23rd August 2018 Current Affairs


VVS Laxman pens autobiography ‘281 And Beyond’

  • Veteran cricketer VVS Laxman has penned his autobiography titled ‘281 and Beyond’.
  • The book will be released in November 2018.
  • The title is a reflection of his series-turning innings of 281 against Australia at the Eden Gardens in 2001.

Chhattisgarh renames Naya Raipur, will now be called Atal Nagar

  • The Chhattisgarh Cabinet approved the proposal to rename Naya Raipur as ‘Atal Nagar’.
  • This is a tribute to the late former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
  • Bilaspur University will be called Atal Bihari Vajpayee University; the Narrow Gauge Line will be called Atal Path.
  • The Central Park, which is being constructed next to the collectorate, will be named Atal Park.

4th BIMSTEC summit to be held in Kathmandu

  • The fourth Summit of Heads of State/Government of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) will be held at Kathmandu in Nepal on August 30 and 31.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the two-day summit.
  • Leaders of member states will review progress achieved so far in the areas of cooperation.
  • The aim is to provide guidance to the future work of the BIMSTEC.
  • The group was formed in 1997 and it brings together Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka Myanmar and Thailand.
  • Nepal is the current chair of BIMSTEC.

President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates International Buddhist Conclave in New Delhi

  • President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the International Buddhist Conclave in New Delhi.
  • The conclave will showcase Buddhist heritage in India and boost tourism to the Buddhist sites in the country.
  • The theme of the conclave is ‘Buddha Path – The Living Heritage’.
  • This year, Japan is the partnering country for the Buddhist conclave.

Rahi Sarnobat becomes first Indian female shooter to win gold at Asian Games 2018

  • Shooter Rahi Sarnobat won the women’s 25m Pistol event at Asian Games 2018 in Indonesia.
  • She became the first ever Indian female shooter to win gold in the history of the Asian Games.
  • India now has two gold medals in shooting at the Asian Games 2018.

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