Latest Current Affairs 25th August 2019

J&K Govt to hold Block Development Council elections soon: Jammu and Kashmir Government has decided to hold Block Development Council elections across the state soon.

PM Modi reaches France to attend G7 meeting: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached France from Bahrain to attend G7 meeting in Biarritz.

PM Modi to attend G7 meeting in Biarritz today: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on the way to France from Bahrain to attend G7 meeting in Biarritz. He will reach Biarritz tonight. The Prime Minister will have bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the summit in which India has been invited as a partner country.

PM Modi urges people to visit at least 15 tourist destinations by 2022: Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to the people to try and visit at least 15 tourist destinations within the country by 2022, before India marks 75 years of freedom.

Last rites of Former FM Arun Jaitley performed: Former finance minister and one of India’s tallest leaders Arun Jaitley was cremated with full state honours on Sunday. Leaders across the political spectrum paid tribute to Arun Jaitley.

Leading Islamic Nations honours PM Modi with highest civilian awards: The innovative foreign policy of PM Narendra Modi has ensured that India’s relations with the Muslim world are better than ever before. Several leading Nations of the Muslim world have honoured PM Modi with their highest civilian honours.

Jammu & Kashmir: Elections to 316 BDCs soon: Jammu and Kashmir Government will soon hold elections to 316 Block Development Councils across the state; necessary exercise for early elections to the BDCs completed in Kashmir, while preparations in Jammu are in the last stage.

PM Modi shares his thoughts on Mann Ki Baat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday shared his thoughts with the people in his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio programme on All India Radio. It was the third edition of the programme after PM Modi assumed office during the second term.

United Kingdom wants lower trade barriers from United States: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson demands lower trade barriers and opening up of US economy for British firms ahead of one-to-one talks with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of G7 Summit in France.

North Korea’s Kim oversaw test of ‘multiple rocket launcher’: KCNA: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test-firing of a “super-large multiple rocket launcher,” the state media reported today, one day after the latest in a series of short-range missile launches.

World leaders gather for G7 Summit in France: French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes the G 7 leaders to kick off the G 7 summit in French coastal town Biarritz.

RBI Board meet on Monday to mull over Jalan panel report: The RBI Board meeting on Monday to finalise its annual accounts, is also likely to take up the Bimal Jalan panel’s recommendations on Economic Capital Framework (ECF) along with the dividend payment to the government, sources said.

India set West Indies 419-run target in opening Test: India declared their second innings at 343 for seven, setting the West Indies a stiff 419-run target to win the first cricket Test on the fourth day of the match North Sound on Sunday.

Congratulatory messages pour in for PV Sindhu: Congratulatory messages started pouring in for PV Sindhu, who became the first-ever Indian to claim gold in BWF World Badminton Championships.

PV Sindhu becomes first Indian shuttler to win World C’ships gold, beat Okuhara in final: P V Sindhu on Sunday became the first Indian to win badminton World Championships gold by beating familiar rival Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a lop-sided final in Basel, Switzerland on Sunday.

Gokulam Kerala stun Mohun Bagan 2-1 to win Durand Cup: Ten-man Gokulam Kerala FC rode Marcus Joseph”s brace to stun Mohun Bagan 2-1 and lift the 129th Durand Cup in their debut appearance after a thrilling final at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata on Saturday.

Leading Islamic Nations honours PM Modi with highest civilian awards: The innovative foreign policy of PM Narendra Modi has ensured that India’s relations with the Muslim world are better than ever before. Several leading Nations of the Muslim world have honoured PM Modi with their highest civilian honours.

World’s oldest Panda celebrates 37th birthday: In China, world’s oldest Panda celebrate its birthday. Xin Xing, a female panda turned 37, has outlived most of her peers by two decades.

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