International Current Affairs August 1st Week 2018

International Current Affairs August 1st Week 2018 1st August to 7th August.  These current affairs is very useful to all students, those who are preparing for competitive Exams.


Afghan announced that the Presidential election will be held on
20th April 2019: 

● The tenure of the incumbent, President Ashraf Ghani​, will end in
the year 2019.
● It is expected that he will stand for another five-year term.

Imran Khan Invited Aamir Khan, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev to
Oath Ceremony: 

● Imran Khan, Pakistan’s prime minister-to-be, has invited
○ Bollywood star Aamir Khan and
○ former cricketers Sunil Gavaskar,
○ Kapil Dev and
○ Navjot Singh Sidhu
to his oath-taking ceremony on August 11.

● Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf ​(PTI) party emerged as
the single largest party in Pakistan’s national assembly after the
July 25 general election.

Golden Bridge supported by hand shaped concrete opened in

● Vietnam’s Cau Van ​which means “Golden Bridge​” in
Vietnamese, has just opened in the Ba Na Hills near the city of Da
Nang and is 150 metres long and 1,400 metres above sea level.

● The bridge supported by two hand-shaped concrete, was designed
to evoke the image of the “giant hands of Gods, pulling a strip of
gold out of the land”.


Apple becomes First $1 Trillion Company in History:

Apple Inc​. became the first ​U.S.-based company with a market
value of $1 trillion​, four decades after it was co-founded by Steve
Jobs in a Silicon Valley garage and later revolutionized the worlds
of computing, music and mobile communications.
● The iMac desktop computer, the iPod, iPhone, and iPad were
smash hits.
● Apple CEO – Tim Cook.


Emmerson Mnangagwa again won Presidential election in

● Current Zimbabwe President, Emmerson Mnangagwa ​won 50.8
percent of total votes.
● Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa of Movement for Democratic
Change party (MDC) party secured 44.3 percent votes.
● Emmerson Mnangagwa has been sworn in as Zimbabwe’s
president on November 2017, just days after Robert Mugabe

NASA selects Indian origin Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts
for human spaceflight:

●Williams has been named for the Boeing ​programme to the ISS
(International Space Station), the first test flight scheduled to take
place in the middle of 2019.

● The eight active NASA (National Aeronautics and Space
Administration) astronauts and one former
astronaut-turned-corporate crew member will launch on Boeing
CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX Dragon Capsule to the
International Space Station beginning in 2019

● The Eight other astronauts are:
○ Victor Glover,
○ Robert Behnken,
○ Michael Hopkins,
○ Douglas Hurley,
○ Eric Boe,
○ Christopher Ferguson,
○ Josh Cassada, and
○ Nicole Mann.


Japan overtakes China as World’s 2nd biggest stock market:

● As a result of China’s trade war with the US and its campaign to
cut debt, the value of China’s stock market fell to $6.09 trillion​,
losing its position as the World’s second biggest stock market to
Japan ($6.17 trillion)​.
● The U.S. has the world’s largest stock market at just over $31
● China’s stock market overtook Japan’s in 2014 ​and soared to an
all-time high of over $10 trillion in 2015.


Magnitude 7 Earthquake struck Indonesia:

● Powerful earthquake hit the popular Indonesian resort island of
Lombok ​and Bali.
● The National Disaster Management Board reported that the death
toll had risen to 91.
● Earlier on July 29, a magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit Lombok and
killed 16 people.

Important Notes:

○ Indonesia is prone to earthquakes due to its location on the
Pacific ​”Ring of Fire​,” an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in
the Pacific Basin.
○ In December 2004​, a massive magnitude 9.1 earthquake off
Sumatra ​triggered a tsunami that killed 2,30,000 people in
many countries.


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