Current Affairs 18 August 2015

 

Current Affairs 18 August 2015

National

  • Prasar Bharti CEO stresses on need for using modern technology to cater programmers of AIR, DD
  • NCP MLA Ramesh Kadam arrested by CID over alleged irregularities
  • CBSE declares AIPMT results: Haryana boy tops the competition
  • PM offers $1 trillion investment opportunity to UAE
  • NCDRC issues notice to nestle India against class action suit

International

  • Jawwad S Khawaja appointed as 23rd Chief Justice of Pak
  • Egypt passes controversial anti-terrorism law after getting nod from Prez Sisi
  • 70 % voting in Sri Lanka’s General Elections; counting underway
  • Sodium cyanide traces found in waters near site of China blasts
  • Wreckage of Indonesian plane found in Bintang highlands region
  • China, Russia set for naval assertion in Sea of Japan

Business

  • PM Modi’s UAE visit to help attract funds to infrastructure sector: Confederation of Indian Industry
  • NAFED floats new tender to import of 10K tonnes onion
  • Facebook India expanding investments in small businesses
  • Goldman Sachs to invest $150 million in Piramal Realty
  • Birla Corp to acquire Lafarge India’s cement units for Rs. 5,000 crore

Politics

  • BJP seeks Andrabi’s arrest for hoisting Pakistan flag
  • SC notice to Lalu Prasad in fodder scam case
  • Despite Vyapam cloud, BJP sweeps M.P. civic polls
  • Naidu to lay stone for mega food park
  • Former Service Chiefs write to PM on OROP

Defense

  • Former Defense Chiefs urge PM to resolve OROP issue urgently
  • LeT terrorist Naved to undergo lie detector test
  • Aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya will undergo its first refit in 2016
  • Tata Motors has supplied 520 vehicles to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali
  • Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to extended-range variant of Barak-8 point and area defense system within the next 18 months.

Sports

  • Murray beats Djokovic to Wins Rogers Cup Masters tournament
  • World Badminton: Saina becomes 1st Indian player to win silver medal
  • Abhishek Verma clinches gold for India at Archery World Cup
  • First international army games 2015 end in Russia
  • In-form opener Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of Lanka Test series18-August-2015-Current-Affairs

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