Latest Current Affairs 08th July 2018

Mumbai reels under torrential rain; Ghatkopar bridge closed :- Torrential rains lashed Mumbai and neighbouring areas, causing waterlogging at several places and submerging rail tracks on some routes today.

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar to inaugurate 17th World Sanskrit Conference in Vancouver :- Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar will inaugurate the 17th World Sanskrit Conference to be held at Vancouver, Canada from 9th July to 13th July, 2018.

Panel drafting new education policy gets another extension :- Union Human Resource Development Ministry has extended till 31st August the term of K Kasturirangan Committee drafting a new education policy.

Discussion on holding LS, Assembly poll together underway in Law Commission :- Today is the second day of deliberations in the Law Commission among various political parties with regard to holding simultaneous elections of Lok Sabha and State Assemblies together in the country.

106 trapped at Maha’s Chinchoti waterfall rescued, 1 dies :- In Maharashtra, 106 people of those trapped in the Chinchoti waterfall in Vasai have been rescued while one person has died.

PM lays foundation of 13 infrastructure projects worth Rs. 2,100 cr in Rajasthan :- Prime Minister Narendra Modi took his people’s outreach to Jaipur on Saturday. In a unique session at Amroodon ka Bagh, he not only shared the achievements of his government but also inaugurated projects worth Rs 2100 crore.

Thai cave rescue underway: officials confirm operation has begun :- The rescue operation to evacuate 12 boys and their football coach trapped in northern Thailand’s cave has been underway since this morning.

North Korea accuses US of using “gangster-like” tactics to push it towards nuclear disarmament :- United States said Sanctions  on North Korea will remain until it achieves ‘final’ denuclearisation.

Indian-origin student killed in Kansas City :-  Sharath Koppu, a 26-year-old student from Telangana was killed after unknown persons opened fire at a restaurant in Kansas City.

Death toll climbs to 76 as heavy rains hammer southern Japan :- Searches continued Sunday night for victims of heavy rainfall that hammered southern Japan for the third straight day, as the government put the death toll at 48, with 28 others presumed dead.

Nepal SBI Bank Ltd completes 25 years of its operations in Nepal :- The Nepal SBI Bank Ltd has completed 25 years of its operations in Nepal.

Protest erupts against Pakistan for promoting terrorism in PoK :- Massive protests have erupted in Rawalakot city of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) against the rising activities of terrorists in the region.

Thai rescuers evacuate cave area, rescue bid for trapped boys seen imminent ;- Thai authorities on Sunday said they plan to evacuate an area around a cave in northern Thailand where a dozen boys and their soccer coach have been trapped so that a “rescue operation” can take place.

At least 48 killed, 48 others missing as torrential rain pounds Japan :- The Japanese government confirmed on Sunday (July 8) that at least 48 people have been killed, with an additional 22 unresponsive and feared dead, as record heavy rains pummelled cities and towns, triggering floods and landslides across western Japan over several days.

EU has ‘card to play’ in trade war, says IMF :- The European Union has “a card to play” if it offers a united front in its response to the trade war pitting the United States against China, International Monetary Fund director Christine Lagarde said on Saturday.

Wimbledon: Nishikori powers past Kyrgios, to face Gulbis next ;- Japan’s Kei Nishikori raced past 15th seeded Australian Nick Kyrgios 6-1 7-6(3) 6-4 on Saturday (July 7) to reach the Wimbledon last 16 for a third time in his career.

‘Konets!’ Croatia ends Russian World Cup dream in penalties :- Croatia ended Russia’s unlikely World Cup dream when they won 4-3 on penalties to eliminate the gallant hosts after a dramatic quarter-final ended 2-2 after extra time on Saturday (July 7).