13th August 2018 Current Affairs

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Piyush Goyal has released a report on Station Cleanliness .

  • Minister of Railways, Coal, Finance & Corporate Affairs, Piyush Goyal has released a report on Station Cleanliness conducted by Quality Council of India (QCI).
  • This is the third such audit cum survey which has been conducted by Railways to increase the level of cleanliness by identifying unclean spots/gaps and to improve cleanliness standards and also to propel healthy competition among railway stations.

Ravi Shankar Prasad released the document ‘Digital North East Vision 2022’ in Guwahati, Assam.

  • Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad released the document ‘Digital North East Vision 2022’ in Guwahati, Assam.
  • The Document emphasizes leveraging digital technologies to transform the lives of people of the northeast and enhance the ease of living.

CBPMC has won contracts to print currencies of many countries.

  • The state-owned China Banknote Printing and Minting Corporation (CBPMC) has won contracts to print currencies of countries like India, Thailand, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, CBMPC President Liu Guisheng has said.
  • The world’s largest money printer by scale, CBMPC, was short of work for most of last year is currently working at full capacity, reports claimed.

RBI continued to remain a net seller of the U.S. dollar in June 2018.

  • RBI continued to remain a net seller of the U.S. dollar in June 2018, after it sold $6.184 billion of the U.S. dollar in the spot market, RBI data showed.
  • In June 2018, the RBI bought $4.020 billion of U.S. dollar, while it sold $10.204 billion in the spot market.

Rafael Nadal clinched his fourth Canadian Masters 1000 title at the Rogers Cup in Toronto.

  • 17-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal clinched his fourth Canadian Masters 1000 title at the Rogers Cup in Toronto.
  • He defeated Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas.

 

 

 

James Anderson became the first bowler to take 100 Test wickets at the Lord’s Cricket Ground.

  • England fast bowler James Anderson became the first bowler to take 100 Test wickets at the Lord’s Cricket Ground.
  • Anderson achieved the feat on day four of the second Test in the ongoing five-match Test series against India.

Smt. Justice Manjula Chellur took Oath as Chairperson, Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, Ministry of Power.

  • Justice Manjula Chellur took Oath as Chairperson, Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, Ministry of Power.
  • Prior to this, Smt. Justice Manjula Chellur was Chief Justice of Bombay High Court.

ISRO is planning to launch a TV channel to promote scientific temper .

  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to launch a TV channel to promote scientific temper among people and conduct training camps for school students.
  • ISRO will select students and organise training camps for 25 to 30 days and the students will be allowed to visit laboratory and make their small satellite.

Justice Kalpesh Satyendra Jhaveri is sworn in as the Chief Justice of Orissa High Court.

  • Justice Kalpesh Satyendra Jhaveri is sworn in as the Chief Justice of Orissa High Court.
  • Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal administered the oath of office to the new Chief Justice.

 

Justice Mukesh R Shah is sworn in as the Chief Justice of Patna High Court.

  • Justice Mukesh R Shah is sworn in as the Chief Justice of Patna High Court.
  • Justice Shah was a judge of the Gujarat High Court before his appointment as the Chief Justice of Patna High Court.

India handed over the first lot of houses built for Indian-origin people in Sri Lanka’s

  • India handed over the first lot of houses built for Indian-origin people in Sri Lanka’s tea plantation areas on 12th August, 2018.
  • India had committed 60,000 houses under the ‘innovative Indian housing project’.

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