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August – 2019

 

CURRENT AFFAIRS FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2019

 

Awards

The country which has conferred​​ The King Hamad Order of Renaissance award​​ on the Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi​​ – Bahrain

The Chairman of ISRO who has been awarded the​​ APJ Abdul Kalam Award​​ by the Tamil Nadu government –​​ Kailasavadivoo Sivan

The former Indian cricketer who has been awarded the Bharat Gaurav award by East Bengal football club –​​ Kapil​​ Dev

 

Defence

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The IAF Officer who has become the​​ first female officer of the Indian Air Force to become the Flight Commander of a flying unit –​​ Wing Commander S Dhami

 

The country which has formally unveiled its long range surface to air missile defence system named​​ Bavar 373 – Iran

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The award which has been conferred on​​ Wg Cdr Abhinandan Varthaman​​ for his role in aerial combat with Pakistani intruder jets –​​ Vir Chakra

 

Sports

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The team which has won the Durand Cup 2019 football tournament defeating Mohun Bagan in the finals in Kolkata –​​ Gokulam Kerala

The Indian badminton player who has won the women's​​ singles title at the 2019 BWF World Championships​​ defeating Nozomi Okuhara of Japan​​ in the finals at St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland

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The former Indian cricketer who has been appointed Indian cricket team's coach for the second time in a row –​​ Ravi Shastri

The team which has won the 2019 Ultimate Table Tennis League defeating Dabang Delhi in the finals in New Delhi –​​ Chennai Lions

 

Places

The venue of​​ G-7 Summit held​​ from 24 to 26 August 2019 with the theme Fighting Inequality (Indian PM Shri Narendra Modi attended it as a special guest) –​​ Biarittz, France

The venue of the World Youth Congress on Kindness organised by the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) from August 20 to 23, 2019 –​​ New Delhi

The city in which​​ Amazon.com Inc​​ has inaugurated its single largest campus in the world –​​ Hyderabad

The city chosen to be the main venue for​​ National Handloom Day 2019​​ to be observed on 07 August 2019 –​​ Bhubaneshwar

 

Persons

The first woman to become the Director General of Police of a state (Uttarakhand) who passed away on 26 August 2019 –​​ Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya

The Hollywood actress who has been named the highest paid actress in 2019 by the Forbes magazine –

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Scarlett Johnsson

 

The veteran music composer of Bollywood, known for films like Umrao Jaan, Kabhi Kabhi etc who ​​ passed away on 19 August 2019 –​​ Khayyam

The former Chief Minister of Bihar (3 times) who passed away on 19 August 2019 –​​ Jagannath Mishra

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The popular anchor of Doordarshan, a recipient of the​​ Nari Shakti Puraskar and well-known for her show Tejaswini,​​ who passed away on 17 August 2019 –​​ Neelum Sharma

 

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The veteran Bollywood actress known for her role in films like Choti si Baat, Rajnigandha etc who passed away on 15 August 2019 –​​ Vidya Sinha

The veteran Bollywood film producer and director known for his movies like Asha, Apnapan, Aaya Sawan Jhoom Ke, Akhir Kyon who passed away on 07 August 2019 –​​ J. Om Prakash

The well-known writer of books like​​ Beloved, Song of Solomon, The Bluest Eye etc and winner of Nobel Prize​​ for Literature in 1993 who passed away on 05 August 2019 –​​ Toni Morrison

 

 

Miscellaneous

The 15th century Hindu mystic and saint on whom world's first museum was inaugurated in Kolkata by Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee –​​ Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

 

The patriotic song sung by Javed Ali, penned by lyricist Shrivastav, composed by Dushyant and released by Doordarshan is named –​​ Watan

The theme of World Biofuel Day to be observed on 10 August 2019 –​​ Production of Biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil

The rank of​​ India in the Global GDP rankings​​ released by World Bank for 2018 –​​ Seventh

The States in which One Nation One Card scheme has been launched on a pilot basis by the Union Government –​​ Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra

 

Merger of Public Sector Banks 2019

1.Punjab National Bank, United Bank of India and Oriental Bank of​​ Commerce

2.Canara Bank and Syndicate​​ Bank

3.Union Bank of India, Andhra Bank and Corporation​​ Bank

4.Indian Bank and Allahabad​​ Bank

Total number of public sector banks after merger -​​ 12

 

New Geographical Indications Tags

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PalaniPanchamirtham:​​ An abishega Prasadam of Lord Dhandayuthapani Swamy, the presiding deity of Arulmigu Dhandayuthapaniswamy Temple, situated in palani Hills, Palani Town in Dindigul District of Tamil Nadu. It is a combination of five natural substances, namely, banana, jaggery sugar, cow ghee, honey and cardamom in a definite proportion. This is the first time a temple ‘prasadam’ from Tamil Nadu has been bestowed with the GI​​ tag

 

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