One Liners – 4th and 5th August || Current Affairs

• The iconic Mughalsarai Railway Junction in Uttar Pradesh has been renamed as Deen Dayal Upadhyaya junction Railway Station.

• Indian shuttler P V Sindhu settles for silver in the BWF world championship, after losing to Marin of Spain in the final.

• Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur launched ‘Horn not ok’ awareness campaign and ‘Shaur Nahin’ mobile application in state capital Shimla.

• Indian-origin astronaut Sunita Williams is among the 9 astronauts named by NASA for its 1st spaceflight programme using US-made commercial spacecraft developed by SpaceX and Boeing.

• The Telangana State Information Technology, Electronics and Communication department signed a MoU with Indian multinational IT provider, Tech Mahindra to launch India’s first Blockchain district. The MoU was signed at International Blockchain Congress 2018 held in Hyderabad.

• India has been elected as the President of the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development for a period of two years.

• Google has rolled out a 3D Globe Mode on Maps which shows the Earth as a globe rather than a flat ‘Mercator’ projection as before.

• Hindi Academy Delhi has given its highest Shalaka Samman Award to lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar.

• First ever festival for insects that help maintain ecosystem is being organised from Aug 3 to Sept 1 in Delhi and is jointly conducted by WWF India and the Bombay Natural History Society.

• The Karnataka government has made Yoga mandatory for all colleges and universities in the state.

• Reliance Jio has partnered with SBI to extend the next generation of digital banking and payments services to customers. MyJio platform will enable SBI YONO digital banking features and solutions for a seamless, integrated and superior customer experience.

• Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and IIT-Kanpur have together developed a 10 kg Rotary Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. It was tested successfully and flown for the first time in Bengaluru.

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