Current Affairs for various competitive examinations

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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-NRC– National Register of Citizens;  MMT: Million metric tons


2- The Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) arrested Neeraj Singhal, former Promoter and Managing Director of Bhushan Steel Limited (BSL).


3-Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi told the Rajya Sabha that more than 31 lakh pregnant women and lactating mothers have benefited under the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY).


4-9th August is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. It is observed every year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population.

Note- Theme of International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples2018:: ‘Indigenous peoples’ migration and movement’.


5-The Union Cabinet gave its approval for the joint issue of postage stamps between India and South Africa on the theme of 20 years of strategic partnership between the two countries.


6-The Railway Board has decided to have Multi Purpose Stalls (MPS) at stations that could soon stock generic low-cost medicines.


7-The government said that the Indian Railways spent Rs 3,256 crore this year against the Rs 20,000 crore from the Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh (RRSK) and Rs 16,091 crore last year.


8-The government has issued an advisory to states to accept all such documents of driving licence and vehicle registration in electronic form if presented through its DigiLocker or mParivahan platform.


9-Trains will soon have captains to ensure that rail passengers have an enjoyable journey, the government said.


10-General Officer Commanding In chief (GoC-in-C), Northern Command is Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh.


11-National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh won the election for Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman on Thursday defeating Opposition nominee B.K. Hariprasad.


12-Congress MPs in the Rajya Sabha staged a sit-in near the Chairman’s podium demanding a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the Rafale fighter jet deal finalized by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with France.


13- The Lok Sabha has passed a bill that proposes to amend the Representation of the People Act, 1951 to enable NRIs to appoint a proxy to cast vote.


14-Justice Rajendra Menon took oath as the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court.


15-Members of the Rajya Sabha welcomed Union Minister Arun Jaitley who came to the upper House for the first time after the kidney transplant.


16-Argentinian lawmakers voted against a bill to Legalise elective Abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.
Note: Argentina presently allows abortion only in cases of rape or risks to a woman’s health.


17-The CCEA has approved the release of pulses to the states and Union Territories at the discounted rate of Rs 15 per kg to be utilized for various welfare schemes.


18-The National Sports University Bill, 2018, was passed by Parliament, after a nod from the Rajya Sabha.


19- ICAI– Institute of Chartered Accountants of India; CPAC– Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada


20-Actress Manisha Koirala has penned her first book titled ‘The Book of Untold Stories’.


21- The Union Cabinet approved the creation of two Joint Secretary-level posts in the Interpreters’ cadre of the Ministry of External Affairs.


22-ICRC– International Committee for the Red Cross; GSPA– Gas Sale and Purchase Agreement


23-The Union Cabinet has approved four additional National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) battalions.


24-Kranti Diwas (Quit India Day) is observed on August 9. This day observes the 76th anniversary of the Quit India movement.
Note: ‘Quit India’ slogan was coined by socialist Congress leader and then mayor of Bombay, ‘Yusuf Meherally’.


25-The Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh clarified that only Indian citizens can seek information under RTI. It also announced that Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) cannot file RTI (Right to Information) pleas.


26-Bengaluru is going to launch a campaign to make people aware about the National Anthem. The campaign will be led by Justice Santosh Hegde (former Karnataka Lokayukta and former Supreme Court judge).


27-Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has exempted Ex-servicemen and Senior Citizens from mandatory dope tests for issuance and renewal of arms licences.


28-The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awardING the Oscars, has added a new category to recognize popular films in the awards. The new Oscar will be awarded for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film.


29-Marie Curie, the first person to win two Nobel Prizes (and 1st woman to win one), has topped a BBC History magazine poll of top 100 women who changed the world. She is a Polish-born scientist.

 


30-Albanian-Indian Nobel Laureate Mother Teresa found a 20th place on the list while former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi was ranked 49th.

 


31-Mario Gomez, a veteran German striker announced his retirement from international football.


32-The Supreme Court has approved the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)’s draft constitution, discarding the ‘one state, one vote’ policy recommended by the Lodha Panel. The Apex court has given full membership status to Mumbai, Saurashtra and Vidarbha associations, among others.


33-Colombia’s President-elect Ivan Duque has been sworn in as the country’s 60th President.


34-UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has chosen former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet to be the world body’s new High Commissioner for Human Rights. Michelle will be replacing Jordan’s Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, whose four-year term ends this month.


35-American politician and attorney, Rashida Tlaib will become the 1st Muslim woman elected to the US Congress. She won a Democratic primary election to represent Michigan’s 13th district.


36-The BJP-led NDA’s candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh was elected new Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha after the retirement of Congress’ P J Kurien on 1st July 2018.


37-Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry has launched Niryat Mitra mobile application for exporters and importers of the country.
Note: Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO), is the largest exporters organisation of the country.


38-The Competition Commission of India (CCI) today approved US retail giant Walmart’s proposed acquisition of Flipkart announced in May this year.


39-Swedish furniture giant IKEA has opened its 1st-ever store in India at Hyderabad (Telangana).
Note: IKEA plans to open its second store in Mumbai in 2019, followed by Bengaluru and Delhi-NCR.


40-Union Government has constituted 4-member Group of Ministers (GoM) to decide on 16-member Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations.
Note: Head of this GoM : Suresh Prabhu (Union Minister of Commerce and Industry)


41-Indian-American high school student Avi Goel has won the International Geography Bee world championship 2018 in Berlin.


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