Important Current Affairs August 15 2018 – One liner

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Important Current Affairs August 15 2018 – One liner

August 15 – India celebrates 72nd Independence Day

  • Andhra Pradesh Chief MinisterChandrababu Naidu is expected to dedicate the Vamsadhara project to the nation on the Independence Day.
  • The Maharashtra government has announced emergency measures to tackle the widespread pink bollworm (PBW) infestation in parts of the State to monitor relief measures and minimise economic losses to farmers.
  • Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje unveiled a slew of welfare measures, including extension of the Annapurna milk scheme for schoolchildren, allocation of funds for new infrastructure and interest subsidy on farmers and to celebrate September as ‘nutrition month’.
  • After spending 36 years in Pakistan’s Lahore Kot Lakhpat jail, Gajanand Sharma, a labourer from Jaipur returned home.
  • Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh launched the ‘TuMera Buddy’ programme to tackle the problem of drugs in the State.
  • Cambodia’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party won all 125 parliamentary seats in a general election.
  • Reliance Jio started “JioGigaFiber” registration for optical fibre based fixed-line broadband service through which it has claimed to offer download speed of one gigabit per second.
  • India shipped larger quantities of tea to two neighbouring countries China and Pakistan in the first half of 2018.
  • Amid continuing transgression by China at Demchok in eastern Ladakh, the Armies of India and China held a ceremonial Border Personal Meeting to mark India’s Independence Day.
  • A K Singh – Director-Pipeline of Indian Oil Corporation
  • D Bala Venkatesh Varma – Ambassador to Russia
  • Anandiben Patel (Madhya Pradesh Governor) – Additional charge of Governor Of Chhattisgarh
  • Asad Qaiser – Pakistan’s newly-formed Parliament Speaker
  • An Indian astronaut, be it a man or a woman, will go on a space odyssey by 2022 on board ‘Gaganyaan’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his Independence Day address.
  • The first phase of the multi-crore Veligonda project, the giant tunnel being drilled to bring Krishna water from the Srisailam reservoir to the drought-prone district of western Prakasam in Andhra Pradesh.
  • State run Rural Electrification Corporation has inked a loan agreement with German bank KfW for EUR 200 million facility used to finance clean energy projects in India.
  • Prestigious President’s medal for distinguished service TamilNadu – 1) ADGP (Tamil Nadu Police Housing Corporation) M.N. Manjunatha 2) IG (South Zone) K.P Shanmuga Rajeswaran 3) ASP (Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption) S. Thirunavukarasu
  • The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has initiated firm steps aimed at protecting girl athletes from falling prey to sexual harassment at the hands of their coaches.
  • Nihal Sarin became India’s 53rd Grandmaster

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