i. Women and Child Development Minister (WCD) Maneka Sanjay Gandhi has launched Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses, POCSO e-box, in New Delhi.
iii. It is initiative of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, for direct online reporting of child sexual abuse.
ISRO tests Scramjet Rocket engine
i. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) today successfully test-fired its Scramjet Rocket Engine.
ii. which will use oxygen from the atmosphere thereby reducing launch cost, from the spaceport of Sriharikota.
i. The 7th edition of the Mountain Echoes Literary Festival 2016 held in the capital city of the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan Thimbu on 26 August 2016.
India captain MS Dhoni sets world record in USA
i. India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has set a world record, he captained India in a record 325th game (most by a player in history), across all three formats, to break Australian skipper Ricky Ponting’s mark.
ii. Dhoni was leading India in 71st T20I.
iii. He has already captained the side in 60 Tests and 194 ODIs.
ii. The PM announced that the task will be announced over the next few days at a meeting of the Council of Ministers held in New Delhi.
i. Himachal Pradesh Health Minister Kaul Singh Thakur has launched a mobile application called ‘108 HP’ to facilitate efficient access to ambulances for medical emergencies.
ii. On this occasion, he also flagged off five new ambulances under 108- National Ambulance Service from the historic Ridge Maidan. Quoting sources, our correspondent reports that now the number of ambulances under the service has increased to 199.
i. National Sports Day in India is celebrated on August 29 to mark hockey legend Dhyan Chand’s birthday.
iii. Notably, the government gives away awards such as Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna and Dronacharya Awards on this day.