Latest Current Affairs 21st August 2018

Relief operations undertaken in Karnataka’s Kodagu:Not just Kerala, Karnataka’s Kodagu is inundated as well. Relief operations are being undertaken and necessary supplies are being sent to relief camps. Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Jammu and Kashmir have also been impacted by heavy rain.

Whatsapp CEO Chris Daniels meets IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad:Union Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad met Whatsapp CEO Chris Daniels on Monday. During the meeting, the Union Minister made it clear that Whatsapp needs to take more concrete steps to stop misuse of the platform which triggers incidents like lynchings.

Relief & rescue efforts gain pace in flood hit Kerala:Rescue, relief and rehabilitation efforts have gathered pace in Kerala with the rain abating and flood waters receding. The state govt has assured that the rescue operations would continue till the last stranded man is saved. Here’s a detailed report on the latest situation in Kerala.

Help pours in from all quarters for flood-affected Kerala:After the Centre declared the Kerala floods as a calamity of severe nature paving the way for national assistance in various forms,  relief for the state has been announced by various Union Ministries. There is assistance coming from within and outside India

Centre makes fresh gubernatorial appointments & transfers:In a major reshuffle, Satya Pal Malik, Governor of Bihar has been appointed as Governor of Jammu & Kashmir. He replaces NN Vohra

Rescue & relief efforts gather pace in flood hit Kerala:The National Crisis Management Committee met for the fifth time in five days in New Delhi  on Monday to review the rescue & relief operations in the flood affected areas in Kerala. Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha, chaired the meeting in which the Chief Secretary of Kerala participated via video conference. The Chief Secretary informed that rainfall has abated and floodwater has started receding. Here’s a round up of the latest rescue, relief and rehabilitation effort in Kerala.

Japan, Sri Lanka to further boost maritime security cooperation:Japan and Sri Lanka will further strengthen the maritime security cooperation between the two countries.

Asian Games: Saurabh Chaudhary clinches gold in 10 meter Air Pistol event:Three days Three golds and many more medals. First 3 days of the Asian Games in Jakarta have been quite gratifying for India. Young champions from India are shining in Jakarta from 16 year old shooter Saurabh Chaudhary to 23 year old wrestler Vinesh Phogat to 24 year old wrestler Bajrang Punia among other Indian players doing India proud.

Asian Games: Vinesh Phogat wins gold; Men’s hockey team beat Indonesia 17-0:Vinesh Phogat on Monday created history by becoming the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold medal at the Asian Games, brushing aside her rivals with remarkable ease in the 50kg category. Vinesh was a medal-favourite in her category and was likely to face stiff competition from Japan’s Yuki Irie whom she outplayed 6-2 in the final. It is surely a ground-breaking achievement for the 23-year-old firebrand Haryana wrestler.