Latest Current Affairs 28th August 2018

Bhima-Koregaon case: Police conducts multiple raids:In Bhima-Koregaon violence case, Pune Police simultaneously conduct raids in Jharkhand,Mumbai, Chhattisgarh, Hyderabad and other places; Several Naxal sympathisers arrested.

Lakhwar Project : Centre & 6 States sign MoU:Centre and 6 Northern States sign agreement for Lakhwar multipurpose project on River Yamuna; the project in Uttarakhand will solve water crisis in these states; Union Minister Nitin Gadkari says, besides water, the project will also improve ecology of Himalayan states.

India, Vietnam to boost trade, maritime, defence cooperation:External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj meets Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc, in Hanoi; earlier she meets Vietnam’s foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh; Both leaders discuss trade, investment, maritime and defence cooperation.

Stalin elevated as DMK President, elected unopposed:DMK leader MK Stalin was today elevated as the party President, being elected unopposed to the top post.

Govt announces regulations for drones:The Government on Monday announced regulations which will enable the safe, commercial usage of drones.

PM Modi meets Chief Ministers’ of BJP ruled states:BJP Chief Ministers Council meet under the leadership of PM Modi and BJP President Amit Shah discuss electoral preparations and ways to strengthen the organisation; Leaders resolve to win the upcoming assembly elections and Lok Sabha election; PM reviews governance record of BJP ruled states, focuses on taking welfare schemes to the poor and farmers.

China disputes latest US tariffs at World Trade Organization:China is challenging the latest round of US tariffs against Chinese goods through the World Trade Organization.

4th BIMSTEC Summit will be fruitful to achieve sustainable development: Nepal PM:The Prime Minister of Nepal K.P. Sharma Oli has expressed hope that the 4th BIMSTEC Summit would be very fruitful to achieve sustainable development through poverty alleviation, to face climate change challenges and to expand road connectivity among member states.

Asian Games 2018: Gold for Manjit, Jinson takes silver in 800m:Manjit Singh clinched India’s ninth gold medal, while Jinson Johnson bagged silver in men’s 800m final at the Asian Games on Tuesday.

PV Sindhu settles for silver in Asian Games badminton finals:Olympic medallist PV Sindhu yet again finished second-best in a major final but grabbed a historic individual silver medal at the Asian Games after losing the women’s singles title clash to world number one Tai Tzu-Ying in Jakarta on Tuesday.

India women’s compound team settles for silver at Asian Games:Indian women’s compound team signed off with a silver medal after losing to South Korea in the finals at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta on Tuesday.

Serena Williams returns in style at US Open:Serena Williams made a triumphant return to the US Open on Monday, opening her bid for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title with a 6-4, 6-0 first-round victory over Magda Linette.

Top seed Halep makes shock exit in US Open first round:World number one Simona Halep of Romania was upset 6-2 6-4 by unseeded Estonian Kaia Kanepi in the U.S. Open first round on Monday, the second consecutive year the Romanian has lost her opening match at Flushing Meadows.

ASIAN GAMES: Neeraj Chopra wins gold in men’s javelin:Neeraj Chopra has created history, becoming the first-ever Indian to win a gold in men’s javelin throw at the Asian Games. To top it off, he managed the feat with his best-ever throw.

Athletics continue to swell India’s medal tally :Silver medals came in a rush for India on the athletics track of the GBK Stadium in Jakarta on Monday. Dharun Ayyasamy , Sudha Singh and Neena Varakil all won silver in their respective events to add to India’s athletics medals tally.

Indian Space Research Organisation lays roadmap to send man into space:ISRO lays down the road map to realise PM Modi’s promise to send an Indian into space; 3 Astronauts will be in space for 5 to 7 days; Entire project to cost less than Rupees ten thousand crores; Mission to be accomplished in 40 months.

China introduces smart technologies to promote elderly care services:China is introducing smart technologies to optimize its home-based elderly care services, with some of the high-tech equipment for elderly people.

Happy older people may live longer: Study:Happiness can prolong life in older adults, say scientists including one of Indian origin.