Current Affairs : 12-08-2019 in English

Economy

  • “Freedom Card”, India’s first Corporate Credit Card for SMEs / MSMEs and Startups, is launched by - EnKash.
  • Co-branded credit card with HealthCash concept and powered by Mastercard is launched by - RBL Bank and Practo company.

Environment

  • A newly-discovered lake which is the world's highest lake - Kajin Sara lake (1,500-metre-long and 600-metre-wide lake located at Singarkharka in Manang district, Nepal at an altitude of 5,200 metres).
  • Now, the second world's highest lake – Tilicho lake, Nepal (situated at an altitude of 4,919 metres, is 4 km long, 1.2 km wide and around 200 metres deep).

International 

  • According to a joint report by India’s CREDAI & AmericanCBRE, first position in the world in creating unicorns – US.

National

  • According to a joint report by India’s CREDAI & AmericanCBRE, India’s rank in the world in creating unicorns – fourth.
  • According to a joint report by India’s CREDAI & AmericanCBRE, India’s rank in the world as largest destination for start-ups - Third.
  • The Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2019 provides for the establishment of an Arbitration Council under the Chairmanship of - Chief Justice of India.
  • First position in terms of infrastructure in its district court complexes, according to the report titled ‘Building Better Courts: Surveying Infrastructure of India’s District Courts’ – Chandigarh (followed by Delhi).

Sports

  • Winner of the UEFA's Goal of the Season award for 2018-19 - Lionel Messi.

State Current Affairs

  • According to the report titled ‘Building Better Courts: Surveying Infrastructure of India’s District Courts’, Maharashtra’s rank in terms of infrastructure in its district court complexes - 18th.

Science and Technology

  • Maker of “HarmonyOS” (or HongMeng in Chinese), China’s own operating system - Huawei.

General Knowledge

  • The Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI) was set up in – 1999.
  • The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) – Founded in: 1954; Headquarters: Nyon, Switzerland.
  • First Chief Justice of India after independence – Harilal Jekisundas Kania (14 August 1947 to 26 January 1950).
  • First Chief Justice at the Federal Court of India (before independence) – Maurice Gwyer (1 October 1937 to 25 April 1943).
  • First Indian Chief Justice at the Federal Court of India - Srinivas Varadachariar (25 April 1943 to 7 June 1943).
  • Present Chief Justice of India – Ranjan Gogoi (since 3 October 2018).

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