Current Affairs : 29-08-2019

Defence

  • First country in the world to issue Biometric Seafarer Identity Document (BSID) cards, capturing the facial bio-metric data of seafarers - India.
  • First female officer to be appointed as flight commander of a flying unit in Indian Air Force - Wing Commander Shalija Dhami.

National

  • State that bagged the top spot in the latest Child Well-Being Index of India – Kerala.
  • Union Human Resource Development Minister launched the school education portal, named - Shagun.

Sports

  • India's recurve cadet world champion at the 2019 World Archery Youth Championships held in Madrid (Spain) - Komalika Bari.
  • Number of medals won by Indian para badminton team at the 2019 BWF Para Badminton World Championships – 12 (including 3 gold).
  • New name of the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi - Arun Jaitley Stadium.

State Current Affairs

  • On 27 August, this state government approved a proposal to introduce 10 percent reservation for the economically weaker section (EWS) of the general category in jobs and education - Chhattisgarh.

Science and Technology

  • On 27 August, Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers D.V. Sadananda Gowda launched a mobile application - “Janaushadhi Sugam”.

General Knowledge

  • The Indian Air Force was officially established on - 8 October 1932.
  • World Archery Federation - Founded in: 1931 (4 Sept); Head office: Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Badminton World Federation (BWF) - Founded in: 1934; Head office: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Capital of Chhattisgarh – Raipur.

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