8th August 2018 Current Affairs

By | August 10, 2018
  1. Former Tamil Nadu CM and DMK (Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) Chief Muthuvel Karunanidhi (94-year) passed away due to age-related illness in Chennai.
  2. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar launched Mukhyamantri Kanya Utthan Yojana for empowerment of women. A sum of Rs 7221 crore will be spend in a year on the programme.
  3. 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting was held in Singapore
  4. State Bank of India launched a payments machine called MOPAD. The full form of MOPAD is Multi Option Payment Acceptance Device.
  5. S Gurumurthy & Satish Marathe appointed part-time Directors on RBI board by the Cabinet’s Appointments Committee (CAC).
  6. Nikhil Nanda appointed as the Chairman and MD of Escorts
  7. Colombia’s President-elect Ivan Duque (42-year) has been sworn in as the country’s 60th president.
  8. Saudi national Musaed Aldossary (18-year) has been crowned champion of the FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final.
  9. facial recognition system will be used across an Olympics for the first time during the 2020 Games.
  10. The Telangana government launched a first of its kind, Rs.5 lakh insurance programme for farmers in the state titled RythuBandhu Life Insurance Bonds.
  11. Andhra Pradesh topped the States’ Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index (SEEPI) released by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and NITI Aayog.
  12. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced that the volume of Transactions through Mobile Banking crossed the 300 million mark for the first time.
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