Current Affairs » August 2019 » Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Passed Away
→ 5th edition of ‘IASMC’ kicks off in Jaisalmer.
→ All India Tennis Association (AITA) announced Mahesh Bhupathi as the skipper for the India-Pakistan Davis Cup tie.
→ Australia’s Nick Kyrgios kept his composure and captured the ATP Washington Open title, defeating Russia’s 10th-ranked Daniil Medvedev.
→ AustralianSuper and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan will invest $1 billion each in the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) Master Fund.
→ Bangladesh signed a deal with Russia for the supply of uranium for its 2400 MW Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP).
→ Centre approved the joint derivative project of India’s National Stock Exchange (NSE) and the Singapore Exchange (SGX) for their international financial centre in GIFT City at Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
→ Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, 67 years old, passed away on 6th August.
→ Former Padma Shri award winner and educationist Rajalakshmi Parthasarathy passed away.
→ German cancer researcher Fiona Kolbinger won the mixed annual 4,000km(2,485 miles) cycling Transcontinental Race from Burgas in Bulgaria.
→ IIT-Guwahati develops hand-held device to detect bacteria.
→ India contributed 5 million USD to the UN Palestine refugee agency and called for ensuring sustained financial support for the organisation’s work.
→ Ravichandran Ashwin named as Professional Cricketers Association’s Player of the month of July 2019.
→ The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced a 35 basis points (bps) cut to the benchmark repo rate on 7th August.
→ The Tours and Travels Association of Andhra (TTAA) signed a MoU with the Cambodia Association of Travel Agents (CATA) to facilitate mutual cooperation.
→ Toni Morrison, the 1993 Nobel laureate in literature passed away.
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