26th August 2019 Current Affairs

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PM Modi announced to celebrate September as a month of nutrition

  • PM Modi has announced to celebrate September as a month of nutrition to create awareness to fight malnutrition among children, particularly the girl child.
  • In 2018, Gujarat launched a project, Poshan Abhiyan to eradicate malnutrition among children.

PM Modi to attend G7 summit in France

  • PM Narendra Modi will attend the 45th edition of G7 Summit in Biarritz, France.
  • He will address sessions on environment, climate, oceans & digital transformation.

Note:

About G7

Members: France, United States, Italy, Canada, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom

Founded: 1975

CVC sets up panel to examine bank fraud above Rs 50 cr

  • The Central Vigilance Commission has constituted Advisory Board for Banking Frauds headed by former Vigilance Commissioner T M Bhasin to examine bank fraud over Rs 50 crore and recommend action.
  • The panel in its previous avatar called the Advisory Board on Bank, Commercial and Financial Frauds.

Note:

About CVC

Formed: February 1964

Headquarters: New Delhi

NHB to provide Rs 20,000 crore additional liquidity support to housing finance companies

  • National Housing Bank will provide additional liquidity support of Rs 20,000 crore to housing finance companies to boost credit support for the purchase of houses.
  • It will increase the total liquidity support to Rs 30,000 crore.

PV Sindhu becomes first Indian shuttler to win World Championships gold

  • PV Sindhu became the 1st Indian to win badminton World Championships gold by beating Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in Basel.
  • It was Sindhu’s 5th World Championships medal.
  • She won a silver in 2016 Rio Olympic Games, a silver at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

Komalika Bari becomes recurve cadet world champion; India wins 2 gold, 1 bronze

  • Komalika Bari became recurve cadet world champion at the World Archery Youth Championships in Madrid.
  • She defeated Sonoda Waka of Japan in the final.
  • Bari is the 2nd recurve cadet world champion (U-18) after Deepika Kumari who won the title in 2009.

Spain's Alex Rins wins British Grand Prix at Silverstone

  • Suzuki Ecstar rider Alex Rins has won the British Grand Prix by defeating the world champion Marc Marquez (Honda rider).
  • He won the race for the first time since 2014.
  • Maverick Vinales took the third position followed by Valentino Rossi.

Centre for avian ecotoxicology inaugurated in Coimbatore

  • A National Centre for Avian Ecotoxicology was inaugurated in Coimbatore.
  • The centre would study the movement of environmental contaminants such as pesticides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, etc & drugs via food chain & their harmful effects on birds.

Scarlett Johansson tops in Forbes world’s highest-paid actresses list 2019

  • As per the recently released Forbes magazine’s world’s Highest-Paid actresses of 2019 list, Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson (United States) has topped for the 2nd consecutive year with the earning of $56 million.
  • She got her earnings with the great success of her summer Marvel film Avengers: Endgame (April 2019).

BHEL bags Rs. 2,500 cr orders for emission control systems from NTPC

  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has bagged two orders of Rs 2500 crore from NTPC for emission control equipment for thermal power plants.
  • The orders involve supply and installation of flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) systems.

Note:

About BHEL

Headquarters: New Delhi

Founder: Government of India

Founded: 1964

Microsoft and Indian School of Business (ISB) signs MoU to set up AI Digital Lab

  • The Indian School of Business (ISB) and Microsoft India announced a new partnership to take forward their shared vision for an AI-empowered India at an event in Hyderabad.
  • Through the creation of the AI Digital Lab, the two organizations will collaborate in research which will use Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to study issues that are relevant for business and public policy.

Note:

About Microsoft

Founded: 4 April 1975

Founders: Bill Gates, Paul Allen

Try out the quiz ?

1. Project ‘Poshan Abhiyan’ is related with which state?

Correct! Wrong!

PM Modi has announced to celebrate September as a month of nutrition to create awareness to fight malnutrition among children, particularly the girl child. In 2018, Gujarat launched a project, Poshan Abhiyan to eradicate malnutrition among children.

2. 45th edition of G7 Summit held in which country?

Correct! Wrong!

PM Narendra Modi will attend the 45th edition of G7 Summit in Biarritz, France.

3. The Central Vigilance Commission has set up a panel to examine bank fraud above Rs 50 cr. Who is the head of this panel?

Correct! Wrong!

The Central Vigilance Commission has constituted Advisory Board for Banking Frauds headed by former Vigilance Commissioner T M Bhasin to examine bank fraud over Rs 50 crore and recommend action.

4. National Housing Bank will provide how many crore additional liquidity support to housing finance companies?

Correct! Wrong!

National Housing Bank will provide additional liquidity support of Rs 20,000 crore to housing finance companies to boost credit support for the purchase of houses.

5. Who has became the 1st Indian to win badminton World Championships?

Correct! Wrong!

PV Sindhu became the 1st Indian to win badminton World Championships gold by beating Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in Basel.

6. World Archery Youth Championships held in which country?

Correct! Wrong!

Komalika Bari became recurve cadet world champion at the World Archery Youth Championships in Madrid(Spain).

7. Who has won has the British Grand Prix by defeating the world champion Marc Marquez?

Correct! Wrong!

Suzuki Ecstar rider Alex Rins has won the British Grand Prix by defeating the world champion Marc Marquez (Honda rider).

8. A National Centre for Avian Ecotoxicology was inaugurated in which city?

Correct! Wrong!

A National Centre for Avian Ecotoxicology was inaugurated in Coimbatore.

9. According to Forbes magazine 2019 list, who is the world’s Highest-Paid actresses?

Correct! Wrong!

As per the recently released Forbes magazine’s world’s Highest-Paid actresses of 2019 list, Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson (United States) has topped for the 2nd consecutive year with the earning of $56 million.

10. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has bagged two orders of Rs 2500 crore from NTPC for emission control equipment. Where is the headquarters of BHEL?

Correct! Wrong!

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has bagged two orders of Rs 2500 crore from NTPC for emission control equipment for thermal power plants. BHEL- Headquarters- New Delhi.

11. Indian School of Business (ISB) has signed a MoU with which company to set up AI Digital Lab?

Correct! Wrong!

The Indian School of Business (ISB) and Microsoft India announced a new partnership to take forward their shared vision for an AI-empowered India at an event in Hyderabad.

12. When will the 5th edition of Swachh Survekshan- 2020 to be conducted?

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MoHUA has launched the 5th edition of Swachh Survekshan 2020, to be held in January 2020.

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