- 1 Amazon Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world: Forbes World’s Billionaire’s List
- 2 Anukreethy Vas crowned Femina Miss India 2018
- 3 USA Withdraws from UN Human Rights Council
- 4 5th National Standards Conclave held in New Delhi
- 5 Kaiga Nuclear Plant sets new record for continuous operation.
- 6 Latest Current Affairs
Amazon Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world: Forbes World’s Billionaire’s List
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has become the richest man in the world.
He has a net worth of $141.9 Billion, according to the Forbes World’s Billionaire List.
Jeff Bezos wealth has grown by more than $5 Million since 1st June 2018.
He is ahead of Bill Gate’s , who is the second richest man in the world with a net worth of $92.9 Billion.
Warren Buffet is one of the most successful investors in the world is in the third place with a total wealth of $82.2 Billion.
Amazon grew into the second most valuable company in the world behind Tim Cook’s Apple.
Anukreethy Vas crowned Femina Miss India 2018
Anukreethy Vas, 19 year old girl from Tamil Nadu has been crowned Femina Miss India 2018.
The Pageant was hosted by Karan Johar and actor Ayushmann Khurana.
Meenakshi Chaudhary from Haryana was crowned the first runner- up while Shreya Rao Kamavarpu from Andhra Pradesh won the second runner-up spot.
USA Withdraws from UN Human Rights Council
The USA has withdrawn from the UN Human Rights Council.
US Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, announced this news accusing the council of bias against US ally Israel.
This is the first time that a member has voluntarily left the UNHRC in its 12 year history.
Libya was thrown out after vote from the General Assembly in 2011.
5th National Standards Conclave held in New Delhi
The 5th National Standards Conclave- Implementing the Indian National Strategy for Standardization was held in New Delhi.
It was organized by the Department of Commerce and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce and Industry said that unless products are standardized it becomes difficult to market them.
Standardization boosts both exports as well as domestic economic growth.
Kaiga Nuclear Plant sets new record for continuous operation.
The First 220 MW unit of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL) at Kaiga in Karnataka has set a new record of operating for 766 days continuously.
Unit 1 of Kaiga Generating Station (KGS) surpassed the earlier record of 765 days set by Unit 5 of Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS) in 2014.
This reactor has been operating continuously since 13th May 2018 and is powered by Domestic Fuel.
The Unit started its first commercial operations on 16th November 2000.