13 August 2018 Current Affairs

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Maria Fernanda: President elect of UN General Assembly
The United Nations (UN) General Assembly has picked Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces, Ecuador’s minister for foreign affairs & human mobility to be its next president.

Justice Tahilramani sworn in as the CJ of the Madras HC
Justice Vijaya Kamlesh Tahilramani was sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court. The swearing was administered by Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit at a ceremony at Raj Bhavan, Chennai.

3 women honoured at 19th IACCGH
Indian-American Aruna Vishwanathan was one of the 3 women honoured with ‘Women in Business: Making a Difference Award’ at the 19th annual Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston (IACCGH) gala, in Houston, United States.

World’s first mission to touch the Sun lifts off
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, the world’s first mission to touch the Sun, was launched from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, in United States.

Gerard Pique announces retirement from Spain national team
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has confirmed that he is stepping down from international football following a disappointing World Cup for Spain. Pique has accumulated 102 caps for his national team.

HDFC Bank Dy MD Paresh Sukthankar resigns
Private sector HDFC Bank’s Deputy Managing Director Paresh Sukthankar has resigned amid speculation that he may be joining as the chief of another lender.

Kohli tops 2018 charts for most runs scored in international cricket
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli has secured the top spot in the list of highest run scorers in international cricket in 2018. Virat Kohli has surpassed England’s Jonny Bairstow.

Somnath Chatterjee passes away
Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee passed away. He was 89 years old. Chatterjee was the Speaker of the Lower House from 2004-09 when Manmohan Singh-led UPA- 1 (United Progressive Alliance) was in power.


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