26 August 2018 Current Affairs

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U K Varma appointed Assocham Secretary General
Industry chamber Assocham has appointed former bureaucrat Uday Kumar Varma as its new Secretary General. He succeeds DS Rawat who held the position for nearly 14 years, Assocham said in a statement.

Finance Ministry ranks PNB as best PSU bank for digital transactions
A central government report has ranked Punjab National Bank (PNB) as the best PSU bank in the overall digital transactions category in India. According to a PNB statement, the report card on the banking sector’s performance in digital transactions was prepared by the Ministry of Finance.

India to grow at 7.5% in 2018, 2019: Moody’s Report
The Indian economy is expected to grow by around 7.5% in 2018 and 2019 as it is largely resilient to external pressures like those from higher oil prices, according to Moody’s Investors Service. Moody’s put G-20 growth at 3.3% in 2018 and 3.1% in 2019. The advanced economies will grow 2.3% in 2018 and 2% in 2019, while G-20 emerging markets will remain the growth drivers at 5.1% in both 2018 and 2019.

Prime Minister’s one day Gujarat Visit
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Surat, where he was received by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Aug 23 2018. During his visit PM inaugurated multiple projects and decision has been taken to develop a medical college and hospital for every three Lok Sabha constituencies initially which will elevate to a medical college and a hospital in every district.

Delhi on top in the list of highest polluted cities
The highest pollution is due to transport in the national capital of Delhi. At the same time, Madhya Pradesh’s capital Bhopal has the lowest level of pollution. The Center for Science and Environment (CSE) has released the report named The Urban Commute after studying 14 cities in the country.

Dr G. Satheesh Reddy appointed Secretary of DRDO
Dr. G Satheesh Reddy has been appointed as the chairman of DRDO for a two year term. He will also be the Secretary, Department of Defence Research and Development (DoDRD).He will be replacing Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra who was holding the position as an additional charge after the retirement of S Christopher.

Tejender Pal Singh Toor wins historic Gold in Shot Put
India’s Tejinder Pal Singh Toor wins the Gold medal in Men’s Shot Put final at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia. He brought India its seventh gold medal by winning the men’s shot put event with an Asian Games record throw of 20.75 meters in Jakarta.

Atal Ji Ne Kaha: A book on Vajpayee launched
Atal Ji Ne Kaha is the latest of the books on the BJP patriarch and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee launched with a message by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who says the life of the stalwart from Jana Sangh days to “sanyas” from politics in 2007 is a golden document, dedicated to the nation. It was Authored and compiled by Brijendra Rehi.


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