Latest Current Affairs 30th August 2018

Shipping Ministry signs new wage settlement pact with employees:Shipping Ministry signs a new wage settlement pact with employees at state-run ports; Workers to get a 10.6 per cent hike; Around 32 thousand workers and 1.05 lakh pensioners to be benefited.

National Investigation Agency arrests Syed Shakeel Ahmed:Big breakthrough for NIA; Hizb-ul-Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin’s son Syed Shakeel Ahmad arrested in Srinagar in 2011 terror funding case.

PM Modi holds bilateral meetings with SL President & Bangladesh PM:Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral meetings with the President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina on the sidelines of 4th BIMSTEC summit in Kathmandu on Thursday.

PM Modi: BIMSTEC offers a big opportunity for connectivity:PM Modi tells BIMSTEC countries biggest opportunity is connectivity – Trade, Economic, Transport, Digital and People to people; Says India is committed to working with member countries on controlling terrorism and drug trafficking; Proposes to organize several sectoral conferences with member countries.

Sri Lankan PM inaugurates 8th Colombo Defence Seminar:Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremsinghe on Thursday inaugurated the 8th Colombo Defence Seminar being participated by representatives from 38 countries.

Argentina asks for early release of IMF funds to calm markets:President Mauricio Macri has asked the International Monetary Fund for an early release of funds from a $50 billion deal with the IMF to ease concerns that Argentina will not be able to meet its debt obligations for 2019.

Asian Games 2018: Two more golds for India on Day 12:Two more golds for India on day 12 of Asian Games; Ginson Johnson wins gold in men’s 1500 meters; Women’s 4X400 meter relay team also wins gold; Indian men lose in hockey semifinals to Malaysia; India’s medal tally is 59 medals.

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot reveals signs of water: NASA:NASA scientists peering deep inside Jupiter’s Great Red Spot — a storm that has been raging on the planet for over 350 years — have detected signs of water above the planet’s deepest clouds.