Daily Current Affairs 15 August 2018: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 15 August 2018. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 15 August 2018. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 15 August 2018 Current affairs test.

National News

1. National Wildlife Genetic Resource Bank

  • It is India’s first Genetic Bank For Wildlife Conservation.
  • It was inaugurated at Laboratory of Conservation of Endangered Species facility in Hyderabad.

2. President’s Police Medal

  • 942 state police and paramilitary personnel will be conferred with service Medal.
  • Sharief-ud-din Ganaie(CRPF) and Mohd Tafail(CRPF) will be conferred the President’s Police Medal for Gallantry posthumously.

3. Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana’s CEO

  • Ashish Kumar Bhutani has been appointed as CEO of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana.
  • He is appointed till 9th May 2020.

4. Pharmacovigilance of AYUSH Drugs’ Schemes

  • Ministry of AYUSH launched a scheme to promote ‘Pharmacovigilance of AYUSH Drugs’.
  • The full-form of AYUSH is Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy.

International News

1. Global Liveability Survey

  • Vienna is ranked first in Global Liveability Survey by Economist Intelligence Units.
  • New Delhi has topped in South Asia, overall 112th rank in the list.

2. Australia’s adoption programme with India

  • Australia has decided to restart the Adoption Programme with India.
  • It was on hold for 8 Years due to allegations of child trafficking.

3. Rs 70 against 1 USD

  • Indian Rupee is on a record low of 70 against the US dollar.
  • Possible reason may be ongoing financial crisis in Turkey’s Lira(Currency) fell 45% to USD.

Business News

1. Most Patriotic Brand in India

  • A Survey by UK-based YouGov(online market research and data analytics firm), SBI is considered as the most patriotic brand.
  • 1. SBI
  • 2. Tata Motors
  • 3. Patanjali
  • 4. Reliance Jio
  • 5. BSNL

2. Hindu Playwright Award 2018

  • Annie Zaidi has awarded the Hindu Playwright Award 2018.
  • The play ‘Untitled–1’ presents a fight for something barebones and basic, in a dystopian world that is disturbingly similar to today’s reality.

3. Allahabad Bank‘s MD and CEO sacked

  • Usha Ananthasubramanian was fired on her last working day in the office.
  • She was named in CBI charge-sheet in the PNB Scam.

Sports News

1. Coach of Indian women’s cricket team

  • Ramesh Powar extended as head coach of the women’s national cricket team till the ICC World T20
  • ICC World T20 cup will be held in West Indies on November 2018.

2. Woman Grandmaster

  • R Vaishali has become Woman Grandmaster of India.
  • She is the sister of R. Praggnanandhaa(Second youngest Grand Master in the world).

3. 2018 Joan Gamper Trophy

  • Barcelona with a 3-0 victory over Boca Juniors(Argentine champions) in the Joan Gamper Trophy.
  • It was the 53rd edition of the Joan Gamper Trophy, held in Camp Nou, Barcelona.

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