Latest Current Affairs 26th August 2018

PM Modi assures of all possible assistance to flood-hit Kerala:Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured the flood-affected people of Kerala and other regions of all possible Central assistance.

PM Modi terms passage of SC/ST bill as ‘historic’:Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Mann Ki Baat termed as historic the passage of SC, ST Prevention of Atrocities Amendment Bill and OBC Commission Bill. He assured Muslim women of center’s commitment to the triple talaq legislation.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ashes immersed in Tamil Nadu:The ashes of former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee were immersed in the sea in Rameswaram amid chanting of ‘mantras’.

MK Stalin files nomination for post of DMK president:DMK working president M K Stalin, who is set to be elected the party president, filed his nomination for the post at Anna Ariva-layam, the party headquarters, in Chennai in Tamil Nadu.

EAM Sushma Swaraj reaches Vietnam on 1st leg of two nations visit:External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is on a  two nation visit to Vietnam and Cambodia  arrived in Vietnam Sunday evening.

Bhubaneswar: VP addresses AlIMS convocation ceremony:Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu addresses first convocation ceremony of AlIMS in Bhubaneswar; Says Ayushman Bharat will be a game-changer in terms of accessing healthcare services in India; Says there can be no greater service than restoring fellow human beings to good health.

Landmark decision of Defence Acquisition Council:Defence Acquisition Council approves procurement for Services amounting to approximately 46 thousand crore rupees; More than 21 thousand crores rupees to be used to procure 111 Utility Helicopters for Indian Navy; This is the first project under Defence Ministry’s strategic partnership model to provide fillip to Make In India Programme.

Vajpayee’s ashes to be immersed in Triveni Sangam at Kanyakumari today:Thousands of people continue to pay rich tributes to their beloved leader and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as the Asthi Kalash Yatra reaches different states; Atal ji’s ashes to be immersed in Triveni Sangam at Kanyakumari and Beas river in Manali today.

Jammu & Kashmir: 60-day Annual Amarnath Yatra concludes:The annual Amarnath Yatra concludes today on the day of Shravan Purnima; nearly three lakh Yatris pay obeisance at the holy Amarnath Cave Shrine; The 60 day Yatra had commenced on 28th of June.

Mann Ki Baat : PM appreciates heroic rescue effort of Armed Forces & NDRF:Prime Minister Narendra Modi assures flood-affected people of Kerala and other regions of all possible Central assistance; In his 47th Mann Ki Baat broadcast, PM appreciates the heroic rescue effort of armed forces and NDRF.’

Trump calls off Pompeo North Korea trip, blasts China:US President Donald Trump on Saturday pulled the plug on a weekend trip to North Korea by his top diplomat, while taking a swipe at China over efforts to disarm the nuclear state.

FM Arun Jaitley hails IMF report on Indian economy:Finance Minister Arun Jaitley pointed out the International Monetary Fund’s report highlighting the series of reforms carried out by the government in last four years which led to easier decision making and made the economy stand out amongst several other countries.

Sports Minister meets Indian athletes in Jakarta:Union Sports Minister Colonel Rajyavardhan Rathore met Indian athletes in Jakarta on Sunday.

Hima, Anas & Dutee win athletics silvers for India:Sunday was a productive day in athletics for India at Asian Games. 18 year old Hima Das won Silver medal in 400 meter race. Hima clocked 50.79 seconds to complete her race. Earlier, in the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships held in Finland, Hima Das became the first ever Indian woman to clinch gold.

Asian Games 2018: Tejender Pal Singh Toor wins historic gold:India’s Tejinder Pal Singh Toor wins Gold medal in Men’s Shot Put final at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia; Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates Tejinder Pal for setting a new Asian Games record.

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