Latest Current Affairs 26th August 2019

Arun Jaitley’s ashes immersed in river Ganga: Former Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s ashes immersed in river Ganga at Haridwar in Uttarakhand by his son Rohan; He was accompanied by many senior leaders.

Enhancing India-Nepal connectivity: Kathmandu-Siliguri Bus Service flagged off: A bus service between Nepal’s capital Kathmandu and Siliguri in West Bengal has started; Nepal’s Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transportation Raghubir Mahaseth and Indian Ambassador Manjeev Singh Puri flagged off the bus from Kathmandu on Monday evening.

India-Bangladesh Secretary level talks on power sector concludes: The 17th meeting of the India-Bangladesh joint steering committee on power sector cooperation concluded in Dhaka on Monday.

INX Media Scam: CBI remand of Chidambaram extended till August 30: Special CBI court extends CBI remand of Former Union Minister P. Chidambaram by 4 days in connection with INX Media case…. Supreme Court dismisses former Union Minister P Chidambaram’s plea against Delhi HC order on anticipatory bail in CBI Case.

PM Modi to Trump: India-Pakistan issues bilateral: Prime Minister Narendra Modi  holds Bilateral meeting with  President of United State Donald Trump on the sidelines of G-7 Summit; Says issues between India and Pakistan are bilateral; President Trump expresses hope that something good will come out if India and Pakistan hold dialogue.

PM addresses G7 Summit’s session on Climate, Biodiversity and Oceans: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses G7 Summit’s Session on Climate, Biodiversity and Oceans; Highlights India’s large scale efforts towards eliminating single use plastic, conserving water, harnessing solar energy and, protecting flora and fauna for a sustainable future.

External Affairs Minister Jaishankar holds ‘productive’ meeting with Hungarian counterpart: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday held a “very positive and productive” meeting with his Hungarian counterpart during his two-day visit and both sides vowed to work closely to enhance bilateral cooperation.

Home Minister reviews security situation in Left Wing Extremism affected areas: Union Home Minister Amit Shah is presently holding a review meeting in New Delhi on the security situation in Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected areas and development initiatives being undertaken there.

PM Modi to attend G7 Summit in France: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address sessions on environment, climate, oceans and digital transformation at the G7 Summit in Biarritz, France.

SC rejects Chidambaram’s bail plea: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain Congress leader P Chidambaram’s plea challenging the dismissal of his anticipatory bail in a corruption case lodged by the CBI in the INX media scam.

PM Modi meets UN Secretary General on sidelines of G7 summit: Prime Minister Narendra Modi also met UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in France.

PM Modi holds bilateral meeting with British PM Boris Johnson: Beginning his engagement in France, PM Modi held bilateral meeting with new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The two leaders discussed ways to strengthen India-UK cooperation.

G7 to finance fire-fighting aircraft for Amazon: The G7 has agreed to spend 20 million euros (USD 22 million) on the Amazon, mainly to send fire-fighting aircraft to tackle the huge blazes engulfing the world’s biggest rainforest, the presidents of France and Chile announced on Monday.

Hong Kong Protests: Police fires gunshot, uses water cannon: Police fires water cannon and tear gas in running battles with anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, the second day of violent clashes in the Chinese-ruled city.

China’s yuan sinks to lowest in 11 years amid trade tension: China’s currency on Monday slid to its lowest point in more than 11 years as concerns over the US trade war and the potential for global recession weighed on markets.

GST annual returns filing deadline extended by 3 months: Government on Monday extended the last date of filing the annual GST returns by three months, from August 31 to November 30.

Govt compulsorily retires 22 senior officers: G ovt cracks down on corruption; forcibly retires 22 more CBIC officers over alleged graft charges.

Stimulus booster helps equities log best day in over 3 months: Benchmark stock indices Sensex and Nifty saw their best day in over three months on Monday, buoyed by the government move to withdraw additional surcharge on foreign investors and initiate measures to revive the economy.

Amrapali case: SC orders release of Rs.7.12 crore to NBCC: Supreme Court orders Court registry to disburse Rs.7.12 crores deposited by Amrapali group to National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) for completion of stalled projects; Also directs to hand over forensic audit report to probe agencies.

World Archery Youth Championships: Komalika Bari wins Gold in cadet recurve:Jharkhand’s Komalika Bari won gold medal in women’s cadet recurve category in the World Archery Youth Championships in Madrid after a 7-3 victory over Japan’s Waka Sonoda in the final.

Bumrah first Asian to pick fifers in SA, Eng, Aus & WI: As West Indies batsmen fell on their knees in an effort to stave off Jasprit Bumrah, the star India pacer galloped to the record books by becoming the first Asian bowler to grab a five-wicket haul in South Africa, England, Australia and West Indies, all in his first tour to all these countries. Bumrah’s magical figures of 5/7 is also the cheapest five-for by an India bowler.

India – WI Test: Rahane’s ton, Bumrah’s fifer script record win: It seemed the Indian pacers were in a hurry to finish things off as they bundled out the West Indies for a paltry 100 runs in their second innings, setting up a mammoth 318-run victory on the fourth day of the first Test here. Jasprit Bumrah scalped a fifer conceding just seven runs while his teammate Ishant Sharma picked three for 31.

1st TEST: Pacers remove Windies top-order after Rahane-Vihari batting show: Ajinkya Rahane scored his first Test century in two years before India blew away the West Indies top-order to close in on a comfortable victory in the first Test North Sound, Antigua on Sunday.

Normalcy returning to J&K; Administration says no shortage of medicines or essential commodities: Normalcy returning to Jammu & Kashmir; administration says no shortage of medicines or essential commodities in the state; DD New team visits hospitals in valley, patients say they are happy with the facilities provided.

Leave a Comment

Share via