Important Daily Current Affairs Updates – 29th August 2017:
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National Sports Day: 29thAugust
The National Sports day is celebrated on 29th August every year to mark the birthday of legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand. To celebrate the day various programs are being conducted through the country.
Prime Minister NarendraModi dedicates to nation 11 completed highway projects in Rajasthan
Prime Minister NarendraModi dedicated to the nation 11 completed highway projects in Rajasthan, covering a total length of about 873 kilometres. During his visit to Udaipur, MrModi also laid the foundation stone of national highway projects worth around 15,000 crore rupees in the state.
State – Rajasthan
Capital – Jaipur
CM – VasundharaRaje
Governor –Kalyan Singh
Finance Ministry has imposed a five-year anti-dumping duty on Sodium Nitrite imports from China
Finance Ministry has imposed a five-year anti-dumping duty on Sodium Nitrite imports from China. Deepak Nitrite Ltd had filed the petition, which was also supported by Punjab Chemicals & Crop Protection Ltd, seeking sunset review investigations on Sodium Nitrite imports from China.There are two more producers of Sodium Nitrite in the country – National Fertilisers Ltd and Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilisers Limited.
Country – China
Currency –Renminbi, (Yuan)
President – Xi Jinping
World’s Toughest Law against Plastic Bags has been imposed in Kenya
In Kenya, selling or even using plastic bags will risk imprisonment of up to four years or fines of $40,000. It is the world’s toughest law which is aimed at reducing plastic pollution came into effect.The East African nation joins more than 40 other countries that have banned, partly banned or taxed single use plastic bags, including China, France, Rwanda, and Italy.
Country – Kenya
Capital – Nairobi
Currency –Kenyan shilling
President – Uhuru Kenyatta
United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), reported that the island of Tuvalu was the least visited country in 2016
According to a report by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the island of Tuvalu was the least visited countryin 2016.
According to the report, 2,000 people visited Tuvalu in 2016, while 1,000 people visited the country in 2014. Located in the South Pacific Ocean, Tuvalu is 4.6 meters above sea level and has a population of 11,000 people.