Daily Current Affairs 30 August 2019: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 30 August 2019. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 30 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 30 August 2019 Current affairs test.

National News

1. ‘JanaushadhiSugam’ Mobile App

  • Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers DV Sadananda Gowda has launched ‘JanaushadhiSugam’ Mobile App.
  • JanaushadhiSugam App will enable people to search Janaushadhi Generic Medicines and the Stores for the same.

2. India’s first female flight commander

  • IAFs Wing Commander Shalija Dhami has become India’s first female flight commander of a flying unit.
  • Chief of the Indian Air Force: Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa.

3. Himmat Plus app

  • Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal launched a ‘QR Code Scheme’ on the Himmat Plus app in Delhi.
  • Himmat Plus app launched by Delhi Police to ensure the safety of women.
  • ‘QR Code Scheme’ feature is to ensure that only genuine and verified drivers

4. National Sports Day

  • Every year on August 29, India celebrates its National sports day.
  • The day is celebrated to honour the legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand Singh. Te day is observed to spread awareness on the importance of sports and daily activities in everyone’s life.
  • Dhyan Chand was an Indian hockey player and one of the greatest hockey players in the history of the sport. He was known for his extraordinary goal-scoring feats, in addition to earning three Olympic gold medals, in 1928, 1932 and 1936, during an era where India dominated field hockey.

5. Noel Kelman passes away

  • Former Indian Navy Commander Noel Kelman has passed away.
  • He was awarded Kirti Chakra in 1962 for his valour in 1961 Goa liberation movement.

International News

1. New President of Nauru

  • Lionel Aingimea has become the new President of Nauru.
  • Nauru is a tiny island country in Micronesia, northeast of Australia.
  • Capital: Yaren || Population: 13,649 || Currency: Australian dollar || Continent: Oceania

2. Forbs’ Highest-paid Female Singer

  • 1. Taylor Swift with $185 million.
  • 2. Beyonce with $81 million.
  • 3. Rihanna with $62 million.

3. International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

  • The International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, on August 30 of each year, is a day created to draw attention to the fate of individuals imprisoned at places and under poor conditions unknown to their relatives and/or legal representatives.
  • Enforced disappearance has frequently been used as a strategy to spread terror within the society.

Business News

1. Amazon with Go-jack

  • Amazon will invest in Indonesian unicorn ‘Go-Jek’ Company.
  • Gojek is Southeast Asia’s leading on-demand multi-service platform and digital payment technology group. Gojek is first established in Indonesia in 2010 as a call center to connect consumers to courier delivery and two-wheeled ride-hailing services.

2. IIT Delhi with DESMI, Denmark

  • IIT-Delhi has partnered with Denmark-based firm DESMI to start ‘DESMI Centre of Excellence’ on Waste-to-Wealth at IIT-Delhi.
  • Aim: To address waste collection and management with possible energy generation.
  • Denmark: Capital: Copenhagen || Currency: Danish krone

3. SIDBI with Incuspaze Solutions

  • Small Industries Development Bank of India has partnered with Incuspaze Solutions Private Limited to open co-working space named ‘@Workspaze’ for MSMEs.
  • Small industrial Development Bank of India is a development financial institution in India, headquartered at Lucknow and having its offices all over the country.
  • Headquarters: Lucknow || Founded: 2 April 1990 || Agency executive: Mohammad Mustafa as the Chairman and Managing Director.

4. New CEO of TAFE

  • Tractor manufacturing company TAFE has appointed Sandeep Sinha as its new CEO.
  • Sandeep Sinha was the former managing director of Cummins India.

Sports News

1. World Skills Kazan 2019

  • The 45th edition of World Skills Kazan 2019 was held in Kazan, Russia.
  • It is the world’s biggest international vocational skill competition.
  • Indian team has won one Gold, one Silver and two Bronze Medals at 45th World Skills Kazan 2019, Russia.

2. UEFA President’s Award

  • Former Manchester United player Eric Cantona will be honoured with the 2019 UEFA President’s Award.
  • UEFA is the administrative body for association football, futsal and beach soccer in Europe.
  • UEFA: President: Aleksander Čeferin || Headquarters Nyon, Switzerland

3. UEFA Awards

  • UEFA Men’s Player of the Year: Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)
  • UEFA Women’s Player of the Year: Lucy Bronze (Olympique Lyonnais)
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  • Best players of the 2018/19 Champions League
  • Goalkeeper: Alisson Becker (Liverpool)
  • Defender: Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)
  • Midfielder: Frenkie de Jong (Ajax)
  • Forward: Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

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