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16 August 2018 Current Affairs

16 August 2018 Current Affairs

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Asad Qaiser Speaker of Pakistan parliament
Asad Qaiser of Pakistan Tehrik-e Insaf (PTI) party has been elected as the Speaker of Pakistan’s parliament. He secured 176 votes and defeat Khursheed Shah.


Shaheed Saman Diwas to be observed in MP
The Shaheed Saman Diwas will be observed in all districts of Madhya Pradesh. The state government has taken the decision to observe the day to honour families of martyrs of Madhya Pradesh origin.


David Silva retired
Manchester City midfielder 32 year old David Silva announced his retirement from international football. He is also known as ‘Spain’s Lionel Messi’.


India now world’s 6th largest economy
Addressing the nation on the 72nd Independence Day, PM Narendra Modi said, ‘India has registered its name as the sixth largest economy in the world.


Akshay Kumar becomes brand ambassador for road safety campaigns
Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has become the brand ambassador of Road Safety Campaign. A road safety ad campaign was launched to promote safety.


AAP leader Ashutosh resigns from the party
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Ashutosh announced his resignation from the party and cited a very very personal reason. Arvind Kejriwal, the party convener and Delhi Chief Minister, has refused to accept the resignation.


Viraj Madappa to win Asian tour title
Indian golfer Viraj Madappa became the youngest Indian to win on the Asian Tour, as he won his first title on the Asian Tour at Take Solutions Masters in Bengaluru.


Hakam Singh passes away
Asian Games gold medallist athlete Hakam Singh died due to liver and kidney ailments in Sangrur, Punjab. Hakam Singh was 64 years old.


 

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