Current affairs 6th August


Dear Aspirants , In this article we are providing a summary of current affairs of the day . This will help you for preparation of general awareness sections of competitive (ssc /banking) exams. The questions of general awareness section are mostly from current affairs. So, Find the important events of the day described below.

Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill 2018 gets President’s assent :

President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018, that will prevent offenders from avoiding legal process and escaping the country. Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill 2018 was passed by the Parliament on 25th July 2018. It was introduced in Rajya Sabha by Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal.  One of the provisions under this bill is formation a Special Court under the Prevention of Money-Laundering Act, 2002 to declare Fugitive Economic Offenders.

Govt. approved 122 New Research Projects Under ‘IMPRINT-2’ Scheme :

The government has approved 122 new research projects of 112 crore rupees under its Impacting Research Innovation and Technology ‘IMPRINT-2’ scheme. The initiative aims to advance research in energy, security and healthcare domains in the high education institutions.  According to Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar, out of over two thousand proposals, 122 best proposals were selected for funding under IMPRINT-2. 

Startup India launched Academia Alliance Programme :

Startup India has launched the Startup Academia Alliance programme, which is a unique mentorship opportunity between academic scholars and startups working in similar domains, to fulfill the Indian Government’s mission to promote the spirit of entrepreneurship in the country.

Gaganjeet Bhullar won his first European Tour title at Fiji International (Golf) :

India’s Gaganjeet Bhullar won his first European Tour title at the Fiji International, at Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course, in Fiji. Gaganjeet Bhullar won the title at the Fiji International with a six-under 66 for a four-day total of 14-under 274. Australia’s Anthony Quayle finished in the second position. South Africa’s Ernie Els finished at tied third with Australia’s Ben Campbell. Another Indian Ajeetesh Sandhu finished at tied 43rd position.

Library scientist Prof Krishna Shripadrao Deshpande :

Eminent library scientist Krishna Shripadrao Deshpande passed away at his residence in Malamaddi of Dharwad, Karnataka. He became the chief librarian and professor in the department of library science.He had participated in the freedom movement and was the president of Gandhi Peace Foundation.

Netherlands Won Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018 :

In Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018, the Netherlands has been crowned the world champions for a record eighth time. The defending champions recorded a stunning 6-0 victory over Ireland in the summit clash at London, UK to extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to 32 matches.   Kitty van Male, who was among the six different goal scorers, finished the tournament as the top scorer with eight goals.  Spain won the third-place match by beating Australia to claim their first ever World Cup medal. India finished the tournament at the 8th spot.