24th August 2018 Current Affairs


HAL becomes 1st PSU to transact on TReDS: RXIL

  • The Receivables Exchange of India (RXIL) announced that Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) has become the first public sector enterprise to make a transaction on the “TReDS platform”.
  • TReDS is an online electronic institutional mechanism for facilitating the financing of trade receivables of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) through multiple financiers.

35% of cyber attacks on Indian sites from China: CERT-In report

  • The maximum number of cyber attacks on official Indian websites are from China, US and Russia, with 35% of attacks coming from China.
  • After China, the most cyber attacks come from the USA (17%), Russia (15%), Pakistan (9%), Canada (7%) and Germany (5%).
  • The report comes from the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), which analysed cyber attacks from April-June 2018.
  • CERT-In is the nodal agency which deals with cyber security threats like hacking and phishing.

India wins 2nd gold in rowing in Asian Games history

  • Indian rowers Sawarn Singh, Dattu Bhokanal, Om Prakash and Sukhmeet Singh won the men’s Quadruple Sculls to win India’s fifth gold medal at the Asian Games 2018.
  • The medal is only the second ever gold medal for India in the rowing competition in Asian Games history.
  • India now has a total of 21 medals at the 2018 Asian Games.

RIL first Indian company to cross 8 trillion rupee market capital

  • Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has become the first Indian company to cross the Rs 8 trillion mark in market capitalization.
  • The company achieved this after its shares surged 37%.
  • RIL share prices rose 1.31% to hit a record high of Rs1,262.50.

Raveena Tandon appointed the brand ambassador for Sanjay Gandhi National Park

  • The Maharashtra government has appointed Bollywood actor Raveena Tandon as the brand ambassador of the city-based Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP).
  • The announcement was made by Maharashtra Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar.
  • The actress and the minister met to discuss the 13 crore tree-plantation drive and her contribution to help achieve a greener Maharashtra.
  • The aim is to create awareness about the state forest department’s many initiatives.

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