Page-19 of Current Affairs - August, 2018

Wrestler Bajrang Punia wins India’s first gold medal at 2018 Asian Games

Wrestler Bajrang Punia (24) won India’s first gold medal at the 18th edition of the Asian Games held in Jakarta, Indonesia. In the men’s freestyle 65 kg final event, he defeated Japan’s Takatani Daichi by 11-8 score. It was Bajrang’s maiden gold medal and overall second medal in Asian Games after he had earlier won ..

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Telangana Government launches Disaster Response Force in Hyderabad

Telangana Government for the first time has launched Disaster Response Force (DRF) vehicles in the capital city of Hyderabad. The main aim to start this DRF is that state should have its own Disaster force to swiftly deal with emergency situations. DRF vehicles provided to this force will be parked at 24 locations with Greater ..

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Panini language laboratory inaugurated in Mauritius to promote Hindi

Panini language laboratory was recently inaugurated at Mahatma Gandhi institute in Mauritius to promote reading and writing Hindi amongst young and its further development. It was launched by External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of 11th World Hindi Conference held in Mauritius. Panini language laboratory Panini language lab aims to promote reading and ..

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World Humanitarian Day: 19 August

The World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is observed every year on 19 August to recognize work of humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives. The observance of the day provides opportunity to celebrate spirit that inspires humanitarian work around globe. It pays tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service and ..

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Exercise Maitree 2018: India, Thailand joint military exercise concludes

Joint platoon level military exercise Maitree 2018 between India and Thailand was conducted in Thailand from 6 to 19 August 2018. It was platoon level exercise between Indian Army and Royal Thai Army that comprised of infantry component. Maitree 2018 The exercise had started with cross training period involving familiarization training between two armies to ..

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