Current Affairs

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  • 2005 Trial of Saddam Hussein Begins
  • 1914 First Battle of Ypres
  • 1943 Streptomycin is Discovered




  • The first set of trains for Chennai Metro’s Phase I extension project, from Washermenpet to Thiruvittiyur/Wimco nagar in North Chennai, was flagged off on Saturday
  • V Anantha Nageswaran has been appointed as a non-permanent member of the Economic Advisory Council (EAC) to the Prime Minister, for a period of two years.
  • Former Jet Airways Chief Executive Officer (CEO),Vinay Dube, has joined budget carrier GoAir in an advisory role




  • Report claims 400,000 insect species face extinction amid heavy use of pesticides
  • New research has linked air pollution nanoparticles to brain cancer for the first time.
  • The climate crisis will determine the lifelong health of today’s children, doctors have warned, noting that global warming was already causing harm.




  • President Kovind and Philippine’s President Rodrigo Duterte hold talks at the Malacanang Palace in Manila
  • International terror financing watchdog FATF (Financial Action Task Force) retains Pakistan on the Grey List
  • US imposes tariffs on USD 7.5 billion worth of EU goods including Airbus aircrafts, French wine and Scottish whiskies




  • The capital of Ethiopia is Addis Ababa
  • W. giri got the Bharat Ratna award before becoming the president of India
  • Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan is the first non-Indian to receive the Bharat Ratna