Current Affairs of 4 September 2018
Keshav Kishore, Published On:04-Sep-2018
1. Asian Games 2018
· 18th Asian Games held in Indonesia and it is also known as Jakarta-Palembang 2018.
· Opening and Closing ceremonies were held at Gleora Bung Karno Main Stadium in Jakarta.
· First time, Asian Game was hosted by two cities Jakarta and Palembang.
· The game was officially opened by the Joko Widodo, the President of Indonesia.
· eSports and Canoe polo were contested as demonstration sports.
· Asian Games 2014 was held in Incheon, South Korea and Asian Games 2022 will be held in Hangzhou, China.
· Three unique mascots of Asian Games 2018 are – Bhin-Bhin, Atung and Kaka.
· There were 45 participant nations and 462 events were conducted in total 40 games.
· Susi Susanti, a retired Indonesian badminton Player, was the torch lighter of the game.
· Neeraj Chopra was the flag bearer from India for the opening ceremony.
· For closing ceremony Women World Hockey Team Captain of India Rani Rampal was the flag bearer.
· China with 132 gold medals topped while India with 15 gold medals remained at 8th position.
· Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat won gold medal in wrestling.
· Saurabh Chaudhary, Rani Sarnobat won gold medal in Shooting while Shardul Vihan and Deepak Kumar won silver medal.
· Swarn Singh, Dattu Bhokanal, Om Prakash and Sukhmeet Singh won gold medal in Men’s quadruple sculls.
· Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan won gold medal in Men’s doubles Lawn Tennis.
· Tajinderpal Singh Toor won gold medal in Men’s Shot Put event.
· Neeraj Chopra won gold medal in Men’s Javelin Throw event and this is only second medal in javelin throw as Gurtej Singh won a bronze in New Delhi in 1982.
· Arpinder Singh won gold medal in Men’s triple jump.
· Manjit Singh won gold medal in Men’s 800m event.
· Swapna Barman won gold medal in Women’s heptathlon.
· Jinson Johnson won a gold medal in Men’s 1500 meters.
· Hima Das, M. R. Poovamma, Saritaben Gayakwad and V. K. Vismaya won gold medal in Women’s 4×400 relay event.
· Amit Panghal won gold medal in Light flyweight (49 kg) boxing event.
· Pranab Bardhan and Shibhnath Sarkar won gold medal in Men’s pair Bridge event.
· Indian Women National Kabaddi team won silver medal.
· Fouaad Mirza won silver medal in equestrian individual event.
· Fouaad Mirza, Rakesh Kumar, Ashish Malik and Jitendra Singh won silver medal in equestrian team event.
· Hima Das won silver medal in Women’s 400 meters event.
· Dutee Chand won silver medal Women’s 100 meters race.
· Dharun Ayyasamy won silver medal Men’s 400 meters hurdles.
Source: The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB