Daily Current Affairs Update – 29th August 2016

GK Eduewrap 29th August

 

Get daily current affairs update, latest general knowledge and boost your IQ and prepare confidently for general awareness for Bank PO exams.

 

National – Across the India:

 

1. The Union Human Resource Ministry has formally launched Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Dharwad in Karnataka.

IIT Dharwad

It was launched by Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash.

 

Download Here !! Daily, Weekly and Monthly Current Affairs !!

 

International – Across the Globe:

 

1. The 2016 World Risk Index (WRI) has been released.

2016 World Risk Index

India has been ranked 77th among the 171 countries.

The index was released as part of the World Risk Report 2016 released by the United Nations University Institute for Environment (UNUIE) and Human Security (UNU-EHS) and Bundnis Entwicklung Hilft in cooperation with the University of Stuttgart in Germany.

 

Sports:

 

1. Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg (Germany) has won the 2016 Belgian Grand Prix of Formula One.

Nico Rosberg

It was Rosberg’s overall tenth championship title of F1 in his career and the sixth win in the 2016 season.

He had also won Australian Grand Prix, Bahrain Grand Prix, Chinese Grand Prix and Russian Grand Prix.

 

Science & Technology:

 

1. ISRO for the first time has successfully conducted the Scramjet (or Supersonic Combusting ramjet) engine test.

Scramjet

The test was conducted from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikotta in Andhra Pradesh and has successfully has met all the intended parameters.

The scramjet engine works on the Air-breathing Propulsion System.

 

 

2. NASA’s solar-powered Juno spacecraft has successfully executed its first flyby of Jupiter, our solar system’s most massive planet.

 

During its first flyby, Juno passed just 4,200 kilometres above the planet’s clouds.

 

 

3. The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has announced that Unified Payments Interface (UPI) application has become operational.

Unified Payments Interface

The application will allow customers to make easier real-time payments via digital means using smartphones.

 

 

4. Automobile manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M) has introduced DiGiSENSE, a cloud based technology solution to track vehicle information in real time.

 

Now, Mahindra has become the first OEM (original equipment manufacturer) in India to integrate its product line-up onto a cloud-based technology platform.

 

 

Download Here !! Daily, Weekly and Monthly Current Affairs !!

 

GK Eduwrap will help you keeping aware about all the major happenings of the country and the world and update your current affairs/general knowledge.

This will help you in preparing for all the competitive exams like IBPS, SSC, RRB etc.

Follow us on Facebook and YouTube. Also, comment your views.

 

Image Courtesy: Google Images

 

 

Share This Post

PinIt
Expert advise guide for exam preparation
Like the Post? Subscribe to Eduncle Blog

Even if you don't visit eduncle.com on a regular basis, you can get the latest posts and updates delivered to you for free via Email.

6    +   2   =  
  

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

6   +   2   = 

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>