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One Liner GK Current Affairs- 21 August 2018

One Liner GK Current Affairs- 21 August 2018
Daily Current Affairs & GK Update 21 August 2018
In the Current Affairs & GK Update of 21 August 2018 we cover  all important National,International,Financial,Sports news, nominations, agreements which are relevant for upcoming SBI PO,SBI Clerk,SSC,IBPS RRB exams.We at Achieversrule regularly provide One Liner Current Affairs and GK Updates to keep our candidates prepared for Current Affairs section of Banking,Insurance exams and current affairs exam.
  • The Supreme Court Tuesday ruled that the None of The Above (NOTA) option cannot be made available in Rajya Sabha elections. A three-judge bench of CJI Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud observed that the NOTA option is applicable only for direct elections and not indirect elections such as the Rajya Sabha polls.

  • In Sri Lanka, the ten-day festival of the historic Esala Maha Perehera began In Kandy  with a grand procession. The procession set off from the biggest Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka,  Sri Dalada Maligawa at an auspicious time.
  • The Union ministry of Women and child development has announced to observe September 2018 as the National Nutrition Month to mark the Country's fight against malnutrition and the message is 'her char posh an tyohar'.(every house a celebration of nutrition).
  • In order to replenish and rejuvenate water resources, two Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur alumni members have recently seed-funded to set up a Re-Water Research Center.
  • In an attempt to jointly tackle the drug menace in the country’s northern region, six States -- Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Delhi -- and the Union Territory of Chandigarh on Monday decided to set up a centralised secretariat at Panchkula (Haryana) where nodal officers from each State will be deputed for sharing intelligence and information.

Financial news:
  • One97 Communications Limited(the parent company of 'Paytm') has partnered Alibaba to launch artificial intellingence-based cloud computing platform ‘Paytm AI Cloud for India’ for developers, startups and enterprises.

  • Former West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi was today conferred with Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award on the occasion of 74th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

  • In the third day of Asian Games Teenage sensation Saurabh Chaudhary emerging as 10m Air Pistol champion with Abhishek Verma settling for bronze in the same event.
  • Sanjeev rajput has won silver in the Men's 50m rifle 3 finals.
  • Vinesh Phogat won India a gold medal when she beat Yuki Irie of Japan on Monday in the final of the women's wrestling at the Asian Games 2018. Vinesh Phogat has become the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold medal at the Asian Games.
  • Novak Djokovic has finally won in Cincinnati, and he made history in the process.Djokovic beat Roger Federer in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4, in Sunday's high-profile championship match at the 2018 Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.
  • Rishabh Pant became fourth Indian wicket-keeper to take five catches on Test debut during the second day of the third Test against England.Rishabh Pant has become India's 291st test Player.

  • Current Chief Justice of India: Dipak Misra.
  • Founder of Alibaba:Jack Man.
  • Founder of Paytm: Vijay Sekhar Sharma.
  • The Esala Perahera is one of the oldest and grandest of all Buddhist festivals in Sri Lanka, featuring dancers, jugglers, musicians, fire-breathers and lavishly decorated elephants. 
  • Mascot of Asian Games 2018:Bhin Bhin,Kaka and Atung are the mascots of the 2018 Asian Games.
  • Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh:Jai Ram Thakur.
  • Chief Minister of Haryana: Manohar Lal Khattar.
  • Chief Minister of Punjab: Captain Amarinder Singh.

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