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Current Affairs in Short: 27 August 2019

“Janaushadhi Sugam” will enable people to search Janaushadhi generic medicines and the stores at the tip of their fingers.

Aug 27, 2019 17:42 IST
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Govt launched mobile application “Janaushadhi Sugam” 
• “Janaushadhi Sugam” will enable people to search for Janaushadhi generic medicines and the stores at the tip of their fingers.
• This mobile application would have user-friendly options like- to locate nearby Janaushadhikendra, direction guidance for the location of the Janaushadhikendra through Google Map.
• The mobile application is available on both Android & iOS platforms. It can be downloaded free of cost by the user from the Google Play Store and Apple Store.

Taylor Swift the highest-paid woman singer: Forbes
• According to the Forbes report, singer Taylor Swift has been named the highest-paid woman in music with earnings of USD 185 million (over Rs 1,300 crore).
• Most of her earnings came from her Reputation Stadium Tour, which grossed USD 266 million as well as a new nine-figure deal with Universal's Republic Records.
• Beyonce is on the second position who reportedly raked in about USD 81 million (Rs. 579 Cr) in pre-tax earnings.

Paytm appoints Amit Nayyar as President
• Paytm has appointed former Goldman Sachs Executive Director and Co-COO for Investment Banking Amit Nayyar as President, who will be responsible for the financial services business.
• The IIM-Bangalore alumnus is expected to report to Paytm Founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma. 
• This comes days after the Noida-based fintech giant elevated its CFO and Senior Vice President Madhur Deora to the President role.

Ramesh Powar appointed India A's bowling coach
• Ramesh Powar has been appointed as the bowling coach of India A for the upcoming five-match one-day series and two four-day games against South Africa A.
• Earlier he was appointed as Indian women’s team head coach. His stint came to an end following the Women's T20 World Cup in West Indies.
• The five one-dayers between India A and South Africa A will be played on August 29, 31, September 2, 4 and 6.

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