Current Affairs & Quiz - 13th August 2019

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Bengaluru police gets tech-friendly, will now register grievances on ShareChat account

-> Bengaluru City Police became the first police force in the country to start an account on the social media app, ShareChat.

-> A police personnel from the 12-member team handling all social media operations said their first post on ShareChat had a reach of over 4 lakh.

-> The ShareChat account is another initiative by the police to effectively leverage social media platforms. They have used these platforms to take note of complaints, act on them, create awareness and educate the citizens.

Six cities picked for Centre’s project to link research, industry

-> The Centre has identified six cities — Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Jodhpur, Pune, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad — for development as City Knowledge and Innovation Clusters.

-> These clusters are being planned to provide a connect between the existing research and knowledge at an institution and various industries that exist in the city or state.

-> The project is being spearheaded by the office of the Principal Scientific Advisor (PSA) on a priority basis under its agenda for the first 100 days of the NDA government’s second term.

Aditya Puri remains top-paid bank CEO

-> HDFC Bank managing director Aditya Puri remained the highest paid bank chief executive in India with a monthly basic salary of Rs 89 lakh in FY19. Puri has led the bank — the most valuable lender in the country — since its inception 25 years ago.

RIL announces one of India's biggest FDI deals; Saudi Aramco to pick 20% stake in its OTC biz

-> Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani announced a deal with Saudi Aramco, which he termed as one of India's largest foreign direct investments till date.

-> As per the deal, Saudi Aramco will acquire a 20 per cent stake in Reliance's oil-to-chemicals (OTC) business at an enterprise value of $75 billion.

-> Oil-to-chemicals division, formed by combining refining and petrochemicals businesses, coverts petroleum into chemicals and achieved Rs 5.7 lakh crore revenue in FY 2019.

At 470 feet below earth’s surface, Kaleshwaram pump house is world’s largest

-> The Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project being constructed on the Godavari river in Telangana has achieved yet another milestone with the commencement of the world’s largest underground pumping station at Laxmipur village.

-> The pump house, constructed about 470 feet below the earth’s surface, is the most important part of the Kaleshwaram project, considered the most expensive lift irrigation project in the country estimated to cost over Rs 80,000 crore.

Clinical ecotoxicology facility inaugurated at AIIMS

-> A first-of-its-kind clinical ecotoxicology facility to investigate increasing number of diseases resulting from exposure to environmental toxins contaminating water, food and air, became operational at the AIIMS.

-> About 92 per cent of these early deaths due to environmental toxicity occur in the low-income and middle-income countries, which include India.

UTT 2019: Chennai Lions destroys Dabang Delhi 8-1, roars to title

-> The final proved a damp squib as Lions raced away to a dominant 8-1 triumph and claimed the glittering trophy in the Ultimate Table Tennis league in New Delhi.

Aishwarya Pissay becomes first Indian to claim a world title in motorsports

-> Aishwarya Pissay became the first Indian to claim a world title in motorsports, annexing the FIM World Cup ( Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) in the women's category after the final round of the championship at Varpalota in Hungary.

EAM S Jaishankar inaugurates ‘India-China Film Week’ in Beijing

-> Union Foreign Minister Dr S. Jaishankar, who is on a three-day China visit launched the ‘India-China Film Week’ along with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Beijing.

World Elephant Day

-> World Elephant Day is an international annual event on August 12, dedicated to the preservation and protection of the world's elephants.

International Youth Day being celebrated

-> International Youth Day is an awareness day designated by the United Nations.

-> The purpose of the day is to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth. The first IYD was observed on 12 August, 2000.

20 persons, three organisations conferred with National Youth Awards for 2016-17

-> Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju conferred the National Youth Awards for 2016-17 on twenty individuals and three organisations at a function in New Delhi on the occasion of International Youth Day.

-> The awards are presented to young persons and voluntary organization every year in recognition of their outstanding work in the field of national development and social service.

-> The awards aim towards encouraging them to develop a sense of responsibility to the community and also to improve their own potential as a good citizen.





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