Latest Current Affairs 24th August 2018

BJP hits back at Rahul Gandhi:BJP on Friday slammed Congress President Rahul Gandhir for his remarks made in Germany and then in London.

Prasar Bharati & Mizzima Media of Myanmar ink an MoU:Prasar Bharati and Mizzima Media of Myanmar signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Friday. This will boost centuries old ties between India and Myanmar. It will also strengthen India’s soft power in its neighbourhood.

WCD Minister urges airlines staff to remain sensitive to dignity of women colleagues:Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Sanjay Gandhi today urged the staff of various airlines, both public and private, to remain sensitive to the dignity of women colleagues.

J&K: Terrorist killed in encounter in south Kashmir’s Kokernag area of Anantnag:In Jammu & Kashmir, one terrorist was killed during fierce gunfight between terrorists & the joint security forces in an ongoing encounter at Kokernag area of Anantnag district in south Kashmir.

Ashes of Atal ji immersed across the country:The country continues to pay tributes to the memory of late former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as the Asthi Kalash Yatra is being taken out across different states.

Double trouble for Lalu Prasad Yadav:In another jolt for Lalu Prasad Yadav, Enforcement Directorate filed a chargesheet against him, Rabri Devi, Tejashwi Yadav and 13 others in Railway tender scam.

Defence Minister assesses flood situation in Kodagu:Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today visited the flood and landslide-ravaged Kodagu district of Karnataka, where rescue and relief operations are underway in full swing.

US talks tough with Pak on terror:An unseemly row has erupted between the United States and Pakistan over a conversation Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had with newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday.

Scott Morrison is new Australian Prime Minister:In a major turn of events, Liberal Party leader Scott Morrison has become the new Prime Minister of Australia after Malcolm Turnbull was forced out by party rivals.

4th BIMSTEC Summit to begin in Kathmandu from August 30:The 4th BIMSTEC Summit will be held in Kathmandu on August 30 and 31.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari reviews various projects at JNPT:Union Road Transport, Highways and Waterways Minister Nitin Gadkari held a review meeting of various projects at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) today.

Rowers join India’s medal party:Rowers joined India’s medal party on Day 6 of the Asian Games 2018 by adding a gold and two bronze medals to the country’s medal tally.

Bopanna-Sharan bag doubles gold in Asian Games:Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan clinched another medal for India at the Asian Games 2018, winning the gold medal after beating the Kazakhstan pair of Aleksandr Bublik and Denis Yevseyev.