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August 28, 2019

28th August 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (28th August 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 28th August 2019

International Current Affairs
  • A bus service between Nepal's capital Kathmandu and India's Siliguri in West Bengal has started. 
    • Nepal's Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transportation Raghubir Mahaseth and Indian Ambassador Manjeev Singh Puri flagged off the bus from Kathmandu last evening. 
    • The 44-seater air conditioned deluxe bus will complete 650 Kilometre-journey between Kathmandu and Siliguri in 18 hours. 
  • Pakistan and China are conducting joint bilateral aerial exercise Shaheen VIII (Eagle VIII) in Chinese city of Holton, close to the Indian border near Ladakh.
    • It was 8th edition of this aerial exercise, which is conducted annually by India’s two neighbours since 2011.
National Current Affairs
  • Tamil Nadu Government launched its exclusive education TV channel named Kalvi Tholaikkatchi (Education TV)
    • It is an initiative of the School Education Department aimed at benefiting students of classes I to XII.
  • Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that India has set target to restore 50 lakh hectare of its degraded land by 2030
    • He made this announcement at curtain raiser event for 14th meeting of Conference of Parties to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP14) to be held in India for first time from September 2-13, 2019. 
    • Note : India will take President of COP14 for two years from China. 
Science & Technology
  • The Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP) has set up a waste plastic to diesel plant in Dehradun (Uttarakhand) as a step towards ensuring freedom from plastic. 
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio has become India's largest telecom operator by revenue market share in the April-June quarter.
    • Sunil Mittal-led Bharti Airtel came second with 30% market share and Vodafone Idea was third with a 28.1% share.
  • Amazon India has launched a Military Veterans Employment programme in country. 
    • This initiative of e-commerce giant will create employment opportunities for military veterans as well as their spouses across company’s sort centres, delivery centres and fulfilment centres in India.
New Appointments
  • Paytm has appointed former Goldman Sachs Executive Director and Co-COO for Investment Banking Amit Nayyar as President.
    • In his new role, Amit will be responsible for the financial services business. 
  • Tractor manufacturing company TAFE has appointed the former managing director of Cummins India, Sandeep Sinha, as their new CEO.
  • Former Indian cricketer Ramesh Powar has been appointed the India A team's bowling coach for the upcoming five-match one-day series and two four-day games against South Africa A, starting August 29. 
    • Powar had earlier held the post of Indian women's team head coach. His stint came to an end following the Women's T20 World Cup in West Indies.
  • Volkswagen's former Chairman and CEO Ferdinand Piech (82), who built the company into a 12-brand empire, passed away.
    • The grandson of Beetle designer Ferdinand Porsche, Piech resigned as Volkswagen Chairman in April 2015, months before the diesel scandal was exposed.
People in News
  • Indian Air Force's Wing Commander S Dhami became India's 1st woman officer to assume charge as the Flight Commander of a flying unit
    • She took charge of a Chetak helicopter unit at Hindon Airbase in Uttar Pradesh. 
Awards & Honors
  • Indian documentary titled 'I'm Jeeja' has won the top award in the 'Under 30 minute' category at the We Care Film Festival on Disability Issues
    • The film tells the story of specially-abled activist Jeeja Ghosh who suffers from cerebral palsy. 
    • A total of 36 films were selected for the finals out of which 10 films were awarded in different categories.
  • Former Manchester United forward Eric Cantona is set to be given the UEFA President's Award at the Champions League group stage draw event in Monaco today.  
  • A mobile application called 'Maitri' which connects children at orphanages with senior citizens in old-age homes, developed by five 12th class girl students from Noida, Uttar Pradesh has won the bronze medal at global tech competition called ‘Technovation Challenge’ held in San Francisco, United States.
    • The girls Arefa, Vanshika Yadav, Ananya Grover, Vasudha Sudhinder and Anushka Sharma are from Amity International School in Noida, Uttar Pradesh 
  • Shashi Shanker, the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) was honoured with Distinguished Fellowship of Institute of Directors (IOD), 2019 during 29th Institute of Directors (IOD) Annual Day Ceremony held in New Delhi.
Sports Current Affairs
  • The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) has decided to rename Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium as Arun Jaitley Stadium in memory of the former DDCA President, who recently passed away on August 24.  

Friends, the Admin is going to attend a seminar on Econometrics at Stanford University, USA during 29th August to 1st September 2019. So there will be no current affairs updates till 1st September 2019. Will meet you again on 2nd September 2019. Have a happy weekend :)
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