Latest Current Affairs 29th August 2019

President Ram Nath Kovind confers National Sports Awards; Deepa Malik basks in Khel Ratna glory: President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday conferred the National Sports Awards 2019 at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

Modi govt’s decision on Art 370 is historic: HM Amit Shah: Union Home minister Amit Shah who was on a one day visit to Gujarat said that the Modi Govt’s decision on Article 370 was historic.

Situation calm, peaceful in J&K; restrictions eased: In the Kashmir Valley restrictions were further eased on Thursday. Mobile connectivity was restored in some places and vehicular movement improved. Meanwhile medical services were running unhindered in the Valley. Here’s a look at the latest situation in the Valley…

Pakistan’s leadership making irresponsible remarks: MEA: India has strongly condemned “highly irresponsible” statements by Pakistani leadership on Jammu and Kashmir.

Air India bans single use Plastic starting October 2: The national carrier Air India heeds the Prime Minister’s call against single use plastic; first phase will see ban being imposed on the pollutant in Air India Express and Alliance Air flights starting the 2nd of October.

HM Amit Shah flags off World’s 1st battery operated city bus in Gandhinagar: Home Minister Amit Shah, who is on a 2-day visit to Gujarat, flagged off the world’s first battery operated city bus services in Gandhinagar on Thursday.

India will achieve 5 Trillion dollar economy by 2025: I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar: Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Minister of I&B Prakash Javadekar said that India will definitely achieve five  trillion Dollar Economy by 2025 and only through transparent dialogue, India will achieve sucess.

Road Transport Ministry notifies provisions of Motor Vehicles Amendment Act: Government has notified 63 provisions of the Motor Vehicles Amendment Act 2019 including the ones dealing with enhanced penalties for various traffic offences. The new clauses will come into effect from 1st of September.

Rajnath Singh: Pakistan has no locus standi on Kashmir: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh says Pakistan has no locus standi on Kashmir; addressing a DRDO event in Leh, Singh asserts Kashmir was never a part of Pakistan.

National Sports Day: PM Modi launches ‘Fit India Movement’: On ‘National Sports Day’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches the ‘Fit India Movement’, says Healthy people, Healthy Family, and Healthy Society is the aim of the movement.

President Kovind to confer National Sports Awards: President Ram Nath Kovind to confer National Sports Awards on Thursday; Bajarang Punia and Deepa Malik to get prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awards; 19 sportsperson including Ravindra Jadeja and Sai Pranneth to get Arjuna Awards.

Facebook asked to register for VAT payment by Bangladesh Govt: Bangladesh will insist upon Facebook to get registered for VAT payment and open an office in Dhaka.

Bangladesh Foreign Minister briefs diplomats over Rohingya Situation: Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr. A K Abdul Momen on Thursday called upon the international community to keep up the pressure on Myanmar for early return of the Rohingya refugees. He said that Myanmar should create a conducive environment for the return of Rohingyas though decisive action.

EXIM Bank of India’s LoC guidelines & procedures training held in Nepal: The Embassy of India in Nepal and National Reconstruction Authority of Nepal organized a two-day training programme in Kathmandu from 27-28 August 2019 on the Export Import Bank of India’s Line of Credit guidelines and procedures. Senior experts from the EXIM Bank of India conducted the training programme which was attended by 27 officials from Government of Nepal.

Pentagon: Premature to talk about US counter-terror presence in Afghanistan: Pentagon has said it is premature to talk about Unites States’ counter-terrorism presence in Afghanistan; The statement came even as talks with the Taliban is believed to have entered its last phase.

Bangladesh to review Rohingya refugee camp management: The Bangladesh government is considering to review the operations of the Rohingya refugee camps housing more than 9 lakh people in the Cox’s Bazar and surrounding areas. It is also planning to strictly monitor the activities of International NGOs working in the area.

Hurricane Dorian likely to hit US mainland; Emergency declared in Florida: Hurricane Dorian caused limited damage in the northern Caribbean as it left the region and gathered strength late Wednesday, setting its sights on the U.S. mainland as it threatened to grow into a Category 3 storm.

Mexico: Attackers kill 26 in Coatzacoalcos bar fire: Gunmen burst into a Mexican club in a hail of bullets and killed at least 26 people as they trapped revellers inside and started a raging fire.

Britain’s Queen clears request to suspend Parliament ahead of Brexit deadline: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth approves suspension of Parliament until October 14, ahead of Brexit at the request of Prime Minister Boris Johnson; moves prompts angry backlash from Opposition MPs and campaigners.

Sensex drops over 250 points ahead of F&O expiry: Domestic equity benchmark BSE Sensex dropped over 250 points in early trade on Thursday dragged by heavy selling in banking stocks ahead of the expiry of August derivatives amid weak cues from other Asian markets.

Cabinet approves 100% FDI in coal mining and contract manufacturing: Union Cabinet approves 100 per cent FDI in coal mining and contract manufacturing; Move to bring in huge foreign investments and promote ease of doing business in a big way; Local sourcing norms for FDI in single brand retail eased.

Elavenil Valarivan wins maiden senior Shooting World Cup Gold: Elavenil Valarivan won a Gold medal at the Shooting World Cup in Rio de Janeiro in the 10m air rifle category with 251.7 points in the final on Wednesday.

US Open: Roger Federer beats Damir Dzumhur to reach 3rd round: Roger Federer came from a set down to beat Damir Dzumhur 3-6 6-2 6-3 6-4 to reach the US Open third round.

Greta Thunberg to participate in UN Climate Change Summit 2019: Activism is indifferent to age and standing up for a cause needs nothing but passion. 16-year old, Greta Thunberg is dedicated to make all wrongs right.

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