Latest Current Affairs 28th August 2019

Life returning to normal in J&K, says Governor: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has said that life in the valley is returning to normal.

Cabinet approves setting up of 75 new medical colleges by 2021-22: The Union Cabinet has approved setting up of 75 new Medical Colleges by 2021-22.

I&B Minister gives away excellence awards to community radio channels: Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar today said that no other medium is as powerful as Radio and it has very high credibility in terms of disseminating information.

Bangladesh HC allows setting up factories in ‘Ecological Critical Area’ around Sundarbans: High Court in Bangladesh has allowed setting up of factories near the Ecologically Critical Area (ECA) of Sundarbans. In an order issued on Tuesday, the court asked the government to provide environmental clearance to three companies for setting up LPG bottling plants in Mongla industrial area near the Sundarbans. The HC said that the number of industries that can be set up in the ECA will be decided by the government.

Bangladesh HC allows setting up factories in ‘Ecological Critical Area’ around Sundarbans: High Court in Bangladesh has allowed setting up of factories near the Ecologically Critical Area (ECA) of Sundarbans. In an order issued on Tuesday, the court asked the government to provide environmental clearance to three companies for setting up LPG bottling plants in Mongla industrial area near the Sundarbans. The HC said that the number of industries that can be set up in the ECA will be decided by the government.

Article 370 abrogation: Russia supports India: Modi govt’s decision on Jammu and Kashmir is not only getting support at home but also on a global level.

J&K is an integral part of India: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu while addressing a Golden Jubilee Celebration of Naval science and technology laboratory, in Vishakhapatnam said that Jammu & Kashmir is an Integral part of India and the only thing remains to discuss with Pak is PoK.

Collaboration with India on climate action is quite important: UN: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Summit has said that the collaboration with India on climate action is quite important and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recommitted to continue leading on climate issues.

EAM Jaishankar: Changing world throws up new concepts & approaches: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said, the changing world had thrown up new concepts and approaches and the Indo-Pacific was one of them.

Bimal Jalan panel recommends review of economic capital framework every 5 years: The Bimal Jalan panel of the Reserve Bank has recommended that the revised economic capital framework, under which the RBI decided to transfer Rs 52,637 crore excess provisions to the government, be reviewed every five years.

HRD Minister launches school education Shagun portal: Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank launched the school education Shagun portal in New Delhi on Wednesday.

ISRO performs 3rd lunar-bound orbit maneuver for Chandrayaan-2: With just 11 days to go for the moon landing of Chandrayaan 2 misson, the ISRO on Wednesday said it has successfully performed the third lunar-bound orbit maneuver for the spacecraft.

HM Amit Shah attends 49th Foundation day celebrations of BPR&D: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday attended the 49th Foundation day celebrations of Bureau of Police Research and Development at its headquarters in the national capital.

Pakistan uses Rahul Gandhi’s remarks on Kashmir: Even as situation is fast returning to normal in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan is using Rahul Gandhi’s statement in its letter to UN painting India in a negative light.

SC refers Article 370 Cases to 5-Judge Constitution Bench: The Supreme Court has referred Article 370 cases to 5-Judge Constitution Bench. The Apex court on Wednesday while hearing pleas against the repeal of Article 370, said that the petitions related to the abrogation of special status in Jammu and Kashmir will be heard by a Constitution Bench in the first week of October.

Wing Commander S Dhami becomes first female officer to become Flight Commander: Indian Air Force’s Wing Commander S Dhami is the first female officer in the country to become Flight Commander of a flying unit.

India to restore 50 lakh hectare of degraded land by 2030: Prakash Javadekar: India aims to restore 50 lakh hectares of degraded land in 10 years. Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar, informed that the 14th session of Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification is scheduled to take place from 2-13 September 2019 in New Delhi.

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar addresses press ahead of UNCCD meet in New Delhi: Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar addressed media at the Curtain Raiser Press Conference of UN Convention to Combat Desertification in New Delhi.

Left out NRC persons will get facilities to prove their cases: Assam govt: The Assam government has said that no left out persons from the final National Register of Citizens (NRC), will be detained under any circumstances till the Foreigners Tribunals decides on their Indian citizenship.

SC to hear Pleas on abrogation of Art 370 & other restrictions in J&K today: The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Wednesday a batch of petitions challenging the Centre’s decision to abrogate Article 370, revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

High schools to reopen in Kashmir today: Jammu and Kashmir administration decides to reopen high schools, as the situation in the valley has improved significantly…Union Home Secretary holds inter-ministerial meeting to deliberate on implementation of Central schemes in Jammu and Kashmir.

FM hits back at opposition’s criticism over RBI’s fund transfer to Govt: On the mega surplus fund transfer of Rs 1.76 lakh crore by the RBI to Government; Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has hit back at the criticism by the opposition. She said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi should consult former finance ministers and senior leaders from his party before leveling allegations.

12 member delegation led by Attorney General of Nepal is on a 7 day observation visit to India: A twelve member delegation led by Attorney General of Nepal, Agni Prasad Kharel is currently on a 7-day observation visit to India.

At least 40 feared dead or missing in shipwreck off Libya: About 40 people are feared dead or missing after a boat carrying migrants bound for Europe was wrecked off the coast of Libya, with about 60 people rescued.

US approves $3.3 Billion sale of anti-ballistic missiles to Japan: Washington has approved a 3.3 billion dollar sale of anti-ballistic missiles to Japan on Tuesday, following close behind a series of new ballistic missile tests by North Korea that could threaten the US ally.

Rafael Nadal follows Federer-Djokovic; Nadal into 2nd round with imperious win: Rafael Nadal marched through to the US Open second round with a dominant display over John Millman.

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