Communications Limited has partnered Alibaba to launch artificial
intellingence-based cloud computing platform ‘Paytm AI Cloud for
India’ for developers, startups and enterprises.
company said Paytm AI Cloud processes and stores all their consumer
data locally in servers located only in India.
platform offers business-centric apps for organisations.
states leads in mobile banking
and the Southern States such as Manipur and Telangana lead the way in
internet banking according to the annual FIBAC productivity
productivity report has been published by the Boston Consulting
Group, FICCI and Indian Banks’ Association.
Telangana, 21.7% of the savings banks accounts carried out the
financial transaction through internet banking.
Chaudhary wins 10m air pistol gold
Chaudhary won the gold medal in pistol shooting at the Asian Games
2018 on 21st August 2018.
Chaudhary became only the fifth Indian shooter to claim a gold in the
Asian Games history.
have won 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze of the 7 medals India has won
Rajput wins silver in Rifle shooting
shooter Sanjeev Rajput clinched a silver medal in the men’s 50m
Rifle 3 Positions event at the 18th Asian Games on 21st August, 2018.
won the gold medal with a score of 453.3 while Japan bagged the
bronze medal with 441.4.
had won the gold medal at the 50m rifle 3 positions in the Gold Coast
Commonwealth Games 2018.
Phogat wins India’s second gold
a gold medal in wrestling at the Asian Games 2018.
is Vinesh’s second medal at the Asian Games, having picked up the
bronze medal at Incheon in 2014.
also became the fifth Indian woman to win an Asian Games medal in
wrestling, and the first among those to clinch gold.
should be made a Fundamental Right
Supreme Court issued a notice to Centre, state governments and
Union Territories on a PIL seeking directions to make sports a part
of the Fundamental Rights.
PIL said that sports should be included among academics.
should be a compulsory provision for sports in the school budget
which should be utilised for sports activity only.
received more rains in August
has received over two and a half times more rainfall over average for
August so far, according to the India Meteorological Department
highest rainfall was recorded in Idukki district, which received 92%
more rains. This was followed by Palakkad, with 72% more rains.
has received 42% more rainfall than usual since the beginning of the
monsoon season in June 2018.
constitutes ‘independent body’
National Green Tribunal (NGT) constituted an “independent body”
to decide Vedanta Limited’s plea challenging the Tamil Nadu
government’s order to close the Sterlite copper plant at
Chairperson directed the committee to assume charge in two weeks
and submit a report within six weeks.
committee will be headed by a retired judge.
Khanjar visits Yangon, Myanmar
Khanjar a Missile Corvette of Indian Navy was on a three-day visit to
Yangon, Myanmar from August 18-20.
Khanjar (P-47) is a Khukri-class Missile Corvette and was
commissioned into the Indian Navy on 22 October, 1991.
Khanjar is part of the Eastern Fleet based at Visakhapatnam.
to be observed as Nutrition Month
will be observed as Nutrition Month with the aim of reaching every
household with the message of nutrition — ‘har ghar poshan
month-long intensive campaign will promote antenatal care,
breastfeeding, fight anemia, convey messages about the importance of
nutrition for girls and the right age of marriage and also
promote hygiene and sanitation.
option cannot be permitted in RS polls
Supreme Court scrapped the use of ‘None Of The Above’ (NOTA)
option in the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections.
held that the NOTA option is meant only for universal adult suffrage
and direct elections and not polls held by the system of proportional
representation by means of the single transferable vote as done in
the Rajya Sabha.
floods a ‘calamity of severe nature’
Union Ministry of Home Affairs has declared the Kerala floods a
of severe nature”.
a calamity is declared to be of ‘rare severity/severe nature,’
support to the government of the affected state is provided at the
Centre also considers additional assistance from the National
Disaster Response Fund (NDRF).
Sharma appointed as New chief of Lokayukta
judge of the Chhattisgarh High Court TP Sharma was appointed the
new chief Lokayukta of the Chattisgarh.
will head the Chhattisgarh Lok Ayog, set up to deal with corruption
cases against public servants.
the state’s fourth chief Lokayukta, will succeed Justice (retired)
Shambhu Nath Shrivastava, who was appointed to the post on August 14,
IAF-RMAF joint air exercise
first-ever joint air exercise involving the Indian Air Force and the
Royal Malaysian Air Force commenced on 20th August 2018 at Subang Air
Base in Malaysia.
exercise in Malaysia will be called ExerciseElang
IAF contingent landed at the Subang Air Base in Malaysia
comprises of C-17,
C-130 and Su-30 aircraft.
data confirms presence of ice
have found frozen water deposits in the darkest and coldest parts of
the Moon’s polar regions using data from the Chandrayaan-1
used data from NASA’s Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) instrument to
identify three specific signatures that definitively prove there is
water ice at the surface of the Moon.
spacecraft was launched in 2008 by ISRO.
honours Ismat Chughtai with doodle
on 21st August celebrated the 107th birth anniversary of Urdu writer
Ismat Chughtai with a Doodle.
Khanum Chughtai is considered one of the pioneers of Urdu literature.
Chughtai or Ismat Apa as she was known, was considered by some as a
crusader for the rights of oppressed women.
was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri by the Government of India in
unveils first domestic fighter jet
unveiled its first domestic fighter jet at a defence show in Tehran.
fighter jet called Kowsar is
capable of carrying various weapons and will be used for short aerial
is a fourth-generation fighter, with “advanced avionics” and
new fighter jet has passed all tests.
Gandhi conferred with Sadbhavna Award
honoured with Rajiv
Gandhi Sadbhavna Award for
promoting communal harmony and peace.
award was presented on the birth anniversary of former prime minister
Gandhi was the former Governor of West Bengal.