Current Affairs 22nd August 2018: Daily GK Update

Dear Aspirants,

The General Awareness Section of Banking Exams covers numerous sections in it like Banking Awareness, Static GK, and Current Affairs. But the most important thing that you might have noticed is that both the Banking Awareness and Static Awareness questions asked in the General Awareness Section are based on Current Affairs only. The questions on Static and Banking Awareness are related to the countries, events or anything that has been in news for a while. Here is the Daily GK Update to get you acquainted with the top events that made the headlines today!!

Current Affairs 22nd August 2018: Daily GK Update

National News

1. Ram Nath Kovind Appoints 7 New Governors: All You Need To Know 

i. President Ram Nath Kovind appointed governors for seven states Bihar, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Sikkim, Meghalaya, and Tripura.
ii. The newly appointed Governors of 7 states are as follows- 
1. Satya Pal Malik - Jammu & Kashmir (Replaced NN Vohra)
2. Tathagata Roy - Meghalaya (Replaced Ganga Prasad) 
3. Lalji Tandon - Bihar (Replaced Satya Pal Malik)
4. Ganga Prasad - Sikkim (Replaced Shriniwas Patil)
5. Kaptan Singh Solanki -Tripura (Replaced Tathagata Roy)
6. Satyadev Narayan Arya - Haryana (Replaced Kaptan Singh Solanki)
7. Baby Rani Maurya - Uttarakhand (Replaced K K Paul).


2. Chhattisgarh Announces Renaming Of Naya Raipur To Atal Nagar 

i. In a tribute to the late former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the Chhattisgarh Cabinet approved the proposal to rename Naya Raipur as 'Atal Nagar'. Chief Minister Raman Singh made the announcement after a Cabinet meeting. 
ii. The Bilaspur University will be known as Atal Bihari Vajpayee University while the Narrow Gauge Line will be called Atal Path. The Central Park, which is being constructed beside collectorate, will be named as Atal Park. 

Static/Current Takeaways Important for Indian Bank PO Exam 2018- 
  • Naya Raipur is the proposed administrative capital of Chhattisgarh. 
  • Anandiben Patel is the present Governor of Chhattisgarh. 

International News


3. 1st Ever IAF-RMAF Joint Air Exercise Begins In Malaysia 

i. The first-ever joint air exercise involving the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) commenced at Subang Air Base in Malaysia. 
ii. India has been eyeing a foothold at the strategically important Subang Air Base. The main aim of the exercise seeks to deepen defence and military ties between the two countries. 

Static/Current Takeaways Important for Indian Bank PO Exam 2018- 
  • Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa is the present Chief of Air Staff. 

4. Forbes Released List Of Highest Paid Female Athletes: Serena Williams Tops, PV Sindhu Ranks 7th 

i. Serena Williams (with earnings of $18.1 million) was the highest paid female athlete for a third consecutive year in 2018, according to "List Of Highest Paid Female Athletes 2018" published by Forbes. 
ii. Dane Caroline Wozniacki, who captured her maiden grand slam title at Australian Open 2018, was second on the list with combined earnings of ($13 million). Indian badminton player P.V. Sindhu was at seventh place with earnings of $8.5 million. 
iii. The Top 3 Highest Paid Female Athletes On The List Are: 
1. Serena Williams ($18.1 million), 
2.  Dane Caroline Wozniacki ($13 million),
3. Sloane Stephens ($11.2 million). 

Static/Current Takeaways Important for Indian Bank PO Exam 2018- 
  • Forbes- American Business Magazine, Founded in- 1917.
  • Headquarters- New York City, USA.

Books and Authors

5. Warne's Autobiography 'No Spin' To Come Out In October 

i. Spin legend Shane Warne will talk about his extraordinary cricketing career and his life off the pitch besides unveiling several unknown facts in his autobiography titled 'No Spin' which will be published in October 2018.
ii. "No Spin" is the true story behind the headlines, in Warne's own voice, and challenges some of the enduring myths and untruths that surround him. 


6. VVS Laxman Pens Autobiography '281 And Beyond' 

i. Veteran cricketer VVS Laxman, known for the suppleness of his wrists, has penned down his autobiography titled, "281 and Beyond". The book will be released this year in November. 
ii. The book will be released by the Westland Publications. The title has been borrowed from the Hyderabad stylist's fabulous series-turning innings of 281 against Australia at the Eden Gardens in 2001. 

Asian Games 2018

7. Rahi Sarnobat 1st Indian Female Shooter To Win Asiad Gold 

i. Shooter Rahi Sarnobat won the women's 25m Pistol event at Asian Games 2018 in Indonesia. With this, she becomes the first ever Indian female shooter to win gold in the history of Asian Games. 
ii. Manu Bhaker who had won gold at Commonwealth Games 2018, finished sixth in the event. India has now two gold medals in shooting at the Asiad 2018. 

Static/Current Takeaways Important for RRB PO/Clerk Exam 2018- 
  • The Host cities for Asian Games 2018 are Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia. 
  • Bhin Bhin, Kaka, and Atung are the mascots of the 2018 Asian Games. 


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