Current Affairs : 18-08-2019 in English

Defence

  • Host of ‘MILAN’, a multi-lateral naval exercise, in March 2020 - Indian Navy (at Vizag, Andhra Pradesh).

Economy

  • In August, the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) slashed its forecast for India's economic growth in the financial year 2019-20 to - 6.2 percent.
  • In August, Dharmesh Mehta along with a clutch of investors have acquired 100 percent stake in - IDFC Securities Ltd.

International 

  • On 17 August 2019, ‘BRICS Minister of Environment meeting 2019’ held in - Sao Paulo, Brazil.

National

  • World’s first museum dedicated to the life of 16th century saint Chaitanya Mahaprabhu situated at – Kolkata, West Bengal.
  • First Indian airline to operate commercial flights overflying the polar region - Air India.

General Knowledge

  • The MILAN series of biennial naval exercises was commenced in – 1995.
  • India’s National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), an autonomous society under the Ministry of Culture – Formed in: 1978; Headquarters: Kolkata, WB.
  • BRICS (association of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) was founded on - 16 May 2008.
  • The New Development Bank (formerly referred to as the BRICS Development Bank) – Founded in: 2014; Headquarters: Shanghai, China.
  • Air India – Founded in: 1932; Headquarters: New Delhi.
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