One Liners – 9th August || Current Affairs

• International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples – 9 August. The theme of 2018: “Indigenous Peoples’ migration and movement.”

• Today is 76th anniversary of Kranti Diwas (Quit India Day). The iconic ‘Quit India’ slogan was coined by socialist Congress leader and then mayor of Bombay, Yusuf Meherally.

• The Central government announced that NRIs cannot file RTI pleas and seek information on governance from the central government department.

• Marie Curie, the first person to win two Nobel Prizes has topped a BBC History magazine poll of top “100 women who changed the world”. Mother Teresa was placed 20th on the list while former PM of India, Indira Gandhi was ranked 49th.

• RBI board has approved the transfer of a surplus amount of Rs 50,000 crore to the government for the year ended June 30, 2018.

• Harivansh Narayan Singh has been elected new Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha.

• The Ministry of HRD has embarked on a major and new initiative project called ‘Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds’ (SWAYAM) which will provide one integrated platform and portal for online courses, to ensure that every student in the country has access to the best quality higher education at the affordable cost.

• Indian-American high school student Avi Goel has won the World Championship at the International Geography Bee’s junior varsity division which was held in Berlin.

• A mere 19 percent of people in the 15-65 age group use the Internet in India, according to a report named “AfterAccess: ICT access and use in India and the Global South”.

• India Baja 2018, the Indian edition of the greatest challenge of all extreme motorsport competitions in the world, will be organised from August 17-19 among the dunes of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.

• SBI has launched its Multi Option Payment Acceptance Device (MOPAD) for digital payment convenience of merchants and consumers. It aims at providing digital convenience to customers and ease of doing business for merchants at the same time by eliminating multiple machines in order to facilitate transactions from different sources.

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