29 August 2018 Current Affairs

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Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe president
Emmerson Mnangagwa has taken the oath as Zimbabwe’s president in front of a stadium crowd after a divisive election, as US observers of the vote questioned the country’s democratic credentials.

India-Kenya Joint Trade committee meeting
The meeting was co-chaired by Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu and Mr. Peter Munya, Cabinet Secretary (Minister) for Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, Government of Kenya. Indians are the third-largest group of tourists to Kenya.

Satya S Tripathi appointed Assistant Secretary-General & Head of UNEP
Veteran Indian development economist Satya S Tripathi has been appointed as the Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the New York Office of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) by UN Chief Antonio Guterres. He will replace Elliott Harris.

DBS named world’s best bank by Global Finance magazine
DBS Bank has been named the world’s best bank by Global Finance magazine, in a reflection of its ability to invest in digital innovation while still maintaining stable operations for its customers.

Sebastian Vettel won Belgian Grand Prix 2018
Sebastian Vettel won the Belgian Grand Prix 2018 at Spa-Francorchamps Track in Belgium. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel beat Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton who tops the driver standings by a 17-point lead, and secured the first position.

29 Aug: National Sports Day
The National Sports Day is celebrated on 29th August every year to mark the birthday of legendary hockey player Dhyan Chand. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted all sports enthusiasts and stated that this year has been great for the sporting fraternity, with the Indian athletes excelling in various tournaments including Asian Games 2018 and Commonwealth Games.

Noted Malayalam film director Haridas passes away
Noted Malayalam film director K K Haridas passed away following some heart related ailments. He was 55. Haridas, born in Mailapra in Pathanamthitta district, had directed about 20 movies,giving more importance to comedy.

PV Sindhu wins India’s 1st Asian Games Silver in Badminton
World number three PV Sindhu lost to world number one Tai Tzu-ying (Taiwan) in the women’s singles final to bag India’s first-ever silver medal in badminton at Asian Games.


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