10 August 2018 Current Affairs

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Rashida Tlaib set to become 1st Muslim woman
She (42-year-old) is the daughter of Palestinian immigrants and won a Democratic primary election to represent Michigan’s 13th district, securing 33.6 percent of the vote.

Joint postage stamp on India & South Africa approved
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi was apprised of joint issue of Postage Stamps on India-South Africa on the theme, “20 Years of Strategic Partnership between India and South Africa”.

Gopakumar appointed as Director & GM in UIIC
Public sector non-life insurance firm United India Insurance Company announced the appointment of S Gopakumar as its Director and General Manager with immediate effect.

NITI Aayog will host Investors’ Conference
NITI Aayog will host an Investors’ Conference at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra for the Holistic Development of Islands. The Conference is inaugurated by Shri. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog.

RBI to pay Rs. 50,000 crore dividend to Govt for FY18
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has transferred surplus (dividend) of Rs. 50,000 crore to Government for year ended in June 2018, over 63% more than Rs 30,659 crore which it transferred in 2017.

10 Aug: World Biofuel Day
The World Biofuel Day is observed every year on August 10 to create awareness about the importance of non-fossil fuels as an alternative to conventional fossil fuels. The World Biofuel Day is being observed by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas.

Vice President releases the Book ‘Bebak Baat’
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that continuous communication between public representatives and the public is crucial for development of our nation. He was addressing the gathering after releasing the Book ‘Bebak Baat’, authored by the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Statistics & Programme Implementation, Shri Vijay Goel.

Ex-400m world champion Nicholas Bett dies
Former 400m hurdles world champion Nicholas Bett of Kenya died in a car accident. Nicholas Bett was 28 years old. In 2015 IAAF World Championship held in Beijing, he won gold medal.



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