• State has topped the third edition of the government’s ‘Ease of Doing Business’ index for States in 2018 – Andra Pradesh
  • The first-ever Indian warship to enter port of Sabang in Indonesia – INS Sumitra
  • The first Chairman of Rajya Sabha to sign an memorandum of understanding (MOU) – Venkaiah Naidu
  • Asian Archery Championships was first organized in – 1980
  • The First Industrial Revolution took place from the – 18th to 19th centuries
  • The most powerful leader of the world according to the Forbes list 2018 – Xi Jinping
  • Country has started  “oil and gas plus” model with Arab countries to spur economic  growth in the region- China
  • The most followed foreign minister in the world on Twitter – Sushma Swaraj
  • Won the special one-off Golden Man Booker Prize to mark the 50th anniversary of the prestigious literary award – ‘The English Patient’
  • Medals were won by India at Asia Cup Archery in July 2018 – four medals
  • Cristiano Ronaldo moves from Real Madrid to –  Juventus
Person in news
  • Appointed as Head of Mission and Chief Military Observer for UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan – Major General José Eladio Alcain
General Knowledge
  • Capital of Thailand – Bangkok
  • Currency of Thailand – Thai baht
  • The Man Booker Prize for Fiction (formerly known as the Booker–McConnell Prize and commonly known simply as the Booker Prize –  literary prize
  • Number  of languages part of The Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India – 22
  • Ease of doing Business’ report is published by Agency – World Bank