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Daily Current Affairs 5 August 2018: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 5 August 2018. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 5 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 5 August 2018 Current affairs test.

National News

1. India’s first Block chain district

  • Telangana State Information Technology, Electronics and Communication department signed a MoU with Tech Mahindra to launch India’s first Block chain district.
  • Tech Mahindra Limited is an Indian multinational provider of information technology, networking technology solutions and Business Process Outsourcing to various industry verticals and horizontals.

2. Shaur nahin App

  • Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur launched ‘Shaur Nahin’ App.
  • The aim is to stop unnecessary noise pollution.

3. Swachha Meva Jayate initiative

  • Karnataka government initiated ‘Swachha Meva Jayate’ campaign.
  • The logo of the campaign is “a little boy and a little girl standing in front of the map of Karnataka”.

International News

1. International Contributions Award

  • K. Anvar Sadath became first Indian to win the International Contributions Award.
  • This award is presented by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), USA.

2. Sunita Williams to be a part of NASA Program

  • Sunita Williams is among the 9 astronauts by NASA for the 1st spaceflight programme developed by SpaceX and Boeing.
  • Sunita Pandya Williams is an American astronaut and United States Navy officer of Indo-Slovenian descent. She formerly held the records for total spacewalks by a woman and most spacewalk time for a woman.

3. US to invest in Indo-Pacific region

  • US will invest $300 million in Indo-Pacific region.
  • The aim is to boost energy projects, infrastructure, and maritime security.

Business News

1. State Investment Potential Index

  • Delhi topped the State Investment Potential Index by economic think-tank National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) and also replaced Gujarat.
  • Assam, Jharkhand and Bihar are ranked at the bottom of the Index.

2. HDFC Life Insurance and Vijaya Bank Bancassurance Pact

  • HDFC Life Insurance and Vijaya Bank signed an MoU to sell the insurer’s products through branches of Vijaya Bank.
  • Vijaya Bank:- MD CEO: Sankara Narayanan.Headquarters: Bengaluru.

3. Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill 2018

  • President Kovind gave assent to the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018.
  • This bill enables authorities to attach and confiscate properties and assets of the offenders who escape from India.

Sports News

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1. Sindhu won silver at World Championships

  • She lost 19-21, 10-21 to Carolina Marin in the final.
  • Carolina Marin is a Spanish professional badminton player. She is the reigning Olympic Champion, three-time World Champion, four-time European Champion and the World’s No. 1 in BWF rankings for the women’s singles.

2. Kohli becomes number one in Test Cricket

  • Kohli ended Australia’s Steve Smith’s 32-month reign in the Test rankings.
  • The 28-year-old is the seventh Indian batsman overall and first since Sachin Tendulkar in 2011 to top the ICC rankings.

3. FA Community Shield

  • Man City beat Chelsea and won Community Shield for the 5th time.
  • Manchester City Football Club is a football club based in Beswick, east Manchester, England. Founded in 1880 as St. Mark’s, it became Ardwick Association Football Club in 1887 and Manchester City in 1894.

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