Latest Current Affairs 29th August 2018

PRAGATI: PM Modi reviews IT grievance redressal:PM Modi reviews resolution of complaints related to Income Tax Department through the PRAGATI platform; Emphasizes  on greater use of technology; Reviews progress in Pradhan Mantri Jan Swasthya Yojana; Reviews 9 infrastructure related projects.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley rebuts Congress on Rafale deal:Finance Minister Arun Jaitley rebuts Congress allegations on Rafale Deal; Says Congress Party and Rahul Gandhi’s  false campaign is based on peddled untruths; Says it is casting a cloud on an Inter-Governmental agreement and seriously compromising national security; Asks 15 counter questions.

Jammu and Kashmir: 4 cops martyred in Shopian attack:Four police personnel martyred in an attack on police party in Shopian, Jammu and Kashmir; the terrorists decamped with weapons after carrying out the deadly attack.

PM Modi to attend 4th BIMSTEC Summit in Kathmandu, Nepal:PM Modi to embark on two-day visit to Nepal for the fourth BIMSTEC summit; Increasing cooperation on key issues like security and terrorism on the agenda; Also connectivity and economic cooperation; PM hopes the conference will lead to a more peaceful and prosperous region.

PM interacts with BJP workers from his Parliamentary constituency Varanasi:Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with BJP workers from Varanasi through video conferencing; expresses happiness over rapid pace of development; says Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will be organised in Varanasi; PM appeals to people to join Swacchta Hi Seva Campaign beginning September 15.

J&K: 2 terrorists killed in encounter in Anantnag:A top Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist was among the two ultras killed in an encounter with security forces in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, police said.

PM Modi meets Chief Ministers’ of BJP ruled states:BJP Chief Ministers Council meet under the leadership of PM Modi and BJP President Amit Shah discuss electoral preparations and ways to strengthen the organisation; Leaders resolve to win the upcoming assembly elections and Lok Sabha election; PM reviews governance record of BJP ruled states, focuses on taking welfare schemes to the poor and farmers.

India dedicated to making region stronger, says Gen. VK Singh at BIMSTEC Ministerial meet:Minister of State for Extrenal Affairs Gen V.K.Singh has emphasized India’s sincere and abiding commitment to work with BIMSTEC Member States.

80% hike in India Post Payments Bank: Cabinet:abinet raises expenditure limit of India Posts payment bank by 80 percent to 1 thousand 4 hundred and 35 crore rupees; PM to inaugurate bank on September 1; Blue economy scheme “O Smart” approved; 2 percent DA for government employees also approved.

Asiad 2018: Two more Golds for India; total tally now 54 medals:Two more gold medals for India on 11th day of Asian  Games; Arpinder Singh wins men’s triple jump; Swapna Barman wins Hepthathalon gold; India also wins a silver and a bronze; India’s total tally now 54 medals.

On National Sports Day, PM urges people to give priority to fitness:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday lauded sportspersons on National Sports Day and said that this year has been great for Indian sports as country’s athletes have excelled in various tournaments, including in the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games.

“3D-printed bionic eye may someday help blind see”:In a first, scientists have 3D-printed a prototype of an artificial eye with light receptors that could someday help blind people see.

Writing ‘thank you’ notes may boost your well-being: Study:Writing letters of gratitude may improve well-being for not only the writer but the recipient as well, according to scientists, including one of Indian origin.