25th August 2018 Current Affairs

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Pranab Mukherjee launched the National Electoral Transformation (NETA) mobile application

  • Former President Pranab Mukherjee launched the National Electoral Transformation (NETA) mobile application to rate Members of Parliament (MPs) and Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs).
  • ‘Neta – Leaders’ Report Card’ App, the brainchild of 27-year-old entrepreneur Pratham Mittal, is a platform where voters can review and rate their elected representatives and hold them accountable as well.

Anil Ambani's Reliance Group deflamation suit against Congress-run newspaper

  • Anil Ambani’s Reliance Group filed a ₹5,000-crore defamation suit against Congress-run newspaper National Herald, alleging their article regarding Rafale deal was derogatory.
  • The article created impression that “undue business favours” were being extended by the Centre to Reliance Group, claimed the suit.

ASSOCHAM appointed Uday Kumar Varma as its new Secretary General.

  • Industry chamber ASSOCHAM appointed former bureaucrat Uday Kumar Varma as its new Secretary General.
  • He succeeds DS Rawat who held the position for nearly 14 years.

country’s first luxury cruise line service between Mumbai and Goa

  • The maiden sail of the country’s first luxury cruise line service between Mumbai and Goa will begin on October 1, 2018.
  • The Ministry of Shipping is investing Rs 1,000 crore to build a cruise terminal in the Mumbai port area on the east coastline.

 

 

Exercis SCO Peace Mission 2018, formally started on 24 August

  • Exercise Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Peace Mission 2018, formally started on 24 August 2018 at Chebarkul, Russia.
  • India is participating in the drill for the first time since becoming a full member of the SCO in June 2017

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) released a report

  • Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) released a report on air and travel-related pollution loads caused by urban transport.
  • The report, titled “The Urban Commute,” was released on 24th August 2018.

INS Vikramaditya is going to be fitted with marine hydraulic system

  • INS Vikramaditya is going to be fitted with marine hydraulic system for the first time as part of its upgrade that will give an edge to the air-capable wing of the ship.
  • It is India’s only aircraft carrier.

US Senator John McCain passed away

  • US Senator John McCain, a celebrated Vietnam war hero, passed away after losing a battle to brain cancer. He was 81.
  • The six-term senator, McCain was also a Republican presidential nominee in 2008.

“Atal Ji Ne Kaha“ has been launched

  • A book on the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been launched.
  • The title of the book is “Atal Ji Ne Kaha“.

 

The Integrated Defence Staff and ISRO signed a MoU

  • The Integrated Defence Staff of the Defence Ministry and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) signed a MoU to set up telemedicine nodes in critical places across the country.
  • This will improve emergency medical support to soldiers posted in high-altitude areas, especially Siachen.

Prasar Bharati and Mizzima Media of Myanmar signed MoU

  • Prasar Bharati and Mizzima Media of Myanmar signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 24th August 2018.
  • The Agreement will realize cooperation and collaboration in various fields of broadcasting.

 

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