Current Affairs : 28-08-2018

National

  • India’s first test flight powered with a blend of 75% air turbine fuel (ATF) and 25% biojet fuel by - SpiceJet airline.
  • In Indian cinema, R. K. Studio founded by this person 70 years ago will be closed soon - Raj Kapoor.
International
  • At Hanoi (Vietnam), ‘Indian Ocean Conference 2018’ organized with the theme - Building Regional Architectures.
  • On 23-24 August, The Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting was held in -Salta, Argentina.
  • NASA sent 'OSIRIS-REx' spacecraft to collect sample of the surface of – Bennu asteroid.
  • To improve the weather forecast, this space agency sent 1350 kg 'Aeolus satellite' to the earth's orbit - European Space Agency (ESA).
Banking
  • Indian PSU banks are in the process of closing or rationalising this much overseas operations as part of capital conservation exercise - about 70.
  • The government will soon make it mandatory to issue new shares only in the Dematerialised (demat) or electronic form for the - unlisted companies.
Sports
  • The team event of ‘Carrom World Cup 2018’ won by Women players of country - India.
  • In Asian Games 2018, this Indian player finished second in the Individual Equestrian - Fouaad Mirza.
  • NASA designed OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to collect samples from - Bennu asteroid.
Person in News
  • Winner of Pulitzer Prize for the "Lost in Yonkers" drama in 1991 died on 26 August - Neil Simon (U.S. playwrighter).
  • President of Zimbabwe - Emmerson Mnangagwa.
General Knowledge
  • 'Indian Ocean conference' is an annual program organized by - India Foundation.
  • G20 (Group of 20) established in year – 1999.
  • First Asian Games - 1951 (Delhi, India).
  • First Carrom World Cup - 1991 (Delhi, India).
  • Capital city of Zimbabwe – Harare.
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