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Current Affairs 2019 – Current Affairs Today
India won gold in World Archery Youth Championships: The Indian junior (U-21) compound mixed team of Markoo Raginee and Sukhveer Singh won the first gold for this edition of the World Archery Youth Championship by beaten their Switzerland rivals on Saturday, 24th August 2019. This edition of World Archery Youth Championships is hosted by Madrid, Spain.
Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley passed away: Former Finance minister Arun Jaitley passed away on 24th August 2019 at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi. He did not contest Loksabha election 2019 due to his illness. He was born on 28 December 1952. He was an attorney and a political leader in his professional life. He was the cabinet minister of finance from 2014 to 2019.
Asia Pacific Group of FATF Blacklisted Pakistan: The Asia Pacific Group (APG) of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has put Pakistan in Enhanced Expedited Follow Up List (Blacklist) for its disappointment. FATF APG has found that Pakistan was failed on 32 of 40 compliance parameters of terror financing and money laundering. The headquarter of FATF is in Paris, France. Headquarter of Asia Pacific Group is in Bangkok, Thailand.
Russia Launches its 1st Humanoid Robot “FEDOR” in Space: Russia launches its first humanoid robot named FEDOR in International Space Station (ISS). For the first time, a life-size humanoid robot sent into space by Russia. It was launched onboard of unmanned Soyuz MS-14 rocket from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Fedor stands for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research.
70th Republic Day Celebrated: India celebrated 70th republic day on 26 January 2019. The theme of the 70th Republic Day parade was Life of Gandhi, and South African Presiden Cyril Ramaphosa was the Chief Guest at the event. During the parade, a deshi tune Shankhanad was played for the first time instead of a marital tune, which has been played since British time. An all-women contingent from Assam Rifles participated for the first time, headed by Major Khusboo Kanwar. Moreover, Capt Shikha Surabhi became the first women to perform bike stunts, alongside her male teammates.
“Nari Shakti” choose a Hindi word of the year 2018: Oxford dictionaries have chosen Nari Shakti (Women empowerment) as the Hindi word of the year 2018, on January 26, 2019. According to Oxford Dictionaries, Nari Shakti was is used symbolize women who are capable to take charge of their lives.
New Naval Air Bus INS Kohassa: Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lamba has commissioned new naval airbase INS-Kohassa on January 2019. It is India,s fourth airbase and third naval airbase facility in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.