Current Affairs : 04-08-2019 in English

Economy

  • India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2018 - $2.73 trillion.

International 

  • First place in the World Bank’s Global GDP Rankings for 2018 – The United States ($20.5 trillion).
  • On 2 August 2019, Pakistan has opened the doors of the historic “Gurdwara Chowa Sahib” which is situated in the - Jhelum district of Punjab province.
  • Miss England 2019 - Indian-British Dr. Bhasha Mukherjee.

National

  • To provide financial assistance to Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) under the SMILES Fund (Small and Medium Enterprise Soft Loans Scheme), this institution signed a MoU with Madurai District Tiny and Small Scale Industries Association (MADITSSIA) - Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI).
  • Location of the 3rd edition of Rural Innovators Startup Conclave (RISC) on September 27-28 - National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) campus, Hyderabad.

Persons in News

  • New Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the IT services firm Mindtree - Debashis Chatterjee.

Sports

  • The Cricket Club of India (CCI) will name one of its gates on Dinshaw Vaccha Road at Churchgate after - late Vijay Merchant.

Science and Technology

  • A mobile application that launched by Ministries of Earth Sciences and Agriculture to provide location and crop and livestock-specific weather-based agro advisories to farmers in local languages - Meghdoot.

General Knowledge

  • World Bank – Founded in: 1944; Headquarters: Washington DC (USA).
  • Location of the Cricket Club of India (CCI) – Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) – Founded in: 1969; Headquarters: Bengaluru.
  • First satellite of ISRO - Aryabhata (1975).
  • India's Chandrayaan-I mission - 22 October 2008.
  • Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) - Established in: 1990; Headquarters: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

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