Latest Current Affairs 23rd August 2018

BJP flays Rahul Gandhi’s statement in Germany over terrorism:BJP slammed Congress President Rahul Gandhi for his veiled justification of terrorism during his address at an event in Germany.

President Ramnath Kovind inaugurates International Buddhist Conference:President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the 6th “International Buddhist Conclave- 2018” in New Delhi.

Relief & rehabilitation work gains speed in Flood hit Kerala:After severe rains in Kerala, now the focus has shifted on relief and rehabilitation. The unprecedented rains and floods has caused a lot of sufferings and misery for the people of Kerala. It has resulted not only in material losses but also precious human lives have been lost.

Heavy rains wreak havoc in many parts of Madhya Pradesh:In Madhya Pradesh, heavy rains are wreaking havoc in many parts of state.

Veteran Journalist Kuldip Nayar passes away :Veteran Journalist Kuldip Nayar passed away at a Delhi hospital at the age of 95 years. The veteran journalist had started his career with an Urdu newspaper.  During his long career as a journalist, he had worked with various media organisations like Deccan Herald, The Daily Star, The Sunday Guardian, The News, The Statesman, Prabha Sakshi and many more.

PM Modi witness E-Gruha Pravesh of PMAY beneficiaries:Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reiterated government’s endeavour to ensure that every Indian has his own house by 2022. During his day long visit to Gujarat, PM Modi’s first stop was Valsad where he witnessed housing dreams of many come true along with fulfilling promises of providing safe drinking water.

PM Modi launches multiple developmental projects in Gujarat:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday dedicated to the nation or laid the foundation stones of multiple development projects worth over Rs 500 crore in Junagadh district of Gujarat. He unveiled the plaque to mark the inauguration of Government Civil Hospital at Junagadh.

Arun Jaitley resumes duty as Finance Minister:Arun Jaitley, who stepped aside as Finance Minister in mid-May to undergo a kidney transplant, on Thursday resumed duty as Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs.

President to inaugurate International Buddhist Conclave 2018:President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate the International Buddhist Conclave in New Delhi on Thursday.

Flood situation in Kerala improves:After severe rains  in Kerala, now the focus has shifted on relief and rescue  operations.  The army, navy and Air Force are continuing concerted efforts to help the state government in this regard. Water levels of dams are decreasing. Water level in Idukki Dam has come down to 2400.70 feet.

On day-long visit to Gujarat, PM witnesses ‘e-gruhpravesh‘ of PMAY(G) beneficiaries:Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a packed schedule during his Gujarat visit on Thursday.

Urns carrying ashes of Atal Bihari Vajpayee to be immersed  in 100 rivers across country:The BJP will take out yatras with urns carrying the ashes of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to be immersed in rivers across the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah handed over the ashes of the late leader to state unit presidents of the BJP at a function in New Delhi on Wednesday. Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj and family members of Atal Bihari Vajpayee were present on the occasion.

Asian Games: 15-year old Shardul Vihan wins silver in Men’s Double Trap:Fifteen-year-old shooter Shardul Vihan added a silver to India’s Asian Games 2018 Medal Tally when he finished second in the men’s double trap event. India’s medal tally got moving in the morning when tennis player Ankita Raina won bronze in women’s singles. Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan assured India of at least a silver in men’s doubles tennis event as they progressed to the final.

Djokovic excited by prospect of Federer doubles link:Novak Djokovic is looking forward to possibly forming a doubles dream-team with Roger Federer as Europe prepares to take on the Rest of the World in the Laver Cup next month.

India wins 3rd test by 203 runs against England :India produced an all-round performance to outclass England by 203 runs in the third Test at Trent Bridge on Wednesday. India now trail England 1-2 in the five-match Test series.