Current Affairs: 01-08-2019 in English

Economy

  • According to the Annual Report 2018-19 of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), in the FY 2018-19, India registered highest ever foreign direct investments (FDI) inflow of - $64.37 billion.
  • Newly appointed Director on the Central Board of Directors of Reserve Bank of India (w.e.f. 29 July 2019) - Atanu Chakraborty.
  • Indian IT firm who has acquired US-based strategic design consultancy firm Mad*Pow - Tech Mahindra.

International 

  • First place in the “Dell Women Entrepreneur Cities Index 2019” – San Francisco Bay Area (USA).
  • Asian city that topped in the “Dell Women Entrepreneur Cities Index 2019” – Singapore (21st).

National

  • Indian city that topped in the “Dell Women Entrepreneur Cities Index 2019” – Bengaluru (Karnataka) (Globally 43rd; 7th In Asia).
  • 22nd ‘National Conference on e-Governance 2019’ will organize on 8th & 9th August 2019 at - Shillong, Meghalaya.
  • Under the ‘Consumer Protection Bill 2019’, there is provision for central government to set up a - Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA).
  • The Geographical Indication (GI) tag has been given to Famous Hill Garlic (Kodaikanal Malai Poondu) of – Kodaikanal (TN).

Persons in News

  • Former Governor of RBI and renowned economist who passed away on July 30 - Subir Gokarn.

Sports

  • Former India batsman and Andhra Pradesh skipper who announced retirement from all forms of the game on 30 July 2019 - Venugopal Rao.

State Current Affairs

  • First state in India to implement the AMBIS (Automated Multi-model Biometric Identification System) system to keep online criminal record - Maharashtra.

General Knowledge

  • Capital of Meghalaya – Shillong.
  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) – Founded in: 1935 (1 April); Headquarters: Mumbai (Maharashtra).
  • First Governor of the Reserve Bank of India - Sir Osborn Smith (1935-1937).
  • First Indian governor of the Reserve Bank of India - Sir C. D. Deshmukh (1943-1949).

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