Latest Current Affairs 24th August 2019

PM Modi pays emotional tribute to “dear friend” Jaitley: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid an emotional tribute to Arun Jaitley, saying he cannot imagine that he was far away from India in Bahrain while his dear friend and party colleague passed away in New Delhi.

PM Modi releases postage stamps on Mahatma Gandhi in UAE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Abu Dhabi crown prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Saturday released postage stamps on Mahatma Gandhi to commemorate his 150th birth anniversary.

PM Modi, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince discuss ways to improve India-UAE trade, cultural ties: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday discussed ways to improve trade and cultural ties between India and the UAE with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.

Jaitley’s last rites on Sunday; BJP leaders pay homage: Several leaders, including BJP president Amit Shah, on Saturday offered floral tributes to former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at his Kailash Colony residence in south Delhi; his last rites will be performed on Sunday.

Brazil military begins operations to fight Amazon fires: Brazil says military aircraft and 44,000 troops will be available to fight fires sweeping through parts of the Amazon region.

PM Modi launches RuPay card in UAE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the RuPay card here, making the UAE the first country in the Middle East to initiate the Indian indigenous system of electronic payment.

India bag Gold in World Archery Youth Championships: India clinched a gold medal in the compound junior mixed team event of the World Archery Youth Championships in Madrid on Saturday.

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