Current Affairs in Short: 08 August 2019
India-Bangladesh home minister-level talks held
• Union Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah and Home Minister of Bangladesh Asaduzzaman Khan hold home minister-level talks in New Delhi.
• Ministers expressed that countries are working closer than ever before in every sector, including security and border management.
• Amit Shah expressed India’s concern about the illicit movement of people across the border, with a view to finding a solution to this problem especially in North East India.
Indian born Bhasha Mukharjee crowned Miss England-2019
• Bhasha Mukherjee (23) is an Indian-origin doctor who was recently crowned Miss England-2019.
• She is fluent in five languages and with two different medical degrees; she scored an IQ of 146 and declared officially a genius by the jury.
• After winning this feat she will now represent England in the Miss World contest. According to the media reports, her family relocated to the UK when she was nine years old.
Saudi Arabia sacked doctors with Pakistani MS/MD degrees
• Pakistan’s MS/MD postgraduate programme is no more valid in UAS as the government has made Pakistani doctors no longer eligible to work in the country.
• It has left hundreds of highly qualified Pakistani doctors jobless. The Saudi health ministry said that Pakistan’s MS and MD programmes lacked structured training procedure.
• After Saudi Arabia’s decision, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain followed the same.
SpaceX launched Falcon 9 loaded with Israel’s AMOS-17
• Falcon 9 was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Israel’s satellite Amos-17 is set to replace Amos-5 satellite launched in 2011.
• This satellite has been built by Boeing and it will provide Ka, Ku and C-band signal transmissions. Also, it will expand Israeli communications satellite operator Spacecom’s coverage in Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
• Communication with Amos-5 was lost in 2015. New Satellite will help Israel to build better communication supplies.
Gabriel Jesus receives two-months international ban
• A footballer of Brazil’s team Gabriel Jesus has been banned from international football for two months for improper conduct in last month’s Copa America final.
• Jesus was dismissed in the 70th minute of Brazil’s title-clinching 3-1 victory over Peru at Rio’s Maracana stadium after referee Roberto Tobar showed him a second yellow card for a high tackle on Carlos Zambrano.
• The Brazilian Football Confederation was also fined 15,000 dollars for a disciplinary infraction, the details of which were not disclosed.