Current Affairs : 22-Aug-2018 in English

National

  • Ministry of Health and Family Welfare amended 'Cigarette and Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labeling) Regulations' inducted in year – 2008.
  • Northern states decided to form a joint secretariat to effectively curb the use of Drugs at - Panchkula, Haryana.

International

  • India and -----’s Defense Ministerial Annual dialogue concluded in Delhi on August 20, 2018 – Japan.
  • Based on the information received from this Indian satellite, NASA has confirmed the water ice on the moon - Chandrayaan-1.

Banking

  • The Government of India has fixed this much amount for the current financial year to implement schemes under micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector - Rs. 1,000 crores.

Sports

  • India's wicketkeeper become the fourth wicketkeeper from India to score five catches in his First Test at Nottingham - Rishabh Pant.
  • By defeating Simona Halep from Romania,  this player from Holland won Cincinnati Open 2018 - Kiki Burtons.
  • First Indian woman wrestler who won a gold medal in Asian Games - Vineesh Phogat.
  • Gold medalist in the 10 meter air pistol in the Asian Games 2018 - Saurabh Chaudhary.

Person In News

  • First Muslim woman to become a member of the Australian Parliament - Mehrun Farooqi.
  • The title of the autobiography written by Australian spinner Shane Warne - 'No Spin'.
  • Winner of the 'Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavna Award 2018' - Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

General Knowledge

  • Japanese National Currency - Japanese Yen.
  • Headquarters of the World Trade Organization (WTO) - Geneva (Switzerland).
  • The first Asian Games were organized in 1951 at - New Delhi (India).
  • ISRO’s first moon mission - Chandrayaan-1 (22 October 2008).
  • A continent, a nation and an island in the world - Australia.
  • Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award establish in year - 1992.
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