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Current Affairs of 29 August 2018

Keshav Kishore, Published On:29-Aug-2018

 


1.    Odisha has inked MoU for Malaria-free state

·     Odisha government has signed a Mou with the American agency “Malaria No More” and Indian agency “Malaria Elimination Trust” to make Odisha as malaria Free State.

·     Roadmap for the malaria elimination will be designed by the two agencies and agencies will collaborate with various organizations of the state to complete the task.

·     1.3 cror4e mosquito nets were distributed in the state which was medicated with larvicides.

 

2.       Science & Tech Council for Prime Minister

·     The committee will have special invitee of 10 central ministries related to science, technology, energy, and education.

· A new 21 member committee has been constituted to give advice to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the matters of science, technology and innovations.

·      The committee will be headed by the principal scientific adviser to the Government of India.

 

3.        Horizon 2020

·     It is an innovation and research programme funded by European Union (EU).

·    Under this project, India and EU has signed an agreement to develop a next generation influenza vaccine to protect people worldwide.

·     Indian government and the EU have agreed to finance 15 million Euros each to fund the joint project.

 

4.        One liner Current Affairs

· Google Tez has been renamed as Google Pay.

·  Manjit Singh won gold medal in Men’s 800m track at Asian Game 2018 in Jakarta.

· NASA’s Splitzer Space Telescope has completed 15 years in space.

· National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) will take over the management of Corbett Tiger Reserve.

· Satya S Tripathi will head the New York Office of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

· Fourth edition of Asian Electoral Stakeholder Forum was held in Sri Lanka.

 

 

Source: The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB

 

 

 

 

 

 






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