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Current Affairs 11th August

JYOTI RANI, Published On:11-Aug-2019

 

 CURRENT AFFAIRS

 

 

1.Congress announced its New Interim President 

 

  • CWC ( Congress Working Committee ) has announced the name of its interim president as SONIA GANDHI  to succeed Rahul Gandhi on Saturday and accepted Rahul Gandhi’s resignation in its second meeting of the day. 
  • The committee said Ms. Gandhi would continue as President  until fresh elections are held.

 

2. To bring the boost in Agri- Output Certification of seeds to be made mandatory 

  • The Central Govt. is  now hoping to mandatory certification by through a replacement to the Seeds Act, 1966, in Parliament, the data revealed that half of all seeds sold in India are not certified by any proper testing agency, and are also made of poor quality. The Centre has also announced that the move will enhance the Agri- output with the help of barcoding all seeds to ensure their traceability. Productivity will increase by 25%

3.Currency war started between US and China 

  • The United States calls China as a " currency manipulator" immediately after the Chinese central bank,  People's Bank of China (PBoC) weaken the yuan The present devaluation of the currency has gained significance of the continuing trade war between the U.S.and China each countries have mistreated high tariffs on merchandise value billions foreign into their countries from the opposite level.

 

4. IIT Madras discovered new Iron Ion Battery 

  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras researchers have for the first time invented a chargeable iron ion battery with the help of using mild steel as the anode. The iron particle battery is cost effective and also the quantity of energy that can be held within the battery is additionally high. 

 

5. Bajrang wins gold at capital of Georgia India’s high 2 wrestlers continuing their spectacular run

  • This season with Bajrang Punia defensive his title at capital of Georgia in men’s freestyle competition in the capital city of Georgia and Vinesh Phogat has reached in her fourth final at Medved event. Bajrang prevailed 2­0 over Iran’s Peiman Bibyani within the 65kg final of the men’s freestyle competition within the capital town of Georgia.

 

6. Kajin Sara newly discovered lake in Nepal may be considered as World;s highest 

  • The recently discovered Kajin Sara lake in Manang district of Asian country is probably going to earn the distinction of the world’s highest lake, taking the title from Tilicho lake (also in Manang).
  • The Himalayan Times reportable that the lake is found at a height of five,200 metres at Singarkharka in Chame rural municipality. Kajin Sara is claimed to own shaped from Himayalan water.

 

7. After Samjhauta Express,Pakistan suspends Lahore-Delhi Public service corporation

  • When it halted operation of the trans-border train Samjhauta express during a unilateral action in response to the Jammu and Kashmir’s special standing, Pakistan on Friday suspended the Lahore-Delhi public-service corporation between the 2 countries.

  • In a tweet, Pakistan’s minister for communications and communicating services Murad Saeed said: “In line with the selections of the National Security Committee. 
  • Pak-India public-service corporation is suspended.” This service was launched with the Delhi-Lahore bus, Sada-e-Sarhad, in February nineteen, 1999. In its inaugural run, the bus carried the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, was to attend a summit in Lahore and was received by his Islamic Republic of Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif at Wagah in Pakistan.

 

8. e-Rozgar samachar launched by Ministry of Information & broadcasting

  • The scheme has been launched by the union minister of Information & broadcasting Shri Prakash Javedkar to spread the awareness of job opportunities  in government sector including public sector enterprises to the aspirants . the aspirants can access it by visiting the website:- www.employmentnews.gov.in and clicking on the e-version tab.

 

9. Govt sanctions over five,Thousand  electrical buses Under second section of FAME

  • Government has sanctioned 5 thousand 595 electrical buses in sixty four cities for intracity and intercity operations under the second section of FAME  [Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India] . 
  • The objective of the theme is to encourage quicker adoption of electrical and hybrid vehicle by means of providing direct incentives on purchase of electrical vehicles .Ministry of Industries and Public Enterprises stated that this can provide additional push to wash quality publicly transportation. 

 

10. India-Bangladesh to line up committee for optimum utilization of water resources

 

  • India and Bangladesh have agreed to form Joint Technical committee for optimum employment of Ganges River water as being received by Bangladesh under the Ganga Water Sharing pact 1996.
  • Both the countries additionally united to organize a framework for interim water-sharing agreement for eight rivers together Including Feni, Gumti and Teesta. it's a very important step in enhancing bilateral cooperation within the water resources sector between both countries.
  • The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna mega-basin is the second-largest hydraulic region within the world.

 

SOURCE : The Hindu , Economic Times , PIB , AIR , Times Of  India Hindustan Times.

 

 






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