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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 29 August 2016

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.

Aug 29, 2016 19:25 IST
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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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