23 August 2018 Current Affairs

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World’s second fastest growing airport
The Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), Bengaluru has been ranked as the second fastest growing among top 20 major airports in the world during the first half of 2018.

TP Sharma appointed as New chief of Lokayukta
Retired judge of the Chhattisgarh High Court TP Sharma was appointed the new chief Lokayukta of the Chattisgarh. Sharma will head the Chhattisgarh Lok Ayog, set up to deal with corruption cases against public servants.

Chhattisgarh to rename Naya Raipur as Atal Nagar
The state government of Chhattisgarh has decided to rename the state’s new capital city Naya Raipur as Atal Nagar in the memory of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The decision was taken during the state’s cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Raman Singh.

David Beckham to receive UEFA President’s award
An English retired professional footballer David Beckham will be presented the 2018 UEFA President’s Award by European football’s governing body, in recognition of his remarkable career and humanitarian efforts.

Warne’s Autobiography ‘No Spin’
Spin legend Shane Warne will talk about his extraordinary cricketing career and his life off the pitch besides unveiling several unknown facts in his autobiography titled ‘No Spin’ which will be published in October 2018.

Chandrayaan-I data confirms presence of ice on Moon
NASA informed that Scientists have found frozen water deposits in the darkest and coldest parts of the Moon’s polar regions using data from the Chandrayaan-I spacecraft, that was launched by India ten years ago.

India’s youngest Asian Games gold medallist
Saurabh Chaudhary, all of 16, became the youngest Indian shooter to win an Asian Games gold medal as he trumped a field comprising multiple world and Olympic champions in the 10m air pistol finals.

Veteran Journalist Kuldip Nayar passes away
Eminent Indian writer and journalist Kuldip Nayar passed away in New Delhi following a brief illness. He was 95.


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