Current Affairs : 01-08-2018 in English

National
  • The National Register of Citizens (NRC) contains names of Indian citizens of one of the Indian State of – Assam
  • The Criminal Law Amendment Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on clearing the way to award death penalty to convicts of child rapes in the country
  • Indian American Seema Nanda has been appointed as the CEO of the Democratic National Committee (DNC)
  • The foundation stone of the 2nd Phase of Construction of North East Institute of Ayurveda & Homeopathy (NEIAH) at NEIAH,Campus.Mawdiangdiang, Shillong.
International

  • The 3rd BRICS Film Festival took place in Durban, South Africa, along with the International Durban Film Festival (DIFF)
Person-in-news
  • The Minister for AYUSH - Shripad Yesso Naik
  • The current Minister of Development of North Eastern Region is Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge).
Sports
  • The International Army Games 2018 at Patriot Park in Moscow region was declared open by Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu.
  • Bajrang Punia has won his second consecutive international gold at the Yasar Dogu International in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Indian wrestlers won with 10 medals in Yasar Dogu International in Istanbul, Turkey, including seven by women, from the ranking event. 
Economy
  • The five associates banks that were merged with State Bank of India are State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Patiala and State Bank of Travancore.
General Knowledge
  • Ordinances are laws that are promulgated by the President of India on the recommendation of the Union Cabinet.
  • Polymetallic nodules (PMN) are also known as manganese nodules
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