International current affairs- March 3, 2021

International current affairs- March 3, 2021

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1-AstraZeneca Covid jab claimed two lives in S Korea.

2-Russian Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko said that Russia has been working on to reduce dependence on dollar and strengthen its ruble.

3- According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Covid-19 vaccination rate in Germany has reached 2.6%.

4-The United States sanctioned and restrictions against Russian individuals over the alleged poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.

5-The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) to research on Covid-19 impact on children.

6-Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi signed new anti-virus decree.

7-Neera Tanden has withdrawn nomination marking the first big defeat for a Biden – Harris Cabinet nominee.

8-Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo was confirmed as the new US commerce secretary by the Senate.

9-Texas Governor Greg Abbott lifted Covid-19 mask mandate.

10-Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) chief Christopher Wray said Jan 6 Capitol riot is domestic terrorism.

11- Hong Kong’s public health authorities are probing the death of chronically ill man after inoculation.

12- Canada’s gross domestic product shrank 5.4 per cent in 2020, economy worst on record since 1961.

13-Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Sudanese counterpart Mariam al-Sadiq al-Mahdi raised voice concern over Nile dam filling.

14-The Unicef provides psychosocial support to the 279 Nigerian released schoolgirls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in Zamfara state.

15-The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) ready to assist Myanmar, as the military has allegedly seized state control.

International current affairs

16-Lebanon’s Foreign Ministry has complained to UN over oil spill.

17-Indian-American Neera Tanden accepted defeat; but US President Biden promises another job

18-The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) report has stated that the African continent faced its first economic recession in 25 years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

19-Bangladesh State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam said Dhaka has been looking forward to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit this month.

Narendra-Modi

20-China and Pakistan celebrated the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties.

21-Israeli scientists have developed a rapid test to identify two of the mutated Covid-19 strains.

22-HICP- Harmonized index of consumer price

23-Yemen’s Houthi militia have announced attack on the Abha airport in Saudi Arabia.

24-The European Union (EU) has sanctioned restrictive measures on four Russian individuals for indulging human rights violations in Moscow.

25-UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres received two conflicting letters concerning Myanmar Representatives.

Antonio Guterres
Antonio Guterres

26- The Islamic State (IS) terror group claimed killing of 3 female Afghan media workers.

27- Australia’s Attorney General (AG) Christian Porter has denied historical rape allegation.

International current affairs

28-The Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) is the country’s top political advisory body.

29-Pakistan held Senate elections for 37 members of the upper house of the country’s Parliament.

30- Myanmar’s Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin attended the virtual Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) meeting.

31-An explosion occurred near the Dutch Covid testing centre in the town of Bovenkarspel in the Netherlands.

32-Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have reported 28 Ebola virus cases. 11 killed.

33-The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) in Pakistan is General Qamar Javed Bajwa.


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National current affairs- March 3, 2021

National current affairs

National current affairs- March 3, 2021

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1-Karnataka Major and Medium Water Resources Minister Ramesh Jarakiholi caught on camera in compromising position.

2-Delhi Cabinet to bring 10 government institutes under the ambit of Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University (DSEU)

3-The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) has announced 5-hr blockade at the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) expressway on 100th day of protest.

4-Karnataka Major and Medium Water Resources Minister Ramesh Jarakiholi termed the purported CD as fake.Minister said he won’t resign on sex allegation charges.

5-Gujarat Cong chief Amit Chavda, Oppn leader Paresh Dhanani resigned accepting poll debacle in the local body elections in Gujarat.

6-Ayush Kishore (30), son of BJP MP Kaushal Kishore, was shot in Mandiaon area in Lucknow, hospitalised.

7-Shabnam, awaiting death sentence for killing seven members of her family sent to Bareilly jail from the Rampur prison.

8- According to the Yogi Adityanath government, the Ayodhya airport will become functional in early 2022.

Yogi Adityanath
Yogi Adityanath

9- On World Wildlife Day observed on March 3, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed on the protection of animals.

10-62-yr-old BJP MLA Phool Singh Meena pursues graduation(BA) on daughters’ demand.

11-Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stressed the need to integrate the global with the local to make India self-reliant.

12-Goa CM Pramod Sawant administered Covid-19 vaccine.

13-The Andhra Pradesh High Court has suspended the State Election Commission (SEC)’s orders on volunteers, renominations.

14-Mohammed Riyaz, son-in-law of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to contest for the Beypore Assembly seat in Kozhikode district representing CPI(M).

15-The Yogi Adityanath government to celebrate International Women’s Day focussing on women farmers.

16- Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK leader Edappadi K. Palaniswami adamant on no truck with Mannargudi Family led by V.K. Sasikala and her nephew TTV Dhinakaran.

K. Palaniswami
K. Palaniswami

17- Rajya Sabha MP and BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao said Centre did more than any other govt for AP.

18-The National Green Tribunal has issued directions on illegal sand mining.

19-Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has asked citizens to get vaccinated 24×7 at your convenience.

20-The Samajwadi Party (SP) has walked out in UP assembly over cane prices.

21-Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati has slammed the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh over the law-and-order situation.

22- Nehru World School, Ghaziabad, received prestigious ‘Great Place to Work’ Certification.

23-NIOS- National Institute of Open Schooling

IPFT-Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura

TTAADC- The Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council

24-Karnataka water resources minister Ramesh Jarakiholi has resigned on moral grounds.

25-Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stressed the need for better synergy between colleges and universities.

26-Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dharmana Krishna Das advised the Amaravati farmers to meet CM to get the justice.

27-The Congress released a documentary on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in its video series named Dharohar ahead of the West Bengal elections.

28- The Union Cabinet okayed India-France MoU on renewable energy capacity by 2030.

29- Fire ravaged the Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district.

30-Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac has alleged that Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has been using officials for political needs.

31-National Book Trust editor Rubin D’Cruz booked for molestation.

32- Telangana state IT minister K. T. Rama Rao has sought apology from BJP for shelving the Information Technology Investment Region (ITIR).

33-A Hyderabad-based techie after returning from Australia after a span of 20 years, set up agri-startup using modern tech for pesticide-free veggies.

34- The Income Tax Department has raided at over 30 locations in Mumbai and Pune, including film director Anurag Kashyap, actor Taapsee Pannu, filmmaker Vikas Bahl and others.

35-Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to inaugurate a jaggery festival in Lucknow on March 6.

36-One student of the reputed Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru city died while playing football and another research scholar committed suicide.

37-Chhattisgarh Health Minister T.S. Singh Deo has been named Cong observer for Tripura tribal council polls.

38- Goa’s only major port, the Mormugao Port Trust will set up special ferry service for inbound cruise tourists.

39-The Supreme Court sought reply from the National Investigation Agency on Gautam Navlakha bail plea in Bhima Koregaon case.

40-The Delhi government decided to merge the College of Art of Delhi University under Ambedkar University.

41-Andhra Pradesh’s Anantapur District Collector Gandham Chandrudu has launched ‘Know & Rise’ programe for students.

42-Drivers and conductors of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) to don Khadi face masks.

43-Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBP) of Bengaluru has celebrated World Wildlife Day by planting saplings.

44-Sardar Sarovar Project: 3 states Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan owe around Rs 7K cr to Gujarat.

45-Sri Lanka Air Force got first-hand feel of India’s indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft Tejas. Indian Air Force (IAF) and Indian Navy have participated in their 70th anniversary in Colombo.

46-V.K.Sasikala, the close aide of Tamil Nadu’s late Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa, announced to keep away from politics.

V.K. Sasikala
V K Sasikala

47-India has completed vaccination of 1.63 Cr beneficiaries.

48- Global software majors Infosys and Accenture announced to pay for vaccination of their staff.


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One Liner Current Affairs- August 31,2020

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One Liner Current Affairs- National

1-The Banaras Hindu University (BHU) to implement the new National Innovation and Startup policy-2019 introduced by the Union Ministry of Education.

2-

  • Asha- Accredited Social Health Activists.
  • AWW- Anganwadi workers
  • FDCI- The Fashion Design Council of India.
  • PiP- picture-in-picture
  • EEG-electroencephalogram
  • NDPS Act- The Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act
  • PETA- The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
  • BIS- Bureau of Indian Standards
  • EIA- Environmental Impact Assessment
  • GST- Goods and Services Tax
  • META- Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards
  • DGCA- Directorate General of Civil Aviation

3- Union Home Minister Amit Shah was discharged from the All India Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital.

4-The Supreme Court has dismissed fugitive business tycoon Vijay Mallya’s review plea against 2017 conviction.

5- Former President Pranab Mukherjee has passed away. His son Abhijit Mukherjee confirmed the news in a tweet.

6- India’s 1st female cardiologist S. Padmavati dies of Covid-19 at 103.

7- JioFiber has announced ‘no-condition 30-day free trial’ for new customers.

8- The former Andhra Pradesh minister G. Mohan Reddy has threatened the construction workers with revolver.

9- Adani Airport Holdings Ltd (AAHL) will acquire controlling interest in Mumbai airport.

10- Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has 3,000 Mi Stores in India.

11-Taiwanese electronics Asus has assigned Dinesh Sharma as commercial PC business head.

12- The Palamu Tiger Reserve (PTR) is situated in Jharkhand.

13-Odisha Agriculture and Higher Education Minister Arun Kumar Sahoo has tested corona positive.

14-The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) declared a seven-day state mourning in memory of former President Pranab Mukherjee.

15- Centre has extended the suspension of International flights till Sep 30.

16- The Supreme Court has issued standard operating procedures (SOP) to resume limited physical hearing of case.

17- Former President Pranab Mukherjee had a special connection with youngest state Telangana.

18-Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has expressed his profound sorrow at Mukherjee’s demise.

19-The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Singh (RSS) chief said former President Pranab’s love for Sangh made him ‘Margdarshak.

20-Hyderabad police book cases against shia groups for taking out Youm-e-Ashura procession in violation of Telangana High Court orders.

21-Prez Kovind has termed ‘Pranab’s demise as passing of an era.

22- Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and Andhra Pradesh CM Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy condoled Pranab Mukherjee’s death.

23- The Indian Railways has completed solar power installations at 960 stations.

One Liner Current Affairs- International

1-US Secretary of State is Mike Pompeo.

2-Prime Minister of Israel is Benjamin Netanyahu.

3- Lebanese President Michel Aoun has called for a creation of secular state.

4- The Cairo-based Arab Parliament has severely condemned the Houthi militias drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha Airport.

5-Israel has launched ‘traffic light’ plan to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

6- Malaysia on Monday has marked the 63rd independence day.

7- Typhoon Maysak is slowly approaching Korean Peninsula. It has passed south of Japan’s Okinawa island.

8- The price of plastic bags is likely to double in all shops in England.

9- Airline major SpiceJet has launched’SpiceOxy’, a compact, portable, non-invasive ventilation device.

10-Lebanon has named the country’s envoy to Germany Mustapha Adib as the new Prime Minister

11-Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina condoled the death of the former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, called him as a true friend of Bangladesh.

One Liner Current Affairs- Sports

1-Ivona Dadic won the title at the Austrian Combined Events championships in Gotzis. She made highest 2020 heptathlon score.

2-India Test team vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane has congratulated for winning the first FIDE Online Chess Olympiad along with Russia.

3-IPL 2020: Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT Tires) has announced collaboration with 6 franchises Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals.

4- Indian Super League (ISL): Hyderabad FC has appointed Manolo Marquez as new head coach.

5- Abhinav Bindra is India’s first individual Olympic Gold Medallist.

6-India captain Virat Kohli mourned the death of the former President Pranab Mukherjee. He said India has lost a brilliant leader.

7- England Test captain Joe Root was dropped for the T20 three-match series against Australia.

One Liner Current Affairs- Films/Entertainment

1-TV star Nia Sharma won a special edition of the reality TV adventure game show Khatron Ke Khiladi: Made In India. She has defeated Jasmin Bhasin and Karan Wahi in the final.

2- Taiwanese pop star Eric Chou is the first artiste to perform amid 10,000 fans in pandemic era.

3- Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman was honoured at MTV Video Music Awards.

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Current Affairs Dec 31, 2019- National, International, Sports & Others

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Current Affairs Dec 31 National


1- Outgoing Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said Indian Army is better equipped to fight wars. He will be India’s first Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) and take charge on January 1, 2020

Bipin Rawat
Bipin Rawat

2-Nagaland Speaker Vikho-o Yhoshu dies of cancer.


3- A law soon in Karnataka to allow women to work in night shifts in shops and commercial establishments.


4- The Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) has launched ‘Damini’. It is a dedicated women helpline. It is a calling and a WhatsApp service for women safety.


5-BJP MLA, Kishan Lal Rajpoot, from Uttar Pradesh’s Barkhera constituency has been booked for beating cop with shoes.


6-Indian Army’s outgoing chief Gen. Bipin Rawat is superannuating on Dec 31.


7- IGIA- Indira Gandhi International Airport

DoT- The Department of Telecommunications

EoI- The expression of interest

PMK- The Pattali Makkal Katchi

NCPCR- The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights

CCI- Competition Commission of India

NIP- National Infrastructure Pipeline


8-Andhra Pradesh government’s three-capital move has made the farmers of Amaravati write a letter to President of India Ramnath Kovind, seeking ‘mercy killing’.


9- VK Yadav, Railway Board Chairman’s tenure extended for a year.


10-The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed charges against 6 in 2017 attack on an Assam Rifles personnel in Manipur.


11- After CRPF chief R.R. Bhatnagar retired, the Director-General of ITBP i.e S.S. Deswal has been given an additional charge of Director General of CRPF.


12-Anil Khachi is the new Chief Secretary of Himachal Pradesh.


13-The Sabka Vishwas (Legacy Dispute Resolution) tax amnesty scheme has been extended till Jan 15.


14- Union Home Minister Amit Shah reviewed the functioning of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) headquarters at New Delhi.

Amit Shah
Amit Shah

15- The Mukarba Chowk and flyover has been renamed as Shaheed Captain Vikram Batra Chowk in honour to the martyr of the Kargil war.


16- The Railway Ministry was renamed the Railway Protection Force (RPF) as Indian Railway Protection Force Service (IRPFS).


17-Indian Railways has hiked passenger fares by 2 paise per kilometre for sleeper class and by four paise per kilometre for 3AC, 2AC and AC first class.


18- Actor turned Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan visited Amaravati to extend support to the farmers protesting against YSRCP’s three-capital proposal.


Pawan Kalyan
Pawan Kalyan

19-Punjab Minister Vijay Inder Singla has been appointed as the All India Congress Committee (AICC) Secretary.


20- The West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar faced Twitter heat on remembering Bengal partition.


21- Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria has inducted light utility Dornier aircraft at the Air Force Station in Palam.


22-Publishing legend Sonny Mehta died in New York. He was 77. He was the brother-in-law of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.


23-Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has urged his party members to avoid spending on new year celebrations, asked them to donate to Amaravati fight.

N. Chandrababu Naidu
N. Chandrababu Naidu

24-The Uttar Pradesh state legislature has ratified the 126th amendment to the Constitution by extending SC/ST reservation up to 2030.


25-General Manoj Mukund Naravane has taken over the charge as Chief of Army Staff succeeding General Bipin Rawat.


Current Affairs Dec 31 International


1- The tourism industry of Sri Lanka urged the continuation of the free-visa regime.


2-The UK government has decided to use satellite technology to help tackle climate change.


3-Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s next month visit to Davos, Switzerland will be the most economical in the last 10 yrs.

Imran Khan
Imran Khan

4-Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan launched ‘Sehat Insaf’ health insurance card scheme for transgenders.


5-Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud and Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State discussed regional developments.


6- It is 20 years celebration of the Panama Canal since handover by the US.


7-Brazil’s Ministry of Justice and Public Security has fined Facebook $1.6 million over the sharing of user data.


8-Amazon is likely to open a homeless shelter inside its Seattle headquarters.


Current Affairs Dec 31 Sports


1-Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah said the year 2019 was a phase of learning, hard work and making memories.

Jasprit Bumrah

2-Trevor Penney has been appointed as WI assistant coach for white-ball formats (ODIs and T20Is).


3- Japanese tennis star Kei Nishikori is out of 2020 Australian Open due to a right elbow injury.


4-Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar said the year 2019 was the worst year for him as an analyst and a commentator.


5- Paul Sterling, the Ireland batsman and Nepal leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane topped the charts in T20 Internationals in 2019.


6- The 30-year-old Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera has joined Sri Lanka Army in Gajaba Regiment.


Current Affairs Dec 31 Films/Entertainment


1-Hollywood star Sharon Stone has been blocked from the dating app, Bumble reportedly due to a fake account.




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Current Affairs for competitive examinations- July 28, 2019

 

 

 

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1- Renowned sand artist from Odisha, Sudarsan Pattnaik won People’s Choice award in the US.


2-J&K HC Chief Justice Gita Mittal has visited Srinagar Central Jail to inspect various facilities being provided to the prisoners.


3-Indian Police Service officer V.K. Johri has been appointed as the next Border Security Force (BSF) chief.


4- Meghalaya Assembly Speaker and former Chief Minister Donkupar Roy died at the age of 64.

 


5-COAS- Chief of Army Staff


6-Pakistan government led by PM Imran Khan government has banned the creation of new posts, purchase of all vehicles.


7- The Japanese capital Tokyo hosts the next Paralympics in 2020.


8- Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister  Jaipal Reddy has passed away in Hyderabad at the age of 77 years.


9-A delegation of Congress leaders headed by Priyanka Gandhi has given Rs 10 lakh relief to Sonebhadra victims.


10-ACJM- Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate


11-Punjab to have a high-tech ‘Cycle Valley’ with an outlay of Rs 300 crore in Ludhiana district.


12-Philanthropist Sant Baba Labh Singh died at the age of 96 years.

* He was the builder of 7 bridges in Punjab & Haryana.


13-The African Union (AU) began 3-day mourning to honor late Tunisian President.


14-EU-China Youth Music & Art Festival 2019 was held in Belgium’s Zandhoven town.


15-Israel and the US successfully tested the Arrow-3 missile defense system.


16-Social networking giant Facebook shifted Instant Games from Messenger to the main app.


17-Birmingham to hold 2022 Commonwealth Games.


18-The International Cricket Council (ICC) has backed umpire Kumar Dharmasena’s decision in World Cup final.

* The Umpire was targeted for his controversial overthrow call in the World Cup final 2019.


19-Mary Kom won gold at 23rd President’s Cup in Indonesia.

* She is six-time world champion.


20-Virat Kohli has picked M.S. Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja and Rishabh Pant in cricketers’ kabaddi team.


21-Max Verstappen of Red Bull won German Grand Prix.


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1- Telangana Industry Minister K.T. Rama Rao said that state’s life sciences sector has attracted Rs 10,222 crore in investment during the last four years, including Rs 3,000 crore in research and development.


2-England defeated India by 130 runs in the second innings to win the second Test by an innings and 159 runs on the fourth day of the play in London.


3-Takayuki Kitagawa, Consul General of Japan said Kichijoi, a town near Tokyo in Japan, was named after Hindu goddess Lakshmi, consort of Hindu god Vishnu.


4-Rajkumar Hirania’s Sanju got the Best Film honor at Melbourne at the Westpac IFFM Awards night. Manoj Bajpayee won the Best Actor for his yet-to-release ‘Gali Guleiyan‘. Rani Mukerji was named Best Actress for her performance in ‘Hichki‘.


5-The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested two youths in Hyderabad for alleged links with the international terror outfit ISIS.


6-Telangana Police arrested Rajya Sabha MP D. Srinivas’ son D. Sanjay on charges of sexually harassing students of his college.


7- India is all set to launch two space missions every month. 31 launches are slated to take place over the coming 16 months.


8-Global commercial launch provider Arianespace is all set to launch three more heavy Indian satellites from its rocket port at Kourou in French Guiana over the next 9 months.


9- Indian space agency ISRO will launch GSAT-32 satellite in October 2019 to replace GSAT-6A which stopped communicating.


10- Pakistan jail authorities in Karachi have released 26 Indian fishermen as a goodwill gesture on the eve of the inaugural session of the National Assembly.


11-NASA launched Parker Solar Probe, the US space agency’s historic small car-sized probe, on its seven-year space odyssey. It will take it gradually closer to the Sun at 3.8 million miles.


12-Young Indian golfer Viaj Madappa clinched the maiden title on Asian Tour in Bengaluru.


13- India is all set to launch its second lunar mission on January 3 next year to land on the moon with a lander and rover.


14-Croatian discus thrower Sandra Perkovic, double Olympic and world champion, made history by securing her fifth European title.


15-Nobel Prize-winning writer V.S. Naipaul has died at the age of 85. He is known for works like ‘An Area of Darkness’ and ‘A House for Mr. Biswas’.

 


16-ISRO said that India will soon launch a space science Television channel.


17- Actress-producer Dia Mirza unveiled a ‘wild anthem’ titled ‘Mere Desh Ki Zameen’.


18-Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) unveiled a bust of space pioneer Sarabhai in Bengaluru.


19-Actress Malaika Arora to judge a Bollywood dance competition at the ongoing Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM).


20-12th August is International Youth Day. The theme of International Youth Day 2018: Safe Spaces for Youth. The first International Youth Day was observed on 12th August 2000 by the United Nations.


21-12th August is also World Elephant Day. The day is dedicated to the preservation and protection of the world’s elephants.


22-The Union Cabinet has approved continuation and revision of Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Post Matric Scholarship for Other Backward Classes Students for studying in India (PMS-OBC) till 2020.
* Since 1998-99. PMS-OBC is a flagship scheme of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, in operation.


23-Union Cabinet approved raising of 4 additional battalions i.e Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Delhi National Capital Region of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to strengthen India’s disaster response set up.


24-The Delhi Police has inducted an All-female Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) team, making it the 1st unit of its kind in the country.


25-Lok Sabha has passed Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill, 2017 by voice vote to extend the facility of ‘proxy voting’ to overseas Indians.


26-Parliament has passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill,2018 replacing an ordinance promulgated in this regard and amends Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.


27-The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has successfully launched its Parker Solar Probe, aimed to enter the Sun’s corona (outer atmosphere), where no spacecraft has gone before.


28-The Parker Solar Probe is the first NASA mission to be named after a living individual, Dr. Eugene Parker.


29-Union Cabinet has approved an extension of the term of Commission to examine the issue of Sub-categorization of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in Central List until November 2018. Head of this Committee is G. Rohini (former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court Justice (Retd).


30-The Lok Sabha has passed Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2018 to help India become a hub for domestic and global arbitration for settling commercial disputes.


31-India’s 3rd largest private-sector bank, Axis Bank became 1st bank in the country to introduce Iris Scan Authentication feature for Aadhaar-based transactions through its micro ATM tablets.


32-Nobel Prize-winning author V S Naipaul (85), who was born to parents of Indian descent, has passed away. ‘A House for Mr. Biswas’ and ‘A Bend in the River’ are some of his popular novels.


33-Rekha Sharma (54) was appointed as Chairperson of the National Commission for Women (NCW).


34-Justice Gita Mittal was sworn in as the 1st woman Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court.


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1-Health and Family Welfare Minister J.P. Nadda said that India’s digital health initiative would be adopted by the World Health Organization (WHO) as its first resolution on digital health.


2- A little-known Italian university law professor and political novice, Giuseppe Conte,has been picked as Italian Prime Minister.


3-Air India Goa flight made an emergency landing at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai following a hydraulic failure.


4-JD-S leader and Karnataka Chief Minister-designate H.D. Kumaraswamy met Congress President Rahul Gandhi and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, discussed government formation.


5-UAE has landed first crude oil cargo for Karnataka’s Mangaluru strategic reserve.


6-Two bogeys of a train, going from Delhi to Visakhapatnam, caught fire in Madhya Pradesh’s Gwalior district.


7-Legendary singer Asha Bhosle was conferred the Banga Bibhushan, the West Bengal Government’s highest award.


8- Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has been re-elected for a six-year term.


9-OPCW-Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons; JDP– Jharkhand Disom Party


10- The India women’s badminton team thrashed Australia 4-1 in the second group match of the Thomas and Uber Cup in Bangkok.


11- For the furtherance of NCC activities, Jadavpur University Vice-Chancellor Suranjan Das and his Kalyani University counterpart Shankar Kumar Ghosh were granted the rank of Honorary Colonel by the Central government.


12-An Alliance Airplane, with around 70 passengers, overshot the runway while landing at the Shirdi Airport at Ahmednagar (Maharashtra). The pilots managed to bring it to a halt.


13-Pakistan‘s Election Commission recommended holding general election in the country between July 25 and 27.


14-The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached more properties of Nirav Modi worth Rs 171 crore as part of its probe in the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud.


15-India and China discussed security and law enforcement cooperation. It took place when Deputy National Security Adviser Rajinder Khanna met Chinese Public Minister Zhao Kheji in Beijing.


16-Former shooter and national coach Pawan Singh has been appointed at the helm of the Result Timing Score (RTS) Jury by the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) for the World Cup in Munich.


17-Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has given ‘3D’- determination, devotion and dedication mantra to ministers after his BJD government completed the fourth year of its fourth consecutive term in power.


18-Bala Prasath won Formula Junior Racing Series 2018 Championship at Coimbatore.


19-First human-to-human heart transplant has been performed in eastern India i.e in Kolkata. Doctors transplanted the heart of a 21-year-old man who died in Bengaluru a day back on a 39-year-old patient from Jharkhand.


20-Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and his cabinet colleagues on Monday chose public transport vehicles for commuting to attend functions in Shimla related to President Ram Nath Kovind‘s events.


21-Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) along with 17 other firms to be delisted from the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) from May 30.


22-Facebook enlisted US-based chipmaker Qualcomm for its gigabit Wi-Fi project.


23-Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that his informal summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin will take bilateral ties to a new level.


24-Choudhary Rajinder Singh, brother of former Minister and BJP leader Choudhary Lal Singh, was booked for using abusive language against J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.


25-President Ram Nath Kovind has refused to accept an honorary doctorate that was to be conferred on him by the horticulture and forestry university at its annual convocation in Nauni near Solan.


26-Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan laid the foundation stone of a LPG bottling plant of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) in Odisha’s Balangir district.


27-Google’s ‘Internet Saathi’ programme reached 15mn women, to expand to 4 new states.


28-Nipah virus (NiV), has claimed three lives in Kerala’s Kozhikode district. It poses no threat in other parts of the country.


29-Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said as many as many 19 cancer hospitals will be set up in Assam within two years, including one in Guwahati.


30-Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor will host a two-hour prelude to the Indian Premier League (IPL) finale

 


31-Actress Preity Zinta has apologized on behalf of her team Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) for losing to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).


32-Indian Super League (ISL) outfit Delhi Dynamos has appointed Mridul Banerjee as the new assistant coach of the club.


33-Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived S inochi (Russia) on a nine-hour visit during which he will hold an informal summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.


34- India has successfully conducted the first test of the BrahMos cruise missile aimed at increasing its life from 10 to 15 years.


35-At least two coaches of the A.P. Express caught fire near Birlanagar in Madhya Pradesh.


36-Billboard Music Awards- Ed Sheeran won not only the Top Artist but Top Male Artist Award, and Taylor Swift lifting the Top Female Artist trophy.


37-Actress Patricia Morison died. She was 103.


38-China launched a relay satellite to set up a communication link between Earth and the planned Chang’e-4 lunar probe.


39-Britain to introduce new laws to make social media safer by outlawing “wild west” elements of the internet.


40-Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro re-elected as Venezuelan President.


41-Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal won his eighth Italian Open title, dethroning Germany’s Alexander Zverev.

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal


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1-General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak has lauded India’s commitment towards UN peacekeeping after he met India’s Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar in the Slovakian capital, Bratislava.


2-US President Donald Trump met Chinese President Xi Jinping’s special envoy and Vice Premier Liu He at Washington to discuss bilateral ties at the White House.


3-US President Donald Trump has threatened North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with decimation.


4-Suzanne Scott has become the first woman CEO at Fox News.


5-Congress, JD-S shifted MLAs to Hyderabad to prevent the BJP from poaching them ahead of the crucial floor test in the new Assembly.


6-Availability of freshwater has declined in the northern and eastern parts of India, NASA study has warned.


7-Actor Sushant Singh Rajput has made his entrepreneurial debut with the launch of Innsaei Ventures Pvt Ltd.


8-Late actress Sridevi was posthumously honoured at the 71st Cannes Film Festival. Filmmaker Subhash Ghai received the award on her behalf.


9-The Supreme Court has directed Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa a floor test on Saturday i.e at 4 pm to ascertain the support in the 224-member assembly.


10-US researchers have developed a new blood test for detecting pancreatic cancer in less than an hour.


11-The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued summons to Nirav Modi‘s father Deepak Modi, sister Purvi Mehta and her husband Mayank Mehta in the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud probe.


12-Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) spokesman and former MLA Saheb Singh joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).


13-20 Indian start-ups have been selected for business expansion to London.


14-Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lay the foundation stone of Zojila tunnel on the Srinagar-Leh National Highway in Jammu and Kashmir.


15- Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala has appointed BJP legislator K.G. Bopaiah as Karnataka Assembly’s Pro-Tem Speaker. He will be administering the oath to all newly elected legislators on Saturday ahead of the floor test directed by the Supreme Court.


16-Gina Haspel has been confirmed as the first female Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) by the US Senate.


17-Delhi cabinet has given in-principle approval for 1,000 cluster buses.


18-Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) to set up its second LPG bottling plant in Odisha in Balangir district.


19-West Bengal is number one in preventing parent-to-child transmission of HIV, it has been certified by the National Aids Control Organisation (NACO).


20-The Himachal Pradesh Council for Science, Technology, and Environment (HIMCOSTE) has launched a 20-day Riverfront Cleaning Campaign.


21-Kerala has bagged the ‘Best Destination for Families’ award through an online poll conducted by Lonely Planet magazine.


22-Hungarian President Janos Ader has appointed the ministers of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s fourth ministry in Budapest officially forming the country’s new government.


23- Delhi will get six new city forests by March 2019 under the green budget initiative of the Delhi government.


24-Harish Manwani has been appointed as Tata Sons’ Independent Director.


25-Samaleshwari Express engine has derailed in Odisha’s Rayagada district.


26-Former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was elected as the Congress legislature party leader in Hyderabad ahead of the crucial floor test on Saturday in the Karnataka Assembly.


27-Former Union Minister Sharad Yadav has formally launched the Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) in New Delhi.

 


28-NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant has urged French investors to build solutions in New Delhi for the seven billion-strong global market.


29-Anil Kumar Jha has been appointed as Coal India CMD.


30-East Bengal has appointed former ATK assistant coach Bastab Roy as head coach.


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1-Former Cabinet Secretary T.S.R. Subramanian has passed away.


2-Ex-journalist Michael McCormack elected Australia’s new Deputy PM.


3-Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman won his second ATP tour title defeating Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in the Rio Open final in Rio de Janeiro.


4- The seventh round of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks has begun in Mexico.


5- India’s first Funicular Trolley is all set to be launched on March 4 for pilgrims.


6- MWC– Mobile World Congress’; EFL– English Football League; WADA– The World Anti-Doping Agency


7-Former Indian soccer captain Bhaichung Bhutia has resigned from the Trinamool Congress.


8- Switzerland’s Roger Federer maintained top spot in ATP rankings ahead of Spain’s Rafael Nadal.


9-The Odisha government has launched a scheme ‘Khushi’ to provide free sanitary napkins.


10-The Andhra Pradesh government signed MoUs worth Rs 4.39 lakh crore at the CII Partnership Summit in Visakhapatnam.


11-PyeongChang will host largest Winter Paralympics starting next month.


12-Reliance Infrastructure Ltd has won an arbitration award of Rs 292 crore in a case against the Goa government.


13- COAI– Cellular Operators’ Association of India; FDCI– Fashion Design Council of India


14- India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin made the captain of the Kings XI Punjab for the Indian Premier League (IPL).


15- Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan is the brand ambassador of fruit-based soft drink brand Rasna masala orange.


16- India is ranked 47th out of 86 countries when it comes to the inclusive Internet, according to Facebook report.


17- 101 artistic elephants came together at Gateway of India in Mumbai to celebrate the launch of the first Elephant Parade India.


18-Singapore Consortium will participate in ‘Phase Z.ro’ development at Amaravati, the upcoming capital city of Andhra Pradesh.


19- Courtney Walsh, former West Indies pacer was appointed Bangladesh’s interim head coach for the Nidahas Trophy.


20- IORA– Indian Ocean Rim Association; CIMAP– Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants


21-PGIMER– Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research


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