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Current Affairs : 07-08-2018 in English

National

  • Government has approved this no. of new research projects under ‘IMPRINT-2’ scheme - 122.
  • Under Project Shakti, first of a family of six industry-standard microprocessors, named ‘RISECREEK, have developed by Indian computer scientists from the – IIT Madras.

International

  • This African country’s President Salva Kiir and rebel opposition leader Riek Machar have signed a peace deal to share power in a transitional government - South Sudan.
  • This European country proposed new system of consent for organ and tissue donation to help black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people – United Kingdom.

Banking

  • According to Sydney-based CAPA, Indian carriers have placed total of this no. of aircraft purchase orders; will require a whopping USD 50 billion of financing – 1,055.
  • Prime Minister will launch the India Post Payment Bank (IPPB) on - August 21.
  • This FMCG company has signed an agreement with Vijaykant Dairy and Food Products Ltd (VDFPL) and its group company to acquire 'Adityaa Milk' brand ice cream and frozen desserts - Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL).

Sports

  • Women's Hockey World Cup 2018 winner - Netherlands.
  • 2018 BWF world championship winner in Woman single’s group - Carolina Marin (Spain).
  • This Indian Golfer win ‘2018 Fiji International’ in Natadola Bay - Gaganjeet Bhullar
  • ‘2018 FA Community Shield’ Football championship winner - Manchester City.

Person in News

  • Current President of South Sudan - Salva Kiir.
  • Current President of Sudan - Omar al-Bashir.

General Knowledge

  • Impacting Research Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT) is the initiative of this Ministry of Government of India - Ministry of Human Resource Development.
  • The capital of South Sudan - Zuba.
  • The National Currency of South Sudan - South Sudanese Pound.
  • The national currency of Britain (Great Britain / UK) - Pound Sterling.
  • Headquarter of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) - Lausanne (Switzerland).
  • Headquarter of the World Badminton Federation (BWF) - Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).
  • Football Association Football Shield (FA Community Shield) is the annual football tournament played in Britain since - 1908.
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