- Don Bradman (27 Aug 1908 – 25 Feb 2001 )
Sir Donald George Bradman, AC, often referred to as “The Don”, was an Australian international cricketer, widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time. Bradman’s career Test batting average of 99.94 has been cited as the greatest achievement by any sportsman in any major sport.
- World’s first public blockchain bond “bond-i”
The world’s first blockchain bond “bond-i” has recently launched by World Bank (WB), which is to be created, allocated, transferred and managed through its life cycle using distributed ledger technology. The “bond-I” stands for Blockchain Operated New Debt Instrument and is also has reference to Sydney’s most famous beach ‘Bondi Beach’.
- Tony award-winning U.S. playwright Neil Simon (91)
U.S. playwright Neil Simon, who became one of Broadway’s most prolific and popular playwrights as he combined humor, drama and introspection in works such as The Odd Couple, The Goodbye Girl, and Lost in Yonkers.
- N Chopra:1st Indian to win a gold medal for India in javelin
In 2018, Neeraj Chopra made history in two big sporting events of the year. After becoming the 1st Indian javelin thrower to win a gold medal in the Commonwealth Games, later that year he became the 1st gold medal winner for his country in the same sport in the history of the Asian Games.
- PM Modi launches India Post Payments Bank
IPPB (India Post Payments Bank) will focus on providing banking and financial services to people in rural areas, by linking all the 1.55 lakh post offices.
- SpiceJet: India’s 1st biofuel-powered flight
A Bombardier Q400 aircraft, partially using biojet fuel, took off from Dehradun and landed at the airport in the national capital. The airline said it successfully operated “India’s first ever biojet fuel flight”. The flight was powered with a blend of 75 per cent air turbine fuel (ATF) and 25%.
- INS Vikramaditya: marine hydraulic system
For the first time, India’s only aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya will be fitted with marine hydraulic systems “GS-1MF and GS-3” to boost the air operations of the ship. The systems would be fitted by Russia’s Rostec State Corporation through its subsidiary “Technodinamika” by May 2019.
- Next generation influenza vaccine
EU, India to collaborate on developing next generation influenza vaccine. The EU and the Indian government’s Department of Biotechnology have committed 15 million Euros each to fund this joint project. The EU is funding is under its programme for research and innovation ‘Horizon 2020’.
- ‘MOVE: India’s First Global Mobility Summit 2018’
The aim of the summit is to showcase innovation and build a platform to shape the future of mobility, The summit will constitute three designated components – the Conclave, Digital Exhibition, and Featured Events.
- First-ever SAARC Agriculture Cooperative Business Forum
The first-ever SAARC Agriculture Cooperative Business Forum has started in Kathmandu, Nepal on August 29, 2018. The aim of the forum is to bring together representatives both from the government and non-governmental entities from the Member States of SAARC as well as from regional and international organizations.
- Swapna Barman:1st Indian heptathlete to win gold
Despite competing with a severe toothache, Swapna Barman from West Bengal clinched gold in the women’s heptathlon with 6026 points at the 18th Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta on August 29. With this, she created history by becoming the first Indian heptathlete to win an Asian Games gold.
- Arpinder Singh:India’s first men’s triple jump gold
Arpinder Singh from Punjab clinched India’s first men’s triple jump gold in 48 years, with a jump of 16.77m in the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games on August 29. With this, he became the 2nd Indian sportsperson to achieve this landmark. Before him, Mohinder Singh Gill won gold medal in triple jump event in 1970 Bangkok Asian games event.
- Manjit Singh:India’s first gold in men’s 800m
Manjit Singh clinched gold in the men’s 800 metres event at the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games, which was India’s first gold in the event since Charles Borromeo won in 1982 Asiad. Beside this, Indian sprinter Jinson Johnson from Kerala also won the silver at the same event. With this, India achieved a rare one-two in men’s 800m at the Asian Games.
- Google’s:Navlekha help regional publications go online
Google has launched Project Navlekha to expand the reach of Indian content. The project would allow Indian vernacular news publishers to get their content online. Currently, the project has publishers from Delhi and its reach would soon be expanded across India.
- Gaganyaan — India’s first human spaceflight programme’
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has decided to launch Gaganyaan. The mission will aim to send a 3-member crew to space for a period of 5 to 7 days. The spacecraft will be placed in a low earth orbit of 300-400km and the total programme cost is expected to be less than Rs. 10,000 crores.
- Major Dhyan Chand:‘The Magician’ of hockey
The National Sports Day is celebrated every year in India on August 29 to mark the birth anniversary of legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand, who was known as ‘The Wizard’ or ‘The Magician’ of hockey for his superb ball control. He won gold medals in Olympics for India in the years 1928, 1934 and 1936. He scored over 400 goals in his career.
- Online registration of drones must from Dec. 1
The use of remotely piloted aircraft, a kind of drone, is allowed for taking photographs, conducting surveys such as for laying of pipelines and agricultural purposes and surveillance, as per the regulations on remotely piloted aircraft system unveiled by the Ministry of Civil Aviation
- Post Office Passport Seva Kendras
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Department of Posts (DOP) have decided to utilize the Head Post Offices (HPO)/ Post Offices in the country as Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSK) for delivery of passport related services to the citizens of the country.
- 1967 Thurgood Marshall confirmed Supreme Court justice
August 30 1967, Thurgood Marshall becomes the first African American to be confirmed as a Supreme Court justice. He would remain on the Supreme Court for 24 years before retiring for health reasons, leaving a legacy of upholding the rights of the individual as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.
- Mock tests for NEET, JEE, KCET/MHCET and Bank Exams