Current Affairs : 24-08-2019 in English

Days in Focus

  • International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition – 23 August.

Defence

  • To build ‘Ready to Move in’ projects, Indian Army signed a MoU with - Tata Realty & Housing.

Economy

  • The RBI has allowed consumers to make recurring payments of up to Rs. 2,000 by giving an - e-Mandate.

International 

  • The world's first floating nuclear reactor launched by – Russia (Akademik Lomonosov).
  • Country that has launched in august an unmanned warship, which is capable of conducting air defence, anti-ship and anti-submarine missions – China.

National

  • New form of Renewable Energy that is approved by Ministry for Power - Ocean energy.
  • The Finance Ministry’s Sabka Vishwas-Legacy Dispute Resolution Scheme, 2019 offers a relief of 70% from the duty demand if it is - Rs.50 lakhs or less.

Persons in News

  • New Home Secretary of Ministry of Home Affairs - Ajay Kumar Bhalla.

Science and Technology

  • Russia sent life-sized robot to the International Space Station (ISS) and its name is – Fedor.

General Knowledge

  • International Space Station (ISS) program was started in - 1998.
  • The International Space Station (ISS) programme is a joint project between - United States, Russia, Japan, Europe, and Canada.
  • China – Capital: Beijing; Currency: Renminbi (yuan).
  • Russia – Capital: Moscow; Currency: Russian ruble.

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