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Top 5 Current Affairs: 27 August 2019

Sumit Nagal has become the first-ever Indian tennis player to win a set against tennis giant Roger Federer.

Aug 27, 2019 17:52 IST
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Feroz Shah Kotla to be renamed as Arun Jaitley Stadium

Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi will be renamed as Arun Jaitley Stadium in the memory of former DDCA President. The decision was announced by the DDCA (Delhi and District Cricket Association) on August 27, 2019.

G7 Summit 2019: 8 key takeaways

US President Donald Trump pressed the G7 group to reinstate Russia as a permanent member of the grouping, saying it would be better to have Russia inside the group than outside. However, no consensus was reached on whether or not to invite Russia to the next year’s G7 summit in the United States. 

Sumit Nagal becomes first Indian to beat Roger Federer in a set

Sumit Nagal has become the first-ever Indian tennis player to win a set against tennis giant Roger Federer. The Indian achieved this feat on August 26, 2019 during his first-round match against Federer in the ongoing US Open.

Brazil rejects G7 aid to fight Amazon rainforest fire, says "reforest Europe"

Brazil has rejected the $22 million aid pledged by the G7 nations to fight the Amazon rainforest fire. Brazil's Chief of staff to President, Onyx Lorenzoni said, "We appreciate the offer but maybe those resources are more relevant to reforest Europe." The G7 had decided to send a fire-fighting aircraft to fight the fire at Amazon rainforest, which is the world’s biggest rainforest.

RBI accepts Bimal Jalan Committee recommendations, approves Rs. 1.76 lakh crore to Govt

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to transfer a sum of Rs. 1,76,051 crore to the Government of India as per the recommendations made by Bimal Jalan Committee. The surplus money includes a sum of Rs. 1,23,414 crore for the year 2018-19 and Rs. 52,637 crore of excess provisions identified as per the revised Economic Capital Framework (ECF) adopted at the meeting of the Central Board.

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