30th August Current Affairs
Narendra Modi urges people to maintain cleanliness to avoid dengue
“Dengue is dangerous but prevention is easy… if we take care of cleanliness in small things,” he said in his radio address Mann Ki Baat. The prime minister said though awareness was there, yet there was a gap.
Trade unions warn Mamata against forcibly foiling September 2 strike
Mamata Banerjee against using force to foil the September 2 countrywide strike called by central trade unions, the CITU on Sunday declared it was ready for any confrontation to make the agitation successful.
GSLV Mk3, India’s biggest rocket, coming
ISRO is ramping up efforts for the mock trial of GSLV Mark 3 by mid-2016, prior to the first developmental flight scheduled for December 2016.
Airtel, Idea hike post-paid data tariffs by 20 percent in Delhi
After increasing data tariffs for pre-paid customers in Delhi, Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular have now hiked charges for their post-paid users by around 20 percent in various circles including the national capital.
30th August Current Affairs
US Academics Raise Concerns Over ‘Digital India’ Campaign
Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Silicon Valley to promote ‘Digital India’ campaign, more than 100 prominent US-based academics have raised privacy concerns about the project.
NASA starts year-long mission to stimulate life on Mars
Six NASA recruits have shut themselves inside a dome in Hawaii to begin a year-long isolation programme that will simulate life on Mars to help the US space agency prepare for the pioneering mission to the red planet.
Only European migrants with jobs must be allowed into UK
Only European migrants with jobs lined up should be allowed into the UK, Britain’s home secretary has said as she blamed Europe’s ‘system of no borders’ for the recent migration crisis.
Sri Lankan Parliament to decide on Cabinet’s strength on September 3
Sri Lanka’s newly-elected Parliament will decide the strength of the new Cabinet in the unity government on September 3, Prime Minister Rnail Wickremesinghe said on Sunday.
India takes on Nepal in football friendly post quake in Himalayan country
India is all set to welcome Nepal back to international football when the two sides face each other at the Balewadi Stadium in Pune on Monday.
Qualification For 2016 Rio Olympics a Dream Come True, Hockey Captain Ritu Rani
Indian Women’s Hockey Team skipper Ritu Rani has said qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics a dream come true.
English Premier League: Saturday shockers for Liverpool and Chelsea
West Ham ended one of the longest winless runs in top-flight history with their first victory at Anfield in almost 52 years as Liverpool’s defensive problems returned to haunt them in spectacularly bad style, with Brendan Rodgers’ men beaten 0-3 on Saturday.
Sameer Verma in Quarterfinals of Vietnam Open Grand Prix Badminton
Sameer Verma overcome Shreyansh Jaiswal to advance to the men’s singles quarterfinals but the Indian mixed pair of Arun Vishnu and Aparna Balan lost at the USD 50,000 Vietnam Open Grand Prix badminton.
Indian economy offers hope as China struggles
For investors worried about the health of emerging economies, India’s gross domestic product data for April-June should supply some cheer on Monday – the country is expected to remain the fastest growing major economy for a second straight quarter.
MMTC floats tender for import of 10,000 tonnes of onion
State-owned MMTC has invited bids for import of 10,000 tonnes of onion from countries such as Pakistan, Egypt, China and Afghanistan to boost domestic supply and check prices.
India Should Take Advantage of China Slowdown: USIBC Chief
India should take steps to improve its “ecosystem” for businesses and take advantage of the slowdown in China to woo US companies who are ready to set up manufacturing facilities in the country, head of a prominent Indo-US trade body has said.
Finance Ministry Moves Draft Cabinet Note to Incentivise E-Payments: Report
Consumers and merchants can look forward to a host of incentives such as fee waivers and tax benefits on cashless payments, for which a draft Cabinet note has been circulated by the Finance Ministry.
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