Current Affairs » August 2016 » Current Affairs 25th August 2016
→ Astrophysicist Anjali Tripathi from California and physician Tina R Shah from Chicago are among the 16 White House Fellows appointed from across the nation for the year 2016-17.
→ Cabinet approves draft bill on surrogacy.
→ Centre to provide employment opportunities to 1.4 lakh youths in J & K.
→ China has launched its first Tibetan-language search engine ‘Yongzin‘. The search engine will serve as a unified portal for all major Tibetan-language websites in China.
→ China‘s unmanned submersible sets new national record.
→ Eminent scientist P D Gupta was today appointed as Vice Chancellor of Mumbai-based Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI).
→ FSS launches new authentication platform ‘FSS Access Control Server’ for online transactions.
→ Haryana CM announces Sakshi malik as brand ambassador for Beti Bachao, Beti Padao campaign.
→ India has figured among the top 10 wealthiest countries in the world with a total individual wealth of $5,600 billion while the United States topped the chart.
→ Krishna Pushkaram river festival concludes with grand display of Pavitra Harati.
→ Maharashtra becomes first state to sign an agreement with the Civil Aviation Ministry to develop 10 non-functional regional airports.
→ Maharashtra, Telangana sign pact for 3 irrigation projects.
→ Meeting of BRICS ministers of Disaster Management concludes in Udaipur.
→ MP Assembly ratifies GST Constitution Amendment Bill.
→ North Korea test fires new ballistic missile.
→ Odisha Cabinet has approved the Odisha Startup Policy 2016.
→ President of Egypt Abdel Fattah Al Sisi will visit India from 1st to 3rd of next month.
→ President of India inaugurates CII-IIEST conference on “Enabling Make in India through Industry Academia Innovation Platform”.
→ Russia will not compete at next month’s Paralympics in Rio after losing an appeal against a ban imposed for state-sponsored doping.
→ Software giant Microsoft has bought a smart scheduling app Genee, as part of its effort to embed artificial intelligence (AI) to compete with the likes of Google Now and Apple.
→ The government today launched Accessible E-Library ‘Sugamya Pustakalaya‘ for Divyang under Prime Minister‘s Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan.
→ The Indian men’s hockey team slipped one place to sixth in the FIH rankings after a lacklustre show at the Rio Olympics while the women gained one position to be at 12th in the latest charts released.
→ The world’s largest indoor theme park is set to open in Dubai to lure back some of the tourists and residents who often flee abroad during the scorching desert summer.
→ Two-day SAARC Finance Ministers’ Conference begins in Islamabad.
→ U.S. Postal Service to issue Diwali stamp.
→ Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu commissioned a new railway line between Nandyala and Yerraguntla.
→ Vikash Anand wins premier title in National Racing.
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