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.
 
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1- Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee died at a Kolkata nursing home on Monday following a cardiac arrest and prolonged age-related ailments. He had served as the Lok Sabha Speaker from 2004 to 2009.

 


2-Aamir Khan has wished Takewadi Andhali, a village in Maharashtra for winning the Satyamev Jayate Water Cup 2018.


3-The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has forged a partnership with tech giant Microsoft to prevent paper leaks.


4-Dangal star Fatima Sana Shaikh has been announced as the brand ambassador of watch label Fossil India.


5-Lifestyle channel TLC India has launched travel scholarship to explore India.


6- Jodhpur and Marwar railway stations in Rajasthan were declared the cleanest in the third cleanliness survey. Varanasi, the prime minister’s Lok Sabha constituency, slipped to the 69th position in the third cleanliness survey.


7- Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan and his sons Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash have created a special sarod rendition of the National Anthem to honour India’s 72nd Independence Day.


8- Pune is the most liveable city, followed closely by Navi Mumbai and Greater Mumbai in a ranking of 111 Indian cities. The national capital ranked at a lowly 65 on the Ease of Living Index released by the government.

*The Index was launched by Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.
*Top 10 Cities in Ease of Living Index 2018
1. Pune
2. Navi Mumbai
3. Greater Mumbai
4. Tirupati
5. Chandigarh
6. Thane
7. Raipur
8. Indore
9. Vijayawada
10. Bhopal


9-The Indian Army plans to scale the fifth highest mountain peak in the world, Mount Makalu (8485 meters).


10- India skipper Virat Kohli dropped a spot to No.2 in the latest ICC rankings for Test batsmen.


11-Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman and Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan has accepted an invitation from Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud to visit the kingdom.


12-India football team captain Sunil Chhetri named Best Sportsperson by Kolkata sports journalists.


13-Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet has launched a complimentary in-flight entertainment system.


14-The Political Affairs Committee of the AAP has appointed its Karnataka convener Prithvi Reddy as its overseas convener.


15-13th August is International Lefthanders Day. This day was first observed on the 13th of August, in the year 1976.


16-The 4th BIMSTEC Summit is going to be held in Kathmandu during 30th & 31st August 2018.
* BIMSTEC- Bay of Bengal Initiatives for Multi-Sectoral, Technical and Economic Cooperation
* BIMSTEC is a regional economic bloc comprising 7 member states Bangladesh, Bhutan India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand.
*The group was formed in 1997 and Nepal is the current chair of BIMSTEC.


17-The Union Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal today announced a 50% reservation for women in the upcoming recruitment of up to 10,000 Railway Police Force jawans.


18-Union Civil Aviation Ministry has given in-principle approval to set up Water Aerodromes (a small airport or airfield for seaplanes) in India.
* It has identified five states for development of water aerodromes. They are Odisha, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Assam .


19-The Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan has inaugurated the National Wildlife Genetic Resource Bank in Hyderabad (Telangana). It is India’s first genetic resource bank.


20-The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch ISRO TV, a TV channel to promote scientific temper among people and conduct training camps for school students.


21-The lander of India’s second lunar exploration mission ‘Chandrayaan-2’ will be named ‘Vikram’ in honour of ISRO Founder Vikram Sarabhai. It is scheduled for next year.


22-Argentine professional footballer Lionel Messi today became the most decorated player in Barcelona’s history, by winning his 33rd trophy for the club.


23-Justice Vijaya Kamlesh Tahilramani today sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court. She became the third woman appointed to the position.


24-The rupee hit an all-time low of 69.62 against the US dollar today.


25-India has handed over 404 houses built for Indian-origin people in Sri Lanka’s tea plantation areas at Dunsinane Estate in Nuwara Eliya city.


26-The 2018 Vietnam Open badminton tournament recently held at Nguyen Du Cultural Sports Club in Vietnam.


27-2018 Vietnam Open Winners List are as follows-
* Men’s Singles : Shesar Hiren Rhustavito (Indonesia)
*Women’s Singles : Yeo Jia Min (Singapore)
Men’s Doubles are –
* Ko Sung-hyun (South Korea)
* Shin Baek-cheol (South Korea)
Women’s Doubles are-
* Misato Aratama (Japan)
* Akane Watanabe (Japan)
Mixed Doubles are
* Nipitphon Phuangphuapet (Thailand)
* Savitree Amitrapai (Thailand)


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