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August 18, 2019

18th August 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (18th August 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 18th August 2019

International Current Affairs
  • Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu has embarked on a 3-Nation visit to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia
    • This visit will be Vice President’s 1st ever high level visit (from India) to 3 Baltic countries.
    • Main aim of this visit : To advance India’s outreach to important countries in region.
    • This visit takes place in context of increasing political engagement, as well as intensified trade and commercial ties.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has returned home after a successful 2-day visit to Bhutan
    • During the visit, Prime Minister and the Bhutanese leadership resolved to take the bilateral cooperation beyond hydroelectric power sector. 
    • The two countries signed various MoUs to diversify the friendship. 
      • The sectors include, space, education, science, technology and legal education. 
  • In Sudan, main opposition coalition and the ruling military council have formally signed a final power-sharing deal, paving the way for a transition to a civilian-led government. 
    • This deal came after a long period of negotiations following the overthrow of longtime leader President Omar al-Bashir in the wake of mass protests.
  • India suspended weekly Jodhpur-Munabao Thar Link Express amid the ongoing tension with Pakistan over the Kashmir issue. 
    • This move comes days after India cancelled Samjhauta Express from its side after Pakistan had announced suspension of all train services to India.
National Current Affairs
  • The Uttar Pradesh government renamed Lucknow's Hazratganj Chauraha to 'Atal Chowk' on the occasion of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's 1ast death anniversary. 
  • President Ram Nath Kovind today inaugurated an underground Bunker Museum at Raj Bhavan Mumbai
    • The Bunker Museum has Virtual Reality Booths in which visitors can time-travel to the 19th century when the bunker was constructed to fire cannons at approaching enemy ships. 
    • The history of Raj Bhavan has also been depicted in another section.
  • Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ inaugurated an international conference on teacher education in New Delhi.
    • The 2-day event is being organized by the National Council of Teacher Education as part of silver jubilee celebration of its establishment in 1995.
  • Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the state's 1st-ever CNG fuelling station in Dibrugarh.
    • The state government is preparing a roadmap for setting up CNG fuelling station in all districts to make the state free from air pollution and to promote the use of clean and green fuel.
Science & Technology
  • The researchers of the Rajiv Gandhi University (Arunachal Pradesh) have discovered 5 new fish species in various districts of the state.
    • The scientific names of the newly-discovered fish species are :
      • Mystus prabini, found in Sinkin and Dibang rivers in Lower Dibang Valley district.
      • Exostoma kottelati, found in Ranga river in Lower Subansiri district.
      • Creteuchiloglanis tawangensis, found in the Tawangchu river in Tawang district.
      • Garra ranganensis, found in Ranga river.
      • Physoschistura harkishorei, found in Dibang and Lohit rivers in Lower Dibang Valley district.
Awards & Honors
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin today awarded the Hero of Russia (Russia's highest medal) to pilots Damir Yusupov and Georgy Murzin who landed a passenger plane in a field after its engines failed. 
    • All the 233 passengers on board the plane survived the emergency landing.
Sports Current Affairs
  • India have won Gold at the Under 12 Asian Tennis Team championship held in Kazakhstan by defeating Chinese Taipei.
  • Australia's South Africa-born all-rounder Marnus Labuschagne has become the 1st-ever concussion substitute in international cricket.
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