Current Affairs August 28th 2018 | Daily GK and News for Exams

Current Affairs of 28th August 2018 with Details for Competitive exams and group c exam preparation top question for group c is “‘Atal Ji Ne Kaha‘ Book is related to ?” second question will be “Who is the CM of Tamil Nadu ?”

India’s 1st Biofuel-Powered Flight Lands In Delhi 

In a Historic day for the country’s aviation and energy sector, India’s first biofuel-powered flight landed in Delhi, covering the distance between Dehradun & Delhi. The biofuel is developed by CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP), Dehradun. The flight test was successfully completed by SpiceJet.
The flight was powered with a blend of 75% air turbine fuel (ATF) and 25% biojet fuel. The advantage of using biojet fuel as compared to ATF is that it reduces carbon emissions and enhances fuel efficiency.

Tamil Nadu CM Lays Foundation Stone For Special Investment Region

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami laid the foundation stone for setting up of a Special Investment Region (SIR) in northern Krishnagiri district to attract investments.
The foundation stone for the Rs 2,420 crore project was laid through video conferencing from the State Secretariat. The SIR would be jointly developed by GMR Infrastructures Limited and the Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation Ltd (TIDCO).

Kolkata, Bhopal Top Among Indian Cities in Clean Transport: CSE Survey

i. The Statistics from 14 cities across India have been analysed by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), the New Delhi-based think tank, to check how some cities, which hold sizeable shares of India’s urban population are positioned in the race for clean and low carbon mobility.
ii. Bhopal tops for lowest overall emissions and energy use from urban commute. The analysis titled The Urban Commute was released in Kolkata.
iii. Top 3 in Overall emissions and energy consumption:
1. Bhopal
2. Vijayawada
3. Chandigarh.
iv. Top 3 in Per-travel trip emissions and energy consumption:
1. Kolkata
2. Mumbai
3. Bhopal.

India Banking Conclave 2018 Held In New Delhi

i. India Banking Conclave 2018 was held in New Delhi. The India Banking Conclave 2018 was organized by Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).
ii. Knowledge Partner of the conclave was NITI Aayog. The conclave focused on reforming the banking sector.

‘Atal Ji Ne Kaha’, A book On AB Vajpayee Launched
i. “Atal Ji Ne Kaha” is the latest of the books on the BJP patriarch and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee launched with a message by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

4th Asian Electoral Stakeholders Forum Begins in Colombo
i. In Sri Lanka, the fourth Asian electoral stakeholders forum (AESF-IV) begins in Colombo to discuss the state of elections and democracy in the region. The two-day forum is being held for the first time in South Asia with support from the Election Commission of Sri Lanka and the Asian network for free elections (ANFREL).
ii. The AESF will be attended by more than 250 delegates from 45 countries. The theme is, ‘Advancing Election Transparency and Integrity: Promoting and Defending Democracy Together’. India is being represented by Chief Electoral Officer of Maharashtra Ashwini Kumar and an NGO.

Asia Society To Honour PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi As ‘Game Changer of The Year’
i. PepsiCo’s India-born CEO Indra Nooyi will be honoured with the Game Changer of the Year award by a global cultural organisation Asia Society in recognition of her business achievements, humanitarian record and advocacy for women and girls around the world.
ii. The 2018 Asia Game Changer Awards will be given in October to individuals and institutions.

Reliance Power Unit Wins $56-million International Arbitration Award
Reliance Power has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Reliance Power Netherlands BV has won an international arbitration award of $56 million (Rs 390 crore) against Prestige Capital Holdings (a Seychelles-based company) and Kokos Jiang.
ii. Kokos Jiang is the owner of Sugico Group in Indonesia, from whom Reliance Power had acquired the entire economic interest in three coal mining concessions in Indonesia in 2010.

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