Current Affairs : 30-08-2019 in English

Days in Focus

  • National Sports Day in India - 29 August.
  • Telugu Language Day -29 August.
  • International Day against Nuclear Tests - 29 August.

Economy

  • On 29 August 2019, this bank has launched its first Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Centralized Processing Centre (CPC) in Chennai - Indian Bank.
  • Union Cabinet approves this much percent foreign direct investment (FDI) in coal mining and contract manufacturing – 100%.

Environment

  • On 29 August 2019, the environment ministry released this much fund for afforestation to 27 states - Rs. 47,436 cores.
  • India's airline that will ban the usage of single-use plastic aboard its flight from October 2, 2019 - Air India.

International 

  • First position on the Economist Intelligence Unit's Safe Cities Index – Tokyo, Japan (followed by Singapore and Osaka).
  • Last position on the Economist Intelligence Unit's Safe Cities Index – Caracas, Venezuela.

National

  • Mumbai’s rank on the Economist Intelligence Unit's Safe Cities Index - 45th (Delhi 52nd).
  • On 29 August 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched -'Fit India' Movement.
  • Secretariat Office of an International Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) will be established in - New Delhi.
  • Location of the UN Climate Action Summit which will be held on 23rd September 2019 in - New York, USA.
  • India's first battery operated city bus services flagged off in - Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • The Indian Team finished at the WorldSkills International Competition 2019 in Kazan, Russia by winning - 1 Gold (S Aswatha Narayana in Water Technology), 1 Silver and 2 Bronze medals, 15 Medallions of Excellence.

Sports

  • India's shooter who won Gold medal in the 10m Air Rifle category at the senior ISSF World Cup IV 2019 - Elavenil Valarivan.

General Knowledge

  • Pluto (dwarf planet) was discovered in 1930 by - American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh.
  • Air India was founded on - 15 October 1932.
  • An investment in the form of a controlling ownership in a business in one country by an entity based in another country - foreign direct investment (FDI).
  • Foreign investment was introduced in India in - 1991.
  • International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) - founded in: 1907; Headquarters: Munich, Germany.
  • The National Sports Day in India is celebrated on the birth anniversary of - hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand.

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