Top 5 Current Affairs: 26 August 2019
The Supreme Court has dismissed P Chidambaram's plea challenging the Delhi High Court's order denying him anticipatory bail and called it "invalid".
PM Modi in G7 summit: PM Modi during his bilateral meeting with US President Donald Trump reiterated that all issues between India and Pakistan are bilateral in nature and that is why India does not bother any other country regarding them. PM Modi stated that India and Pakistan were together before 1947 and he is confident that the two nations could discuss and solve their problems together.
Mother Teresa Birth Anniversary: Mother Teresa’s 109th birth anniversary was commemorated across the world on August 26, 2019. Mother Teresa was born on August 26, 1910. Mother Teresa came to India in 1929 and worked for the welfare of the poorest of the poor as well as the homeless, orphan children and people dying from terminal illness such as HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis.
The Supreme Court has dismissed P Chidambaram's plea challenging the Delhi High Court's order denying him anticipatory bail and called it "invalid". The apex court bench headed by Justice R Banumathi refused to hear Chidambaram's plea against his arrest by the CBI and said that "as far as the CBI is concerned, it (the plea) has been rendered infructuous." The Supreme Court further stated that the former finance Minister is at the liberty to move regular bail before the concerned court, which will decide it without getting influenced by any observation of any other court.
Women's Equality Day is observed every year on August 26 to celebrate the passage of the 19th Amendment in the United States of America that provides voting rights to the women. This amendment was first introduced in 1878. Later, the US Congress designated August 26 as Women’s Equality Day.
P.V Sindhu became the first Indian player to win the historic Badminton World Championship (BWF)gold by crushing Nozomi Okuhara in a dominating one-sided final on Sunday. In the titan clash, she won the gold with 21-7, 21-7 that lasted only 38 minutes.