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Imran Khan takes oath as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan

  • • Khan emerged winner of General assembly elections which were held on 25th July 2018, after he outvoted the PML-N Prime Ministerial candidate Shahbaz Sharif.
  • • He took oath on the 18th August 2018 administered by President Mamnoon Hussain.
  • • The ceremony at the President’s House in the Capital marked the end of decades of rotating leadership between the ousted Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), punctuated by periods of Army rule.
  • • Imran Khan belongs to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Party which he had founded in 1996

South Korea to ban about 20,000 BMW Vehicles after Engine Fires

  • • The driving ban comes after 27 engines went up in flames between January and July this year.
  • • This prompted BMW’s South Korea unit to apologize last week and recall of 106,000 diesel vehicles including 520d from August 20th

Lateral Entry: Over 6000 private sector specialists apply for 10 Joint Secretary posts in Govt

  • • The government had recently opened up 10 Joint Secretary posts in select departments for private sector professionals.
  • • The term lateral entry relates to the appointment of specialists, mainly those from private sector in government organisations.
  • • The central government has started the shortlisting process.

1 year after Dhoklam, China intrudes 400m into Ladakh

  • • People’s Liberation Army (PLA) the armed forces of China intruded around 400 meters inside the Demchok sector of Eastern Ladakh.
  • • PLA removed three of their tents after brigadier level talks between the two armies.
  • • Demchok is among the 23 disputed and sensitive areas identified on the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

Teen cyclist creates history by claiming India's first ever medal

  • • Teen cyclist Esow Alben has created history by claiming India's first ever medal - a silver- at the UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships in Aigle, Switzerland.
  • • He put enormous pressure on Czech Republic's Jakub Stastny in the final sprint before settling for the silver medal.
  • • Esow finished just 0.017 seconds behind gold medalist Stastny in the thrilling photofinish of a race.
  • • The 17-year-old from Andaman and Nicobar trains in Delhi at the Sports Authority of India's National Cycling Academy.

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