Wednesday, 29 August 2018

29th August 2018 | Assam daily current affairs for APSC

  • The Gaganyaan mission to send humans to the space will comprise three crew members who will be in the space for five to seven days, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) 
  • The Supreme Court today ordered reverification of 10 per cent of the people who were excluded from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft published. The mission may be executed six months before India completes its 75th Independence Day with the help of GSLV Mk-III launch vehicle. The spacecraft will be placed in a low earth orbit of 300-400 km and the total programme cost is expected to be less than Rs 10,000 crore.
  • The Centre has appointed Prof Biman Kumar Dutta as the second non-official member of the North Eastern Council (NEC). Apart from the Chairman (the Union Home Minister), the Chief Ministers and Governors of the eight north-eastern States are members of the Council. The Chairman appoints academicians to the Council as non-official members to assist the Council. In 2015, Chandra Kanta Das, retired IAS officer, and Prof Gangmumei Kamei, distinguished academician, author and public activist, were appointed as non-official members.
  • Defending champions India made a mockery of Sri Lankan challenge pumping in 20 goals to remain unbeaten in the pool stages
  • Manjit Singh snatched the men’s 800m gold for the biggest medal of his life while the quartet of Muhammed Anas, MR Poovamma, Hima Das and Arokia Rajiv clinched a silver in 4x400m mixed relay race. India’s last gold in men’s 800m was won by Charles Borromeo in 1982 Asian Games.
  • PV Sindhu yet again finished second-best in a major final but grabbed a historic individual silver medal at the Asian Games after losing the women’s singles title clash to World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying. It was Sindhu’s third defeat in a big final this year, having lost the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games title clash to Saina Nehwal and the World Championship summit clash to Spain’s Carolina Marin. The Rio Olympic silver medallist had also lost the finals at India Open (to Beiwen Zhang) and Thailand Open (to Nozomi Okuhara) this year. . No Indian had ever reached the final of a singles event at the Asian Games before the 23-year-old from Hyderabad


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