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Daily GK Update – Current Affairs 25th August 2018

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India, Singapore Sign 2nd Protocol Amending Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement

  • The 2nd Protocol amending comprehensive economic corporation agreement India & Singapore signed second protocol will boost two countries.
  • Both the states agreed to expand tariff concessions, customise the rules of origin, rationalise product specific rules and include the verification.

Scott Morrison to become Australia’s new PM

  • Australia’s new Prime Minister Scott Morrison has become a PM after winning a Liberal party leadership vote.
  • He won an internal ballot 45-40 over peter Dutton.

Piyush Goyal flags off Naini-Doon Janshatabdi

  • Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal flagged off Kathgodam-Dehradun Naini-Doon Janshatabdi Expressvia video conferencing from Rail Bhavan.

DAC Approves Procurement for Services Amounting To Rs46,000 Crores 

  • The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Defence Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman accorded approval for procurement for the Services amounting to approximately Rs. 46,000 crores.
  • The DAC in a landmark decision approved procurement of 111 Utility Helicopters for the Indian Navy at a cost of over Rs. 21,000 crores.

SCO peace mission 2018 exercise starts in Russia

  • The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Peace Mission 2018 exercise started at Chebarkul, Russia.
  • In the exercise, the Russian Army has the major participation of 1,700 personnel followed by China with 700 and India with 200 personnel.

Telangana govt increases free power units for SC/ST families

  • KCR announced the free power units for SC & ST families.
  • The Telangana sate has increased so in earlier for SC & ST free power units was 50 and now the Telangana State government has increased to 101 units.
  • The government shall pay the charges to the distributary agencies.

 

Jhulan Goswami Announces Her Retirement from T20 Internationals 

  • Indian women’s team fast bowler Jhulan Goswami announced her retirement from T20 Cricket Internationals. The veteran player played 68 T20 Internationals and took 56 wickets at an economy rate of 5.45.
  • The 35-year-old will only play ODIs. In ODIs, she is the world’s highest wicket-taker with 200 scalps from 169 games.

Shane Warne to come out with autobiography in October

  • Australian spin legend Shane Warne’s memoir ‘No Spin: My Autobiography’ will be released on 4th October 2018.
  • “No Spin” is the true story behind the headlines, in Warne’s own voice.
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