Daily Current Affairs 4 August 2019: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 4 August 2019. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 4 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 4 August 2019 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Unlawful Activities Prevention Amendment Bill, 2019

  • Rajya Sabha has passed Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019.
  • It will amend Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967.
  • Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act is an Indian law aimed at effective prevention of unlawful activities associations in India.
  • Its main objective was to make powers available for dealing with activities directed against the integrity and sovereignty of India.

2. Hyperloop between Mumbai and Pune

  • Maharashtra has approved Infrastructure Project status for Rs 70000-crore plan to build Hyperloop project between Mumbai and Pune.
  • Over a 117.5-km stretch which will shuttle people between the cities in 23 minutes.
  • A Hyperloop is a proposed mode of passenger and/or freight transportation, first used to describe an open-source vactrain design released by a joint team from Tesla and SpaceX.

3. Highest Award of Republic of Guinea

  • President Kovind has been awarded with ‘National order of Merit’ by the President of Guinea.
  • Guinea is a country in West Africa, bordered on the west by the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Capital: Conakry

4. National Population Register

  • Government has decided to prepare a National Population Register by 2020 to lay the foundation for pan-India National Register Citizens.
  • National Population Register will be a list of usual residents of the country.

International News

1. USA’ ambassador to United Nations

  • Kelly Knight Craft has been appointed as the USA’ ambassador to United Nations.
  • Kelly Knight Craft was previously the United States ambassador to Canada, the first woman to hold the post.

2. Indo-Lanka Chamber of Commerce & Industry

  • The 11th Annual General Meeting of the Indo-Lanka Chamber of Commerce & Industry was held in Colombo.
  • High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu attended the event.

3. SBI Shanghai Branch

  • State Bank of India’s Shanghai branch has become first Indian bank to link up with National Advance Payment System of China.
  • National Advance Payment System was launched in 2008 by People’s Bank of China provides real-time settlement services for all payments.
  • Chairperson of SBI: Rajnish Kumar || Headquarter: Mumbai || Founded: 1 July 1955.

Business News

1. New MD and CEO of Mindtree

  • Mindtree has named Debashis Chatterjee as its new Managing Director and CEO replacing Rostow Ravanan.
  • Mindtree Limited is an Indian multinational information technology and outsourcing company headquartered in Bangalore, India and New Jersey, USA. It is owned by Larsen & Toubro. Founded in 1999.

2. Controller General of Accounts

  • Girraj Prasad Gupta has been appointed as Controller General of Accounts, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance.
  • Controller General of Accounts is the apex Accounting Authority of the Central Government and exercises the powers of the President under Article 150 of the constitution for prescribing the forms of Accounts of the Union and State Governments on the advice of CAG.

3. Khanij Bidesh India limited

  • Khanij Bidesh India limited is a joint venture company of 3 Central Public Sector Enterprises.
  • 1. National Aluminium Company Limited
  • 2. Hindustan Copper Limited
  • 3. Mineral Exploration Company limited
  • Aim: To scout for strategic mineral assets like, lithium and cobalt.

Sports News

1. 2019 Thailand Open

  • Men’s Singles: Chinese Taipei’s Chou Tien-chen
  • Women’s Singles: China’s Chen Yufei
  • Men’s Doubles : India’s Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty
  • The 2019 Thailand Open, officially TOYOTA Thailand Open 2019 was a badminton tournament which took place at Indoor Stadium Huamark in Bangkok, Thailand.

2. Hungarian Grand Prix

  • Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes has won his seventh Hungarian Grand Prix defeating Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.
  • Lewis Hamilton MBE is a British racing driver who races in Formula One for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport.

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