Current Affairs of 13 August 2018
Keshav Kishore, Published On:13-Aug-2018
1. ISRO will launch its TV channel
· Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch a TV channel to promote scientific temper among the people.
· ISRO is also planning to set up an incubation centre for startups.
· ISRO will select students and will give them training for about 25-30 days and the students will be allowed to visit laboratory.
· Students will also be promoted to make their own small satellites.
2. Former Lok Sabha Speaker Chatterjee passes away
· Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee passed away on August 13, 2018.
· He represented Bardhaman, Jadavpur and Bolpur constituency of West Bengal.
· He was the Lok Sabha Speaker from 2004-2009.
· He was awarded Outstanding Parliamentarian Award in 1996.
3. National Wildlife Genetic Resource Bank
· National Wildlife Genetic Resource Bank was inaugurated by Science & Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan in Hyderabad.
· It will facilitate the exchange of genetic material between the zoos of India and that will further maintain genetic diversity.
· It is the systematic collection and preservation of tissues, eggs, sperm, embryos and genetic material.
4. One liner Current Affairs
· Nepal-India Literature Festival 2018 began in Birgunj, Nepal on 12th August 2018.
· Lionel Messi has become Barcelona’s most decorated player after winning 33rd title on August 12, 2018.
· Trade ministers of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will meet in Singapore on 30-31 August, 2018.
· Justice M R Shah has become the new Chief Justice of Patna High Court.
· A new clot buster named as “PEGlyated Strptokinase” has been developed by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
· India will launch Chandrayaan-2 in the January-March in 2019.
Source: The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB