28th August 2019 Current Affairs

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Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket Ground in Delhi is set to be renamed as Arun Jaitley Stadium

  • The governing body of Cricket activities in the Delhi state, the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) has decided to rename the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi as Arun Jaitley Stadium in the memory of the cricket body’s former president who passed away on August 24, 2019.
  • He served as the president of the DDCA from 1999 to 2013.

India, Australia & France to jointly create inclusive Indo-Pacific

  • India, France and Australia, in a major strategic move, plans trilaterals that would help to re-balance China in the Indo-Pacific in the backdrop of growing Indo-French & Indo-Australia & Australia-France partnership across the vast region.
  • The first meet of this initiative that would contribute to making the Indo-Pacific region inclusive is expected to be organised later this year in France, ET has learnt.

US approves $3.3 bn sale of anti-ballistic missiles to Japan

  • United States approved the USD 3.3 billion sale of anti-ballistic missiles to Japan.
  • Japan will buy up to 73 of the Raytheon-made SM-3 Block IIA missiles, which are designed to be fired by the ship-board Aegis system to intercept incoming ballistic missile.

RBI Board Approves Surplus Transfer of Rs 1.76 Lakh Crore to Govt as it Accepts Bimal Jalan Panel Recommendation

  • The government will receive a windfall from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in the current financial year thanks to a much higher-than-expected dividend.
  • The decision by a committee specifically set up to look at whether the RBI was holding on to too much of its reserves recommended that it provide the government with Rs 1.76 lakh crore as a dividend in the bank’s fiscal year that ended June 30.

Pramod Agarwal to succeed Coal India chairman AK Jha

  • Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) has selected Pramod Agarwal, a 1991 batch IAS from Madhya Pradesh cadre as the next chairman of Coal India.
  • He will take over after the present chairman A K Jha retires in January 2020.

Note:

About Coal India

Headquarters: Kolkata

CEO: Anil Kumar Jha

IRDAI sets up single point of contact for regulatory sandbox

  • IRDAI nominated Sanjay Verma, DGM (Distn Dev) as the “Single Point of Contact on regulatory sandbox matters.
  • Wherein financial technology firms can seek permission to experiment with innovative approaches for the growth of the sector.

Note:

About IRDAI

Founded: 1999

Headquarters: Hyderabad

Akademik Lomonosov: World’s first floating nuclear reactor of Russia launched in Arctic

  • A huge vessel, the world’s only floating nuclear power plant, has left its dock in the Russian port of Murmansk and is on its way to the arctic town of Pevek despite opposition from environmental groups.
  • The 144 metres long and 30 metres wide vessel, named the Akademik Lomonosov after the 18th-century Russian scientist, houses two nuclear reactors.

ISRO developing own spacesuits for India's 1st manned space mission

  • ISRO is developing own spacesuits to be used in India’s first-ever manned space mission, the ₹10,000-crore ‘Gaganyaan’ mission.
  • A spacesuit typically costs around a billion dollars.

Note:

About ISRO

Headquarters: Bengaluru

Founder: Vikram Sarabhai

Founded: 15 August 1969

The air forces of China and Pakistan began joint exercise ‘Shaheen-VIII’ near Ladakh

  • The air forces of China and Pakistan began joint exercise Labelled ‘Shaheen-VIII’ in the Chinese city of Holton, close to the Indian border of around 300 km north of Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).
  • This is the 8th such exercise undertaken by two countries with the participation of Chinese J10 & J-11 and Pakistani JF-17s planes.

India’s first woman DGP Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya passed away in Mumbai

  • On August 26, 2019, India’s first woman Director General of Police (DGP), Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya, passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra after an illness.
  • She was born in Himachal Pradesh and lived in Amritsar, Punjab and Delhi. She was the second woman IPS (Indian Police Service) officer of India after Kiran Bedi.

Former Indian Navy Commander Noel Kelman, passed away

  • On August 23, 2019, Goa born Kirti Chakra(peacetime gallantry award) awardee, Commander Noel Kelman, passed away at the age of 92 in Porvorim, Goa due to old age ailments.
  • His funeral took place on Monday at the Holy Family Church Cemetery here and was attended by several serving and retired Naval officers.

Note:

About Indian Navy

Founded: 5 September 1612

Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS): Admiral Karambir Singh, PVSM, AVSM

Odisha’s former chief secretary Lalat Indu Parija passed away

  • On August 26, 2019, the former chief secretary of Odisha Lalat Indu Parija passed away in a hospital in Cuttack, at the age of 89 following a cardiac arrest.
  • He was the son of eminent scientist Dr. Pranakrushna Parija, a world renowned Botanist.

Mamata scheme for PVTG women in Odisha extended for five years

  • The Odisha government has extended benefits of the Direct Cash Benefit “Mamata” scheme to the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG) in the state for another five years.
  • While pregnant women of other communities can avail the conditional cash transfer maternity benefit scheme only up to two live births, PVTG women are barred from the limit.

An MoU signed between Indian Bank and Tata AIG General Insurance

  • Indian Bank has joined hands with Tata AIG General Insurance to offer the latter’s diverse range of general insurance policies benefiting the bank’s customers by way of protection, wealth creation and savings.
  • Tata AIG General Insurance will work with the bank for sales training, product support and ensuring smooth operational processes.

Note:

About Tata AIG

CEO: Neelesh Garg

Founded: 2001

Try out the quiz ?

1. India, Australia & France has jointly create inclusive Indo-Pacific that would help to re-balance.....

Correct! Wrong!

India, France and Australia, in a major strategic move, plans trilaterals that would help to re-balance China in the Indo-Pacific in the backdrop of growing Indo-French & Indo-Australia & Australia-France partnership across the vast region.

2. DDCA has decided to rename the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi as...... ?

Correct! Wrong!

The governing body of Cricket activities in the Delhi state, the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) has decided to rename the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi as Arun Jaitley Stadium in the memory of the cricket body’s former president who passed away on August 24, 2019.

3. Who is the chairman of Coal India ?

Correct! Wrong!

Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) has selected Pramod Agarwal, a 1991 batch IAS from Madhya Pradesh cadre as the next chairman of Coal India.

4. World’s first floating nuclear reactor has been developed by which country?

Correct! Wrong!

A huge vessel, the world’s only floating nuclear power plant, has left its dock in the Russian port of Murmansk and is on its way to the arctic town of Pevek despite opposition from environmental groups.

5. What is 'Shaheen-VIII’?

Correct! Wrong!

The air forces of China and Pakistan began joint exercise Labelled ‘Shaheen-VIII’ in the Chinese city of Holton, close to the Indian border of around 300 km north of Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).

6. Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya has passed away. She was India's first....

Correct! Wrong!

India’s first woman Director General of Police (DGP), Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya, passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra after an illness.

7. Noel Kelman has passed away. He was former.....

Correct! Wrong!

Goa born Kirti Chakra(peacetime gallantry award) awardee, Navy Commander Noel Kelman, passed away at the age of 92 in Porvorim, Goa due to old age ailments.

8. Lalat Indu Parija has passed away. He was the former chief secretary of....

Correct! Wrong!

The former chief secretary of Odisha Lalat Indu Parija passed away in a hospital in Cuttack, at the age of 89 following a cardiac arrest.

9. Which country has approved the sale of anti-ballistic missiles to Japan?

Correct! Wrong!

United States approved the USD 3.3 billion sale of anti-ballistic missiles to Japan.

10. Reserve Bank of India will transfer how much amount to Govt of India?

Correct! Wrong!

RBI Board Approves Surplus Transfer of Rs 1.76 Lakh Crore to Govt as it Accepts Bimal Jalan Panel Recommendation.

11. Who will see Single Point of Contact on regulatory sandbox matters?

Correct! Wrong!

IRDAI nominated Sanjay Verma, DGM (Distn Dev) as the "Single Point of Contact on regulatory sandbox matters.

12. What is the name of India's 1st manned space mission?

Correct! Wrong!

ISRO is developing own spacesuits to be used in India's first-ever manned space mission, the ₹10,000-crore 'Gaganyaan' mission.

13. "Mamata" scheme of Odisha is for......

Correct! Wrong!

Mamata scheme for PVTG women in Odisha extended for five years The Odisha government has extended benefits of the Direct Cash Benefit "Mamata" scheme to the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG) in the state for another five years.

14. Tata AIG General Insurance has tied up which bank to offer insurance policies?

Correct! Wrong!

Indian Bank has joined hands with Tata AIG General Insurance to offer the latter’s diverse range of general insurance policies benefiting the bank’s customers by way of protection, wealth creation and savings.

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