Latest Current Affairs 16th August 2018

Nepal PM sends condolence message on the passing away of Atal Bihari Vajpayee :- On behalf of the Government and people of Nepal, Prime Minister Rt. Hon. K.P. Sharma Oli has sent message of condolence to the Prime Minister of India, H.E. Shri Narendra Modi on the sad passing away of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister of India.

Nation mourns the passing away of Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee :- Former Prime minister and Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away at that age of 93 in AIIMS, New Delhi; Govt. declares 7 days state mourning, National Flag to fly at half-mast at throughout the country as well as all Indian Missions and High Commissions abroad.

On Independence Day, PM Modi announces Jan Arogya Abhiyaan for affordable healthcare to poor :- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday presented a picture of rising India under his government.

19 citizens killed in tourist bus crash in Columbia :- Nineteen of the 24 victims in a fatal tourist bus crash in Ecuador were Colombian, the government has confirmed.

Sensex falls 188 points on global cues, weak macro data :- Benchmark Sensex tumbled over 188 points to close at 37,663.56 on Thursday, tracking weak global cues on concerns over Turkey’s financial crisis amid sustained foreign fund outflows.

Kumble, Azhar remember “father figure” Wadekar; “big influence”, says Tendulkar :- A beleagured captain and a struggling leg-spinner got a new lease of life under his managership and no wonder former India captains Mohammed Azharuddin and Anil Kumble found a “father figure” in Ajit Wadekar, during their glory days in international cricket.