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Thursday, August 29, 2019


1)   National Digital Library of India
  • Under the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT), Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) launched the National Digital Library of India project.
  • National Digital Library has been integrated with Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance (UMANG) App.
2) Narendra Modi’s Visit to France, UAE and Bahrain
     Visit to France
·        MoU signed by India with France: Implementing arrangement between Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and CNES France for Joint Maritime Domain Awareness.
·        PM addressed the Indian community at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.
·        He also met his French counterpart Edouard Philippe.
     Visit to United Arab Emirates (UAE)

·        PM Narendra Modi launched RuPay card in Abu Dhabi. India has already launched the RuPay card in Singapore and Bhutan.
·        PM Modi claimed that the UAE can help India in achieving its ambitious dream of achieving a $5 trillion economy by 2024-25.
·        UAE honoured PM Narendra Modi with highest civilian award ‘Order Of Zayed’
·        Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Abu Dhabi crown prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan jointly released a commemorative stamp of Mahatma Gandhi ahead of his 150th birth anniversary.
     Visit to Bahrain
·        Prime Minister Narendra Modi was honoured with “The King Hamad Order of the Renaissance.”
·        PM launched the $4.2 million redevelopment project of the 200-year-old Lord Sri Krishna temple in Manama.
3   G7 Summit 2019
The 45th G7 Summit for the year 2019 was held in Biarritz, France from 24 to 26 August, 2019. The next G7 Summit (46th) for the year 2020 will be held in the United States.
     About G7
  • The Core G7 Members countries are Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, United States and European Union.
  • Invited Guests countries were Australia, Burkina Faso, Chile, Egypt, India, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa and Spain.
  • World leaders at the G7 summit in France pledged to spend a total amount of $22 million to fight the raging wildfires in the Amazon in South America that are threatening the world’s biggest rainforest.
2)   China and Pakistan joint exercise ‘Shaheen-VIII’
·        The air forces of China and Pakistan began joint exercise Labelled  ‘Shaheen-VIII’ in the Chinese city of Holton, close to Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir(J&K).
3)   Canara Bank OTP for ATM cash withdrawals
·        Canara Bank, has launched India’s first one-time password (OTP) facility for ATM withdrawals over Rs.10,000 in a day.
4)   World’s first floating nuclear reactor
  • The world’s first floating nuclear reactor Akademik Lomonosov was launched by Russia and had set up on a 5000 km journey to northeastern Siberia.
  • Owned by Rosatom(Russian state nuclear energy corporation), the work for the nuclear reactor began in 2006 &  is expected to start its operation by the end of 2019.
5)   Arun Jaitley Stadium
  • The governing body of Cricket activities, the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) has decided to rename the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi as Arun Jaitley Stadium in the memory of the cricket body’s former president who passed away on August 24, 2019.
6)   2019 British MotoGP race
  • Spain born motorcycle racer Alex Rins of Suzuki motors won the 2019 GoPro British Grand Prix MotoGP race at Silverstone circuit, United Kingdom(UK) overthrowing Honda’s Marc Marquez to second place.
7)   India’s first woman DGP passed away
  • India’s first woman DGP, Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya, passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra. She was born in Himachal Pradesh.She was the second woman IPS officer of India after Kiran Bedi.
  • She was appointed the DGP of Uttarakhand in the year 2004.



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