25th August 2019 Current Affairs

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National (19th August – 24th August)

  1. HRD Ministry launches NISHTHA to train teachers across the country
  2. Ocean energy declared as green energy: Power Ministry
  3. Govt forms committee to rationalise additional taxes on Aviation Turbine Fuel
  4. President Ram Nath Govind inaugurates Bunker Museum at Raj Bhavan
  5. Chidambaram formally arrested by CBI, to be produced in court tomorrow

International (19th August – 24th August)

  1. Giuseppe Conte Italian PM steps down from post
  2. UAE to be first middle east country to launch RuPay Card
  3. FATF blacklisted Pakistan against terror financing and money laundering
  4. Serbia officially joins AIIB
  5. PM Modi to launch Rupay cards in UAE, Bahrain

Economy and Business (19th August – 24th August)

  1. Amazon inaugurates its world’s largest campus in Hyderabad
  2. Moody’s reduced India’s GDP growth forecast to 6.2% for 2019
  3. Govt plans debt waiver for small distressed borrowers under IBC
  4. Paytm retains BCCI title sponsorship rights till 2023 for Rs 326.8 crore

Sports (19th August – 24th August)

  1. India’s Hockey team wins Olympic test event 2020 in Tokyo, Japan
  2. Vikram Rathour to replace Sanjay Bangar as India’s new batting coach
  3. Bangladesh Cricket Board name Domingo as new national coach
  4. AIG Ashish Kapoor strikes 2 gold medals for India at WPFG 2019 held in Chengdu, China

Awards (19th August – 24th August)

  1. UAE confers highest civilian award ‘Order of Zayed’ on PM Modi
  2. Deepa Malik nominated for Khel Ratna, Ravindra Jadeja named for Arjuna award
  3. Merzban Patel aka Bawa to get Dronacharya award in hockey
  4. Chief scientist K Thangaraj of CCMB wins JC Bose Fellowship for the year 2019
  5. Conservationist Vivek Menon wins Clark Bavin Award

Appointments (19th August – 24th August)

  1. HDFC Bank appoints Srinivasan Vaidyanathan as CFO
  2. Abdalla Hamdok becomes the new prime minister of Sudan
  3. Paytm promoted CFO Madhur Deora as its President
  4. Nalin Kumar Kateel appointed as new Karnataka BJP President

Important Days (19th August – 24th August)

  1. August 23 observed as International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
  2. World Humanitarian Day observed on 19 August
  3. Sadbhavana Divas or Harmony Day observed on 20th August celebrating the 75th birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi

Science and Tech (19th August – 24th August)

  1. Russia successfully sent its First Humanoid Robot into space ‘Fedor’

Obituaries (19th August – 24th August)

  1. Veteran BJP leader Arun Jaitley passes away after prolonged illness
  2. Hollywood actor Peter Fonda, of Easy Rider fame, dies at 79
  3. Former Bihar CM Jagannath Mishra passes away at 82
  4. Veteran music director-composer Khayyam passes away
  5. Former Madhya Pradesh CM Babulal Gaur passes away

States (19th August – 24th August)

  1. Karnataka tops in State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index (SARAL) 2019
  2. Lucknow’s iconic Hazratganj Chauraha renamed as Atal Chowk
  3. Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel announces formation of Lemru Elephant Reserve
  4. Karnataka Government categorised Nicotine as “class A poison”

Miscellaneous (19th August – 24th August)

  1. Forbes ranks Akshay Kumar in the 4th spot in 2019 highest paid actors list
  2. Discovery, WWF tie up to preserve Sundarbans

Agreements (19th August – 24th August)

  1. Bharti AXA Life ties up with Akshaya Patra to support mid-day meal programme
  2. Israel, South Korea conclude talks on Free Trade Agreement
  3. Coast Guards of India & Sri Lanka agree to strengthen co-operation in addressing maritime issues


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