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Current Affairs 25th August 2016
Current Affairs Headlines of 25th August, 2016

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→ 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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