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Current Affairs : 16-08-2018 in English


National
·         No. of Gallantry award winner in 2018 - 131.
·         92th All India Marathi Sahitya Summit will be held in this city - Yavatmal.
·         NITI commissioned this Mobility Peach Competition, aimed
at providing an opportunity for introducing entrepreneurship to their industry ideas examiners - Peach to Move.
·         There will be a 'Global Mobility Summit' on September 7 and 8 in city - New Delhi.
·         AYUSH Ministry has been designated as the National Medicines Vigilance Center (NPVCC) under the new Scheme for monitoring of drug safety issues - All India Institute of Ayurveda (New Delhi).
·         Between these states, there is a debate regarding water dispute 'Mahadai' river - Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra.
International
·         US banned the use of technology from companies like Huawei and ZTE and other communication technology companies of the country - China.
·         India government sanctioned 470 million Nepalese rupees for Terai road project in this country under the 'Postal Highway' project – Nepal.
·         In August, 'mab114' Drug developed in the United States to treat Ebola outbreaks in the country - Congo.
Banking
·         On August 14, 2018, this much record decline occurred in Indian rupee - 70.07 per dollar.
·         To finance clean energy projects in India, Rural Electrification Corporation has inked EUR 200 million loan agreement with German bank - KfW.
Sports
·         This Spanish midfielder, known as 'Spanish Lionel Messi', announced his retirement from international football - David Silva.
·         Indian women's cricket team's new chief coach - Ramesh Powar.
Person in News
·         India's 20km Racewalking gold medalist in 1978 Bangkok Asian Games Championship, passed away at Sangrur-Punjab - Hukam Singh.
·         This State’s Governor Balram Das Tandon passed away on 14th August 2018 - Chhattisgarh.
·         The actor has been appointed as the brand ambassador for road safety campaign - Akshay Kumar.
·         The Kirti Chakra 2018 winner - Sepoy Verma Pal Singh (posthumous), Rajput Regiment of the Indian Army.
General Knowledge
·         Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) was formed in year - 2014 (9th November).
·         World Health Organization (WHO) establishment year - 1948.
·         Emergency was imposed from 25 June 1975 to 21 March 1977 in India during the period of the prime minister - Indira Gandhi.
·         Establishment year of Kirti Chakra and Shaurya Chakra - 1952.


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