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Top 5 Current Affairs: 31 August 2018

Aug 31, 2018
Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on August 31, 2018 inaugurated the widows’ home ‘Krishna Kutir’ at Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh.

Current Affairs in Short: 31 August 2018

Aug 31, 2018
The Supreme Court has adjourned hearing on petitions challenging constitutional validity of Article 35 A to second week of January 2019. The Article empowers the Jammu and Kashmir legislature to define the state’s permanent residents and their special rights.

Current Affairs in Short: 30 August 2018

Aug 30, 2018
Russian military successfully conducted a test launch of a new interceptor missile for Russia’s missile defense system. The test was conducted at the test site of Sary-Shagan in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 30 August 2018

Aug 30, 2018
The Day 11 of the 18th Asian Games was historic for India with two landmark gold medals coming through athletes Swapna Barman and Arpinder Singh. While Arpinder Singh ended India's 48-year wait for a gold medal in the men's triple jump event at the Asian Games as he topped the finals, Swapna Barman gave India its first-ever Asiad gold in women's heptathlon event.

HRD Ministry launches third edition of ‘Smart India Hackathon’

Aug 30, 2018
The third edition of world’s biggest open innovation model ‘Smart India Hackathon 2019’ was launched by the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi. The SIH-2019 is expected to witness participation from over 1 lakh students from around 3000 institutions across the country.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 29 August 2018

Aug 29, 2018
India's gold account opened on Day 10 of the 18th Asian Games with Manjit Singh, who came first in the men's 800m final with a timing of 1.46.15. Jinson Johnson followed close behind with a timing of 1.46.35 to finish at the second place. The Indians secured the gold and silver medals.

Current Affairs in Short: 29 August 2018

Aug 29, 2018
The production of foodgrains touched a record high of 284.8 million tonnes in 2017-18 on the back of last year’s normal monsoon, as per the fourth advance estimates of crop production by the Agriculture Ministry, which were released on August 28, 2018.

National Sports Day 2018 celebrated in India

Aug 29, 2018
Every year on this day, the President of India confers National sports and adventure awards including Arjuna and Khel Ratna to celebrate the achievements of exceptional athletes in the country. However, this year, the date has been postponed to September 25, 2018 in the wake of ongoing Asian Games 2018.

Government constitutes new science and technology council to advise PM

Aug 29, 2018
The Union Government has constituted a 21-member science and technology council to advice Prime Minister Narendra Modi on matters related to science, technology and innovations. It will be headed by K Vijay Raghavan, the principal scientific adviser to the Union Government.

Current Affairs in Short: 28 August 2018

Aug 28, 2018
Punjab state Assembly unanimously passed Bills for an amendment to the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPc) to make sacrilege of all religious texts punishable with life imprisonment.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 28 August 2018

Aug 28, 2018
In the much-awaited women's singles gold medal match between PV Sindhu and Tai Tzu Yin, Sindhu had to settle for silver after she lost to Yin in straight sets. Despite the loss, Sindhu became the first badminton player to win silver in Asian Games.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 27 August 2018

Aug 27, 2018
India's medal account opened on Day 9 of the 18th Asian Games with star shuttler Saina Nehwal winning a historic bronze after losing to World No.1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in women's singles semifinals.

Current Affairs in Short: 27 August 2018

Aug 27, 2018
Pakistan's new government has banned the discretionary use of state funds and first-class air travel by officials and leaders, including the president and the prime minister, as part of its austerity drive. The discretionary allocation of funds by the prime minister and the president and other officials was also stopped by the Cabinet.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 20 August to 25 August 2018

Aug 25, 2018
The Indian tennis duo of Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan clinched the 5th gold medal for India on Day 6 of Asian Games 2018, after they beat Kazakhstan's Denis Yevseyev and Aleksandr Bublik 6-3, 6-4 in the men's doubles tennis event. The win takes India to the 7th position in the overall medal tally.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 24 August 2018

Aug 24, 2018
India and China on August 23, 2018 decided to work towards a new bilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Defence Exchanges and Cooperation to replace the MoU signed in 2006.

Current Affairs in Short: 24 August 2018

Aug 24, 2018
Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat has ruled out the possibility of holding simultaneous elections to the state assemblies and Lok Sabha polls anytime soon. He said that a legal framework is needed to be in place for holding simultaneous polls.

Current Affairs in Short: 23 August 2018

Aug 23, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated various projects in Junagadh district. These included the Government Civil Hospital, a milk processing plant and some buildings of the Junagadh Agriculture University.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 23 August 2018

Aug 23, 2018
Young Indian shooter Shardul Vihan has won India’s 17th Asiad medal on Day 5 of Asian Games 2018. The 15-year-old won silver in the finals of the men’s double trap event. Earlier in the day, Ankita Raina won bronze in tennis women’s singles event, after she lost to 4-6, 7-6 against China’s Zhang Shuai in the semifinals.

Arun Jaitley resumes charge as Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs

Aug 23, 2018
The temporary charge of both the ministries was given to Union Minister Piyush Goyal as Jaitley had undergone a kidney transplant at AIIMS on May 14, 2018 and was recovering from it.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 22 August 2018

Aug 22, 2018
President Ram Nath Kovind on August 21, 2018 appointed Governors for seven states inluding Bihar, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Sikkim, Meghalaya, and Tripura.

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