28 Aug 2016

Current Affairs Smart-Liners

Current Affairs Smart-Liners
Current Affairs Smart-Liners 28th August 2016:
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NATIONAL:
·        Himachal Health Minister launches 108 ambulance mobile app by the Health and Family Welfare Minister Kaul Singh Thakur
·        J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti presents three-point peace plan for Kashmir during her meeting with PM Narendra Modi
·        Nalanda University, one of the India's oldest institutes, conducted its first convocation in nearly 800 years on Saturday
·        Drones were used to monitor vehicular traffic on Mumbai-Pune Expressway:
·        Indian government was looking to engage Power Grid Corp (PGCIL) to electrify 1,000 km of rail tracks on pilot basis
·        The Anti-Corruption Branch has sent a questionnaire to ex-Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit in connection with the alleged water tanker scam
·        Education programme for disabled in Delhi govt schools
·        Sachin presents India's Rio Olympics medallists BMWs to Sindhu, Sakshi, Dipa and Gopi
·        Indian Govt to set Rs.1.5k cr fund for solar projects
·        Due to several incidents of suicides and attempts to suicide, the Delhi Police is planning to conduct stress management classes for its top officers
·        Ramdev plans world class university near New Delhi, India in the next five years. The project would cost around Rs.25,000 crore

INTERNATIONAL:
·        FB COO Sheryl Sandberg has been most powerful woman in tech for 5 yrs
·        US President Barack Obama called on Congress to step up funding to combat the Zika virus
·        British PM Theresa May to trigger EU pull-out ‘without parliament vote’
·        Tunisia's new govt wins parliamentary approval
·        US President Barack Obama announced the expansion of an existing ocean reserve off Hawaii to cover 5,82,578 square miles, thus creating the world's largest protected marine reserve

APPOINTMENTS:
·        Tata Sons appoints Bain Capital's MD, Amit Chandra as a non-executive director

BANKING:
·        RBI asks banks to provide loans to women self-help groups in rural areas at 7% per annum
·        Banks raise concern over RBI norms for big borrowers
·        The Oriental Bank of Commerce to raise Rs.1k cr via Tier-1 bonds

BUSINESS AND ECONOMY:
·        Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs)  invested Rs. Rs.8,127 crore in equities in Aug so far
·        EPFO investments in ETFs to be raised beyond 5%: Said Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya
·        7 of top 10 companies lose Rs. 29,907 cr in market capitalisation (m-cap)
·        The US said that bilateral trade with India has reached $109 billion in 2015, against $37 billion in 2005
·        US-based Financial services major, Goldman Sachs has marginally revised upwards its India CPI inflation forecast from 5.3% to 5.5%
·        Japanese automaker Toyota is the most valuable automobile brand in the world, according to Forbes
·        Airtel launches one-stop-shop connectivity solution
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY:
·        The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully tested its Scramjet (Supersonic Combusting Ramjet) engine from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota
·        Juno probe makes close pass of Jupiter
·        A 16-year-old Indian-origin boy, Krtin Nithiyanandam in the UK claims to have found a treatment to the most deadly form of breast cancer
SPORTS:
·        England take 2-0 lead in 5-ODI series against Pak
·        Indian tennis player Sania Mirza won her seventh title of the year and 39th title overall after clinching her career's third Connecticut
·        Western Railway wins all India railway athletic championship
·        Arhan Bagati, a 16-year-old from Gurgaon, has developed a mobile app to assist the Indian contingent of 18 athletes in the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, to be held from September 7-18
·        India lose 1st T20I against West Indies by 1 run


 


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