Here is the 29th August 2015 Latest Current Affairs of Bank Jobs

International affairs

Pakistan banned the militant group Islamic State that has invaded large areas of Iraq and Syria after having repeatedly denied the presence of the dreaded held on its territory.

  • The decision was taken on the recommendation of the Foreign Office, which regularly updates the Pakistan government about international militant groups banned by the United Nations.

National Affairs

Festival ‘Raksha Bandhan is celebrated across the country today.

Today (29th August) is the National Day of Sport.

  • This day marks the anniversary of Dhyan Chand (29 August 1905), hockey legend who won three Olympic gold medals for India (1928.1932 and 1936)
  • Note: The first National Sports Day was held in 2012.

Sanskrit Diwas is celebrated across the country.

Today is Day of Telugu language (Telugu Bhasha Dinotsavam).

  • This day is celebrated on August 29 each year in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana States.
  • This date was chosen to coincide with the anniversary of the poet Telugu Gidugu Venkata Ramamurthy Panthulu.

Jitendra Singh Union Minister inaugurated the 21st edition of the Book Fair in Delhi Pragati Maidan, New Delhi today.

The Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) has launched a mobile application flyDel appointed to serve passengers by providing real-time flight information and access to facilities available at Delhi airport all passengers.

  • This application is available for Android and iOS based devices.

Business & Economy

State-owned NTPC Ltd, the largest electricity producer in India, has reached the highest generation of electricity 733 120 000 units in a single day record.

  • The record generation units 733 120 000 18 coal-based power plants of NTPC, 7 gas based units and 8 solar and hydroelectric stations, was reached on August 27, the company said in a statement.

New appointments

The government appointed Shaktikanta Das as secretary of the Department of Economic Affairs in place of Rajiv Mehrishi, who is retiring at the end of month.

Former Chief of Air India Sunil Arora become Information and Broadcasting Secretary Bimal Julka is replacing retired Monday.

Madhya Pradesh IAS officer of 1982 batch framework Raghav Chandra was appointed President of the National Authority of India Highways.

Current Air India Rohit Nandan CEO will replace Sunil Arora as secretary to the Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship.

Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutshi was appointed as the new Secretary of Tourism.

Gujarat agent frameworks Hasmukh Adhia, who heads the department of financial services, will be the new secretary of turnover.

  • Secretary, Corporate Affairs Anjuly Chib Duggal will now direct the Department of Financial Services instead of Adhia.

Tapan Ray would come as Secretary of the Corporation in place Affairs Anjuly Chib Duggal.

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President Pranab Mukherjee presented 2014-15 National Sports Awards today at the National Sports Day.

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna:

Tennis star Sania Mirza, who won the women’s doubles title at Wimbledon in the UK recently, has been conferred with the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the highest distinction of the country sports.

  • Note: Sania became the second tennis player to receive the award after Leander Paes.

Arjuna Awards:

The government has also granted 17 other athletes, including cricketer Rohit Sharma and Jitu Rai shooter gymnast Dipa Karmakar, hockey player Sreejesh PR, Bajrang wrestling duo and Babita, athlete Poovamma M., K. Srikanth Shuttler and Mandeep Jangra boxer with Arjuna Award in 2015.

Dronacharya 2015 Price:

  • Anoop Singh coach, wrestling
  • Harbans Singh for athletics,
  • Raj Singh Swatantar for boxing,
  • Nihar Ameen for swimming
  • Naval Singh for athletics (para-sports).

Dhyan Chand Price:

  • The price Dhyan Chand for the entire life has been given to Shiv Prakash Misra.

The fastest man in the world Usain Bolt sweeps third gold medal at the World Championships as Jamica wins 4x100m relay.

  • This makes 11 gold medals for the Jamaican sprinter.

After 36 years, the Indian women’s hockey team made history by getting 2016 Rio Olympics.

  • The last time an Indian team has reached the Olympics was in 1980.

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