wrestler Divya Kakran won the bronze medal in women’s 68 kg
freestyle wrestling category at the 18th edition of the Asian games.
is India’s third medal in wrestling after Bajrang Punia and Vinesh
Phogat claimed gold in their respective categories.
total medal tally at the Asian Games now stands at ten with three
gold, three silver and four bronze.
to launch Hockey World Cup campaign
of the 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup Tournament in the state, Odisha
decided to launch a build-up campaign in 17 cities from August 29,
is organising the Men’s Hockey World Cup tournament for the first
tournament will begin on November 28, 2018, and will continue till
December 16, 2018, at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar,
is the highest paid female athlete
Williams was the highest paid female athlete for a third consecutive
year in 2018, according to an annual list published by Forbes.
Sindhu at 7th position is the only Indian female athlete in the top
Sindhu earns USD 8.5 million-per-year according to the
annual list published by Forbes.
clinch bronze in sepak takraw
Indian men’s Sepak takraw team secured their maiden bronze medal
after losing to Thailand at the ongoing 18th edition of Asian Games
takraw is a traditional sport of the nations in Southeast Asia.
takraw has been part of the Asian Games since the 11th edition in
match is played by two Regus (teams) each made up of three players.
Sarnobat won gold in shooting
Sarnobat won the gold medal in in Women’s 25m Pistol shooting
at the Asian Games 2018.
also became the first Indian woman shooter to win an Asian Games gold
won bronze in the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon.
the Commonwealth Games, she has won three medals till date – gold
(2010, 2014) and silver (2010).
takes charge of Uruguay FA
world governing body FIFA has taken control of the Uruguayan Football
FIFA committee would be responsible for managing the affairs of the
UFA through to February 28, 2019 and would revise the organisation’s
statues and arrange new elections.
football has been in crisis since July 30, after the sudden
resignation of its chief.
to inaugurate “Int Buddhist Conclave”
President of India Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate the
Buddhist Conclave (IBC), 2018”
in New Delhi on 23rd August, 2018.
Conclave is being organized by the Ministry
of Tourism in
collaboration with the State Governments of Maharashtra, Bihar and
theme of the International Buddhist Conclave 2018 is “Buddha
Path – The Living Heritage”.
Warning Centre to be set up in Kerala
Union Ministry of Earth Sciences has announced it will set up a
cyclone warning centre in Kerala and boost weather forecasting in the
state with another Doppler radar.
new centre will be set up in Thiruvananthapuram.
present, India Meteorological Centre (IMD) has cyclone warning
centres only at Chennai,
Vishakhapatnam, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Mumbai.
to track plaints on sexual violence
Government of India has designated National Crime Records Bureau
(NCRB) as nodal agency for monitoring the complaints received on a
government portal that records child sexual violence videos.
NCRB would coordinate with service providers such as Facebook,
YouTube and WhatsApp ask them to block malicious videos and
is a crime record agency of Government of India.
report flags wage inequality in India
Labour Organization (ILO) published
to the report, real average daily wages in India almost doubled in
the first two decades after economic reforms but low pay and
wage inequality remains a serious challenge to inclusive growth.
2011-12, the average wage in India was about Rs. 247 rupees a day,
almost double the 1993-94 figure of Rs. 128.
rules out total ban on firecrackers
Government of India opposed the plea for a complete ban on the
sale of crackers during Diwali across the country.
suggested the Supreme Court that the production of “green crackers”
and a ban on the production of series crackers as alternative
measures to curb pollution during Diwali.
SC was hearing a petition seeking a complete nationwide ban on the
use of firecrackers.
unveils draft UDAN scheme for int routes
of Civil Aviation has
prepared a draft scheme document for “UDAN
scheme is designed for State governments that are keen to promote air
connectivity on international routes identified by them and for which
they are willing to provide subsidy to airlines.
Authority of India will determine a subsidy amount per seat and
invite bids from domestic carrier.
Raipur to be named Atal Nagar
Government of Chhattisgarh decided to name Naya
the upcoming capital city of the Chhattisgarh, as ‘Atal
in memory of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
the capital, several other government institutions and projects will
be named after Vajpayee.
Bihari Vajpayee served three terms as the Prime Minister of
inks pact with Kandla Terminal
Corporation of India (CONCOR) has inked a pact with Kandla
International Container Terminal (KICTPL) for providing rail access
to container services.
Mou with KICTPL aims to promote seamless connectivity and faster
clearance of EXIM containers from Kandla Port.
was incorporated in March 1988 under the Companies Act and is under
the Ministry of Railways.
Laxman’s autobiography to be out soon
book titled ‘281
which has been written by VVS
be published on 20 November 2018.
title has been borrowed from the match in which he made 281 runs
against Australia at the Eden Gardens in 2001.
made his debut for India in 1996 in a Test match.
announced his retirement from international cricket in 2012.
Warne to come out with autobiography
Warne will come out with his autobiography “No
in October 2018.
autobiography is written with cricketer and TV presenter Mark
Warne is widely regarded as one of the finest bowlers in the history
of the game.
played his first Test match in 1992 and took over 1,000 international
Singh to be new Tripura Governor
Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki has been named as the new
Governor of Tripura.
Roy, who was appointed as the governor of Tripura in 2015, would be
the new Governor of Meghalaya.
Governor Ganga Prasad has been transferred and appointed as the
Governor of Sikkim.
Pal Malik appointed J&K Governor
Pal Malik is set to become the new Jammu and Kashmir Governor and
will replace N N Vohra.
present, Satya Pal Malik is the governor of Bihar.
Ji Tandon has been appointed as the Governor of Bihar replacing
Pal Malik will be the first career politician to be appointed as
governor of the Jammu and Kashmir.
strongest sea ice breaks up
oldest and thickest sea ice in the Arctic has started to break up,
opening waters north of Greenland that is normally frozen, even in
phenomenon has occurred twice in 2018 due to warm winds and a
climate-change-driven heatwave in the northern hemisphere.
sea ice off the north coast of Greenland has been impacted by
abnormal temperature spikes in February 2018.
Jio tops Fortune list
Jio has been ranked number one on Fortune’s global list for rapidly
expanding access to the Internet.
‘Change the World’ list, which includes for-profit companies that
help tackle social problems, was released on 20th August, 2018.
ranked Jio ahead of pharma giant Merck and Bank of America and
Chinese billionaire Jack Ma-led Alibaba.