Top GKToday’s News Headlines – 18 August 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 18 August 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • Bhutan: PM meets King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Lotay Tshering in Thimphu
  • Bhutan: PM Modi inaugurates 720 MW Mangdechhu hydroelectric power plant
  • Stamps launched to commemorate five decades of India-Bhutan Hydropower cooperation
  • President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates the Presidential Guest House named Jal Kiran at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai
  • The International Conference on Journey of Teacher Education: Local to Global held in New Delhi
  • 7th All India Meet of State Legal Services Authorities in Nagpur on August 17-18.
  • Parsi New Year ‘Navroz’ celebrated on August 17
  • Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu embarks on a three-nation visit to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia
  • Noted social worker and Padma Shri awardee Damodar Ganesh Bapat dies in Chhattisgarh at the age of 84
  • One of the founding anchors of DD News and Nari Shakti awardee Neelum Sharma dies in New Delhi at the age of 50
  • CCMB, Hyderabad scientist K. Thangaraj bags J C Bose Fellowship

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • Defence Minister approves the setting up of a Committee to review the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2016 and Defence Procurement Manual (DPM) 2009
  • RuPay Card launched in in Bhutan

International Current Affairs

  • 28th Ministerial meeting of BASIC countries on Climate Change held in Sao Paulo, Brazil on August 14-16
  • ‘Easy Rider’ star and writer Peter Fonda dies at the age of 79 in Los Angeles

Sports Current Affairs

ARJUNA AWARDS
  • Khel Ratna: Bajrang Punia (wrestling), Deepa Malik (para-athletics)
  • Arjuna Award (19): Tajinder Pal Singh Toor (athletics), Mohammed Anas Yahiya (athletics), S Bhaskaran (body building), Sonia Lather (boxing), Ravindra Jadeja (cricket), Chinglensana Singh Kangujam (hockey), Ajay Thakur (kabaddi), Gaurav Singh Gill (motor sports), Pramod Bhagat (para sports-badminton), Anjum Moudgil (shooting), Harmeet Rajul Desai (table tennis), Pooja Dhanda (wrestling), Fouaad Mirza (equestrian), Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (football), Poonam Yadav (cricket), Swapna Burman (athletics), Sundar Singh Gurjar (para sports-athletics), Bhamidipati Sai Praneeth (badminton), Simran Singh Shergill .
  • Dronacharya Award (regular category): Vimal Kumar (badminton), Sandeep Gupta (table tennis), Mohinder Singh Dhillon (athletics)
  • Dronacharya Award (lifetime category): Mezban Patel (hockey), Rambir Singh Khokar (kabaddi), Sanjay Bhardwaj (cricket).
  • Dhyan Chand Award: Manuel Fredricks (hockey), Arup Basak (table tennis), Manoj Kumar (wrestling), Nitten Kirrtane (tennis), C Lalremsanga (archery).

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