06th August 2018 Current Affairs

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Startup India launched the “Startup Academia Alliance programme”.

 

  • To fulfil the Government of India’s mission to promote the spirit of entrepreneurship in the country, Startup India launched the “Startup Academia Alliance programme”.
  • The programme is a unique mentorship opportunity between academic scholars and startups working in similar domains.

President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill

  • President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018, that will deter offenders to evade legal process in India and flee the country.
  • The bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha on 25 July 2018 and by the Lok Sabha on 19 July 2018.

China has successfully tested its first cutting-edge hypersonic aircraft, ‘Xingkong-2’

  • China has successfully tested its first cutting-edge hypersonic aircraft, ‘Xingkong-2’ or Starry Sky-2.
  • The aircraft could carry nuclear warheads and penetrate any current generation anti-missile defence systems.

Russia has appointed martial artist as a special envoy to improve ties with the United States.

  • Russia has appointed martial artist and action film star Steven Seagal as a special envoy to improve ties with the United States.
  • His responsibility will be to “facilitate relations between Russia and the United States in the humanitarian field, including cooperation in culture, arts, public and youth exchanges.

China has operationalised a prototype exascale computing machine

  • China has operationalised a prototype exascale computing machine, the next-generation supercomputer.
  • The Sunway exascale computer prototype was put in operation on 5th August 2018 and helps to execute a quintillion calculation per second.

Government has approved 122 new research projects of 112 crore rupees

  • Government has approved 122 new research projects of 112 crore rupees under its Impacting Research Innovation and Technology ‘IMPRINT-2’ scheme.
  • The initiative aims to advance research in energy, security, and healthcare domains in the higher education institutions.

Kento Momota became the first Japanese man to win the Badminton World Championships

  • Kento Momota became the first Japanese man to win the Badminton World Championships.
  • Kento Momota of Japan defeated Shi Yuqi of China in the men’s final at the Badminton World Championships.

Svetlana Kuznetsova defeated Croatia’s Donna Vekic

  • Svetlana Kuznetsova defeated Croatia’s Donna Vekic and won her 18th career Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) title at the Washington Open.
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova is ranked 128th in the world.

The GSAT-11 — will take off a spaceport in French Guiana on 30 November 2018.

  • Indian Space Research Organisation’s heaviest satellite so far — the GSAT-11 — will take off a spaceport in French Guiana on 30 November 2018.
  • The communication satellite will help in increasing the internet speed in the country.

Chandrayaan-2, may be delayed till January 2019.

  • The launch of India’s second mission to the moon, Chandrayaan-2, may be delayed till January 2019.
  • The postponement comes in the wake of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) facing quick setbacks.

Defence India startup challenge has been launched in Bengaluru.

  • Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched defence India startup challenge in Bengaluru.
  • The highlight of the event was the launch of 11 challenges by MoD now thrown open to provide solutions in the startup ecosystem.

CM Nitish Kumar launched the ‘Mukhyamantri Kanya Utthan Yojana’

  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar launched the ‘Mukhyamantri Kanya Utthan Yojana’.
  • The ambitious scheme will provide Rs. 54,100 from the birth of a girl child till she graduates.

Minjar fair concluded in Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba town

  • The eight-day-long Minjar fair concluded in Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba town on the banks of the Ravi river with the immersion of ‘minjars’, which symbolises the blossoming of maize.
  • During the fair, people put ‘minjars’ on their colourful costumes and pray for timely rain and bumper crop.

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