30 August 2018 Current Affairs

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World’s smallest medical robot sets Guinness record
America Scientists have made a new Guinness World Record by developing the world’s smallest medical robot. The robot is only 120 nanometres in size. It would help in cancer and Alzheimer’s treatments in the future.

India and the World Bank sign $300 Million Agreement
The Government of India and the IBRD of World Bank signed a total of $300 million agreement for the India Energy Efficiency Scale-Up Program in Delhi. Out of the $300 million, $220 million is a Loan Agreement and a $80 million is a Guarantee Agreement.

Ruchi Ghanashyam appointed India’s next High Commissioner to UK
Ruchi Ghanashyam appointed India’s next High Commissioner to United Kingdom. Ruchi Ghanashyam is an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) Officer of the 1982 batch. She is at present Secretary at Headquarters.

Anil Ambani resigns as Director of RNAVAL
Anil D Ambani has resigned as the Director of Reliance Naval and Engineering Ltd (RNAVAL). Ambani resigned in compliance with provisions of Section 165 of the Companies Act, 2013, prescribing the limit on directorships to only 10 public companies.

Arpinder Singh wins gold in Triple Jump
Arpinder Singh ended India’s 48-year long wait for a gold in triple jump at the Asian Games with an effort of 16.77m. India’s last Asian Games gold medal in men’s triple jump had come in 1970 from Mohinder Singh Gill.

World Bank to provide $250 million loan to Rajasthan
The Government of India, the Government of Rajasthan and the World Bank signed a $250 million Development Policy Loan (DPL) to support the Government of Rajasthan in improving the performance of its Electricity Distribution Sector under the State’s 24×7 Power for All program.

Swapna Barman, 1st Indian Heptathlete to win gold in Asian Games
Swapna Barman created history by becoming the first Indian heptathlete to win an Asian Games gold in Indonesia, a feat she achieved despite a toothache.

India’s economic growth rate to grow at 7.4% in 2018-19
The Reserve Bank of India has released its annual report in Mumbai. It was mentioned in the report that due to the evolving economic conditions, real GDP growth for 2018-19 is expected to increase to 7.4% from 6.7% in the previous year.


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