Latest Current Affairs 31st August 2019

Vice President congratulate Sindhu on her historic win: Vice president M. Venkaiah Naidu met PV Sindhu who recently became the first Indian shuttler to win gold in the world championships, at his residence.

Google Doodle Honours Amrita Pritam on 100th Birth Anniversary: Today is the 100th birth anniversary of Indian novelist, essayist, and poet Amrita Pritam.

EAM Dr. S. Jaishankar meets his Belgian & EU counterparts: External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar on Saturday met his Belgian counterpart Didier Reynders during his official visit to Brussels.

CBDT: All registered taxpayers must file IT Returns by today: Central Board of Direct Taxes has categorically stated that the order being circulated on social media pertaining to extension of due date for filing of IT Returns is “not genuine.” On its official twitter handle, the Income Tax department has further advised the taxpayers to complete the process by the set deadline of August 31 i.e. today.

Opposition supporters defy ban, march on Moscow: Chanting “This is our city”, Russian opposition supporters marched in central Moscow Saturday in defiance of a protest ban, just a week before controversial elections in the capital.

Bangladesh government bars 41 NGOs from Rohingya Camps: Government of Bangladesh has barred 41 NGOs from undertaking any activity in Cox’s Bazar Rohingya camps for their alleged wrongdoings.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s account hacked; later restored: The Twitter account of Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s chief executive officer, was hacked and briefly hijacked on Friday in an embarrassing security lapse for the social network.

Hong Kong witnesses series of arrest of pro-democracy leaders: Hong Kong witnessed series of arrest of pro-democracy leaders on Friday. The leaders were however released on bail following which they said that they will continue to fight against the undemocratic regime prevailing in the country.

Vice President congratulate Sindhu on her historic win: Vice president M. Venkaiah Naidu met PV Sindhu who recently became the first Indian shuttler to win gold in the world championships, at his residence.

US OPEN 2019: Serena, Federar storm into the fourth round: After slow starts in his last two U.S. Open matches, Roger Federer took his game up a notch on Friday as he walloped Briton Dan Evans 6-2 6-2 6-1 in the third round. Federer, who is seeking his sixth U.S. Open title, rifled 48 winners and 10 aces to see off Evans and set up a last 16 clash with 15th seeded David Goffin. Serena Williams moved another step closer to a record-tying 24th career Grand Slam title with a comfortable 6-3 6-2 victory over Czech Karolina Muchova to reach the last 16.

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