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-Karnataka Governor Vajubhai R. Vala opened his official residence, Raj Bhavan, in the city center for the public to visit the historic building.


2-NCL Veka has commissioned its new uPVC extrusion facility in Telangana


3-Former Prime Minister, Bharat Ratna awardee Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who formed the first saffron government at the Centre in the 1990s, died in New Delhi after a long illness. He was 93.

* He was the 10th Prime Minister of India. He served as the Prime Minister of India for three times (13 days in 1996, 11 months during 1998-99, Full-term during 1999-2004)


4- Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away in New Delhi on Thursday, will be laid to rest at Smriti Sthal on Friday at 4 p.m.


5-India’s first Humboldt Penguin chick was hatched at the Mumbai Zoo.


6-Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor, Urjit Patel has launched the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) 2.0 developed by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).

 


7- The Centre has announced a seven-day national mourning and state funeral for the late former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who will be cremated at Smriti Sthal on the banks of river Yamuna on Friday.


8- Former President Pranab Mukherjee wrote a letter to the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s adopted daughter expressing his ‘heartfelt condolences’ at his demise.


9-Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb termed former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s death a great loss to the nation and said there is no alternative to him.


10-Legendary singer Aretha Franklin, who got the epithet ‘Queen of Soul’, died in Detroit at the age of 76.


11-SARS– Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome; IEEFA– Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis


12- The Indian U-15 women’s team reached the final of the SAFF U-15 Championship after defeating Nepal 2-1 in the semi-finals at the Changlimithang Stadium at Thimpu.


13-Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee stood among the tallest leaders of modern India.


14- The world’s most ancient solid cheese found in a 3,200-year-old Egyptian tomb.


15-Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on described former Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee as a binding force of NDA.


16-Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has expressed grief over the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He hailed him as Ajaatshatru of politics and a source of inspiration for his generation.


17-BJP President Amit Shah described former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as Shikhar purush (topmost leader) of Indian politics.


18- A complaint has been filed against former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for allegedly insulting National Anthem during a public meeting.


19-The Haryana Assembly’s monsoon session, scheduled to commence on Friday, has been postponed in the wake of the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.


20-Congress President Rahul Gandhi condoled the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee calling him a great son of India.


21-Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the passing away of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as an end of an era.


22-Global aerospace major Airbus has appointed Anand E. Stanley as President and Managing Director of the company’s India subsidiary.


23-The Indian football team climbed one spot to the 96th in the recently released FIFA rankings.


24-Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced a Rs 5 crore assistance for the flood victims of Kerala.


25-Congress President Rahul Gandhi will be visiting Germany and London next week to meet businessmen, politicians, academics and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs).


26-Nepal will join the first-ever military exercise of the countries in the BIMSTEC, or Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation, to be hosted by India next month.


27-New Zealand’s parliament today passed a bill banning the sale of existing homes to foreign buyers.


28-India gifted 30 ambulances and 6 buses to the hospitals, charitable organizations and educational institutions of Nepal.


29-The Uttar Pradesh government has approached the Centre for its approval to rename Bareilly Airport to ‘Nath Nagri’.


30-The first project that covers two sites i.e. Kangla Fort and Khongjom under Swadesh Darshan Scheme ‘North East Circuit: Imphal and Khongjom’ was inaugurated in Manipur.


31-The 24th World Congress of Philosophy (WCP) is being held in Beijing, China.The theme of 24th WCP 2018: Learning To Be Human.


32-The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) launched RUCO (Repurpose Used Cooking Oil) initiative to enable collection and conversion of used cooking oil to biodiesel.


33-Nihal Sarin of Kerala has become India’s 53rd Grandmaster after attaining his third and final Grand Master-Norm by drawing in the eighth round of Abu Dhabi Masters against Uzbekistan’s Temur Kuybokarov. The 14-year-old is the 12th youngest grandmaster in chess history.


34- 32-year-old Manchester City midfielder David Silva announced his retirement from international football.


35-Former India Test captain Ajit Wadekar passed away at the age of 77. He played 37 Tests, made his debut in 1966 against the West Indies.He was named the national team captain in 1971.

* He was also part of the Indian team that played its first-ever ODI in 1974.


36-James Allison, Carl June and Steven Rosenberg, the three US Scientists were declared winners of the prestigious Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research for the year 2018.
* They were honored in recognition to their leading role in the development of immunotherapy to treat cancer.
*Albany Medical Center Prize is the second highest value prize of United States in medicine and biomedical research, awarded by the Albany Medical Center.


37-  The United States to grant $39 million as part it’s foreign military financing to Sri Lanka to boost maritime security.


38-India has released additional Rs. 470 million (Nepali) for Phase I of Postal Highway Project being constructed in Southern Plains of Nepal.


39-IAS officer K S Srinivas is the Chairman of Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA).


40-Union Minister for Oil and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan launched the Odia edition of the book ‘Exam Warriors’ written by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.


41-Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari announced the appointment of Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar as Road Safety Brand Ambassador.


42-Asad Qaiser of Pakistan Tehrik-e Insaf (PTI) party has been elected as the Speaker of Pakistan’s parliament.


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