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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- ‘Can I call you Appa for one last time my leader,’ DMK leader M.K. Stalin penned an emotional letter to his departed father and party leader M. Karunanidhi.

 


2-The Madras High Court on Wednesday granted permission to bury late DMK President and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on the Marina Beach in Chennai after rejecting state government’s denial of DMK’s plea.


3- The instant messaging service WhatsApp said it has begun rolling out its forward message limit to five chats for over 200 million users in India.


4-Janata Dal-United MP Harivansh Narayan Singh filed his nomination papers as the NDA candidate for the post of the Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.


5-DMK patriarch and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi was buried beside his mentor C.N. Annadurai on the sands of Marina beach IN Chennai.


6- The NITI Aayog has entered into a three-year partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to develop a vision and action agenda for the industry to contribute towards sustainable development goals (SDGs).


7- After leading Swedish home furnishing company IKEA, Danube Home of United Arab Emirates (UAE) is also entering India.


8-NASA’s latest planet hunter Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has captured a stunning sequence of images showing the motion of a comet that is 48 million km from Earth.


9-Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged with three counts of money laundering in connection with a multi-billion-dollar scandal.


10-ADHD– Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder


11-Myanmar on Wednesday commemorated the 30th anniversary of the pro-democracy student protests.


12-Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman and Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan has said that his party wants to build a relationship with the US based on trust and mutual respect.


13-Syrian President Bashar al-Assad‘s wife has been diagnosed with breast cancer and is being treated for an early-stage malignant tumor.


14-The Union Cabinet approved 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.


15-8th August is International Cat Day.


16-The United Kingdom (UK) has rejected India’s request to ban a pro-Khalistan event in London to be held later this month.


17-In a bid to end the taxi issue in Goa, the state government has launched its own app-based taxi service titled ‘GoaMiles’. The service was launched by the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.


18- NITI Aayog has launched a global mobility hackathon ‘Move Hack’ to help solve India’s mobility issues.


19-The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare today confirmed that there is a decline in HIV cases overall in India whereas there is an increase of HIV cases in 3 North Eastern states Meghalaya, Mizoram, and Tripura.


20-Parliament has passed Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Third Amendment) Bill, 2017 that seeks to provide constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC).


21-Union Government, NABARD and National Water Development Agency (NWDA) have signed revised Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for funding of central share of 99 prioritized irrigation projects under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) through Long Term Irrigation Fund (LTIF).


22-Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. (GCMMF), the marketers of the popular Amul brand of milk and dairy products, was honored with the ‘Marketer of the Year 2018’ award by the International Advertising Association of India (IAAI).


23-The world’s first-ever Thermal battery plant was inaugurated in Amravati, Andhra Pradesh. This plant is owned by Bharat Energy Storage Technology Private Limited (BEST).


24-DMK chief M Karunanidhi (94) also fondly known as Kalaignar, passed away. He was the 3rd Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and served in the position for 5 times.


25-The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has canceled licenses of 368 Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) in the six months ended June.


26-The government today appointed journalist S Gurumurthy and patron of Sahakar Bharathi Satish Marathe as Part-time Directors on the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) board.


27-Escorts Group today appointed Nikhil Nanda as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of the company. Escorts Group is the Indian Farm and construction equipment maker.


28-The Indian Women Chess Team clinched the Gold Medal in the Blitz event at the Asian Nations Cup 2018 held in Iran.


29-South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and rebel opposition leader Riek Machar have signed a peace deal to share power in a transitional government.


30-Andhra Pradesh topped the States’ Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index (SEEPI) released by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and NITI Aayog.

Top 5 in the Index are as follows-
*Andhra Pradesh
* Kerala
* Punjab
* Rajasthan
* Maharashtra


31-The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the ‘Festival of Democracy’ in Thiruvananthapuram to mark the conclusion of the Diamond jubilee (60th anniversary) celebrations of the Kerala legislative assembly.


32-The Telangana government launched a first of its kind, Rs.5 lakh insurance programme for farmers aged between 18 and 60 years in the state titled RythuBandhu Life Insurance Bonds.


33-The 3rd India-Nepal Coordination meeting was held at New Delhi today.


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