18 August 2018 Current Affairs

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Ibrahim Boubacar Keita reelected as Mali president
Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been re-elected for a five-year term after winning a landslide in a runoff ballot.

K S Srinivas takes over as MPEDA chief
KS Srinivas formally took over as Chairman of the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry. KS Srinivas is a 1997 batch IAS officer of the Kerala cadre.

Railways launches ‘Digital Screens’ at 22 stations
The Ministry of Railway has made ‘digital screens’ operational at 22 stations on the occasion of Independence Day to spread awareness among public about the opulent heritage of Indian Railways. The project aims at showcasing the legacy of Indian Railways through one to two-minute-long movie clips on digital LED screens at the entrance gate of railway stations and also at different comfort areas.

Scarlett Johansson is the highest paid actress
Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson has become the best-paid actress in the world with USD 40.5 million, according to Forbes magazine.

Ang Lee to be honoured by directors guild of America
Oscar-winning director Ang Lee will be one of the recipients of the annual Directors Guild of America (DGA) honours at its ceremony. The event will be held at the DGA Theatre in New York City.

Andhra Bank raised MCLR by 0.15% for various tenors
Andhra Bank raises MCLR by 0.15% for various tenors. This is the second time that Andhra Bank has raised the MCLR. Earlier in June it has raised its MCLR by 0.05 % to up to 8.55 percent for various tenors.

Esow Alben claims the silver medal
Indian Teen cyclist Esow Alben (17) created history by winning the country’s maiden medal in track cycling at the world level. He achieved this feat beat by winning silver medal in Men’s Keirin event of UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships held in Aigle, Switzerland.

Former cricket captain Ajit Wadekar dead
Ajit Wadekar, who deployed his famous spinners to devastating effect and recorded historic series wins in the West Indies and England in 1971, passed away. He was 77.

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