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-Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao said former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who died on Thursday, stood tall as a role model for the country and the world.
2-US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has condoled former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s death and praised his vision for famously characterizing US-India ties.
3-The Andhra Pradesh government signed a MoU with electronics company Holytech, to set up Holytech’ plant in 75 acres land in Tirupati and Chittoor districts.
4-Typhoon Rumbia made landfall in Shanghai bringing torrential rains and strong winds of up to 23 meters per second.
5- British director Steve McQueen will receive BAFTA’s John Schlesinger Britannia Award.
6- US-based business process services company Conduent has appointed Nikhil Nayab as Global Head of Blockchain.
7-Jil Janus, lead vocalist of rock band Huntress has committed suicide.
8-Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, Sri Lanka’s Acting Foreign Minister Lakshman Kiriella, Nepal’s Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali, Pakistan’s acting information minister Syed Zafar Ali and a senior minister from Afghanistan have arrived in New Delhi today to pay their last respects.
9- The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Emirates Cricket Board signed an agreement for the United Arab Emirates to host the Asia Cup in September.
10-All India Football Federation senior vice president Subrata Dutta was elected as a vice president of the newly formed South West Asian Football Federation (SWAFF) during its General Assembly in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
11-Pakistani Batsman Nasir Jamshed has been banned for 10 years by Pakistan Cricket Board’s Anti Corruption Tribunal for his involvement in the 2017 Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal.
12-Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away in New Delhi at AIIMS on Thursday at age 93, was cremated with full military honors at Rashtriya Smriti Sthal on Friday.
13-Digital payments major Paytm today announced it had acquired Bengaluru-based savings management startup, Balance Technology for an undisclosed amount.
14-The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has launched UPI 2.0, an upgraded version of the Unified Payments Interface (UPI).
15-Today i.e August 17 is Independence Day of Indonesia. On August 17, 1945, Indonesia declared its independence from the Netherlands.
16-The Indian government has extended e-visa facility for citizens of 165 countries at 25 airports and 5 seaports.
17-Jammu will be the 1st city in north India to get a full-fledged space technology research center devoted to research, academics and post-graduation degree course.
18- Punjab government started a ‘Tatkal Sewa‘ for property registration across the state.
19-The World Bank mandated Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) to issue world’s first blockchain-based bond.
20-According to International Monetary Fund (IMF), Macau in China would overtake oil-rich Qatar with the highest per-capita gross domestic product of any country or jurisdiction on earth, by 2020.
21-Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan was elected Pakistan’s 22nd Prime Minister by the country’s National Assembly.