Current Affairs : 27-08-2019 in English

International 

  • NASA is investigating the first crime committed in outer space against - Astronaut Anne McClain (accused of identity theft).
  • On 24 August 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred Bahrain Order- First Class by - Bahrain’s King, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.
  • Indonesia's capital city is to be relocated to the province of East Kalimantan on the island of - Borneo.

Persons in News

  • Author of the book ‘The Truth About Us – The Politics of Information from Manu to Modi’ - Sanjoy Chakravorty.
  • Winner of the ‘Eminent Engineer Award for the Year 2019’ by the Institution of Engineers (India) - Prabhakar Singh(Director General, Central Public Works Department).

Sports

  • First Indian who won gold at BWF World Championships - P. V. Sindhu.
  • Winner of the Men’s singles final at BWF World Championships 2019 - Kento Momota (Japan).

State Current Affairs

  • The first ever V. Abdulla memorial award for translation presented to - Geetha Krishnankutty.
  • State government which launched "Kalvi Tholaikkatchi" TV, exclusive education channel for students - Tamil Nadu.
  • Lieutenant-Governor of Delhi - Anil Baijal.
  • 'QR Code Scheme' (Himmat Plus) for women's safety launched in - Delhi.

Science and Technology

  • Towards the end of October or early November, ISRO will launch its advanced cartography satellite, named - “Cartosat-3”.
  • ‘Little sun’ Project, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, is being implemented in - France.

General Knowledge

  • Kingdom of Bahrain – Capital: Manama; Currency: Bahraini dinar.
  • Currency of Indonesia - Indonesian rupiah.
  • Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) – Established in: 1969; Headquarter: Bangalore.
  • Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) was founded in – 1952 (04 March).
  • Badminton World Federation (BWF) - Founded in: 1934; Headquarters: Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).

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