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National

  • On 1 lakh square feet land, India's largest business incubator-Bhamashah Techno Hub was launched in - Jaipur, Rajasthan.
  • Initially, The BIS will set new standards to measure quality of services offered to consumers in – 12 champion sectors.
  • This institute launched 'Fabless Chip Design Incubator (FabCI)' - IIT Hyderabad (IIT-H).
  • This state government is going to organize 'Krishi Kumbh International Conference' on October 26 - Uttar Pradesh (in Lucknow).
  • For the first time under the strategic partnership with Ministry of Defence under ‘Make in India’, DAC has approved the purchase proposal of this no. of helicopters for the Indian Navy - 111.
International
  • China's navigation satellite system - BeiDou.
  • On 25th August, Prasar Bharati signed a MoU with Mizzima Media Group of - Myanmar.
Banking
  • This private company entered the 'Trailed Vehicle' business to develop combat vehicles for the Indian Army - Ashok Leyland.
  • According to RBI, Indian banks lost this much amount to theft and online fraud in FY18 - Rs 109.75 crore.
Sports
  • The Indian shot-put player has won a gold medal with a new Asian record - Tejinder Pal Singh.
  • New Chief Coach of National Men's Cricket Team of Zimbabwe - Lalchand Rajput.
Person In News
  • New chairman of the Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO) of India - Dr. G. Satish Reddy.
General Knowledge
  • Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) established in year – 1947.
  • Capital of Myanmar - Naypyidaw.
  • National currency of Myanmar - Burmese kyat.
  • Asian Games started in year - 1951 (New Delhi).
  • Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO) established in year – 1958.
  • Chairman of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) of India - Defence Minister.
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