22nd August 2018 Current Affairs

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The Government of India has designated National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) as nodal agency

  • The Government of India has designated National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) as nodal agency for monitoring the complaints received on a government portal that records child sexual violence videos.
  • The NCRB would coordinate with service providers such as Facebook, YouTube and WhatsApp ask them to block malicious videos and contents.

cyclone warning centre will set up by the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences

  • The Union Ministry of Earth Sciences has announced it will set up a cyclone warning centre in Kerala and boost weather forecasting in the state with another Doppler radar.
  • The new centre will be set up in Thiruvananthapuram.

 

Apple's CEO Tim Cook is set to collect 560,000 shares of the company

  • World’s most valuable company Apple’s CEO Tim Cook is set to collect 560,000 shares of the company worth about $120 million (nearly ₹840 crore) this week.
  • Cook gets annual instalments from a restricted stock award he received in 2011 upon succeeding Steve Jobs.

Rahi Sarnobat won the gold medal in Women’s 25m Pistol shooting

  • Rahi Sarnobat won the gold medal in Women’s 25m Pistol shooting at the Asian Games 2018.
  • She also became the first Indian woman shooter to win an Asian Games gold medal.

FIFA has taken control of the Uruguayan Football Association (UFA)

  • Football’s world governing body FIFA has taken control of the Uruguayan Football Association (UFA)
  • The FIFA committee would be responsible for managing the affairs of the UFA through to February 28, 2019 and would revise the organisation’s statues and arrange new elections.

 

The Indian men’s Sepak takraw team secured their maiden bronze medal

  • The Indian men’s Sepak takraw team secured their maiden bronze medal after losing to Thailand at the ongoing 18th edition of Asian Games in Indonesia.
  • Sepak takraw is a traditional sport of the nations in Southeast Asia.

Kaptan Singh Solanki has been new governor of Tripura

  • Incumbent Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki has been named as the new Governor of Tripura.
  • Tathagata Roy, who was appointed as the governor of Tripura in 2015, would be the new Governor of Meghalaya.

Satya Pal Malik will be new governor of Jammu and Kashmir

  • Satya Pal Malik is set to become the new Jammu and Kashmir Governor and will replace N N Vohra.
  • At present, Satya Pal Malik is the governor of Bihar.

Odisha is organising the Men’s Hockey World Cup tournament

  • Ahead of the 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup Tournament in the state, Odisha government has decided to launch a build-up campaign in 17 cities from August 29, 2018.
  • Odisha is organising the Men’s Hockey World Cup tournament for the first time.

Raipur will be renamed as Atal Nagar

  • The Government of Chhattisgarh decided to name Naya Raipur, the upcoming capital city of the Chhattisgarh, as ‘Atal Nagar‘ in memory of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
  • Besides the capital, several other government institutions and projects will be named after Vajpayee.

Reliance Jio has been ranked number one on Fortune’s global list

  • Reliance Jio has been ranked number one on Fortune’s global list for rapidly expanding access to the Internet.
  • The ‘Change the World’ list, which includes for-profit companies that help tackle social problems, was released on 20th August, 2018.

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has prepared a draft scheme document

  • The Ministry of Civil Aviation has prepared a draft scheme document for “UDAN International”.
  • The scheme is designed for State governments that are keen to promote air connectivity on international routes identified by them and for which they are willing to provide subsidy to airlines.

CONCOR has inked a pact with Kandla International Container Terminal

  • Container Corporation of India (CONCOR) has inked a pact with Kandla International Container Terminal (KICTPL) for providing rail access to container services.
  • The Mou with KICTPL aims to promote seamless connectivity and faster clearance of EXIM containers from Kandla Port.

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