Dear Aspirants, Notesbag is sharing with you all important current affairs of 28th August 2019. Our aim to provide you up to date current affairs for the preparation of upcoming competitive exams.
(1.) Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium to be renamed Arun Jaitley Stadium.
The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) has decided to rename Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium as Arun Jaitley Stadium in memory of the former DDCA president, who passed away on August 24. The rechristening will take place on September 12 at a function at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. One of the stands will also be named after India captain Virat Kohli.
(2.) 7th ‘Community Radio Sammelan’ to be held in Delhi.
The 7th ‘Community Radio Sammelan’ will be held in New Delhi. The ‘Sammelan’ will witness the representatives of community radio stations which will discuss experiences and possibilities of programming. This Sammelen will be held to raise awareness of sustainable development goals.
The theme of this year’s Sammelan is ‘Community Radio for SDGs’. It is organized by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting will witness the participation of all operational Community Radio Stations across the country.
(3.) Microsoft to train 5000 govt employees on AI, cloud.
Microsoft India launched a program under which it will train 5000 government employees over the next year on AI (artificial intelligence) and cloud computing skills. This program was inaugurated by Amitabh Kant, chief executive of NITI Aayog.
The program, called ‘Digital Governance Tech Tour’, will comprise of physical and virtual workshops. The program will be open for technocrats and IT professionals across the government, including employees of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs).
(4.) SIDBI partnered with Incuspaze to open coworking space for MSMEs.
Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has partnered with Incuspaze Solutions Private Limited (Incuspaze) to open a first-of-its-kind co-working space. This coworking space exclusively designed for MSMEs and startups. This coworking space, named @Workspaze.
This coworking space is fully furnished office equipped with training and conference room, fast-speed internet, reception, refreshment, recreational area, housekeeping facilities etc.
(5.) IAF’s S Dhami country’s 1st female Flight Commander of a flying unit.
Indian Air Force’s Wing Commander S Dhami on Tuesday became the country’s first woman officer to assume charge as the Flight Commander of a flying unit. She took charge of a Chetak helicopter unit at Hindon Airbase in Uttar Pradesh. The Flight Commander is the second in command of the unit. Notably, Dhami has served for 15 years now.
(6.) Paytm has appointed Amit Nayyar as President.
Paytm has appointed former Goldman Sachs Executive Director and Co-COO for Investment Banking Amit Nayyar as President, who will be responsible for the financial services business. The IIM-Bangalore alumnus is expected to report to Paytm Founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma. This comes days after the Noida-based fintech giant elevated its CFO and Senior Vice President Madhur Deora to the President role.
(7.) All police stations in VISAKHAPATNAM to have ‘Mahila Mitras’.
Director General of Police (DGP) Gautam Sawang launched the initiative in the city on August 8, as part of which all the 23 police stations in the city limits will have a woman police constable who will play the role of coordinator.
“The Mahila Mitra volunteers will work as a bridge between the women victims and police.
(8.) Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya, the country’s first woman Director General of Police (DGP), died.
Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya, the country’s first woman Director General of Police (DGP), died.
Born in Himachal Pradesh, Chaudhary was the country’s second woman IPS officer after Kiran Bedi. She led the Uttarakhand Police force as DGP from 2004 to October 31, 2007.
(9.) Utah and Rajasthan signed MoU integration of resources and technology for renewable energy.
The State government’s Energy Department signed a memorandum of understanding with the Utah Governor’s Office of Energy Development as part of the U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative.
The Utah State of the U.S. will help Rajasthan in the integration of resources and technology for renewable energy through policy exchanges, which will facilitate transfer of technology for energy storage, scheduling and forecasting, electric mobility and strengthening of power transmission networks.
(10.) Kerala bags top spot, in Child Well-Being Index.
Kerala (0.76), Tamil Nadu (0.67) and Himachal Pradesh (0.67) and Puducherry in UT (.77) topped the charts in the child well-being index, a tool designed to measure and track children’s well-being comprehensively. Meghalaya (0.53), Jharkhand (0.50) and Madhya Pradesh (0.44) featured at the bottom of the list, according to a report released by the non-government organisation World Vision India and research institute IFMR LEAD on Tuesday.
(11.) Uber announces 24/7 helpline.
Taxi app Uber on Tuesday announced the launch of a 24/7 safety helpline that will connect passengers to Uber’s team for issues that require immediate attention.
(12.) Astra Rafael opens facility for defence communication system at Hyderabad.
A state-of-the-art 20,000 sq ft facility of an Indo-Israel joint venture to design, develop and manufacture tactical communication systems for the armed forces was inaugurated at Hyderabad by Union Minister G. Kishan Reddy.
Astra Rafael Communication System (ARC) has positioned itself to become India’s first private sector firm to manufacture cutting-edge software defined radios in multiple variants.
The initial focus will be software defined radios and supplies to the defence forces, the 51:49 JV between Astra Microwave and Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems intends to develop and manufacture a wide range of advanced equipment for export.
(13.) 17th Century hero stone discovered near Kundadam.
A hero stone dating back to 17th Century was discovered recently by a team of archaeologists near Uppar reservoir in Kundadam block. The hero stone depicts two men, a woman wearing ornaments and a child. The men hold swords pointed to the ground. The woman holds a flower in her raised right hand and the child stands next to her.
With a height of 85 centimetres and width of 110 centimetres, the hero stone also has carvings of sun and moon on its rear side.