Thursday, August 29, 2019

Current Affairs August 28

Indore tops in Jal Shakthi Abhiyan
  • The citizens of Indore have taken a rapid step to become number one in Jal Shakthi Abhiyan, through which a record has been set by installing 1500 water harvesting systems in a day in Indore Municipal Corporation areaClick here to read more
Janaushadhi Sugam mobile application launched
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  • Union minister for chemicaland Fertilizers launched the Janaushadi Sugam App.
  • It will enable people to search the Generic Medicines and the stores at their finger tips.

Emergency Amazon summit
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Peru and Columbia have proposed an Emergency Amazon summit for the countries in the region on September 6,2019 in Columbia which protects the vast rainforest.
Cartosat-3 Satellite to be Launched by end of October and early November
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  • Cartosat-3 will be launched using the PSLV rocket.
  • It is an Earth observatory or remote sensing satellite.
Composite Water Management Index 2.0
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  • Gujarat has retained its first rank in the Composite Water Management Index (CWMI) 2.0 for the 3rd consecutive year. It was released by Jal shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and NITI Aayog Vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar in New Delhi.
  • Among North Eastern and Himalayan states, Himachal Pradesh has been chosen number-1.
Plastic waste to Diesel
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  • Indian Institute of Petroleum has set up a plant in Dehra Dun that can turn plastic waste into diesel. The plant was inaugurated by Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan.
  • The plant can produce 800 litres of diesel from one tonne of plastic which provides a solution to plastic waste disposal and also reduces dependence on petroleum products.

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