Current Affairs – August 25 , 2019

Current Affairs – August 25 , 2019


7 New Species of Insects Discovered

  • Zoological Survey of India have discovered 7 species of water treaders, semi­aquatic insects that can walk or run on the surface of water.
  • The newly species belong to the genus Mesovelia whose size ranges from 1.5 mm to 4.5 mm.
  • They are found on freshwater bodies such as ponds, lakes, pools, streams, rocks with moss and sometimes on estuaries.
  • The females of Mesovelia are larger than males and dig several holes on plants and insert eggs in plant tissues
  • There are 12 species of ge­nus Mesovelia found in the country.


Mesovelia AndamanaAndaman Islands
M. Bispinosa and M. IsiasiMeghalaya
M. Occulta and M. Tenuia


Tamil Nadu
M. brevia and M. dilatataMeghalaya and Tamil Nadu


Prime Minister official launched RuPay in UAE

The UAE the first country in West Asia to initiate the Indian indigenous system of electronic payment.

Already, launched the RuPay card in Singapore and Bhutan.

About RuPay card

  • RuPay card scheme was launched in 2012 to fulfil the Reserve Bank of India’s vision
  • To have a domestic, open and multilateral system of payments.
  • RuPay is a highly secure network that protects against cyber hacks and is India’s version of Master Card and Visa.
  • RuPay facilitates electronic payment at all Indian banks and financial institutions.

Prime Minister visit to Bahrain

  • It is the first visit of an Indian Prime Minister to Bahrain.
  • To hold extensive talks with the King of Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.
  • Beginning of the re-development of the temple of Shreenathji, the oldest in the Gulf region.

World Badminton Championships 2019

  • World Badminton Championships 2019 held from 19 to 25 August at St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland.
  • PV Sindhu won the Gold Medal for women’s singles badminton.


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