Current Affairs 28th August 2019
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- National Sports Awards 2019
-Selection Committee for the Sports Awards 2019 has announced the National Sports Awards 2019. National Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports. The awardees will receive their awards from the President of India at a specially organized function at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
- Karnataka categorises Nicotine as “class A poison”
–The Karnataka government has amended the Karnataka Poisons (Possession and Sale) Rules 2015 and notified Nicotine as “Class A poison”. The step has been taken to strengthen the enforcement of the ban on production and sale of electronic cigarettes.
- Gujarat to get India’s first CICET
-India’s first Central Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology will be set up in Gujarat. It will be set up either in Ahmedabad or Surat. It will be built on the lines of Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology.
- Qamar Javed Bajwa’s term extended as Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff
–Pakistan Prime Minister Office has announced a 3-year extension of General Qamar Javed Bajwa‘s tenure as Chief of Army Staff.
- Shavendra Silva appointed as Commander of the Sri Lankan Army
–President of Sri Lanka has appointed Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva as 23rd Commander of the Sri Lankan Army. He will replace Lt Gen Mahesh Senanayake as the Commander of the Sri Lankan Army.
- Paytm promotes CFO Madhur Deora as President
–Digital payments player Paytm announced the promotion of its Chief Financial Officer Madhur Deora as the company’s President.
- Ravinder Takkar appointed as MD-CEO of Vodafone Idea
-Ravinder Takkar has been appointed as the MD and CEO of Idea-Vodafone. He is currently a board member of Vodafone Idea and Indus Towers, where he is responsible for all Vodafone Group interests in India. He will replace Balesh Sharma after his resignation as the chief executive officer of Vodafone Idea (VIL).
- CCMB scientist K Thangaraj awarded JC Bose Fellowship
-Dr K Thangaraj, Chief Scientist at Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)– Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) was awarded JC Bose Fellowship.
- Home Ministry fixes the retirement age of CAPF personnel at 60 years
–The Union Home Ministry has fixed the retirement age of all Central Armed Police Force personnel at 60 years.