Top 50 current affairs – August

Top 50 current affairs – August

New Policy rates-

  • Repo Rate – 5.40%
  • Reverse Repo Rate – 5.15%
  • MSF – 5.65%
  • Bank Rate – 5.65%
  • CRR – 4%
  • SLR – 18.75%

 

  1. India has become the first country in the world to issue Biometric Seafarer Identity Document, BSID,capturing the facial biometric data of seafarers.

 

  1. China plans to issue its own crytocurrency as early as November 11.

 

  1. Microsoft Indialaunched a scheme to provide 5000 government employees over the next year on AI (artificial intelligence) and cloud computing skills. The program, called ‘Digital Governance Tech Tour’, will comprise of physical and virtual workshops.

 

  1. Feroz Shah Kotla Stadiumin Delhi will be renamed as Arun Jaitley Stadium.

 

  1. The 597-ft tall ‘Statue of Unity’ in Gujarat and Mumbai’s Soho Househave been featured by the Time magazine in its second annual list of the 2019 World’s greatest places, a compilation of 100 new and newly “noteworthy destinations to experience right now”.

 

  1. Children are the happiest in Keralaand the least happy in Madhya Pradesh. The India Child Well-Being Report released on Tuesday analysed the well being of children based on 24 government data indicators. The report has been compiled by non-profit World Vision India and the Institute of Financial Management and Research.

 

  1. Canara Bankhas launched India’s first one-time password (OTP) facility for ATM withdrawals.

 

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

 

  1. The ten-day annual festival of the famous Madurai Meenakshi Amman temple began in Tamil Nadu.

 

  1. Gujarat toppedthe second Round of Composite Water Management Index (CWMI 2.0) released by NITI Aayog.

 

  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modiwas awarded the King Hamad Order of the Renaissance by Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa. PM Narendra Modi also received the Order of Zayed, UAE’s highest civilian award.

 

  1. Union Government is planning to launch an e-commerce portal named “Bharatcraft”for MSME’s to provide a platform for MSMEs to market and sell their products and in turn boost the sector.

 

  1. Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh launched universal health insurance scheme — Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana in Mohali .It will benefit nearly 46 lakh families. Beneficiaries can avail annual cashless treatment up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year, including pre-existing diseases.

 

  1. Nepalese authorities have banned single-use plastics in the Everest region in a bid to cut down on waste left by climbers.

 

  1. Union Home Minister Amit Shah chaired the 24th meeting of Western Zonal Council at Panaji in Goa.It is a forum for the Centre and states to exchange ideas on issues like health, security and social welfare.

 

  1. Power Minister R K Singh launched the State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index -SARAL in New Delhi. Karnataka has been placed at the first rankin the Index followed by Telangana and Gujarat.

 

  1. Divyang Satendra Singh Lohiafrom Madhya Pradesh has become the first Asian swimmer to cross the Catalina Channel of America yesterday. Satendra holds the Asian record of crossing both the English and Catalina channels.

 

  1. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that mobile payments and e-commerce company One 97 Communications Pvt. Ltd, which operates under the Paytm brand, has retained the title sponsorship rights for all cricket matches, domestic and international, played in India for five years.

 

  1. Google and the Telanganagovernment signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to improve and get more local language content online using Google’s digital publishing tool –

 

  1. K Thangaraj, chief scientist at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology(CCMB), Hyderabad, Telangana, won this year’s J C Bose Fellowship.The award is given for his outstanding contribution in the field of population and medical genomics on August 17, 2019.

 

  1. India to host theWorld Youth Chess Championship 2019 in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

 

  1. World Humanitarian Day(WHO) is observed every year on 19 AugustTheme of 2019 WHD – #Women Humanitarians

 

  1. Lucknow’s famousHazratganj Chauraha renamed as “Atal Chowk” . It is named in the memory of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

 

  1. Chennai Lionsbeat Dabang Delhi to win the 2019 Ultimate Table Tennis league title at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. It is a professional level table tennis league in India launched in 2017.

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