30th August 2019 Current Affairs

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Campaign Angikaar & E-Course on Vulnerability Atlas Launched

  • MoS Hardeep S Puri launched Angikaar- a campaign for change management & e-Course on Vulnerability Atlas of India.
  • e-course on Vulnerability Atlas is offered in collaboration of School of Planning & Architecture & Building Materials Tech Promotion Council.

Samsung India ties up with Mastercard, RBL Bank for mobile payments

  • Mastercard, RBL Bank & Samsung India have announced the launch of Samsung Pay for RBL Bank’s credit card holders.
  • It allows RBL Bank Mastercard credit card holders to make contactless mobile payments using their Samsung Pay-enabled phones.

Note:

About RBL Bank

Founded: August 1943

Headquarters: Mumbai

Nestle India to replace Indiabulls Housing in Nifty from Sept 27

  • Nestle India will replace Indiabulls Housing Finance in the Nifty 50 index from September 27.
  • Indiabulls Housing’s shares fell more than 8% and hit the day’s low at ₹420.80 on NSE following the announcement, while Nestle India share price gained 3% to hit the day’s high at ₹12,890 on NSE.

Abhishek Verma bags gold in 10 meter air pistol event in Shooting World Cup

  • Abhishek Verma won the gold medal and Saurabh Chaudhary the bronze, in the men’s 10m air pistol event of the World Cup at Rio de Janeiro.
  • Elavenil Valarivan had won gold in the women’s 10m air rifle event on the opening day.

V K Vismaya wins gold in women’s 400m held at MJS athletics, Czech Republic

  • Indian sprinter VK Vismaya, aged 22, clinched gold in women’s 400m race which was held at the International Athletic Meeting – Josef Seckar Memorial (MJS) in Brno, Czech Republic.
  • She finished the race in 52.12s which was her personal best.

National Urban Livelihoods Mission conferred SKOCH Governance Gold Award

  • Deendayan Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM), a flagship mission under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has been conferred the prestigious SKOCH Governance Gold Award for its Portal for Affordable Credit and Interest Subvention Access (PAiSA)in a function held at the Constitution Club of India.
  • Launched in November 2018,PAiSAis a centralized IT platform which simplifies and streamlines release of interest subvention under the Mission.

International Day against Nuclear Tests 2019 observed on August 29

  • The International Day against Nuclear Tests (IDANT) was observed on August 29, 2019.
  • The day raises awareness about the effects of nuclear weapon test explosions or any other nuclear explosions.

‘Shagun’-Integrated Online junction for School Education launched by Union HRD Minister

  • On August 28, 2019, the Union Minister for Human Resource Development(MHRD) Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ launched “Shagun” which is one of the world’s largest Integrated Online Junction for school education to improve the school education system.
  • It was launched in New Delhi where a booklet about Shagun was also released in the presence of Minister of State for HRD, Shri Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre.

Note:

About HRD Ministry

Founded: 26 September 1985

Headquarters: New Delhi

Veteran Bengali actor Nimu Bhowmik passed away in Kolkata

  • On August 27, 2019, Veteran Bengali actor Nimu Bhowmik, aged 84, passed away at his home in Kolkata due to cardiac arrest.
  • He was born on November 14, 1935, in Dinajpur district of undivided Bengal.

After a long wait, Tamil Nadu’s 150-year-old Dindigul locks and Kandangi sarees secure GI tag

  • Tamil Nadu’s Dindigul locks and Kandangi sarees have received Geographical Indication (GI) tags.
  • The famous Dindigul locks are known throughout the world for their superior quality and durability, so much so that even the city is called Lock City.

Mumbai has been ranked as the 45th safest city

  • Mumbai was ranked as 45th safest city on the Safe Cities Index (SCI), Delhi stood at the 52nd position, as per a report by Economist Intelligence Unit.
  • Tokyo came at top while Singapore & Osaka were place 2nd & 3rd respectively.

“Obama: The Call of History” written by Peter Baker reveals Barack Obama’s years in office

  • A book on Barack Obama, former United States (US) President, titled “Obama: The Call of History” has been written by Peter Baker, the Chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times.
  • It gives an in-depth account of Obama’s years in office. It has been published by Penguin India.

Wipro expands its partnership with Google Cloud

  • Wipro said it has expanded its strategic partnership with Google Cloud to accelerate cloud adoption and digital transformation for global enterprises.
  • The software services exporter said it has a dedicated practice focused on Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Note:

About Google Cloud

Launched: April 7, 2008

Try out the quiz ?

1. Who has launched Angikaar- a campaign for change management & e-Course on Vulnerability Atlas of India?

Correct! Wrong!

MoS Hardeep S Puri launched Angikaar- a campaign for change management & e-Course on Vulnerability Atlas of India.

2. Samsung India has tie up with which bank for mobile payments?

Correct! Wrong!

Mastercard, RBL Bank & Samsung India have announced the launch of Samsung Pay for RBL Bank’s credit card holders.

3. Abhishek Verma and Saurabh Chaudhary has won the gold and the bronze medal respectively in pistol shooting World Cup event in........

Correct! Wrong!

Abhishek Verma won the gold medal and Saurabh Chaudhary the bronze, in the men's 10m air pistol event of the World Cup at Rio de Janeiro.

4. Indian sprinter VK Vismaya has won gold medal in which category?

Correct! Wrong!

Indian sprinter VK Vismaya, aged 22, clinched gold in women’s 400m race which was held at the International Athletic Meeting – Josef Seckar Memorial (MJS) in Brno, Czech Republic.

5. Who has been conferred with SKOCH Governance Gold Award?

Correct! Wrong!

Deendayan Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM), a flagship mission under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has been conferred the prestigious SKOCH Governance Gold Award for its Portal for Affordable Credit and Interest Subvention Access (PAiSA)in a function held at the Constitution Club of India.

6. Which day International Day against Nuclear Tests has observed?

Correct! Wrong!

The International Day against Nuclear Tests (IDANT) was observed on August 29, 2019.

7. What is 'Shagun'?

Correct! Wrong!

The Union Minister for Human Resource Development(MHRD) Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ launched “Shagun” which is one of the world’s largest Integrated Online Junction for school education to improve the school education system.

8. Nimu Bhowmik has passed away. He was a...

Correct! Wrong!

Veteran Bengali actor Nimu Bhowmik, aged 84, passed away at his home in Kolkata due to cardiac arrest.

9. Dindigul locks and Kandangi sarees have received Geographical Indication (GI) tags. This is famous in which state?

Correct! Wrong!

Tamil Nadu’s Dindigul locks and Kandangi sarees have received Geographical Indication (GI) tags.

10. Mumbai has ranked as 45th safest city on the Safe Cities Index (SCI). Which city has ranked second in this list?

Correct! Wrong!

Mumbai was ranked as 45th safest city on the Safe Cities Index (SCI), Delhi stood at the 52nd position, as per a report by Economist Intelligence Unit. Tokyo came at top while Singapore & Osaka were place 2nd & 3rd respectively.

11. Who has written the book “Obama: The Call of History”?

Correct! Wrong!

A book on Barack Obama, former United States (US) President, titled “Obama: The Call of History” has been written by Peter Baker, the Chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times.

12. Wipro has partnership with which company to accelerate cloud adoption and digital transformation for global enterprises?

Correct! Wrong!

Wipro said it has expanded its strategic partnership with Google Cloud to accelerate cloud adoption and digital transformation for global enterprises.

13. Which company will replace Indiabulls Housing Finance in the Nifty 50 index from September 27?

Correct! Wrong!

Nestle India will replace Indiabulls Housing Finance in the Nifty 50 index from September 27.

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