Current Affairs : 14-08-2019

Days in Focus

  • International Left Handers Day - 13 August.

Economy

  • To setup a network of large world-class data centres across India, Reliance Jio has entered into a long-term alliance with - Microsoft.
  • With an aim to digitally connect kirana stores across the country, Reliance Industries (RIL) retail arm will soon unveil - Reliance New Commerce.

International 

  • Newly elected President of Guatemala - Alejandro Giammattei.
  • On 12 August, India has signed four agreements on cultural exchanges, healthcare, sports and cooperation in museum management with - China.

Persons in News

  • First woman president of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) - Chandrima Shaha.
  • Senior advocate, who was the Additional Solicitor General in the Supreme Court from 2004 to 2009, died on 12 August 2019 - Amarendra Sharan.
  • Player whose nickname was `Tata`, who scored Argentina`s opening goal in the 1986 World Cup final, has died on 12 August - Jose Luis Brown.

Sports

  • First Indian to win a world title in motorsports by winning the FIM World Cup 2019 - biker Aishwarya Pissay.
  • This national women’s cricket team has rewritten a world record by winning its 17th successive T20 international match, the most in this format - Thailand.
  • Winner of the Men's single tennis event at the Montreal Open 2019 - Rafael Nadal (Spain).
  • First place in the ATP Tour men's tennis singles rankings, published in August 2019 - Novak Djokovic (Serbia).
  • First place in the ATP Tour women's tennis singles rankings, published in August 2019 - Naomi Osaka (Japan).

General Knowledge

  • International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) – Founded in: 1904 (21 Dec); Headquarters: Mies, Switzerland.
  • Thailand – Capital: Bangkok; Currency: Baht.
  • Indian National Science Academy (INSA) – Founded in: 1935; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • China – Capital: Beijing; Currency: Renminbi.
  • Guatemala - Capital: Guatemala City; Currency: Quetzal.

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