Daily Current Affairs 3 August 2019: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 3 August 2019. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 3 August 2019. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 3 August 2019 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Champions of Empathy Award

  • DD News was awarded with ‘Champions of Empathy Award’ by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla for spreading awareness about hepatitis.
  • Director General of DD News: Mayank Agrawal.
  • Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. Viruses cause most cases of hepatitis.

2. Narcotics Control Bureau

  • Rakesh Asthana has been given the additional charge of Narcotics Control Bureau.
  • The Narcotics Control Bureau is the nodal drug law enforcement and intelligence agency of India responsible for fighting drug trafficking and the abuse of illegal substances.

3. ‘AadiPerukku’ Festival

  • Aadipirappu commonly known as the Aadi monsoon festival and also written as Aadiperukku is a Tamil festival celebrated on the 18th day of the Tamil month of Adi.
  • The festival pays tribute to water’s life-sustaining properties.

4. Panel for Ayodhya Land Dispute Case

  • Mediation Panel for Ayodhya Land Dispute Case has submitted its report to Supreme Court.
  • The three member Mediation Panel comprises former apex court judge Kalifulla, spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and senior advocate Sriram Panchu.

International News

1. ASEAN summit

  • Foreign Ministers from South East Asia attended the 52nd ASEAN summit in Bangkok.
  • Minister of External Affairs: Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.
  • Thailand: King: Maha Vajiralongkorn || Capital: Bangkok || Currency: Thai baht

2. Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

  • Russia has declared the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty as ‘formally dead’ after USA announced its formal withdrawal from the pact.
  • The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty was an arms control treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union. U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev signed the treaty on 8 December 1987.

3. Miss England 2019

  • India-born doctor Bhasha Mukherjee was crowned Miss England 2019.
  • England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to the west and Scotland to the north. The Irish Sea lies west of England and the Celtic Sea to the southwest.
  • Capital: London || Currency: Pound sterling

Business News

1. Global GDP Rankings by World Bank

  • 1. USA
  • 2. China
  • 3. Japan
  • According to World Bank, India has been pushed to the 7th place in Global GDP Rankings in 2018 from the 6th place in 2017.

2. NHB to provide Liquidity Infusion Facility to HFCs

  • National Housing Bank will provide additional Liquidity Infusion Facility of Rs 10000 crore to Housing Finance Companies.
  • National Housing Bank, a Government of India owned entity, was set up on 9 July 1988 under the National Housing Bank Act, 1987. NHB is an apex financial institution for housing.
  • Headquarters: New Delhi || Agency executive: Shri Sriram Kalyanaraman (Managing Director)
  • Founded: 9 July 1988

3. Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2019

  • President Kovind has given his assent to ‘Companies(Amendment) Bill-2019’ which will amend Companies Act, 2013.
  • It is aimed to tighten Corporate Social Responsibility-CSR compliance, transfer certain responsibilities to National Company Law Tribunal and re-categorise certain offences as civil offences.
  • The National Company Law Tribunal is a quasi-judicial body in India that adjudicates issues relating to Indian companies.

4. Entrepreneur of the Year Award-2019

  • Ruhan Rajput was honoured with ‘Entrepreneur of the Year Award-2019’ for excellence in service sector
  • He was awarded in the category of ‘Entrepreneur of the Year in Service Business-BPO/KPO’.
  • ‘Entrepreneur India’ is an America’s number one business magazine along with Franchise India hosted the event for the same.

Sports News

1. Magomed Salam Umakhanov Memorial International Boxing Tournament

  • Gold Medal: Lovlina Borgohain and Neeraj.
  • Silver Medal: Gaurav Solanki.
  • Magomed Salam Umakhanov Memorial International Boxing Tournament was held in Kaspiysk, Russia.

2. Lionel Messi suspended from Argentina

  • CONMEBOL has suspended Footballer Lionel Messi from international matches for three months.
  • The South American Football Confederation is the continental governing body of football in South America, and it is one of FIFA’s six continental confederations.
  • The oldest continental confederation in the world, its headquarters are located in Luque, Paraguay, near Asunción.
  • President: Alejandro Dominguez || Abbreviation: CONMEBOL || Membership: 10 member associations || Headquarters: Luque, Paraguay || Founded: 9 July 1916, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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