Current Affairs : 11-08-2019 in English

Days in Focus

  • World Lion Day - 10 August.

Economy

  • The Bengaluru-headquartered bank which got the status of a Scheduled Bank from RBI - Jana Small Finance Bank Ltd.

International 

  • English Actor who will be felicitated with the Charlie Chaplin Award at the 2019 Britannia Awards on October 25 in Los Angeles (US) - Steve Coogan.

National

  • Foundation date for the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territories of Ladakh - October 31, 2019.
  • Best Feature Film Award at the 66th National film awards - Gujarati film Hellaro.
  • Best Hindi Film Award at the 66th National film awards - Andhaadun.
  • Campaign by the Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of HRD to promote water conservation activities for School Students - ‘Samagra Shiksha-Jal Suraksha’.
  • The first underwater train in India will be operational under - Kolkata's Hooghly River (part of the Kolkata Metro Line 2).
  • The 3rd International Electric Vehicle (EV) Conclave was organised in - Manesar, Gurugram.

Persons in News

  • Winner of the ‘SRISTI-Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award (GYTI) 2019’ - Nalinee Suryawanshi (researcher at CSIR-NCL, Pune).

State Current Affairs

  • State that launched the ‘Small Savings Incentive Scheme’ for 2019 on 8 August 2019, which will be run under the notation “AQ” series - Odisha.

Science and Technology

  • World's smallest stent with features that are 40 times smaller than any produced to date (measuring less than 100 micrometres in diameter), created by Scientists from - Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland.

General Knowledge

  • A Union Territory (UT) is administrated by the - President (through an Administrator).
  • Administrators of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Delhi and Puducherry are designated as - Lieutenant Governors.
  • Those UTs which has a legislative assembly and council of ministers - National Capital Territory of Delhi and Union Territory of Puducherry.
  • Scheduled Banks in India refer to those banks which have been included in the ______ Schedule of Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 - Second.
  • India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) was launched in – 2012.
  • International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) in India - Established in: 2006; Located in: Manesar, Haryana.

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