11-13 August 2019 Current Affairs

Indian National Science Academy | RIL-Saudi Aramco | Aishwarya Pissay | Law Courses | Tripura Accord |

Posted on Aug 13, 2019 12:22 IST in Current Affairs.

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1) During August 2019 who was elected as the next President of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) and will be the first woman to head this prestigious institution? -  Chandrima Shaha (Chandrima Shaha will be the first woman to hold the post of the President of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA). Her appointment was announced during August 2019. She will assume her office from 1 January 2020. A biologist by profession, Shaha was previously the vice-president of INSA and the director of the National Institute of Immunology in Delhi)

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2) Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) on 12 August 2019 unveiled a mega-deal in which it will sell 20% of its stake company’s flagship chemicals and refining business to Saudi Aramco. What is the value of this deal? - $15 billion (Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) is in the process of selling a 20% stake in the company’s flagship chemicals and refining business to Saudi Aramco in a deal valued at $15 billion. This deal is part of a plan to make RIL a zero-debt company in the next 18 months)

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3) During August 2019 who became the first-ever Indian to win the FIM Bajas World Championship? - Aishwarya Pissay (23-year old Indian woman rally racer Aishwarya Pissay became the first-ever Indian to win the FIM Bajas World Championship racing title. She participated in the Women's Category and led the leaderboard having secured podium finishes in two out of four rounds in the championship. The last and final round of the championship was held in Hungary over the second weekend of August 2019 and saw the 23-year-old finish fourth)

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4) The Bar Council of India (BCI) on 11 August 2019 imposed how many year’s moratorium on starting new law colleges in the country? – 3 years (Taking note of mushrooming of law colleges in the country, the Bar Council of India (BCI) imposed a three-year moratorium on opening of new institutions barring national law universities, if proposed by a state. The BCI also reiterated that it lays stress on the improvement of standard of existing institutions and that the ones without any proper infrastructure or faculty would be closed down. According to BCI there are around 1500 law colleges in the country)

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5) Which banned insurgency group of Tripura signed a peace accord with the Union Government on 11 August 2019? - National Liberation Front of Tripura - SD (National Liberation Front of Tripura led by Sabir Kumar Debbarma, NLFT-SD has agreed to abjure the path of violence and join the mainstream. An MoU was signed in this regard between, Centre, Tripura Government and NLFT-SD on 11 August 2019. The group agreed to the surrender its 88 cadres with their weapons. The surrendered cadres will be given surrender benefits as per the Surrender-cum-Rehabilitation Scheme, 2018 of the Home Ministry)

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