Current Affairs 29th August 2019

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Current Affairs 29th August 2019

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NATIONAL

  1. Chief minister of Punjab launched “Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana”

  –The chief minister of Punjab has launched a universal health insurance scheme “Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana “ benefiting nearly 46 lakh families. With this scheme, covering 76% of the state’s population.

AGREEMENT

  1. Wipro partners with IISc on robotics and 5G

  -Wipro announced a strategic partnership with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to conduct advanced applied research in autonomous systems, robotics and 5G.

  1. SMVDU, NISE sign MoU to achieve national solar mission

  -Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Jammu and National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work jointly to achieve the objective of National Solar Mission through training programmes. The MoU, which will be valid till 5 years.

AWARDS

  1. Indian-American teen wins South Asian Spelling Bee competition 2019

  -Navneeth Murali, an Indian-American teenager from New Jersey, has won the 2019 South Asian Spelling Bee contest. The prize money for this contest is USD 3,000.

DEFENCE

  1. DRDO transfer design of Mobile Metallic Ramp to Indian Army

  –Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) handed over the design of Mobile Metallic Ramp (MMR) to the Indian Army at a ceremony held at DRDO Bhawan, New Delhi.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  1. IIT-Delhi start-up wins NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Award 2019

  –IIT-Delhi, Ankita Gulati was awarded the NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Award 2019 for developing a multisensory kit named TouchVision. 

MISCELLANEOUS

  1. 2nd Uday Express to run between Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada

  –Indian Railway’s 2nd double-decker Uday (Utkrisht Double-Decker Air Conditioned Yatri) Express will run between Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada. The train would consist of 9 double-decker coaches and 2 power cars.