Latest Current Affairs 05th August 2018

Mughalsarai Junction renamed as Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction :- The iconic Mughalsarai Railway Junction in Uttar Pradesh has been renamed as Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction Railway station; BJP National President Amit Shah  inaugurated the renamed station.

President Kovind addresses 7th convocation of IIT Hyderabad :- President Ram Nath Kovind addresses 7th convocation of IIT, Hyderabad; Calls on the students to dream big,  aim high and contribute for the benefit of the society at large; Also presents medals and awards to the meritorious students.

Defence Minister launches Defence India Startup Challenge :- Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman calls on the start ups to come up with potential solutions for technological needs of defence establishments while launching the Defence India Startup Challenge in Bengaluru; Urges them to play an active role in achieving self-reliance in defence production.

EAM Sushma Swaraj meets Uzbek Prime Minister :- On the final leg of her three nation Central Asian visit,  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj calls on Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov; holds bilateral talks with her counterpart; also interacts with Indian community in Tashkent.

Swachh Bharat Mission: PM expresses happiness over people’s support :- Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the feeling of ownership among 125 crore Indians towards the Swachh Bharat Mission has led to India making remarkable progress in cleanliness and sanitation.

Russia: 18 killed in Helicopter crash in Siberia region :- In Russia, at least 18 people including three pilots were killed in a helicopter crash in Siberia region.

Nepal: 175 Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims stuck due to bad weather :- Around 175 Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims are stuck in Nepal due to bad weather. The flight operations from Simikot are temporarily suspended due to rains and bad weather. 124 pilgrims stranded in Simikot and other 50 in Hilsa or about to reach Hilsa from Tibet side.

GST Council announces cashback for Digital transactions ;-  GST council approves cash incentives to promote Digital transactions. Finance Minister Minister Piyush Goyal announces 20 per cent  Cashback upto Rs 100 for the Digital Transactions done via BHIM, Rupay or USSD mode.

BWF World Championship: PV Sindhu settles for Silver :- Indian shuttler PV Sindhu settles for silver in the BWF world championship, after losing to Marin of spain in the final.

England beat India in first Test to lead series :- India were bowled out for 162 in their second innings, losing the first Test to England by 31 runs before lunch on the fourth day in Birmingham on Saturday.