Top GKToday’s News Headlines – 5 August 2019

Here are the top current affairs of 5 August 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • ISRO releases first set of earth pictures captured by Chandrayaan 2
  • DRDO successfully test-fires QRSAM (Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile) from Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur in Odisha

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • A law which allowed RBI to circulate Rs 1000 denomination notes to tide over the shortage of currency in the late 1990s scrapped

International Current Affairs

  • Franky Zapata of France successfully crosses the English Channel on a hoverboard for the first time

Sports Current Affairs

  • Vinesh Phogat wins gold in women’s 53kg category at the Poland Open wrestling tournament in Warsaw
  • Former English cricket commentator Anant Setalvad dies in Mumbai at the age of 84
  • Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton (UK) wins Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix at Budapest followed by Max Verstappen (Netherlands) of Red Bull and Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Ferrari in 2nd and 3rd places respectively
  • India (98/6 in 17.2 overs) beat West Indies (95/9 in 20) by four wickets in the first T20I at Lauderhill, USA, bowler Navdeep Saini (3/17) is Man of the Match in his debut match
  • Lifetime Achievement Award of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) presented to former Bengal captain Arun Lal in Kolkata
  • Satwiksairaj Rankireddy & Chirag Shetty: Men’s Doubles
  • Chou Tien-chen (Chinese Taipei): Men’s Singles
  • China’s Chen Yufei: Women’s Singles
  • Japan’s Shiho Tanaka & Koharu Yonemoto: Women’s Doubles
  • China’s Wang Yilü & Huang Dongping: Mixed Doubles

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