23-27 August 2019 Current Affairs

G7 Summit 2019 | P.V. Sindhu | RBI payout | Modi | Bahrain | Lt. Gen. Anil Puri |

Posted on Aug 27, 2019 12:54 IST in Current Affairs.

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1) The 2019 Summit of the G7 countries was held from 24 to 26 August 2019 at which place? – Biarritz, France (The 45th Summit of the G7 countries was held from 24 to 26 August 2019 in Biarritz (France). Hotel du Palais hosted the two-day event that featured world’s seven developed countries. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was one of the three special invitees at the summit and was invited by French President Emmanuel Macron. At the sidelines of the summit Prime Minister Modi met US President Donald Trump in an important meeting)

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2) Indian badminton ace P.V. Sindhu defeated which player in the women’s singles final of BWF World Championship to win her maiden badminton world champion title on 25 August 2019? – Nozomi Okuhara (P.V. Sindhu created history as she became the first Indian to win a Badminton World Championships gold by beating familiar rival Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a lop-sided final in Basel (Switzerland) on 25 August 2019. She defeated Okuhara by 21-7, 21-7 in just 38 minutes)

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3) The RBI approved how much payout to the central government as was announced on 26 August 2019 which is the record payout of all-time? – Rs. 1.76 lakh crore (The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) approved a record Rs. 1.76 lakh crore ($24.4 billion) to the central government. The payout includes Rs. 1.23 lakh crore as dividend and Rs. 52,640 crore from its surplus capital. It is worth mentioning that a panel to study RBI’s economic capital framework led by Bimal Jalan had recommended that RBI should transfer its surplus to the government)

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4) During his August 2019 Prime Minister Narendra Modi became the first-ever Indian Prime Minister to visit which middle-east country? – Bahrain (On 24 August 2019 Prime Minister Narendra Modi became the first-ever Indian Prime Minister to visit Bahrain. On this occasion the PM was conferred with ‘The King Hamad Order of Renaissance’ award by King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa)

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5) What is the name of the general level officer of the Indian Army who became the first serving general to complete France's oldest cycling event, the grueling 1,200-km Paris-Brest-Paris circuit? – Lt. General Anil Puri (56-year old Lt. General Anil Puri etched his name in the history books as on 22 August 2019 he became the first serving Indian general level officer to complete the 1,200-km Paris-Brest-Paris cycle race. He completed the race by cycling non-stop for around 90 hours from Rambouillet on the outskirts of Paris to the Brest military port on France's western tip and back)

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