4th Aug 2018 Current Affairs

By | August 5, 2018
  1. According to a report called N-SIPI (State Investment Potential Index) series by economic think-tank NCAERDelhi has topped as the ‘most investor-friendly’ destination list.
  2. World’s First Intertidal Art Gallery Opened in Maldives
  3. India was elected as the President of the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) for a period of two years.
  4. HDFC Life Insurance and Vijaya Bank signed an MoU where the bank will sell the insurer’s products through its branches.
  5. Vijay Mallya tops the List of India’s 28 Fugitive Economic Offenders
  6. Anurag Sachan was appointed as Managing Director of Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd. (DFCCIL).
  7. Software developer Ranjit Srivastava (38-year) has developed the world’s first Hindi-speaking humanoid robot ‘Rashmi’ claimed to cost just Rs 50,000.
  8. The Lok Sabha has passed a Bill establishing a National Sports University in Manipur as part of a vision to enhance country’s standing in sports.
  9. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel said that Monetary Policy committee (MPC) has projected the GDP growth at 7.4% for this fiscal year as in the June statement.
  10. According to Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, The Union government has distributed cooking gas connection to 5 crore beneficiary of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in 27 months instead of 35 months.
  11. The Karnataka government has made Yoga mandatory for all colleges and universities in the State.
  12. Japan overtakes China as World’s 2nd biggest stock market
  13. Chief Justice Gita Mittal is appointed as new Chief Justice of J&K HC

3 High court judges were appointed to the Supreme Court, The appointed judges are:

  • Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice KM Joseph,
  • Madras High Court Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and
  • Orissa HC Chief Justice Vineet Saran.

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