Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs for 21st August 2018 Download pdf

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NOTA Option Not Applicable For Rajya Sabha Elections: Supreme Court 

  • The NOTA option will not be available in Rajya Sabha Elections for voting. The ruling was made by a bench of justices comprising CJI Dipak Misra and AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud.
  • The bench held that the NOTA option is only meant for Universal adult suffrage and direct elections and not for the polls held by the system of proportional representation by means of single transferable vote by Raya Sabha.

Historic Esala Maha Perehera Festival Begins in Sri Lanka 

  • The festival of Esala Maha Perehera was done very grandly in Sri Lanka. It was began in Kandy with a good procession. In Sri Lanka the biggest temple named Buddha temple and good procession at Dalada maligawa at an auspicious time.
  • All the Buddhist Temples Esala Perehera is one of the oldest temples. In that temple dancers, jugglers, musicians, fire-breathers and lavishly decorated elephants.

Paytm Partners With Alibaba 

  • Payment is partnered with china Alibaba is going to launch Al-based cloud computing platform.
  • This platform will offers business centric apps to developers, start ups, that need cloud computing solutions and easy to understand. It will helps adn stores all consumer data ocally in servers located in India.

 Novak Djokovic Wins Western and Southern Open 2018 

  • Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat Roger Federer (Switzerland)in straight sets, high-profile championship match at the 2018 Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.
  • With this win, Djokovic became thefirst men’s tennis player in history to win all nine Masters 1,000 tournaments after finishing as the runner-up in Cincinnati five different times.

Saurabh Chaudhary Wins 10m Air Pistol Gold 

  • 16-Year-Old Saurabh Chaudhary became only the fifth Indian shooter to claim a gold in the Asian Games history, beating a field of multiple world and Olympic champions in the 10m air pistol finals in Indonesia
  • Another Indian making his international debut, 29-year-old Abhishek Verma, shot 219.3 to secure bronze.

Vinesh Phogat, 1st Indian Woman Wrestler to Bag Gold At Asian Games 

  • India got its second Gold medal at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia when Vinesh Phogat defeated Japan’s Yuki Irie in the final of freestyle50 kg category in Women’s Wrestling.
  • With this victory, Vinesh created history as she is thefirst Indian woman wrestler to win gold in the Asian Games.
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