CURRENT AFFAIRS 4th AND 5th AUGUST

Maharashtra: 1st State to adopt Digital fingerprint and iris scanning system

Maharashtra became the first state to adopt a digital fingerprint and iris scanning system to aid police investigations.

The Automated Multi-modal Biometric Identification System (AMBIS) adopted by the Maharashtra Police will soon be replicated across the country, with the state government working with the National Crime Records Bureau in New Delhi to create standards to be used by other state police forces.

Note :

  • CM of Maharashtra: Devendra Fadnavis.
  • Governor of Maharashtra: CH Vidyasagar Rao.
  • Capital of Maharashtra: Mumbai.

Indian-origin doctor wins Miss England 2019

A British Indian medic, who starts her new job as a junior doctor on Friday, has been crowned Miss England 2019. Bhasha Mukherjee holds two different medical degrees, medicine and surgery and has an IQ of 146 and can speak five languages.

Bhasha Mukherjee, who moved to the UK from India with her parents aged 9, will compete in the 69th Miss World contest to be held in December in London.

The 23-year-old beauty from Derby in East Midlands region of England starts her new medical job at Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, Lincolnshire, just hours after winning the contest in Newcastle Upon Tyne in North East England on Thursday night.

Mukherjee speaks five languages and has a Bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery from the University of Nottingham.

Lionel Messi suspended from Argentina for 3 months

Soccer body CONMEBOL suspended Lionel Messi from international matches for three months because of accusations of corruption he made at the latest Copa America.

The South American body also fined the superstar in USD 50,000 for his comments after Argentina’s 2-1 win against Chile in the third-place playoff of the tournament.

Note :

  • President of FIFA: Gianni Infantino;
  • Headquarter of FIFA: Zurich, Switzerland.

Gujarat CM launches ‘Vhali Dikri Yojna’

Gujarat Chief Minister has launched the ‘Vhali Dikri Yojna’ from his home town Rajkot, Gujarat. The scheme for the welfare of the girl child.

According to the scheme, the State Government will pay Rs. 4,000 to every girl child at the time of admission to Standard 4th, Rs. 6,000 at the time of taking admission to Standard IX, Rs. 1-lakh at the time of taking admission for higher education at the age of 18 and another Rs. 1-lakh at the time of marriage. It is a statewide cash incentive scheme for every girl child born in Gujarat.

Note :

  • Gujarat Chief Minister: Vijay Rupani;
  • Governor of Gujarat: Acharya Dev Vrat.
  • Capital of Gujarat: Gandhinagar.

SBI, Shanghai becomes first Indian bank to link up with CNAPS

The State Bank of India’s (SBI) Shanghai branch is now connected to China’s National Advance Payment System (CNAPS).

SBI is the only Indian bank to have obtained the license to do business in local currency and also inducted to the CNAPS by the People’s Bank of China (PBOC). SBI Shanghai can also offer the real-time transfer of local funds within China by routing them through the PBOC. The CNAPS, launched in 2008 by People’s Bank of China (PBOC) provides real-time settlement services for all payments.

Note :

•     Chairperson of SBI: Rajnish Kumar; Headquarter: Mumbai; Founded: 1 July 1955.

RBI allows Bank of China to offer regular banking services in India

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI)  allowed “Bank of China” to offer regular banking services in the country. Banks falling under this schedule have to adhere to the norms of the RBI. ‘Bank of China Limited’ has been included in the 2nd Schedule to the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934.

Note :

  • RBI 25th Governor: Shaktikant Das; Headquarters: Mumba.
  • Founded: 1 April 1935, Kolkata.

President Kovind inaugurates exhibitions on M. Gandhi and Khadi in Gambia

President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated exhibitions on Mahatma Gandhi and Khadi at the “Ebunjan Theatre” in the Gambia to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of the Mahatma Gandhi.

Note :

  • President of Gambia: Adama Barrow;
  • Capital: Banjul.

World Breastfeeding Week Has Observe

The Food and Nutrition Board, Ministry of Women and Child Development, is organizing several activities on the theme “Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding”during the World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) being observed from 1st to 7th August 2019.

World Breastfeeding Week, which is being observed till 7th of the month, aims to create awareness among parents about breastfeeding, the importance of initiation, exclusive breastfeeding, and adequate and appropriate complementary feeding.

Note :

  • Minister of Women and Child Development: Smriti Zubin Irani.

President Kovind honoured with the highest award of Republic of Guinea

President Ram Nath Kovind has been awarded the National Order of Merit by the President of Guinea for his exceptional contribution to the advancement of overall relations and development of mutual cooperation between India and Guinea and for promoting friendship and partnership between the people of both the countries.

Note :

  • President of Guinea: Alpha Conde; Capital of Guinea: Conakry.
  • Currency of Guinea: Guinean franc.

Giriraj Prasad Gupta appointed as new CGA

Giriraj Prasad Gupta, Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS) officer, took over as the Controller General of Accounts (CGA). Gupta has served in various positions in Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), ministry of rural development, and ministry of finance.

Gupta also worked as the Director of National Institute of Financial Management (NIFM). Gupta succeeds Anthony Lianzuala as the new Controller General of Accounts (CGA) under the Finance Ministry.

Note :

  • Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs: Nirmala Sitharaman


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