Current Affairs 9th August 2019

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Current Affairs 9th August 2019

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NATIONAL

  1. India extends $500,000 assistance to Gambia

  –During the President Ram Nath Kovind’s visit to Gambia, India has promised to extend an assistance of USD 500,000 to Gambia.

  1. Lok Sabha to become paperless from next session

  -Lok Sabha Speaker has announced that the Lower House will become paperless from the next session.

  1. Tarun Chaudhri becomes first IAF pilot to complete wingsuit skydive jump

  -Wing Commander Tarun Chaudhri has become the first Indian Air Force pilot to perform a wingsuit skydive jump.

RANK AND REPORTS

  1. London named the world’s best city for students

  -London has named the world’s best city for students for the 2nd consecutive year, beating Tokyo and Melbourne that came 2nd and 3rd, respectively, on a new worldwide ranking.

APPOINTMENTS

  1. Rakesh Asthana given additional charge of NCB

  –The Appointments Committee on Cabinet has given the additional charge of the post of Director General Narcotics Control Bureau to Rakesh Asthana.

AWARDS

  1. Ruhan Rajput honoured with ‘Entrepreneur of the Year Award, 2019’

  -Ruhan Rajput, a renowned entrepreneur, co-founder and Director of Einfolge Technologies Pvt Ltd was awarded the prestigious Entrepreneur Award 2019 at New Delhi.

SUMMITS AND CONFERENCES

  1. Foreign Ministers from South East Asia attend 52nd ASEAN summit

  -Foreign Ministers from South East Asia are attending the 52nd ASEAN summit in Bangkok.

OBITUARIES

  1. Former cricketer Malcolm Nash passes away

  –Former cricketer Malcolm Nash passed away. He was Glamorgan’s legendary left-arm bowler who took 993 first-class wickets in a 17-year career between 1966 and 1983. He became famous after Garfield Sobers hit him for six sixes in an over.