31st August 2018 Current Affairs


IBM partners with Indian IT companies for disaster management solutions

  • Global and Indian firms have joined the Call for Code Global Initiative for solutions to tackle natural disasters.
  • The firms that have come together include IBM, Persistent Systems, Invest India, Wipro, Capgemini, and Nasscom.
  • Call for Code is a global initiative that aims to build global solutions for disaster management.
  • IBM, the American Red Cross, and United Nations Human Rights Organisation are the founding members of the initiative.

Swapna Barman becomes first Indian heptathlete to win Asian Games gold

  • Swapna Barman became the first Indian heptathlete to win an Asian Games gold medal.
  • 21-year-old Barman scored 6,026 points from the seven events that she participated in over two days.
  • She won the high jump (1,003 points) and javelin throw (872 points), and finished second in the shot put (707 points) and long jump (865 points).
  • In the 100m and 200m race, she placed 5th and 7th, respectively, scoring 981 and 790 points.

Arunachal Assembly passes the bill for creation of 3 new districts

  • The Arunachal Pradesh Assembly has passed a Bill for the creation of three new districts in the state.
  • The three new districts are Pakke-Kesang, Lepa Rada, and Shi Yomi.
  • Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein introduced the Arunachal Pradesh Re-Organisation of Districts (Amendment) Bill, 2018, in the House.

First SAARC Agricultural Cooperative Business Forum held in Kathmandu, Nepal

  • The first SAARC Agriculture Cooperative Business Forum was held in Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • The theme is Organizing and Strengthening Family Farmers’ Cooperatives.
  • The aim of the forum is to attain certain small development goals (SDG-1 and SDG-2) in South Asia.
  • The forum is being co-organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Asian Farmers’ Association.

Google unveils new platform ‘Navlekha’ for Indian vernacular news publishers

  • Google announced Project Navlekha at its 4th edition of Google for India Event.
  • Project Navlekha will enable regional language Indian news publishers to publish their content online.
  • The aim of the project is to expand the reach of Indian content.

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