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“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.”

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  • The first cow sanctuary will be set up in Bikaner, Rajasthan.
  • Dharmendra Pradhan laid the foundation stone of the permanent campus of National Skill Training Institue in Mohali. This is first of its kind for women.
  • Employees PRANAM Act would be implemented in Assam. This act will deduct 10% from the pay of an employee and will transfer it to the account of concerned relative or parents if he doesn’t take care of them.
  • Assamese film Xhoihobote Dhemalite has won three top awards in the third international film festival in the USA.
  • Geraint Thomas won the title of Tour de France.
  • The Central Road and Infrastructure Fund has been removed from the ambit of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and has been brought under the domain of the Ministry of Finance.
  • India’s Ranking in Various International reports is as:

India ranking in various indexes

  • Third BRICS film festival was organised in Durban, South Africa.
  • Former West Bengal Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi has been honoured with Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhawana Award for this year.
  • A Software named as “E-Aksharayana” has been launched by IT Ministry which will help in editing the scanned documents.
  • Indian American Seema Nanda has taken over the position of the CEO of Democratic National Party of the USA.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind has launched “Sanchaar Kranti Yojana” from Chattisgarh. There is a smartphone distribution scheme under this called “Mobile Tihar”.
  • Recently, the United Nations has recognised Forest Green Rovers as the first certified Carbon neutral football club.
  • Andhra Pradesh government is in the process of setting up “i-Hub” which is a first of its kind global research centre for scientific learning.
  • “T-Hub” and “We-Hub” are being set up by Telangana Government.
  • Table related to Obituaries is as:

Obituaries for IBPS PO

  • Mostafa Asal won Men’s individual event in World Junior Squash Championship 2018 which was held in Chennai.
  • Rajasthan has become the first state to implement centre’s “Biofuel Policy”.
  • FOCAL is the name of a dedicated Portal to connect cargo owners and shippers. It was launched by Inland Waterways Authority of India.
  • FOCAL stands for Forum of Cargo-owners and Logistic Operators.
  • Shripad Yesso Naik laid the foundation stone of the 2nd phase of construction of North East Institute of Ayurveda & Homeopathy in Shillong.
  • Indian Australian mathematician Akshay Venkatesh received mathematics prestigious field medal, which is also called as Nobel Prize for maths.
  • Bharathari Mehtab has got the outstanding parliamentarian award for the year 2017.
  • Rashmi is the name of world’s first Hindi speaking robot, which is developed by Ranjeet Srivastava of Ranchi.
  • Krishna Kutir” is built in Vrindavan. It is the biggest shelter for elderly widow women.
  • Ministry of MSME has launched “Solar Charkha Mission” for implementation of 50 Solar Charkha Custer throughout India.
  • Vijay Goel has authored a book “Bebak Baat”.
  • Let’s take a look at books and authors:

Books and Authors

  • The Ministry of Culture has launched Sewa Bhoj Yojana of worth 325 crore rupees.
  • Karnataka government has made Yoga mandatory for all colleges and universities of the state.
  • Emmerson Mnangagwa has sworn in as the new president of Zimbabwe.
  • Andhra Pradesh government has launched Mukhya Mantri Yuva Nestham scheme. It is a scheme through which an allowance of rupees 1,000 per month will be provided to unemployed youth of the state.
  • National Sports University will be established in Manipur.
  • SAATHI initiative is launched by the Ministry of Textiles and Ministry of Power collectively. SAATHI stands for “Sustainable and Accelerated Adoption of efficient Textile technologies to help Small Industries”.
  • Carolina Marin won the world championship final. Some other are as:Grand slam winners in women category
  • The Netherlands has won the Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018.
  • Uttarakhand will soon become the first state to issue identity cards to Gau Rakshaks.
  • Bihar government has launched Mukhyamantri Kanya Utthyan Yojana.
  • Delhi has topped in the list of 21 states and union territories in the State Investment potential Index.
  • Himachal Pradesh government has launched a “Horn Not OK” awareness campaign and “Shor Nahi” mobile app.
  • Andhra Pradesh has unveiled the world’s first ever thermal battery plant.
  • Goamiles is an app-based taxi service which is launched by the government of Goa.
  • World’s largest bird Sculpture Jatayu Sculpture has been inaugurated in Kerala.
  • Michelle Bachelet has been appointed as new chief of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
  • Argentina won the 2018’s under 20 COTIF Cup tournament by defeating Russia.
  • Santhali has become the first Indian Tribal language to get its own Wikipedia edition.
  • “Boka Soul” rice of Assam has got the Geographical Indication tag.
  • The Communication Exercise Pacific Endeavours 2018 held in Nepal.
  • Some Military Exercises are as:

Military exercises

  • Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu has launched a mobile app Niryat Mitra in order to provide information related to exports.
  • Kanchenzonga Biosphere Reserve has become the 11th Biosphere Reserve from India that has been included in the UNESCO designated world Network of Biosphere Reserves.
  • Ivan Duque has become the youngest one to took Oath as the President of Colombia.
  • Jammu will be the first city in North India to get a full-fledged Space Technology Research centre.
  • Chattisgarh has become the first state to provide a right to skill development to its youth through “Skills on Wheels Project”.
  • Punjab has launched Tatkal Sewa for property registration across the state.
  • Akshay Kumar has become the brand ambassador for road safety campaign.
  • Mohammed Tufail & Sharief-Ud-Din Ganaie have been awarded with President’s police medal for gallantry.
  • Pune has got the first rank in “Ease of Living Index 2018”. This was published by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
  • Rekha Sharma has been appointed as the Chairperson of the National Commission for women.
  • NASA’s Parker Solar probe will be named after Dr. Eugane Parker.
  • The Space Commission has approved ISRO’s proposal to name the Chandrayan 2 lander after Vikram Sarabhai.
  • Viraj Madappa has become the youngest Indian Golfer to win on the Asian tour.
  • Kerala state government will foot the bill for transgenders willing to undergo sex change operation.
  • Rafel Nadal has won the 2018 Roger’s cup Men Singles. While the winners of Grand slam tournaments are as:
  • India’s first National Wildlife Genetic Resource Bank has been inaugurated in Hyderabad.
  • Marie Curie has topped the list of a reader poll of 100 women who changed the world. This readers poll was conducted by BBC History Magazine.
  • Phillippines was recently affected by typhoon Karding & typhoon Mangkhut.
  • Saurya Chakra which is the third highest peacetime gallantry award has been awarded to Major Aditya & rifleman Aurangzeb.
  • The Kirti Chakra which is the second peacetime highest gallantry award has been awarded to sepoy Vrahma Pal Singh.
  • Flipkart has shut down its subsidiary E-Bay.
  • Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has recently introduced the RUCO initiative. Here, RUCO stands for Repurpose Used Cooking Oil.
  • The Supreme court has asked Delhi government to start using the hologram based sticker on vehicles to indicate the nature of fuel used in the vehicle. The colour of hologram will be blue for petrol and CNG vehicles while for diesel vehicles it will be of orange colour.
  • S.K. Arora has been awarded with the prestigious WHO World No Tobacco Day 2018 for his extraordinary contribution towards tobacco control.
  • Shooting World Cup 2020 will be held in Delhi.
  • Actress Scarlett Johnson has topped the Forbes annual list of the “World’s highest-paid actresses.”
  • National Green Tribunal has ordered Uttar Pradesh government to bear the expenses of patients who have been affected by rising pollution level in Kali, Hindon and Krishna river.
  • 11th World Hindi conference held in Mauritius.
  • 17th World Sanskrit conference held in Vancouver, Canada.
  • Nihal Sarin has become India’s 53rd Grandmaster after winning Abu Dhabi Masters.
  • Bhanu Pratap Sharma is Chairman of Bank Board Bureau.
  • Tiger will be transferred from Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh to Satkosia Tiger Reserve, Odisha.
  • Uttar Pradesh has surpassed its own record by planting 9.26 crore saplings in a day.
  • Smitha Crishna was ranked first in the Kotak Wealth Hurun Leading wealthy women 2018 list.
  • Rajasthan will observe September as “Month of Nutrition”.
  • Telangana government will set up a mega textile park in Warangal.
  • A scheme named as Kanti Vellugu has been launched by Telangana government under which citizens of the state will get free eye screening test.
  • A mobile app E-Rythu has been launched by Andhra Pradesh government.
  • Rythu Bima & Rythu Bandhu schemes have been launched by Telangana government.
  • Take a look at some important committees:

committees and their heads

  • According to RBI’s annual report 2017-18, about 99.3 per cent of the demonetised currency has been returned to the system.
  • China is using Keeko robot to teach Kindergarten children.
  • Former Pepsico CEO Indira Nooyi will be honoured with 2018’s Asia game changer of the year award.
  • Japan has won its first FIFA Under -20 women’s world cup title in France after defeating Spain in the final.
  • Sikkim is the first Open Defecation Free state as well as the first Organic State of India.
  • 44th G-7 Summit held in Quebec, Canada while the 45th G-7 Summit will be held next year in France.
  • 10th BRICS Summit held in Johannesburg, South Africa while the 11th BRICS Summit will be held next year in Brazil. The location of the BRICS Summit changes as per the order of alphabets in BRICS, which is Brazil Russia India China South Africa.
  • India’s first interstate connected wind power project has been commissioned in Gujarat.
  • Google has launched “Navlekha Project” to help Indian publishers to publish their content online.
  • Some important loans from International Organisations are as:

Loan from World Bank and ADB

  • PV Sindhu is at 7th place in the Forbes list of top 10 highest paid athletes of 2018. She is the only Indian player in the list.
  • Odisha government has launched Mukhyamantri Kalakar Sahayata Yojana under which 1,200 rupees per month will be given to artists.
  • Odisha government has also launched Amma Gaon Amma Vikas programme.
  • Gopalbandhu Sambadike health insurance scheme is launched by Odisha government for journalists.
  • Odisha has organised the Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018.
  • Indian female cricketer Jhulan Goswami has announced her retirement from T-20 international cricket.
  • Uttar Pradesh government has decided to name the upcoming Bundelkhand Expressway as Atal Path.
  • Kahlid Hosseini has written a book named “Sea Prayer”.
  • Olympic Council of Asia has given its recognition to India’s Indigenous sports Kabaddi.
  • Raveena Tandon has been appointed as brand ambassador of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai.
  • Scott Morrison has been elected as the Prime Minister of Australia.
  • Spice Jet operated a flight from Dehradun to Delhi using biofuel. This was the first such experiment in India.
  • Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee has launched NETA (National Electoral Transformation App). This is a platform where voters can review and rate their elected representatives. This NETA App is a brainchild of Pratham Mittal.
  • Cyber town of Mauritius will be named after former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
  • IRDAI has asked insurers to cover mental illness under the medical insurance policy.
  • Aditya L1 which is India’s first mission to study the solar corona is planned to be launched in 2019-20 by PSLV – XL from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
  • HRD Ministry has proposed to set up 5 member committee to suggest changes to JEE advanced. This committee will be headed by Bhaskar Ramamurthy.
  • To reduce attacks on cash carrying vans and ATM frauds, the Home Ministry has issued a directive stating that no ATM will be refilled with cash after 9 pm in cities, after 6 pm in rural areas and after 4 pm in Naxal affected areas. In addition to that, every cash van can carry up to 5 crore rupees per trip.
  • India won SAFF Under -15 women’s football championship by defeating Bangladesh.
  • Novak Djokovic has won 2018 Western and Southern Open or Cincinnati Masters 2018.
  • IIT Kharagpur has decided to set up Re-water research centre to replenish and rejuvenate water resources.
  • None of the Above (NOTA) option will not be applicable for voting in Rajya Sabha Elections.
  • At last, do a quick revision of Grand Prix winners. These are as:Grand Prix winners 2018

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