Current Affairs Day Wise- August 30, 2017
1-Union minister Smriti Irani and Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya awarded 12 women for ‘transforming India’.
2-Former Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka’s wife Vandana Sikka resigned as Chairperson of Infosys Foundation, USA.
3-NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, which was launched 20 years ago has less than 20 days for its mission-ending into the atmosphere of Saturn.
4-The deadline for linking Aadhaar to various government schemes for benefits will be extended till December 31, 2017.
5-Kazakhstan has called for an acceleration of Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
6-American Idol auditions in Houston and San Antonio have been canceled due to Hurricane Harvey.
7-English actor Patrick Stewart will be presented the Gregory Peck Award for Excellence in Cinema in the 16th annual San Diego International Film Festival.
8-Bangladesh made history as it defeated Australia by 20 runs on the fourth day of the first Test match, being played at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.
9- Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and two Deputy Chief Ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma will contest the forthcoming by-polls.
10- Atal Pension Yojana (APY) has reached a subscriber base of 62 lakh in two years.It is government’s social security scheme
11- Basing on Lt General D.B. Shekatkar (retd) committee recommendations, the deployment of 57,000 Armymen accepted.
12-The Union Cabinet has approved raising GST cess on luxury cars from the current 15 per cent to 25%.
13-India and Canada will jointly issue two sets of Diwali-themed stamps.
14-PCB has banned cricketer Sharjeel Khan from all forms of cricket for five years for alleged role in the spot-fixing scandal.
15-Amazon will make a partnership with the Akshaya Patra Foundation to implement the Karnataka government’s ‘Ksheera Bhagya’ milk Scheme.
16- Singers Shaan and Sunidhi Chauhan have joined Babul Supriyo( union minister and singer) for FIFA U-17 World Cup anthem.
17-The Union Cabinet has approved $4mn MoU on innovation fund with Israel.
18- India to conserve the earthquake-damaged pagodas in Bagan city of Myanmar.