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Current Affairs : 23-08-2018 in English

National

  • The International Air Connectivity (IAC) scheme will extend this scheme of the Government of India – Ude Desh Ka Har Nagarik (UDAN).
  • The Supreme Court said that None of the Above Option (NOTA) will not applicable as a ballot option in - Rajya Saha polls.
  • In Kerala, Union Ministry of Earth Sciences is proposing to set up a Cyclone Warning Centre in - Thiruvananthapuram.
  • The New capital city of Chhattisgarh - Atal Nagar.
  • This state Cabinet approved the bill for enactment of a law to enable MLAs to hold several new categories of the offices of profit - Punjab.

International

  • After the 1953 war, these neighboring Asian countries decided to close 10 border posts - North Korea and South Korea.
  • The current account surplus of this country is set to remain the world's largest with $299 billion in 2018 - Germany.

Banking

  • Adani Green Energy has acquired 100% stake of this firm from its Group firm, Which was incorporated for investment in international renewable businesses - Adani Global Pte Ltd. (AGEPteL).

Sports

  • By winning gold medal In the Men's 10m air pistol event, India's fifth shooter to win gold in the history of Asian Games - Saurabh Chaudhary.
  • By winning Bronze medal in Asian Games 2018, it is India's first medal of the men's team in this event - Sepak takraw (OR kick volleyball).
  • This Japanese player won women's 50m Butterfly and 100m freestyle gold medal in the 2018 Asian Games - Rikko Iki.

Person In News

  • Najim Sethi, the head of the cricket board of this country, resigned from his post on August 20 - Pakistan.
  • After 1984, the political person appointed as Governor of Jammu and Kashmir - Satyapal Malik.

General Knowledge

  • In the Indian Constitution, there are statutory provisions of the Governor in Articles - 153 to 167.
  • UDAN, India Government's Regional Connection Scheme (RCS), was started in year – 2017.
  • In India, 'None of The Above' (NOTA) option is being given in the poll since - 2013.
  • Headquarter of International Labor Organization (ILO) - Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Won is the currency of these East Asian countries - North Korea and South Korea.
  • Seoul is the capital of - South Korea.
  • Chhattisgarh State was formed by separating Madhya Pradesh in year – 2000.
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