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August 05, 2019

5th August 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (5th August 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 5th August 2019

International Current Affairs
  • External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar will be paying a 3-day visit to China from 11th of this month.
    • This will be Dr S Jaishankar's 1st visit to China after assuming office.
    • During the visit, the External Affairs Minister along with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi will co-chair the 2nd meeting of the India-China High-Level Mechanism on Cultural and People-to-People exchanges in Beijing on 12th of this month.
National Current Affairs
  • The J&K Reorganisation Bill, 2019 aimed at bifurcating Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories has been passed by the Rajya Sabha. 
    • The bill proposes Jammu and Kashmir as a Union Territory with a legislature, while Ladakh as a Union Territory without a legislature.
    • As many as 125 members favoured the Bill, while 61 opposed it. 
    • Important Note : A UT with a legislature, like Delhi, has a partial statehood status, an elected CM and a council of ministers. Lieutenant Governor in such a UT acts on aid and recommendation of council of ministers but doesn't need their approval on every matter. A UT without a legislature, like Chandigarh, is ruled directly by Centre and doesn't have a CM.
  • Lok Sabha has passed the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019.
    • This bill prohibits commercial surrogacy, but allows altruistic surrogacy.
    • It defines surrogacy as a practice where a woman gives birth to a child for an intending couple with the intention to hand over the child after the birth to the intending couple.
  • Lok Sabha today passed the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019.
    • This Bill prohibits the discrimination against a transgender person, including denial of service or unfair treatment in relation to education, employment, healthcare, access to, or enjoyment of goods, facilities, opportunities available to the public.
    • The Bill defines a transgender person as one whose gender does not match the gender assigned at birth. 
    • The Bill provides every transgender person shall have a right to reside and be included in his household.
  • National Academy of Art, Lalit Kala Akademi, celebrated its 65th Foundation Day in New Delhi today. 
    • The event was inaugurated by Culture and Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel
    • About Lalt Kala Akademi :
      • It is an autonomous organisation, established by Government of India to promote and propagate.
      • Formed on : 5th August 1954
      • Headquarters : New Delhi
      • Chairman : Uttam Pacharne
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • The Chinese yuan today fell below the symbolically important threshold of 7 against the US dollar to its lowest level in over a decade, amid trade tensions with the US. 
    • China's central bank attributed the fall to "trade protectionism and new tariffs on China." 
    • Note : The US last week announced a 10% tariff on additional $300 billion of Chinese imports.
  • Andhra Pradesh state government is going to reopen talks with the World Bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) by next week for funding the state's Amaravati capital city project
    • Last month, World Bank and AIIB had withdrawn support worth $500 million for building Amaravati. 
  • Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates has regained the world's 2nd-richest person spot with $106 billion wealth, as per Bloomberg Billionaires Index. 
    • This comes days after French luxury goods tycoon Bernard Arnault's wealth surpassed Gates' wealth. 
  • Union Government has approved Rs 4,900 crore Kosi-Mechi Interlinking project for interlinking of Kosi and Mechi rivers of Bihar. 
    • This is the 2nd major river interlinking project in the country to be approved by Central Government after the Ken-Betwa project in Madhya Pradesh. 
People in News
  • For 1st time in world, France’s Franky Zapata successfully crossed English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard.
  • Yesteryear cricket commentator Anant Setalvad (80) died today.
    • Setalvad had started his radio commentary stint in the pre-TV days and had shared the mike with the likes of former Test opener and ex-selection panel chief Vijay Merchant on All India Radio. 
Science & Technology
  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) laid foundation stone for Space Situational Awareness Control Centre in Bengaluru, Karnataka to protect Indian satellites from space debris. 
    • It will facilitate intensified activities foreseen for Space Situational Awareness & Management (SSAM), in view of the increasing debris population and operational space assets.
Awards & Honors
  • Former India cricketer and Bengal captain Arun Lal conferred with Karthik Bose Lifetime Achievement Award of the Cricket Association of Bengal’s (CAB’s) in Kolkata.
Sports Current Affairs
  • Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton won his record-extending 7th Hungarian Grand Prix in the Hungaroring today. 
  • Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios defeated Daniil Medvedev (Russia) to win the Men's Singles title of Washington Open (Citi Open) 2019. Here is the complete winners list.
    • 2019 Citi Open / Washington Open Winners List
      • Men's Singles : Nick Kyrgios (Australia)
      • Women's Singles : Jessica Pegula (United States)
      • Men's Doubles : Raven Klaasen (South Africa) / Michael Venus (New Zealand)
      • Women's Doubles : Cori Gauff (United States) / Caty McNally (United States
  • Star India grappler Vinesh Phogat has bagged Gold in women's 53kg category of the Poland Open wrestling tournament in Warsaw.
    • This was her 3rd consecutive gold in the 53 kg category after winning Gold at Grand Prix of Spain and at the Yasar Dogu International at Istanbul, Turkey last month.
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