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29 August 2017

Kerala Chief Minister Shri Pinarayi Vijayan launched the host city logo for Kochi, one of the venues of FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017. The logo represents and reflects Kochi's identity and will be a valuable tool in linking the local community in a global World Cup. The tournament will be hosted in the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium of the city. It is the first Indian city to be officially declared as one of the venues for hosting the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

29 August 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation 11 completed highway projects in Rajasthan, covering a total length of about 873 kilometers. During his visit to Udaipur, he laid the foundation stone of national highway projects worth around 15,000 crore rupees in the state.  He mainly focuses on his Government project is timely completion of projects.

29 August 2017

Nitasha Biswas, a trans woman from Kolkata was crowned the first Miss TransQueen India. The competition was held in Gurugram, Haryana. Biswas is currently pursuing Masters in Business Management in Kolkata, West Bengal. On the other hand, Manipur’s Loiloi was crowned the first runner-up. Biswas will now go to Thailand for Miss International Queen, while Loiloi will compete at Miss Transsexual Australia.

29 August 2017

The Union Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) is going to launch Deep Ocean Mission by January 2018 to spur research activities in ocean science. The proposed inter-ministerial and interdisciplinary project aims to explore and harness mineral resources beneath the ocean floor. India has 7,500 km of coastline and 2.4 million square km of exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The oceans along Indian peninsula contain enormous opportunities.

29 August 2017

The country Kenya imposed a law that selling or even using plastic bags will risk imprisonment of up to four years or fines of $40,000. It is the world’s toughest law which is aimed at reducing plastic pollution came into effect. The East African nation joins more than 40 other countries that have banned, partly banned or taxed single use plastic bags, including China, France, Rwanda, and Italy.

29 August 2017

The Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu launched the National Sports Talent Search Portal, a Government initiative to unearth sporting talent from every nook and corner of the country. Under the initiative, a child or his parents, teachers or coaches can upload his bio data or video on the portal. The Sports ministry will select talented players and impart training to them at Sports Authority India centres. The ministry also decided to introduce 1000 scholarships of Rs 5 lakh each for eight years.

29 August 2017

India and Germany signed an agreement on technical cooperation under the Indo-German Energy Programme – Green Energy Corridors (IGEN-GEC). The main aim of this programme is to improve the sector framework and conditions for grid integration of renewable energy. Around 60 years, the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has been working jointly with partners in India for sustainable economic, ecological, and social development.

29 August 2017

Karnataka’s Department of Tourism announced Dasara Special Tour Packages on the occasion of Dasara. Golden Chariot is South India’s first and only luxury tourist train run by Karnataka State Tourist Department Corporation (KSTDC). It includes a two night and one day package at a subsided rate of Rs 25,000 per person (for Indians) and Rs 40, 000 for foreigners.

29 August 2017

India's two-time Olympic footballer and East Bengal legend Ahmed Khan passed away at the age of 90. He played in the 1948 and 1952 Olympics, was one of the most famous of the legendary quintet of forwards called the "Five Pandavas" who played for East Bengal in an India that had just become an independent nation.  

29 August 2017

The Indian Commodity Exchange (ICEX) launched world’s first diamond futures contracts to provide exporters with a hedging tool. India is a global diamond polishing hub where 14 out of every 15 rough diamonds in the world are polished. ICEX is deemed recognized Stock exchange providing a nation-wide online trading platform in commodity derivative. It is a public-private partnership.

29 August 2017

Bharti Airtel entered into a partnership with Symantec Corporation to protect businesses in India from online threats. According to the agreement, Airtel will be the exclusive Cyber Security Services partner for Symantec in India and will distribute the US-based software firm’s enterprise security software. Airtel Business serves over 2,000 large enterprise accounts, plus more than 2.50 lakh corporate and tech start-ups, with its integrated telecom solutions. In addition, it has a strong presence in Central and State government departments/divisions.

29 August 2017

National Sports day is celebrated on 29th august every year to mark the birthday of Dhyan Chand. On this occasion, President Ram Nath Kovind will give away the Sports Awards. He will confer Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Arjuna Award and Dronacharya Award at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

29 August 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates various National Highway projects in Rajasthan. The projects include six Lane Cable Stayed Bridge across River Chambal at Kota, four landing of Gomati Chauraha Udaipur section and four laning of Rajsamand - Bhilwara section. He will also lay the foundation stone of various projects including the Jaipur Ring Road. The total outlay on these projects is estimated to be over 15,000 crore rupees. 

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