Daily Current Affairs 28 August 2019: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 28 August 2019. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 28 August 2019. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 28 August 2019 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Community Radio Sammelan

  • The 7th Community Radio Sammelan was inaugurated by Amit Khare, Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting at BR Ambedkar Bhawan, New Delhi.
  • Aim: To discuss experiences and possibilities of programming for raising awareness on Sustainable Development Goals in a better manner.

2. ‘Eminent Engineer Award- 2019

  • Prabhakar Singh has been awarded with ‘Eminent Engineer Award 2019’ by Institution of Engineers.
  • Prabhakar Singh is the Director General of Central Public Works Department.
  • The Institution of Engineers (India), 8 Gokhale Road, Kolkata is the national organization of engineers in India.
  • Founded: 13 September 1920 || Headquarters: Kolkata || Motto: Professional Engineering Education

3. Drugs and Vaccine Distribution Management System

  • Rajasthan has been ranked first in free medicine scheme implementation issued by National Health Mission under Drugs and Vaccine Distribution Management System.
  • The National Health Mission was launched by the government of India in 2013 subsuming the National Rural Health Mission and National Urban Health Mission. It was further extended in March 2018, to continue until March 2020.

4. September as a month of Nutrition

  • Prime Minister Modi has announced to celebrate September as a month of Nutrition.
  • Nutrition is the science that interprets the interaction of nutrients and other substances in food in relation to maintenance, growth, reproduction, health and disease of an organism. It includes food intake, absorption, assimilation, biosynthesis, catabolism and excretion.
  • There are two main types of nutrients, macronutrients and micronutrients. The three main categories of macronutrients include carbohydrate, protein, and fat. The two types of micronutrients are vitamins and minerals, and these are extra molecules that cells need to make energy.

International News

1. COP-14 of United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

  • India will be hosting 14th session of Conference of Parties of United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification for the first time.
  • The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification,
  • Particularly in Africa (UNCCD) is a Convention to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought through national action programs that incorporate long-term strategies supported by international cooperation and partnership arrangements.
  • COP 14: New Delhi (India), 2 to 13 September 2019.

2. First Artificial Intelligence Chip ‘Spring Hill’

  • Intel Corp launched AI Chip ‘Spring Hill’ or Nervana NNP (Neural Network Processor)-I 1000 at Stanford University in California.
  • Intel Corporation is an American multinational corporation and technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California, in the Silicon Valley.
  • CEO: Robert H. Swan || Founders: Gordon Moore, Robert Noyce

3. NASA honours Rolling Stones

  • NASA has named a rock on Mars in honour of Iconic English band, ‘The Rolling Stones’.
  • The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first stable line-up consisted of bandleader Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, and Ian Stewart.
  • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the United States Federal Government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA was established in 1958, succeeding the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.
  • James Bridenstine is an American politician and the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Business News

1. Advisory Board for Banking Frauds

  • Central Vigilance Commission has constituted a 4-member Advisory Board for Banking Frauds.
  • The Advisory Board for Banking Frauds will be headed by former Vigilance Commissioner TM Bhasin.
  • Central Vigilance Commission is an apex Indian governmental body created in 1964 to address governmental corruption. In 2003, the Parliament enacted a law conferring statutory status on the CVC.
  • CVC: Formed: February 1964 || Objectives: To address governmental corruption || Jurisdiction: Government of India || Headquarters: New Delhi || First executive: Nittoor Srinivasa Rau || Current executive: K. V. Chowdary

2. Indian Bank and Tata AIG General Insurance

  • Indian Bank and Tata AIG General Insurance have entered in Bancassurance Pact.
  • Bancassurance is a relationship between a bank and an insurance company that is aimed at offering insurance products or insurance benefits to the bank’s customers. In this partnership, bank staff and tellers become the point of sale and point of contact for the customer.
  • Indian Bank is an Indian state-owned financial services company established in 1907 and headquartered in Chennai, India.
  • Headquarters: Chennai || CEO: Padmaja Chunduru

3. Military Veterans Employment programme by Amazon

  • Amazon India has launched ‘Military Veterans Employment Programme’ for military veterans and their spouses.
  • Amazon.com is an American multinational technology company based in Seattle, Washington, that focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. It is considered one of the Big Four technology companies along with Google, Apple, and Facebook.
  • CEO: Jeff Bezos

4. OTP facility for ATM withdrawals

  • Canara Bank has launched India’s first One-Time Password facility for ATM withdrawals.
  • Canara Bank is one of the largest public sector banks owned by the Government of India. It is headquartered in Bengaluru. It was established at Mangalore in 1906 by Ammembal Subba Rao Pai. It is one of the oldest public sector banks in the country.

Sports News

1. Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award for 2018

  • The Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award is the highest national recognition for outstanding achievements in the field of adventure on land, sea and air.
  • A cash Award of Rs.5.00 lakh and a certificate of honour is given to each Awardee.
  • Tenzing Norgay was a Nepali-Indian Sherpa mountaineer. He was one of the first two individuals known to reach the summit of Mount Everest, which he accomplished with Edmund Hillary on 29 May 1953.
  • The Government of India instituted the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards in his honour, awarded annually.
  • Winner
  • Aparna Kumar: Land Adventure
  • Late Dipankar Ghosh: Land Adventure
  • Manikandan K: Land Adventure
  • Prabhat Raju Koli: Water Adventure
  • Rameshwer Jangra: Air Adventure
  • Wangchuk Sherpa: Life Time Achievement

2. 2019 AIBA World Boxing Championships

  • The 2019 AIBA World Boxing Championships will be held in Yekaterinburg, Russia from September 7 to September 21, 2019.
  • The AIBA World Boxing Championships and the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships are biennial amateur boxing competitions organised by the International Boxing Association (AIBA), which is the sport governing body.
  • India’s Mary Kom is the most successful boxer in women’s boxing having won 6 golds and a silver (From 2001 to 2018).
  • The championships was first held in 1974 Havana, Cuba as a men’s only event and the first women’s championships was held over 25 years later in 2001.

3. SAG Games (South Asian Games) 2019

  • The 2019 South Asian Games, officially the XIII South Asian Games, is a major multi-sport event will be held from 1–10 December 2019 in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Nepal.
  • The South Asian Games are a biennial multi-sport event held among the athletes from South Asia. The governing body of these games is South Asia Olympic Council, formed in 1983.
  • At present, SAG are joined by eight members namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

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