Daily Current Affairs August 29

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August 29 | Daily Current Affairs 2021

IMPORTANT DAYS – Daily Current Affairs August 29

1. National Sports Day is observed on which date?
A) 22 August
B) 23 August
C) 29 August
D) 25 August
E) 26 August
Answer: C) 29 August

  • National Sports Day is celebrated every year in India on 29 August.
  • The day is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Indian hockey legend, Major Dhyan Chand.
  • Major Dhyan Chand was a legendary figure in Indian and world hockey.
  • He played a very significant role in helping India complete their first hat-trick of Olympic gold medals with victories at the 1928, 1932 and 1936 Summer Olympics.

National Sports Day: History:

  • First National Sports Day was celebrated in India on 29 August 2012.

International Day against Nuclear Tests 2021:

  • The International Day against Nuclear Tests is an event that is held on August 29 each year.
  • The organisers of the event aim to bring about awareness regarding the harmful effects of testing nuclear weapons and calls for an end to such tests.
  • On the 12th anniversary of the event, we look at its history, significance and objectives.

International Day against Nuclear Tests 2021: History:

  • A total of 2000 nuclear test explosions were conducted between 1945 and 1996.
  • In 1996, the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) was established by the United Nations General Assembly.
  • 170 nations signed and ratified the treaty.
  • 15 nations signed but did not ratify, while 11 nations did not sign.

SPORTS – Daily Current Affairs August 29

2. Bhavinaben Patel wins historic silver at Tokyo Paralympics. She is related to which sports?
A) Athlete
B) Tennis
C) Table Tennis
D) Hockey
E) Paddler
Answer: E) Paddler

  • Bhavinaben Patel became only the second Indian woman to win a medal at the Paralympics after she signed off with a historic silver following a 0-3 loss to world number one Chinese paddler Ying Zhou in the women’s singles table tennis class 4 final here.
  • Deepa Malik, who is the current president of the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI), was the first Indian woman to win a medal in the Paralympic Games when she had claimed a bar of silver in shotput at Rio five years back.

Nishad Kumar wins silver medal in T47 high jump event, creates Asian Record:

  • High jumper Nishad Kumar clinched a silver medal in the men’s high jump T47 event at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.
  • He made a jump of 2.06m and also went on to create an Asian record as the event turned out to be a good affair for the Indian para-athlete.
  • USA’s Roderick Townsend and Dallas Wise won gold and bronze medals respectively.

Paddler Bhavinaben Patel – Historic silver at Tokyo Paralympics.

AWARDS – Daily Current Affairs August 29

3. Which company has bagged the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Energy Leader Award-2021?
Answer: C) NTPC


NTPC Limited:
Abbreviation: National Thermal Power Corporation Limited
Founded: 1975
Headquarters: New Delhi, Delhi
Chairman: Shri Gurdeep Singh

Abbreviation: Confederation of Indian Industry
President: T V Narendran
Vice President: Pawan Munjal
Headquarters: New Delhi
Founded: 1895

NTPC, Ramagundam – Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Energy Leader Award-2021.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY – Daily Current Affairs August 29

4. Which company launches shipment of ants, avocados, robot to space station?
C) SpaceX
Answer: C) SpaceX

  • A SpaceX shipment of ants, avocados and a human-sized robotic arm rocketed toward the International Space Station .
  • The delivery due to arrive Monday is the company’s 23rd for NASA in just under a decade.
  • A recycled Falcon rocket blasted into the predawn sky from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. After hoisting the Dragon capsule, the first-stage booster landed upright on SpaceX’s newest ocean platform, named A Shortfall of Gravitas.

Headquarters: Hawthorne, California, United States of America
Founded: 6 May 2002
CEO: Elon Musk

SpaceX – Shipment of ants, avocados, robot to space station.

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS – Daily Current Affairs August 29

5. Indian Naval Ship Trikand participated in Maritime Partnership Exercise with which country Navy?
A) Germany
C) Hungary
D) Spain
E) Ireland
Answer: A) Germany

  • The exercise was conducted with German Naval Ship FGS Bayern.
  • Several evolutions like Cross deck landings by helicopters, Manoeuvres at sea, Boarding operations by German Navy Helo(Lynx) onboard INS Trikand, approaches for Replenishment at Sea and Steampast etc were undertaken.

Capital: Berlin
Currency: Euro

INS Trikand – Maritime partnership exercise with German Navy ship.

NATIONAL AFFAIRS – Daily Current Affairs August 29

6. Who inaugurates renovated complex of Jallianwala Bagh memorial?
A) Ram Nath Kovind
B) Narendra Modi
C) Jitendra Singh
D) Smriti Zubin Irani
E) Rajeev Chandrasekhar
Answer: B) Narendra Modi

  • A sound and light show has been set up to display the events that happened on April 13, 1919 when the British forces fired indiscriminately on a large and peaceful gathering of protesters, killing over 1,000 people and wounding hundreds of them.
  • Four museum galleries have been created through adaptive reuse of redundant and underutilised buildings.
  • They showcase the historical value of events that unfolded in Punjab during that period, with the fusion of audio-visual technology, including projection mapping and 3D representation, as well as art and sculptural installations.

Prime Minister and also in-charge of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Space, All important policy issues and All other portfolios not allocated to any Minister:
Minister: Narendra Modi
Constituency: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Prime Minister – Renovated complex of Jallianwala Bagh memorial.

7. Who launches Fit India Mobile App on National Sports Day?
A) Ram Nath Kovind
B) Anurag Thakur
C) Jitendra Singh
D) Smriti Zubin Irani
E) Rajeev Chandrasekhar
Answer: B) Anurag Thakur

  • Sports Minister Anurag Thakur launched the Fit India mobile app, a personal trainer-cum-fitness guide, on the occasion of the second anniversary of the Fit India Movement here.
  • Thakur said the app was a gift from the government to the people of India on the National Sports Day, which is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand.
  • The event was also virtually attended by bronze medal-winning Tokyo Olympics hockey team captain Manpreet Singh.

Information and Broadcasting; and Youth Affairs and Sports:
Minister: Shri Anurag Singh Thakur
Constituency: Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh

Sports Minister – Fit India Mobile App on National Sports Day.

8. One Nation One Ration Card scheme is operational in how many States and Union Territories?
A) 32
B) 33
C) 34
D) 31
E) 35
Answer: C) 34

  • The government has said that One Nation One Ration Card, ONORC scheme has now become operational in Delhi and West Bengal.
  • With this now the scheme is operational in 34 States and Union Territories covering nearly 75 Crore beneficiaries of National Food Security Act, NFSA.
  • Ministry of Consumer Affairs , Food and Public Distribution in a statement said that two remaining states -Assam and Chhattisgarh are targeted for integration under ONORC in next few months.

One Nation One Ration Card scheme – Successfully running in 34 States, UTs after becoming operational in Delhi & West Bengal.

9. Shri Hardeep Singh Puri inaugurated ____ km long Western Extension Metro Line under Phase-2 of Bengaluru’s Namma Metro, from Mysore Road to Kengeri Metro Station?
A) 3.5
B) 2.5
C) 1.5
D) 5.5
E) 7.5
Answer: E) 7.5

  • Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs and Petroleum & Natural Gas, in the presence of Shri Basavaraj Bommai, Chief Minister of Karnataka, inaugurated the 7.5-km long Western Extension Metro Line under Phase-2 of Bengaluru’s Namma Metro, from Mysore Road to Kengeri Metro Station.

Petroleum and Natural Gas & Housing and Urban Affairs:
Minister: Hardeep Singh Puri
Constituency: Rajaya Sabha MP, Uttar Pradesh

Shri Hardeep Singh Puri – Western Extension of Bengaluru Metro Project Phase-2.

10. The government extended by a month the deadline for making payments under the direct tax dispute resolution scheme Vivad Se Vishwas till which Month?
A) December
B) August
C) November
D) September
E) October
Answer: D) September


Finance & Corporate Affairs:
Minister: Nirmala Sitharaman
Constituency: Rajya Sabha MP, Karnataka

FinMin – Deadline for making payments under Vivad se Vishwas scheme till Sept 30.


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