Important Current Affairs August 4,5 2018 – One liner

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Important Current Affairs August 4,5 2018 – One liner

  • The President will inaugurate ‘Festival on Democracy’ to mark the conclusion of the diamond jubilee celebrations of the Legislative Assembly in Kerala.
  • Marichamy, a first non-Brahmin to come out of a state-run archaka training centre and appointed as priest in Tamilnadu by the government.
  • Japan ($6.17 trillion) has pipped China ($6.09 trillion) and ranked the world’s number two stock market.
  • Bryce Carlson, a high school science teacher from Cincinnati, Ohio, has rowed solo across the Atlantic Ocean, setting a record for a west-to-east crossing – 38 days, six hours and 49 minutes.
  • The K. government announced new plans to change the law for organ and tissue donation to address the urgent need for organs within Indian-origin communities in the country.
  • The Coralarium, an intertidal art gallery acting as a habitat for coral and other marine species, was opened in the Maldives.
  • China used CRISPR-Cas9 genome-editing to create a single-chromosome yeast strain.
  • NASA names Sunita Williams, 8 others, for first space flights on commercial spacecraft.
  • India’s Foreign exchange reserves declined by $951 million to $404.2 billion.
  • ICC rankings: Virat Kohli -No.1 Test batsman [Seventh Indian batsman to be ranked the no.1 test batsmen].
  • ‘Most investor-friendly’ destination list
  • Delhi 2) Tamil Nadu 3) Gujarat
  • CJ K.M. Joseph, CJ Indira Banerjee & CJ Vineet Saran – Three high court judges appointed as Supreme Court justices
  • Anurag Sachan – Managing Director of Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd. (DFCCIL)
  • Bihar CM Nithish Kumar launched the ‘Mukhyamantri Kanya Utthan Yojana’ which promises to provide Rs.54,100 from the birth of a girl child till she graduates.
  • The government has approved 122 new research projects at a cost of Rs 112 crore under IMPRINT-2 covering Energy, Security, Healthcare, Advanced Materials, ICT and Security/Defence domains.
  • The National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) has tied-up with Public Health England (PHE) to set up collaborative programmes in mental health and public health system models, including Public Health Observatories (PHOs).
  • The government is poised to hand over control of the Bengaluru division of State-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to the Indian Air Force (IAF).
  • Sashi Cheliah – MasterChef Australia 2018
  • Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur launched ‘horn not ok’ awareness campaign and ‘shaur nahin’ (no noise) mobile application.
  • Carolina Marin the Spaniard became the first woman to win three badminton World titles beating P.V. Sindhu, India in Women’s World Badminton Championship, China.
  • Kento Momota became the first Japanese man to win the badminton World Championships.
  • India’s Gaganjeet Bhullar won the [Maiden European] Fiji International Golf title.

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