Daily Current Affairs 4 August 2018: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 4 August 2018. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 4 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 4 August 2018 Current affairs test.

National News

1. SAATHI initiative

  • Under SAATHI initiative, The Textiles ministry and The Power Ministry came together to speed up the adoption of energy efficient textile technologies in the power loom sector.
  • The full-form of SAATHI is “Sustainable and Accelerated Adoption of efficient Textile technologies to Help Small Industries”.

2. WOW App

  • (Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry)FICCI Women’s wing launched ‘Wellness for Women’ WOW App.
  • The App is aimed at creating awareness on preventive healthcare.

3. Move Hack Hackathon

  • NITI Aayog launched Move Hack which is a global mobility hackathon.
  • This hackathon to delegate the tasks to the large solutions for the future of mobility in India.

4. Advanced Area Defence – The Ballistic Missile Interceptor

  • DRDO tested successfully the Advanced Area Defence (AAD) which is a Ballistic Missile Interceptor.
  • This missile is capable of intercepting incoming targets at an altitude of 15 to 25 kms.

5. Outstanding Parliamentarian Award

  • Dr Najma Heptullah (for year 2013)
  • Hukum Dev Narayan (for year 2014)
  • Ghulam Nabi Azad (for year 2015)
  • Dinesh Trivedi (for year 2016)
  • Bhartruhari Mahtab (for year 2017)

International News

1. World’s First Hindi-Speaking Robot

  • ‘Rashmi’ is the World’s First Hindi-Speaking Robot.
  • It is developed by Ranjit Srivastava,Ranchi.

2. First Company with Market Value of $1 trillion

  • Apple Inc. is the first Company with Market Value of $1 trillion.
  • Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.

3. Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development

  • India is elected as president for the two years of Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development.
  • The Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD), established in 1977 under the auspices of UNESCO, is a unique regional inter-governmental organisation servicing countries of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) in the field of electronic media development.

4. Zimbabwe’s New president

  • Emmerson Mnangagwa re-elected as Zimbabwe president.
  • Zimbabwe:- Capital- Harare, Currency- USD, Euro, Pound Sterling.

Business News

1. India’s GDP Growth- Acc. to Morgan Stanley

  • According to a Morgan Stanley report, India will have a GDP growth of 7.5%.
  • According to global financial services major Morgan Stanley, corporate return expectations and balance sheet fundamentals are improving, and a strengthening financial system should be able to meet investment credit demand.
  • Morgan Stanley is an American multinational investment bank and financial services company headquartered at Midtown Manhattan, New York City. CEO: James P. Gorman

2. NABARD approved Rs772 Crore for Haryana

  • The amount was sectioned for the Water Projects in Haryana.
  • NABARD Chairman- Harsh Kumar Bhanwala, Headquarters- Mumbai, Established on- 12 July 1982.

Sports News

1. Badminton World Championships 2018

  • PV Sindhu beat Nozomi Okuhara(Japan) 21-17, 21-19 to enter World Championship semi-finals
  • Saina Nehwal lost 6-21 11 -21 to Carolina Marin(Spain) in quarter-final.

2. Spanish Super Cup

  • Spanish Super Cup between Barcelona and Sevilla to be played in Morocco.
  • Current champion of Spanish Super Cup is Real Madrid C.F.

3. National Sports University Bill, 2018

  • Lok Sabha passed the National Sports University Bill, 2018.
  • The Bill is aim to install a National Sports University in Manipur.

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