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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.

Current Affairs in Short: 22 August 2018

Aug 22, 2018
Senior Congress leader Gurudas Kamat passed away on August 22 after a brief illness. He was 63. The former Union minister died at Primus hospital in Delhi, where he was admitted early today.

President Ram Nath Kovind appoints 7 new Governors; Satya Pal Malik replaces NN Vohra in J&K

Aug 22, 2018
Governor Satya Pal Malik was transferred from Bihar to Jammu and Kashmir to replace NN Vohra, while senior BJP leader Lalji Tandon was appointed the Governor of Bihar, replacing Malik. Kaptan Singh Solanki, the Governor of Haryana, has been transferred to Tripura, while Satyadev Narayan Arya is the new Haryana governor.

Current Affairs in Short: 21 August 2018

Aug 21, 2018
Former West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi was conferred with Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award on the occasion of 74th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 21 August 2018

Aug 21, 2018
The Day 3 of Asian Games 2018 began with shooters Saurabh Chaudhary, Abhishek Verma and Sanjeev Rajput adding three more medals to India’s medal account, taking the total medal tally to 8, comprising 3 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals.

Exercise Pitch Black 2018 concludes in Australia

Aug 20, 2018
This was the first time that an Indian Air Force contingent participated in this multinational air exercise in Australia. Indian Air Force had earlier participated in the exercise as observer and this was for the first time that Indian Air Force participated with air assets.

Current Affairs in Short: 20 August 2018

Aug 20, 2018
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s 21 members-cabinet took the oath on August 20, 2018. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party (PTI) Vice-chairman Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi will be the country’s new Foreign Minister. PTI's Asad Umar has been made the Minister for Finance and Revenue.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 20 August 2018

Aug 20, 2018
Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General passed away on August 18 after a short illness. He was 88. He was the only African to helm the post of UN Chief. He served for two terms from 1997 to 2006. He was also awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001 for his humanitarian work.

Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General, dies at 80

Aug 20, 2018
Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General passed away on August 18 after a short illness. He was 88. He was the only African to helm the post of UN Chief. He served for two terms from 1997 to 2006. He was also awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001 for his humanitarian work.

Anti-Tank Guided Missile ‘HELINA’ successfully test fired at Pokhran range

Aug 20, 2018
Apart from conducting the flight test of HELINA Missile, the DRDO, along with Indian Air Force (IAF) and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), conducted the flight test of indigenously designed and developed guided bombs ‘Smart Anti Airfield Weapon’ (SAAW).

11th World Hindi Conference held in Mauritius

Aug 20, 2018
The 11th World Hindi Conference was inaugurated in Mauritius on August 18 with the theme ‘Hindi World and Indian Culture’. The three-day conference aims at expanding the reach of the Hindi language at a global level.

World Humanitarian Day 2018 observed globally

Aug 19, 2018
On August 19, 2003, a terrorist attack had hit the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq. The bombing killed 22 people including UN Representative in Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello. Five years later in 2008, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution designating 19 August as World Humanitarian Day.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 13 August to 18 August 2018

Aug 18, 2018
US space agency NASA has launched Parker Solar Probe, a historic mission to touch the sun. The main aim of the mission is to send a satellite closer to the Sun than any before. It is the first space craft to be named after a living person.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 17 August 2018

Aug 17, 2018
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away on August 16, 2018 following a prolonged illness at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. He was 93. He was admitted at the AIIMS on June 11, 2018.

Current Affairs in Short: 17 August 2018

Aug 17, 2018
The mortal remains of Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee were consigned to flames with full state honour at Smriti Sthal in New Delhi late evening on August 17. Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with BJP President Amit Shah, host of cabinet Ministers, many Chief Ministers and other leaders walked alongside the casket from BJP headquarters to Smriti Sthal.

Nandula Raghuram elected as Chair of International Nitrogen Initiative

Aug 17, 2018
The International Nitrogen Initiative (INI) is an international program, set up in 2003 under sponsorship of the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) and from the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program (IGBP).

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