29th August 2016 Current Affairs

  • Ratan P Watal will head the high-level committee constituted by Union Finance Ministry in August 2016 to suggest steps to promote card payments
  • India’s 77th Rank in the World Risk Index 2016 by United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security
  • Vanuatu topped the World Risk Index 2016 published by United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security
  • Mukesh Mehta appointed as the President of India Bullion and Jewellers Association in August 2016
  • International Day Against Nuclear Tests is observed globally on 29 August
  • Bharat Dhuppar appointed as the CEO of Sheth Creators, a real estate company of Nusli Wadia-led Wadia Group
  • R Muthukumaraswamy appointed as the Advocate General of Tamil Nadu in August 2016
  • ATV02 was used by ISRO to test Supersonic Combustion Ramjet engine called Scramjet, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikotta in Andhra Pradesh
  • Indo-Romanian team of Saina Mirza and Monica Niculescu won the women’s doubles title at Connecticut Open in New Haven, the US
  • Axis Bank, Union Bank of India, Federal Bank and Bank of Maharashtra are introduced NPCI’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI) that allow customers to make payments via digital means
  • Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument was expanded by President Obama to turn up to be world’s largest marine reserve
  • 46000-crore rupee Budget at which the Maharashtra’s ambitious Mumbai-Nagpur Super Communication Expressway project will be developed that was unveiled by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis
  • Scientists in Japan studying earthquakes have detected a rare deep-Earth tremor, known as S wave microseism
  • twelve coaches of Thiruvananthapuram-Mangaluru Express derailed between Aluva and Karukutty stations in Ernakulam district
  • Himachal Pradesh launched the 108 mobile app for immediate and easy facility of the National Ambulance Service

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