Current Affairs : 03-08-2019 in English

Economy

  • Analytics firm CRISIL lowered its estimate of India's GDP growth for the current fiscal 2019-20 by 20 basis points to - 6.9%.
  • To offer regular banking services in India, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) allowed - Bank of China.
  • For the June quarter of 2019-20, India's fiscal deficit touched - Rs 4.32 lakh crore (which is 61.4 percent of the budget estimate for 2019-20 fiscal).

National

  • As of July 23, topper state in the list regarding the beneficiary enrolment in Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) - Tamil Nadu (15.7 million families).

Persons in News

  • Indian winner of the Ramon Magsaysay Award 2019 for ethical journalism - Ravish Kumar.
  • New secretary of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce - Guruprasad Mohapatra.
  • New chairman of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) - Anuj Aggarwal.

Sports

  • Gold medallist of the women’s 65 kg category at the Cadet Wrestling World Championships 2019 in Sofia, Bulgaria - Sonam Malik.

General Knowledge

  • Ramon Magsaysay Award was established in - 1957.
  • 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).
  • A basic concept of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) introduced by - British economist William Petty (between 1654 and 1676).
  • Airport Authority of India (AAI) was established in - 1995.

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