Monthly Current Affairs August 2018 PDF Capsule

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Important Appointments August 2018 

Re-elected as the President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa
Elected as President of Columbia Ivan Duque
Re-elected as President of Mali Ibrahim Boubacar Keita
Elected as the President of Paraguay Mario Abdo Benitez
Appointed as new Ambassador of India to Russia D Bala Venkatesh Varma
Elected as the Chair of International Nitrogen Initiative N Raghuram
First Indian to be appointed as member of ICANN panel Ajay Data
Appointed as Vice President of South West Asian Football Federation Subrata Dutta
Re-appointed as chairperson of TRAI till 2020 R S Sharma
Appointed as Part time members on board of Reserve Bank of India S Gurumurthy and Satish Marathe
Appointed as members of Central Board of Direct Taxes Aditya Vikram
Pramod Chandra Mody
Appointed as Director and General Manager of United India Insurance Company Ltd S Gopakumar
Appointed as CEO of PM Fasal Bima Yojana Ashish Kumar Bhutani
Appointed as the deputy chairperson of Rajya Sabha Harivansh
Appointed as Head Coach of Indian Women Cricket Team Ramesh Powar
Appointed as the Director (Finance) of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd C B Ananthakrishnan
Re-appointed as the Non- Executive Director on board of HDFC Deepak Parekh
Appointed as MD of Dedicated Freight Corporation of India Ltd Anurag Sachan
Appointed as Chairman of Marine Products Export Development Authority K S Srinivas
Appointed Independent Director of India Bulls Housing Finance S S Mundra
RBI Deputy Governor
Government of India has approved extension of tenure of Non- Executive Chairman of Canara Bank Narayanasamy Manoharan
Government of India has approved extension of tenure of Non- Executive Chairman of Bank of India Gopalraman Padmanabhan
Appointed as Chief Justice of Madras High Court Justice Vijaya Kamlesh
Appointed as the Chief Justice of J and K High Court Gita Mittal
Appointed as Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court Aniruddha Bose
Appointed as Chief Justice of Delhi High Court Rajendra Menon
Appointed as Chief Justice of Patna High Court M R Shah
Appointed as Chief Justice of Odisha High Court Kalpesh Satyendra Jhaveri
Appointed as Chairman of Appellate Tribunal for Electricity Manjula Chellur
Appointed as chairperson of National Commission for Women Rekha Sharma
Appointed as Member, National Commission for protection of Child Rights R G Anand

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Chief Justices of High Courts and Judges in Supreme Court
Judges of High Court appointed as the Judges in Supreme Court

Chief Justices of
Madras High Court
Indira Banerjee
Uttarakhand High Court
KM Joseph
Odisha High Court
Vineet Saran

                                 Newly Appointed Governors of States
                                  Bihar                                    – Lal Ji Tandon
                                  Haryana                               – Satyadev Narayan Arya
                                  Meghalaya                           – Tathagata Roy
                                  Jammu and Kashmir          – Satya Pal Malik
                                  Sikkim                                  – Ganga Prasad
                                  Tripura                                 – Kaptan Singh Solanki
                                  Uttarakhand                        – Ranu Maurya
Additional Charge as Governor of Chhattisgarh   – Anandiben Patel

Important Awards and Recognitions August 2018

Indian Australian Mathematician, who won prestigious fields medal at the International Congress of Mathematics in Rio de Janeiro Akshay Venkatesh
Recipient of the 2018 UEFA President’s award by the European football governing body David Beckham
Outstanding Parliamentarian Award 2013 Dr. Najma Heptullah
Outstanding Parliamentarian Award 2014 Hukum Dev Narayan
Outstanding Parliamentarian Award 2015 Ghulam Nabi Azad
Outstanding Parliamentarian Award 2016 Dinesh Trivedi
Outstanding Parliamentarian Award 2017 Bhartruhari Mahtab
As per a poll conducted by BBC History Magazine, Nobel award winning scientist who has topped the “women who changed the world list” Marie Curie
India’s first tribal language to get its own Wikipedia edition in Ol chiki script Santhali
Nao Sena Gallantry Award approved by president of India for all six women crew members of the Indian vessel team which circumnavigated the globe INS Tarini
Legion of Merit bestowed by the government of USA on which Indian army personnel General Dalbir Singh Suhag
Retired Chief of Army Staff
Recipient of the WHO World No Tobacco 2018 prize S K Arora
Recipient of the 2018 Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award Gopal Krishna Gandhi
The Bank which has been adjudged as the World’s best bank for digital innovation by global finance magazine DBS Bank, Singapore
Outstanding Parliamentarian Award for the years 2013 – 2017 awarded by president

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Banking Current Affairs August 2018

Indian Banking Conclave 2018 which was organized by Center for Economic Policy Research was held in the city, NITI Aayog was the knowledge partner New Delhi
The bank which has surpassed Yes Bank as the 7th most valuable country in India in terms of market capitalization Bandhan bank
A unified payment terminal POS machine – MOPAD, has been launched by which of the following banks recently State Bank of India
Pay U signed an MoU with which organizations for offering personal loans via LazyPay Reliance Money
The first of its kind in India, an Iris based authentication for Aadhaar enabled transactions has been introduced by which bank Axis Bank
A renewed version of UPI (Unified Payment Interface) UPI 2.0 has been recently unveiled by whom,
four new features have been added
a) Invoice in the Inbox
b) Signed Intent/ QR
c) UPI Mandate with block of funds
d) UPI for overdraft account
Dr. Urjit Patel

Reserve Bank of India

As per the third bi-monthly policy review by RBI
Key Policy Rates
Repo Rate 6.5%
Reverse Repo Rate 6.25%
Bank Rate 6.75%
Marginal Standing Facility 6.75%
Cash Reserve Ratio 4%
Statutory Liquidity Ratio 19.5%
Foreign Bank which received Reserve Bank of India’s approval recently to operate in the country SBM Bank (India)
State Bank of Mauritius
Reserve Bank of India has recently barred a payments bank from accepting new customers after its violation of norms regarding deposits taken by the payments bank in existing accounts Fino tech payments bank
As per the RBI’s annual report published in august 2018, country which remained as the top source of inward remittances for 2017-18 UAE
Reserve Bank of India has transferred how much amount to government of India as a surplus for the year 2017-18 Rs 50,000 Crore
As per the recent estimate of growth of India’s GDP by RBI, what is the expected GDP growth rate for the year 2018-19 7.4%
NABARD has sanctioned how much amount for 8 water projects in the state of Haryana from the rural infrastructure development fund Rs 722 Crore
The small finance bank which has launched an overdraft facility for medium and small enterprises Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
Some important points to note from the recently  published All India financial inclusion survey 2016-17

NABARD which was released by Rajiv Kumar Vice Chairman – NITI Aayog

–      Agricultural house holds accounted 48% of rural households

–      88.1% of the rural households have a bank account
–      Average monthly income of the total rural households for 2015-16 is Rs 8059

World’s first block chain public bond “Bondi bond” introduced and being managed by which international financial institution World Bank
Public Sector Bank which topped the list of total number of digital transactions as per the recent report published by department of financial services Punjab National Bank
Company which has launched the commodity trading with MCX Axis Securities
Government of India has recently signed a loan agreement of USD 250 million with world bank for supporting electrical DISCOM companies in which state Rajasthan
Government of India has signed a loan agreement of how much amount with Asian development bank for providing safe and sustainable drinking water facilities in the state of West Bengal USD 245 million
India’s GDP growth estimate for the year 2019-20 by International Monetary Fund 7.5%
India’s GDP growth estimate for the year 2018-19 by National Council of Applied Economic Research 7.4%
India’s GDP growth estimate for the year 2018-19 by FICCI’s economic outlook survey 7.4%
India’s GDP growth estimate for the year 2018-19 by India Ratings Research 7.2%
India’s GDP growth estimate for the year 2018-19 and 2019-20 by Moody Investor Services 7.5%
Company which has partnered with Indian railways IRCTC rail connect for facilitating convenient payments Phone Pe
Organized which has launched an initiative RUCO – (repurpose used cooking oil) for collecting and converting of used cooking oil into biofuel FSSAI
Country which has surpassed japan as the country with the world’s largest current account surplus as per IFO institute Germany
First Indian company to surpass Rs 8 trillion market capitalization Reliance Industries
Government of India has signed a loan agreement of how much amount with the world bank for improving the energy efficiency programme in India USD 300 million
Government of India has signed a loan agreement of USD 375 million with which international organizations  for improving the irrigation projects in Madhya Pradesh Asian Development Bank

National Affairs August 2018

  • Ministry of Human Resources and Development has launched Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements for promoting innovations in the country and it has been established in the premises of AICTE in New Delhi.
  • A 5 day international colour festival was held in Ranchi from 23rd – 27th August 2018.
  • Assam has recently released the final draft of National Registry of Citizens of Assam; the draft has declared 40 lakh people as illegal citizens of India.
  • Government of India has approved an MoU between India and Bulgaria in the field of tourism
  • Government of India has approved an MoU between India and republic of Korea for cooperation in the field of Railways
  • Two new space technology research centers are coming up in Jammu and Agartala, as per a recent announcement by Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North East Region.
  • As per the recent survey conducted by the Quality Control of India, Jodhpur, Rajasthan has emerged as the cleanest railway station in India.
  • As per the recent report by Routesonline, Kempegowda International Airport Bangalore has emerged as the second fastest growing airport in the world after Haneda Airport, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Ministry of Earth Sciences has set up a cyclone-warning center in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
  • Government of India has approved an MoU between India and USA in the field of Insurance regulatory sector.
  • Film Actor Kangana Ranaut along with Raman Singh, CM of Chhattisgarh has launched a mobile distribution scheme named “mobile tihar” under the sanchar kranti Yojana in Raipur.
  • A new scheme – Seva Bhoj Scheme, worth Rs 325 Crore, aimed at reimbursing CGST and IGST to religious/ charitable institutions who provide food free of cost has been introduced by government of India.
  • Rajasthan has become the first state in the country to implement “Biofuel Policy”.
  • WOW mobile app has been launched by FICCI ladies organization recently, which is aimed at creating awareness on preventive healthcare.
  • Inland waterways authority of India has launched a dedicated portal named FOCAL for connecting cargo owners and shippers with real time data on availability of vessels.
  • Country’s first hub for biotech and pharma sector has been recently launched in Hyderabad, Telangana.
  • World’s first ever high-energy thermal storage device has been recently unveiled in Amaravati, Andhrapradesh.
  • Two mobile applications of TRAI – Mycall and DND 2.0 have been made available on the UMANG App platform.
  • A mobile app named Niryat Mitra to promote ease of doing business in the country has been launched by Minister of Commerce and Industry – Suresh Prabhu.
  • Government of India has approved Life Insurance Corporation’s purchase of 51% stake in IDBI Bank.
  • Government of India has approved MoU between India and Indonesia for cooperation in the field of health, scientific and technological cooperation.
  • The project outlay of India Post Payments Bank has been increased from existing Rs 800 crore to Rs 1435 crore by government of India recently
  • Country’s first lab for conservation of endangered species – National Wildlife Genetic Resource Bank has been recently launched in Hyderabad, Telangana by Minister of Science and Tech, Environment, Forest and Climate Change – Dr. Harsha Vardhan.
  • “Bhamashah Techno Hub”, India’s largest business incubator hub has been launched in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
  • India has been elected as the president of Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development for a period of two years. Srilanka was elected as the vice – chair of the institute.
  • Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve has been recently inducted into the World Network of Biosphere Reserves of UNESCO.
  • International Buddhist Conference has been recently inaugurated by the President of India in New Delhi.
  • Bombardier Q 400 turbotop, which is India’s first biofuel flight from Dehradun to Delhi being operated by Spice jet has commenced operations.
  • Prasar Bharati has signed an MoU with the Myanmar media group for collaboration in content sharing and broadcasting.
  • National Highway authorities of India has signed an MoU with State bank of India for an unsecured loan of Rs 25,000 Crore for a period of 10 years.
  • EXIM Bank of India has signed an MoU with BRICS development bank for collaboration in the field of block chain technology.
  • The 51st ASEAN foreign ministers meeting was held in Singapore in august 2018, the meeting is chaired by Lee Hsien Loong.
  • A 21-member committee headed by K Vijaya Raghavan, principal scientific advisor to government of India has been constituted by government of India for advising it on policy matters related to science, technology and innovation, the name of the committee is PM – STIAC
  • The G 20 digital economy ministerial meeting was held in Salta, Argentina from August 23-24, 2018.
  • The first SAARC agri cooperative business forum was held in Kathmandu, Nepal.

International Affairs August 2018

  • Government of India has signed an agreement with the European Union for a Rs 240 crore worth research programme for developing a vaccine for influenza.
  • Amazon has signed an MoU with Uttar Pradesh government for providing support to MSME entrepreneurs in the state through One District One Product scheme of the state.
  • 11th world Hindi congress was held in Mauritius from August 18th – 20th
  • Japan has overtaken China as the second largest stock market in the world as per a recent report published by Bloomberg.
  • A two-day Nepal – India literature festival 2018 has been held in Birgunj, Nepal. The even was organized by Nepal – India Cooperation forum.
  • 24th World Congress of Philosophy was held in Beijing, China. The theme for 2018 is “Learning to be a human”.
    Name of the Report Publishing Organization Rank of India Rank 01st
    on the List
    Global Innovation Index Cornell University, INSEAD
    and WIPO
    57th Switzerland
    Air Quality Index, India Central Pollution Control Board Gurugram
    Poorest in Air Quality
    Ease of Living Index Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs Pune
    Global Livability Index Economist Intelligence Unit New Delhi – 112th position Vienna, Austria
    National Level Ranking Framework Government of India Implementation of AMRUT scheme Andhra Pradesh
    India’s most patriotic brand Survey by YouGov
    based in UK
    State Bank of India

    Defence, Science and Technology and Environment August 2018

    • Shanghai Cooperation Organization Peace Mission Exercise 2018 was conducted by the central ministry of Russia in Chelyabinsk, Russia in August 2018.
    • The first ever Indian Air force and Royal Malaysian Air force joint exercise has concluded in Subang Air Base, Malaysia in August 2018.
    • In the 14th exercise KAKADU 2018 in Darwin Australia, INS Sahayadri is participating from India. The exercise will be held from August 29th – September 15th.
    • India has recently test fired indigenously made anti-tank guided missile “Helina” and Smart Anti Airfield Weapon from Pokhran Test Range, Rajasthan.
    • Defence Industrial Corridor in Aligarh has been recently launched by Minister of Defence Nirmala Sitaraman and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh – Yogi Adityanath.
    • Joint military exercise between India and Thailand, Exercise Maitree has been conducted from August 06th to 19th in Thailand.

    Books and Authors August 2018

    No Spin Autobiography of Shane Warne (Australian Cricketer)
    Co- Author : Andrew Goodfellow
    281 and Beyond Autobiography of V V S Lakshman
    (Indian Cricketer)Book to be published in November 18
    Sea Prayer Khaled Hosseini

    Obituaries in August 2018

    Rajinder Kumar Dhawan Politician
    Somnath Chatterjee Politician
    Balram Das Tandon Ex – Chhattisgarh Governor
    Kuldip Nayar Journalist and Politician
    Chemmanam Chako Malayalam Poet and Sahitya Academi Winner
    M Karunanidhi DMK Leader – Tamilnadu (Politician)
    Prof Krishna Shripadrao Deshpande Library Scientist
    Ajit Wadekar Cricketer
    Nicholas Bett Athlete
    Atal Bihari Vajpayee Former Prime Minister of India
    Kofi Annan Former UN Secretary General

    Sports Current Affairs 2018

    Name of the Event Winner Place Held
    Hungarian Grand Prix – Racing Lewis Hamilton Hungary
    Belgian Grand Prix 2018 Sebastian Vettel Belgian
    Washington Open 2018 Men’s Singles –
    Alexander Zverev
    Women’s Singles –
    Svetlana Kuznetsova
    Washington USA
    Asian Nations Cup Chess Tournament India won 5 medals in the event Iran
    BWF World Championship 2018 Men’s Singles
    Kento Momoto (Gold)
    Shi Yuki (Silver)
    Women’s Singles
    Carolina Marin (Gold)
    P V Sindhu (Silver)
    Women’s Hockey World cup 2018 Netherlands (Winners)
    Ireland (Runners)
    World Junior Squash Championship 2018 Men’s Individual
    Mostafa Asal (Egypt)Women’s Individual
    Rowan Elaraby
    International Hockey Federation Rankings Australia – 1st
    India – 5th
    Vietnam Open – Badminton 2018 Men’s Singles
    Shesar Hiren Rhustavito
    Women’s Singles
    Yeo Jia Min
    Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
    Olympics to be held in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 has become the first in the history of Olympics to be deploy facial recognition
    FIFA U-20 women’s world cup
    Japan – Winner
    Spain – Runner
    In the latest world rankings published by FIFA – Football, India is placed at 96th place for the first time, France has topped the list of countries
    Men’s Hockey World Cup in November 2018 will be held in Bhubaneshwar, India
    India’s Indigenous sport Kho – Kho has received the recognition from Olympic Council of Asia
    Asian youth weightlifting championship 2019 will be held in North Korea in October 2018
    At the 2018 Asian Games, China topped the medals tally with 289 medals; India has secured 8th position in the event.

    2022 Asian Games will be held in Hangzhou, China

    Important Days August 2018

    Day of the Month

    Observed as Observed by Theme for 2018
    August 09th International Day of World’s Indigenous People United Nations Indigenous Peoples’ migration and movement
    August 10th World Biofuel Day
    August 12th International Youth Day United Nations Safe Space for Youth
    August 12th World Elephant Day
    August 19th World Humanitarian Day United Nations Not a target

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