Current Affairs August 2018: Most of the competitive exams test candidates of their knowledge of Current Affairs. Exams for government jobs, like RRB ALP, RRB Group D, SSC, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, SBI PO, etc. have a section dedicated to General Awareness and Current Affairs. Most of these exams have an overall cutoff and a sectional cutoff. This means, in order to crack these exams, cracking the overall cutoff is not enough. You have to clear the cutoff marks of each of the sections as well. So, skipping the General Awareness and Current Affairs section is out of the question.
At the same time, you must remember that there is a vast amount of information that you need to remember for this section. This cannot be achieved in one or two days. So, you cannot afford to keep this section for the last minute. In order to score well in this section, you need to read on Current Affairs on a regular basis. Current Affairs August 2018 lists out the important events, issues and other affairs that happened in the month of August 2018.
Current Affairs August 2018 | Top News From August 2018
The top current affairs for August 2018 are as under:
Current Affairs August 2018 | PV Sindhu Becomes 1st Indian Badminton Player To Win Silver In Asian Games
Indian badminton player, PV Sindhu settles for Silver in badminton women’s singles at the 18th Asian Games being held in Jakarta, Indonesia. Sindhu lost to Tai Tzu Yin of Korea.
Current Affairs August 2018 | New MoU To Be Signed By India, China
Indian Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman and her Chinese conterpart, General Wei Fenghe, decided on signing a new bilateral Memorandum of Understanding on Defence Exchanges and Cooperation. The said MoU will replace the MoU signed in 2006. The decision was made to avoid Doklam-like standoffs.
Current Affairs August 2018 | India Wins Gold In Asian Games 2018
India wins gold in Tennis men’s doubles and silver in women’s kabaddi at Asian Games 2018. The 18th Asian Games is being held at Jakarta, Indonesia. The event started on 18th August 2018.
Current Affairs August 2018 | Cyclone Warning Center To Be Set Up In Kerala
The south Indian state of Kerala was brought to a stalemate for more than a week due to the severe flooding. More than 10 lakh people of the state had to be relocated to various camps set up across the state. For the first time in the history of Kerala, the state’s 35 out of 55 dams were opened. The state has reported damage of Rs 21,000 crore.
Following this, the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences has proposed for setting up a Cyclone Warning Centre in the state that will cover both Kerala and Karnataka.
Current Affairs August 2018 | Chandrayaan – I Discovers Water On Moon
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched India’s first lunar mission, Chandrayaan – I, on 22nd October 2008. Based on the data collected by Chandrayaan I, NASA has confirmed the presence of ice in the polar regions of Moon.
Current Affairs August 2018 | Former Prime Minister Of India Passes Away At 94
Former Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, passed away on 16th August 2018 at the age of 94. He served as the Prime Minister of India three terms – 1996 (13 days), 1998-1999 (13 months), 1999-2004 (full term). Vajpayee was a noted poet. He wrote Kaidi kavirai ki kundalian when he was in jail during the Emergency.
Current Affairs August 2018 | New Governors Appointed In Seven States
Ina major re-shuffle, seven Indian states – Jammu & Kashmir, Meghalaya, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Haryana and Sikkim got new Governors, appointed by President Ram Nath Kovind.
- a. Bihar governor Satya Pal Malik replaces NN Vohra in Jammu & Kashmir
- b. Veteran BJP leader Lalji Tandon replaces Satya pal Malik as the governor of Bihar
- c. Governor of Tripura, Tathagata Roy replaces Ganga Prasad in Meghalaya
- d. Meghalaya governor Ganga Prasad is appointed as the governor of Sikkim
- e. Governor of Haryana, Kaptan Singh Solanki becomes the new governor of Tripura
- f. Satyadev Narayan Arya succeeds Kaptan Singh Solanki as the governor of Haryana
- g. Baby Rani Maurya becomes the governor of Uttarakhand
Current Affairs August 2018 | Kofi Annan Dies At 80
Nobel Laureate and Former United Nations – General Secretary, Kofi Annan, dies at the age of 80. He served as the General Secretary of UN from January 1997 to December 2006. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001. A Ghanaian, he was the first and only African to hold the top UN post.
Current Affairs August 2018 | Pakistan Got Its 22nd Prime Minister
Former cricketer-turned politician, Imran Khan became the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan. He represents the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
Current Affairs August 2018 | Former Chief Minister Of Tamil Nadu, M Karunanidhi Dies At 94
Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and DMK leader M Karunanidhu died at the age of 94 on 7th August 2018. One of the most influential Indian politician, Karunanidhi was involved in politics for more than six decades and served as the CM of the state five terms.
Current Affairs August 2018 | Indian Women’s Cricket Team Gets New Coach
Ramesh Powar, former spinner of the Indian cricket team has been appointed as the head coach of the Indian women’s national cricket team. The team is preparing for ICC World T20 which is likely to be held in the month of November 2018.
Current Affairs August 2018 | Kerala Government Says Ban On Women’s Entry To Sabarimala Temple Unconstitutional
The government of Kerala said to the Supreme Court of India that banning the entry of women to Sabarimala Temple is unconstitutional saying that it is a Hindu Temple and is not for any particular Hindu denomination.
Current Affairs August 2018 | Allahabad Bank CEO Dismissed From Service
Government dismissed Allahabad Bank CEO Usha Ananthasubramanian from service. She was named in the CBI charge-sheet in connection to Punjab National Bank fraud worth Rs 14,000 crore.
Current Affairs August 2018 | Jodhpur Railway Station ranks No 1 In Terms Of Cleanliness
Ministry of Railways released the report on cleanliness of railway stations. Jodhpur railway station has been ranked no. 1 followed by Jaipur and Tirupati Railway Stations. The ‘Swachh Rail Swachh Bharat Campaign’ was launched on the same lines of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Current Affairs August 2018 | 50 Percent Reservation For Women In RPF
Union Minister Piyush Goyal announces 50 percent reservation for women in Railway Police Force.
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