14th August 2019 Current Affairs

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Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry launches fifth edition of Swachh Survekshan 2020

  • MoHUA launched the 5th edition of Swachh Survekshan 2020, which will be conducted in Jan 2020.
  • Water PLUS Protocol was launched to provide a guideline for cities &towns to ensure that no untreated wastewater is released into the environment.

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About MoHUA

Founded: 1952

Headquarters: New Delhi

Govt. Makes headgear compulsory for children aged above 4 years

  • The govt. has made a significant move on safety measures by making it mandatory for children above 4 years of age to wear a headgear of prescribed standards.
  • The safety measures for the children travelling on motorcycles have been included in the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019.

India contributes $1 million to UN fund

  • India has contributed $1 mn to the UN Special Purpose Trust Fund for the Resident Coordinator System.
  • The SPTF established to receive, consolidate, manage & account for all financial transactions of the new Resident Coordinator system in an effective way.

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About UN

Headquarters: New York

Founded: 24 October 1945

Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal lead a delegation to Vladivostok, Russia

  • Commerce and Industry Minister, Piyush Goyal led a high-power delegation of Chief Ministers of Haryana, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Goa and about 140 Indian companies to Vladivostok, Russia from August 11-13, 2019.
  • This visit came as a fulfillment of the assurance of Prime Minister,Narendra Modi to Russian President,Vladimir Putin during their meeting in Bishkek earlier this year on the sidelines of the SCO Summit, to explore opportunities for enhancing trade and investment from India to the Far East region of Russia.

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About Russia

Capital: Moscow

Currency: Russian ruble

Kajin Sara lake in Nepal is likely to set a new record of being the world’s highest

  • A newly discovered Kajin Sara lake in Manang district of Nepal is all set to record the world’s highest lake.
  • It will replace the Tilicho lake, which is the current world’s highest lake situated at an altitude of 4,919 metres in Nepal(also in Manang) measures 4 km long, 1.2 km wide and around 200 metres deep.

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About Nepal

Government: Federal parliamentary republic

President: Bidhya Devi Bhandari

Currency: Nepalese rupee

India, Russia to boost ties to achieve $30 billion bilateral trade by 2025

  • India & Russia have called for diversifying & deepening of economic ties in priority sectors to meet the bilateral trade target of $30 bn by 2025.
  • MoUs were signed b/w regions of the Russian Far East & 5 states of India to expand and strengthen cooperation.

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About Russia

Capital: Moscow

Currency: Russian ruble

Women's cricket to be part of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

  • The Commonwealth Games Federation announced that women’s T20 Cricket has been confirmed for inclusion at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in 2022.
  • 8 teams will compete across 8match days. 2022 Commonwealth Games will take place in England.

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About England

Capital: London

Currency: Pound sterling

Aishwarya Pissay creates history by becoming the first Indian woman to win FIM Bajas World Cup 2019

  • 23-year-old Indian motorsport rider, Aishwarya Pissay from Bengaluru became the first woman from India as well as the first Indian to win the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) Bajas World cup 2019 with a tally of 65 points.
  • The final round of the championship was held at Varpalota, Hungary.

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About Hungary

Capital: Budapest

Currency: Hungarian forint

BWF World Senior Badminton Championship 2019: Ajith Haridas and Vijay Lancy won men’s doubles 40-plus title

  • Indian duo of Ajith Haridas and Vijay Lancy won the men’s doubles 40-plus title in the Yonex BWF World Senior Badminton Championship held at Katowice, Poland.
  • In the final, Haridas and Lancy defeated the Danish pair of Esben Kaempegaard and Morten Rasmussen 19-21, 21-17, 21-19.

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About Poland

President: Andrzej Duda

Capital: Warsaw

Priyam Chatterjee becomes first Indian chef to be awarded the ”Chevalier de l”Ordre du Merite Agricoleto” by the govt of France

  • On August 13, 2019, The government of France conferred the Indian Chef Priyam Chatterjee (30) with ‘Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mrite Agricoleto’ (Order of Agricultural Merit) in New Delhi.
  • With this distinction, Chatterjee becomes the 1st Indian from Kolkata (West Bengal) to receive this honour, in recognition of his great contribution towards reinventing the gastronomic scene in India.

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About France

Capital: Paris

President: Emmanuel Macron

Former SC judge Madan Lokur sworn in as Fiji’s SC judge

  • On August 12, 2019, the President of Fiji Major.General(Retd) Jioji Konrote has appointed Justice Madan Lokur from India as the new Supreme Court (SC) judge of Fiji.
  • He was on Monday sworn in by the President of Fiji Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Jioji Konrote, in the presence of the Chief Justice Kamal Kumar and others.

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About Fiji

Currency: Fijian dollar

Capital: Suva

Continent- Oceania.

President- Jioji Konrote

World organ donation day observed on August 13

  • Organ donation day is observed on 13 August every year.
  • This day strives to motivate people to donate their healthy and precious organs after death to save lives.

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About organ

Organs and tissue that can be donated include: heart, kidneys, lungs, pancreas, liver, intestines, corneas, skin, tendons, bone, nerve and heart valves.

Chandrayaan-2 successfully enters Lunar Transfer Trajectory

  • ISRO successfully carried out a crucial process to manoeuvre India’s second lunar probe out of the earth’s orbit.
  • The space agency said as planned it carried out the manoeuvre called Trans Lunar Insertion (TLI).

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About ISRO

Founder: Vikram Sarabhai

Founded: 15 August 1969

Penguin Random House India announces a book on the life of cinema legend Sridevi, titled “Sridevi: Girl Woman Superstar”

  • On August 13, 2019, Penguin Random House India has announced a book on the life of the actor, Sridevi titled “Sridevi: Girl Woman Superstar” on her 56th birth anniversary.
  • The book is written by author-screenwriter Satyarth Nayak.

Try out the quiz ?

1. The govt. has made mandatory to wear a headgear of prescribed standards of which age group?

Correct! Wrong!

The govt. has made a significant move on safety measures by making it mandatory for children above 4 years of age to wear a headgear of prescribed standards.

2. Which Ministry has launched 5th edition of Swachh Survekshan 2020?

Correct! Wrong!

Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry launches fifth edition of Swachh Survekshan 2020 MoHUA launched the 5th edition of Swachh Survekshan 2020, which will be conducted in Jan 2020.

3. Which country has contributed $1 mn to the UN Special Purpose Trust Fund?

Correct! Wrong!

India has contributed $1 mn to the UN Special Purpose Trust Fund for the Resident Coordinator System.

4. Who is the Commerce and Industry Minister of India?

Correct! Wrong!

Commerce and Industry Minister, Piyush Goyal led a high-power delegation of Chief Ministers of Haryana, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Goa and about 140 Indian companies to Vladivostok, Russia from August 11-13, 2019.

5. A newly discovered world’s highest lake 'Kajin Sara lake' is situated in which country?

Correct! Wrong!

A newly discovered Kajin Sara lake in Manang district of Nepal is all set to record the world’s highest lake.

6. India and Russia has decided to boost bilateral trade target of $30bn by which year?

Correct! Wrong!

India & Russia have called for diversifying & deepening of economic ties in priority sectors to meet the bilateral trade target of $30 bn by 2025.

7. First time women's T20 cricket to be part of Commonwealth Game 2022. In which country Commonwealth Game 2022 will take place?

Correct! Wrong!

The Commonwealth Games Federation announced that women's T20 Cricket has been confirmed for inclusion at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in 2022.

8. Who has been awarded with Order of Agricultural Merit by government of France?

Correct! Wrong!

The government of France conferred the Indian Chef Priyam Chatterjee (30) with ‘Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mrite Agricoleto’ (Order of Agricultural Merit) in New Delhi.

9. India's Supreme Court judge Madan Lokur has been appointed as the new Supreme Court (SC) judge of which country?

Correct! Wrong!

The President of Fiji Major.General(Retd) Jioji Konrote has appointed Justice Madan Lokur from India as the new Supreme Court (SC) judge of Fiji.

10. What is the full name of "TLI"?

Correct! Wrong!

ISRO successfully carried out a crucial process to manoeuvre India's second lunar probe out of the earth's orbit. The space agency said as planned it carried out the manoeuvre called Trans Lunar Insertion (TLI).

11. Aishwarya Pissay has become the first Indian woman to win FIM Bajas World Cup 2019. She is related with...

Correct! Wrong!

Indian motorsport rider, Aishwarya Pissay from Bengaluru became the first woman from India as well as the first Indian to win the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) Bajas World cup 2019 with a tally of 65 points.

12. BWF World Senior Badminton Championship 2019 has held in which country?

Correct! Wrong!

Indian duo of Ajith Haridas and Vijay Lancy won the men's doubles 40-plus title in the Yonex BWF World Senior Badminton Championship held at Katowice, Poland.

13. World organ donation day has observed on....

Correct! Wrong!

Organ donation day is observed on 13 August every year.

14. Who is the author of book “Sridevi : Girl Woman Superstar”?

Correct! Wrong!

Penguin Random House India has announced a book on the life of the actor, Sridevi titled “Sridevi: Girl Woman Superstar” on her 56th birth anniversary. The book is written by author-screenwriter Satyarth Nayak.

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