02 August 2018 Current Affairs

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Nationwide State Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index
As part of its commitment to create awareness about energy efficiency as a resource and also to develop an action plan for energy conservation initiatives, Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE), released the ‘State Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index. The ‘Front Runner’ states in the inaugural edition of the Index are: Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, and Rajasthan based on available data.

First ‘Nepal-India Think Tank’ Summit
First ‘Nepal-India Think Tank’ Summit held in Kathmandu, Nepal. To foster greater collaboration and knowledge-sharing among the think tanks of the two countries.

Deepak Parekh reappointed HDFC director
HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh was reappointed as non-executive director on the board of Housing Development Finance Corp. Ltd (HDFC), though 22.64% of the shareholders voted against his continuation.

Rajasthan becomes first State to implement Centre’s ‘Biofuel Policy’
Rajasthan becomes the first state to implement Centre’s ‘Biofuel Policy.’For this Rajasthan has established a Centre of Excellence in Udaipur to promote research in alternate fuels and energy sources.

RBI Hikes Repo rate by 25 base points
In 3rd Bi-monthly Policy Statement, the Reserve bank of India’s (RBI’s) monetary policy committee (MPC) raised policy rates by 25 basis points to 6.5% on account of inflationary pressures arising due to hike in minimum support price.

Outstanding Parliamentarian award for the years 2013-2017
The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, presented the Outstanding Parliamentarian Award for the years 2013-2017 in New Delhi.
The list of People conferred with Outstanding Parliamentarian award for the years 2013-2017
1) Smt Najma Heptulla: 2013
2) Shri Hukmdev Narayan Yadav: 2014
3) Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad: 2015
4) Shri Dinesh Trivedi: 2016
5) Shri Bhartruhari Mahtab: 2017

Dustin Johnson won 2018 RBC Canadian open golf title
Dustin Johnson won the 2018 RBC Canadian Open at the Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville in Canada. Dustin Johnson shot a 6-under par 66 and won his first RBC Canadian Open at 23-under par. He is currently in world number one position.

Filmmaker John Sankaramangalam passes away
Filmmaker and former director of the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune, T.C. John, better known as John Sankaramangalam, died.

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