The Hindu – August 28, 2018

//The Hindu – August 28, 2018

Template builder - Plugin Template

The Hindu – August 28, 2018

Latest News Headlines- The Hindu

Get the latest news headlines and daily current affairs with The Tutors Academy.

Latest News Headlines

1. Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian to win a javelin gold at the Asian Games with a best of 88.06m in Jakarta on Monday.

2. A blend of oil from jatropha seeds and aviation turbine fuel propelled the country’s first-ever bio jet fuel-powered flight on Monday between Dehradun and Delhi. The 43-minute flight was operated by SpiceJet’s Bombardier Q-400 aircraft, with 20 officials and five crew members on board. (Latest News Headlines- The Hindu)

3. The Doyang, Nagaland’s longest and biggest river emerging from the Japfu peak, flows northward through Kohima, Zuhneboto and Wokha districts.

Latest News Headlines

4. Drones, their operators and pilots will have to be mandatorily registered on aviation regulator DGCA’s online portal, effective December 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 on Monday. Get the latest news headlines and current affairs from The Tutors Academy to prepare yourself for NDA, CDS, Navy, and AirForce.

The rules bar use of drones for delivery of items. They can be deployed for spraying of pesticides and delivery of relief material during a natural disaster only on a case-by-case basis.

Remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) have been divided into five categories – nano (less than 250gm), micro (between 250 gm and 2kg), small (between 2 and 25 kg) and large (more than 150 kg).

5. In a special gesture, the CBSE has decided to allow students in Kerala who have lost their marksheet, migration certificate and pass certificate in the floods, to retrieve them from its digital academic repository ‘Parinam Manjusha’. Over 1,300 schools are affiliated to the CBSE in Kerala.

This academic repository has been integrated with DigiLocker.

6. Zero inventory


Also known as just-in-time inventory, this refers to an approach to inventory management where a business tries to hold very little or no inventory as part of its regular operations. Instead, it tries to order goods from suppliers or produce them just when it expects to receive demand for the goods from customers. The aim of zero inventory management is to prevent the unnecessary tying up of the capital of a business in its inventory, thus improving its return on investment, and to reduce the various risks and costs involved in holding inventory. It requires the accurate forecasting of demand and was popularised by Japanese car manufacturer Toyota. (Latest news headlines.)

7. India and Pakistan will resume their talks on various aspects of the Indus Waters Treaty in Lahore on Wednesday, the first bilateral engagement since Imran Khan took office as Prime Minister.

India’s Indus Water Commissioner P.K. Saxena was expected to reach here on Monday for the discussions with his Pakistani counterpart, Syed Mehr Ali Shah, on August 29 and 30, said the Pakistani daily Dawn, quoting a government official.

The last meeting of the Pakistan-India Permanent Indus Commission was held in New Delhi in March, during which both sides had shared details of the water flow and the quantum of water being used under the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty.

The 1960 Indus Waters Treaty, brokered by the World Bank and signed by then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and former Pakistan President Ayub Khan, administers how the waters of the Indus River and its tributaries that flow in both the countries will be utilised.

8. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj inaugurated the ‘Jaipur Foot’ camp here on Monday and met with 500 Vietnamese beneficiaries of the free India-made prosthetic limb.

Ms. Swaraj is in Vietnam on the first leg of her four-day two-nation tour, which aims at deepening India’s strategic cooperation with Vietnam and Cambodia — the key countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region. Get the latest news headlines from The Tutors Academy to prepare yourself for all competitive exams.

9. Over 70% voting was recorded in the fourth general election to the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council Kargil on Monday. Chief Executive Officer Vikas Kundal said 99 candidates, including candidates from the Congress, the National Conference, the PDP, and the BJP, were in the fray.

10. Myanmar’s military carried out mass killings and gang rapes of Muslim Rohingya with “genocidal intent” and the Commander-in-Chief and five generals should be prosecuted for the gravest crimes under international law, UN investigators said.

In a report, they called for the UN Security Council to set up an ad hoc tribunal to try suspects or refer them to the International Criminal Court in the Hague. The Security Council should also impose an arms embargo on Myanmar and targeted sanctions against individuals most responsible for crimes.

They blamed the country’s de facto civilian leader, Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, for failing to use her ”moral authority” to protect civilians.

Latest News Headlines

11. The United States and Mexico reached a deal on Monday to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and talks with Canada were expected to begin immediately in the hopes of reaching a final pact by Friday, a senior U.S. trade official said.

The U.S.-Mexico deal would require 75% of auto content to be made in the U.S. and Mexico, up from the current level of 62.5%.

12. The Centre has opened up the post of MD and CEO in Bengaluru-based Canara Bank to private sector candidates.

The Banks Board Bureau has invited applications for the post that fell vacant after Rakesh Sharma retired. He had joined the state-run lender from the private sector Lakshmi Vilas Bank. (latest news headlines- Full Article)

13. eMudhra is a licensed Indian certifying authority that issues digital signature certificates.


Athletics: Finals: Men: 400m hurdles: 2. Dharun Ayyasamy
Javelin: 1. Neeraj Chopra
steeplechase: 2. Sudha Singh

15. Medallists (ASIAN GAMES)

Neeraj Chopra, gold, men’s javelin.

Dharun Ayyasamy, silver, men’s 400m hurdles.

Sudha Singh, silver, 3,000m steeplechase.

Neena Varakil, silver, women’s long jump.

Saina Nehwal, bronze, women’s badminton.

16. Scientists have identified a potential universal influenza vaccine that could protect people against most strains of the virus.

The candidate vaccine, described in the journal Nature Communications, elicited a strong antibody response to a structure on the surface of flu viruses, called the hemagglutinin (HA) stalk.

It has the potential to be developed into a universal flu vaccine, which could be given a few times over a lifetime to provide protection.

17. Internet search engine Google on Monday dedicated a doodle to cricketing great Donald George Bradman on his 110th birth anniversary. The doodle displays an animated image of Bradman, who played 52 Tests amassing scoring 6,996 runs at an unmatched average of 99.94, playing a shot with. The Australian legend is considered to be one of the greatest batsmen ever.

18. Abbreviations:

Department of Food and Public Distribution (DFPD)
Remotely piloted aircraft (RPA)
Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA)
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

19. Things to Remember:

Newly appointed Governor of Jammu and Kashmir – Satya Pal Malik
Meghalaya CM and National People’s Party president Conrad K. Sangma
Governor of Kerela – P. Sathasivam
Manipur Chief Minister – N. Biren Singh
India’s Indus Water Commissioner – P.K. Saxena

20. Improve your Vocabulary:


Meaning 1 – Stay in a place longer than necessary because of a reluctance to leave.
Example – ‘she lingered in the yard, enjoying the warm sunshine’
Synonyms: wait around, stay, remain, stay put, wait

Meaning 1.1 – (linger over) – Spend a long time over (something)
Example – ‘she lingered over her meal’

Meaning 1.2 – Be slow to disappear or die.
Example – ‘the tradition seems to linger on’
Synonyms – persist, continue, remain, stay

Get the latest news headlines and current affairs everyday. To prepare yourself for all competitive exams with The Tutors Academy.