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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 29 August 2016

Aug 29, 2016 19:25 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like World Risk Index 2016, 2016 Connecticut Open and Scramjet by ISRO among others.

• Person who will head the high-level committee constituted by Union Finance Ministry in August 2016 to suggest steps to promote card payments- Ratan P Watal

• India's rank in the World Risk Index 2016 by United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security- 77th Rank

• Country that topped the World Risk Index 2016 published by United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security- Vanuatu

• Person appointed as the President of India Bullion and Jewellers Association in August 2016- Mukesh Mehta

• International Day Against Nuclear Tests is observed globally on- 29 August

• Person appointed as the CEO of Sheth Creators, a real estate company of Nusli Wadia-led Wadia Group- Bharat Dhuppar

• Person appointed as the Advocate General of Tamil Nadu in August 2016- R Muthukumaraswamy

• The rocket was used by ISRO to test Supersonic Combustion Ramjet engine called Scramjet, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikotta in Andhra Pradesh - ATV02

• They won the women’s doubles title at Connecticut Open in New Haven, the US - Indo-Romanian team of Saina Mirza and Monica Niculescu

• Four banks that introduced NPCI’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI) that allow customers to make payments via digital means are - Axis Bank, Union Bank of India, Federal Bank and Bank of Maharashtra

• Marine National Monument off Hawaii that was expanded by President Obama to turn up to be world's largest marine reserve is - Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument

• Budget at which the Maharashtra’s ambitious Mumbai-Nagpur Super Communication Expressway project will be developed that was unveiled by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is – 46000-crore rupee

• Scientists in Japan studying earthquakes have detected a rare deep-Earth tremor, known as - S wave microseism

• The train who’s twelve coaches derailed between Aluva and Karukutty stations in Ernakulam district is - Thiruvananthapuram-Mangaluru Express

• The state that launched the 108 mobile app for immediate and easy facility of the National Ambulance Service is - Himachal Pradesh

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