Current Affairs for various competitive examinations
Welcome to the Current Affairs section.
These are written mainly for aspirants of Banking, SSC, IBPS, or competitive exams like UPSC, APPSC, TSPSC, TNPSC, IAS, RRB State Level Public Service Commission, and other exams. Current Affairs bits help in the last minute preparation for various exams. Current Affairs One-Liners help a lot. Watch below some of Current Affairs- One-Liners
1-Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan will take over as Prime Minister on August 18. Indian cricket legends Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and Navjot Sidhu have been invited for the swearing-in ceremony.
2- UPA Chairperson and Congress leader Sonia Gandhi led her party MPs in their protest against the Narendra Modi government on the controversial Rafale deal, and demanded a JPC probe into it.
3-The Indian Air Force (IAF) had deployed five An-32 transport aircraft, two Mi-17 V5 helicopters and an Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) for rescue and relief operations in the rain-devastated parts of Kerala.
4- Lok Sabha, which was adjourned sine die on Friday i.e on August 9, passed 21 Bills in its 17 sittings during the monsoon session.
5-NASA is all set to launch its historic small car-size probe to ‘touch the Sun’ from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
6-Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik said that Article 35A is directly related to the right to self-determination of the people in Kashmir.
7- The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) became the first Twenty20 League to collaborate with tech giants Twitter for live streaming of all matches of the 2018 season in 54 countries.
8-Peru has exported avocados worth over $70,000 to India, which is about 11 percent of the fruit’s total export.
9- India’s envoy to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria gifted a cricket bat to Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan.
10- The Delhi Cabinet approved the much-awaited project of installing CCTV cameras across the national capital.
11-Asian javelin throw champion Neeraj Chopra will be India’s flag bearer in the opening ceremony of the upcoming 18th Asian Games, scheduled to be held in Indonesia from August 18. Note: Host Cities: Jakarta and Palembang (Indonesia) [for the 1st time Asian Games are being co-hosted in two cities] * Motto: Energy of Asia * Participating Nations: 45
12- President Ramnath Kovind on Friday inaugurated the ‘One District One Product (ODOP)’ summit in the Lucknow.
13-Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India expects to save up to Rs 12,000 crore in foreign exchange over the next four years through blending ethanol in petrol.
14-The Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama regretted blaming former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru for the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947.
15-The Rajasthan government will change the names of four more villages after three Hindu-dominated villages were earlier renamed.
16-The India U-20 football team returned to India after scripting a memorable 2-1 victory over Argentina Under-20 in the COTIF Cup in Spain.
17-SPARC- Scheme for promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration: COPD- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
18-ATS- Anti-Terrorism Squad; HJS- Hindu Janjagran Samiti
19-About 40,000 people visited IKEA’s first India store on an opening day in Hyderabad.
20-10th August is World Biofuel Day. This day is observed every year on 10th August to create awareness about the importance of non-fossil fuels as an alternative to conventional fossil fuels.
Note: The Government approved the National Policy on Biofuels-2018 in June 2018.
21-India and Myanmar executed the landmark Land Border Crossing Agreement.
22-Santali has become the 1st Indian tribal language to get a Wikipedia edition in its own script after the Santali Wikipedia went live today. Note: Santali is written in Ol Chiki script and spoken by 6.4 million people in India.
23-SWAYAM- Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds. It will provide one integrated platform and portal for online courses.
24-Japanese humanoid roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro has unveiled an android robot called ‘Ibuki’. It is modeled on a 10-year-old child.
25-Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)is signed between India and Indonesia on Health Cooperation and Scientific and Technological Cooperation.
26-The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has on Friday, today, released a Book titled ‘Bebak Baat’ authored by Vijay Goel (Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Statistics & Programme Implementation).
27-United India Insurance Company Ltd (UIIC) has appointed S Gopakumar as its Director and General Manager with immediate effect.
28-The government has reappointed Ram Sewak Sharma as the Chairman of telecom regulator TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India). Note: He will be in the position for 2 more years (till September 2020) when he turns 65.
29-The 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranks 180 countries on 24 performance indicators. Important Points- * Switzerland leads with a score of 87.4 * China and India rank 120th and 177th respectively. * Top 5 in Environmental Performance Index (EPI) 2018 are Switzerland, France, Denmark, Malta, and Sweden (80.51)