Page-4 of Current Affairs - August, 2018

ADB to $245 million provide loan for safe, sustainable drinking water service in West Bengal

Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved financing package of $245 million to implement project for providing safe, sustainable drinking water service to million people in three districts of West Bengal affected by arsenic, fluoride, and salinity. The project will provide continuous potable water through metered connections to about 390,000 individual households in three districts of ..

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Swapna Barman wins India’s first gold medal in Heptathlon Athletics in Asian Games

Indian athlete Swapna Barman (21) won gold medal in women’s Heptathlon Athletics event at 18th edition of Asian Games held in Jakarta-Palembang in Indonesia. She accumulated total of 6026 points to finish on top of podium in the final of the event. With this, she became first Indian to win gold medal in heptathlete event ..

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Vostok-2018: Russia to conduct largest military exercise in September 2018

Russia is going to conduct Vostok-2018 (East-2018) military exercise in central and eastern Russian military districts from September 11 to 15, 2018. It will be biggest war games ever conducted by Russia since Zapad-81 (West-81) exercise conducted by erstwhile Soviet Union in 1981 which had seen involvement about 100,000 to 150,000 troops. Vostok-2018 Vostok-2018 will ..

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Arunachal Pradesh Assembly passes bill for creation of 3 new districts

Arunachal Pradesh Legislative assembly has passed Arunachal Pradesh Re-Organisation of Districts (Amendment) Bill, 2018 for the creation of three new districts, Pakke-Kesang, Lepa Rada and Shi Yomi in the state. The bill was passed by voice vote. These new districts were created keeping in view growing demands of people, bring administration to their door-steps and ..

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Arpinder Singh wins gold medal in Men’s Triple Jump event at 2018 Asian Games

India’s Arpinder Singh (25) won gold medal in Men’s Triple Jump event at 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games. He lodged best jump of 16.77m in third attempt to win gold medal. Ruslan Kurbanov of Uzbekistan won silver medal with best jump of 16.62m while Shuo Cao of China was third with an effort of 16.56m. With ..

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