Current Affairs : 16-08-2019 in English

Days in Focus

  • Independence Day of India - 15 August.


  • A separate Commando Unit of Railway Police Form (RPF) - CORAS (Commando for Railway Security)


  • Aditya Birla Health Insurance Co Ltd (ABHICL) announced bank-assurance tie-up with - Axis Bank.
  • Monthly Whole Sale Price Index (WPI) in the month of July 2019 - 1.08%.


  • India’s contribution to the United Nations Special Purpose Trust Fund (SPTF) for the Resident Coordinator System - USD 1 million.


  • Indian Institute of Skills (IIS) to be set up in – Mumbai.

Persons in News

  • Recipient of Vir Chakra on 15 August - Wing Commander Varthaman Abhinandan.
  • Highest paid bank chief executive in India - Aditya Puri (HDFC Bank managing director with monthly basic salary of Rs 89 lakh).


  • Winner of the ‘T-20 Physical Disability World Cricket Series 2019’ - India.

State Current Affairs

  • Geographical Identity (GI) tag has beengiven to the Panchamritham (an offering) of the Palani Dandayuthaswamy temple in - Tamil Nadu.

General Knowledge

  • A specific fund housed within the UN Secretariat which is established to receive & manage all contributions of the new Resident Coordinator system in a transparent way - Special Purpose Trust Fund (SPTF).
  • United Nations (UN) – Established in: 1945; Headquarters: New York City, USA.
  • Indian Railway was founded in – 1845.

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