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CURRENT AFFAIRS : 11-08-2018 IN ENGLISH

National

  • Under revised ‘Post Matric Scholarship for OBC Students for studying in India’, Annual parental income will be - Rs. 1.5 lakh.
  • The Ministry of Road Transport has issued an advisory to states to accept Driving Licence in 'electronic form' presented through DigiLocker or mParivahan.

International

  • The new amount of financial assistance for Indian women deserted by their NRI husbands in 13 countries by Govt. of India to - 4,000 US dollar per case
  • President Nicholas Maduro of this country was attacked by Drone in August 18 - Venezuela.

Banking

  • This Airlines is part of the stressed account in the books of State Bank of India (SBI) and is under watch - Jet Airways.
  • Goa’s own app-based taxi service – Goamiles.

Sports

  • The Supreme Court granted full membership to these cricket associations -Saurashtra, Vadodara, Mumbai and Vidarbha
  • In 2018 Pan Pacific men and women's international swimming championship in Japan, women’s 800 meters Gold winner in freestyle style - Katie Liddesky (American).
  • In 2018 Pan Pacific men and women's international swimming championship, men’s 1500 meters Gold winner in freestyle style - Jordan Wilimowski (USA).

Person in News

  • Author of ‘Jewellery’ - Dr. Gulab Kothari.
  • Author of ‘Ghats of Banaras’ - Dr. Sachidanand Joshi.
  • Author of ‘Untold Story of Broadcasting’ - Dr. Gautam Chatterjee.

General Knowledge

  • World Biofuel Day - 10 August.
  • Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in India was started in the year - 2000.
  • In India, the 'Motor Vehicles Act' was enforced in year - 1988.
  • The goods and services tax (GST) was introduced in India on dated - 1 July 2017.
  • The world's first country to implement goods and services tax (GST) - France.
  • Headquarters of the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) which established in 1928 - Mumbai (Maharashtra).
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