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National

  • UIDAI has announced a new measure that makes this feature mandatory for every authentication that requires Aadhaar - facial recognition
  • For publication of various kinds of Sanskar Geet of Indian culture compiled by AIR, All India Radio signed a MoU with with - Sahitya Academy.  
  • This state government has succeeded in efficiently implementing MUDRA scheme by sanctioning loans over 80 Lakh persons - Maharashtra.
International
  • US has imposed this much percent tariffs on USD 106 billion worth of 279 Chinese goods - 25%.
  • On 23 August, Western Japan faced strong winds and torrential rain as it hit by - Typhoon Cimaron
  • On 23 august, The four-day ninth edition of Mountain Echoes Literature Festival bagan in – Thimphu, Bhutan.
  • The world's first 4D printing for ceramics have successfully developed by researchers from the - City University of Hong Kong.
Banking
  • Who failed to pay penalties imposed by the market regulator till the end of May, The SEBI has come out with a list of as many as - 1,677 entities
  • In the spot market in August 2018, RBI sold the US Dollar valued – USD 10.204 billion.
Sports
  • In the Asian Games 2018, The Indian men's Kabaddi team won the - Bronze Medal.
  • In Tennis, This Indian pair clinched the Gold in Men's Doubles Tennis at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia – Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan.
  • In the Asian Games 2018, The Indian Women's Kabaddi team won - Silver Medal.
  • This Indian women's team fast bowler announced her retirement from T20 Cricket Internationals - Jhulan Goswami.
Person in News
  • Australia’s new Prime Minister - Scott Morrison.
  • Former personal secretary to former PM Indira Gandhi and Senior Congress leader passed away in New Delhi in august - R K Dhawan.
General Knowledge
  • Capital of Australia – Canberra.
  • Indira Gandhi was the ……. PM of India – 3rd.
  • First Asian Games – New Delhi (1951).
  • All India Radio (AIR) founded in year – 1930.
  • Currency of China – Renminbi.
  • Currency of Bhutan - Indian rupee, Bhutanese ngultrum.
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