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Top Current Affairs: 29 August 2017

Aug 29, 2017 16:00 IST
Top Current Affairs: 29 August 2017

International Atomic Energy Agency opens atomic fuel reserve in Kazakhstan to ensure supply

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has decided to open the Low Enriched Uranium Bank in Kazakhstan. The bank was opened with an aim to ensure the supply of nuclear fuel in the event of disruption due to political or market problems.

The reserve will store 90 tons of Low-Enriched Uranium (LEU), the essential ingredient needed to make the fuel for light-water nuclear reactors, which generate electricity.

ICOSIS launches Ocean forecasting system for Comoros, Mozambique and Madagascar

The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) has inaugurated the Ocean Forecasting System for Comoros, Madagascar and Mozambique.

The system was unveiled at the third Ministerial Meeting of Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Asia and Africa (RIMES). The meeting was held at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

The INCOIS is already providing these operational services to Maldives, Sri Lanka and Seychelles.

Ministry of Textiles proposes to hold Pan India camps for weavers and artisans

The Ministry of Textiles has proposed to organise Pan India camps in handlooms and handicrafts clusters, under the ‘Hastkala Sahyog Shivir’ initiative.
These camps will be organized between 7 October and 17 October 2017.

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The initiative is dedicated to Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay ‘Garib Kalyan Varsh’, the birth centenary year of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay - late senior leader of Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the forerunner of the present day Bharatiya Janata Party.

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan launches FIFA U-17 World Cup logo for Kochi venue

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on 28 August 2017 launched the host city logo for Kochi. Koshi is one of the venues of FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.
The logo launched by the CM represents Kochi’s identity and will also serve as a valuable tool in linking the local community in a global World Cup. The tournament will be hosted in the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium of the city.

North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile over Japan’s northern Hokkaido Island. The Pentagon has confirmed that North Korea has launched a missile over Japan, in a major escalation by Pyongyang amid tensions over its weapons ambitions.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Japan will take full steps to ensure the safety of its people following a North Korean missile test today that passed over the country.

The test has been one of the most provocative ever from the isolated state. It appeared to have been of a recently developed intermediate-range Hwasong-12 missile.

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