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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-ADSP– Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project; IGNCA– Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts


2-Khan Academy, an educational mobile app developer launched LearnStorm India, a free, six-week online learning challenge.


3- Former Portugal central defender Jorge Costa was named head coach of Indian Super League (ISL) side Mumbai City FC.


4-India has named D. Bala Venkatesh Varma as its new Ambassador to Russia.


5- President Ram Nath Kovind has watched a special screening of a documentary on one of the oldest regiments of the Indian Army, The President’s Bodyguard, at Rashtrapati Bhavan.


6-The Odisha government has directed all districts not to allow participation of children during Independence Day parades with met department predicting heavy rainfall.


7- Amazon has launched a new category of Alexa skills that would enable customers in India help Alexa learn Hindi and other Indian languages.


8-Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Youth President Waheed Parra survived an assassination attempt in Jammu and Kashmir’s Badgam district.


9-WADA– The World Anti-Doping Agency


10-Former India off-spinner Ramesh Powar was officially appointed head coach of the women’s national team until the ICC World T20 scheduled for November 2018.


11-Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Dass Tandon died in Raipur, Chief Minister Raman Singh said. He was 91. He served as the Deputy CM of Punjab, was appointed as the state Governor in July 2014


12-A former governor of a South Korean province and one-time presidential contender was acquitted of sexual assault.


13-Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday in Hyderabad remarked that he is married to the party.


14- NASA is set to send a submarine to the seafloor near Hawaii on August 20 in an effort to find an environment analogous to water worlds like Jupiter’s moon Europa and Saturn’s moon Enceladus.


15-US President Donald Trump signed into law the $717 billion annual defence policy bill.


16-The Iranian Ministry of Defense unveiled its latest short-range ballistic missile, which has been successfully tested.Iran has unveiled Fateh Mobin (Bright Conqueror) next-generation short-range ballistic missile capable of striking targets on land and sea.


17-The Malaysian government is planning to ban internet from 12 am to 6 am daily for teenagers under 17 years of age. It is done to reduce video game and social media addiction among teens.


18-14th August is the Independence Day of Pakistan. The British Viceroy Lord Mountbatten transferred power to Pakistan on August 14, 1947.


19-The Supreme Court has accepted a proposal seeking to issue hologram-based coloured stickers for vehicles in Delhi based on the fuel used.


20-Rajasthan’s Jodhpur railway station was ranked the Cleanest station in the A1 Category in a cleanliness. It was followed by stations Jaipur and Tirupati in cleanliness in the A1 Category of railway stations.


21-Rajasthan’s Marwar has topped among the A Category railway stations, followed by Phulera and Warangal.


22-SpaceX rival Arianespace is going to launch three heavy Indian satellites of ISRO over the next 9 months. Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) : K Sivan.


23- Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman approved procurement of 6 indigenously designed and manufactured Next Generation Offshore Patrol Vessels (NGOPVs) for Indian Navy.


24-Annie Zaidi was awarded the prestigious Hindu Playwright Award 2018 for her play ‘Untitled-1’


25-Justice Manjula Chellur took oath as Chairperson of Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (ATE), Ministry of Power. She was Chief Justice of Bombay High Court.


26-Ashish Kumar Bhutani has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY).


27-Ola has appointed former Google Europe COO Ben Legg as Managing Director of its UK operations.


28-Allahabad Bank’s MD and CEO Usha Ananthasubramanian was fired on her last day in office in relation to the PNB scam.


29-Top 10 in Wealth Women 2018 List are as follows-Kotak Wealth Hurun-Leading Wealthy Women 2018 list
1. Smitha V. Crishna (Godrej)
2. Roshni Nadar (HCL)
3. Indu Jain (Times Group)
4. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (Biocon)

5. Kiran Nadar (HCL)
6. Leena Gandhi Tewari (USV Pharma)
7. Sangita Jindal (JSW Group)
8. Jayshree Ullal (Arista Networks)
9. Anu Aga (Thermax)
10. Shradha Agarwal (Outcome Health)


30-Here are the complete winners of 2018 Rogers Cup / Canadian Open Tennis Tournament
* Men’s Singles : Spain Rafael Nadal

* Women’s Singles : Romania Simona Halep

* Men’s Doubles : Henri Kontinen (Finland) / John Peers (Australia)
* Women’s Doubles : Ashleigh Barty (Australia) / Demi Schuurs (Netherlands)


31-On the occasion of 72nd Independence Day, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has greeted the defence forces personnel and remembered the martyrs.


32-UTI AMC has appointed Imtaiyazur Rahman as the company’s Acting CEO.


33-Tech giants Twitter has unveiled three special emojis for the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia, starting on Sunday.


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