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Today Current Affairs 18-08-2016
Jharkhand Assembly – GST Bill
The GST Bill which was passed by both houses of parliament was convened by the Jharkhand assembly today. By this Jharkhand becomes the third state to ratify the bill. At last week, Assam becomes the first state in the country to ratify the amendment bill.
Reliance Brands – Scotch & Soda
Reliance brands which are the part of Reliance Industries group announced the long-term master franchise agreement with the Amsterdam-based fashion brand Scotch & Soda. In India, by 2017 the Reliance Brands will set the scotch & soda in all the major cities.
Gurdial Singh – writer – 83 – Passes away
Gurdial Singh who was the Punjab writer passes away. He was awarded Padma Sri. Singh was 83 years old. From August 13th Singh was on the ventilator support.
Sehwag – MCC’s honorary life member
Former Indian batsman, Virender Sehwag has awarded with the honorary life membership of Marylebone Cricket Club. Singh was 37 years old. He played 104 test matches, 251 One day Internationals and 19 twenty-twenty matches.
Latest Current Affairs on 18th August
10000-Year-Old Camping Site – Ladakh
ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) has discovered an ancient camping site dating 8500 BC in Ladakh of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), indicating humans were camping in the area 10,500 years ago.
Tata Power Solar – 100 MW – Andhra
Tata Power Solar has commissioned a 100 MW solar project for NTPC in Andhra Pradesh, Anantapur, the biggest solar project commissioned using domestically manufactured solar cells & modules.
A.R. Rahman – Tamil Ratna Award
A.R Rahman who was the Oscar winning music maestro has honoured by the America Tamil Sangam with its Tamil Ratna award. At the United Nations General Assembly chamber, the award presented. Rahman invited at UNGA to perform the concert to honour M.S. Subbulakshi. This concert was sponsored by the India’s UN Mission & Sankara Nethralaya which is a Chennai-based charity organisation.
More Current Affairs 18-08-2016
Telangana – highest gallantry medals
The highest no.of gallantry medals for the police personnel in the country has received by the Telangana state in the event of Independence Day. It is the only state to secure the PPMG (President’s police medal for gallantry).
RBI – penalty – four cooperative banks
RBI has imposed the penalty on four cooperative banks for violation of various norms. The banks are,
- Cooperative City Bank, Guwahati: Rs 5 lakhs/-
- Model Cooperative Urban Bank, Hyderabad – Rs 1 lakh.
- Indapur Urban Cooperative Bank, Indapur: Rs 2 lakhs/-
- Shri Dadasaheb Gajmal Cooperative Bank, Pachora: Rs 1 lakh/-
Gujarat govt – 7th Pay Commission – 1st Jan
TheGujarath government approved the 7th pay commission. For state employees and pensioners the salaries will be increased over 8.5 lakhs from 1st January. In the meeting at Gandhinagar cabinet gave its approval before the Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.
Four states – new Governors
Four state governors replaced. The new Governers are,
- Assam: Banwarilal Purohit has replaced Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya
- Punjab: V.P. Singh Badnore
- Andaman and Nicobar: Jagdish Mukhi
- Manipur: Former Union Minister Najma Heptulla
These are the current affairs on 18th August. Go through it and prepare for the exam to crack the government jobs.