5th August 2018 Current Affairs

By | August 6, 2018
  1. Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli reached number 1 position in the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen, as per the latest ICC ranking released on 5th August 2018.
  2. The central government announced that PM Modi will launch India Post Payments Bank on August 21 with a focus on rural areas.
  3. Indian-origin U.S. astronaut Sunita Williams is among the 9 astronauts selected by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) to fly the first missions into space on commercial spacecraft, starting in 2019.
  4. India’s Gaganjeet Bhullar won his first European Tour title at the Fiji International, at Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course, in Fiji.
  5. Mughalsarai Junction railway station (Uttar Pradesh) today formally renamed as Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Nagar Junction railway station 
  6. Varanasi and Delhi are among 14 Indian cities dubbed most polluted by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on account of the air quality measured in terms of particulate matter (PM) at the high level of 2.5.
  7. India’s envoy to Ireland Vijay Thakur Singh was today named Secretary (East) in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
  8. India’s ace badminton player P V Sindhu today won the Silver medal at the Badminton World Championships 2018 for the second straight year.
  9. President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018, that will prevent offenders from avoiding legal process and escaping the country.
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