Current Affairs for various competitive examinations
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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-Shah Mahmood Qureshi was appointed as Pakistan’s Foreign Minister on Saturday as Prime Minister Imran Khan approved a 20-member cabinet.
2-Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has commenced shooting for the 10th season of popular television quiz show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ (KBC).
3-Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has signed a new law that tightens controls over the internet.
4- Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan, has announced to nominate Arif Alvi as the party’s candidate for the office of the President of the country. Imran Khan is also chairman of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party(PTI).
5-Indian shooters Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar bagged the bronze medal in the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team event at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta.
6-19th August 2018 is World Photography Day.
7-Today i.e 19th August is also World Humanitarian Day (WHD). It is observed to recognize the work of humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes.
8-The Home Ministry has issued a directive stating that no ATM will be refilled with cash after 9 pm in cities, 6 pm in rural areas and 4 pm in Naxal-affected areas from 8th February 2019.
9- India women’s kabaddi team defeated Japan 43-12 to open their campaign at the 18th Asian Games in Group A in Jakarta.
10- India’s veteran Sushil Kumar faced defeat in the opening round to crash out of the men’s 74 kg category in the wrestling competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta.
11-Aadhaar-issuing body UIDAI (Unique Identity Authority of India) has announced phased roll-out of face recognition for carrying out Aadhaar authentication from September 15, 2018 as additional security layer.
12-United States (US) State Department has announced creation of Iran Action Group (IAG) to execute President Donald Trump administration’s Iran strategy and pressure country to change its behaviors.
13-China’s Sun Peiyuan won the first gold medal in wushu men’s changquan competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta.
14-Actor Adil Hussain, who has won the Best Actor award at the Amanda Award or the Norwegian National Awards has dedicated it to Goalpara in Assam. This award is the Scandinavian country’s top national film honor.
15-India’s first Commonwealth Games gold-winner in the javelin throw, Neeraj Chopra, led the 572- athlete-strong Indian contingent at the Asian Games’ opening ceremony. There are 36 sports in the event, which is scheduled to finish on September 2.
16- The ashes of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee were immersed by his foster daughter Namita in the Ganges in Haridwar on Sunday.
17-Afghanistan on Sunday marked the 99th anniversary of its independence.
18-The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has proposed to set up 5-member committee( Head of This Committee : Bhaskar Ramamurthy (Director of IIT-Madras) to suggest changes to JEE (Advanced) in the wake of an inadequate number of candidates qualifying entrance test this year.
19-American retail chain Walmart today announced it has completed the $16 billion deal to buy a 77% stake in e-commerce startup Flipkart.
20-The International Conference on Recent Advances in Food Processing Technology (iCRAFPT) is being held at Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IFPT), Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu. * The Theme of iCRAFPT 2018 is ‘Doubling farmers’ income through food processing’.
21-East Bengal on Sunday announced the signing of Nigerian striker Mohammed Gambo for the 2018-19 season.
22-Australia left-arm pacer Mitchell Johnson on Sunday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
23-The Election Commission of Bhutan has announced October 18 as the date for the third general elections.
24-Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu‘s hug to Pakistan Army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa in Islamabad was not a nice gesture, said Punjab CM Amarinder Singh.
25-Punjab, the first state in India to launch a mobile app ‘i-Hariyali’ to distribute 13 lakh saplings.
26-According to National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development’s (NABARD) All India Rural Financial Inclusion Survey 2016-17, Agriculture (farming) generates only 23% of rural income i.e. not even quarter of rural household incomes in India.
27- Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia won the gold medal in the 65kg category in the final of the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta. He defeated Japanese Daichi Takatani by 11-8.
28- India and Mauritius discussed maritime cooperation during a meeting between Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth on the sidelines of the 11th World Hindi Conference in Port Louis.
29-The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) under Ministry of Commerce and Industry has banned import of Petroleum coke (petcoke) for use as fuel.
30-Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has devalued the Bolivar (Venezuelan currency) by 95% ahead of the roll-out of a new bolivar tomorrow. * The new currency will be called the ‘Sovereign Bolivar’.
31- India is celebrating 2018 as National Year of Millets to promote cultivation of millets.
32-The Union Ministry of Agriculture has written to United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) proposing declaration of year 2019 as ‘International Year of Millets’
33-26th Committee on Agriculture (COAG) meeting, scheduled to be held in October 2018 in Rome (Italy).
34-Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit North Korea next month at the invitation of leader Kim Jong-un to attend the 70th Anniversary Celebrations of the nation’s founding.