Daily Current Affairs – August 6 2018

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Daily Current Affairs – August 6 2018

IMPORTANT DAYS

August 6 – Hiroshima Day

  • On August 6, 2018, the world will witness 73rd anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. The USA dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, to conclude the World War II.

NATIONAL

New Delhi

64th Foundation Day Celebrations of Lalit Kala Akademi

  • The National Academy of Art, Lalit Kala Akademi(LKA), established in 1954 by the then Education Minister MaulanaAbulKalam Azad, celebrated its 64th Foundation Day, today the 6th August, 2018. The event was inaugurated by Minister of State for Culture (I/c), Dr. Mahesh Sharma.

Minister of State (I/C) for Housing and Urban Affairs Launches official Trailer Of Film “Halkaa”

  • Shri Hardeep S Puri, Minister of State (I/C) for Housing and Urban Affairs launched the official trailer, music and poster of Bollywood film “Halkaa” under the aegis of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban), in New Delhi.

Andhra Pradesh

World’s first thermal battery plant

  • Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will unveil the world’s first-ever thermal battery in his Andhra Pradesh manufactured by the Bharat Energy Storage Technology Private Limited (BEST).

Transit campus of Central University inaugurated

  • The transit campus of the Central University of Andhra Pradesh was inaugurated and dedicated to the nation by Union Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar at the IT Business Incubation Centre at the JNTU.

INTERNATIONAL       

Syria to set up refugee committee

  • Syria’s government is to set up a committee to coordinate repatriating millions of its nationals who fled the country’s seven-year conflict.

China successfully tests first hypersonic aircraft

  • China successfully tested its first cutting-edge hypersonic aircraft (The Xingkong-2 or Starry Sky-2) which could carry nuclear warheads and penetrate any current generation anti-missile defence systems.

SCIENCE

IIT-Madras powers up a desi chip

  • IIT- Madras has developed the first of a family of six industry-standard microprocessors. The initial batch of 300 chips named RISECREEK and produced under Project Shakti, have been fabricated free at Intel’s facility at Oregon, U.S., to run the Linux operating system.

World’s first Hindi speaking realistic humanoid robot

  • Ranchi man Ranjit Srivastava has developed Indian version of ‘Sophia,’ a social humanoid robot developed by a Hong Kong based company, named Rashmi which can speak Hindi, Bhojpuri and Marathi along with English.

SUMMITS & CONFERENCES

International Conference on Sustainable Growth through Material Recycling

  • NITI Aayog’s International Conference on “Sustainable Growth through Material Recycling: Policy Prescriptions” was inaugurated by the Union Minister Shri. Nitin Gadkari at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra in New Delhi.

SCHEMES

Startup India’s Academia Alliance Programme

  • Startup India launched the Startup Academia Alliance programme, a unique mentorship opportunity between academic scholars and startups working in similar domains aims to reduce the gap between scientific research and its industrial applications in order to increase the efficacy of these technologies and to widen their impact.

Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) Scheme

  • NITI Aayog has identified 117 districts as ‘Aspirational Districts’. Central assistance is provided for opening of new Model Degree Colleges (MDCs) in ‘Aspirational Districts’.

Ishan Vikas and Ishan Uday schemes for benefit of North Eastern Students

  • Ishan Vikas is coordinated by IIT Guwahati and under the programme, selected school children from North Eastern States are brought in close contact with the IITs, IISERs and NIAS. Ishan Uday Scholarship Scheme is administered by University Grants Commission (UGC).

Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme

  • Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme aims to increase Research & Development in Electronics and Information Technology.

DEFENCE

Exercise Maitree 2018

  • Exercise Maitree is a joint military exercise between Indian Army and Royal Thai Army which will be conducted from 06 to 19 August 2018 in Thailand.

New Defence Production Policy

  • Government has announced that it will bring out an industry friendly Defence Production Policy 2018 to promote domestic production by public sector, private sector and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

APP & WEBPORTAL

Bidder Information Management System and Bhoomi Rashi – PFMS Linkage Portals

  • Shri Nitin Gadkari launched Bidder Information Management System (BIMS) and Bhoomi Rashi and PFMS linkage – two IT initiatives of the Road Transport & Highways Ministry that are aimed at expediting pre construction processes relating to bidding and land acquisition respectively.

SPORTS

Thomas won in the World Golf Championships

  • Justin Thomas won the World Golf Championships (WGC) Bridgestone Invitational golf.

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