Current Affairs » August 2019 » 45th G7 Summit Begins In France
→ 45th G7 Summit begins in Biarritz, France
→ Actor Shah Rukh Khan launched heritage postal stamp of Bandra station on the completion of 150 years of the railway station.
→ American e-commerce giant Amazon.com is acquiring a 49% stake in a group entity Future Coupons Ltd.
→ Bandhan Bank join hands with standard Chartered for co-branded credit cards.
→ Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and tennis star Sania Mirza will be among co-chairs for ‘India Economic Summit’ to be held on October 2019 in Delhi.
→ Bharti AXA Life Insurance has partnered with Akshaya Patra Foundation to support and contribute to the mid-day meal programme for government school children.
→ Henley Passport Index for the year 2019 released. The report ranks India at 86th position of 189 countries in 2019.
→ India won Bronze in World Archery Youth Championships.
→ India‘s former Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley passed away on 24th August.
→ India’s Komalika Bari became recurve cadet world champion at the World Archery Youth Championships in Madrid, Spain.
→ Indian badminton and World number five PV Sindhu won gold at the BWF World Championships 2019.
→ Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi has partnered with Denmark-based firm to start DESMI Centre of Excellence on Waste-to-Wealth at IIT-Delhi.
→ Narendra Modi launches RuPay card in UAE.
→ Prakash Javadekar inaugurates National Centre for Avian Ecotoxicology in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
→ Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched redevelopment project of the 200-year-old Sri Krishna temple in Manama, Bahrain.
→ Russia launched the world’s first floating nuclear reactor.
→ Serbia officially became the 73rd non-regional member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
→ Shri Prabhakar Singh to be awarded the 2019 Eminent Engineer Award.
→ Sudan has appointed a new prime minister as the country embarks on a three-year transition to civilian rule.
→ The ‘Statue of Unity’ in Gujarat and Mumbai’s Soho House have been featured by the Time magazine in its second annual list of the 2019 World’s greatest places.
→ The Common Service Centre (CSC) has signed a pact with the Panchayati Raj Ministry to turn gram panchayats into ‘digital panchayats’.
→ The Union Minister for Textiles Smriti Zubin Irani has inaugurated Project SU.RE(Sustainable Resolution).
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