11 August 2018 Current Affairs

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Rajendra Menon sworn in as CJ of Delhi HC
Justice Rajendra Menon was sworn in as the new Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court by Lt Governor Anil Baijal at a ceremony held at the Raj Niwas in New Delhi.

R S Sharma re-appointed TRAI chairperson
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved reappointment of Ram Sewak Sharma as chairperson of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) for further period till 2020.

500 crore for OBCs in Maharashtra
The main objective of the special assistance is to help the OBC community develop employment opportunities for the youth. OBCs constitute 52 percent of the state’s population and they get 17 percent reservation.

SC & ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018
The Parliament passed the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018. The Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha by the Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Thaawar Chand Gehlot on august 2018.

SBI in top 53 banks in the world
Public sector State Bank of India (SBI) has reached 53rd position in the category of world’s top banks. Finance Minister Piyush Goyal gave this information in response to a supplementary question in the Lok Sabha.

Dr. Mahesh Sharma Released 3 Books
Minister of state for Culture (I/C), Dr Mahesh Sharma, released 3 books: ‘Jewellery’, ‘Ghats of Banaras’ and ‘Untold Story of Broadcasting’, at IGNCA (Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts), in New Delhi.

Neeraj Chopra to be India’s flag-bearer
Javelin thrower star Neeraj Chopra will be India’s flag bearer in the opening ceremony of the upcoming Asian Games 2018. Chopra, who won the gold medal in Commonwealth Games 2018 event in Gold Coast earlier this year, will lead India’s contingent in the multi-sport event.

Australian Professional Golfer Jarrod Lyle passes away
Australian professional golfer Jarrod Lyle has died after a long battle with cancer, aged 36. The Australian won twice on the feeder Web.com tour in 2008, and played 121 US PGA Tour tournaments during his professional career.

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