Search here

Breaking

Current Affairs Of 18 August 2020 by gkrecall



Today Current Affairs 

gkrecall  brings you the complete and important daily Current Affairs  and Daily Quiz to achieve more marks in Banking, Insurance, UPSC, SSC, CLAT, Railways and all other competitive Exams. gkrecall prepare it based on your daily current affairs.Hope you like it.Current Affairs of March 2020 with Latest Current affairs March 2020 PDF for preparation of Bank Exam – PO & clerk, SSC, Railways & Insurance. Our Current Affairs  2020 PDF covers various sections like National March Current Affairs 2020, business & economy, Indian and International affairs 2020, defense, environment current affairs, persons and many for competitive exams preparing aspirants.



Follow us on TELEGRAM

Web









BANKING & FINANCE

PNB Launched ‘DIGITAL APNAYEN’, a Campaign to Promote Digital Banking

S S Mallikarjuna Rao, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Punjab National Bank(PNB) launched a campaign‘DIGITAL APNAYEN’ to encourage customers to use digital banking channels and participate in the noble cause of donating to PM CARES Fund for COVID-19. 
About PNB:
Headquarters– New Delhi
Tagline– The name you can bank upon.



NATIONAL AFFAIRS

PM Narendra Modi delivered its 7th consecutive speech on 74th Independence Day; Announced Launch of New Projects





  • PM announced launch of National Digital Health Mission; rolled out in 6 UTs
  • PM Modi announces optical fibre link connecting Lakshadweep, mainland India
  • PM announced project for conservation of Gangetic Dolphins
  • Launch of Project Lion to conserve Asiatic Lion announced by PM
  • Committee set up to reconsider minimum age of marriage for women
  • Ladakh, Leh, Kargil to be India’s first large carbon neutral region

MP CM: Gwalior Chambal Expressway will be Named Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Chambal Progressway

Addressing the gathering on the 2nd death anniversary of the former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan, announced that the Gwalior Chambal Expressway will be named as Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Chambal Progressway. Chouhan also stated that a grand statue of Vajpayee will be set up in Bhopal.


Indian Railways Constructing World’s Tallest Pier Bridge Across River Ijai in Manipur


As a part of 111 kilometre-long Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal line project, Indian Railways’ North East Frontier Railway zone is constructing world’s tallest pier bridge, having height of 141 metres, across river Ijai in Manipur with an outlay of Rs 280 crore.



M/o SJ&E R Launched ‘Nasha-Mukt Bharat’ Campaign; National Institute of Social Defence Building Inaugurated in New Delhi 

the State Governments and the 272 District Collectors launched a seven-month-long anti-drugs campaign namely “Nasha Mukt Bharat” or “Drug-Free India” by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (SJE) which will run till March 31, 2021. 



UK Launched £1.5 million Fund for India to Tackle Covid-19 Challenges & Climate Change


the government of United Kingdom (UK) launched a £1.5 million “Innovation Challenge Fund 2020” in India to support scientists in academia and industry to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change.
About United Kingdom:
Prime Minister– Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson
Capital– London



ECONOMY & BUSINESS


Google Partners with CWC of India for Flood Forecasting Initiatives

Google announced that in association with the Central Water Commission(CWC) of India Google has launched flood forecasting initiatives across India for the past several months.

About Central Water Commission(CWC):
Chairman– Rajendra Kumar Jain
Headquarters– Sewa Bhawan, New Delhi



APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS          


AAIB forms 5 Member Panel Headed by Captain S S Chahar to Investigate the Kozhikode Plane Crash


The Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau(AAIB) formed a 5-member panel headed Captain S S Chaharby to investigate the circumstances of the Air India Express Dubai-Calicut flight IX 1344Crash at the Kozhikode airport, Kerala on 7th August 2020.



SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

AIFF and SAI Jointly Launched “E-pathshala” a Web Platform to Promote Football

on the occasion of 74th Independence Day, The All India Football Federation(AIFF) and the Sports Authority of India(SAI), jointly launched the E-Pathshala, a web platform to recognise creativity of the children and to develop their interest in football.




SPORTS

Indian Cricketers MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina retire from international cricket

Former India Skipper and Wicket-Keeper Mahendra Singh Pansingh Dhoni & Veteran middle-order Batsman Suresh Kumar Raina announced retirement from International Cricket.




Lewis Hamilton Claims Record 156th Podium Finish with Win at Spanish GP




OBITUARY

Arjuna awardee, UP Cabinet Minister and  Former Indian Cricketer Chetan Chauhan Passed Away at 73 Due to COVID-19





BOOKS & AUTHORS

Actor Sharon Stone’s Memoir “The Beauty of Living Twice” to Release in March 2021

The book is set to be published by Alfred A Knopf, and is set to release both in hardcover and ebook. 




Ex-Air Vice Marshal Arjun Subramaniam Authored a New book titled, “Full Spectrum: India’s Wars, 1972-2020″


It will be  published by HarperCollins Publishers India Pvt. Ltd.




STATE NEWS

Chhattisgarh Govt  Launched ‘Padhai Tuhar Para’ scheme for school students

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel launched the ‘Padhai Tuhar Para’ scheme  to enable school students to learn from their respective localities as the classes are being suspended due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. 

About Chhattisgarh
Capital– Raipur
Governor– Anusuiya Uikey


Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio launches ‘Yellow Chain’ e-commerce platform on Independence day 2020


About Nagaland:
Capital – Kohima
Chief Minister – Neiphiu Rio
Governor – Ravindra Narayana Ravi (RN Ravi)