Current Affairs : 10-08-2019 in English

Days in Focus

  • Theme for International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 2019 (9 August) - Indigenous Languages.

International 

  • This country has designated India among the over 20 major drug transit or illicit drug producing countries - US.
  • Country that has the highest (840) number of 'living' indigenous languages in the world - Papua New Guinea.
  • United Nations' International Year of Indigenous Languages - 2019.

National

  • India’s rank in terms of number of 'living' indigenous languages in the world - fourth (with 453).

Persons in News

  • Recipients of Bharat Ratna in 2019 - Pranab Mukherjee, Bhupen Hazarika and Nanaji Deshmukh

Sports

  • On 8 August, this South African batsman announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket - Hashim Amla.
  • Place of the World Archery Youth Championships during 19-25 August 2019 – Madrid, Spain.
  • The only athlete from India to be named in ‘The Highest-Paid Female Athletes 2019’ list released by Forbes - badminton player P.V. Sindhu (13th position with $5.5 million).
  • First place in ‘The Highest-Paid Female Athletes 2019’ list released by Forbes - American tennis player Serena Willams ($29.2 million).

State Current Affairs

  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $200 million (Approx. Rs. 1410.8 Cr) loan for improving road infrastructure in 34 districts of - Maharashtra State.

Science and Technology

  • This Indian institute and National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) researchers are working towards developing better turbines that can harness the power of ocean waves to generate electricity - Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras.

General Knowledge

  • India's highest civilian award - Bharat Ratna (introduced in 1954).
  • The first ever Indian to receive Bharat Ratna - Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman.
  • World Archery - founded in: 1931; Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Archery Association of India (AAI) - founded in: 1973; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) – Founded in: 1966; Headquarters: Mandaluyong, Philippines.

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