Current Affairs : 05-08-2019 in English

Days in Focus

  • Theme of the World Breastfeeding Week 2019 (August 1 to 7) - Empower Parents. Enable Breastfeeding.


  • On 3 August 2019, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed penalties on these four PSBs for non-compliance with its directions relating to reporting of frauds - SBI (Rs. 50 lakh), PNB (Rs. 50 lakh), BoB (Rs 50 lakh), OBC (Rs 1.5 crore).


  • The 8th RCEP Inter-sessional Ministerial meeting held in - Beijing, China.
  • Miss World Diversity 2019 - Naaz Joshi (India's transsexual woman)
  • First position at the World Schools Debating Championships (WSDC) 2019 in Bangkok – Indian team (Tejas Subramaniam - 'Best speaker in the world').

Persons in News

  • Person, who received an honorary Academy Award in 2013, has died on 1 August - Donn Alan Pennebaker.
  • Person who was Telugu film ‘O Seetha Katha’ actor, passed away on 2 August 2019 - Devadas Kanakala.


  • Winner of the singles final of the ‘eNoah-iSolution men's AITA ranking tournament 2019’ in Chennai - Mohammed Fahad.

General Knowledge

  • Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations were formally launched in - 2012.
  • The world's largest economic bloc, covering nearly half of the global economy - Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
  • All India Tennis Association (AITA) was established in - 1920.
  • State Bank of India (SBI) was founded in – 1955 (1 July).

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