Current Affairs – August, 2018

India wins bronze medal in Men’s Sepak Takraw at 2018 Asian Games

India won bronze medal in Men’s Sepak Takraw event at 2018 Jakarta Palembang Asian Games in Indonesia. It was India’s maiden medal in Sepak Takraw sporting event. In the semifinal match of event, Indian team lost to defending champion Thailand by 0-2 score. In its first match of the event, India had defeated Iran 21-16, Read More…

Former Army General Dalbir Singh Suhag awarded Legion of Merit by US Government

United States Government has awarded Legion of Merit (Degree of Commander) to General Dalbir Singh Suhag (Retired) of Indian Army. The award was given to Singh for his exceptionally meritorious service as Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) from August 2014 to December 2016. With this, he becomes second Indian to get this award, first being General Read More…

Gopalkrishna Gandhi conferred with 2018 Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award

Former West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi was conferred with 2018 Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award. He was presented award in New Delhi on occasion of 74th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Gopalkrishna Gandhi Born on 22 April 1945. He is grandson of Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi. He is retired IAS officer Read More…

IIT Kharagpur to set up Re-Water Research Center

Indian Instituted of Technology (IIT)-Kharagpur has decided to set up Re-Water Research Center to replenish and rejuvenate water resources. It will be seed-funded by two alumni members – Aneesh Reddy & Aditya Choubey and named after them as Aditya Choubey Center for Re-Water Research. Re-Water Research Center The purpose of this centre will be to Read More…

Health Ministry notifies new sets of specified health warnings for all tobacco product packs

Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has notified new sets of specified health warnings for all tobacco product packs. In this regard, it has made amendments in Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labeling) Rules, 2008. The amended rules will be applicable w.e.f. 1st September 2018. Background Union Health Ministry maintains pictorial health Read More…