08 July 2018 Current Affairs

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Mark Zuckerberg becomes world’s 3rd-richest person
Facebook Inc. co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has overtaken Warren Buffett as the world’s third-richest person. Zuckerberg, who trails only Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates, eclipsed Buffett as Facebook shares climbed 2.4%, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Mukesh Ambani gets another 5 years as Reliance Chairman
Shareholders of Reliance Industries have approved giving Mukesh Ambani another five years as the Chairman and Managing Director of the company.

Rupee among top 10 EM currencies
The rupee has been ranked as one of the 10 best-performing currencies, beating rivals like Real and Rand ever since the NDA government came into power in May 2014. Although all emerging market currencies have lost value to the dollar, rupee’s slide is relatively controlled compared with peers.

Dr. T.K Chand gets knowledge excellence award
Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD, NALCO, called upon industry leaders, policy makers and stakeholders in the Aluminium value chain to scale up production of the ‘wonder metal’ to meet the rising demand as consumption of Aluminium is poised to reach 10 million tons in the next decade.

Dhoni completes 500 international games
The Indian team’s senior most player Mahendra Singh Dhoni today reached the coveted milestone of playing 500 international matches during the second T20 International against England, days ahead of his 37th birthday.

Kumaoni folk singer Kabutari Devi dies
Popular Kumaoni folk singer Kabutari Devi died following a heart attack, at a hospital in Uttarakhand. Kabutari Devi was 70 years old. Her songs expressed the struggles in the life of Pahari women.

Mike Pompeo arrived in North Korea to meet Kim Jong-un
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Pyongyang, North Korea to press Kim Jong-un for a more detailed commitment to denuclearisation following the North Korean leader’s historic summit with the U.S. President Donald Trump at Singapore.

Anju Khosla becomes Oldest Indian woman to complete Ironman Triathlon
At 52, Anju Khosla has just become the oldest Indian woman to complete an Ironman Triathlon – one of the toughest one-day sporting events. The New Delhi resident completed her first full Ironman Triathlon, in Carinthia, Austria.


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