31 August 2018 Current Affairs

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4th BIMSTEC Summit 2018
The 4th BIMSTEC Summit began in Kathmandu, Nepal. The two-day Summit will be held with the main focus on countering terrorism, enhancing regional connectivity and boosting trade. The theme of the summit is ‘Towards a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable Bay of Bengal region’.

India and ADB Sign $375 Million Loan
The government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $375 million loan agreement to contribute to double farming incomes in Madhya Pradesh by expanding irrigation networks and system efficiency.

Chandrayaan-2 to be launched in Jan 2019
Chandrayaan-2, ISRO’s “most complex mission”, is scheduled to be launched in January next year after experts suggested changes to avert failure, its chief K Sivan said. He said the project was reviewed by eminent experts who suggested some changes in entering the orbit and in landing the rover.

ICAR Organizes 2-Day Conference
In order to meet the challenge of providing sustainable livelihoods for a rapidly growing population and to motivate and attract youth in agriculture, Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) & Director General (ICAR), inaugurated a two-day conference at NASC, New Delhi on Motivating and Attracting Youth in Agriculture (MAYA).

HDFC Bank to adopt 30 villages in flood-hit Kerala
HDFC Bank has announced that it will adopt 30 villages in flood-hit Kerala as part of its long-term relief and rehabilitation efforts. This initiative is aimed at helping people in the worst-hit parts of the State recover, a spokesman said.

RK Singh releases book on ‘Weather Information Portal for Indian Power System’
Shri R K Singh, Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy visited Power System Operation Corporation limited (POSOCO), and released a book on ‘Weather Information Portal for Indian Power System’.

Jinson Johnson wins gold in men’s 1500m event
India’s Jinson Johnson claimed the gold medal in the men’s 1500m event in the Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta Indonesia. Manjit Singh, 800m champion, however, finished fourth.

Harikrishna dies in car crash
Telugu film actor, senior leader of the Telugu Desam Party and former MP Nandamuri Harikrishna died in a road accident in the Nalgonda district of Telangana. He would have turned 62. Harikrishna was third among the eight sons of former chief minister, Telugu Desam Party founder and legendary film actor Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao.


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