Current Affairs » August 2019 » Noel Quinn Becomes Interim CEO Of HSBC
→ A two-year India-UK joint initiative in Bengaluru was launched on 1 August 2019 that would provide a unique air quality measurement system by integrating satellite and sensor data and support India’s transition to Electric Vehicles (EVs).
→ Centre has decided to prepare a National Population Register (NPR) by September 2020 across the country.
→ Cricket commentator Anant Setalvad, passes away.
→ External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar attended 10th Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC) in Thailand’s Bangkok.
→ Formula One Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix
→ French inventor Franky Zapata is 1st person in history to cross the English Channel on the jet-powered hoverboard.
→ Girish Bapat, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Pune member of Parliament, has been appointed Chairman of the estimates committee.
→ HRD Minister inaugurates Technology Expo at IIT Delhi.
→ India test-fires Surface to Air-Missile from Chandipur.
→ India’s Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty scripted a piece of history by breaching the ‘Chinese Wall’ of reigning World champions Li Jun Hui and Liu Yu Chen, with a victory in the men’s doubles final of the Thailand Open badminton championship in Bangkok.
→ Lovlina Borgohain won gold at the Magomed Salam Umakhanov Memorial International Boxing Tournament 2019 .
→ National Academy of Art, Lalit Kala Akademi, celebrated its 65th Foundation Day in New Delhi.
→ Noel Quinn becomes interim CEO of HSBC.
→ Scientists have uncovered remains of the smallest fossil monkey ever found in Peru’s Amazon jungle.
→ The Reserve Bank of India has imposed a collective penalty of Rs 11 crore on 7 public sector banks.
→ Veteran Gujarati journalist, author and columnist Kanti Bhatt passed away.
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