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August 2nd, 3rd week one liners

National Affairs 

To Spread Awareness About Indian Railways Heritage, Ministry of Railways Launches Digital Screens.

PM Modi Announces Launch of World’s Largest Healthcare Insurance On Independence Day to provide country’s poor access to quality and affordable healthcare.

To maintain fund liquidity for the ongoing construction of 14 road packages under Postal Highway Project, Government has released 470 million Nepali rupees for Terai roads project in Nepal.

India’s 1st Genetic Bank where the genetic material will be stored for posterity Inaugurated in Hyderabad.

For promoting Pharmacovigilance of AYUSH Drugs, New Central Sector scheme released by AYUSH ministry.

Banking and Financial Events:

Bharti Axa Ties Up with Airtel Payments Bank to Offer the ‘Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana’ (PMJJBY).

According to SEBI, Investment in P-notes hits 9-year low at Rs 80,341 crore since 2009.

UPI 2.0 unveiled by RBI Governor Urjit Patel with enhanced features developed by NPCI.

SBI ranked as India’s most patriotic brand, Survey by UK based YouGov.

Appointments

Imran Khan, the chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Becomes the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita Re-Elected as Mali President

K S Srinivas Appointed as Chairman of Marine Products Export Development Authority.

Former RBI Deputy Governor SS Mundra appointed Independent Director of Indiabulls Housing Finance.

Madhya Pradesh Governor, Anandiben Patel takes oath as Governor of Chhattisgarh.

D Bala Venkatesh Varma has been appointed as the Ambassador to Russia.

Awards

Oscar-winning director Ang Lee to Be Honoured by Directors Guild of America (DGA).

Smitha V. Crishna Tops List of India’s Wealthiest Women.

EIU Releases Global Liveability Index 2018: Vienna Tops, Delhi Stands 112th.

According to Forbes, Actress Scarlett Johansson has emerged as the world’s highest paid female actress.

Persons in news 

Former Indian Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, passed away.

Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Dass Tandon, passed away 

The former member of Lok Sabha, Chennupati Vidya passed away.

Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan, passed away.

US singer Aretha Franklin passed away.

Former Indian cricket captain Ajit Wadekar, passed away.

Asian Games gold medallist Hakam Singh passes away.

MOU’s, Agreement and Summits

11th World Hindi Conference started in Port Louis, Mauritius.

24th World Congress of Philosophy (WCP) was held in Beijing, China, organized by the International Federation of Philosophical Societies, and Peking University.

Important Days

August 19 - World Humanitarian Day 2018, the theme is: #NotATarget.

August 19 - World photography day.

 International News

Nepal-India Literature Festival 2018 Begins for strengthening Indo-Nepal ties in Birgunj inaugurated by Chief Minister of Province 2 Mohammad Lalbabu Raut.

Business, Science and Technology

PhonePe and Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) entered into a partnership to facilitate convenient, fast and secure payments.

Sports 

India defeated Bangladesh in the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Under-15 Women’s Championship in Thimpu, Bhutan.

Asian Games 2018 Begin in Indonesia.

 

2 अगस्त, तीसरा सप्ताह एक लाइनर

National Affairs 

  1. To Spread Awareness About Indian Railways Heritage, Ministry of Railways Launches Digital Screens.
  2. PM Modi Announces Launch of World’s Largest Healthcare Insurance On Independence Day to provide country’s poor access to quality and affordable healthcare.
  3. To maintain fund liquidity for the ongoing construction of 14 road packages under Postal Highway Project, Government has released 470 million Nepali rupees for Terai roads project in Nepal.
  4. India’s 1st Genetic Bank where the genetic material will be stored for posterity Inaugurated in Hyderabad.
  5. For promoting Pharmacovigilance of AYUSH Drugs, New Central Sector scheme released by AYUSH ministry.

Banking and Financial Events:

  1. Bharti Axa Ties Up with Airtel Payments Bank to Offer the ‘Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana’ (PMJJBY).
  2. According to SEBI, Investment in P-notes hits 9-year low at Rs 80,341 crore since 2009.
  3. UPI 2.0 unveiled by RBI Governor Urjit Patel with enhanced features developed by NPCI.
  4. SBI ranked as India’s most patriotic brand, Survey by UK based YouGov.

Appointments

  1. Imran Khan, the chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Becomes the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan.
  2. Ibrahim Boubacar Keita Re-Elected as Mali President
  3. K S Srinivas Appointed as Chairman of Marine Products Export Development Authority.
  4. Former RBI Deputy Governor SS Mundra appointed Independent Director of Indiabulls Housing Finance.
  5. Madhya Pradesh Governor, Anandiben Patel takes oath as Governor of Chhattisgarh.
  6. D Bala Venkatesh Varma has been appointed as the Ambassador to Russia.

Awards

  1. Oscar-winning director Ang Lee to Be Honoured by Directors Guild of America (DGA).
  2. Smitha V. Crishna Tops List of India’s Wealthiest Women.
  3. EIU Releases Global Liveability Index 2018: Vienna Tops, Delhi Stands 112th.
  4. According to Forbes, Actress Scarlett Johansson has emerged as the world’s highest paid female actress.

Persons in news 

  1. Former Indian Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, passed away.
  2. Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Dass Tandon, passed away 
  3. The former member of Lok Sabha, Chennupati Vidya passed away.
  4. Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan, passed away.
  5. US singer Aretha Franklin passed away.
  6. Former Indian cricket captain Ajit Wadekar, passed away.
  7. Asian Games gold medallist Hakam Singh passes away.

MOU’s, Agreement and Summits

  1. 11th World Hindi Conference started in Port Louis, Mauritius.
  2. 24th World Congress of Philosophy (WCP) was held in Beijing, China, organized by the International Federation of Philosophical Societies, and Peking University.

Important Days

  1. August 19 - World Humanitarian Day 2018, the theme is: #NotATarget.
  2. August 19 - World photography day.

 International News

  1. Nepal-India Literature Festival 2018 Begins for strengthening Indo-Nepal ties in Birgunj inaugurated by Chief Minister of Province 2 Mohammad Lalbabu Raut.

Business, Science and Technology

  1. PhonePe and Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) entered into a partnership to facilitate convenient, fast and secure payments.

Sports 

  1. India defeated Bangladesh in the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Under-15 Women’s Championship in Thimpu, Bhutan.
  2. Asian Games 2018 Begin in Indonesia.

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