Important Current Affairs August 29 2018 – One liner


Important Current Affairs August 29 2018 – One liner

August 29 – National Sports Day

  • India Post Payments Bank (IPPB), a subsidiary of India Post, will have its presence in Dakshina Kannada from September 1
  • Monitoring of nutrition and health-related services in the Anganwadi centres will go hi-tech in Rajasthan.
  • The autonomous robot named Keeko has been a hit in several kindergartens, telling stories and challenging children with logic problems in China.
  • The Marathwada Statutory Development Corporation has come up with a plan to install solar panels in the backwater of two dams to generate electricity.
  • India remains a preferred destination for foreign direct investment (FDI) as domestic consumption remains strong, according to the RBI Annual Report.
  • The 4th Advance Estimates of production of major crops for 2017-18 – Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare
  • The third edition of World’s Biggest Open Innovation Model – Smart India Hackathon 2019 was launched in New Delhi.
  • The Union Cabinet approved the signing of MoU between India and Bulgaria for strengthening cooperation in the field of Tourism.
  • Cabinet apprised of the MoU between India and Republic of Korea on the cooperation in the field of railways
  • Cabinet apprised of the MoU between India and United Kingdom and Northern Ireland on the Cooperation in the fields of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries.
  • Cabinet approves signing of Air Services Agreement between India and Morocco
  • Cabinet approves Trade Cooperation Framework between India and Rwanda
  • Cabinet approves MoU between India and USA in insurance regulatory sector
  • Cabinet approves Revised Cost Estimate for setting up of India Post Payments Bank
  • Cabinet approves Umbrella scheme “Ocean Services, Technology, Observations, Resources Modelling and Science (O-SMART)” of Ministry of Earth Sciences
  • Shri RK Singh releases book – “Weather Information Portal for Indian Power System” by Power System Operation Corporation limited (POSOCO)

Asian games 2018

  • Indian table tennis mixed doubles pair of A. Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra won a historic bronze.
  • Vikas Krishnan won bronze medal in the men’s 75kg category boxing.
  • Indian women’s hockey team reaches first Asian Games final in 20 years
  • Swapna Barman becomes first Indian heptathlete to win Asian Games gold
  • Arpinder Singh clinched India’s first men’s triple jump gold in 48 years with a jump of 16.77m
  • Dutee Chand wins silver in women’s 200m
  • India-B beat Australia-A in the final to clinch the Quadrangular cricket Series.


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