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Current Affairs is a type of broadcast journalism where the emphasis is on detailed analysis and discussion of news stories that have recently occurred or ongoing at the time of broadcast. The article Current Affairs 6 August 2019 includes News summary on current events of International, National, Education, Banking, Sports, Awards, Appointments, and Obituary importance of 6 August 2019.

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EU officials - No basis for further UK Brexit talks

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  • The EU has said there is no basis for any further Brexit talks while the UK continues to insist on making changes to Theresa May's withdrawal agreement.

  • EU negotiators told European diplomats changes suggested by the new UK government, such as scrapping the Irish border backstop, were unacceptable.

  • But Downing Street is rejecting claims it wanted talks to fail to allow a no-deal Brexit to be pushed through.
Trump imposes total U.S. freeze on Venezuelan government assets

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Key Highlights
  • U.S. President Donald Trump imposed a freeze on all Venezuelan government assets in the United States on August 5, sharply escalating a diplomatic and sanctions drive aimed at removing socialist President Nicolas Maduro from power.

  • The executive order signed by Mr.Trump goes well beyond the sanctions imposed in recent months against Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA and the country's financial sector, as well as measures against dozens of Venezuelan officials.
Japan urged to sign UN nuke ban on Hiroshima anniversary

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Key Highlights
  • The mayor of Hiroshima urged Japan to sign a landmark UN treaty banning nuclear weapons as the city, on August 6, marked 74 years since being targeted in the world's first atomic attack.

  • Prime Minister Shinzo Abe led commemorations at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima as residents offered silent prayers, lit candles, and placed wreaths to remember those killed in the August 6, 1945 bombing.
Anger also simmered, including toward President Donald Trump

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  • The Texas border city jolted by a weekend massacre at a Walmart absorbed still more grief on August 5 as the death toll climbed to 22 and fear lingered in El Paso, where the shooting rampage claimed more lives than the number of murders here just two years ago.

  • Anger also simmered, including toward President Donald Trump, who on August 5 addressed the nation for the first time since the attack in Texas and another in Ohio that killed 31 people in all and wounded dozens more. The possibility that Mr. Trump would come to El Paso in the wake of the tragedy unnerved some residents who said his divisive words are partly to blame.

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Gogoi-led Bench to hear Ayodhya case from today

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  • A Constitution Bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi will commence hearing on Ayodhya appeals from August 6 on a day-to-day basis.

  • The Bench decided to hear the appeals after it declared that the efforts to mediate a final settlement between rival Hindu and Muslim parties in the Ayodhya title dispute cases have failed.

  • The Bench said the appeals of Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla, the Hindu deity, would be heard first.
Always on the cards, but Donald Trump supplied a quick trigger

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Key Highlights
  • Home Minister had been determined to change the status quo in the State, but U.S. President’s statement added a certain urgency to the matter.

  • The Union government’s moves to extend all provisions of the Indian Constitution to Jammu and Kashmir, stripping away certain special privileges of the State and reorganising it into two Union Territories, were dictated by domestic and international situations.
72% voter turnout in Vellore Lok Sabha election

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Key Highlights
  • After a high voltage campaign between the traditional rivals, ruling AIADMK and the principal opposition DMK, as well as the Tamil nationalist party, Naam Tamilar Katchi (NTK), Vellore Lok Sabha constituency recorded 62.94% polling.

  • Tamil Nadu Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahu said the polling in the constituency, held amid tight security, was peaceful and 62.94% was recorded by 5 pm.

  • Both the AIADMK and the DMK are locking horns, with the former making a determined attempt to stop the latter’s juggernaut rolling further.

  • While the AIADMK had fielded education baron, AC Shanmugham, the DMK has fielded a greenhorn, Kathir Anand, son of party local strap and former minister Durai Murugan.
Amit Shah moves the resolution to revoke Article 370

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Key Highlights
  • A day after the Union Government scrapped Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and moved a bill to bifurcate the state into two union territories- Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh- home minister Amit Shah will move the resolution in Lok Sabha.

  • Amit Shah will also table the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill for consideration and passing in the Lok Sabha. The bill was passed in the Upper House through a voice note in Rajya Sabha.

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MP Board 10th supplementary result 2019 declared, here’s the direct link to download HSC scorecard

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  • Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE) has declared the results of Class 10th supplementary exam that was conducted in the month of July.

  • Candidates can check their HSC results on the official website or click on the direct link mentioned below to download the result easily.

  • MP Board had conducted its 10th supplementary exam between July 4 and 12, 2019 of which the result has been declared on August 5, 2019.
Apply for 10,066 vacancies of Dak Sevaks, here are the details

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  • Candidates should have passed class 10th matric exam or its equivalent with passing marks in Maths and English as compulsory or elective subjects.

  • The candidate should have studied the local language at least up to 10th standard [as compulsory or elective subjects] as declared by the State Government.

  • The candidates for all approved categories of GDS referred to in (i) above will be required to furnish Basic Computer Training Course Certificate of at least 60 days duration from any Computer Training Institute.

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Indian Bank Q1 net profit jumps 74.55 per cent

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  • Indian Bank posted a 74.55 per cent jump in its net profits for the April-June quarter. According to a top official, it recorded a net profit of Rs 365.37 crore.</li.
  • The city-based bank recorded net profits at Rs 209.31 crore during the corresponding quarter the previous year. For the year ending March 31, 2019 the net profits were at Rs 321.95 crore.

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Lyon takes six wickets to help Australia beat England

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  • England, set a daunting 398 for victory, lost four wickets for 12 runs either side of lunch on the last day as they collapsed to 97-7.

  • Nathan Lyon took six wickets as Australia thrashed England by 251 runs at their Edgbaston ‘fortress’ to win the first Ashes Test.

  • >England set a daunting 398 for victory, lost four wickets for 12 runs either side of lunch on the last day as they collapsed to 97-7.

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Ravichandran Ashwin is July's PCA Player of the Month

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  • India offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been rewarded for his brief but excellent stint in County Championship after being chosen as the Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA) Player of the month for July.

  • Ashwin, 32, signed with Nottinghamshire for six County Championship matches as practice for India’s World Test Championship fixture against West Indies that gets underway later this month. In three matches, he took 23 wickets at 19.91 and scored 197 runs at 39.40.

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Guruprasad Mohapatra takes charge as DPIIT secretary

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  • An Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of 1986 batch, Guruprasad Mohapatra, assumed charge as the secretary of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).

  • Prior to taking over as the secretary of DPIIT, he served as the chairman of the Airports Authority of India (AAI), an official statement said.

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Veteran Gujarati journalist Kanti Bhatt passed away in Mumbai

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  • Veteran Gujarati journalist, author and columnist Kanti Bhatt, aged 88, passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra after a long illness.

  • Born on July 15, 1931 in Sachra village in erstwhile Bhavnagar state of Gujarat, he had joined journalism in 1966 in Mumbai.

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