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Top 5 Current Affairs: 12 August 2019

PM Modi with Bear Grylls will be seen venturing into the wilderness of Jim Corbett National Park in Man vs Wild show at 9 pm today.

Aug 12, 2019 17:41 IST
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Top 5 Current Affairs

Rising Gold Prices: What are the reasons?

The gold prices in India hit a new high in August 2019 with 10 grams of 24-carat gold costing Rs 38,465.00 in New Delhi on Saturday. This marks a sharp increase of nearly 25 percent from Rs 30,560 in 2018. The gold prices have seen a sharp rise with the turn of the new year, with the price of 10 grams of gold going up to Rs 32,905 at the beginning of the year to Rs 35,000 in February 2019. 

Vikram Sarabhai: Honoured by Google Doodle, Know everything about him

Google has paid its tribute to the founder of ISRO Vikram Sarabhai by a Google Doodle. Google is celebrating the 100th birth anniversary of award-winning Indian physicist, industrialist, and innovator Vikram Sarabhai. Dr. Vikram Sarabhai is also known as the father of Indian space programme as he established the Indian National Committee for Space Research which was later renamed as ISRO. Sarabhai’s Google Doodle has been illustrated by Mumbai-based guest artist Pavan Rajurkar.

Jio GigaFiber: Prices start at Rs 700 per month, know all plans and rentals

RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani announced at the 42nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) that Jio GigaFiber broadband will be started giving its services from September 5, 2019. According to the Mukesh Ambani, Jio Fiber services will start on September 5 and the base package is priced at Rs. 700 and offers 100Mbps speed.

Saudi Aramco to acquire 20 percent stake in Reliance oil to chemical business

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani announced on August 12 that Saudi Aramco would be acquiring 20 percent stake in RIL’s oil refinery and chemical business at a value of $75 billion or over 5.3 lakh crore. The RIL-Saudi Aramco deal would be one of India’s largest foreign direct investment deals to date. Under the deal, Saudi Aramco will buy 20 percent stake in a proposed special purpose vehicle (SPV) housing RIL’s twin refineries as well as its petrochemical complex.

PM Modi in Man vs Wild: PM Modi Man vs Wild episode with Bear Grylls to air today at 9 pm

PM Modi with Bear Grylls will be seen venturing into the wilderness of Jim Corbett National Park in Man vs Wild show at 9 pm today. The PM Modi Man vs Wild episode will be broadcasted across the world in a special telecast on Discovery network. Man vs Wild is a survival television series hosted by ace adventurer Bear Grylls.