Current Affairs : 31-08-2019 in English

Days in Focus

  • International Day of the Disappeared – 30 August.


  • ‘Ghaznavi’, a 290-km range surface-to-surface ballistic missile developed by - Pakistan.


  • First place in the ‘World’s Greatest Places 2019’ to visit of TIME Magazine - Geosea Geothermal Sea Baths (Husavik, Iceland).
  • The FAO-UNIDO Flagship Initiative partnered with this organisation to create more opportunities in agriculture in Africa - African Union.


  • Indian places which get listed in the ‘World’s Greatest Places 2019’ of TIME Magazine - Gujarat’s Statue of Unity and Mumbai’s Soho House.
  • To explore AI-based solution against tuberculosis (TB), the Central TB Division of the Health Ministry has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with - Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence.
  • Winner of the prestigious SKOCH Governance Gold Award for its Portal for Affordable Credit and Interest Subvention Access (PAiSA) - Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM).

Persons in News

  • Indian who joined The World Food Prize Foundation Council of Advisors - Purvi Mehta (Head of Asia Agriculture for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation).


  • New Chairman of the senior selection committee of the Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) - Atul Wassan.
  • Winner of the gold medal in the men's 10m air pistol event at the ISSF World Cup IV 2019 - Abhishek Verma.

General Knowledge

  • Pakistan – Capital: Islamabad; Currency: Pakistani rupee.
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) –Founded in: 1966; Headquarters: Vienna, Austria.
  • UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) – Founded in: 1945; Headquarters: Rome, Italy.
  • African Union – launched in: 2002; Headquarters: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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