Current Affair in English

Current Affair 18 August

●11th World Hindi Conference;-{held at Mauritius}↪It sees participation from Hindi scholars, writers & laureates(held once in three years)to promote Hindi as an international language10th↪held at Bhopal(2015)1st↪held at Nagpur,MH(1975)•Theme “Vaishvik Hindi Aur Bharatiy Sanskriti“.•World Hindi Secretariat in Mauritius;-↪for promote & recognition Hindi at the United Nations as an Official Language●Prompt Corrective Action (PCA);-↪RBI has issued PCA framework to maintain sound financial …

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17 August current affairs

●Global Liveability Index;-{released by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)}↪index ranks 140 global cities based on their living conditions(on Stability,Health care,Culture & environment,Education,Infrastructure etc.)… Ranks⤵1st)↪Vienna,Austria’s capital2nd)↪Melbourne,Australia3rd)↪Osaka,Is a large port city in JAPANNO city from US in top 10137th)↪Karachi,PAK 😁139th)↪Dhaka,BangladeshONLY 2 from INDIA😑112th)↪Delhi. & 117th)↪Mumbai●BHIM UPI 2.0;-{launched by NPCI}↪Unified Payments Interface(UPI) is a system to aid instant transfer of money using a cashless …

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Current affairs 16 August 2018

●Kanyashree scheme;- ↪Is a conditional cash transfer scheme aiming at improving the status & well being of the girl child •UN Public Service Awards;- ↪are given for their innovation and excellence in providing public services °Kanyashree scheme won this award last year ●Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana;-{launched by Odisha govt.}..like Ayushman Bharat ↪will provide ₹ 5 lakh per family/yr for all …

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15 August current affair

Korea, Congo, Liechtenstein & India celebrate their Independence Day on August 151.➤Uttarakhand high court appoints itself legal guardian of cows in state⚈1st time in India, a court invoked ‘parens patriae’ doctrine for cow protection⚈Parens patriae/ ‘parent of country’ is a doctrine that grants court inherent power & authority to act as guardian for those who are unable to take care …

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14 August Current Affair

●Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act,2013;-↪The Act seeks to cover all women, irrespective of their age or employment status & protect them against sexual harassment at all workplaces both in public & private sector(whether organized or unorganized)↪Directors of every company are required to comply with in the Annual Reports●Ease of Living index;-{released by M/o Housing & Urban Affairs}↪developed to …

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13 August current affairs

●Triple talaq bill;-(New amendments⤵)1)↪allow the magistrate to grant bail ‘after hearing the wife’(offence remains non-bailable)2)↪police would lodge FIR only if approached by the victim (wife),her blood relations or relatives by virtue of her marriage3)↪Now, a magistrate can use his powers to settle the dispute b/w a husband & his wife↪There are three forms of talaq (divorce) in Islam•Ahsan,Hasan↪revocable•Talaq-e-Biddat(triple or instant …

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10 Aug current affair

●Quit India Movement;-↪Mahatma Gandhi made a Do or Die call through the Quit India movement on 8 August 1942,after the Cripps Mission had failed↪demanding an end to British Rule of India ●One District One Product (Ek Zila – Ek Ut padan) Scheme;-{ UP govt.}↪to promote traditional industries in every district of the state.(75 districts)•Meerut↪sports goods{Surajkund😀)•Varanasi ↪Banarasi sari•Lucknow ↪chikan•Kanpur↪leather goods•Agra ↪leather …

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8 Aug current affair

●Women Everest expedition;-{launched by Indian Mountaineering foundation in 1993}↪It was funded by Mo Youth Affairs & Sports.↪ 21-member team was led by Ms. Bachendri Pal.•Santosh Yadav(team member)↪became the first woman in the world to climb Mount Everest•Mt. Manirang↪Himachal Pradesh●Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH);-{founded in 1984}↪Is a non-profit charitable organisation registered(under Societies’ Registration Act-1860↪With an aim to …

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