Former Chief Justice of Bombay High Court, Justice ManjulaChellur was appointed as the Chairperson of the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) on August 13, 2018. She has been appointed for a period of 3 years or until further orders, whichever is earlier.
Justice Rajendra Menon was sworn in as the new Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court by Lt Governor Anil Baijal at a ceremony held at the Raj Niwas in New Delhi on August 9, 2018.
Justice Menon, who was earlier the Chief Justice of Patna High Court, succeeds Justice Gita Mittal, who was elevated to head the Jammu and Kashmir High Court.
India and Germany on August 1, 2018 signed an agreement on financial and technical cooperation, with a special focus on sustainable urban development and renewable energy.
The Rajya Sabha on August 6, 2018 passed the Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill that seeks to provide constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC).
Indian Parliament on August 6, 2018 passed the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018 that proposes to enhance punishment for rape of a child. The Bill was earlier passed by the Lok Sabha on July 30, 2018.
The Union Government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on August 30, 2018 signed a USD 375 million loan agreement for ‘Madhya Pradesh Irrigation Efficiency Improvement Project’.
The Union Government and World Bank on August 28, 2018 signed a $220 million loan agreement and an $80 million guarantee agreement for the India Energy Efficiency Scale-Up programme.
Indian President Ram NathKovind has given his assent to the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018, which seeks to prevent economic offenders from fleeing the country and evading the legal process.
Over 99 percent of the demonetised currency was returned, as per the Annual Report 2017-18 of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The report was released on August 29, 2018.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on August 1, 2018 released its Third Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2018-19.