current affairs 29th August 2022
49th Chief Justice of India took oath at the Rashtrapati Bhavan
Justice Uday Umesh Lalit took oath as the 49th Chief Justice of India at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. The oath was administered by President Draupadi Murmu. He aims to make the filing of fresh cases simpler and transparent during his 74-day tenure.
EAM S Jaishankar holds bilateral meetings with Argentinean counterpart
Foreign Minister S Jaishankar held talks with his Argentinean counterpart Worship, Santiago Cafiero, in a bilateral meeting. During the meeting, both countries reaffirmed deepening bilateral cooperation and expanding their strategic partnership by addressing global challenges including terrorism and climate change.
Karnataka leader Yediyurappa to meet PM Modi and others in Delhi
BS Yediyurappa is on a 2-day visit to Delhi after being inducted into BJP Parliamentary Board. He will be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President JP Nadda, Amit Shah, and Rajnath Singh during his visit.
Indian nationals issued the largest number of visas from the UK
Indian nationals have been issued the largest number of study, work, and visitor visas from the United Kingdom in the year ending June 2022. The latest UK Immigration Statistics published yesterday show that nearly 1,18,000 Indian students received a student visa in the year ending June 2022 – an 89 percent increase from the previous year. With this, India has now overtaken China as the largest nationality being issued sponsored study visas in the UK.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has shown concern over Russia military build-up and China interest in the Arctic region.
Sri Lanka ranks 5th among the 10 countries with the highest food price inflation
Sri Lanka ranked 5th among the 10 countries with the highest food price inflation as per the latest World Bank assessment. According to a World Bank assessment, Lebanon, Zimbabwe, Venezuela, and Turkey ranked first among the four countries.
US Navy announces its two warships passing through Taiwan Strait
US Navy has announced that its two warships are passing through the Taiwan Strait. In a statement, the US 7th Fleet in Japan said, the guided-missile cruisers USS Antietam and USS Chancellorsville are making the voyage through waters where high seas freedoms of navigation and overflight apply in accordance with international law.
California announces to ban the sale of new petrol vehicles by 2035
In the USA, California state announced that it will ban the sale of new petrol vehicles by 2035. Under the rules, issued by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), 35 percent of new vehicles sold in the state must be electric, hybrid, and hydrogen-powered by 2026. The regulations would apply to 68 percent of vehicle sales by 2030, and 100 percent by 2035, as the media reported.
National Sports Day 2022
India celebrates National Sports Day on 29th August to commemorate the birth anniversary of hockey legend, Major Dhyan Chand. The day is also dedicated to the nations sports heroes and champions, honoring their contribution and dedication to bringing laurels to the country.
- On 28th August, Virat Kohli will become the 1st Indian player to play 100 matches in all 3 cricket formats while playing India vs Pakistan Asia Cup match.
- Rory McIlroy wins Tour Championship for third FedEx Cup title
- Robert Lewandowski delighted Barcelona fans with another brace to help them beat Real Valladolid 4-0.
- Ravindra Jadeja 52-run stand for the fifth wicket with Hardik Pandya played a crucial role in India five-wicket win over Pakistan in the Asia Cup.