Latest Current Affairs of August 2019

The 15th century Hindu mystic and saint on whom world's first museum was inaugurated in Kolkata by Chief Minister Mamta BanerjeeShri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
The award which has been conferred on Wg Cdr Abhinandan Varthaman for his role in aerial combat with Pakistani intruder jetsVir Chakra
The patriotic song sung by Javed Ali, penned by lyricist Shrivastav, composed by Dushyant and released by Doordarshan is named Watan
The team which has won the 2019 Ultimate Table Tennis League defeating Dabang Delhi in the finals in New DelhiChennai Lions
The veteran Bollywood film producer and director known for his movies like Asha, Apnapan, Aaya Sawan Jhoom Ke, Akhir Kyon who passed away on 07 August 2019J. Om Prakash
The theme of World Biofuel Day to be observed on 10 August 2019Production of Biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil
The well-known writer of books like Beloved, Song of Solomon, The Bluest Eye etc and winner of Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993 who passed away on 05 August 2019 Toni Morrison
The city chosen to be the main venue for National Handloom Day 2019 to be observed on 07 August 2019Bhubaneshwar
The rank of India in the Global GDP rankings released by World Bank for 2018 Seventh
The States in which One Nation One Card scheme has been launched on a pilot basis by the Union GovernmentTelangana, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra
The former Indian cricketer who has been awarded the Bharat Gaurav award by East Bengal football clubKapil Dev

Sushma Swaraj

14 February 1952 to 06 August 2019

Minister of External Affairs from 2014 to 2019. She was the first woman to independently hold the charge. Mrs. Indira Gandhi held the charge additionally to her Prime Ministership.

Chief Minister of Delhi from Oct to Dec 1998

Awarded the Best Parliamentarian Award twice in 2008 and 2010.

New Governors

Shri Jagdeep Dhankar: West Bengal

Shri RN Ravi: Nagaland

Lead the Competition Latest Video

Ramon Magsaysay Awards 2019

PersonNationalityAward for
Raymundo Pujante CayabyabPhilippinesNurturing the gift and unifying power of music.
Jong-ki KimSouth KoreaStemming the destructive tide of youth violence.
Ravish KumarIndiaHarnessing journalism to give voice to the voiceless.
Angkhana NeelapaijitThailandChampioning justice, case after painful case
Ko Swe WinMyanmarBuilding the quality and force of media's truth-telling.

Important Days of August

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples: 09 August 2019

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First observed: 1995

Theme: Indigenous Languages

International Youth Day: 12 August 2019

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First observed: 2000

Theme: Transforming Education

World Elephant Day: 12 August 2019

Designated by: Patricia Sims and Elephant Reintroduction Programme of Thailand

First observed: 2012

66th National Film Awards 2018

#Name of the AwardName of the FilmAwardees
1.Best Feature FilmHellaro (Gujarati)Director: Abhishek Shah
2.Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a DirectorNaal (Marathi)Director: Sudhakar Reddy Yakkanti
3.Best Popular FilmBadhaai Ho (Hindi)Director: Amit Sharma
4.Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National IntegrationOndalla Eradalla (Kannada)Director: D Satya Prakash
5.Best Film on Social IssuesPadman (Hindi)Director: R Balki
6.Best Film on Environment Conservation/PreservationPaani (Marathi)Director: Addinath Kothare
7.Best Children's FilmSarkari Hiriya Prathamika Shale Kasargodu (Kannada)Director: Rishab Shetty
8.Best Hindi FilmAndhadhunDirector: Sriram Raghavan
9.Best DirectionUri, the Surgical Strike (Hindi)Director: Aditya Dhar
10.Best ActorAyushmann Khurrana for Andhadun and Vicky Kaushal for Uri
11.Best ActressKeerthy for Mahanati (Telugu)
12.Best Supporting ActorSwanand Kirkire for Chumbak (Marathi)
13.Best Supporting ActressSurekha Sikri for Badhaai Ho (Hindi)
14.Best Male Playback SingerArijit Singh for the song “Binte Dil Misriya mein" (Padmaavat)
15.Best Female Playback SingerBindhu Malini for the song “Maayavi Manave” Nathicharami (Kannada)
16.Best Book on CinemaMouna Prathanapole (Malayalam)Author: S Jayachandran Nair
17.Most Film Friendly StateUttarakhand-

This is only a selective list of awards. For complete awards please visit Govt of India website

Books in News

Listening, Learning and Leading - Shri Venkaiah Naidu

Sridevi: Girl, Woman, Superstar - Satyarth Nayak