Current Affairs : 05-09-2019 in English

Defence

  • On 3 September 2019, the Indian Air Force inducted the first batch of eight US-made - Apache Guardian Attack Helicopters.
  • Present Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force (IAF) - Chief Marshal B. S. Dhanoa.

Economy

  • On 4 September 2019, A Memorandum of Agreement has been signed between the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) and this public bank to provide e-payment services directly to the bank accounts of all ESIC beneficiaries - State Bank of India (SBI).

International 

  • On 3 September 2019, India has announced a contribution of this much fund to the Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFTAM) for the 6th replenishment cycle (2020-22) – USD 22 million.
  • This Asian country will launch a special police unit first time to patrol disputed isles in the East China Sea - Japan.
  • The most liveable city in the world, as per the annual Global Liveability Index 2019 – Vienna, Austria (followed by Melbourne (2nd), Sydney, Osaka).

National

  • Delhi’s rank in the annual Global Liveability Index 2019 by Economist Intelligence Unit – 118 (Mumbai ranked 119).
  • The 2nd edition of Indian Food innovation Exhibition 'SIAL India' will be hosted from 19-21 September 2019 in - New Delhi.
  • India's project to send men to the deep sea in a submersible vehicle in 2021-22 - 'Samudrayaan' project.

Person in News

  • Winner of the prestigious 'Global Goalkeeper Award' by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Sports

  • India's third bowler to claim a hat-trick in Test cricket - Jasprit Bumrah.

State Current Affairs

  • The proposed Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical University to be set up in – Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

General Knowledge

  • World Health Organization (WHO) – Founded in: 1948 (7 April); Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Austria - Capital: Vienna; Currency: Euro.
  • Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) scheme was inaugurated on - 24th February 1952.
  • State Bank of India (SBI) – Founded in: 1955 (1 July); Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • The Swachch Bharat Mission in India was launched on – 2 October 2014.

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