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 language
10th↪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 health of banks. 
↪It facilitates banks in breach of risk thresholds for identified areas of monitoring(capital, asset quality etc.)

●Caspian Sea Agreement;-
↪Russia & TIKA😀(countries share border with Caspian sea)agree to share the resource-rich Caspian Sea after more than two decades of dispute
↪significant energy resources,including over 50 billion barrels of oil and 9 trillion cubic meters of natural gas

●International Conference on Recent Advances in Food Processing Technology (iCRAFPT)2018;-

↪important platform for inspiring international & interdisciplinary exchange at the forefront of food research
↪held at Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology,Thanjavur in TN
•Theme: “Doubling farmers’ income through food processing”

●Participatory notes;-{or P-Notes}
↪are instruments issued by registered foreign institutional investors(FII) to overseas investors
↪who wish to invest in the Indian stock markets without registering themselves with market regulator,under SEBI

●18th edition of Asian Games;-{or Asiad}
↪eSports(competition using video games) & “canoe polo” will be contested as demonstration sports
↪first time that the Asian Games will be held in two cities – “Jakarta & Palembang”(2nd time in Indonesia)
↪held every 4- years between athletes from all over Asia

●Coloured stickers to indicate nature of fuel;-

•Hologram-based sticker ( light-blue colour)↪for petrol & CNG-run vehicles. 
•Sticker(orange colour)↪ for diesel-driven vehicles

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