18 July 2018 Current Affairs

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India accounts for 1/5th of global deaths from floods
India accounts for one-fifth of global deaths due to floods, according to government data. Damage to crops, houses and public utilities was reported to be Rs 365,860 crore.

Committee set up to Synergise NCC & NSS
The government has decided to set up a committee under the Chairmanship of Mr Anil Swarup, former Secretary, School Education, with suitable representations from NCC, M/o Youth Affairs & Ministry of HRD to suggest measures to strengthen National Cadet Corps (NCC) & National Service Scheme (NSS).

Gautam Kaul won prestigious post
India has been elected new President of Asian Tug of War Federation. India’s Gautam Kaul won the prestigious post in the Federations’ Executive Committee elections held in Kathmandu, Nepal.

China to launch 300 low-orbit satellites
China plans to launch 300 low-orbit satellites to provide worldwide communication services with the first in the series to be launched later this year.

HM Rajnath Singh’s visit to Bangaldesh
Union Home Minister Shri Raj Nath Singh visited Bangladesh on a 3 day visit. Union Home minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the largest Indian visa centre in the world in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

UK ranked world’s top ‘soft power’
The United Kingdom has been ranked at the top in the 2018 ‘Soft Power 30’ index, which was published last week by the UK-based strategic communications consultancy firm Portland and the University of Southern California Center on Public Diplomacy.

18 July: Nelson Mandela International day
Nelson Mandela International Day 2018 is observed internationally on 18th July. This year marks 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela.

USA win first Athletics World Cup
The USA has won the first Athletics World Cup as Great Britain came third at the London Stadium.


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