Current Affairs 2019

Weekly Current Affairs Pocket : 15th – 19th August 2019

Lucknows iconic Hazratganj Chauraha renamed as Atal Chowk* Lucknow’s famous Hazratganj Chauraha renamed as “Atal Chowk” It is named in the memory of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.* The first death anniversary of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Hazratganj Chowk renamed after him as “Atal Chowk” from August 16.* He was a five-time Member of Parliament

Current Affairs Pocket : 14th August 2019

P.T. Usha appoints in AAA’s Athletes Commission* Legendary Indian sprinter P.T. Usha, one of India’s greatest athletes, has been appointed as a member of the Asian Athletics Association’s (AAA) Athletes Commission. This is the 2nd time P.T. Usha has been appointed a member of the Asian Athletics Association’s Athletes Commission* P.T. Usha will be one

Current Affairs Pocket : 13th August 2019

Alejandro Giammattei elected as Guatemala’s new president* Alejandro Giammattei has been elected as new president of Guatemala. *He defeated former first lady Sandra Torres for the president’s seat. *Giammattei will succeed corruption tainted outgoing President Jimmy Morales. Aishwarya Pissay wins FIM Bajas World Cup* Aishwarya Pissay made history by becoming the first Indian to win

Current Affairs Pocket : 10th – 12th August 2019

State Bank of India MD Dinesh Kumar Khara got an extension by 2 years after a review of his performance* The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, Government of India extended the tenure of State Bank of India(SBI) Managing Director (MD) Dinesh Kumar Khara by another 2 years with effect from August 9, 2019.* He is

Current Affairs Pocket : 9th August 2019

SpaceX launches Falcon 9 loaded with Israel’s AMOS-17* US carrier rocket Falcon 9 loaded with Israeli AMOS-17 communication satellite successfully lifted off from a space centre in Florida, spacecraft manufacturer SpaceX.* Amos-17, built by Boeing, will provide Ka, Ku and C-band signal transmission and expand Israeli communications satellite operator Spacecom’s coverage in Africa, the Middle

Current Affairs Pocket : 8th August 2019

NEFT facility to be available 24×7 by December 2019* The Reserve Bank of India will make available the National Electronic Funds Transfer system on a 24×7 basis from December 2019 as per the Payment System Vision 2021 document.* Presently, the transfer of funds via NEFT can only be done during banks’ working hours. The facility

Current Affairs Pocket : 7th August 2019

RBI cuts Repo Rate by 35 basis points; lowers GDP growth forecast to 6.9 percent* Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cuts repo rate by 35 basis points (bps) in its third bi-monthly policy review of the financial year 2019-20. It was RBI’s fourth continues rate cut in a row. Six-member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of

Current Affairs Pocket : 6th August 2019

Centre has approved the project to link Kosi & Mechi rivers* The Centre has approved a Kosi-Mechi river interlining project in Bihar. Estimated cost of the project is Rs 4,900 crore. The project will provide irrigation for over 2.14 lakh hectares of command areas spread across the districts of Araria, Kishanganj, Purnia and Katihar in