Important Current Affairs August 7 2018 – One liner

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Important Current Affairs August 7 2018 – One liner

  • Leading Chinese company Holitech Technology which supplies key components to smart-phone maker Xiaomi signed an MoU with the State government for the establishment of its first unit in India at Tirupati.
  • Three start-ups mentored by the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) have bagged a seed funding of up to Rs.25 lakh each in the India Innovation Growth Programme (IIGP) 2.0 held in New Delhi.
  • The biannual six-day wildlife monitoring exercise, using the Android-based mobile application, began at Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve (STR)
  • Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura have emerged as the new hotspots for HIV, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  • Telangana Agriculture Minister P. Srinivas Reddy has said that a total of 27 lakh farmers in the State would be given life insurance bonds between August 6 and 13.
  • China Post unveiled the design of a stamp due for release in 2019 – the Year of Pig.
  • Brazil closed its northern border to Venezuelans to slow mass migration from the South American country saddled with a crippling political and economic crisis.
  • Hawaii’s Big Island readies as Hurricane Hector approaches
  • NASA’s Curiosity rover completes six years on Mars
  • Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) heaviest satellite so far the GSAT-11 which the space agency had cleared for launch in June, will take off a spaceport in French Guiana on 30 November
  • Ola plans to launch services in the United Kingdom this year.

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  • Aditya Vikram & Pramod Chandra Mody – Members to Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)
  • A joint Cycling cum Trekking Expedition of Indian Army and Royal Bhutan Army was conducted to commemorate “Fifty years of Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between India and Bhutan”.
  • Vigyan Prasar, under the guidance of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) has launched India Science (indiascience.in), an Internet-based science channel.
  • The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India TRAI integrates its Mobile App DND 2.0 & MyCall with UMANG Platform with the objective of reaching out to consumers and safeguarding their interests.
  • Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar flagged off the Goa Tourism Development Corporation’s app-based taxi service “GoaMiles” in Panaji.
  • India beat Argentina 2-1 in the U20 football COTIF Cup.

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