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22 August 2018 Current Affairs

22 August 2018 Current Affairs

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Pakistan origin becomes first female Muslim Aus Senator
Mehreen Faruqi a pakistani origin women has become the first muslim senator to be sworn in to Australia’s Parliament. Faruqi replaces veteran senator Lee Rhiannon in the upper house.


India & Thailand concludes Maitree Military Exercise
A two-week long platoon level military exercise called ‘Exercise Maitree 2018’ concluded at Jammu & Kashmir Srinagar. The main aim of the military exercise is to strengthen the partnership between armies of the two countries.


SC scraps use of option in Rajya Sabha elections
Supreme Court scrapped use of NOTA (none of the above) option for Rajya Sabha elections, saying it defeats fairness in indirect elections, destroys democratic values and serves as Satan of defection and corruption.


Ram Nath Kovind appoints 7 New Governors
President Ram Nath Kovind appointed governors for seven states — Bihar, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Sikkim, Meghalaya, and Tripura.


UAE to offer Rs.700 crore in aid to Kerala
The UAE government extended its hand to offer Rs.700 crore to assist Kerala in its distress. Kerala State government sought Rs.2,600 crore from the Centre due to the disaster caused by the flood.


MP Government to name three awards after late former PM Vajpayee
Madhya Pradesh Government will name three awards after the late former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as a tribute. One will be for poets, second will be for outstanding contribution in the field of journalism, and third for good work in administration”, said Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.


VVS Laxman pens autobiography ’281 and Beyond’
Indian cricketer VVS Laxman, known for the suppleness of his wrists, plans to release his emotional journey as cricket player through his autobiography “281 and Beyond” on November 2018.


Vinesh Phogat Wins Gold
Vinesh Phogat won the gold medal and the country’s fifth medal at the ongoing 2018 Asian Games. Vinesh Phogat beat Japan’s Yuki Irie in Women’s Freestyle 50 kg gold medal match.


 

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