Daily Current Affairs 30th August 2019 | Daily GK Update

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| Updated On September 2nd, 2019 at 03:49 pm

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General awareness section is the most important part of every competitive exam, it can help you score well in the exam if you are updated with all the current news. Banking Awareness, Static GK and the current news are the parts that make the GA section complete. It is important to know what is happening in and outside of India. GK updates are incorporated with the important news that made the headlines today. It is the complete bag of the important news that held all day long. One should have complete knowledge about the banking termscurrent affairs newsetc. So, here is the GK update of 30th August to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt Current Affairs Quiz.

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1. The Union Environment Ministry releases Rs 47,436 cr for green activities

i. The Union Environment Ministry has transferred Rs 47,436 crore to 27 States for afforestation. ii. The amount has been released from the Compensatory Afforestation Fund. The corpus will be utilised for compensatory afforestation, wildlife management, forest fire-prevention, work related to soil and moisture conservation in forests, voluntary relocation of villages from protected areas etc.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS RRB Clerk Mains:
  • Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change: Prakash Javadekar.
2. Union HRD Minister launches Integrated Online junction ‘Shagun’

i. Union Human Resource Development Minister launched one of the world’s largest Integrated Online Junction for School Education ‘Shagun’ in New Delhi. Shagun is coined from two different words- ‘Shala’ meaning Schools and ‘Gunvatta’ meaning Quality.
ii. School Education Shagun is an over-arching initiative to improve the school education system by creating a junction for all online portals and websites relating to various activities of the Department of School Education and Literacy in the Government of India and all States and Union Territories.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For RRB NTPC/IBPS RRB Mains:
  • Union HRD Minister: Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’.

State News
3. Maharashtra cabinet clears the “vertical property rules”

i. The Maharashtra cabinet has cleared the “vertical property rules” to create a database of all flats, buildings and commercial complexes. The “vertical property rules” would prevent property-related frauds, where one flat or commercial unit is sold or mortgaged to multiple buyers or financial institutions.
ii. All flat owners in the state will soon get supplementary property cards, which will have details such as carpet area, amenity space and bank loan information, along with their 7/12 extracts.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS RRB Clerk Mains:
  • Chief Minister of Maharashtra: Devendra Fadnavis; Governor: C Vidyasagar Rao.

4. Tamil Nadu’s Dindigul locks and Kandangi sarees get GI tag

i. 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, thatsway the city is called Lock City. 
ii. The lock-making industry in Dindigul is said to be over 150 years old and they makeover 50 varieties of locks. Similarly, the hand-woven Kandangi sarees also have a 150-year-old tradition, and its history is interwoven with the story of the influential business community of Chettiars.
iii. The Geographical Indication sign is used on products which correspond to a specific geographical location. The use of a geographical indication may act as a certification that the product possesses certain qualities, enjoys a certain reputation, due to its geographical origin.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For RRB NTPC/IBPS RRB Main 2019:
  • Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu: Edappadi K. Palaniswami; Governor: Banwarilal Purohit.
  • Tamil Nadu Capital: Chennai.
Agreement


5. Government-e-Marketplace signs MoU with SIDBI

i. Government e-Marketplace has signed an MoU with Small Industries Development Bank of India. The MoU aims to benefit MSMEs, women entrepreneurs, Self Help Groups, Women Self Help Groups and various loan beneficiaries under MUDRA and Stand-up India scheme.
ii. GeM and SIDBI will take steps to ensure payments within a guaranteed timeframe to sellers, enhance working capital availability through bill discounting.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS RRB PO Mains:
  • CEO of GeM: Talleen Kumar; Chairman and MD of SIDBI: Mohammad Mustafa.
6. BSE and SUFI join hands to launch steel futures

i. The Steel Users Federation of India has signed an MoU with the Bombay Stock Exchange to launch trading in steel futures. BSE and SUFI will work towards enlisting steel futures in both long and flat segments, which will bring stability, risk-aversion besides creating a level-playing field for all players.
ii. BSE offers to trade in commodities like gold, silver, crude oil, guar, cotton and turmeric.
Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS RRB PO Mains:
  • Managing Director and CEO of BSE: Ashish Kumar Chauhan.
7. IIT Guwahati signs MoU with RD Grow Green India for safer drinking water

i. IIT Guwahati has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with RD Grow Green India Pvt for Technology transfer for safer drinking water.
ii. Drinking water contamination is a major problem in most of the states including Assam. This “chemical-free” treatment technique might be useful to the citizens in rural and urban areas as well. iii. The technology is based on the ‘Apparatus and Method for Removal of Fluoride, Iron, Arsenic and Microorganisms from Contaminated Drinking Water’.
Static/Current Takeaways Important For RRB Main 2019:
  • Chief Minister: Sarbananda Sonowal; Assam Capital: Dispur.
  • Governor: Jagdish Mukhi.
Appointment
8. Rating Agency ICRA terminates CEO Naresh Takkar

i. ICRA Ltd ousted its Managing Director and group Chief Executive Officer Naresh Takkar. ICRA has terminated the employment of Takkar with immediate effect over allegations of misconduct at the credit rating agency under Takkar. This is the first time a top official of a rating agency has been fired by the company’s board.
Award
9. DAY-NULM conferred the prestigious SKOCH Governance Gold Award

i. Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM), has been conferred the prestigious SKOCH Governance Gold Award. It has been conferred the award for its initiative “Portal for Affordable Credit and Interest Subvention Access (PAiSA)”. DAY-NULM is a flagship mission under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
ii. PAiSA is a centralized IT platform which simplifies and streamlines release of interest subvention under the Mission. It offers end to end online solution for processing, payment, monitoring and tracking of interest subvention claims from banks on a monthly basis.
10. Maitri mobile app win tech prize in US

i. Maitri Mobile app clinched the bronze medal at the Technovation Challenge. It is the world’s largest technology and entrepreneurship programme for girls, held in San Francisco, US.
ii. A team of 5 girls students nicknamed “Tech Witches” have developed a mobile app named Maitri. The aim of the app is to bring together individuals suffering from loneliness and depression and those lacking nurturing love of elderly role models.

Books and Authors


11. Book on former US President titled “Obama: The Call of History” released

i. A new book titled “Obama: The Call of History” has been released. The book has been written by Peter Baker, the Chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times. This book will give an in-depth account of the former US President’s Barack Obama years in office.
Obituaries

12. Veteran Bengali actor Nimu Bhowmik passes away

i. Veteran Bengali actor Nimu Bhowmik passed away. He acted characters of different shades in ‘Ganadebata’ (1979), ‘Baghini’ (1968), ‘Dadar Kirti’ (1980), ‘Guru Dakshina’ (1987). His last film, ‘Dash Mash Das Diner Galpo’.
Sports

13. Virgil van Dijk, Lucy Bronze win UEFA Award

i. Liverpool Football player Virgil van Dijk has won UEFA’s Player of the Year award. He was beating Barcelona captain Lionel Messi and Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, while England footballer Lucy Bronze taking the Women’s Player of the Year award.
ii. UEFA also handed out positional awards for male players, with Van Dijk for Champions League Defender of the Season.

14. Abhishek Verma and Elavenil Valarivan won the gold medal in shooting WorldCup

i. Abhishek Verma won the gold medal and Saurabh Chaudhary won the bronze medal, in a dominant display by Indian shooters in the men’s 10m air pistol event. While Elavenil Valarivan opened India’s account with a gold in the women’s 10m air rifle event of the World Cup at Rio de Janeiro.
15. V K Vismaya wins gold in 400m at MJS in Brno, Czech Republic

i. Indian sprinter VK Vismaya clinch the gold medal in the 400m run at the International Athletic Meeting – Josef Seckar Memorial (MJS) in Brno, Czech Republic. She produced her personal best timing of 52.12s to clinch the gold medal.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For RRB Main 2019:
  • Capital of Czech Republic: Prague; Currency of Czech Republic: Czech koruna.

Important Days

16. International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances: 30 August

i. United Nations observes 30 August every year as International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. The day is observed to prevent enforced disappearances and bring to justice those responsible, as enforced disappearance has frequently been used as a strategy to spread terror within the society. 
ii. The feeling of insecurity generated by this practice is not limited to the close relatives of the disappeared, but also affects their communities and society as a whole.
2011 marked the inaugural commemoration of the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS RRB Clerk Mains:
  • Secretary General of the United Nations: Antonio Guterres.
  • Headquarters: New York, USA; Founded: 24 October 1945.

Miscellaneous

17. Air India to ban single-use plastic on flights

i. Air India, India’s national airline, will ban the usage of single-use plastic aboard its flights from October 2, 2019. The ban will come into effect on all flights of Air India Express and Alliance Air flights. Air India will replace plastic teacups and tumblers with sturdy paper cups and tumblers.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS RRB PO Mains:
  • Chairman and MD of Air India Ltd: Ashwani Lohani.

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