03rd August 2018 Current Affairs

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The Lok Sabha passed the 123rd Constitutional Amendment Bill

  • The Lok Sabha passed the 123rd Constitutional Amendment Bill providing for a National Commission for Backward Classes as a constitutional body.
  • A constitutional amendment under Article 368 needs to be passed by both Houses separately with a special majority.

Jongdari arrived in Shanghai on August 3, 2018.

  • Downgraded from a typhoon, Tropical Storm Jongdari arrived in Shanghai on August 3, 2018.
  • It is expected to gradually weaken as it moves westward into the Yangtze River delta.

ASEAN ratified Iran’s membership in the Treaty of Amity

  • The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) ratified Iran’s membership in the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC).
  • There was a consensus among southeast Asian countries to accept Iran as a party to the treaty.

Emmerson Mnangagwa won the presidential election

  • Emmerson Mnangagwa won the presidential election of Zimbabwe.
  • Mnangagwa won by the smallest of margins, after needing more than 50% of the vote to secure the victory.

 

Fino Payments Bank has been barred by the Reserve Bank of India from adding new customers

  • Fino Payments Bank has been barred by the Reserve Bank of India from adding new customers since the end of May 2018.
  • The central bank in its auditing of payments banks in May found Fino Payments non-compliant with the operational guidelines laid down by it.

Apple became the world’s first trillion-dollar public company

  • Apple became the world’s first trillion-dollar public company, as a rise in its share price pushed it past the landmark valuation.
  • The company hit a $1trillion market capitalisation 42 years after Apple was founded and 117 years after US Steel became the first company to be valued at $1bn in 1901.

Virat Kohli became the fastest captain to reach 7000 Runs

  • Virat Kohli became the fastest captain to reach 7000 international runs.
  • Brian Lara was the fastest among the previous 14 players who scored 7000 International runs as captain.

Scientist created a material that can remove dye in water

  • Scientists have created a sponge-like material using wood pulp and small bits of metal that can remove harmful dyes in water in a matter of seconds.
  • Cellulose, the main structure in plant cell walls and the most abundant natural material on Earth, provides the backbone of the material and has tiny pieces of palladium.

 

The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)-Rustom II has been successfully tested.

  • An indigenously designed and developed landing gear for the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)-Rustom II has been successfully tested.
  • The landing gear developed by a Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) laboratory has undergone low-speed and high-speed taxi trial in Karnataka.

 

Tejas Light Combat Aircraft underwent a series of successful tests

  • The naval version of the indigenously built Tejas Light Combat Aircraft underwent a series of successful tests to check its capability to land on an aircraft carrier.
  • The Naval LCA is expected to begin touch and go landings on the INS Vikramaditya.

Karnataka government launched “Swachhameva Jayate”,

  • Karnataka government launched “Swachhameva Jayate”, a campaign in rural areas to take a pledge on cleanliness.
  • Logo of the campaign released by Department of Rural Development includes a boy and a girl standing in front of the map of Karnataka.

 

The Andhra Pradesh government has launched ‘Mukhya Mantri-Yuva Nestham’, a scheme

  • The Andhra Pradesh government has launched ‘Mukhya Mantri-Yuva Nestham’, a scheme through which an allowance of Rs 1000 per month will be provided to unemployed youth in the state.
  • About 12 lakh youths in the age group of 22-35 years will get the benefit of the scheme.

NHAI will ink a pact with State Bank of India

  • NHAI will ink a pact with State Bank of India (SBI) for a long-term unsecured loan to the tune of Rs 25,000 crore.
  • This is SBI’s highest long-term unsecured loan to any entity and also the largest ever loan sanctioned to NHAI.

Try out the quiz ?

Q1. Who among the following has become the fastest captain to reach 7000 international runs?

Correct! Wrong!

Virat Kohli became the fastest captain to reach 7000 international runs.

Q2. Which tropical storm arrived in Shanghai on August 3, 2018?

Correct! Wrong!

Downgraded from a typhoon, Tropical Storm Jongdari arrived in Shanghai on August 3, 2018.

Q3. Which of the following has been barred by the RBI from adding new customers since the end of May 2018?

Correct! Wrong!

Fino Payments Bank has been barred by the Reserve Bank of India from adding new customers since the end of May 2018.

Q4.The Association of Southeast Asian Nations ratified which country's membership in the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia?

Correct! Wrong!

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) ratified Iran’s membership in the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC).

Q5. Which state has launched "Swachhameva Jayate”, a campaign in rural areas to take a pledge on cleanliness?

Correct! Wrong!

Karnataka government launched “Swachhameva Jayate”, a campaign in rural areas to take a pledge on cleanliness.

Q6.Who has won the 2018 presidential election of Zimbabwe?

Correct! Wrong!

Emmerson Mnangagwa won the presidential election of Zimbabwe.

Q7. By which of the following material scientist has created a material which can remove harmful dyes in water in a matter of seconds?

Correct! Wrong!

Scientists have created a sponge-like material using wood pulp and small bits of metal that can remove harmful dyes in water in a matter of seconds.

Q8. With which of the following banks will NHAI ink a pact for a long-term unsecured loan to the tune of Rs 25,000 crore?

Correct! Wrong!

NHAI will ink a pact with State Bank of India (SBI) for a long-term unsecured loan to the tune of Rs 25,000 crore.

Q9. Recently, for which of the following Unmanned Aerial Vehicles an indigenously designed and developed landing gear has been successfully tested?

Correct! Wrong!

An indigenously designed and developed landing gear for the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)-Rustom II has been successfully tested.

Q10. Which state has launched the 'Mukhya Mantri-Yuva Nestham' scheme?

Correct! Wrong!

The Andhra Pradesh government has launched ‘Mukhya Mantri-Yuva Nestham’, a scheme through which an allowance of Rs 1000 per month will be provided to unemployed youth in the state.

Q11. Which company has become the world’s first trillion-dollar public company?

Correct! Wrong!

Apple became the world’s first trillion-dollar public company, as a rise in its share price pushed it past the landmark valuation.

Q12. The naval version of the indigenously built Tejas is expected to begin touch and go landings on the __________.

Correct! Wrong!

The naval version of the indigenously built Tejas Light Combat Aircraft underwent a series of successful tests to check its capability to land on an aircraft carrier. The Naval LCA is expected to begin touch and go landings on the INS Vikramaditya.

Q13. The Lok Sabha has passed the ________ Constitutional Amendment Bill providing for a National Commission for Backward Classes as a constitutional body.

Correct! Wrong!

The Lok Sabha passed the 123rd Constitutional Amendment Bill providing for a National Commission for Backward Classes as a constitutional body.

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