or 25 mn tonnes per annum for Jamnagar.

Note:

About Saudi Aramco

CEO: Amin H. Nasser

Headquarters: Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Wrestling: Bajrang Punia wins gold at Tbilisi Grand Prix

  • Bajrang Punia has won the gold medal at Tbilisi Grand Prix.
  • He, who had won a gold at the same event last year as well, prevailed 2-0 over Iran’s Peiman Bibyani in the 65 Kg category final of the men’s free style competition in the capital city of Georgia.

Note:

About Georgia

Capital: Tbilisi

Currency: Georgian lari

Continent: Europe, Asia

Indian junior shuttlers win 6 medals at Bulgarian Open

  • Indian junior shuttlers won 6 medals at the Bulgarian Junior Inter’nl Championships which concluded in Pazardzhik, Bulgaria.
  • Gold medals were won by Samiya Imad Faruqui in women’s singles, the duo of Edvin Joy and Shruti Mishra in Mixed Doubles.

Note:

About Bulgaria

Capital: Sofia

Currency: Bulgarian lev

Anurag Adlakha appointed Yes Bank CFO

  • Private lender YES Bank announced appointment of Anurag Adlakha as the group’s chief financial officer (CFO) following approval from the board of directors.
  • Adlakha will take over from Raj Ahuja, who will now take over as group chief strategy officer.

Note:

About Yes Bank

CEO: Ravneet Gill

Headquarters: Mumbai

Founded: 2004

Shri Ghotu Ram Meena is the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Congo

  • On August 8, 2019, As per the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India(GoI), Shri Ghotu Ram Meena has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Congo.
  • He is presently serving as Counsellor, Embassy of India, Kyiv, Ukraine Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). He replaces Ms. Nina Tshering La.

Note:

About Republic of Congo.

Capital: Brazzaville

Official languages‎: ‎French

International Youth Day observed around the world: 12 August

  • An initiative by the United Nations, the International Youth Day or IYD is celebrated on August 12 every year.
  • First observed on August 12, 2000, the day marks an awareness day and draws attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth.

Army launched 'Mission Reach Out' in Jammu

  • The Army has launched “Mission Reach Out” in Jammu to ensure basic necessities and essential services are available in the region post the abrogation of the provisions of Article 370 and reorganisation of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • A high level “Mission Reach Out” conference to review the prevalent situation in the region was held in the Nagrota Military Station on Saturday, which was chaired by White Knight Corps Commander Lt Gen Paramjit Singh.

Note:

About Jammu and Kashmir

Governor: Satya Pal Malik

Area rank: 5th           

Official languages: Urdu

Freedom fighter Dayanidhi Nayak passes away at 95

  • Noted freedom fighter Dayanidhi Nayak, who struggled against the British Government during the Quit India movement, has died.
  • He was 95.
  • He was the youngest freedom fighter from Panimora. He was jailed for 9 months during Quit India Movement.

Note:

About Quit India movement

Start date: 9 August 1942

Jharkhand govt launches direct money transfer scheme for small farmers

  • VP Naidu launched the Jharkhand’s ‘Mukhya Mantri Krishi Ashirwad Yojana’ to transfer money into the bank accounts of farmers.
  • Under the scheme, beneficiaries having farmland of less than 1 acre to 5 acres, will get ₹ 5000 – 25000 in their bank accounts.

Note:

About Jharkhand

Capital: Ranchi

Chief minister: Raghubar Das

Haryana govt to roll out Mukhya Mantri Parivar Samridhi Yojana from Aug 21

  • Haryana announced the roll-out of ‘Mukhya Mantri Parivar Samridhi Yojana’ to provide social securities to families.
  • Under the scheme, ₹ 6000 per year will be given to each eligible family.
  • Eligibility – Families having an annual income less than ₹ 180000.

Note:

About Haryana

Capital: Chandigarh

HDI rank: 7th

Governor: Satyadev Narayan Arya

‘Listening, Learning and Leading’ book launched

  • A book titled “Listening, Learning and Leading” chronicling Venkaiah Naidu’s 2 years in office as Vice President was released by Home Minister Amit Shah in an event organised by Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.
  • Shri Naidu complimented the leadership and conviction of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi led government for the repealing of the Article 370.

Note:

About Vice President

Appointer: Electoral College of India

Term length: Five years

Inaugural holder: Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1952–1962)

Try out the quiz ?

1. Which of the two countries have agreed to set up a Joint Technical committee for optimum utilization of Ganges water?

Correct! Wrong!

India and Bangladesh have agreed to set up a Joint Technical committee for optimum utilization of Ganges water.

2. Bajrang Punia has won gold at Tbilisi Grand Prix. Bagrang Punia is related with which of the following game?

Correct! Wrong!

Wrestling: Bajrang Punia wins gold at Tbilisi Grand Prix Bajrang Punia has won the gold medal at Tbilisi Grand Prix.

3. Dayanidhi Nayak has passed away. He was a.........

Correct! Wrong!

Freedom fighter Dayanidhi Nayak passes away at 95. Noted freedom fighter Dayanidhi Nayak, who struggled against the British Government during the Quit India movement, has died.

4. 'Mukhya Mantri Krishi Ashirwad Yojana' has launched by which state Govt.?

Correct! Wrong!

VP Naidu launched the Jharkhand’s 'Mukhya Mantri Krishi Ashirwad Yojana' to transfer money into the bank accounts of farmers.

5. Which state Govt. has launched ‘Mukhya Mantri Parivar Samridhi Yojana’ families having an annual income less than ₹ 180000?

Correct! Wrong!

Haryana announced the roll-out of ‘Mukhya Mantri Parivar Samridhi Yojana’ to provide social securities to families. Eligibility - Families having an annual income less than ₹ 180000.

6. Oil giant Aramco has agreed to take a 20% stake in his flagship Reliance Industries oil refinery & chemical business. Aramco company is of which country?

Correct! Wrong!

Saudi oil giant Aramco has agreed to take a 20% stake in his flagship Reliance Industries’ oil refinery & chemical business at an enterprise value of USD 75 bn (app. Rs 5,32,466 cr).

7. Indian junior shuttlers has won how many medals at Bulgarian Open?

Correct! Wrong!

Indian junior shuttlers won 6 medals at the Bulgarian Junior Inter'nl Championships which concluded in Pazardzhik, Bulgaria.

8. Who has been appointed as chief financial officer (CFO) of Yes Bank?

Correct! Wrong!

Private lender YES Bank announced appointment of Anurag Adlakha as the group’s chief financial officer (CFO) following approval from the board of directors.

9. Which day International Youth Day is being celebrated?

Correct! Wrong!

International Youth Day observed around the world: 12 August. An initiative by the United Nations, the International Youth Day or IYD is celebrated on August 12 every year.

10. In which place Army has launched "Mission Reach Out"?

Correct! Wrong!

The Army has launched "Mission Reach Out" in Jammu to ensure basic necessities and essential services are available in the region post the abrogation of the provisions of Article 370 and reorganisation of Jammu and Kashmir.

11. Who has launched a book titled “Listening, Learning and Leading”?

Correct! Wrong!

A book titled “Listening, Learning and Leading” chronicling Venkaiah Naidu's 2 years in office as Vice President was released by Home Minister Amit Shah in an event organised by Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.

12. Who has chosen as Interim Chief of Congress?

Correct! Wrong!

On August 10, 2019, The Congress Working Committee (CWC), the highest decision-making body of the party, selected Sonia Gandhi, aged 72, as the interim president of the Congress party.

13. Who will be the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Congo?

Correct! Wrong!

As per the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India(GoI), Shri Ghotu Ram Meena has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Congo.

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