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Current Affairs : 30-08-2018

National
1. ISRO will send astronauts in space under 'Gaganayan' programme before – 2022.
2. In the 2017-18 crop year ending June, The country's foodgrain production is estimated to grow
to an all-time high
of over - 284 million tonnes.  
International
3. India has signed $ 300 million loan agreement with this international bank for India Energy Efficiency Scale up Programme - World Bank.
4. First SAARC Agri Cooperative Business Forum held during 28-30 August at - Kathmandu, Nepal.
Banking
5. To build seven indigenous offshore patrol vessel (OPV) for Indian Coast Guard, Indian defence ministry has made a deal with this private shipyard - Larsen and Toubro shipyard.
6. According to ICRA Ltd, Losses for public sector banks (PSBs) in the financial year ending March 2019 could be in the range of - Rs 41,900 crore and Rs 1.02 lakh crore.
7. State Bank of India (SBI) will sell this percentage of stake in National Stock Exchange (NSE) - Approximately 3.85%.
Sports
8. In Asian Games 2018, this Indian player has won the 800 m race gold - Manjit Singh.
9. Winner of the F-1 Grand Prix motor race at Brussels - Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari).
10. 'World Youth Championship 2018' for boxing was organized in - Budapest, Hungary.
Person In News
11. United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and UNEP Chief of New York Office - Satya S. Tripathi.
General Knowledge
12. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) established in year - 1969 (August 15).
13. ISRO’s first satellite - 'Aryabhatta' (19 April 1975).
14. First country reached in the orbit of Mars in the first attempt - India.
15. National Sports Day - 29th August.
Kathmandu based South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) established in year – 1985.
16. The World's First Nuclear Weapon Test - 16 July 1945.
17. International Day against Nuclear Tests - 29th August.
18. Headquarters of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) - Nairobi (Kenya).


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