One Liners Current Affairs- August 18, 2021

One Liners Current Affairs- August 18, 2021

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One Liners Current Affairs- August 18, 2021

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  • Dr. Shafiqur Rahman Barq, a Samajwadi Party MP from Sambhal, has been arrested for allegedly aiding the Taliban.
  • The Tamil Nadu rural local body elections are expected to be held on September 15 in the state’s nine new districts.
  • As the Taliban takes control Afghanistan, social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are in limbo.
  • Since Monday, at least 40 people have perished in Kabul airport shootings and stampedes.
  • The 60 or so Afghan students enrolled in different disciplines at Lucknow University (LU) are concerned about their families and future.
  • Qualcomm announces the world’s first 5G platform for drone development.
  • The Tamil Nadu government will adopt legislation to invalidate bogus land transactions.
  • ‘Indian Idol 12’ runner-up Sayli Kamble performs her first song for the Marathi film ‘Kolhapur Diaries.’

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  • Microsoft appoints ex-Uber executive Manik Gupta to lead its consumer applications division.
  • Telangana Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan’s mother, Krishna Kumari, died on Wednesday in Hyderabad following a short illness. She was 77 years old.
  • 5 African women flee a government-run care facility in K’taka
  • The Collegium approves nine candidates for appointment as Supreme Court justices, including three women on the list.
  • The Yogi Adityanath administration in Uttar Pradesh will host a three-day pottery and clay ware exhibition.
  • Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, a British Labour MP, claimed on Wednesday that the Sikh ruler’s court was controlled by Muslims, Hindus, Christians, and Sikhs.
  • The Uttar Pradesh government modified the Private Institutions Act of 2017, enabling private universities to establish a branch outside of their main campus.
  • The Banaras Hindu University (BHU) will launch a degree programme in Hinduism.

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  • Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and his family members offered prayers at the Tirupati temple on Tuesday.
  • Biyyapu Madhusudhan Reddy, a governing YSRCP legislator in Andhra Pradesh, has constructed a “temple” in honour of Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy at a cost of Rs 2 crore.
  • For the first time, the government’s geospatial data will be freely and readily accessible to individuals and organisations in the nation through three web apps.
  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US Vice President Joe Biden have pledged to collaborate on the Afghan crisis.
  • According to BJP national secretary CT Ravi, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant would be the BJP’s only candidate for the 2022 elections.
  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that his country has no intentions to recognise the Taliban as Afghanistan’s legitimate government.
  • According to National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, the Taliban assured the US that they would ensure safe passage for people to Kabul airport.

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  • Alok Sharma, the COP26 President-elect, is scheduled to meet with Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav.
  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov calls for an open discussion to help normalise the Afghan situation.
  • According to a report by global consulting company Kearney, India’s ‘value e-commerce’ industry may reach $40 billion by 2030.
  • Revenue Minister R. Ashoka said that Karnataka is considering installing a lightning alarm system and a cyclone warning system.
  • Janata Dal (S) supremo and former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda on Tuesday urged the Central government to react to the Afghan situation in a “humane” way.
  • According to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, there are lessons to be learnt from Afghanistan.
  • Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) will plan statewide festivities for the upcoming Sravana Pournami, Varalakshmi Vratam, and Krishnastami festivals.

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  • The first look at Pratik Gandhi in the forthcoming film ‘Dedh Bigha Zameen’ has been released.
  • The trailer for ‘Bhoot Police,’ starring Arjun, Jacqueline, and Yami, was released.
  • The Supreme Court has stayed criminal defamation proceedings against Aroon Purie, founder of the India Today organization.
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has eased HDFC Bank’s limitations, allowing the lender to issue new credit cards.
  • At its Academic Council meeting, Jawaharlal Nehru University approved the establishment of a medical school and a 500-bed super specialty hospital on the university campus.
  • Radhakishan Damani, the reclusive investor and billionaire who controls the retail company DMart, is now one of the world’s top 100 wealthiest individuals.
  • Actress Yami Gautam has added the surname of her filmmaker husband Aditya Dhar to all of her social media profiles.
  • Pakistan’s Taliban pledges allegiance to Kabul and threatens to smash Islamabad

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  • The Supreme Court issued an interim ruling enabling women to sit the National Defence Academy (NDA) entrance test, which was previously restricted to males only.
  • Google has unveiled the much-anticipated Pixel 5a 5G for the US and Japanese markets.
  • Scientists at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Bhopal have discovered how breast cancer cells multiply and spread.
  • A Delhi court has exonerated Congress MP Shashi Tharoor in the death of Sunanda Pushkar.
  • Under the newly established “e-Emergency X-Misc Visa,” the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) will prioritise the visa procedure for Afghan Hindus and Sikhs, and they will be processed swiftly so that they may enter India as soon as possible.
  • The Madras High Court has given a series of directives to the Central Government aimed at freeing the “caged parrot” or granting the Central Bureau of Investigation authority (CBI).
  • The 13th season of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati,’ hosted by superstar Amitabh Bachchan, will premiere on August 23, with several differences from the previous season.

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  • According to the Kenya Red Cross, 2.1 million Kenyans are suffering from severe food insecurity.
  • Dr. C.N. Ashwath Narayana, Karnataka’s Minister of Higher Education, said that the Karnataka government would prioritise the methodical execution of the National Education Policy-2020 (NEP-2020)
  • Godfather on the run Nithyananda is the 293rd pontiff of Madurai Aadheenam.
  • This Diwali, the Yogi Adityanath administration will light up 7.5 lakh ‘diyas’ on the Ghats of the Saryu River in Ayodhya.
  • Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin said that the government would introduce legislation to abolish the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for medical college admissions.
  • The Tamil Nadu government has formed a seven-member commission to investigate a hydrocarbon project.
  • Google-owned video streaming behemoth YouTube said on Wednesday that it is launching new methods to let users search and discover content on the site more simply.
  • Samsung introduces the Galaxy A03 in India at a low price.
  • Buyers of plaster of Paris (PoP) Ganesh idols will be punished and imprisoned, according to Goa’s Environment Minister Nilesh Cabral.

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  • Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shobha Karandlaje, who refers to farmers’ protests as a “brokers’ fight,” draws criticism.
  • According to the Central Government, a three-kilometer radius around all military facilities in Tamil Nadu has been declared as a ‘No Fly Zone.’
  • Raj Kundra’s arrest is postponed till August 25 in the porn case.
  • The Modi government is stealing money by raising LPG rates, according to Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
  • Mysuru University in Karnataka has promised Afghan students studying at Mysuru (Karnataka) that it would serve as a caretaker till things calm down in their country.
  • The Supreme Court released on its website the names of nine people, three of whom are women, whom it has nominated for appointment as justices to the highest court.
  • The Reserve Bank of India announces an open market purchase under the G-sec Acquisition Programme 2.0.

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  • The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has announced that Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and his family have been welcomed into the country on humanitarian grounds.
  • The Taliban accuses Facebook of’stifling free expression.’
  • The three-day ‘Dosha Nivarana’ celebration at Tirupati temple starts.
  • India and Vietnam conduct a marine exercise in the South China Sea.
  • The Haryana government has prohibited the usage of the term ‘Gorakh Dhanda.’
  • Spotify, the Swedish music streaming service, extends its ‘Music+Talk’ function in India.
  • Thomas Bach, head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), will return to Tokyo after causing controversy.
  • The Union Cabinet approved a revived oil palm mission on Wednesday, with a particular emphasis on the Northeast and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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  • Covid’s second wave has come to an end in Telangana, according to an official.
  • China seizes control of Pakistan’s China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
  • According to a recent research that analysed data from 19 trials involving almost 900 individuals, millets may lower the chance of getting cardiovascular disease.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) announced the discovery of counterfeit versions of Covishield, India’s main Covid vaccination.
  • According to a report, India leads the world in cyber assaults on the education sector.
  • The Jammu and Kashmir Police arrested six people, two of whom were in Pakistan, for allegedly securing MBBS seats in Pakistan at the request of separatist Hurriyat officials.
  • Bhikhubhai Dalsaniya has been appointed general secretary of the Bihar BJP.

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  • On the occasion of Mahesh Manjrekar’s birthday, Indian Idol 12 finals winner Pawandeep Rajan and other competitors had the opportunity to meet superstar Salman Khan at Mahesh Manjrekar’s home.
  • The Tripura High Court has refused to suspend the police investigation against Trinamool leaders.
  • Following President Bidhya Devi Bhandari’s proclamation of an Ordinance on Wednesday, Nepal’s first and fourth biggest parties in Parliament separated.
  • Software guru Adobe introduces new Photoshop capabilities for PC and iPad.
  • The Union Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was informed of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bangladesh on disaster management cooperation.
  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved a Rs 77.45 crore package for the resuscitation of the North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Limited (NERAMAC)
  • Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi named Dr. Ajoy Kumar as the state’s chief minister for Sikkim, Nagaland, and Tripura.

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  • Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has urged the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to repatriate Bengalis who have been trapped in Afghanistan.
  • Rajnath Singh, India’s Defence Minister, will inaugurate the fifth edition of the Defence Startup Challenge.
  • Gujarat’s International Financial Services Centre has piloted the International Bullion Exchange on its platform.
  • India recommends a multi-pronged strategy to prepare UN peacekeeping for 21st-century challenges.
  • According to the Broadband India Forum, satellite communication services would be critical to the development of 5G connectivity in India (BIF)
  • According to External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, India’s goal in Afghanistan is to return people securely.
  • The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) takes the lead in developing Ladakh’s green cover.
  • Sahil Khattar, an actor, gave his personal gym to Sahil Khattar.

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  • Since 2020, Assam Rifles soldiers have confiscated contraband worth Rs 1,603 crore.
  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Geological Survey of India (GSI) and Florida International University in the United States for geological collaboration.
  • M. Venkaiah Naidu, India’s Vice President, expresses concern over interruptions in Parliament and state legislatures.
  • The Telangana High Court orders the Telangana government to post all GOs on its official website.
  • Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin informed the Assembly that his administration would lobby the Centre to provide funding for the Coimbatore metro rail project.
  • Mohammad Zahir Agbar, Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Tajikistan, claims that President Ashraf Ghani “took $169 million with him” when he left Afghanistan.
  • Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that the government is concerned about petroleum product pricing.

One Liners Current Affairs

  • The Union Cabinet authorises a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the GARDP Foundation on Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Innovation, as well as the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) in Switzerland.
  • The Dr. Y.S. Parmar Institution of Horticulture and Forestry in Himachal Pradesh has provided assistance to Afghan students pursuing courses at the university.
  • The Supreme Court Collegium, led by Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana, has suggested that six more Karnataka High Court justices be appointed as permanent judges. He has also nominated six judicial officials and one member of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) as Telangana High Court judges.
  • Tata Motors introduced the electric version of its Tigor EV car on Wednesday.
  • Pawandeep Rajan, the winner of the music reality programme ‘Indian Idol 12’, will appear in a musical series directed by Raj Surani, together with the competition’s first runner-ups, Arunita Kanjilal and Shanmukha Priya.

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