TNPSC: Important Current Affairs August 2018

1. Who has been appointed as the chairman of IRDAI ? – Subhash Chandra Khuntia 
2. Lieutenant-General Sukhdeep Sangwan became the DG of – Assam Rifles 
3. Who has been appointed the CMD of Coal India Limited? – Anil Kumar Jha
4. Who became the first Indian father-daughter duo to climb Mount Everest? – Ajeet Bajaj and his daughter Deeya Suzannah 
5. Which Indian state made it compulsory for students to answer roll calls by saying 'Jai Hind'?' – Madhya Pradesh 
6. Singchung Bugun Village Community Reserve won the National Biodiversity Award - 2018 for conserving a rare bird species' – Bugun Liocichla 
7. Which former Indian cricketer got the CEAT Cricket Rating Lifetime Achievement honour 2017-18? – Farokh Engineer
8. Mahathir Mohamad was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of – Malaysia
9. Who became the first female director of the CIA? – Gina Haspel 
10. Who scaled Mount Everest for record 22nd time to set a record of most ascents of the world's highest peak?  – Kami Rita Sherpa 
11. Which country unveiled the world's first floating nuclear power station? – Russia 
12. Which Asian country launched a relay satellite named 'Queqiao' to explore far side of the moon? – China 
13. Which film was honoured with the Palme d' or award at the 71st Cannes Film Festival? – Shoplifters 
14. Who became the first Indian to get the coveted Linnean Medal? – Kamaljit S. Bawa 
15. Which team clinched the Thomas Cup - 2018 ? – China 

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