Current Affairs : 13-08-2019 in English

Days in Focus

  • National Librarian’s Day in India - 12 August.
  • World Elephant Day - 12 August.
  • Theme for International Youth Day (12 August) - Transforming education.


  • Defence minister Rajnath Singh has approved extension of benefits of Child Care Leave (CCL) to - single male service personnel.


  • National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) has signed MoU to promote Credit facilitation for sustainable development of MSMEs - State Bank of India.


  • This company has partnered with the Logistics Sector Skill Council (LSC) of the National Skill Development Corporation's (NSDC) to train its delivery executives - Flipkart.

Persons in News

  • New Ambassador of India to the Republic of Congo - Ghotu Ram Meena.
  • Freedom fighter who died in Panimora (Odisha) on 10 August 2019 - Dayanidhi Nayak.
  • Book ‘Listening, Learning and Leading’ is based on - Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu’s two years in office.


  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has agreed to come under the ambit of the - National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).
  • Winner of Men's single event at the Rogers Cup 2019 - Rafael Nadal (Spain).

General Knowledge

  • The Rogers Cup is an annual tennis tournament held in – Canada (Montreal and Toronto).
  • Republic of the Congo - Capital: Brazzaville; Currency: Central African CFA franc.
  • Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) – founded in: 1928; Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • India’s National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) was setup in - 2005.
  • World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) – Founded in: 1999; Headquarters: Montreal, Canada.
  • National Librarian’s Day (12 August) in India is observed in remembrance of – Dr. S. R. Ranganathan (1892-1972) (national professor of library science).

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