19 August 2018 Current Affairs:
Indonesia hosts the 18th Asian Games 2018. The games are to be held from 18th August to 2nd September 2018 in Jakarta and Palembang. The motto of the event is ‘Energy of Asia’. Around 45 countries are participating in the 18th Asian Games.
The opening ceremony was held on 18th August at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta. It is a multi-sport event. It would feature 484 events in 42 sports. India hosted the first Asian Games in 1951.