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20th August 2018 Current Affairs

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Imran Khan becomes 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan

  • Imran Khan has taken the oath as Pakistan’s new prime minister.
  • He becomes the country’s 22nd Prime Minister.
  • The swearing-in ceremony was held at the President House in Islamabad.
  • Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chief Imran Khan secured 176 votes; his opponent and Chief of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Shehbaz Sharif, secured 96 votes.

18th Asian Games inaugurated in Jakarta, Indonesia

  • The 18th edition of the Asian Games has officially begun in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.
  • Around 11,000 athletes from 45 countries will compete in 40 sports and 67 disciplines in the 16-day quadrennial event.
  • For the first time, eSports (a form of competition using video games) and canoe polo will be contested as demonstration sports.

MD Ranganath resigns as Infosys CFO

  • Infosys has announced that Chief Financial Officer M D Ranganath has stepped down from his post.
  • His resignation was accepted by the board of the company, but he will stay on as CFO until November 16.
  • He leaves to pursue “professional opportunities in new areas”.
  • Ranganath has spent 18 years at Infosys, holding many leadership

Teen cyclist Esow Alben claims India’s 1st ever UCI track cycling medal

  • Teen cyclist Esow Alben has created history by claiming India’s first ever medal.
  • Alben won a silver medal at the UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships in Aigle, Switzerland.
  • The 17-year-old from Andaman and Nicobar trains in Delhi at the Sports Authority of India’s National Cycling Academy.
  • Esow finished just 0.017 seconds behind gold medallist Stastny.

UIDAI announces phased roll-out of facial recognition

  • UIDAI, the Aadhaar-issuing body, has announced the phased roll-out of the face recognition feature as an additional mode of authentication.
  • The new feature will be rolled out from September 15th, starting with telecom service providers.
  • The roll-out face of the facial recognition feature was earlier planned for July 1st, but was pushed August 1st; but that was delayed too.

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