Current Affairs : 28-08-2019 in English

Defence

  • E-commerce company that launched a Military Veterans Employment program in India - Amazon India.

Economy

  • The Government of India will receive this much amount from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in the current financial year over Bimal Jalan Committee recommendations - Rs 1.76 lakh crore.
  • This government organization is planning to launch an e-inspection system - Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO).
  • On 26 August 2019, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced modalities for providing this much interest subsidy on short-term loans of up to Rs 2 lakh for farmers engaged in fisheries and animal husbandry through Kisan Credit Card (KCC) – 2%.

International 

  • A bus service for 650 Kilometre-journey between Nepal's capital Kathmandu and this Indian city has started - Siliguri in West Bengal.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi was honoured with "The King Hamad Order of the Renaissance" by - Bahrain.

National

  • Theme of the 7th ‘Community Radio Sammelan’ is being held in New Delhi from 27th to 29th August, 2019 - Community Radio for SDGs.
  • On 26 August 2019, Smriti Irani lays foundation stone of Integrated Textiles Tourism Complex in - Nongpoh, Ri Bhoi district, Meghalaya.
  • Winner of the BML Munjal Award for Business Excellence through Learning and Development in the Public Sector category - Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI).

Persons in News

  • Winner of the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award for 2018 in Life Time Achievement category - Wangchuk Sherpa.

Science and Technology

  • Scientists of ZSI have discovered this many species of the genus ‘Mesovelia’ semi-aquatic insects that can walk or run on the surface of water – seven (in Andaman Islands, Meghalaya, Tamil Nadu).

General Knowledge

  • First two individuals who reached the summit of Mount Everest - Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary (1953).
  • Bahrain – Capital: Manama; Currency: Bahraini dinar.
  • Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) was established in - 1916.
  • Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) - Established in: 1990; Headquarters: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) – Founded in: 1935 (1 April); Headquarters: Mumbai (Maharashtra).

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