Current Affairs : 09-08-2019 in English

Days in Focus

  • On 8 August, India observed 77th anniversary of - August Kranti Diwas.

Economy

  • RBI’s new Repo Rate - 5.40%.
  • RBI’s new Reverse Repo Rate - 5.15%.
  • RBI’s new Bank Rate - 5.65%.
  • RBI’s new Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) - 5.65%.
  • India’s GDP growth projection for 2019-20 - 6.9%.

International 

  • On 8 August, an agreement to initiate a skill development program has been signed between the National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) and - United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

National

  • The e-version of Rozgar Samachar has been launched recently by – Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.

Persons in News

  • Veteran director and actor who died on 7 August – J. Om Prakash.
  • India’s 13th President who gets honoured with India’s highest civilian award “Bharat Ratna” - Pranab Mukherjee.

Sports

  • Place of the ‘AASF Asian Age Group Championships 2019’ starting from September 24, 2019, to October 2, 2019 - Bangalore (Karnataka).
  • On 8 August, the ________ suspended the Archery Association of India for defying its guidelines by electing two parallel bodies - World Archery.

Science and Technology

  • Scientists at this UK’s university have created the world's thinnest (0.47 nanometres) gold (two-dimensional (2D) material) which is just two atoms thick or one million times leaner than a human finger nail - University of Leeds.

General Knowledge

  • Swimming Federation of India (SFI) was founded in – 1948.
  • The Quit India resolution was passed at the Mumbai session of AICC on – 8 August 1942.
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) – Founded in: 1966 (17 Nov); Headquarters: Vienna, Austria.
  • Asia Swimming Federation (AASF) - Founded in:1978; Headquarters: Muscat, Oman.

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