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Which of the following companies has recently launched Project Navlekha to help Indian news publishers to take their content online?
» Explain it
A
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Who: Google
What: launched Project Navlekha to help Indian news publishers to take their content online
When: published on 28th August 2018

Google, at its Google for India 2018 event in New Delhi on Tuesday, has announced a new Next Billion Users initiative for country called Project Navlekha. The search giant held the fourth edition of its annual Google for India event in New Delhi on Tuesday and announced several key initiatives relevant to the Indian market, including a rebranding of Google Tez to Google Pay.

It showcased its efforts in the country and provided a look at all the new features that have been developed with Indian users in mind. With the new Project Navlekha, Google is planning to enable publishers, especially those that work in regional languages, to take their content online.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://gadgets.ndtv.com/internet/news/google-for-india-project-navlekha-offline-publishers-online-adsense-1907390
2
The National Sports Day for 2018 was recently celebrated in India?
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D
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Who: National Sports Day
What: was celebrated across India on 29th Augsut 2018
When: published on 29th August 2018

Every year India celebrates 29th August as the National Sports Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of its proudful son and the world's greatest Hockey player Major Dhyan Chand. Dhyan Chand was famous for his extraordinary skills with the hockey stick and opulent goalscoring appetite. This year we celebrated his 113th birth anniversary. Let's go through the legacy and the Legends of Dhyan Chand.

Fondly remembered as 'The Wizard of Hockey', Dhyan Chand won three Olympic golds(1928, 1932 & 1936) and took Indian Hockey to indomitable heights. In the times when India was reeling the under the oppression of the British Rule, Dhyan Chand catapulted hockey to make India's presence felt at the world stage.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.sportskeeda.com/hockey/national-sports-day-remebering-the-legends-of-dhyan-chand-on-his-113th-birth-anniversary
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As per the recent news, ISRO is going to launch the Human Spaceflight Mission ‘Gaganyaan’ by ______________.
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D
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Who: ISRO
What: is going to launch the Human Spaceflight Mission ‘Gaganyaan’ by 2022
When: published on 28th August 2018

India would launch its first human space mission, Gaganyaan, in 40 months from now, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman, K Sivan, told presspersons.

Prior to the manned mission, ISRO would conduct two unmanned missions, the first one in 30 months and the second in 36 months, he said, adding that the entire mission would cost the exchequer less than Rs 10,000 crore. So far, only the US, Russia and China have successfully launched manned space missions.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his recent Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort, announced that an Indian astronaut would be in space before the country celebrates its 75th Independence Day, which falls in 2022.

According to the ISRO chief, the Gaganyaan mission would create 15,000 new employment opportunities, 13,000 of them in private industry and the space organisation would need an additional manpower of 900. Many national scientific institutions and private industrial houses would help ISRO in undertaking this ambitious mission.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/science/india-to-launch-first-human-space-mission-gaganyaan-in-40-months-isro-chief/article24800023.ece
4
What percent of the demonetised currency has been returned, as per the Annual Report 2017-18 of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)?
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C
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Who: 99.3% of demonetised notes worth Rs 15.3 lakh crore
What: has been returned
When: published on 29th August 2018

The processing of demonetised Rs 500 and 1,000 banknotes is complete, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said in its annual report for 2017-18, adding that 99.3 per cent of the notes, worth Rs 15.3 lakh crore have been returned to banks.

Of the Rs 15.41 lakh crore worth 500 and 1,000 rupee notes in circulation before November 8, 2016, notes worth Rs 15.31 lakh crore have been returned. The "humungous task of processing and verification of specified bank notes (SBNs) was successfully achieved," it said.

The SBNs received were verified, counted and processed in the sophisticated high speed currency verification and processing system (CVPS) for accuracy and genuineness and then shredded, it added.

Post-demonetisation, RBI spent Rs 7,965 crore in 2016-17 on printing new Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 and other denomination notes, more than double the Rs 3,421 crore spent in the previous year.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/99-3-demonetised-notes-worth-rs-15-3-lakh-crore-returned-rbi/articleshow/65589633.cms
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The 4th BIMSTEC Summit has been begun on August 30, 2018 in ______________.
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B
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Who: 4th BIMSTEC Summit
What: has been begun in Kathmandu
When: published on 24th August 2018

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

Briefing media on the summit, MEA Secretary East Preeti Saran reiterated India's commitment towards deepening cooperation with BIMSTEC. She added that the summit is an opportunity for India to fulfill key foreign policy priorities.

She also shared details about the schedule of the BIMSTEC summit.

For the complete information kindly visity given link:

http://ddnews.gov.in/international/4th-bimstec-summit-begin-kathmandu-august-30
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1. Swapna Barman has become the first Indian to win an Asiad gold in the women's heptathlon event.
(31st August 2018 Current Affairs Questions)

All night, her jaw throbbed with pain. It was so excruciating that Swapna Barman considered pulling out on the final day of the Asian Games heptathlon, where she trailed Wang Qingling of China. The gum infection — too many chocolates, she said — made the task of 32 points seem a mighty ordeal.

On Wednesday, the 21-year-old daughter of a rickshaw-puller and a tea-picker won India’s first heptathlon gold in the Asian Games, working her way through the seven events spread out over two days. Barman, with a bandage on her jaw and her now-famous 12 toes encased in special shoes, took on the pain and Qingling during the last three events of the heptathlon — long jump, javelin and 800m.

She had completed the other four events — 100m hurdles, high jump, shot put and 200m — on Tuesday. For the Rajbongshi girl from Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district, winning has always been a journey through pain.

2. New Delhi is hosting the third edition of ‘Smart India Hackathon’.
(Daily Current Affairs Quiz 31st August 2018)

The third edition of World’s Biggest Open Innovation Model - Smart India Hackathon 2019 was launched by the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi.

MHRD, AICTE, Persistent Systems and i4c have joined hands to make a hat trick with their highly popular and innovative Smart India Hackathon initiative (SIH). SIH-2019 is a nationwide initiative to provide students a platform to solve some of pressing problems we face in our daily lives, and thus inculcate a culture of product innovation and a mindset of problem solving.

Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that in this new edition of SIH-2019 over 1 Lakh+ students from around 3000 institutions will have the opportunity to work on challenges faced within the Public Sector Organizations and the Union Ministries. And for the 1st time, it will also include problem statements from industry as well as NGOs.

3. Cabinet approves additional 2% hike in DA, to benefit 1.1 crore employees, pensioners.
(Top 10 Current Affairs Questions 31st August 2018)

The Cabinet has approved additional 2 per cent hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR), a move that will benefit about 1.1 crore central government employees and pensioners, an official release said.

The impact on the exchequer on account of both DA and DR would be Rs 6,112.20 crore per annum and Rs 4,074.80 crore in the financial year 2018-19 (8 months from July, 2018 to February, 2019). The hike will be effected from July 1, 2018, the release said.

4. Cabinet approves revised cost estimate for setting up of India Post Payments Bank.
(Top 10 Current Affairs MCQs of 31st August 2018)

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for revision of the project outlay for setting up of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) from Rs. 800 crore to Rs. 1,435 crore. 

The additional sum of Rs. 635 crore in the revised cost estimates is on account of Rs 400 crore for Technology Costs and Rs 235 crore for Human Resource Costs.

5. Union Cabinet has approved signing of an Air Services agreement between India and Morocco.
(Current Affairs in Short 31st August 2018)

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the revised air services agreement to be signed between India and Morocco. After the new Air Services Agreement comes into force, the existing Air Services Agreement of December, 2004 shall stand superseded. 

The Air Services Agreement signifies an important landmark in the civil aviation relations between India and Morocco and has the potential to spur greater trade, investment, tourism and cultural exchanges between the two countries.  It will provide enabling environment for enhanced and seamless connectivity while providing commercial opportunities to the carriers of both the sides ensuring greater safety and security.

6. 4th BIMSTEC Summit has been begun in Kathmandu.
(Daily Current Affairs Capsule 31st August 2018)

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

Briefing media on the summit, MEA Secretary East Preeti Saran reiterated India's commitment towards deepening cooperation with BIMSTEC. She added that the summit is an opportunity for India to fulfill key foreign policy priorities.

She also shared details about the schedule of the BIMSTEC summit.

7. 99.3% of demonetised notes worth Rs 15.3 lakh crore has been returned.
(Most important Current Affairs Quiz 31st August 2018)

The processing of demonetised Rs 500 and 1,000 banknotes is complete, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said in its annual report for 2017-18, adding that 99.3 per cent of the notes, worth Rs 15.3 lakh crore have been returned to banks.

Of the Rs 15.41 lakh crore worth 500 and 1,000 rupee notes in circulation before November 8, 2016, notes worth Rs 15.31 lakh crore have been returned. The "humungous task of processing and verification of specified bank notes (SBNs) was successfully achieved," it said.

The SBNs received were verified, counted and processed in the sophisticated high speed currency verification and processing system (CVPS) for accuracy and genuineness and then shredded, it added.

Post-demonetisation, RBI spent Rs 7,965 crore in 2016-17 on printing new Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 and other denomination notes, more than double the Rs 3,421 crore spent in the previous year.

8. ISRO is going to launch the Human Spaceflight Mission ‘Gaganyaan’ by 2022.
(Current Affairs Questions and Answers 31st August 2018)

India would launch its first human space mission, Gaganyaan, in 40 months from now, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman, K Sivan, told presspersons.

Prior to the manned mission, ISRO would conduct two unmanned missions, the first one in 30 months and the second in 36 months, he said, adding that the entire mission would cost the exchequer less than Rs 10,000 crore. So far, only the US, Russia and China have successfully launched manned space missions.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his recent Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort, announced that an Indian astronaut would be in space before the country celebrates its 75th Independence Day, which falls in 2022.

According to the ISRO chief, the Gaganyaan mission would create 15,000 new employment opportunities, 13,000 of them in private industry and the space organisation would need an additional manpower of 900. Many national scientific institutions and private industrial houses would help ISRO in undertaking this ambitious mission.

9. National Sports Day was celebrated across India on 29th Augsut 2018.
(Top 10 Current Affairs Questions 31st August 2018)

Every year India celebrates 29th August as the National Sports Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of its proudful son and the world's greatest Hockey player Major Dhyan Chand. Dhyan Chand was famous for his extraordinary skills with the hockey stick and opulent goalscoring appetite. This year we celebrated his 113th birth anniversary. Let's go through the legacy and the Legends of Dhyan Chand.

Fondly remembered as 'The Wizard of Hockey', Dhyan Chand won three Olympic golds(1928, 1932 & 1936) and took Indian Hockey to indomitable heights. In the times when India was reeling the under the oppression of the British Rule, Dhyan Chand catapulted hockey to make India's presence felt at the world stage.

10. Google launched Project Navlekha to help Indian news publishers to take their content online.
(Daily Current Affairs GK 31st August 2018)

Google, at its Google for India 2018 event in New Delhi on Tuesday, has announced a new Next Billion Users initiative for country called Project Navlekha. The search giant held the fourth edition of its annual Google for India event in New Delhi on Tuesday and announced several key initiatives relevant to the Indian market, including a rebranding of Google Tez to Google Pay.

It showcased its efforts in the country and provided a look at all the new features that have been developed with Indian users in mind. With the new Project Navlekha, Google is planning to enable publishers, especially those that work in regional languages, to take their content online.
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