04 August 2018 Current Affairs

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Emmerson Mnangagwa re-elected as Zimbabwe president
Incumbent Emmerson Mnangagwa has been re-elected as Zimbabwe’s president. 75-year-old Mnangagwa, of the ruling ZANU-PF party, won 50.8 percent against Nelson Chamisa, of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance.

India’s GDP growth to rise to 7.5% this fiscal
India’s economy is expected to clock GDP growth of 7.5% in this financial year according to a Morgan Stanley report. The growth recovery will remain robust, supported initially by consumption and exports.

Vijay Thakur Singh appointed as Secretary in the MEA
Vijay Thakur Singh was today named secretary (East) in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), according to an official order. Singh is a 1985 batch officer of the Indian Foreign Service.

Fortune 500 list of world’s largest companies released
Seven Indian companies have been listed in Fortune 500 list 2018 of world biggest corporations. Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) is the highest ranked company from India followed by RIL which jumped 55 places. The US-based retail company, Walmart has topped the list.

RBI retains GDP growth at 7.4% in FY19
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel said that Monetary Policy committee (MPC) has projected the GDP growth at 7.4% for this fiscal year as in the June statement.

Javed Akhtar awarded Hindi Sahitya Samman
Eminent personalities from different fields, including Bollywood song writer Javed Akhtar, were presented the Delhi government’s ‘Hindi Sahitya Academy Samman’.

Clark Kent beat a record that Michael Phelps
Ten-year-old swimmer Clark Kent Apuada of California placed first in all seven events at the Far West International Swimming Championship and broke Olympian Michael Phelps record.

Malayalam Ghazal maestro Umbayee passes away
Popular Malayalam Ghazal singer Umbayee has passed away. Umbayee, 66, was suffering from cancer.


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