05th August 2018 Current Affairs

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Mughal Sarai Railway Junction has been renamed as Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction .

  • The iconic Mughal Sarai Railway Junction in Uttar Pradesh has been renamed as Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction Railway station.
  • BJP National President Amit Shah inaugurated the renamed station

 

World’s first intertidal art gallery called Coralarium is located at the Fairmont Maldives

  • World’s first intertidal art gallery called Coralarium is located at the Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi resort
  • It filled with around 30 sculptures acting as a habitat for coral and other marine species

The UK government has announced new plans to change the law for organ and tissue donation .

  • The UK government has announced new plans to change the law for organ and tissue donation to address the urgent need for organs within the Indian-origin communities in the country.
  • The proposed new system of consent for organ and tissue donation is expected to come into effect in England in 2020, as part of a drive to help Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people desperately waiting for a life-saving transplant.

Netherlands has been crowned the world champions for a record eighth time.

  • In Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018, the Netherlands has been crowned the world champions for a record eighth time.
  • The defending champions recorded a stunning 6-0 victory over Ireland in the summit clash at London, UK to extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to 32 matches.

The 2018 BWF World Championships has been held at Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Sports Park Arena in Nanjing, China.

  • The 2018 BWF World Championships is a badminton tournament which was held at Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Sports Park Arena in Nanjing, China.
  • Ace Indian shuttler P V Sindhu won the silver medal in a major tournament final as she went down tamely to Carolina Marin in the World Championships’ women’s singles title.

Virat Kohli topped the ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen.

  • India captain Virat Kohli topped the ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen.
  • Kohli thus became the seventh India batsman, and first since Sachin Tendulkar (in June 2011) to be ranked the number one Test batsman in the latest ICC rankings.

Anurag Sachan appointed as Managing Director of Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd. (DFCCIL).

  • Anurag Sachan appointed as Managing Director of Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd. (DFCCIL).
  • Sachan, a 1981-batch officer of Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE), is at present Chief Administrative Officer of Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail link project.

The control of Bengaluru division HAL given to the IAF

  • The government is poised to hand over control of the Bengaluru division of State-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to the Indian Air Force (IAF).
  • This comes as the next phase of the LCA project, development of the MK2 variant, as well as the country’s next fighter aircraft programme, the Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA), begin to take shape.

Library scientist Krishna Shripadrao Deshpande has died at the age of 95.

  • Library scientist Krishna Shripadrao Deshpande, 95, died at his residence in Malamaddi.
  • Recognized internationally as an expert in Library Science, Deshpande was instrumental in setting up and developing libraries at Karnataka University, Gulbarga University, UAS, Dharwad, Mangalore University.

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