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Current Affairs August 2018

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Current Affairs August 2018

Highlights of latest Current Affairs 2018
  • All India Institute of Ayurveda inks MoU with IIT Delhi to give scientific validation to Ayurveda... 
  • Government to create National Database of Arms Licenses system
  • NCPCR drafts fee regulations to check arbitrary increases in school fees...
  • UNEP partners with Google for monitoring impact of human activity on global ecosystem...
  • Economic Partnership Agreement: EU, Japan sign massive free trade deal... 
  • UN Secretary General sets up panel on digital cooperation to tackle cybersecurity threats
  • BrahMos Missile tested in extreme weather conditions
  • IIT-Madras unveils word’s first remotely operable LEAP microscope
  • IMF cuts India growth forecast for 2018 to 7.3%
  • Indian Army to resume trials of M777 Howitzer artillery gun
  • President gives assent to Assam Witch Hunting (Prohibition, Prevention and Protection) Bill, 2015 
  • BEL inks MoU with Swedish firm Saab for marketing air-surveillance radar
  • Haryana Government launches Paudhagiri Campaign for planting of saplings
  • ISRO successfully conducts ground test of high thrust version of Vikas Engine
  • India becomes Vice Chair of the Asia Pacific Region of World Customs Organisation
  • UN for first time finalizes Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.
  • Carnatic vocalist Aruna Sairam selected for 2018 Sangita Kalanidhi award
  • President nominates four members to Rajya Sabha

Current Affairs August 2018

Latest GK Question & Answer

Q1. Which State published the first draft of the National Register of Citizens(NRC)

1.    Arunachal
2.    Assam
3.    Meghalaya
4.    Tripura

Answer: Assam

Q2. Recently, which country became 69th member of London-based multilateral lender, "European Bank for Reconstruction and Development?

1.    Cuba
2.    India       
3.    Bahrain   
4.    Argentina

Answer: India

Q3. Which one is the second State in North East after Sikkim to declared as the Open Defecation Free State

1.    Tripura
2.    Manipur
3.    Mizoram
4.    Arunachal Pradesh

Answer: Arunachal Pradesh


Q4. This country becomes vice chair of Asia Pacific Region of World Customs Organisation.
1.    North Korea
2.    Indonesia
3.    Japan
4.    India

Answer: India

Q5. India ranks __________ in the 2018 Global Real Estate Transparency Index (GRETI).

1.    35th
2.    40th
3.    55th
4.    29th

Answer: 35th

Q6. Who wins the Australian Open Women's Single title in 2018

1.    Angelique Kerber
2.    Simona Halep
3.    Caroline Wozniacki
4.    Garbiñe Muguruza

Answer: Caroline Wozniacki

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Q7. Which Actor wins the Best Actor Award in the 2018 Filmfare Awards

1.    Aamir Khan
2.    Irrfan Khan
3.    Akshay Kumar
4.    Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Answer: Irrfan Khan

Q8. Who was the last Prime Minister of India before Narendra Modi to attend Davos World Economic Forum

1.    Manmohan Singh
2.    P. V. Narasimha Rao
3.    IK. Gujral
4.    H. D. Deve Gowda

Answer: H. D. Deve Gowda

Q9. Which country wins the Under-19 World Cup Cricket 2018

1.    India
2.    New Zealand
3.    Australia
4.    Pakistan

Answer: India

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Q10. Which state is at the bottom in the list of "Healthy States, Progressive India" published by Niti Aayog in the month of February, 2018

1.    Assam
2.    Bihar
3.    West Bengal
4.    Uttar Pradesh

Answer: Uttar Pradesh

Q11. How many agreements have been signed between India and China on the sidelines of the summit, recetly?

1.    4
2.    2
3.    5
4.    3

Answer: 2

Q12. This country set to launch $240 million retaliatory tariffs on US imports.

1.    Indonesia
2.    Afghanistan
3.    India
4.    Nepal

Answer: India

Current Highlights: Political Current Affairs

Q13. India rank __________ in the Global Environment Performance Index 2018.

1.    155
2.    148
3.    132
4.    177

Answer: 177

Q14. India and __________ agreed to hold comprehensive talks to address trade and economic issues.

1.    US
2.    Iraq
3.    Germany
4.    Norway

Answer: US

Q15. How many Wi-Fi Choupals are launched by the Govt in Villages and Delivery of Rail Tickets through Common Service Centres?

1.    5000
2.    3000
3.    4000
4.    2000

Answer: 5000

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National Current Affairs
  • Union Government notifies amendments to Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989
  • Draft new law on mob lynching: Supreme Court to Parliament
  • High level Inter ministerial meeting held to deliberate on issues of pollution affecting Taj Mahal
  • Government constitutes 10-member committee to review offences under Companies Act, 201
  • Supreme Court takes note of poor facilities in jails, asks Attorney General to assist
  • Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation launches Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018
  • Once criminality under section 377 goes, discrimination against LGBTQ will go: SC
  • Telecom Commission of India approves Net Neutrality
  • Indian Railways launches its first consolidated Bridge Management System
  • Government launches ‘Technology Challenge’ to eliminate human entry into sewers

Current Affairs August 2018

Banking Current Affairs
  • Cabinet approves extension of Scheme of Recapitalization of Regional Rural Banks... 
  • Banks Board Bureau recommends elevation of 15 executive directors as MD PSU bank... 
  • Banking Current Affairs 2018 RBI proposes Board of Management for urban co-operative banks... 
  • Liberalised Remittance Scheme: RBI alters definition of relative to check outward remittances ... 
  • Banks Board Bureau recommends 22 GMs for elevation as executive directors at PSU banks... 
  • Public Credit Registry: New Information Repository to be set up by RBI... 
  • RBI’s Monetary Policy Review: RBI Hikes Repo Rate to 6.25%... 
  • Financial Literacy Week starts with theme ‘Customer Protection’... 
  • RBI tweaks norms for setting up of IFSC Banking Units... 
  • RBI puts Dena Bank under prompt corrective action... 
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Science And Technology Current Affairs
  • IIT-Madras unveils word’s first remotely operable LEAP microscope
  • Century’s longest total lunar eclipse of 1 hour 43 minutes to occur on July 27-28
  • Scientists perform world’s first 3D, colour X-ray on human body
  • Wings: BSNL launches India’s first internet telephony service
  • ISRO conducts first test of crew escape module for India’s manned mision to space
  • BSNL unveils internet telephony service Wings
  • Integral Coach Factory launches first stainless steel bodied MEMU
  • Government bans oxytocin hormone to curb misuse
  • Jaitapur nuclear plant: France’s EDF and GE sign deal to build 6 nuclear reactors
  • RemoveDEBRIS: First satellite to demonstrate technology to clean up space junk deployed

Sports Current Affairs
  • France wins 2018 FIFA World Cup Football title
  • Tennis: Winners of 2018 Wimbledon Championships
  • Entire Men’s Hockey team included in Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS)
  • Dipa Karmakar: First Indian to win gold in Gymnastics World Challenge Cup
  • Mt Ojos del Salado: Satyarup Siddhanta becomes second Indian to climb world’s highest volcano
  • India’s Sunil Chhetri becomes joint second highest international goal scorer
  • BCCI and UN Environment sign agreement to promote Green Cricket in India
  • India’s first National Sports University in Manipur: Union Cabinet approves ordinance
  • Make BCCI public body and bring under RTI: Law Commission
  • Australia wins 2018 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

Current Affairs August 2018

Environment Current Affairs
  • UNEP partners with Google for monitoring impact of human activity on global ecosystem
  • Nilgiri tahr: Climate change threatening 60% of its habitat
  • Alternative cereals can save water: Study
  • Uttarakhand HC declares entire animal kingdom as legal entities
  • NBWL adds 4 species in Recovery Programme for Critically Endangered Species 
  • Global Environment Facility (GEF): India increases grant from $12 million to $15 million
  • Aldabra Giant Tortoise: Seychelles gifts two giant tortoise to India
  • Punjab government launches ‘i-Hariyali’ app’ to increase state’s green cover
  • India’s E-waste Generation: Key Facts from ASSOCHAM-NEC Study
  • Taj Declaration to Beat Plastic Pollution adopted in Agra
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