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29th August 2018 Current Affairs

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EU, India tie-up for development of new Influenza vaccine

  • The Indian government and the European Union (EU) have tied up to develop a new Influenza vaccine.
  • The next generation influenza vaccine will be part of a Rs. 240 crore research programme.
  • The EU and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India, will contribute 15 million euro each to the programme.
  • The programme to develop the next gen Influenza vaccine has been named ‘Horizon 2020’.

Charging stations for e-vehicles inaugurated in Udyog Bhawan

  • Two charging stations for e-vehicles have been in Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi, one for fast charging (DC) and the other for slow charging (AC).
  • This is part of the Swachhta Pakhwada celebrations of the Department of Heavy Industry.
  • A total of eight charging stations have been installed in the premises of Udyog Bhawan for facilitating charging of e-vehicles.

Manjit Singh wins gold in 800m track event at Asian Games 2018

  • India’s Manjit Singh won the gold medal in the men’s 800m event at the 2018 Asian Games at the GBK Main Stadium.
  • In fact, India had a one-two at the event, with Jinson Johnson coming in second (for a silver medal) at the race.

PNB gets top rank in digital transaction

  • Punjab National Bank (PNB) has been rated the number one state-owned bank in terms of digital transactions.
  • In terms of all banks, PNB ranks sixth overall.
  • The rating has been given by the Department of Financial Services.
  • The bank is rated as ‘Good’ by the government with a score of 71 which is the highest category of performance.

Indian Govt, World Bank sign $300 million agreement to scale-up India’s Energy Efficiency Program

  • The Government of India and the World Bank signed here today a $220 million Loan Agreement and a $80 million Guarantee Agreement for the India Energy Efficiency Scale-Up Program.
  • The Program will be implemented by the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL).
  • It aims to scale-up the deployment of energy saving measures in residential and public sectors.

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