Latest Current Affairs 11th August 2019

Railways cancels Samjhauta Express on the Indian side of border after Pak’s suspension: The Indian Railways announced on Sunday that it has cancelled the Samjhauta Express train run at its end of the international border, days after Pakistan suspended services on its side.

HM Amit Shah conducts aerial survey of flood-hit Karnataka: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday conducted aerial survey of flood-hit Belagavi district in Karnataka; Chief Minister of Karnataka B S Yediyurappa also accompanied the Home Minister.

HM Amit Shah releases book on VP M Venkaiah Naidu’s two years in office: Home Minister Amit Shah today released a book titled “Listening, Learning & Leading” chronicling the two years in office by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.

Jammu and Kashmir on path of peace and prosperity, says Home Minister: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that removal of special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution will lead to end of terrorism and progress of the region.

Toll in Myanmar landslide reaches 51: The death toll from a monsoon landslide rose to 51 in Myanmar’s Mon state, said latest figures released by Myanmar Fire Services Department on Sunday.

China: Typhoon Lekima toll reaches 32: The death toll due to typhoon Lekima that made landfall in China’s Zhejiang province has increased to 32, while 16 others were reported missing, authorities said on Sunday.

Sri Lanka: Former Defence Secy Gotabaya Rajapaksa named Presidential candidate of SLPP: In Sri Lanka, former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been named as the Presidential candidate of main opposition Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) at its first national convention in Colombo on Sunday.

Sri Lanka: Gotabaya Rajapaksa likely to be announced as SLPP candidate: In Sri Lanka, the main opposition alliance led by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will announce its candidate for Presidential polls, scheduled to be held by year end.

FM meets realty stakeholders, discuss liquidity, stalled projects: Liquidity problems and completion of stalled projects formed the core agenda of the meeting in New Delhi on Sunday between Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with real estate players which discussed ways to create demand in the country’s realty market.

Hyderabad Open Badminton: Sourabh Verma wins Men’s Singles title: Reigning National champion Sourabh Verma wins Men’s Singles title at the Hyderabad Open Badminton; defeats Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew in the summit clash.

Virat Kohli breaks Javed Miandad’s 26-year-old record: India captain Virat Kohli on Sunday shattered a 26-year-old record when he surpassed Pakistan’s Javed Miandad for most runs by any batsman in ODIs against the West Indies.

Staring at seagulls can stop them stealing food, research shows: Britain’s seaside towns are at war with their seagulls, urging visitors not to feed the birds in an effort to stop them snatching titbits like potato chips from tourists’ hands.

From blogging to makeup artist: Taisheen turns her passion into an entrepreneurial venture: Makeup is not only for beautifying yourself, but it also has a function to make your skin looks better. Not only this, makeup can increase your confidence as it hides all the scars on your face which enable your face curves appears more real and perfect. It is considered a true self-confidence booster.

Day of Arafat observed by Haj pilgirms in Mecca: Muslim pilgrims poured onto the plain of Arafat, south-east of Mecca to mark the Day of Arafat during the pilgrimage.

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