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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Current Affairs in Short: 16 August 2018

Aug 16, 2018
The Ministry of Railway launched the “digital screens” at 22 stations as an innovative low cost solution to spread awareness among public about the opulent heritage of Indian Railways.

Current Affairs in Short: 14 August 2018

Aug 14, 2018
Ministry of AYUSH has introduced new Central Sector scheme for promoting pharmacovigilance of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy (ASU&H) Drugs.

Current Affairs in Short: 13 August 2018

Aug 13, 2018
India's second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 will now be launched in the January-March window in 2019 instead of later in 2018. The main reason for postponing the launch is a change in design, which will enable the spacecraft to land on the lunar surface.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 6 August to 11 August 2018

Aug 11, 2018
Pepsico CEO Indra Nooyi will step down from the position on October 3, after helming the post for the last 12 years. Ramon Laguarta, who has worked with Pepsico for over 22 years, will be succeeding Nooyi.

Current Affairs in Short: 10 August 2018

Aug 10, 2018
The forms for claims, objections and corrections in the latest draft of National Register of Citizens have been made available at the NRC Seva Kendras in Assam from today. While claims and objections can only be submitted at the Seva Kendras, corrections can also be made online.

Current Affairs in Short: 9 August 2018

Aug 9, 2018
Ahead of Independence Day, the government has urged all citizens not to use national flags made of plastic. The States were told to ensure strict compliance of the provisions contained in the ‘Flag Code of India, 2002’ and ‘The Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971.

Current Affairs in Short: 8 August 2018

Aug 8, 2018
A new study has warned that Earth is at the risk of entering an irreversible 'hothouse' condition, where the global temperatures will rise by four to five degrees and sea levels may surge by up to 60 metres higher than today, even if the targets under the Paris climate deal are met.

Current Affairs in Short: 7 August 2018

Aug 7, 2018
Justices Indira Banerjee, Vineet Saran and K M Joseph were on August 7, 2018 sworn in as judges of Supreme Court in the order of seniority notified by the Centre.

Current Affairs in Short: 6 August 2018

Aug 6, 2018
China has announced that it has successfully tested its first cutting-edge hypersonic aircraft, which could carry nuclear warheads and penetrate any current generation anti-missile defence systems.

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