Latest Current Affairs 13th August 2018

PM shares vision of women’s empowerment :- In his interview, Prime Minister also shared his government’s initiatives towards empowerment and security of women and on a question on whether the grand alliance in the making could pose a political challenge to him in 2019.

PM Modi shares his vision on foreign policy :- Prime Minister Narendra Modi has outlined the underlying thrust of his govt’s foreign policy in an interview to an English news daily. From ‘Diplomacy for Development’ to ‘Neighbourhood First’ from the Wuhan Spirit to his govt’s mantra of 5 S for the Indo-Pacific Region, Prime Minister has spoken about the overarching vision of his govt’s diplomatic outreach. Take a look.

Monsoon mayhem continues in Himachal Pradesh & Kerala :- Monsoon fury continues to disrupt normal life in many parts of Kerala and Himachal Pradesh. Schools and colleges shut in 8 districts as Chamba, Mandi, Kangra, Shimla and other parts of the hill state reel under heavy downpour.

Govt: Various steps taken to women empowerment :- In a detailed and freewheeling interview given to a newspaper, Prime Minister Narendra Modi touched upon many relevant topics. Prime Minister also spoke about the state of the economy and the efforts NDA govt took to turn it around. The Prime Minister also reiterated govt’s resolve for women’s security and their empowerment, adding that the empowerment of women is a central theme that runs through government programmes.

Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee passes away :- Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee passed away in Kolkata on Monday morning. He was 89.

PM: Well being of Indians at the centre of foreign policy :- Prime Minister Narendra Modi stresses on ‘Diplomacy for Development’, says that this government has put at the centre of the foreign policy, development of the country and well-being of Indians.

1st session of Pak’s newly-elected Parliament begins; 329 members take oath :- The maiden session of Pakistan’s newly-elected Parliament began today with the outgoing speaker administering oath to 329 members as part of the process of transition and handing over powers to the new government.

Sensex dives 288 pts; Nifty slips below 11,400 in early trade :- The BSE Sensex fell over 288 points and the NSE Nifty dipped below the 11,400-level in opening trade today on heavy losses in PSUs, auto, metal and banking counters amid a global rout in equity markets.