Latest Current Affairs 07th August 2019

Floods continue to wreak havoc in many states: Heavy rainfall continues to wreak havoc across India especially Maharashtra, Odisha, Himachal, and Karnataka. The situation in districts of western Maharashtra remains grim. Adequate arrangements of food, drinking water, and other essential items for those affected have been made.

NSA Ajit Doval visits J&K’s Shopian, interacts with local people over lunch: Two days after the revocation of special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution and the passage of a bill for splitting the state into two union territories life in both Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh is proceeding normally even as Section 144 continues to be in place in a few areas.

EC notifies by-poll to one RS seat of UP: The Election Commission on Wednesday notified by-election to one Rajya Sabha seat of Uttar Pradesh.

World leaders condole Sushma Swaraj’s demise: There’s an atmosphere of grief not just in India but worldwide after the untimely demise of former external affairs minister and senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj. Condolence messages have been pouring in from presidents of other countries and leaders.

HM Amit Shah holds extensive discussion with Bangladeshi counterpart: Union Home Minister Amit Shah and his Bangladeshi counterpart Asaduzzaman Khan on Wednesday held extensive discussion on a number of key bilateral issues in New Delhi.

Leaders cutting across party lines express shock over sudden demise of Sushma Swaraj: Leaders cutting across party lines expressed shock at the sudden demise of former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj with Prime Minister Narendra Modi describing her as a remarkable leader who devoted her life to public service and the poor.

Nation bids farewell to former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj: Hundreds of people, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah, and veteran party leader L K Advani, bid farewell to former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj as her mortal remains were consigned to flames at the Lodhi Road crematorium in Delhi on Wednesday.

Sushma Swaraj cremated with full state honours: Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was cremated with full state honours at Lodhi crematorium in New Delhi on Wednesday.

As EAM, she enhanced India’s reputation: Amit Shah remembers Swaraj: The untimely demise of Sushma Swaraj had left him as well as millions of party workers and her admirers in a state of shock, Union home minister and BJP president Amit Shah said on Wednesday.

President leads nation in mourning demise of Sushma Swaraj: President Ram Nath Kovind led the nation in mourning the sudden demise of veteran leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Sushma Swaraj.

Swaraj was extraordinary woman, leader: UNGA President: UN General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa has expressed condolences at the demise of India’s former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, describing her as an “extraordinary” woman and leader who devoted her life to public service.

Rajya Sabha pays homage to Sushma Swaraj: Rajya Sabha on Wednesday paid tributes to former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, who passed away on Tuesday at the age of 67.

Ambala Cantt. to Parliament – the journey of Sushma Swaraj: Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj’s political journey was as a popular leader and a captivating speaker.

Veteran leader LK Advani remembers Sushma Swaraj: Veteran BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani expressed condolence over the death of former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, saying it is an irreparable loss to him and he would miss her immensely.

Condolences pour in from foreign leaders for Sushma Swaraj: Condolences poured in from foreign leaders on the death of former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who died at age 67, after suffering a massive cardiac arrest.

Former EAM and BJP stalwart Sushma Swaraj passes away: Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj passed away on Tuesday night in New Delhi; She was 67.

Revocation of Art. 370 India’s internal matter- Bangladesh Minister: Revocation of Art 370 for Jammu and Kashmir is an internal matter of India and we have no right to say anything about other’s domestic affairs, says the Road transport and Bridges minister of Bangladesh and the ruling Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Qader.

Taliban kill at least 14, wound 145 in Kabul blast: At least 14 people have been killed and 145 wounded in a massive Taliban bomb blast on Wednesday as fresh violence gripped Kabul even as insurgents appear to be closing in on a peace deal with the US.

I asked Putin to curb separatists: Ukrainian president: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday said he had asked Russian leader Vladimir Putin to put pressure on separatist fighters in the east, after four Ukrainian soldiers were killed in a grenade attack

At least 95 wounded in Taliban blast in Kabul: Scores of people were wounded when a Taliban car bomb detonated in Kabul on Wednesday, sending a massive plume of smoke over the capital and shattering windows far from the blast site.

Nepal’s PM Oli expresses condolences on demise of Sushma Swaraj: Nepal’s Prime Minister K.P.Sharma Oli has expressed condolences on the demise of Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

RBI Monetary Policy: Repo rate cut likely to make EMIs cheaper: Announcing the third bi-month policy, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said the path of CPI inflation is now projected at 3.1 per cent for the second quarter of FY20 and 3.5-3.7 per cent for second half of FY20, with risks evenly balanced.

BSE Sensex up by 41 points: The BSE Sensex moved up by 41 points to 37,018.58 in early trade on Wednesday on gains in Banks, Realty, Utilities ahead of the Reserve Bank of India’s monetary policy decision later in the day.

Kohli maintains No.1 spot in ICC rankings: India Captain Virat Kohli has maintained his number one position in the latest MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson remains at second position.

India beat West Indies by 7 wickets, clinch series 3-0: India beat West Indies by 7 wickets in the third T20 International in Providence, Guyana on Tuesday.

Veteran director J Om Prakash dies at 93: Veteran director and actor Hrithik Roshan’s grandfather, J Om Prakash, passed away on Wednesday. He was 93.

BAFTA LA to honour Steve Coogan with Charlie Chaplin Award: Actor Steve Coogan will be felicitated with the Charlie Chaplin Award by the British Academy’s Los Angeles branch.

Jessica Alba calls herself a changed person in magazine article: American actor Jessica Alba seems to have come a long way as she said that she has changed and has zero “f-ks” to give now.

SpaceX launches Falcon 9 loaded with Israel’s AMOS-17: US carrier rocket Falcon 9 loaded with Israeli AMOS-17 communication satellite successfully lifted off from a space center in Florida, spacecraft manufacturer SpaceX said on Wednesday.

Indian-led team develops robotic cane for stable walking: A team led by an Indian scientist has transformed the simple cane, which has been around since ancient times, into a 21st century robotic device that can provide light-touch assistance in walking to the aged and others with impaired mobility.

Deep space travel may impair brain functions: Study: Exposure to chronic, low dose radiation — the conditions present in deep space — causes neural and behavioral impairments in mice, according to a study.

Eating more plant-based foods may be linked to better heart health: Study: Eating mostly plant-based and fewer animal-based foods may be linked to better heart health and a lower risk of dying from cardiovascular diseases, a study claims.

IIT-G develops hand-held device to detect bacteria: Researchers at the Inidan Institute of Technology (IIT-G) have developed a portable device to detect bacteria without cell culture or microbiological assays.

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison dies at 88: Nobel Prize-winning US author Toni Morrison has died at age of 88 at Montefiore Medical Center in New York, her family said.

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